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World Humanitarian Day

August 19

World Humanitarian Day (WHD) is held every year on 19 August to pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, and to rally support for people affected by crises around the world.

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Islamic New Year

August 19

The Islamic New Year marks the beginning of the Islamic lunar calendar year. It begins at the first sighting of the lunar crescent new moon in the month of Muharram. The Islamic New Year celebrates Muhammad's migration from Mecca to Medina. The first Islamic year began in AD 622.

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