A Few August Interfaith Inspirations:
Goddess/Wicca/Pagan August 1 Lughnassad and Imbolc ~
Northern and southern hemispheres
Reflection on the power of the gods from which physical and spiritual harvest will come.
Shinto Obon ~ August 13-15
Sikh time of remembering those who have suffered for the faith. Observed by reading the Guru Granth Sahib. Guru Arjan Dev was the fifth Sikh Guru and the first Sikh martyr. He also compiled all of the past Gurus' writings into one book, which is now the Sikh holy scripture: the Guru Granth Sahib.
Christian Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary ~ August 15
Roman Catholic Christian observance commemorating the belief that the Blessed Virgin Mary
was assumed body and soul into heaven at the end of her earthly life.
Dormition (falling asleep) of the Theotokos
Orthodox Christian commemoration of the death and burial of the Virgin Mary
Hindu Raksha Bandhan ~ August 21
Hindu festival honoring the loving ties between brothers and sister in a family.
Brief definitions and dates from the Interfaith Calendar by Delton Krueger ~ many, many thanks!