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World Humanitarian Day
August 19, 2013 in the World

World Humanitarian Day (WHD) falls on August 19, 2013 and is a global celebration of people helping people. The awareness day was designated by the United Nations in an effort to raise public awareness of humanitarian assistance worldwide and the people who risk their lives in order to provide it. Every day humanitarian aid workers help millions of people around the world, regardless of who they are and where they are. The United Nations invites all Member States and the entities of the United Nations system, within existing resources, as well as other international organizations and non-governmental organizations, to observe WHD annually in an appropriate manner.

Humanitarian aid is material or logistical assistance provided for humanitarian purposes, typically in response to humanitarian crises including natural disaster and man-made disaster. The primary objective of humanitarian aid is to save lives, alleviate suffering, and maintain human dignity. It may therefore be distinguished from development aid, which seeks to address the underlying socioeconomic factors which may have led to a crisis or emergency. Aid is funded by donations from individuals, corporations, governments and other organizations. The funding and delivery of humanitarian aid is increasingly international, making it much faster, more responsive, and more effective in coping with to major emergencies affecting large numbers of people.

Where is World Humanitarian Day?
Worldwide

World Humanitarian Day
http://www.un.org/en/events/humanitarianday/

Aviation Day
August 19, 2013 in the USA

National Aviation Day is observed on August 19, 2013. The National Aviation Day is a United States national observation that celebrates the development of aviation. The holiday was established in 1939 by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who issued a presidential proclamation which designated the anniversary of Orville Wright’s birthday to be National Aviation Day. The proclamation was codified, and it allows the sitting US President to proclaim August 19 as National Aviation Day each year, if desired. His/her proclamation may direct all federal buildings and installations to fly the US flag on that day, and may encourage citizens to observe the day with activities that promote interest in aviation.

Where is National Aviation Day?
Nationwide USA

Savior of the Apple Feast Day
August 19, 2013 in Eastern slavic countries

Savior of the Apple Feast Day is celebrated on August 19, 2013. The Savior of the Apple Feast Day is an Eastern Slavic folk holiday, falling on the Feast of the Transfiguration. It is one of the three Saviour (Spas) days.

The holiday has a pre-Christian origin and is associated with harvesting of ripe fruits, especially apples.

Where is Savior of the Apple Feast Day?
Nationwide Eastern slavic countries

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