The Assumption of the Virgin Mary into Heaven, informally known as simply the Assumption, is observed on August 15. This feast celebrates the belief that the Virgin Mary was bodily taken up into heaven at the end of he earthly life. It is a dogma in the Roman Catholic Church.
The flooding of the Nile used to be an important natural cycle in Egypt. It was even celebrated as a two-week holiday known as Wafaa El-Nil. When the High Dam at Aswan was completed in 1970, the flooding cycle came to an end, but the celebration of Wafaa El-Nil is still held, mainly to entertain tourists.
Victory over Japan Day, also known as V-J Day, is the anniversary of the day on which Japan surrendered in the Second World War. It is observed on August 14 or August 15, depending on the time zone.
The festival of Obon (or simply Bon) is one of the Japanese Buddhist custom. This festival is celebrated for three days: from August 13 to 15. Originally the festival was observed on the 15th day of the7th lunar month, but after transition to the Gregorian calendar the date of celebration is fixed.