August 10th

Ghanta Karna Day

A centuries-old festival called Ghanta Karna Day is celebrated annually around this time of August in the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal. The event celebrates the death of Ghanta Karna, a blood thirsty Hindu demon who haunts crossroads and is the sworn enemy of the god Vishnu.

Laurie Cabot withdrew from the Salem, Massachusetts mayoral race on this date in 1987.

Prolific Wiccan author, Edain McCoy was born on this day in South Bend, Indiana.