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All our holidays are validated with sponsors, organizations, proclamations, history;
or, we  validate the source or origin for an observance to prove it's not made up.

Although we have holidays for most days, there are a few that are blank.
I realize social media spouts these daily.  I'm sure you know that some are just made up and fake.  Maybe they're fun,  but,

Also, some observances that are validated through website links, can't be updated until their websites update their 2016 information.

I do not do ads.  I do not try to make money from keeping these listings.
  But, I do not respect other holiday sites that steal my information and put it on a site wanting to make money from ads or charging to even validate a holiday.
I'll ad it for free if it's coming from a valid source and not obscene, hateful, etc.

All of my  holiday  and observances lists as a whole group are not "fair use" information.  (Individual holidays are owned by their sponsors.)
 They  are copyrighted via this domain and are not to be taken and put on another website, blog,  or made into a downloadable application, etc..
  Doing so is a violation of the DMCA.   

  Link to my holiday pages.  Or, use them for personal, off-line use for clubs, newsletters, homemade calendars, etc.

You're invited to share these holidays on Twitter, etc.  Just tell folks where you got them. 
All I have is word-of-mouth since I do not do ads.

How Holidays Begin & How to Start One





Bizarre, Crazy, Silly, Unknown Holidays & Observances

Stone= Ruby       Flower= Sunflower

We use a copyright source for our information and not other websites. Visit our page for further info..

Visit the Pages We did Specials for this Month on:

4th of July History and Cartoon
History of Wimbledon and Cartoon
History of The Tour de France and Cartoon
History of the World Eskimo Olympics and Cartoon
The Apache Girls' Sunrise Ceremony and Cartoon
The History of the Niman Katchina and Cartoon


If you want "On This Day" in History information, go to The History Channel!
 They've got the best resource on the net.
Want to know if anyone famous was born today? Visit Famous Birthdays!
A great source of  past Song Hit of The Day is Bob Dearborn's Disc Jockey site.
Just log in any day on a search engine, and Wikipedia tells you both birthdays, events, etc. for it.

Because dates are tentative and also change a lot, I'm not going to  list the Indian Tribal Gatherings per month.
 But, here's a link to all the Indian  PowWows for the entire year!

Thanks to Patricia Schneider for letting me know about System Administrator Appreciation Day.
Thanks to Sonjia Bradshaw for letting me know about A LOT of observances!
Thanks to Elaine Carter for letting me know about Freedom Week
Thanksto Kristina Grant for letting me know about National Parenting Gifted Children Week.
Thanks to Crystal Garcia for letting me know about Hallmark's Father-in-Law Day.
Thanks to Lori Schwabenbauer for letting me know about National Hot Dog Day.
Thanks to Saandra Lambert for letting me know about Teddy Bears' Picnic Day.
Thanks to Michael Sayers for letting me know about Paddle for Perthes Disease Awareness Day.
Thanks to Stu Cohen for letting me know about Merry-Go-Round  Day (aka Carousel Day).
Thanks to Tamara Muller for letting me know about National Zoo Keeper Week.
Thanks to Roger W. Hancock for letting me know about Buffalo Soldier's Day.
Thanks to Stan Park for letting me know about Collector Car Appreciation Day.
Thanks to Barry Foster for letting me know about International Kissing Day and Slurpee Day.
Thanks to Dawn Weyde for letting me know about National French Fries Day.
Thanks to Laurie Murphy for letting me know about National Support Public Education Day.
Thanks to Bridget Curtis for letting me know about National Chicken Wing Day.
Thanks to Sophie Faught for letting me know about Creative Maladjustment Week.
Thanks to Dr. Tom Stevens for letting me know about Space Exploration Day.
Thanks to Justin Deering for letting me know about Cord Blood Awareness Month, Juvenille Arthritis Awareness Month,
National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month, Nelson Mandela International Day, International Day of Friendship,
National Pet Fire Safety Day, National Mutt Day, World Snake Day.
Thanks to Kerry Bannigan for letting me know about Independent Retailers Month.
Thanks to Milana Gorenstein for letting me know about International Cake Day
Thanks to Lori Marie Civello for letting me know about Batman Day.
Thanks to Dana Pratt for letting me know about the Taos Pueblo Pow Wow.
Thanks to Mark Berryman for letting me know about Fried Chicken Day.
Thanks to Mike Lanz for letting me know about National Macaroni and Cheese Day.
Thanks to Randy Bland for letting me know about National Hot Dog Day.


July Monthly Observances

Air-Conditioning Appreciation Days (7/3 to 8/15)
Alopecia Month for Women
Bereaved Parents Awareness Month
Bioterrorism/Disaster Education & Awareness Month
Cell Phone Courtesy Month
Day of the Knife (July 25 to August 22)  Link
Dog Days (7/3 to 8/11)
Eye Injury Prevention Month Link (Note: There is also one in October.)
Family Golf Month Link
Fragile X Awareness Month Link
Hemochromatosis Screening Awareness Month Link
Herbal/Prescription Interaction Awareness Month
Independent Retailer Month Link
International Blondie and Deborah Harry Month
International Group B Strep Awareness Month Link
International Women with Alopecia Month
International Zine Month
Juvenille Arthritis Awareness Month Link
National Black Family Month
National Blueberries Month
National Child-Centered Divorce Month Link
National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month Link
National Cord Blood Awareness Month Link
National "Doghouse Repairs" Month
National Grilling Month
National Honey Month Link
(moved from Sept.)

National Ice Cream Month
National Horseradish Month
National Hot Dog Month
National Make A Difference to Children Month
National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
National Parks & Recreation Month
National Vacation Rental Month
National Wheelchair Beautification Month
Sandwich Generation Month
Smart Irrigation Month
Social Wellness Month
Tour de France Month (2-24)
Wheat Month Link
Women's Motorcycle Month
Worldwide Bereaved Parents Month

July Weekly Observances

National Tom Sawyer Days: 1-4
(aka Fence Painting Days)
Rosewell UFO Days: 1-4 Link
*National Unassisted Homebirth Week: 1-7
Be Nice To New Jersey Week: 3-9
(First Full Week)
*Freedom Week: 4-10 Link
Nude Recreation Weekend: 4-10 (First Week)
Beans and Bacon Days: 6-10  Link (Begins on First Wednesday)
*Creative Maladjustment Week: 7-14 Link 
National Farriers Week: 10-16 (First Full Week)
Sports Clich Week: 10-16 (Always Week of Maj. League Baseball)

National Ventriloquism Week: 13-16  Link
*Rabbit Week: 15-21
(Re: Magician Rabbits  The sponsor is Melvin Rabbit up in Canada. No website. )
Captive Nations Week: 17-23
(3rd Week)
Everybody Deserves A Massage Week: 17-23 Link
(3rd Full Week)
National Independent Retailers Week: 17-23 Link  (3rd Week)

National Parenting Gifted Children Week: 17-23 Link 
(Third Full Week)
National Zoo Keeper Week: 17-23 Link 
(3rd Week)
*Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) Education & Awareness Week: 18-25
(Note: Different sponsor than the September 23 observance has.)
National Baby Food Week: 20-23 Link
Comic Con International: 20-24
Hemingway Look-alike Days: 21-24 (Nearest his Birthday of 7/21)
National Moth Week: 23-31 (Last Full Wk)
National Body Piercing Week: 24-29  Link
Comi Great Texas Mosquitos Days: 28-30 (Last Thurs.Fri.Sat.)
Garlic Days: 29-31 Link
 (Last Weekend)
World Lumberjack Championships: 29-31 (Last Weekend)
Single Working Women's Week: 31-8/6
 (Always has 8/4 in it which is Single Working Women's Day. So, it sometimes is in August.)



July Daily Observances

NOTE:  An * in front of the day means that the observance is on the same date every year regardless of the day it falls on.

*Canada Day: 1
International Chicken Wing Day: 1 Link
 (First Day of Chicken Wing Weekend 1-3)

*National GSA Employee Day: 1
*Second Half of The Year Day: 1
*U.S. Postage Stamp Day: 1
*Zip Code Day: 1
Hop A Park Day: 2
(First Saturday)

*I  Forgot Day: 2
International Day of Cooperatives: 2
 (First Saturday)
International Cherry Pit Spitting Day: 2 Link
 (First Saturday)

*Made In The USA Day: 2
*World UFO Day: 2 Link
*Compliment Your Mirror Day: 3
*International Plastic Bag Free Day: 3  Link
*Stay Out Of The Sun Day; 3
*Superman Day: 3 Link  
*Boom Box Parade Day: 4
Earth at Aphelion: 4

*Fourth of July or Independence Day: 4
*Independence From Meat Day: 4
*Indivisible Day: 4 Link
*Bikini Day: 5
Eid-Al-Fitr: 6
*Fried Chicken Day: 6 Link

*International Kissing Day or World Kiss Day: 6 
*Take Your Webmaster to Lunch Day: 6
*Chocolate Day: 7 Link
*Father-Daughter Take A Walk Together Day: 7
*Global Forgiveness Day: 7 Link
*Tell The Truth Day: 7
Collector Car Appreciation Day: 8
(2nd Friday) Link

*Math 2.0 Day: 8 (Founding Day)  Link
*SCUD Day (Savor the Comic, Unplug the Drama): 8
Taos Pueblo Pow Wow: 8-10  Link

Wayne Chicken Day: 8-10 Link (Second Saturday)
Bald Is In: 9
(Second Saturday)
Carver Day: 9  Link 
(Second Saturday)
Grange Day: 9
(Second Saturday)
*Martyrdom of The Bab: 9
*Clerihew Day: 10
*Don't Step On A Bee Day: 10

*Pia Colada Day: 10  Link
*Teddy Bears' Picnic Day: 10 Link 
Note: I do not know why July 10th was chosen, because Jimmy Kennedy, who wrote the words to the song, was born on July 20. Link
*Bowdler's Day: 11
*Cheer Up The Lonely Day: 11
*Day of The Five Billion: 11 Link
International Town Criers Day: 11 (Second Monday)
*National Rainier Cherries Day: 11 Link
*Slurpee Day or 7-11's Birthday: 11 Link
*World Population Day: 11
Chick-fil-A's Cow Appreciation Day: 12 (2nd Tuesday) Dress Like a cow and get free sandwich! Link
*Night of Nights: 12   (Maritime Radio)  Link
*Simplicity Day: 12 Link
*Embrace Your Geekness Day: 13
*Gruntled Workers Day: 13
*National French Fries Day: 13 Link
*World Cup Soccer Day: 13 (Anniversary Observance)
*International Nude Day: 14 Link
*National Macaroni and Cheese Day: 14 Link

*Shark Awareness Day: 14 Link
*Be A Dork Day: 15 Link
*Gummi Worm Day: 15 Link
*National Pet Fire Safety Day: 15 Link
*Saint Swithin's Day: 15 
Body Painting Day: 16 Link
Celebration of The Horse Day: 16-17
(3rd Weekend)
*Hot Dog Night: 16
National Ice Cream Day: 16
(Third Saturday)

National Hot Dog Day: 16 Link
(Third Saturday)
Toss Away the "Could Haves" and "Should Haves" Day: 16 (Third Saturday)
Woodie Wagon Day: 16 (Third Saturday)
*Disneyland Day: 17
*World Snake Day: 16 Link

Lake Superior Day: 17  (Third Sunday)
*Wrong Way Corrigan Day: 17
*Yellow Pig Day: 17 Link
Global Hug Your Kid Day: 18 (Third Monday)
*International Mandela Day: 18 Link
*National Caviar Day: 18 Link
National Get Out of the Doghouse Day: 18
 (Third Monday)

*Nelson Mandela International Day: 18 Link
Anne Hutchinson Memorial Day: 19 (Always on a Sunday before or after her birthday 7/20)

*Flitch Day: 19 Link 
 (Note: Some also say it's always the 3rd Saturday. I've got this listed on June 20 also with a more detailed explanation.
But, July 19, 1854 was when the ceremony was revived after not having it for 103 years.  This is why some say it's on this date.
However it's really officially celebrated every Leap Year.  Next one will be on July 9, 2016.  See the Flitch of Dunmow site.  )

*International Cake Day: 20 Link
*Moon Day: 20
*Space Exploration Day: 20  Link
*National Lollipop Day: 20 Link
Take Your Poet To Work Week: 20
(3rd Wednesday)
*World Jump Day: 20 Link
Get to Know Your Customers Day: 21 ( January 21,  April 15, July 21 and October 20 = 3rd Thurs. of Each Quarter)
*Legal Drinking Age Day: 21
*No Pet Store Puppies Day: 21
*Casual Pi Day: 22  (22/7)
*Fragile X Awareness Day: 22
*National Penuche Fudge Day: 22 Link
*Rat-catchers Day: 22
*Spooners (Spoonerism) Day: 22
*Gorgeous Grandma Day: 23 (Note: Website hacked. No link provided.)
*Hot Enough For Ya Day: 23
*National Day of the Cowboy : 23 Link
 (Fourth Saturday)
* National Hot Dog Day: 23 Link

Aunties Day: 24
 (4th Sunday)
*Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Pioneer Day: 24 Link
*Cousins Day: 24
*National Drive-Thru Day: 24
*National Tequila Day: 24
*National Thermal Engineers Day: 24  Link
Parents' Day: 24 Link  
(4th Sunday)

*Tell An Old Joke Day: 24
*Carousel Day or Merry-Go-Round Day: 25 Link
*Thread The Needle Day: 25 Link
(Note: This is a traditional church game played in the Spring. It really can be played anytime.)
*Video Games Day: 25 Link
*One Voice: 26
*Barbie-in-a-blender Day: 27 Link
*National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day: 27
*Take Your Houseplant For A Walk Day: 27
*Walk on Stilts Day: 27
*Buffalo Soldiers Day: 28  Link
Lumberjack Day: 28
(Last Friday of the Last Full Weekend)
National Chili Dog Day: 28 (Last Thursday)

*National Milk Chocolate Day: 28  Link
National Refreshment Day: 28  Link  (4th Thursday)
*World Hepatitis Day: 28 Link
*Lasagna Day: 29
National Talk in An Elevator Day: 29
(Last Friday in July) Link

*National Chicken Wing Day: 29  Link
*Rain Day: 29 Link
System Administrator Appreciation Day: 29 Link  Link (Last Friday)
*Cheesecake Day: 30 Link 
*Father-In-Law Day: 30
*Friendship Day: 30 Link
*Health Care Now!  Medicare's Birthday: 30  Link
*International Day of Friendship: 30 Link     (Started by UN. Different than "Friendship Day" in August.)
National Dance Day: 30 (Last Saturday in July) Link  (Different than one in April.)

*National Support Public Education Day: 30 Link
Paddle for Perthes Disease Awareness Day: 30  (Always Last Saturday)
*Paperback Book Day: 30
*World Day Against Trafficking in Persons: 30

*Uncommon Instruments Awareness Day: 31  Link  Link
*World Ranger Day: 31 Link


July 2016
Moon Phases

New Moon.
7:01 am

FF First Qtr.
8:52 pm


Full Moon

6:56 pm

Last Qtr.

7:00 pm

Full Moon on  the 19th  is called "Buck Moon" by Native Americans of New England and the Great Lakes because at this time of the year, the new antlers of the buck deer begin to appear.
 It's also called the "Thunder Moon" due to all the summer storms.


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