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2014
Bizarre, Crazy, Silly, Unknown Holidays & Observances

Stone= Ruby       Flower= Sunflower

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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.
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.

 

July Monthly Observances

Air-Conditioning Appreciation Days
(7/3 to 8/15)
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 Reunion Month
Link
Family Golf Month
Link
Fragile X Awareness Month Link
Freedom From Fear of Speaking 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 Ice Cream Month
National Horseradish Month
National Hot Dog Month
National Make A Difference to Children Month
National Recreation & Parks Month
National Share A Sunset With Your Lover Month
Link
National Wheelchair Beautification Month
Nectarine and Garlic Month
Link
Sandwich Generation Month
Share A Sunset With Your Lover Month
Link
Smart Irrigation Month
Social Wellness Month
Tour de France Month
(Goes from  5-27)
Women's Motorcycle Month
Women With Alopecia Month
Worldwide Bereaved Parents Month

July Weekly Observances

*National Unassisted Homebirth Week: 1-7
Beans and Bacon Days: 2-6  Link (Begins on First Thursday)
International Gay Square Dancing Week: 3-6 Link
*Freedom Week: 4-10 Link
Be Nice To New Jersey Week: 6-12 (First Full Week)
National Farriers Week: 6-12
(First Full Week)
Creative Maladjustment Week: 7-14 Link  (First Full Week)
Nude Recreation Weekend: 7-13  (First  Week)
World Future 2014: 11-13
Sports Clich Week: 13-19 (Always Week of Maj. League Baseball)
*Rabbit Week: 15-21
(Re: Magician Rabbits  The sponsor is Melvin Rabbit up in Canada. No website. )
National Baby Food Week: 16-19  Link
National Ventriloquism Week: 16-19  Link
*Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) Education & Awareness Week: 18-25
(Note: Different sponsor than the September 23 observance has.)
Everybody Deserves A Massage Week: 20-26 Link (3rd Full Week)
National Parenting Gifted Children Week: 20-26 
Link (Third Full Week)
Captive Nations Week: 20-26
(3rd Week)
National Independent Retailers Week: 20-26
Link  (3rd Week)
National Zoo Keeper Week: 20-26
Link  (3rd Week)
Comic Con International: 24-27
World Lumberjack Championships: 24-26 (Last Weekend)
Garlic Days: 25-27 Link  (Last Weekend)
AFRMA Fancy Rat & Mouse Week: 30-8/3 Link

 

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
*National GSA Employee Day: 1

*Second Half of The Year Day: 1
*U.S. Postage Stamp Day: 1
*Zip Code Day: 1
*I  Forgot Day: 2
International Chicken Wing Day: 2 Link  (First Day of Chicken Wing Weekend 2-4)
*Made In The USA Day: 2
*World UFO Day: 2
Link
*Compliment Your Mirror Day: 3
Earth at Aphelion: 3
*International Plastic Bag Free Day: 3 
Link
*Stay Out Of The Sun Day; 3
Rosewell UFO Days: 3-6 Link
*Superman Day: 3 Link  
*Boom Box Parade Day: 4
*Fourth of July or Independence Day: 4
*Independence From Meat Day: 4
Indivisible Day: 4
*Bikini Day: 5
Hop A Park Day: 5
(First Saturday)
International Day of Cooperatives: 5 (First Saturday)
International Cherry Pit Spitting Day: 5 Link (First Saturday)
*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
*Math 2.0 Day: 8
(Founding Day)  Link
*SCUD Day (Savor the Comic, Unplug the Drama): 8
*Martyrdom of The Bab: 9
*Clerihew Day: 10
*Don't Step On A Bee Day: 10
*Hot Dog Night: 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
Chick-fil-A's Cow Appreciation Day: 11
[2nd Friday] Dress Like a cow and get free sandwich! Link
*Day of The Five Billion: 11 Link
*National Rainier Cherries Day: 11
Link
*Slurpee Day or 7-11's Birthday: 11
Link
*World Population Day: 11
Bald Is In: 12 (Second Saturday)
Carver Day: 12  Link  (Second Saturday)
Collector Car Appreciation Day: 12 (2nd Friday) Link
Grange Day: 12 (Second Saturday)
*Simplicity Day: 12 Link
Wayne Chicken Day: 12 Link (Second Saturday)
Anne Hutchinson Memorial Day: 13 (Always on a Sunday before or after her birthday 7/20)
*Embrace Your Geekness Day: 13
*Gruntled Workers Day: 13
*National French Fries Day: 13
Link
*International Nude Day: 14 Link
International Town Criers Day: 14 (Second Monday)
*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 
Get to Know Your Customers Day: 17 ( January 16,  April 17, July 17 and October 16)
*Wrong Way Corrigan Day: 17
*Yellow Pig Day: 17
Link
*International Mandela Day: 18 Link
*National Caviar Day: 18 Link
*Nelson Mandela International Day: 18 Link
*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.  )
Celebration of The Horse Day: 19-20 (3rd Weekend)
National Hot Dog Day: 19 Link (Third Saturday)
Toss Away the "Could Haves" and "Should Haves" Day: 19  (Third Saturday)
Woodie Wagon Day: 19 (Third Saturday)
Lake Superior Day: 20  (Third Sunday)
*Moon Day: 20
*Space Exploration Day: 20 
Link
*National Lollipop Day: 20 Link
National Ice Cream Day: 20 (3rd Sunday)
*World Jump Day: 20 Link
Global Hug Your Kid Day: 21 (Third Monday)
*Legal Drinking Age Day: 21
*International Cake Day: 20
Link
National Get Out of the Doghouse Day: 21 (Third Monday)
*No Pet Store Puppies Day: 21
*Casual Pi Day: 22  (22/7)
*Fragile X Awareness Day: 22
Link
*National Penuche Fudge Day: 22
Link
*Rat-catchers Day: 22
*Spooners (Spoonerism) Day: 22
*Batman Day: 23
Link
*Gorgeous Grandma Day: 23
*Hot Enough For Ya Day: 23
*Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Pioneer Day: 24
Link
*Cousins Day: 24

*National Drive-Thru Day: 24
*National Tequila Day: 24
Link
*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.)
Lumberjack Day: 25 (Last Friday of the Last Full Weekend)
National Talk in An Elevator Day: 25 (Last Friday in July) Link
System Administrator Appreciation Day: 25 Link  Link (Last Friday)
*Video Games Day: 25 Link
*One Voice: 26
National Dance Day: 26 (Last Saturday in July) Link  (Different than one in April.)
*National Day of the Cowboy : 26 Link  (Fourth Saturday)
Paddle for Perthes Disease Awareness Day: 26  (Always Last Saturday)
Aunties Day: 27  (4th Sunday)
*Barbie-in-a-blender Day: 27 Link
*National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day: 27
Parents' Day: 27 Link   (4th Sunday)
*Take Your Houseplant For A Walk Day: 27
*Walk on Stilts Day: 27

*Buffalo Soldiers Day: 28  Link
Eid-Al-Fitr: 28
*National Milk Chocolate Day: 28  Link
*World Hepatitis Day: 28 Link
*Lasagna Day: 29
*National Chicken Wing Day: 29  Link
*Rain Day: 29 Link
*Cheesecake Day: 30 Link 
Link
*Father-In-Law Day: 30
*Friendship Day: 30
Link
*Health Care Now!  Medicare's Birthday: 30 
Link
*International Day of Friendship: 30 Link
*National Support Public Education Day: 30
Link
*Paperback Book Day: 30
Bratwurst Day: 31-8/2
Link  (First Full August Weekend. Since it starts July, I put it here.)
National Chili Dog Day: 31 (Last Thursday)
*Uncommon Instruments Awareness Day: 31
Link
*World Ranger Day: 31 Link

 


July 2014
Moon Phases

5
First Qtr.
7:59 am
EDT

12
Full Moon
7:25 am
EDT

 

18
Last Qtr.
10:08 pm
EDT

26
New Moon

6:42 pm
EDT

Full Moon on  the 12th  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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