July 2023 Holidays


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July is named to honor Roman dictator Julius Caesar.  In 46 BC, he made on of his greatest contributions to history: With the help of Sosigenes, he developed the Julian calendar, the precursor to the Gregorian calendar that we use today.
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July 2023 Monthly Holidays


*Air-Conditioning Appreciation Days (7/3 to 8/15)  Link
Alopecia Month for Women
Bereaved Parents Awareness Month
Bikini Month  Link
Bioterrorism/Disaster Education & Awareness Month
Cell Phone Courtesy Month  Link
*Dog Days (7/3 to 8/11)   Link
Eye Injury Prevention Month Link (Note: There is also one in October.)
Family Golf Month
Fireworks Safety Month
Fragile X Awareness Month Link
Fuel Safety Month  Link
Get Ready For Kindergarten Month
Grange Month Link
Hemochromatosis Screening Awareness Month Link
Herbal/Prescription Interaction Awareness Month
Independent Retailer Month Link
International Blondie and Deborah Harry Month
National Deli Sandwich Month
International Group B Strep Awareness Month Link
International Women with Alopecia Month
International Zine Month
National Anti-Boredom Month
Juvenille Arthritis Awareness Month Link
National Baked Beans Month Link
National Black Family Month
National Blueberries Month
National Child-Centered Divorce Month Link
National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month Link
National Contract Sewing Month Link
National Cord Blood Awareness Month Link
National Culinary Arts Month
National Deli Salad Month
National "Doghouse Repairs" Month
National Grilling Month
National HIV Awareness Month  (Note: October is AIDS Awareness Month also.
National Horseradish Month
National Hot Dog Month
National Ice Cream Month
National Make A Difference to Children Month
National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
National Parks & Recreation Month
National Picnic Month
National Roadside Traffic Safety Awareness Month
National Rodeo Month
National Vacation Rental Month
National Watermelon Month
National Wheelchair Beautification Month
Sandwich Generation Month
Sarcoma Awareness Month
Self Care Month  Link  (Note: It's also Sept. Different Sponsor)
Smart Irrigation Month Link
Social Wellness Month
Tour de France Month (1-24)
Wheat Month Link
Women's Motorcycle Month
World Watercolor Month Link
Worldwide Bereaved Parents Month




July 2023 Weekly Holidays


 
*National Independent Living Week: 1-7
*National Unassisted Homebirth Week: 1-7
Tour de France: 1-24  Link 
Be Nice To New Jersey Week: 2-8  (First Full Week)
National Bikini Contest Week: 2-8  Link (First Full Week)
National Farriers Week: 2-8  (First Full Week)
Nude Recreation Weekend: 3-9 (First Week)
*Freedom Week: 4-10
*National Marijuana Facts Week: 4-10
Roswell UFO Days: 7-9 Link 
Running of The Bulls (Spain): 8-12
Family Golf Week: 9-15  Link
National Cancer Survivor Sibling Week: 9-15  Link  (Second Full Week)
National Theraputic Recreation Week: 9-15   Link  (Second Full Week)
National Vodka Week: 9-15  Link   (Second Full Week)
Operation Safe Driver Week: 9-15  Link
Sports Clich Week: 9-16  Link  (Always Week of Maj. League Baseball All-Stars Game)
National Ventriloquism Week: 12-15  Link
*Rabbit Week: 15-21
(Re: Magician Rabbits  The sponsor is Melvin Rabbit up in Canada. No website.
Captive Nations Week: 16-22  (3rd Week)
Everybody Deserves A Massage Week: 16-22  Link (3rd Full Week)
Hemp History Week: 16-22  Link
National Baby Food Week: 16-22 Link (3rd Week) 
National Independent Retailers Week: 16-22  Link  (3rd week with 21st in it.)
National Zoo Keeper Week: 16-22  Link  (3rd Week) 
International Lace Week: 16-22   Link  (There are 3 lace observances. July & August =  Wkly. Sept. = Lace Day)
*Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) Education & Awareness Week: 18-25
(Note: Different sponsor than the September 23 observance has.)
Comic Con International: 20-23
Hemingway Look-Alike Days: 20-22   Link  (Nearest his Birthday of 7/21)
Garlic Days: 21-23 and 28-29 Link  (Last Weekends)
National Parenting Gifted Children Week: 21-23 Link  (Third Full Weekend)   
*National Moth Week: 23-31 (Last Full Week of 9 days)
RAGBRAI: 23-29
Women in Baseball Week: 23-29 (Last Full  Week)
World Police and Fire Games: 23-8/6 Link Link
*National Tequila Week: 24-30  Link
Comi Great Texas Mosquitos Days: 27-29  Link (Last or 3rd Thurs.Fri.Sat.)
Lollapalooza: 27-30
Quilt Odyssey Week: 27-29 ( Last Thurs to Sat.) 
World Lumberjack Championships: 27-29  (Last Weekend) 
World Police and Fire Championship Games: 28-8/6  Link
Annie Oakley Days: 28-30  (Last Full Weekend)
Satchmo Week: 28-30
National Exercise With Your Child Week: 30-8/5
Single Working Women's Week: 30-8/5  Link
(Always has 8/4 in it which is Single Working Women's Day. So, sometimes begins last week of July.)




July 2023 Daily Holidays

*Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms Day: 1
*Canada Day: 1
*Estee Lauder Day: 1
*Drug Enforcement Administration Day: 1
Hop A Park Day: 1 (First Saturday)
International Day of Cooperatives: 1 (First Saturday)
International Cherry Pit Spitting Day: 1 Link  (First Saturday)
National Corn Hole Day: 1 Link  (First Saturday)
National Independent Beer Run Day: 1  Link  (First Saturday)
National Play Outside Day: 1 Link (First Saturday)
*Medicare's Birthday: 1
*National GSA Employee Day: 1
*National Postal Workers Day: 1  Link
*Resolution Renewal Day: 1 (To renew your broken New Year's Resolution.)
*Slurpee Day or 7-11's Birthday: 1-11 Link (They expanded it)
*U.S. Postage Stamp Day: 1
*Zip Code Day: 1

 


*I  Forgot Day: 2
*Made In The USA Day: 2
Second Half of The Year Day: 2  Link (Non-Leap Years it's July 2)
*World UFO Day: 2 Link (also June 24)


*Compliment Your Mirror Day: 3
*Drop A Rock Day: 3 Link  (aka Rock Painting)
*International Plastic Bag Free Day: 3  Link
*National Deep Fried Clams Day: 3 Link  (See also November 1)
*Stay Out Of The Sun Day; 3
*Superman Day: 3 Link 



*Boom Box Parade Day: 4
*Fourth of July or Independence Day: 4
*Independence From Meat Day: 4
*Indivisible Day: 4 Link
*Lou Gehrig Day: 4
*National BBQ  Ribs Day: 4 Link



*Bikini Day: 5 Link
*Thong Day: 5 Link
*Work Without Your Hands Day: 5 Link  (SpongeBob Squarepants)

 


Earth at Aphelion: 6 @ 4:06 pm EST
Fast of Tammuz: 6  Link
*Fried Chicken Day: 6 Link
*International Kissing Day or World Kiss Day: 6 
*Take Your Webmaster to Lunch Day: 6



*Chocolate Day: 7 Link
*Dive Bar Day: 7  Link
*Father-Daughter Take A Walk Together Day: 7
*Global Forgiveness Day: 7 Link
*Tell The Truth Day: 7
Tug-of-War Days: 7-17 Link
*Victims of The Dallas, Texas Attack Day: 7  Link


Bald Is In: 8 (Second Saturday)
Carver Day: 8  Link  (Second Saturday) 
*Coca Cola Day: 8  Link
(Note: The actual date when Coca Cola was invented is unknown. So the birthdate of the inventor is celebrated.)
Grange Day: 8 (Second Saturday)
International Skinny Dip Day: 8  Link (Second Saturday)
*Math 2.0 Day: 8 (Founding Day)  Link
*National Freezer Pop Day: 8  Link
*National Video Game Day: 8 Link Link
*SCUD Day (Savor the Comic, Unplug the Drama): 8

 
Eid-Al-Adha: 9
*Martyrdom of The Bab: 9
*National No Bra Day: 9 Link  (Also October 13.)

*Clerihew Day: 10
*Don't Step On A Bee Day: 10
*Global Energy Independence Day: 10 Link
International Town Criers Day: 10 (Second Monday)
*Kitten Day: 10  Link
*Oils & Concentrates Day: 10  Link
*Piña 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
*U.S. Energy Independence Day: 10  Link

 


*Bowdler's Day: 11
*Cheer Up The Lonely Day: 11
*Day of The Five Billion: 11 Link
International Sister Cities Day: 11 Link 
*Make Your Own Sundae Day: 11
*National Rainier Cherries Day: 11 Link
*World Population Day: 11


*Different Colored Eyes Day: 12
*National Pecan Pie Day: 12
*Night of Nights: 12 (Maritime Radio)  Link
*Simplicity Day: 12 Link


*Embrace Your Geekness Day: 13
*Gruntled Workers Day: 13
*National Beef Tallow Day: 13
*National French Fries Day: 13 Link
*National Nitrogen Ice Cream Day: 13
*World Cup Soccer Day: 13 (Anniversary Observance)


*Bastille Day: 14
Collector Car Appreciation Day: 14 (2nd Friday) Link
*International Nude Day: 14 Link
National Motorcycle Day: 14  (2nd Friday)
Robin Hood Day: 14-15  Link
*Shark Awareness Day: 14 Link
*Victims of The Nice, France Attack Day: 14 Link
Wayne the Chicken Day: 14-16 Link  (2nd Weekend)
*World Chimpanzee Day: 14 Link
*World Orca Day: 14 Link

 


*Be A Dork Day: 15
*Gummi Worm Day: 15 Link
National Bridal Sale Day: 15 (Third Saturday)
*National Give Something Away Day: 15
*National Pet Fire Safety Day: 15 Link  Link
Record Store Day: 15 Link  (and June 17)
*Saint Swithin's Day: 15 
Strawberry Rhubarb Wine Day: 15 (Third Saturday)  Link
Toss Away the "Could Haves" and "Should Haves" Day: 15 (Third Saturday)
Woodie Wagon Day: 15 (Third Saturday)
Women's Dive Day: 15 (Third Saturday)
*World Youth Skills Day: 15

 

 

Anne Hutchinson Memorial Day: 16 (Always on a Sunday before or after her birthday 7/20)
Lake Superior Day: 16  (Third Sunday)
*National Guinea Pig Day: 16 Link
National Ice Cream Day: 16 (Third Sunday)
*National Personal Chef's Day: 16 Link (Different sponsor than one on February 26)
*World Snake Day: 16 Link

 


*Disneyland Day: 17
Global Hug Your Kid Day: 17 (Third Monday)
National Get Out of the Doghouse Day: 17  (Third Monday)
*National Hot Dog Day: 17 Link
Record Store Day: 17 Link (3rd Monday)
*Victims of Baton Rouge, Louisianna Attack Day: 17  Link
*World Day for International Criminal Justice: 17  Link
*World Emoji Day: 17  Link
*Wrong Way Corrigan Day: 17

 

 

*Insurance Nerd Day: 18 Link
*National Caviar Day: 18 Link
*National Sour Candy Day: 18 Link (Started by American Licorice 2015)
*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.  )
International Balloon Dog Day: 19 (3rd Wednesday)
Islamic New Year: 19
National Hot Dog Day: 19 Link (3rd Wednesday)
Take Your Poet To Work Day: 19 (3rd Wednesday)
*Words With Friends Day: 19  Link


Get to Know Your Customers Day: 20 ( January 19,  April 20, July 20 and October 19 = 3rd Thurs. of Each Quarter)
*Moon Day: 20
*National Lollipop Day: 20 Link
*Space Exploration Day: 20  Link
*World Chess Day: 20  Link
*World Jump Day: 20 Link

 

Celebration of The Horse Day: 21-23 (3rd Weekend)
*Legal Drinking Age Day: 21
*Lowest Recorded Temperature Day (-128.6F Antarctica): 21 Think cool thoughts. :)
*National Be Someone Day: 21 Link
National Pajama Day: 21 (3rd Friday) Link
*No Pet Store Puppies Day: 21


*Casual Pi Day: 22  (22/7)
*Fragile X Awareness Day: 22
National Day of the Cowboy : 22 Link  (Fourth Saturday)
National Day of Lament: 22 (Last Saturday)  Link
*Rat-catchers Day: 22
*Spooners (Spoonerism) Day: 22

 

 

Auntie's Day: 23 (4th Sunday)
*Gorgeous Grandma Day: 23 (Note: Website hacked. No link provided.)
*Hot Enough For Ya Day: 23
National Parents Day: 23 (Fourth Sunday)
World Day for Grandparents and The Elderly: 23 Link (4th Sunday)


Body Painting Day: 24 Link
*Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Pioneer Day: 24 Link
*Cousins Day: 24
*International Self Care Day: 24  Link
*National Drive-Thru Day: 24
*National Frozen Margarita Day: 24  Link
*National Tequila Day: 24 (US)  Link (In March for Mexico)
*National Thermal Engineers Day: 24  Link  (It's considered the hottest day of the year.)
*Tell An Old Joke Day: 24


*Carousel Day or Merry-Go-Round Day: 25 Link
*Hire A Veteran Day: 25   Link
*National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day: 25  Link
*Red Shoe Day (International) : 25 Link  Link  (Lyme Disease)
*Thread The Needle Day: 25 Link
(Note: This is a traditional church game played in the Spring. It really can be played anytime.)

 

*Americans With Disabilities Day: 26  Link
*Armed Forces Unification Day: 26
*Aunts and Uncles Day: 26  Link
*Bagelfest Day: 26  Link  (Note: Different than Bagel Day on Feb. 9. Another one on August 9)
*Federal Bureau of Investigation Day: 26 Link
*International Day For The Conservation Of The Mangrove Ecosystem: 26
*One Voice: 26
Tisha B'Av: 26-27

 

Ashura: 27-28
*Barbie-in-a-blender Day: 27 Link
*Love Is Kind Day: 27 Link
National Chili Dog Day: 27 Link  (Last Thursday)
National Intern Day: 27 Link  (Thursday of 4th full week)
*National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day: 27
National Refreshment Day: 27  Link  (4th Thursday)
*Take Your Houseplant For A Walk Day: 27
*Walk on Stilts Day: 27


*Buffalo Soldiers Day: 28  Link
Earth Overshoot Day: 28? Link
Lumberjack Day: 28 (Last Friday of the Last Full Weekend)
National Get Narly Day: 28  Link  (Last Friday)
*National Milk Chocolate Day: 28  Link
National Talk in An Elevator Day: 28 (Last Friday in July) Link
*National Waterpark Day: 28  Link
System Administrator Appreciation Day: 28 Link  Link (Last Friday)
US Police and Fire Championships: 28-8/6  Link (moved from June)
*World Hepatitis Day: 28 Link


*Army Chaplain Corps Anniversary: 29  Link
*Global Tiger Day: 29
*International Butler Day: 29 Link
*International Chicken Wing Day: 29 Link
*International Tiger Day: 29  Link
*Lasagna Day: 29
*National Chicken Wing Day: 29 Link
*National Lipstick Day: 29 
 National Water Gun Fight Day: 29  Link  (Last Saturday)
Paddle for Perthes Disease Awareness Day: 29  (Always Last Saturday)
*Rain Day: 29 Link


*Cheesecake Day: 30 Link 
*Father-In-Law Day: 30
*Friendship Day: 30 Link (also August 3.)
*Health Care Now!  Medicare's Birthday: 30  Link
*International Day of Friendship: 30 Link (Started by UN. Different than "Friendship Day" in August.)
*National Chicken and Waffles Day: 30
*National Share A Hug Day: 30 Link
*National Whistleblowers Appreciation Day: 30  Link
*Paperback Book Day: 30
*World Day Against Trafficking in Persons: 30

 
*National Avocado Day: 31  Link
*National #Love Day: 31  Link
*National Mutt Day: 31  Link  (Also Dec. 2 every year)
*National Orgasm Day: 31  Link  (Note *International Female Orgasm Day: August 8)
*Uncommon Instruments Awareness Day: 31  Link
*World Ranger Day: 31 Link




July 2023 Moon Phases
2


Current Moon View
as of today

3
 Full Moon
7:40 am
EDT

9
  Full Moon
9:49  pm
EDT

 

17
 New Moon
 2:33 pm
EDT

25
First Qtr.
 6:08 pm
EDT

Full Moon on  the 3rd 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.

Perseids Meteor Shower: From July 17to August 24.  It peaks on August 12-23 with up to 60 meteors per hour.

July 28-29:  Delta Aquarids Meteor shower.  (About 20 meteors per hour.)

 

 

 




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