July 2020 Holidays


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Bizarre, Crazy, Silly, Unknown Holidays & Observances

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.
Stone = Ruby      Flower = Sunflower

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

I do not do ads. I do not try to make money from keeping these listings. 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 add a holiday observance 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.


July 2020 Monthly Holidays


*Air-Conditioning Appreciation Days (7/3 to 8/15)  Link
Alopecia Month for Women
Bereaved Parents Awareness Month
Bioterrorism/Disaster Education & Awareness Month
Cell Phone Courtesy Month  Link
Day of the Knife (July 25 to August 22)  Link
*Dog Days (7/3 to 8/11)   Link
Eye Injury Prevention Month Link (Note: There is also one in October.)
Family Golf Month Link
Fragile X Awareness Month Link
Get Ready For Kindergarten Month
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 "Doghouse Repairs" Month
National Grilling Month
National HIV Awareness Month  Link  (Note: October is AIDS Awareness Month also.
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 Picnic Month
National Roadside Traffic Safety Awareness Month
National Vacation Rental Month
National Watermelon Month
National Wheelchair Beautification Month
Sandwich Generation Month
Self Care Month  Link  (Note: It's also Sept. Different Sponsor)
Smart Irrigation Month
Social Wellness Month
Tour de France Month (1-23)
Wheat Month Link
Women's Motorcycle Month
World Watercolor Month Link
Worldwide Bereaved Parents Month


July 2020 Weekly Holidays




Bean and Bacon Days: 1-5  Link
Beer Pong Days: 1-4 (Moved from June)  Link  (Note: I have no validation Beer Pong Day is in May as other sites claim.)
National Tom Sawyer Days: 1-5 Link  (aka Fence Painting Days)
*National Unassisted Homebirth Week: 1-7
Roswell UFO Days: 3-6 Link
*Freedom Week: 4-10
World Jump Rope Week: 4-10  Link
Be Nice To New Jersey Week: 5-11 (First Full Week)
National Body Piercing Week: 5-10  Link (Moved from May)
National Farriers Week: 5-11 (First Full Week)
National Theraputic Recreation Week: 5-11  Link  (2nd Week even if first week isn't full week.)
Nude Recreation Weekend: 5-12 (First Week)
*Creative Maladjustment Week: 7-14 Link 
Sports Clich Week: 12-18 Link  (Always Week of Maj. League Baseball All-Stars Game
Operation Safe Driver Week: 12-18  Link
Democratic National Convention: 13-16
*Rabbit Week: 15-21
(Re: Magician Rabbits  The sponsor is Melvin Rabbit up in Canada. No website. )
National Ventriloquism Week: 15-18  Link
Hemingway Look-Alike Days: 16-20   Link (Nearest his Birthday of 7/21)
National Scrabble Week: 18-25 ? Link 
National Moth Week: 18-26 (Last Full Wk) Link
*Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) Education & Awareness Week: 18-25
(Note: Different sponsor than the September 23 observance has.)
Captive Nations Week: 19-25 (3rd Week)
Everybody Deserves A Massage Week: 19-25 Link (3rd Full Week)
International Lace Week: 19-25  Link  (There are 3 lace observances. July & August =  Wkly. Sept. = Lace Day)
National Independent Retailers Week: 19-25 Link  (3rd week with 21st in it.)
National Zoo Keeper Week:19-25 Link  (3rd Week)
RAGBRAI: 19-25
Women in Baseball Week: 19-25 (Last Week)
National Baby Food Week: 22-25  Link (3rd Week)
Comi Great Texas Mosquitos Days: 23-25  (Last or 3rd Thurs.Fri.Sat.)
Comic Con International: 23-26
Garlic Days: 24-26 Link  (Last Weekend)
World Lumberjack Championships: 24-26 (Last Weekend)
National Parenting Gifted Children Week: 24-26 Link  (Third Full Weekend)
National Little League Baseball Week: 25-8/23  Link
Tour de France: 27-7/19
Lollapalooza: 30-8/2
Quilt Odyssey Week: 30-8/1 ( Last Thurs to Sat.)
Gallop International Tribal Indian Powwow: 31-8/11 Link
Satchmo Week: 31-8/2



July 2020 Daily Holidays

*Canada Day: 1
*Estee Lauder Day: 1
*Medicare's Birthday: 1
*National Deep Fried Clams Day: 1 Link  (See also November 1)
*National GSA Employee Day: 1
*National Postal Workers Day: 1  Link
*Resolution Renewal Day: 1 (To renew your broken New Year's Resolution.)
Second Half of The Year Day: 1  Link (Non-Leap Years it's July 2)
*U.S. Postage Stamp Day: 1
*Zip Code Day: 1


*I  Forgot Day: 2
*Made In The USA Day: 2
*World UFO Day: 2 Link


*Compliment Your Mirror Day: 3
*Drop A Rock Day: 3 Link  (aka Rock Painting)
*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
Hop A Park Day: 4 (First Saturday)
*Independence From Meat Day: 4
*Indivisible Day: 4 Link
International Day of Cooperatives: 4 (First Saturday)
International Cherry Pit Spitting Day: 4 Link  (First Saturday)
*Lou Gehrig Day: 4
National Play Outside Day: 4 Link (First Saturday)

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

*Fried Chicken Day: 6 Link
*International Kissing Day or World Kiss Day: 6 
*National Hand Roll Day: 6  Link
*Take Your Webmaster to Lunch Day: 6

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


*Coca Cola Day: 8  Link
(Note: The actual date when Coca Cola was invented is unknown. So the birthdate of the inventor is celebrated.)Fast of Tammuz: 8 (at Sundown)
*Math 2.0 Day: 8 (Founding Day)  Link
*National Video Game Day: 8 Link
*SCUD Day (Savor the Comic, Unplug the Drama): 8

 

Martyrdom of The Bab: 9
*National No Bra Day: 9 Link  (Also October 13.)
World Body Painting Day: 9-11 ? Link


*Clerihew Day: 10
*Don't Step On A Bee Day: 10
*Global Energy Independence Day: 10 Link
Collector Car Appreciation Day: 10 (2nd Friday) Link
National Motorcycle Day: 10  (2nd Friday)
*Oils & Concentrates Day: 10  Link
*Piña Colada Day: 10  Link
Taos Pueblo Pow Wow: 10-12
*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
Wayne Chicken Day: 10-12 Link (Second Weekend )


*Bowdler's Day: 11
Carver Day: 11  Link  (Second Saturday)
*Cheer Up The Lonely Day: 11
*Day of The Five Billion: 11 Link
Grange Day: 11 (Second Saturday)
*Make Your Own Sundae Day: 11
*National Rainier Cherries Day: 11 Link
*Slurpee Day or 7-11's Birthday: 11 Link
World Miniature Golf Day: 11 Link
*World Population Day: 11
Bald Is In: 11 (Second Saturday)


Different Colored Eyes Day: 12
*Night of Nights: 12 (Maritime Radio)  Link

*Simplicity Day: 12 Link


*Embrace Your Geekness Day: 13
*Gruntled Workers Day: 13
*International Rock Day: 13 Link
International Town Criers Day: 13 (Second Monday)
*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
Chick-fil-A's Cow Appreciation Day: 14 (2nd Tuesday) Dress Like a cow and get free entree! Link
*International Nude Day: 14 Link
*National Macaroni and Cheese Day: 14 Link
*Shark Awareness Day: 14 Link
*Victims of The Nice, France Attack Day: 14 Link


*Be A Dork Day: 15
*Gummi Worm Day: 15 Link
International Sister Cities Day: 15 Link
National Hot Dog Day: 15 Link  (3rd Wednesday)
Take Your Poet To Work Day: 15 (3rd Wednesday)
*National Give Something Away Day: 15
*National Pet Fire Safety Day: 15 Link  Link
*Saint Swithin's Day: 15 
*World Youth Skills Day: 15

 

Get to Know Your Customers Day: 16 ( January 16,  April 16, July 16 and October 15 = 3rd Thurs. of Each Quarter)
*National Guinea Pig Day: 16 Link
*National Personal Chef's Day: 16 Link (Different sponsor than one on February 26)
*World Snake Day: 16 Link

 

Celebration of The Horse Day: 17-19 (3rd Weekend)
*Disneyland Day: 17
Robin Hood Day: 17-18  Link
*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
*Yellow Pig Day: 17 Link

 
*Insurance Nerd Day: 18 Link
National Bridal Sale Day: 18 (3rd Saturday)
*National Caviar Day: 18 Link
*National Sour Candy Day: 18 Link (Started by American Licorice 2015)
*Nelson Mandela International Day: 18 Link
Strawberry Rhubarb Wine Day: 18 (Third Saturday)  Link
Toss Away the "Could Haves" and "Should Haves" Day: 18 (Third Saturday)
Woodie Wagon Day: 18 (Third Saturday)
Women's Dive Day: 18 (3rd Saturday)

 
Anne Hutchinson Memorial Day: 19 (Always on a Sunday before or after her birthday 7/20)
Lake Superior Day: 19  (Third Sunday)
National Ice Cream Day: 19 (Third Sunday)
*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.  )

 

Global Hug Your Kid Day: 20 (Third Monday)
*International Cake Day: 20 Link
*Moon Day: 20
National Get Out of the Doghouse Day: 20  (Third Monday)
*National Lollipop Day: 20 Link
*Space Exploration Day: 20  Link
*World Jump Day: 20 Link

 

Fast of Tammuz: 21
*Legal Drinking Age Day: 21
*Lowest Recorded Temperature Day (-128.6F Antarctica): 21 Think cool thoughts. :)
*National Be Someone Day: 21 Link
*No Pet Store Puppies Day: 21


*Casual Pi Day: 22  (22/7)
*Fragile X Awareness Day: 22
*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 Intern Day: 23  Link  (4th Thursday)
National Refreshment Day: 23  Link  (4th Thursday)

 
*Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Pioneer Day: 24 Link
*Cousins Day: 24
*International Self Care Day: 24  Link
Lumberjack Day: 24 (Last Friday of the Last Full Weekend)
*National Drive-Thru Day: 24
*National Tequila Day: 24
*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  Link
National Day of the Cowboy : 25 Link  (Fourth Saturday)
National Day of Lament: 25 (Last Saturday)  Link
*National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day: 25  Link
National Water Gun Fight 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.)
*Video Games Day: 25 Link

 

*Americans With Disabilities Day: 26  Link
*Armed Forces Unification Day: 26
Aunties Day: 26  (4th Sunday)
*Aunts and Uncles Day: 26  Link

*Bagelfest Day: 26  Link   Link (Note: Different than Bagel Day on Feb. 9)
*One Voice: 26

 

*Barbie-in-a-blender Day: 27 Link
*Love Is Kind Day: 27 Link
Paddle for Perthes Disease Awareness Day: 27  (Always Last Saturday)
*Take Your Houseplant For A Walk Day: 27
*Walk on Stilts Day: 27

 


*Buffalo Soldiers Day: 28  Link
*National Milk Chocolate Day: 28  Link
*National Waterpark Day: 28  Link
Parents' Day: 26 Link   (4th Sunday)
*World Hepatitis Day: 28 Link


*Army Chaplain Corps Anniversary: 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 
*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 Chili Dog Day: 30  (Last Thursday)
*National Share A Hug Day: 30 Link
*National Support Public Education Day: 30 Link
*National Whistleblowers Appreciation Day: 30  Link
*Paperback Book Day: 30
Tisha B'Av: 30
*World Day Against Trafficking in Persons: 30

 

Earth Overshoot Day: 31 ?  Link
Eid-Al-Adha: 31
*National Avocado Day: 31  Link
National Get Narly Day: 31  Link  (Last Friday)
*National Mutt Day: 31  Link  (Also Dec. 2 every year)
National Talk in An Elevator Day: 31 (Last Friday in July) Link
System Administrator Appreciation Day: 31 Link  Link (Last Friday)
*Uncommon Instruments Awareness Day: 31  Link
*World Ranger Day: 31 Link


July 2020 Moon Phases
2


Current Moon View
as of today

5
Full Moon
12:44 am
EDT

12
Last Qtr.
7:29 pm
EDT

 

20
 New Moon
 1:33 pm
EDT

27
First Qtr.
 8:32 am
EDT

Full Moon on  the 5th  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.

July 5 is also a partial lunar eclipse of the moon. It is visible in the Americas, eastern Africa and Antarctica.

 


Credits:
Chases Calendar of Events 2020, Rowman & Littlefield
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 Sandra 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, World Emoji Day, Black Women's Equal Pay 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.
Thanks to Lisa Hilton and Karen Smith for letting me know about Red Shoe Day.
Thanks to Gerry Safranski for letting me know about the Army Chaplain Corps Anniversary.  
Thanks to Elana Widmann for letting me know about National Intern Day. 
Thanks to Kevin Kantola for letting me know about US Energy Independence Day.
Thanks to Gavriella Kaiserman for letting me know about National Day of Lament.
Thanks to Rick McNeely for letting me know about National Video Game Day.

 



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