The month of July is a perfect time for celebration. There are many fun, festive events taking place all over the world. Here are some of the best holidays you can celebrate in July.
So, mark your calendars and get ready to have some fun.
13 Best July Holidays to Celebrate in 2022
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1. International Joke Day (July 1)
Why couldn’t the bicycle stand up by itself? Because it was…two-tired! On International Joke Day, people all over the world share their favorite jokes with each other. This holiday was invented by an American author, Wayne Reinagel, in 1994.
2. World UFO Day (July 2)
If you’re looking for fun holidays in July and are into all things extraterrestrial, World UFO Day should be right up your alley. On this day, people come together to watch the skies and look for UFOs.
This holiday aims to increase public awareness about UFOs and persuade governments to release their UFO records.
3. National Bikini Day (July 5)
The bikini was first introduced on July 05, 1946, and since then, it’s become one of the most popular swimwear among women. So it comes as no surprise that the “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” also got a national holiday.
On National Bikini Day, one of the hottest national holidays in July, people celebrate this iconic piece of clothing by wearing bikinis and posting pictures of themselves online.
4. International Kissing Day (July 6)
Did you know that we can burn up to 26 calories during a one-minute kiss?
This smoochy holiday was established in 2006, and it celebrates the love and friendship that must be sealed with a kiss. And it has the same vibe as the popular December holiday, Hogmanay, where people kiss at midnight.
5. Independence Day (July 4)
Independence Day is the biggest federal holiday in the US. It commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.
People usually celebrate the Fourth of July by attending parades, picnics, and barbecues. Many towns and cities also set off fireworks to mark the occasion.
6. Tell the Truth Day (July 7)
Out of all holidays in July, this one is likely the most unique. The goal of the holiday is to promote honesty in all aspects of life.
On July 7, you should come clean to your loved ones and teach your children about the importance of honesty.
7. Cheer Up the Lonely Day (July 11)
Cheer Up the Lonely Day is all about raising awareness of the harmful effects of loneliness. Life isn’t all about money. It’s also about connecting with other people. On that note, the goal of the holiday is to encourage people to reach out and connect with those who are lonely.
8. National Mac and Cheese Day (July 14)
National Mac and Cheese Day is one of our favorite July food holidays. This holiday first appeared in 2014. However, its founders are unknown.
To celebrate National Mac and Cheese Day, you can either participate in a mac and cheese-eating challenge, create a unique recipe, or go to your favorite restaurant and get a plate full of creamy homemade baked mac and cheese. Yummy!
9. National Caviar Day (July 18)
National Caviar Day is the second-best food holiday in July in our book. On National Caviar Day, people celebrate this luxurious food made from the eggs of sturgeon fish, which is considered to be a delicacy.
10. National Daiquiri Day (July 19)
It all started in 1898, when an American engineer, Jennings Cox, was in charge of a mining operation in the Cuban village called Daiquiri. One night, he combined Bacardi, lime, and sugar in a tall glass full of ice. He named the drink Daiquiri, and the rest is history.
This July 19th holiday is celebrated by making and drinking this delicious cocktail.
11. National Junk Food Day (July 21)
On National Junk Food Day, we celebrate our love of junk food. This holiday was created as a way to indulge in your favorite unhealthy foods without feeling guilty.
How to celebrate this holiday? Snack on something, such as chips with dip, take your family out for a burger or throw a junk food party.
Oh, and remember to make use of your gym membership the next day to burn out those extra calories.
12. National Parents’ Day (July 24)
National Parents’ Day was created to celebrate the important role that parents play in their children’s lives.
How to celebrate these special days in July? Spend time with your parents or send them a card or flowers. You can also make a donation to a charity that supports families.
13. Harry Potter’s Birthday (July 31)
Are you a fan of Harry Potter? Then, you’ll want to celebrate his birthday on July 31. This is the day that Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling were born.
How to celebrate this holiday?
You can do so by re-reading the books, watching the movies, or dressing up as your favorite character. You can also make some Harry Potter-themed food, such as Butterbeer or Pumpkin Pasties.
Why are there so many events in July? Because Junebugs need a break too. Seriously though, July is a great month for holidays.
Whether you’re celebrating Independence, World UFO Day, Cheer Up the Lonely Day, or Harry Potter’s Birthday (yes, that’s a real holiday), there’s something for everyone. So get out there and enjoy the summer sun while it lasts.
What holidays are in the month of July?
There are over 100 holidays you can celebrate in July, from observance to awareness holidays. July is a month of fun in the sun, so many holidays reflect that, such as National Daiquiri Day and National Bikini Day.
However, July also hosts a number of awareness holidays, like Cheer Up the Lonely Day, National Culture Consciousness Week, Bereaved Parents Awareness Month, and a Cord Blood Awareness Month.
What special occasion is in July?
In the US, the most special holiday in the month of July is Independence Day (July 4). This holiday celebrates the Declaration of Independence and the absolution of all allegiance to the British Crown.
July also celebrates Canada’s National Holiday on July 1, which is known as Canada Day. This holiday commemorates the day when Canada became a self-governing entity within Great Britain under the Constitution Act of 1867.
And let’s not forget one of the most special July holidays for Muslims, Eid al-Adha, which begins on July 9 and ends on July 10.