This handy calendar of national days of July will give you a quick look at the month to find out how to celebrate your favorite national day with crafts ideas, as well as food and drink recipes.
Each time I cover a new and fun national day about July on the blog, I add links to the list below. Hopefully, this will give you new ideas for ways to celebrate these days.
If you would like a printable calendar of National days for the month of July, you can find it here: July Printable Calendar.
Keep reading to learn more about July and get the list of national days this month.
Learn more about the month of July
July is the seventh month of the year in our calendar. For many, it is a time for outdoor activities.
In the Northern Hemisphere, July arrives right in the middle of summer, but in the Southern hemisphere it is associated with winter.
July was named by the Roman Senate in honor of Roman general Julius Caesar.
Before this, it was called Quintilis, since it was the fifth month of the earlier 10-month calendar.
Historically notable days in July
Historically, the month of July has many days of note. Check out these special events from days long gone by.
- U.S. postage stamps went on sale for the first time on July 1, 147.
- Albert Einstein also introduced his Theory of Relativity on July 1, in the year 1905.
- President Garfield was shot on July 2, 1881. However, he did not did until September 19th.
- Great Britain created the world’s first auto speed limit law on July 5, 1865.
- Congress authorized all U.S. currency to say “In God We Trust” on July 11, 1955.
- Just in time for the hot summer, days, the air conditioner was invented on July 17, 1902.
- Hank Aaron hit the last home run of his career on July 20, 1976 – it was his 755th.
- World War I began on July 28, 1914.
Famous people with birthdays in July
Everyone loves their birthday – even celebrities. These famous people have birthdays in July. Does one of them match yours?
- Princess Diana – July 1
- Louis Armstrong – July 4
- Nikola Tesla – July 10
- Angela Merkel – July 17
- Nelson Mandela – July 18
- Alexander the Great – July 20
- Robin Williams – July 21
- Selena Gomez – July 22
- Amelia Earhart – July 24
- Jackie Kennedy – July 28
- Julius Caesar – July 30
- J.K. Rowling – July 31
Fun facts about July
The month of July has arrived, so let’s catch up with a few facts about the second month of summer.
- The birthstone for the month of July is the Ruby.
- Flowers that honor the month are the larkspur and the water lily.
- If you follow the signs of the Zodiac, July is associated with both Cancer and Leo.
- There are many countries which celebrate Independence Day in July. Some of them are The USA, Venezuela, Argentina, Belgium, the Maldives and Bahamas.
- The long, hot days of July are called “the dog days of summer.”
- 7 US presidents have died in July, so far, making it the highest month for having this happen.
July national monthly observances
July is National grilling month, which fits right in, since we often have barbecues to celebrate with friends this month.
It is also National Hot Dog Month, National Ice Cream Month and National Picnic Month.
On the medical front, July is National Fragile X Awareness Month. And these are just a few monthly observances. This are the other monthly observances for July:
- National Hot Dog Month
- National Ice Cream Month
- National Cell Phone Courtesy Month
- National Culinary Arts Month
- National Contract Sewing Month
- World Watercolor Month
- National Anti-Boredom Month
- National Baked Bean Month
- National Grilling Month
- National Horseradish Month
- National Blueberry Month
- National Peach Month
- Independent Retailer Month
- National Hemp Month
But don’t stop these activities, with all of the other fun and offbeat holidays, there is more than just outdoor eating to celebrate this month.
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List of the national days of July
The calendar below lists the National Days of July, day by day. Some of these days have links to pages on my site where you can find more information about that interesting national day.
Even though the 4th of July and outdoor entertaining are prominent in July, there are many other ways to celebrate, as well. From National Gingersnap day on July 1, to National I Love Horses Day on the 15th, this month is full of fun.
- National Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day
- National Postal Worker Day
- National U.S. Postage Stamp Day
- National Gingersnap Day
- National Television Heritage Day
- National Financial Freedom Day
- American Zoo Day
- Devotion to Duty Day
- Canada Day
- Early Bird Day
- Zip Code Day
- International Chicken Wing Day
- International Joke Day
- National Anisette Day
- I Forgot Day
- Made in the USA Day
- World’s Sports Journalist’s Day
- World UFO Day (also June 24)
- National Fried Clam Day
- National Eat Your Beans Day
- National Chocolate Wafer Day
- National Compliment Your Mirror Day
- American Redneck Day
- Disobedience Day
- Stay out of the Sun Day
- Independence Day (USA)
- National Barbecued Spareribs Day
- National Caesar Salad Day
- National Country Music Day
- Alice in Wonderland Day
- Independence from Meat Day
- Invisible Day
- Sidewalk Egg Frying Day
- National Apple Turnover Day
- National Graham Cracker Day
- National Hawaii Day
- National Bikini Day
- National Workaholics Day
- National Hand Roll Day
- International Kissing Day
- National Fried Chicken Day
- National Air Traffic Control Day
- Take your Webmaster to Lunch Day
- Umbrella Cover Day
- National Dive Bar Day
- National Strawberry Sundae Day
- National Father Daughter Take a Walk Day
- National Macaroni Day
- World Chocolate Day
- Global Forgiveness Day
- Tell the Truth Day
More July national days to celebrate
We are only one week into the month and have already had over 51 national days to honor. Next week has even more fun days to come.
- National Milk Chocolate with Almonds Day
- National Ice Cream Sundae Day
- Be a Kid Again Day
- National Sugar Cookie Day
- National No Bra Day
- Fashion Day
- Call of the Horizon Day
- National Pina Colada Day
- National Clerihew Day
- National Kitten Day
- Pick Blueberries Day
- Teddy Bear Picnic Day
- Don’t Step on a Bee Day
- National Rainier Cherry Day
- National Blueberry Muffin Day
- National Swimming Pool Day
- National Mojito Day
- National Cheer Up The Lonely Day
- National 7-Eleven Day
- All American Pet Photo Day
- International Essential Oils Day
- World Population Day
- National Simplicity Day
- National Different Colored Eyes Day
- National Pecan Pie Day
- Paper Bag Day
- Eat Your Jello Day
- National Delaware Day
- National French Fry Day
- National Beans ‘N’ Franks Day
- Embrace Your Geekness Day
- Fool’s Paradise Day
- Go West Day
- Gruntled Worker’s Day
- National Grand Marnier Day
- National Nude Day
- National Tape Measure Day
- National Mac & Cheese Day
- Non-Binary People’s Day
- Pandemonium Day
- Shark Awareness Day
- National Tapioca Pudding Day
- National Give Something Away Day
- National I Love Horses Day
- National Pet Fire Safety Day
- National Be a Dork Day
- National Respect Canada Day
- Saint Swithin’s Day
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Additional national days of July that change each year
Each of the days above are celebrated on the same date each year.
However, some days of the year don’t have an exact date that they fall on in any given year. These days depend on the calendar for the current year.
Extra national days in the first half of July
Days in the first part of July which change from year to year are these:
- Hop-a-Park Day – (1st Sat.)
- International Cherry Pit Spitting Day (1st. Sat)
- National Build a Scarecrow Day (First Sun.)
- Barn Day (2nd Sun.)
- Cow Appreciation Day (2nd Tues.)
- Collector Car Appreciation Day – (2nd Fri.)
- National Get Out of the Dog House Day – (3rd Mon.)
- Global Hug Your Kids Day – (3rd Mon.)
- National Hot Dog Day – (closest Wednesday to July 19)
Extra national days in the second half of July
Here is the list of changeable national days in the last part of the month.
- Get to Know Your Customers Day – ( 3rd Thurs.) (Also 3rd Thursday in January, April, and October)
- National Strawberry Rhubarb Wine Day – (3rd Sat.)
- Toss Away the “Could Haves” and “Should Haves” Day – (3rd Sat.)
- National Woodie Wagon Day – (3rd Sat.)
- National Ice Cream Day – (3rd Sun.)
- National Refreshment Day – (4th Thurs.)
- Shiraz Day – (4th Thurs.)
- National Intern Day – (Last Thurs.)
- National Chili Dog Day – (Last Thurs.)
- National Talk in an Elevator Day – (Last Fri.)
- National Get Gnarly Day – (Last Fri.)
- National System Administrator Appreciation Day– (Last Fri.)
- National Day of the Cowboy – (4th Sat.)
- National Drowning Prevention Day – (4th Sat.)
- National Parent’s Day – (4th Sun.)
- National Dance Day – (Last Sat.)
More national days of July
Here we are at the half way mark. Has your favorite national day been listed yet? Don’t give up. We have lots more fun in store.
How about National Corn Fritters Day or National Hammock Day? Both are still to come!
- National Corn Fritters Day
- National Personal Chef’s Day (also February 26)
- National Fresh Spinach Day
- Guinea Pig Appreciation Day
- World Snake Day
- Rural Transit Day
- Drag Day
- National Peach Ice Cream Day
- National Yellow Pigs Day
- National Tattoo Day
- Wrong Way Corrigan Day
- World Emoji Day
- World Day for International Justice
- National Sour Candy Day
- National Caviar Day
- Nelson Mandela International Day
- Perfect Family Day
- World Listening Day
- National Daiquiri Day
- National Flitch Day
- Stick out Your Tongue Day
- New Friends Day (also January 19 and October 19)
- National Moon Day
- National Pennsylvania Day
- National Lollipop Day
- National Fortune Cookie Day
- National Ugly Truck Day
- International Chess Day
- Nap Day
- World Jump Day
- National Junk Food Day
- National Be Someone Day
- National Tug of War Tournament Day
- Legal Age Drinking Day
- National Hammock Day
- National Rat Catcher’s Day
- National Penuche Fudge Day
- Lion’s Share Day
- Spoonerism Day
- Summer Leisure Day
- Gorgeous Grandma Day
- National Vanilla Ice Cream Day
- Hot Enough for Ya Day
The last week of the national days of July
Just one more week to find out your favorite national day. We’ve got National Tequila Day and Bagpipe Appreciation Day is still to come.
- National Thermal Engineer Day
- National Cousins Day
- National Tequila Day
- National Drive-Thru Day
- National Amelia Earhart Day
- Pioneer Day
- National Merry-Go-Round Day
- National Hire a Veteran Day
- National Hot Fudge Sundae Day
- National Threading the Needle Day
- National Wine and Cheese Day
- Culinarians Day
- Health and Happiness with Hypnosis Day
- International Red Shoe Day
- National Aunt and Uncle’s Day
- National Bagelfest Day
- National Coffee Milkshake Day
- National All or Nothing Day
- One Voice Day
- National New Jersey Day
- National Love is Kind Day *
- National Scotch Day
- National Créme Bruléé Day
- Bagpipe Appreciation Day
- Take your Pants for a Walk Day
- Walk on Stilts Day
- National Milk Chocolate Day
- Buffalo Soldiers Day
- National Water park Day
- World Hepatitis Day
- World Nature Conservation Day
- National Lasagna Day
- National Lipstick Day
- National Chicken Wing Day
- International Tiger Day
- Rain Day
- National Father-in-Law Day
- National Whistle blower Day
- National Cheesecake Day
- National Support Public Education Day
- International Day of Friendship
- Paperback book Day
- World Snorkeling Day
- National Raspberry Cake Day
- National Avocado Day
- National Mutt Day
- National Jump for Jellybeans Day
- Shredded Wheat Day
- World Ranger Day
- National Cotton Candy Day (also December 7)
National days just for the foodies!
If you are a foodie, I have some special National Day Calendars just for you.
Each month has its own list of Foodie National days and each month celebrates different food holidays. Here are some other foodie National Day Calendars that feature only food holidays to honor with your favorite recipes:
- January Food Holidays
- February Holidays for Foodies
- March National Food Days
- List of Food Days in April
- May National Food Holidays.
- List of Food Days in June
- Calendar of Food Days in July
- August National Food Days
- September National Food Days
More to come later!
National days calendar printables
If you like to plan ahead, be sure to check out my monthly printable calendars. Each one features one National Day that I have featured
It’s great for planning craft projects, recipes and outdoor activities to honor the special days.
For all my National Days Calendar printables check out these pages:
- January national day calendar
- February national day calendar
- March national day calendar
- April national day calendar
- May national day calendar
- June national day calendar
- July national day calendar
- August national day calendar
- September national day calendar
- October national day Calendar
- November national Day calendar
- December national day calendar
Some of these calendars are for last year. This year’s calendars are being updated as the months approach! Be sure to check back soon for the updated calendars for later in the year.
Monthly national day lists
There are over 2000 National Days in the year and each month has over 150 special days to celebrate. Get all the monthly calendars here:
- National days of January
- National days in February
- March national days
- List of national days in April
- Calendar of national days in May
- National days of June
- National days of July (this month)
- National days in August
- National days in September
- List of national days in October
- November national days
- National days of December
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Admin note: this post for the national days of July first appeared on the blog in April of 2018. I have updated the post to add all new photos, a printable to-do list for national days and a video for you to enjoy.
Print out a to do list of national days of July
Would you like to keep track of your favorite national days of July? Print out this to do list and fill in your favorite days. It will help you plan your food and activities all month long!
Print out the to-do list out here on your web browser, or use the card below to print out a slightly smaller version of the page.
- Heavy card stock or glossy photo paper
- Computer printer
- Load your heavy cardstock or glossy photo paper into your Deskjet printer.
- Choose portrait layout and if possible "fit to page" in your settings.
- Print the today and fill in your favorite national days.
- Start planning!
- Using this print function on this card will print a calendar that fills about 1/2 - 3/4 of an 8 x 11 sheet of paper.
- To fill the entire page, choose 125% or "fit to page" on your printer if you have this setting,