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What are the National Days of July? – Find Out With Our Full List

This handy list 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 we cover a new and fun national day about July on the blog, we add links to the list below. Hopefully, this will give you new ideas for ways to celebrate these days.

Keep reading to learn more about July and get the list of national days this month.

If you want an interactive way to learn about the July national days, check out this July word search puzzle. It’s filled with the national days of this month.

We also have word puzzles dedicated to specific national days, like our 4th of July word search, and our 4th of July word scramble puzzle.

National Days of July text on picture of hand holding ice cream

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.Statue of Julius Caesar. The month of July is named for him.

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?

Cartoon image with words Happy birthday Nikola Tesla July 10.

  • 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.

July days: Waterlily, 4th of July, ruby and cancer in a collage.

  • 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.

DNA symbol with words July is National Fragile X Awareness 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
  • Disability Pride 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 list below features 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.

Pina colada and spare ribs in a collage with words July National Days.

July 1

  • 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

July 2

  • National Anisette Day
  • I Forgot Day
  • Made in the USA Day
  • World’s Sports Journalist’s Day
  • World UFO Day (also June 24)

July 3

  • 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

July 4

  • 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

Guitar hat, boots and guitar.

July 5

  • National Apple Turnover Day
  • National Graham Cracker Day
  • National Hawaii Day
  • National Bikini Day
  • National Workaholics Day

July 6

  • 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

July 7

  • 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.

July 8

  • National Milk Chocolate with Almonds Day
  • National Ice Cream Sundae Day
  • Be a Kid Again Day

July 9

  • National Sugar Cookie Day
  • National No Bra Day
  • Fashion Day
  • Call of the Horizon Day

July 10

  • National Pina Colada Day
  • National Clerihew Day
  • National Kitten Day
  • Pick Blueberries Day
  • Teddy Bear Picnic Day
  • Don’t Step on a Bee Day

Swimming pool and mojito with words National Days to Celebrate in July.

July 11

  • 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

July 12

  • National Simplicity Day
  • National Different Colored Eyes Day
  • National Pecan Pie Day
  • Paper Bag Day
  • Eat Your Jello Day

July 13

  • 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

July 14

  • 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

July 15

  • 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 Saturday)
  • International Cherry Pit Spitting Day (1st. Saturday)
  • National Build a Scarecrow Day (First Sunday)
  • Barn Day (2nd Sunday)
  • Cow Appreciation Day (2nd Tuesday)
  • Collector Car Appreciation Day – (2nd Friday)
  • National Get Out of the Dog House Day – (3rd Monday)
  • Global Hug Your Kids Day – (3rd Monday)
  • National Hot Dog Day – (closest Wednesday to July 19)

Scarecrow in a field.

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 Thursday) (Also 3rd Thursday in January, April, and October)
  • National Strawberry Rhubarb Wine Day – (3rd Saturday)
  • Toss Away the “Could Haves” and “Should Haves” Day – (3rd Saturday)
  • National Woodie Wagon Day – (3rd Saturday)
  • National Ice Cream Day – (3rd Sunday)
  • National Refreshment Day – (4th Thursday)
  • Shiraz Day – (4th Thursday)
  • National Intern Day – (Last Thursday)
  • National Chili Dog Day – (Last Thursday)
  • National Talk in an Elevator Day – (Last Friday)
  • National Get Gnarly Day – (Last Friday)
  • National System Administrator Appreciation Day– (Last Friday)
  • National Day of the Cowboy – (4th Saurday.)
  • National Drowning Prevention Day – (4th Saturday)
  • National Parent’s Day – (4th Sunday)
  • National Dance Day – (Last Saturday)

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!

July 16

  • 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

July 17

  • National Peach Ice Cream Day
  • National Yellow Pigs Day
  • National Tattoo Day
  • Wrong Way Corrigan Day
  • World Emoji Day
  • World Day for International Justice

July 18

  • National Sour Candy Day
  • National Caviar Day
  • Nelson Mandela International Day
  • Perfect Family Day
  • World Listening Day

Strawberry daquiri and cat with tongue out in a collage.

July 19

  • National Daiquiri Day
  • National Flitch Day
  • Stick out Your Tongue Day
  • New Friends Day (also January 19 and October 19)

July 20

  • 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

July 21

  • National Junk Food Day
  • National Be Someone Day
  • National Tug of War Tournament Day
  • Legal Age Drinking Day

July 22

  • National Hammock Day
  • National Rat Catcher’s Day
  • National Penuche Fudge Day
  • Lion’s Share Day
  • Spoonerism Day
  • Summer Leisure Day

July 23

  • 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.

July 24

  • National Thermal Engineer Day
  • National Cousins Day
  • National Tequila Day
  • National Drive-Thru Day
  • National Amelia Earhart Day
  • Pioneer Day

Man on stilts, tubes of lipstick and threading a needle with words unusual national days in July

July 25

  • 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

July 26

  • National Aunt and Uncle’s Day
  • National Bagelfest Day
  • National Coffee Milkshake Day
  • National All or Nothing Day
  • One Voice Day

Cocktail, swimming pool and kitten with words celebrating the national days in July.

July 27

  • National New Jersey Day
  • National Love is Kind Day 
  • National Scotch Day
  • National Crème Brûlée Day
  • Bagpipe Appreciation Day
  • Take your Pants for a Walk Day
  • Walk on Stilts Day

July 28

July 29

  • National Lasagna Day
  • National Lipstick Day
  • National Chicken Wing Day
  • International Tiger Day
  • Rain Day

July 30

  • 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

July 31

  • 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 Lists just for you.

Bowls of salad with words July National Food Days - Find out how to celebrate the month with food.

Each month has its own list of foodie national days and each month celebrates different food holidays. Here are some other national day food lists that feature only food holidays to honor with your favorite recipes:

National days puzzle printables

Do you enjoy word puzzles? Is so, be sure to check out my monthly printable puzzles. Each one features several national days hidden in a word search puzzle.

It’s great taking a bit of me-time. The kids will love them too.

July 1 on a calendar with clock, plant and red and blue pens.

For the national days word search printables for the other months, check out these pages:

Other word search puzzles to be updated soon. Stay tuned!

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 lists of national days here:

Red white and blue bokeh background with words National Day Lists.

Which are your favorite national day of July?

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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.

Watermelon slices and a July to do list page

Yield: 1 to do list

National Days of July To Do List

July 1 on a calendar with clock, plant and red and blue pens.

Print out this to do list and fill it in with your favorite national days in July. It's a great way to keep track and plan for the whole month.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $1


  • Heavy card stock or glossy photo paper


  • Computer printer
  • Pen


    1. Load your heavy cardstock or glossy photo paper into your Deskjet printer.
    2. Choose portrait layout and if possible "fit to page" in your settings.
    3. Print the today and fill in your favorite national days.
    4. Start planning!
    5. 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.
    6. To fill the entire page, choose 125% or "fit to page" on your printer if you have this setting,


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    Tuesday 20th of June 2023

    Carol, I hate to keep badgering you about the monthly calendars but was wondering if you kept images of all the past ones in an archive folder? I only had the pleasure of seeing them for one year before you discontinued them and like many, miss them.


    Wednesday 21st of June 2023

    Hi Dana. No, unfortunately I don't have them on file.


    Saturday 23rd of July 2022

    Useful guide, i have found it helpful to find the national days of july.


    Friday 15th of July 2022

    Why did you make doing the monthly Calendars, We really looked forward to those. we actually made our Menus around them for the workplace


    Sunday 17th of July 2022

    Thank you for your question! We have discontinued our calendars due to time issues, and will not be making them in the future. However, we do have a full list of the national days which you can find here. This page contains even more national days than our calendars previously had!

    We have also started making free printable word searches featuring the national days of each month. You can find all the word search printables under the puzzles tab on the main menu bar.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are "affiliate links." This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive a small commission from the sale, but the price is the same for you. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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