July: Calendar of Wacky Holidays, Crazy Observances, and Odd Celebrations

July is full of interesting celebrations that occur monthly, weekly, and daily! Though some of the holidays may seem wacky, we promise they'll give you a laugh! Have a fun time scrolling through our complete calendar of official and unofficial July holidays, observances, celebrations, and special occasions! You're guaranteed to have a blast in July with these weird, unusual, and bizarre holidays!

The month of July was named after Julius Caesar in 44 BC. The birthstone for July is the ruby. The July birth flowers are the water lily, delphinium, or larkspur, and they symbolize joy, fickleness, and sweetness. Feelings of open heart and ardent attachment are also attributed to the flowers. July has two zodiac signs: Cancer (June 21st - July 22nd) and Leo (July 23rd - August 22nd).

July Monthly Observances

July is all about celebrating, and some celebrations occur throughout the entire month! July monthly holidays were created to observe a variety of different causes and topics relating to foods, health, business, and more.

  • Bereaved Parents Awareness Month
  • Bioterrorism/Disaster Education and Awareness Month
  • Eggplant and Lettuce Month
  • Family Golf Month
  • Family Reunion Month
    • Date Varies: July, August, or May 13th - June 17th
  • Freedom from Fear of Speaking Month
  • International Blondie and Deborah Harry Month
  • International Group B Strep Awareness Month
  • International Women with Alopecia Month
  • International Zine Month
  • Mango and Melon Month
  • National Anti-Boredom Month
  • National Black Family Month
  • National Blueberry Month
  • National Cellphone Courtesy Month
  • National Child-Centered Divorce Month
  • National Doghouse Repairs Month
  • National Grilling Month
  • National Hemochromatosis Awareness Month
  • National Herbal and Prescription Awareness Month
  • National Horseradish Month
  • National Hot Dog Month
  • National Ice Cream Month
  • National Independent Retailer Month
  • National Make a Difference to Children Month
  • National Parks and Recreation Month
  • National Picnic Month
  • National Share a Sunset with Your Lover Month
  • National Vacation Rental Month
  • National Wheelchair Beautification Month
  • Nectarine and Garlic Month
  • Sandwich Generation Month
  • Smart Irrigation Month
  • Social Wellness Month
  • Women's Motorcycle Month
July Weekly Celebrations

Throughout the month of July, weekly observances are set apart to recognize different causes and subjects affiliated with sports, health, professions, and even nude recreation! Have some fun, and celebrate every week in July!

  • National Unassisted Homebirth Week
    • July 1st - July 7th
  • Be Nice to New Jersey Week
    • 1st Full Week
  • Creative Maladjustment Week
    • July 7th - July 14th
  • National Farriers Week
    • 2nd Week: Wednesday - Tuesday
  • Nude Recreation Week
    • 2nd Week: Monday - Sunday
  • National Ventriloquism Week
    • 2nd Full Week: Wednesday - Saturday
  • Captive Nations Week
    • 3rd Week
  • National Zoo Keeper Week
    • 3rd Week
  • Everybody Deserves A Massage Week
    • 3rd Full Week
  • National Independent Retailers Week
    • 3rd Full Week
  • National Parenting Gifted Children Week
    • 3rd Full Week
  • Restless Leg Syndrome Education and Awareness Week
    • July 18th - July 22nd
  • Sports Cliché Week
    • Week of Major League Baseball All-Star Game
July Daily Holidays

There are many unusual and wacky holidays that occur in July! While many of the holidays listed here are official international or national holidays, many originated on the web and are now celebrated by people all over the world. Scroll through the calendar listed below to find multiple reasons to celebrate for every day in July!

  1. Canada Day
  2. International Joke Day
  3. National Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day
  4. National Gingersnap Day
  5. National Postal Workers Day
  6. Second Half of the Year Day
  7. I Forgot Day
  8. National Anisette Day
  9. World UFO Day
  10. Compliment Your Mirror Day
  11. Disobedience Day
  12. Eat Beans Day
  13. National Chocolate Wafer Day
  14. Stay Out of the Sun Day
  15. Independence Day (Fourth of July)
  16. Independence from Meat Day
  17. National Barbecued Spareribs Day
  18. National Caesar Salad Day
  19. National Country Music Day
  20. National Hillbilly Day
  21. Sidewalk Egg Frying Day
  22. National Apple Turnover Day
  23. National Graham Cracker Day
  24. Workaholics Day
  25. Build a Scarecrow Day (2014)
    • 1st Sunday of July
  26. National Air Traffic Control Day
  27. National Fried Chicken Day
  28. Take Your Webmaster to Lunch Day
  29. Build a Scarecrow Day (2013)
    • 1st Sunday of July
  30. Chocolate Day
  31. National Macaroni Day
  32. National Strawberry Sundae Day
  33. Tell the Truth Day
  34. National Chocolate with Almonds Day
  35. Ramadan Begins (2013)
    • Date Varies: Depends on Visual Sightings of the Crescent Moon
  36. Video Game Day
  37. National Sugar Cookie Day
  38. National Intern Appreciation Day
    • Date Varies: June 3rd or July 9th
  39. Clerihew Day
  40. Don't Step on a Bee Day
  41. National Pina Colada Day
  42. Nikola Tesla Day
  43. Teddy Bear Picnic Day
  44. 7-Eleven (Free Slurpee) Day
  45. All American Pet Photo Day
  46. Cheer up the Lonely Day
  47. Cow Appreciation Day (2014)
    • 2nd Friday of July
  48. National Blueberry Muffin Day
  49. World Population Day
  50. Cow Appreciation Day (2013)
    • 2nd Friday of July
  51. Different Colored Eyes Day
  52. Eat Your Jello Day
  53. National Pecan Pie Day
  54. Paper Bag Day
  55. Simplicity Day
  56. Barbershop Music Appreciation Day
  57. Embrace Your Geekness Day
  58. Fool's Paradise Day
  59. Gruntled Workers Day
  60. International Puzzle Day
  61. National French Fries Day
  62. Bastille Day
  63. National Grand Marnier Day
  64. National Nude Day
  65. Pandemonium Day
  66. Be a Dork Day
  67. Get Out of the Doghouse Day (2013)
    • 3rd Monday of July
  68. Global Hug Your Kids Day (2013)
    • 3rd Monday of July
  69. I Love Horses Day
  70. National Gummi Worm Day
  71. National Tapioca Pudding Day
  72. Respect Canada Day
  73. Fresh Spinach Day
  74. National Corn Fritters Day
  75. National Personal Chef Day
  76. Get to Know Your Customer Day (2014)
    • 3rd Thursday of Each Quarter
  77. National Peach Ice Cream Day
  78. Wrong Way Corrigan Day
  79. Yellow Pig Day
  80. Get to Know Your Customer Day (2013)
    • 3rd Thursday of Each Quarter
  81. National Caviar Day
  82. Nelson Mandela International Day
  83. World Listening Day
  84. Flitch Day
  85. National Daiquiri Day
  86. National Raspberry Cake Day
    • Date Varies: July 19th or July 31st
  87. Stick Out Your Tongue Day
  88. International Chess Day
  89. Moon Day
  90. National Lollipop Day
  91. National Moon Walk Day
  92. Ugly Truck Day
  93. Get Out of the Doghouse Day (2014)
    • 3rd Monday of July
  94. Global Hug Your Kids Day (2014)
    • 3rd Monday of July
  95. National Creme Brulee Day
    • Date Varies: July 21st or July 27th
  96. National Ice Cream Day
  97. National Junk Food Day
  98. Hammock Day
  99. National Penuche Fudge Day
  100. Ratcatcher's Day
    • Date Varies: June 26th or July 22nd
  101. Spooner's (Spoonerism) Day
  102. Gorgeous Grandma Day
  103. Hot Enough for Ya Day
  104. National Hot Dog Day
  105. National Vanilla Ice Cream Day
  106. Cousin's Day
  107. Instant Coffee Day
  108. National Drive-Thru Day
  109. National Tequila Day
  110. Pioneer Day (Utah)
  111. Tell an Old Joke Day
  112. Act Like a Caveman Day
  113. Culinarians Day
  114. National Carousel (Merry-Go-Round) Day
  115. National Chili Dog Day (2013)
    • Last Thursday of July
  116. National Hot Fudge Sundae Day
  117. System Administrator Appreciation Day (2014)
    • Last Friday of July
  118. Talk in an Elevator Day (2014)
    • Last Friday of July
  119. Thread the Needle Day
  120. All or Nothing Day
  121. Aunt and Uncle's Day
  122. Disability Independence Day
  123. National Coffee Milkshake Day
  124. National Day of the Cowboy (2014)
    • 4th Saturday of July
  125. National Dance Day (2014)
    • Last Saturday of July
  126. One Voice Day
  127. System Administrator Appreciation Day (2013)
    • Last Friday of July
  128. Talk in an Elevator Day (2013)
    • Last Friday of July
  129. National Creme Brulee Day
    • Date Varies: July 21st or July 27th
  130. National Day of the Cowboy (2013)
    • 4th Saturday of July
  131. National Dance Day (2013)
    • Last Saturday of July
  132. National Scotch Day
  133. Parents' Day (2014)
    • 4th Sunday of July
  134. Ramadan Ends (2014)
    • Date Varies: Depends on Visual Sightings of the Crescent Moon
  135. Take Your Houseplants for a Walk Day
  136. Take Your Pants for a Walk Day
  137. Walk on Stilts Day
  138. National Milk Chocolate Day
  139. Parents' Day (2013)
    • 4th Sunday of July
  140. National Chicken Wing Day
  141. National Lasagna Day
  142. Father-in-Law Day
  143. International Day of Friendship
  144. National Cheesecake Day
  145. Always Live Better Than Yesterday Day
  146. Jump For Jelly Beans Day
  147. Ka Hae Hawaii Day (Hawaiian Flag Day)
  148. National Chili Dog Day (2014)
    • Last Thursday of July
  149. National Mutt Day
    • Date Varies: July 31st or December 2nd
  150. National Raspberry Cake Day
    • Date Varies: July 19th or July 31st

2 comments:

  1. What an interesting list! Although I'm not sure about National Ratcatcher's Day, sounds frightening. Being that it's the beginning of a new month you should check out allcal's Wacky August Holidays too. You'll be sure to find something fun and just might pick up a new hobby. http://www.allcal.com/fun-augusts-wacky-holidays/

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