I know I said I’m reducing the number of posts, but some part of my brain just started to panic as I realized that it was the start of a new month. I’m still used to doing a post to start each month so I figured I may as well keep with that habit. July is one of the hotter months here in the South. July and August. There’s threats of triple digit temperatures where I am. I’m aware that Georgia and Florida have already had some weather like that. My poor MIL was told the green beans in both states have scorched and there’s none available for canning.

July 4th rings in Independence Day for the United States. Fireworks, cookouts, and patriotism! Well, maybe the first two, but the last one is less likely these days. I was also surprised that there was a Filipino-American Friendship Day on the same day. Not something I was aware of and I’m Filipino. (I know very little about my own heritage, sadly.) Thank you, National Today, for being a fountain of holiday knowledge!

A Giant List of July Daily Holidays and Observances

July 1: International Joke Day, American Zoo Day, Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day, National Postal Worker Day, Canada Day
July 2: National I Forgot Day, World UFO Day
July 3: Disobedience Day, International Plastic Bag Free Day, National Stay Out of the Sun Day, National Eat Beans Day
July 4: Independence Day
July 5: National Bikini Day, National Graham Cracker Day
July 6: International Kissing Day, National Fried Chicken Day
July 7: Tell the Truth Day, National Strawberry Sundae Day, World Chocolate Day
July 8: National Video Game Day, Math 2.0 Day, Liberty Bell Day (rang to signal reading of Declaration of Independence), National SCUD Day (also known as National Savor the Comic, Unplug the Drama Day)
July 9: National Sugar Cookie Day
July 10: Teddy Bear Picnic Day, National Kitten Day, National Piña Colada Day, Don’t Step On a Bee Day
July 11: Cheer Up the Lonely Day, Marine Corps Creation Day, National Clerihew Day, World Population Day
July 12: Simplicity Day, Etch a Sketch Day, National Eat Your Jello Day
July 13: Embrace Your Geekness Day, National French Fry Day
July 14: Bastille Day, Shark Awareness Day, Cow Appreciation Day, National Mac and Cheese Day, Pandemonium Day
July 15: Be a Dork Day, Gummi Worm Day, National Give Something Away Day, National Pet Fire Safety Day
July 16: World Snake Day, National Corn Fritter Day
July 17: Wrong Way Day, World Emoji Day, National Lottery Day
July 18: World Listening Day, Nelson Mandela International Day, National Caviar Day
July 19: National Daiquiri Day, National Ice Cream Day* (third Sunday)
July 20: National Moon Day, Space Exploration Day, International Chess Day, National Lollipop Day
July 21: National Junk Food Day
July 22: Spoonerism Day, National Hammock Day
July 23: Gorgeous Grandma Day, National Hot Dog Day
July 24: Tell An Old Joke Day, National Cousins Day, National Drive-Thru Day, National Tequila Day
July 25: National Thread the Needle Day, National Hot Fudge Sundae Day, National Wine and Cheese Day
July 26: National All Or Nothing Day, National Aunt and Uncle Day, National Parents Day* (fourth Sunday)
July 27: National Creme Brûlée Day, National Scotch Day, Bagpipe Appreciation Day
July 28: National Milk Chocolate Day, National Hamburger Day (one of three celebratory days in the year)
July 29: Rain Day, National Chicken Wing Day, National Lasagna Day, National Lipstick Day
July 30: National Support Public Education Day, National Cheesecake Day, International Day of Friendship, National Chili Dog Day, National Father-in-Law Day
July 31: Talk In An Elevator Day, Harry Potter’s Birthday Day, National Avocado Day, National Mutt Day

Weekly and Monthly Holidays Include

Clean Beaches Week (July 1-7)
National Parenting Gifted Children Week (third week)
National Moth Week (last week)

American Artist Appreciation Month
American History Essay Contest
Bereaved Parents Awareness Month
Cord Blood Awareness Month
Family Fun Month
Family Meal Month
Family Reunion Month
National Anti-Boredom Month
National Baked Bean Month
National Black Family Month
National Blueberry Month
National Cell Phone Courtesy Month
National Culinary Arts Month
National Fireworks Safety Month
National Foreign Language Month
National Grilling Month
National Hemp Month
National Horseradish Month
National Hot Dog Month
National Ice Cream Month
National Make a Difference for Children Month
National Peach Month
National Picnic Month
National World Watercolor Month
Purposeful Parenting Month
Read an Almanac Month

Holy moo, my brain melted just reading over these lists. A lot of them make sense. Obviously… let’s keep our beaches clean while not blowing ourselves up with fireworks. Let’s keep the kids from being bored as Summer vacation gets fully into swing. Watching social media, I’m surprised how many people are actually JUST starting their summer breaks. My step daughter has been out of school sense May and they’ll be returning in August.

We’ve also made it through HALF the year! July 1st is exactly the midpoint of the year. We’ve got it half done. Now let’s just finish the rest of this year… and then the next. And so on. I guess. Inktober hit week 26 (I’m behind and still need to do week 25 too). Which means it’s halfway through those as well! Satisfied that things still to be going smoothly. Hopefully this doesn’t jinx things for me.

Thanks for stopping in today, guys! Have a great month. Stay cool.

Published by Erin Seto

Southern Peach 🍑, in her 30’s - Artist 🎨 + Bibliophile 📚 + Geek 🎮 + Nerd 👓 + Animal-Lover 🐾 + Bipolar Disorder 💢 x Anxiety 😨 x PTSD 💣÷ DBT Therapy ✨ + Mental Health Matters 🧠 = ME 👩🏽

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