July Holidays

July is named after Julius Caesar — a Roman general and influential senator who was (literally) stabbed in the back by his best friend, Brutus, when Caesar got too powerful. Our July calendar contains lots of ways to celebrate this summer-kissed month—and most importantly, none of them involve any backstabbing.

So get out that calendar, because there are some incredible national days in July....

RELATIONSHIP HOLIDAYS: Did you know the average American has 8 cousins? That's as good a reason to celebrate National Cousins Day (July 24) as any! The rest of the extended family gets their July holidays too—July 26 is National Aunt and Uncle Day. Even friends get to join the fun on International Day of Friendship (July 30).

ACTIVITY HOLIDAYS: We wait all year at National Today to celebrate World Emoji Day (July 17)—the date that matches up with the calendar emoji on our iPhones. We're also pumped to celebrate our favorite glammed-up national day in July: National Lipstick Day (July 29). And who could forget about July 4?

FOOD HOLIDAYS: Our July calendar includes an ode to the best food in America: get ready for National Ice Cream Day on July 16! For more sweets, check out Free Slurpee Day (July 11) and National Junk Food Day (July 21). Looking for July holidays with some savory goodness? National French Fry Day (July 13) is just what the doctor ordered.

DRINKING HOLIDAYS: Scotch accounts for an entire quarter's of the UK exports—celebrate on National Scotch Day (July 27)! And, if you like piña coladas (and getting caught in the rain), enjoy National Piña Colada Day on July 10.

Find a complete list of July holidays below, and happy celebrating!

International Joke Day
I tell ya, muggers are jerks, but you still gotta hand it to them. (Laugh track!) And thus begins another ...
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World UFO Day
"I want to believe." These are the words of notorious X-Files hero Fox Mulder, who convinced an entire generation that ...
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Stay Out Of The Sun Day
Hang up your beach towels, don your coziest attire and prepare for an all-day Netflix marathon, because believe it or ...
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Independence Day
We're all familiar with the famous phrase "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." But did you know those words ...
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National Bikini Day
Grab your sunscreen—it’s National Bikini Day this July 5, and it’s the perfect opportunity to head to the beach. National ...
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National Fried Chicken Day
Fried chicken is a greasy, deliciously indulgent comfort food enjoyed by millions all over the world. But did you know ...
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International Kissing Day
We all remember our first kiss—it was completely exhilarating, probably awkward, and may have involved braces. But kissing is an ...
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Strawberry Sundae Day
Hot summer days call for a sweet, refreshing treat. Strawberry Sundae Day is Jul. 7 and there is no better ...
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National Video Game Day
There’s no better time than now to dust off that old Nintendo and haul your prized collection of video games ...
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Sugar Cookie Day
Arguably one of the greatest holidays of all time, National Sugar Cookie Day falls on July 9 each year and ...
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National Kitten Day
Kittens! Who doesn't love tiny, adorable kittens? ...their big heads, giant eyes, tiny pink paws and noses, and the adorable ...
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National Pina Colada Day
A frosty and delightfully creamy concoction of pineapple, rum, and coconut cream, the Piña Colada, was first created in Puerto ...
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Amazon Prime Day
July 11 is Amazon Prime Day, a holiday to celebrate the anniversary of Amazon! Amazon celebrated the first annual Amazon ...
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Free Slurpee Day
Each year, approximately 7,290,000 gallons of Slurpee are consumed worldwide. For comparison, that’s enough sugary substance to fill TWELVE Olympic-size ...
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World Population Day
Sure, you might know that there are more than 7 billion people on earth right now, but how often do ...
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National Simplicity Day
It’s time to get back to basics and celebrate National Simplicity Day! The holiday falls every year on July 12 ...
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Chicken Wing Day
Let’s run through this again. Waterfalls of ranch dressing? Check. Gobs of blue cheese? Check. Handy wipes? Check. An insatiable ...
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National French Fry Day
When it comes to the tastiest French fries on the planet, everyone seems to have an opinion. It’s a time ...
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Bastille Day
Sacré bleu! It’s been more than 200 years since the French toppled their long-standing monarchy, symbolized by the storming of ...
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Mac and Cheese Day
It’s perhaps the king of comfort foods, the dominant dish of America, and a favorite of all ages all over ...
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National Pandemonium Day
Ready to dive into all things unpredictable on Pandemonium Day this July 14? The word “pandemonium” first appeared in the ...
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National Give Something Away Day
Imagine a day when you could clean house and get rid of clutter, show someone that you care, gift small ...
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Corn Fritter Day
High summer is peak season for delicious corn, so what better day to celebrate National Corn Fritter Day than July ...
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Ice Cream Day
Surprising to some, President Ronald Reagan is the person to thank for designating the third Sunday of July as National ...
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Emoji Day
Communication in the Internet Age now goes far beyond pressing send on a simple text message. Check your social media ...
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Nelson Mandela International Day
Nelson Mandela has many accolades. He's  an iconic figure that triumphed over South Africa’s apartheid regime. He was a human ...
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World Listening Day
Shhh… do you hear that? It’s the sound of World Listening Day approaching on July 18. World Listening Day is ...
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National Hot Dog Day
For the uninitiated, National Hot Dog Day may sound pretty straightforward. It’s a celebration of grilled wieners and toasted buns, ...
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Daiquiri Day
National Daiquiri Day is celebrated each year on July 19, where people across the United States fill their glasses with ...
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Moon Day
Why is the moon important? Could it be the tides? Could it be that it lights up our skies at ...
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Junk Food Day
We all deserve to indulge once in awhile! National Junk Food Day is on July 21 and we have the ...
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Hammock Day
Rest easy because National Hammock Day is on July 22. We have the best restorative gifts, celebration ideas, and more ...
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Gorgeous Grandma Day
Maybe you call her Nana. Maybe you call her Granny. Maybe you call her when you’re in trouble because you ...
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National Cousins Day
National Cousin's Day is celebrated each year on July 24. This is the perfect day to let all of your ...
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National Tequila Day
They say tequila won’t fix all your problems, but we say it’s worth a shot. And this July 24, you’ll ...
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Hot Fudge Sundae Day
There are many cities that claim to be the home of the hot fudge sundae, but they've all got one ...
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Aunt and Uncle Day
Aunts and uncles are the best — they're like moms and dads, with all the fun and none of the ...
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National Scotch Day
Observed each year on July 27, National Scotch Day celebrates the iconic whisky. In order to be considered scotch, this ...
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National Milk Chocolate Day
Calling all chocolate lovers! National Milk Chocolate Day is celebrated annually on July 28. When solid chocolate is combined with ...
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World Hepatitis Day
World Hepatitis Day is a public health holiday held each year to promote awareness about hepatitis, a group of infectious ...
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Lasagna Day
You don’t have to have an Italian heritage or be a fat, orange cartoon cat to celebrate National Lasagna Day ...
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National Lipstick Day
Believe it or not, lipstick has been popular for hundreds and hundreds of years all over the globe! People have ...
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National Cheesecake Day
Separately, cheese and cake are beloved all over the world.  But taken together, they attract a veritable cult following.  Cheesecake ...
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Day of Friendship
We have a question for you—would you say your friendships enrich your life? The United Nations General Assembly loves their ...
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National Dance Day
Launched in 2010 by “So You Think You Can Dance” co-creator Nigel Lythgoe, National Dance Day is now a nation-wide, ...
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National Mutt Day
Dogs are known as man's best friend, and there are oodles of national (and international) holidays to prove it! National ...
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