Guest Author - Christa Mackey
June is hot. July is hotter, and to prove it, July has the honor of being National Ice Cream Month. Some other monthly honors for July are National Blueberry Month, National Anti-Boredom Month, and National Hot Dog Month! But, whatever you do, do NOT get married in July! July is known as an Unlucky Month for Weddings!
How does a witch tell time? With a witch watch! This joke is brought to you by July 1st—International Joke Day! This is the day that people the world over tell each other jokes and laugh. Laughter is the best medicine after all. On a serious note, however, this day is celebrated in Canada as Canada Day. On July 1st, 1867, the British Parliament passed the British North America Act which allowed Canada to become a self-governing nation.
July 2nd is…is… I forget. Anything you were supposed to know, this is the day to forget it. It is I Forget Day. Forget everything you once knew! Be free! Just, be smart and don’t forget your significant other’s birthday. Or your anniversary.
Compliment Your Mirror Day comes on July 3rd. Perhaps instead of complimenting your mirror, compliment the person in the mirror! Take one day, and every time you look at your mirror, remind the person staring back that they’re wonderful—look them in the eyes! Trust me, after a day of complimenting yourself, you’ll feel more empowered.
“Let freedom ring” in the United States on July 4th—Independence Day! As a side note, it is also National Country Music Day. It’s probably because, for some reason, most patriotic songs are country and western style—Martina McBride’s “Independence Day;” Toby Keith’s “Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue;” Charlie Daniels Band’s, “This Ain’t a Rag, It’s a Flag;” and many, many more. Following the 4th is the 5th—usually a day off work, as well, but, it’s National Work-a-holics Day! Feel free to work to your heart’s content!
Skipping ahead in the month, the 14th of the month brings us Bastille Day. This is the day that the people of France stormed the Bastille (a prison) to overthrow the constitutional monarchy, in essence, liberating France from the monarchy. This event clearly also caused pandemonium, which could be why July 14th is also Pandemonium Day. Of course, it’s also National Nude Day, but that’s clearly the crazy Americans.
The 24th of July is Emelia Earhart Day. This day commemorates the life of one of the first female aviators. She and her co-pilot disappeared over the Pacific Ocean as they attempted to fly around the world on July 2, 1937. Neither she, nor her plane has been found. Celebrate this magnificent woman by learning more about her on July 24!
For more Zany July holidays, visit Holiday Insights. Most of the days in the month have more than one thing to celebrate! Have a great July!