Guest Author - Vannie Ryanes
The Tour De France often celebrate's the real beginning of summer in some parts of the world as cycling’s best of the best compete in France's famous and exciting bike race. And, to everyone in the U.S. enjoy Independence Day and remember it's true meaning as you celebrate July 4.
Cell Phone Courtesy Month. July 1–31. With more than 180 million cell phone users in the United States, this month is dedicated to encouraging the increasingly unmindful corps of cell phone users to be more respectful of their surroundings and those around them.
National Baked Bean Month. July 1–31. To pay tribute to one of America’s favorite and most healthful and nutritious foods—baked beans made with dried or canned beans. For more information, browse www.americanbean.org.
National Blueberries Month. July 1–31. To make the public aware that this is the peak month for fresh blueberries. For more information, browse www.blueberry.org.
National Horseradish Month. July 1–31. To celebrate the healthful and hot horseradish, which has been prized for its medicinal and gastronomic qualities for centuries. For more information, browse www.horseradish.org.
Tour De France. July 1–23. One of the great sporting events of the world. Cycling’s best compete for more than 3,427 kilometers in 20 stages in the country of France. Ten stages are flat terrain races, seven are mountain races and three are time trials (individual and team). For more information, browse www.letour.fr.
Independence Day. July 4, 1776. The United States commemorates adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress. The nation’s birthday. Legal holiday in all states and territories.
Gorgeous Grandma Day. July 23. Even though television and the press glamorize youth and make older folks often feel undervalued, the “senior citizen” label can no longer describe a feeble, antiquated person who is treasured only as a volunteer. A day to recognize the majority of older women are far from powerless, sickly, frail or helpless. Browse www.gorgeousgrandma.com.
Parents’ Day. July 23. To pay tribute to the men and women across the United States whose devotion as parents strengthens our society and forms the foundation for a bright future for America.