Hello Holidays! – July

First, wow. Can you say anemic? There is one major American holiday and a major Canadian holiday. July was always busy for me growing up because both of my parents’ birthdays were in July. Now, the hubby and a niece not only have a birthday in July, but share the same day as my mother.

I did find a bunch of crazy observances here. Check it out, if you’re brave enough! lol (I personally like the listing for the 2nd week)

July 1st – Canada Day. The day in 1867 when the queen of England granted Canada their independence. If the holiday falls on a Sunday, as it did this year, then Canada Day is celebrated the following day.

July 4th – Independence Day in the United States. According to the History Channel, John Adams refused invitations to independence celebrations until the day he died (July 4th, 1826) if they were held on the fourth. He contended that the declaration was signed on the 2nd and therefore should be celebrated on the 2nd. Both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died July 4th 1826. Five years later, President John Monroe would also die on July 4th.

July 20th – Ramandan begins. The ninth month of the Islamic calendar. A time for service to God, inner reflection and self-control. During the month of Ramandan, all Muslims, unless physically unable at the time, must fast. Fasting occurs from dawn to dusk.

July 22nd – Parents day. Celebrating being a parent. I thought that’s what Mothers and Fathers Day was for?

There you have it. The holidays for July. If you have any interesting traditions or holidays, please leave them in the comments.

Melanie

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2 thoughts on “Hello Holidays! – July

  1. Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are for the children to celebrate their parents whereas Parents’ Day is for the parents to celebrate? :snort: I don’t have a clue.

    August is probably more anemic, LOL.

  2. I’m a history buff…so I’m surprised that I did not know about Adams’ objections to the 4th of July being the date to celebrate Independence! Learn something new every day… David McCullough’s book, ‘John Adams’ was fabulous, but I don’t remember reading that little tidbit!

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