National and International Important Days In July

National and International Important Days In July

July is the seventh month and marks the midway point of the year. It is the month of vacations with warm and sultry weather all around the world. Some of the important days celebrated during the month are World Population Day, World UFO Day, International Tiger Day, Kargil Vijay Diwas, and many more.

We are providing you a list of international and national days which you can celebrate during July. These important events and days are celebrated to honor the cause and raise awareness of different diseases and days.

1 July – International Joke Day

July 1st is International Joke Day, a holiday to celebrate the benefit that good humor brings to our lives. It is celebrated to spread laughter in the world. The need for such a day arises because the world is a lot worried now than it was ever before. Laughter has been scientifically proven to be beneficial for human health. A need for such a day became important spend celebrating the ‘Humour in our Lives’.

1 July – National Doctor’s Day

National Doctor’s Day is celebrated on 1st July every year in India, to recognize the contributions of physicians to individual lives and communities. The day is chosen to honor the legendary physician and the second Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy. 1st July is the birth as well as the death anniversary of Bharat Ratna Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy.

1 July – National Postal Worker Day

1st July is National Postal Worker Day so let’s honor our postal workers. These wonderful people work tirelessly in the midst of sweltering heat, snowstorms, and pounding rain to make sure you get your mail and packages. They are the ones who diligently collect an important letter, mail, or package six days a week and deliver it on time. So if you’re out and about today and happen to walk past a post office stop in and say “thank you!” and “happy postal worker day!”

1 July – Chartered Accountants Day

Charted Accountants Day (CA Day) is celebrated on July 1 every year to commemorate the finding of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) by the parliament of India in 1949. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) is the national professional accounting body of India. It is the only licensing cum regulating body of the financial audit and accountancy profession in India. It recommends the accounting standards to be followed by companies in India to National Financial Reporting Authority.

1 July – Canada Day

Canada Day is celebrated the anniversary of the Constitution Act which was signed on July 1, 1867. Originally called “Dominion Day,” the holiday commemorates the confederation of three British territories of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Province of Canada united (which consisted of Ontario and Quebec) to form a single country.

2 July – World Sports Journalists Day

World Sports Journalists Day is observed on July 2 every year to celebrate the services of sports journalists for the promotion of sports. The day was established in 1994 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the International Sports Press Association (ISPA). The term “sports journalism” refers to a form of writing that reports on sporting topics, it is an essential element of any news media organization. Sports journalists from all over the world are united by the International Sports Press Association.

2 July – World UFO day

2nd July on World UFO Day Keep your eyes on the sky at night on this day, because they are out there. According to the World UFO Day website, the celebration of all things unidentified, object, and airborne started officially in 2001, to bring together people who believe that alien life exists beyond Earth. The celebration event provides an avenue for alien life enthusiasts to share the alleged evidence that they allegedly have gathered to support their claims.

4 July – America Independence Day

Each year on July 4th, also known as Independence Day, Americans celebrate the historic event. The day commemorates the declaration of independence on July 4, 1776, when the United States declared its independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Independence Day celebrations include patriotic displays, political ceremonies, and speeches, parades, concerts, carnivals, fairs. Family reunions often occur on this day; many families host or attend picnics or barbecues and fireworks.

6 July – World Zoonoses Day

World Zoonoses Day is held every year on July 6 to raise awareness of the risk of zoonotic diseases. The day commemorates July 6, 1885, when Louis Pasteur successfully administered the first vaccine against Rabies virus, a zoonotic disease. Zoonoses are infectious diseases (viruses, bacteria, and parasites) that can be spread from animals to humans, and vice versa.

7 July – World Forgiveness Day

Global Forgiveness Day is a day to rivet our attention to a very important act, of forgiveness. Forgiveness is one of the greatest virtues. It’s a Day about settling differences. Those differences can be quarrels about family members or friends, slights against humanity, or even political feuds coming to an end. Forgiveness can heal the heart and soul and literally save a life. This day is to forgive and be forgiven, Forgiveness Day is a chance to set things right.

7 July – World Chocolate Day

World Chocolate Day is celebrated annually on 7th July. The day allows chocolate lovers around the world to indulge in their favorite treat without any guilt. The day also celebrates all kinds of goodies made from chocolate, including chocolate milk, hot chocolate, chocolate candy bar, chocolate cake, brownies, or anything covered in chocolate.

11 July – World Population Day

World Population Day is celebrated annually on 11 July to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues. The day seeks to focus attention and urgency on population issues, including the importance of family planning, maternal health, and human rights.

12 July – National Simplicity Day

National Simplicity Day is celebrated every year on July 12. The unofficial holiday commemorates the life, times, and work of American philosopher and proponent of simple living, Henry David Thoreau. In 1845, at the age of twenty-seven, Thoreau retreated to the woods for two years to learn to live simply, and as he put it, “Deliberately.” When we simplify our lives, we shed the illusion that outside sources determine our happiness and fulfillment.

12 July – Paper Bag Day

Paper Bag Day is celebrated globally on July 12 to spread awareness about the use of paper bags and other biodegradable resources. This is done to educate people about pollution, climate change, and carbon footprints. This day, it is a relief to see many making use of reusable materials as opposed to plastics.

14 July – Bastille Day or French National Day

July 14 is France’s national holiday. Often referred to as “Bastille Day” by English speakers, the holiday is generally called Fête Nationale (“National Celebration”) or simply Fête du 14 Juillet (“July 14 Celebration”) in French. This date has been France’s official national holiday since 1880, when the Law of 6 July 1880 was adopted declaring that July 14 would be the day of an “annual national celebration

Bastille Day commemorates the July 14, 1789 storming of the infamous Bastille prison in Paris at the beginning of the French Revolution. The Bastille was associated with royal power and represented the tyranny of the ruling royal class that the lower class famously overthrew.

15 July – World Youth Skills Day

15th July is celebrated as World Youth Skills Day (WYSD) to promote youth skills and abilities. It is a United Nations day to bring awareness to the importance of investing in youth skills development to address the learning needs of young people so that they can enter the workforce with equality.

17 July – World Day for International Justice

World Day for International Justice, also referred to as Day of International Criminal Justice or International Justice Day, is an international day celebrated throughout the world on July 17 as part of an effort to recognize the emerging system of international criminal justice. July 17 was chosen because it is the anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute, the treaty that created the International Criminal Court.

17 July – World Emoji Day

World Emoji Day was inspired by the actual calendar emoji that highlights July 17th. Founded by Jeremy Burge – creator of Emojipedia – it serves as the day to celebrate those little symbols with which billions of people express themselves every day on social platforms.

18 July – International Nelson Mandela Day

July 18 is celebrated as International Nelson Mandela Day, held to honor and remember the former anti-apartheid leader, president of South Africa, an icon of great leadership and governance, and promoter of international peace. 18 July is the birthday of the late former President Nelson R. Mandela and the day is celebrated in honor of Mr. Mandela’s 67 years of service to the human struggle for freedom.

22 July – National Mango Day

National Mango Day is observed on July 22 every year. Mangos (the king of all fruits) were first cultivated in India 5000 years ago and it is the National Fruit of India. National mango day was first celebrated in the year 1987, and currently, the celebration is held in Delhi, every year. As this festival is celebrated for 2 days in Delhi. July is the best month to eat mangoes.

24 July – National Thermal Engineer Day

National Thermal Engineer Day is celebrated on July 24 to appreciate the contribution of thermal engineers in everyday life. In July of 2014, Advanced Thermal Solutions, Inc. (ATS) founded National Thermal Engineer Day to recognize the innovation and commitment of the motivated and dedicated electronics and engineering industry. Thermal Engineering is a specialized sub-discipline of mechanical engineering which deals with heat energy and its transfer to other usable forms of energy, not only between different mediums. Their wide range of applications, including food and beverage, chemical processing, oil and gas, and energy and power.

26 July – Kargil Vijay Diwas or Kargil Memorial Day or Kargil Victory Day

Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated on 26th July to commemorate India’s win over Pakistan in the 60-day Kargil War that passed off in 1999. The Kargil War uncovered Pakistan’s agenda internationally for initiating the battle. The neighboring nation wasn’t simply defeated in the armed conflicts by the Indian forces however was humiliated diplomatically, and ultimately misplaced face globally.

28 July – World Hepatitis Day

World Hepatitis Day is commemorated each year on 28 July to enhance awareness of viral hepatitis, an inflammation of the liver that causes a range of health problems, including liver cancer. July 28th is the birthday of Dr. Baruch Blumberg (1925–2011). Dr. Blumberg discovered the hepatitis B virus in 1967, and 2 years later he developed the first hepatitis B vaccine

28 July – World Nature Conservation Day

World Nature Conservation Day is celebrated on July 28 worldwide to raise awareness about the significance of natural resources and encourage people about the practices of protecting natural resources. The day recognizes that a healthy environment is a foundation for a stable and productive society and to ensure the well-being of present and future generations.

29 July – International Tiger Day

International Tiger Day is observed on 29th July since 2010 the day was created in St. Petersburg during the International Forum “Tiger Summit”. This day is observed to create awareness about the rapid decrease in Tiger numbers worldwide.

30 July – International Friendship Day

July 30th is the United Nation’s International Friendship Day. Officially proclaimed in 2011, it is aimed at promoting friendships between peoples, countries, cultures, and individuals to “inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities”.

1st Saturday of July – International Day of Cooperatives

The International Day of Cooperatives is an annual celebration of the cooperative movement that takes place on the first Saturday of July since 1923. This celebration aims to increase awareness of cooperatives.

4th Thursday of July – National Refreshment Day

National Refreshment Day is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of July every year​. The day reminds us of the need for refreshment from our daily hectic lifestyle. We all need to detoxify ourselves of the stress and mental agony we go through daily.

4th Sunday of July – National Parents Day

The fourth Sunday of every July is National Parents’ day. This holiday was started in 1994 specifically to honor the importance of parenting in child-rearing. Most of us would be lost without our parents. Now, there is a special day for them on the fourth Sunday in July when you can celebrate the relationship.

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Simmi Kamboj is the Founder and Administrator of Ritiriwaz, your one-stop guide to Indian Culture and Tradition. She had a passion for writing about India's lifestyle, culture, tradition, travel, and is trying to cover all Indian Cultural aspects of Daily Life.