17 Aug

About the Month July

By Atiqa Akbar & Muzna Adnan Sheikh, Rawalpindi

The 7th month of the year is an outstanding one. In the Georgian calendar, the calendar that most of the world uses, July is the seventh month. However, on the Roman calendar, it was actually the fifth month and was call Quintilis, which meant fifth. Later in 46 B.C., Caesar gave 31 days and the Roman Senates named the month Julius in honour of Caesar. In northern hemisphere, July is usually the hottest month of the year when it is actually a winter time in southern hemisphere. It gets very cold in Antarctica and cold and rainy in South America. Because there isn’t much rain in July, the grass loses its greenness. Moreover, the abundance of flowers and insects occur in July.

Fun Facts

The birthstone for July is the Ruby.
The zodiac signs for July are Cancer (June 21 – July 22) and Leo (July 23 – August 22)
The birth flower for July is the water lily.
The month of July was named after Julius Caesar.
The 38th President of the United States, Gerald R. Ford, was born on July 1, 1913.
The first atomic bomb was set off by scientists in Alamogordo, New Mexico on July 16, 1945.
National Blueberry Month
National Ice Cream Month
National Hot Dog Month
July 1 – Canada Day
July 4 – Independence Day for America

July in Other Languages

Filipino- Hulyo
Danish- Juli
Greek- loulios
Spanish- Julio
Irish- luil

Famous Birthdays

July 1- Raini Rodriguez, Princess Diana
July 3- Tom Cruise
July 6- Sylvester Stallone
July 10- Perrie Edwards,Sofia Vergara,
July 16- Luke Hemmings
July 22- Selena Gomez,Madison Pettis
July 24- Jennifer Lopez


Canada Day (formerly Dominion Day) July 1
Hong Kong SAR Establishment Day in Hong Kong SAR, People’s Republic of China July 1
Independence Day in Somalia, July 1
Keti Koti (Emancipation Day) in Surinam, July 1
Independence Day in Belarus July 3
Independence Day in the Philippines until 1962; now known as Filipino-American Friendship Day July 4
Independence Day in the United States of America July 4
Independence Day in Algeria and Venezuela July 5
Independence Day in Argentina and South Sudan July 9
Independence Day in Bahamas July 10
12th July (Battle of the Boyne) and (Orangemen’s Day) in Northern Ireland.

Bastille Day July 14

Marine Day, a holiday in Japan on the third Monday.
Presidents’ Day, a holiday in Botswana on the third Monday and Tuesday.
Independence Day in Colombia July 20
Independence Day in Belgium, July 21
Foundation Day in Cleveland July 22
Revolution Day in Egypt July 23
Pioneer Day in Utah July 24
Constitution Day (Occupation Day) in Puerto Rico July 25
Feast of St. James July 25
Independence Day in Maldives July 26
Independence Day in Peru July 28
Foundation Day in Baltimore July 30
National Tree Day [the last Sunday in July throughout Australia]has been observed in Australia since 1889.
Independence Day in Vanuatu, July 30
Throne Day in Morocco, July 31

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