What Day is It, Anyway?

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Did you know that as of July 17th in the United States we’ve already missed National Stay Out of the Sun Day (July 3rd), National Strawberry Sundae Day (July 7th), and National Give Something Away Day (July 15th)? Did you know the whole world celebrated International Kissing Day on July 6th?

If you’ve been as negligent as I have in observing these crucial holidays, it’s time to set things straight.

In the spirit of trying to help you squeeze as much fun out of July as possible, I’m going to list the holidays that take place for the entire month and for the rest of the month, according to nationaltoday.com and nationaldaycalendar.com.

And if these holidays aren’t celebrated where you live?

Who cares?? Celebrate anyway!

July is:

World Watercolor Month, National Anti-Boredom Month, National Baked Bean Month, National Cell Phone Courtesy Month, National Culinary Arts Month, National Grilling Month, National Horseradish Month, National Hotdog Month, National Ice Cream Month, National Independent Retailer Month, National July Belongs to Blueberries Month, and National Picnic Month.

Here’s a breakdown of the rest of the month by day (and, if necessary, by country/region that celebrates), so mark your calendars!!

July 17th:

World Emoji Day

National Yellow Pig Day (had to look this up–it’s specifically for mathemeticians)

National Peach Ice Cream Day

National Tattoo Day

July 18th:

National Sour Candy Day

National Caviar Day

Nelson Mandela International Day

World Listening Day

July 19th:

National Daiquiri Day

Get to Know Your Customers Day

National Hotdog Day (changes annually)

July 20th:

National Lollipop Day

National Moon Day

National Pennsylvania Day

July 21st:

National Junk Food Day (woo hoo!)

National Be Someone Day

National Strawberry Rhubarb Wine Day

Toss Away the ‘Could Haves’ and ‘Should Haves’ Day

July 22nd:

National Hammock Day

National Parents’ Day

National Penuche Fudge Day

National Rat Catchers’ Day

July 23rd:

National Vanilla Ice Cream Day

National Gorgeous Grandma Day

July 24th:

National Cousins Day

National Drive-Thru Day

National Tequila Day

National Amelia Earhart Day

National Thermal Engineer Day

July 25th:

National Hot Fudge Sundae Day

National Wine and Cheese Day

National Hire a Veteran Day

National Merry-Go-Round Day

National Threading the Needle Day

July 26th:

National Aunt and Uncle Day

National Chili Dog Day

National Coffee Milkshake Day

National Intern Day

National Bagelfest Day

All or Nothing Day

National Refreshment Day

July 27th:

Asalha Puja (Buddhists)

Guru Purnima (Hindus and Buddhists, Nepal and India)

National Creme Brulee Day (France, US)

National Scotch Day

National New Jersey Day

National Get Gnarly Day

National Talk in an Elevator Day

National System Administrator Appreciation Day

July 28th:

National Milk Chocolate Day

World Hepatitis Day

National Waterpark Day

National Buffalo Soldiers Day

National Day of the Cowboy

July 29th:Β 

National Chicken Wing Day

National Lipstick Day

National Lasagna Day

July 30th:

International Day of Friendship

National Cheesecake Day

National Father-in-Law Day

National Whistleblower Day

July 31st:

National Avocado Day

National Mutt Day

National Raspberry Cake Day


So do you have a favorite??

Until next time,



19 thoughts on “What Day is It, Anyway?”

    1. Well, the 24th is drive-thru day. Are there any drive-thru places that serve things you like? I know there’s a drive-thru ice cream place a couple miles from me. I mean, it’s not like I’ve visited or anything to try their Death by Chocolate ice cream–I’ve only heard about it from other people. πŸ˜‰

      Happy early birthday!! Whatever you do, enjoy your day!


      1. I have spotted one or two drive through burger places popping up in England but nothing as wonderful as an ice cream one, or I would be on it too. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜„πŸ˜ƒ

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    1. Hi, Sharon! I thought your favorite might be National Gorgeous Grandma Day. There are so many great ways to celebrate every day–the possibilities are endless! Enjoy your ice cream today!


  1. Whoo hoo! I have fresh peaches in my fruit bowl, and vanilla ice cream in the freeze. As soon as I finish this comment, I’m running down to my kitchen (despite the fact that it’s only 6:15 a.m.) and celebrating today’s National Peach Ice Cream holiday. Thank goodness you let us all know!!
    These are so funny, Amy. I’ve actually used these holidays as a writing prompt in my classes. I should find one that I wrote. It’s a great prompt for all writers. Consider this: Write a 10-minute story on National Rat Catcher’s Day – the creativity could be outstanding!! πŸ™‚

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    1. See what I mean about celebrating? You can and should celebrate Peach Ice Cream Day at the crack of dawn! I’m amazed at the variety of “holidays” that we celebrate and I think lots of them would make a great writing prompt. I intended to look up the origins of National Rat Catchers’ Day, but I figured it was pretty self-explanatory and I ran out of time, anyway. Have a great day and enjoy your ice cream!


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