July is the seventh month in the Julian and Gregorian calendars. The ancient Romans called the month Quintilius and it was the 5th month of their calendar until the formation of the Julian calendar. The name was changed to July in honor of Julius Ceasar who was born the 12th day of the month.

Other names for the month include the Anglo-Saxon names Haymonath and Maedmonath. The old Japanese calendar (before 1185) called July (approximately) minazuki The month of No water.

End of Oak Tree Month, beginning of Holly Tree Month, the Celtic Tree Calendar.
First Nations, end of Woodpecker Month, Start of Salmon Month

Fun Facts about July

The Dog Days of Summer begin July 3

July Correspondences

The birthstone for the month of July is the Ruby
The birth flower for July is the Larkspur or the Water Lily
Those born in the first part of July, before about the 21st will be born into the sign of Cancer. Those born in the second part of July will be Leos.

Folklore About the Month of July

July is considered an unlucky month for a wedding

If the ant hills are high in July, it means a hard winter is coming.

Some weather divination rhymes from the British Isles

If the first of July by rainy weather
'Twill rain more or less for four weeks together.

St Swithin's Day if there is rain,
For forty days it will remain
St Swithin's Day if it be fair
For forty days it rains no more (St Swithin's Day is July 15)

Magick for July

It's not hard to miss the fact that there are so many "Independence Days" in the month of July. This can lead one to suppose that it's a good month for work relating not only to independence and overcoming oppression, but also to the formation of groups or organizations (and nations) for the benefit of its members.

Moon magick

The Full Moon in July is called variously; the buck moon or the thunder moon in Eastern North America, the Ripe Cherry Moon in the Great Plains region of North America, the Giant Cactus Moon in the North American Southwest, the Killer Whale Moon in Western Canada the mead moon or the hay moon in Great Britain. Depending on where it falls in the month, the full moon will be in Aquarius(early) or Pisces (late) and the new moon in Cancer (early) or Leo(late).

Pagan and Heathen Feast Days in July

Ludi Apollinares
Day of Unn the Wise Person
The Day of Bad Omens
Stikklestad Day
Nonae Caprotinae Juno

Events in July

National Blueberry Month (USA)
National Anti-Boredom Month
National Cell Phone Courtesy Month
National Hot Dog Month
National Ice Cream Month (USA)
Dry July (AU)

Some folk activities associated with the month of July are Morris Dancing, the Vintners' Procession, and Rushbearing

Old Midsummer's Day is July 5
Whalton Bale first Sunday of the month

The Dunmow Flitch trials take place in Great Dunmow in England every four years in July. Couples testify before a jury of bachelors and bachelorettes that they do not regret being married after a year and a day. The winning couples get bacon.

The Second Week of July is Nude Recreation Week
The Third Week of July is Captive Nations Week

July 1
Build A Scarecrow Day - first Sunday in month
Canada Day (aka Dominion Day)
Somolian Independence Day
Keti Koti in Surinam (Emancipation Day)
Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day
International Joke Day

July 2
I Forgot Day
World UFO Day

July 3
Compliment Your Mirror Day
Disobedience Day
Stay out of the Sun Day
Independence Day in Belarus
Eat Beans Day

July 4
Independence Day in the USA
National Country Music Day
Sidewalk Egg Frying Day
Filipino-American Friendship Day

July 5
Work-a-holics Day
Independence Day in Algeria
Independence Day in Venezuela

July 6
National Fried Chicken Day

July 7
Chocolate Day
National Strawberry Sundae Day
Tanabata in Japan

July 8
Video Games Day

July 9
National Sugar Cookie Day
Independence Day in Argentina
Independence Day in South Sudan

July 10
Independence Day in the Bahamas
Teddy Bear Picnic Day

July 11
Cheer up the Lonely Day
World Population Day

July 12
Different Colored Eyes Day
Battle of Boyne and Orangmen's Day in Northern Ireland
Pecan Pie Day

July 13
Barbershop Music Appreciation Day
Embrace Your Geekness Day
Fool's Paradise Day

July 14
Bastille Day in France
Pandemonium Day
National Nude Day

July 15
Tapioca Pudding Day
Cow Appreciation Day
Saint Swithin's Day

July 16

July 17
Peach Ice Cream Day
Yellow Pig Day

July 18
National Caviar Day

July 19
National Raspberry Cake Day

July 20
Moon Day
Independence Day in Columbia
Ugly Truck Day
Saint Margaret's Day

July 21
Independence Day in Belgium
National Junk Food Day

July 22
Hammock Day
Ratcatcher's Day

July 23
National Hot Dog Day
Vanilla Ice Cream Day
Revolution Day in Egypt

July 24
Amelia Earhart Day
Cousins Day

July 25
Culinarians Day
Constitution Day/Occupation Day in Puerto Rico
St James Day
Threading the Needle Day

July 26
All or Nothing Day
Independence Day in Maldives
Aunt and Uncle Day

July 27
Take Your Pants for a Walk Day

July 28
National Milk Chocolate Day
Independence Day in Peru
Hamburger Day

July 29
National Lasagna Day

July 30
Independence Day in Vanuatu
National Cheesecake Day
Father-in-Law Day

July 31
Throne Day in Morocco
Mutt's Day

The Last Sunday in July is National Tree Day in Australia

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