July is the second month of summer and when most of us decide to take our bags and go on holiday since we have aleready finished work or studies. Music, joy, fun, events and long days is what comes to our minds when we hear this word. There are many enjoyable things you can do in June, so in this article I’ll tell you some of the best places to visit, events, activities to do, and singularities of this month.
July Holidays and Observances
- July 1: Canada Day
- July 2: World UFO Day
- July 4: Independence Day (United States)
- July 7: World Chocolate Day
- July 11: Cheer Up the Lonely Day
- July 12: Malala Day
- July 15: Give Something Away Day
- July 17: World Emoji Day
- July 18: Nelson Mandela International Day
- July 30: International Day of Friendship
There are multiple places that celebrate their traditions during the month of July, but in this article I’ll be talking about two neighbour countries that celebrate their national days in July, which are the U.S and Canada.
The first of July it is celebrated in Canada as Canada Day. On this day we celebrate the unification of the three north american british colonies (Nova Scotia, Canada and New Brunswick) in 1867, creating the semi-independent dominion of Canada. The celebrations starts at the Sainte Caatherine street fair as well as the “Just for Laughs” comedy festival, I would recommend you visiting the capital city, Ottawa, since there is were it is celebrated the most and host a popular military parade, but you could also visit some other big ones such as Montreal or Toronto, which also have their own parades.
Three days after the Canada day, U.S celebrates its Independece day, which comes with traditional art, music and food, and plenty of fireworks. It doesn’t mater in what part of the country you are, since it is celebrated by almost everyone, but If I had to choose a city I would probably go to Miami, Los Angeles or Cannon beach, where you could also enjoy the beach and the calmness of the sea.
Popular Hobbies and Sports in July
July is a pretty hot month, and when we are hot we always like going to somewhere when we can take a bath, we also usually love going to have a drink in a terrace with our family or friends, therefore, the coast is always a good holiday destination. As for sports, many different sports people love practising, specially those that are practised in the sea such as swimming, surfing, etc. and those that are done outdoors such as golf, tennis, walking or jogging. Furthermore, in the month of July it starts the motor sports championships of Formula 1 and Moto GP, so we could enjoy watching these while taking a good drink.
Fun Facts and Folklore About July
July is the 7th month of the year and it has 31 days, it’s name was given to honor the emperor Iulius Caesar, and it is graphically depicted as a young tanned man due to the hot temperature of this month. Another interesting fact of July is that on average it is the warmest month of the year in the northern hemisfere.
As you have read, you have many different things to do in July and have a great time during it. This is a month that you should specially try to enjoy due to it’s good temperature and since it is usually a time when we are not working or studying. Don’t delay your July’s schedule and start thinking soon how are you going to seize the time during this summer!