Notwithstanding what is probably the most important holiday of the year, the Fourth of July, the seventh month of the Gregorian Calendar offers up an enticing pallete of holidays and special days. Some of them are quirky, some are cute, and others are outright mad-as-a-hatter wacky. How about the ironic Workaholic Day or the ooh-this-sounds-like fun Tequila Day?
Here's an entertaining collection of some of the sweetest, oddest, and craziest special days in July 2021. Do something special with your friends or family this year. Pick a wacky holiday and make the most of it. It's a great way to bond with friends and relatives, and relieve the stress we've all been facing this past year or so.
Resolution Renewal Day
This day is celebrated to remind you of the new year resolutions that you have taken at the beginning of the year and to check and renew them as you have completed half of the year. We all know that majority of the resolutions don’t last long as most of us tend to forget them after the month of January. This is the day to sit back and think about the resolutions you have committed to yourself and try to achieve them. Try to reset all your resolutions and challenge yourself to achieve that. Set an exercise goal or start a healthy food diet and don’t forget to set a reminder on your phone so that you can keep a track of it.
International Joke Day
This day is celebrated around the globe to celebrate the presence of jokes in our lives. It is the day to laugh around and celebrate with your friends and family by sharing a few funny jokes. On this day visit your local stand-up comedy club with your friends and laugh together. You can also watch a few classic comedies to brighten up and celebrate the day with laughter.
World UFO Day
This day is celebrated to remind us about UFOs and spread public awareness about extraterrestrial life. It was first observed in 2001 by renowned UFO researcher Haktan Akdogan. Many people around the globe have seen UFOs and it all started with a pilot named Kenneth Arnold who spotted about nine flashy objects near his aircraft way back in 1947. Since then there have been numerous reports of UFO sightings. You can celebrate this day by watching a few movies that feature extraterrestrial activities like Mars Attack, Close Encounters of the 3rd kind, ET, etc. You can even log on to the Internet and read articles about different UFO sightings or watch a documentary about extraterrestrials.
Compliment Your Mirror Day
In this competitive world, there is little time that you can give yourself to appreciate yourself. This is the day to love and compliment yourself and make yourself feel good. This day is celebrated to remind yourself how incredible you are and compliment the inner beauty within you. On this day you can give yourself a little treat or can pamper yourself by arranging a home spa. Don’t forget to smile and look at the mirror and tell yourself how amazing you are. Take the day off and give yourself a little “me time” on this day and feel like a queen or a king. Talk to yourself and get back the much-needed confidence on this special day.
Stay Out of the Sun Day
The summer sun is good to enjoy but too much sun can damage your skin cells as it has got harmful UV rays. This day is all about raising concerns about sunburn and spend the day in a nice and relaxing shade. On this day you can visit your local park and find a shady area where you can relax under the willow shades to beat the summer sun, don’t forget to carry a few cans of your favorite beverage to stay hydrated. If you are a lazy person like me, you can spend the day in the comfort of your house and don’t forget to switch on the AC.
Build a Scarecrow Day
This day is celebrated around the country and in the world in honor of the Scarecrows which have helped farmers for centuries in keeping away birds that destroy their crops. Traditionally scarecrows are human-like figures which are built with straws and dressed in old clothes. This is a fun day and, on this day, you can try building a scarecrow in your backyard with your friends and family. As most of us don’t know how to build one, you can go online and watch some tutorials that can guide you to build a Scarecrow. Dress it up with your old clothes and don’t forget to put a hat on its head.
Bikini Day is celebrated around the world as a day to honor the French fashion designer Louis Reard who invented this popular outfit in the year 1946. Though the origin of the bikini can be traced back to the 1930s, it gained immense popularity after Louis Reard came up with his unique two-piece Bikini design in 1946 which revolutionized the garment industry. On this day you can visit your nearest beach and enjoy taking a sunbath wearing your favorite Bikini. If you are a guy, you can simply appreciate beautiful women wearing Bikinis of different colors on this special day. You can even fly to some exotic beaches where you can spend the day with your friends and family.
In this mechanical world, people tend to forget their social life and spend the majority of their time at their workplace. This day is to remind them that they need to take a break from their busy schedule and spend some time with their friends and family. Workaholics suffer from various mental issues like anxiety and depression and this is the day to remind them to slow down a little and enjoy life. On this day take a leave from your work and spend the day with your friends and family. If you know someone who is a workaholic, call them up and explain to them that there is a life outside work. Raise awareness on this issue on social media by #workaholicday to let people know about this worrying aspect of life.
International Kissing Day/World Kiss Day
There are various kinds of kisses in the world. This day is celebrated to appreciate the kisses exchanged between lovers. It was first celebrated in the year 2006 and since then every year people gather around to show their affection to their partners through kisses around the world. On this day you can plan a romantic date with your loved ones and show them how much you care by kissing them. You can also try various dating websites to hook up a date and then share a romantic kiss with your partner. Don’t forget to click a picture and share it on your social media handle.
National Father Daughter Take a Walk Day
This day is observed to appreciate the special bond between fathers and daughters. The bond between a daughter and a father is extremely strong and special. This is the day to show your daughter or your dad how much you love them. On this day you can take a walk together on your nearby walking trail and spend some quality time together. Share some memories and laugh aloud while walking on a beautiful trail. You can also present your father or daughter with a gift of their choice. This is the day to forge a connection between your daughter or your dad. Spend some time together to rediscover the special relationship between you two.
Body Painting Day
As the name suggests, Body Painting Day is celebrated to show the importance of body painting art which is an incredible 3D artwork and done by painting the human body. It was first celebrated in the year 2007. On this day people come together and show off their body painting skills to raise awareness about this form of artwork. In NYC this day is celebrated with enthusiasm followed by Amsterdam, San Francisco, and Berlin. You can take part in this festival by learning about this art form and making your body a canvas for a new design of body painting. Ask your friends and family to be a part of this celebration and click some photos to make it an everlasting memory.
Collector Car Appreciation Day
Every year in the month of July, Collector Car Appreciation Day is celebrated to honor the collectors who restore old automobiles that play a vital role in our lives. It takes a lot of dedication and effort to restore an old car and this day is celebrated to show gratitude to old car collectors who have restored some of the rarest automobiles which otherwise would have been destroyed. On this day you can take part in various vintage car rallies which are held across the country. You can also visit a rare car collector in your area to learn about the technique of restoring old vintage cars.
Teddy Bears’ Picnic Day
Teddy Bears have been a part of our childhood and kids love them. This is the day to appreciate the existence of this cute stuffed toy in our lives by taking them out for a picnic. The day got its name from a song by John Walter Bratton. On this day you can arrange for a picnic in your backyard with your kids and family and by including the stuffed teddies in it. You can also watch a few online videos on how to make a Teddy Bear at home and surprise your kids by presenting them with a handmade Teddy Bear.
Cheer Up the Lonely Day
If you know someone lonely then this is the day to cheer them up. It is a day to lift their spirits high and show them that there is someone there for them. Loneliness can be due to several reasons like financial issues or health problems that can cause a person severe anxiety. Take the initiative to connect with these lonely individuals on this special day and bring a smile to their faces. You can arrange for dinner or plan a trip together with the lonely person in your life. They will appreciate your gesture and it will help them to come out from their loneliness. You can even mail them a sweet card or visit them virtually by arranging a video call.
Different Colored Eyes Day
Different Colored Eyes Day is celebrated around the country to recognize people who have two different eye colors. It happens from a special medical condition known as heterochromia where an individual can have two different pupil colors. This condition can also be seen amongst animals. If you know someone who has this condition, this is the day to let them know how unique they are. You can also raise awareness about this special day on social media by #Diffrentcoloredeyesday.
French Fries Day
You read that right, every year on July 13th French Fries Day is celebrated around the country to appreciate this mouth-watering dish. This dish originated in Belgium way back in 1781 but no one knows why it is called French Fries. On this day you can take your bestie out on a French Fries treat at your nearest eatery for a yummy treat of delicious French Fries cooked with extra virgin olive oil. Don’t forget to add some garlic salt and onion to spice up the flavor. You can also try your hands on different French Fry dishes in the comfort of your kitchen and invite your family and friends together.
Shark Awareness Day
Sharks are magnificent sea creatures but slowly they are becoming extinct due to being killed by humans for shark fin soup and shark tooth trophies. This is the day to raise awareness about this glorious sea creature and let them be in the ocean where they belong. Sharks also hugely contribute to the ecosystem by keeping the ocean healthy and on this day, we should be thankful for that. You can spend the day watching a few shark documentaries and visiting your local sea museum to learn more about sharks. You can also donate to your local shark supporter group to help them take care of this beautiful creature.
National Give Something Away Day
This is the day to give away things to people who are less fortunate than you and make the world a better place to live in. We all know that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure and in our lifetime we buy so many things that we don’t even use and after they are unfit for use we simply discard them. On this day you can collect the unwanted pieces of stuff that you don’t require anymore and give them away to the homeless or people in need who will in return appreciate your gesture. Celebrate the day by visiting your local orphanage and by gifting them your unwanted items. It will bring a smile to their face and you will be proud of this selfless act of yours.
World Snake Day
July 16th is celebrated all around the world as Snake Day to raise awareness for this magnificent breed of reptiles. There are over 4000 varieties of snakes in the world and out of them only 600 varieties are venomous. But due to lack of awareness globally, a large number of snakes are killed regularly. On this day snake lovers around the globe come together to educate people about protecting snakes. On this day you can get yourself a pet snake from your local pet store. You can even go online and read about some facts about this beautiful species of reptiles. Get together with your friends and family and watch a few snake documentaries on this day.
World Emoji Day
World Emoji Day is celebrated to appreciate the usage of emoji icons that we use in our daily lives. Emojis were first created in Japan in 1990 by Shigetaka Kurita and it means picture word. After its creation, it became popular globally and within a few years, it became a part of our daily digital lives. This day was first celebrated in the year 2014. On this day you can help promote the usage of emojis by sending a few to your loved ones. You can also share #worldemojiday on your social media handle to let people know about this special day dedicated to emojis.
Ice Cream Day
Ice Cream Day is celebrated on July 18th each year to appreciate this delicious treat. It is considered to be the most popular desert worldwide and, in the USA alone, people consume about 23 gallons of ice cream every year. On this day treat yourself to delicious ice cream with the flavor of your choice. You can even try other ice cream dishes like an ice cream sandwich or a delicious glass of ice cream shake. Ask your friends and family to come over and then prepare some homemade ice creams by watching a few online tutorials. Don’t forget to share your favorite ice cream pictures on Instagram.
Daiquiri is a rum-based cocktail loved by people all over the country and this day is celebrated to appreciate this delicious drink. The history of Daiquiri can be traced back to 1898 during the Spanish-American war where an American engineer called Jennings Cox gathered his men in a local bar in the small village of Daiquiri and offered them this drink for the very first time. He mixed rum with lime and sugar to give it an exquisite twist and marked the beginning of this delicious cocktail. Soon it became popular all over the country. On this day you can visit your local bar and taste a glass of Daiquiri. You can blend it with ice or drink it as a mocktail. You can even try your hands on some Daiquiri recipes available online and invite your friends and family over for a delicious Daiquiri treat.
On this date, in 1969 American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin landed on the surface of the moon for the very first time. This day is celebrated to honor this occasion and promote spatial awareness. People around the country gather around this day to learn more about the first men to land on the surface of the moon and pay their homage to these American heroes. On this day you can spend learning about space programs by visiting the NASA website. You can also visit your local space museum to know more about space technologies. There are numerous documentaries related to space that you can watch with your friends and family on this special day.
Hot Dog Day
Hot Dog is America’s favorite food and loved around the globe. On a summer day, everyone loves to watch a baseball match with a delicious piece of Hot Dog. Every year on July 21st Hot Dog day is celebrated around the country to appreciate the existence of this delicious food in our lives. Although this food is considered as America’s creation, some say that Hot Dog was first introduced to the country by German immigrants who named this food as Dachshund Sausage. No matter who invented it, America’s obsession with this food can be traced back to the 19th century and people of all ages enjoy it. On this day you can head for your local Hot Dog stand and enjoy a delicious Hot Dog treat with a dash of mustard sauce. You can even learn to prepare Hot Dogs from online tutorials and surprise your friends and family.
Junk Food Day
Fat and high calories in junk food don’t allow us to consume it regularly but, on this day, you have the liberty to try as much junk food as you can as it is the National Junk Food Day. This is the day to let yourself try some delicious junk foods available in your local eateries. Try some fries or your favorite pizza with extra toppings on this occasion. You can invite your friends and family over a delicious dish of your favorite junk food and enjoy the day together by chomping on some of the popular junk food. Apart from your local junk food dishes, you can try an array of popular junk food dishes from other corners of the world. Don’t forget to burn those extra calories by walking and stretching at your local park after you have completed your share of junk food on this day.
This day is all about refreshing yourself with a cold beverage of your choice. It is all about drinking a cold glass of beer after a long tiring day to refresh yourself or walk across the beach drinking your favorite refreshment drink. Everybody loves to refresh themselves on a hot summer day and this day is all about it. You can spend the day enjoying and refreshing yourself with a short trip to your favorite tourist destination with your loved ones and offer them a refreshing drink to mark the day.
A hammock has been a universal symbol of relaxation and this day is all about appreciating this comfortable gear loved by everyone. Hammocks have been around for almost 1000 years as its origins can be traced back to the time of Christopher Columbus. When it was created initially it was used to protect sailors and travelers from insects and wild animals on the ground but later people started to use it for relaxation. On this day you can fix your hammock in your backyard and enjoy the summer breeze. You can even travel to some exotic locations and enjoy a quiet afternoon by reading your favorite book while enjoying a swing in your hammock.
Gorgeous Grandma Day
This day is celebrated to honor all the Grandmas who have always been there to protect and love us effortlessly. On this day we show our love and gratitude to our favorite grandma who has always loved us unconditionally. This is the day to show your grandma how special they are and how much they mean to you. You can ring up your favorite grandma on this day and tell her how much you love her. You can also take her out on dinner to her favorite restaurant. Bring a smile to your grandma’s face by gifting them something special.
Vanilla Ice Cream Day
Every year on 23rd July National Vanilla Ice Cream Day is celebrated around America to appreciate this special flavor which is loved by people of all ages around the country. Many people consider this flavor as the default ice cream flavor and it is the second most favorite flavor in the country. On this day you can treat your friends and family by taking them to your nearest ice cream parlor and treat them to vanilla flavored ice cream. You can also try your hands on some vanilla ice cream recipes right in the comfort of your home and surprise your loved ones.
This is the day for all the Tequila lovers in the world to celebrate this popular drink. Although the origins of Tequila can be traced back to Mexico, it has become widely popular with people from all over the world. It is one of the most asked beverages and is known for its unique taste. On this day you can visit your local pub and drink a few shots of Tequila or you can celebrate this special day at your home with your friends and family over a few shots of Tequila.
Remember those old days in your grandma’s house playing and spending the summer with your favorite cousins and sharing amazing bonds? After you grow up the bond slowly disappears but they always remind you of the love and affection that you shared. This is the day to re-discover the bond and let them know how much you care for them. On this day call up your cousin and tell him/her how much you love them and make them feel special. You can also visit them and present them with a few gifts to let them know you care.
Our parents have always been there for us and played a vital role in our upbringing by providing us with good education and morals. They have taught us how to live with our heads held high and how to face different life challenges. This is the day to show them how special they are in your lives and appreciate their sacrifices. On this day take your parents out for a long drive or to their favorite restaurant and order their favorite dish. You can also arrange for a house party and enjoy the evening with your parents and your friends. You can also spend a quiet day together with your parents and show them how glad you are for them to be in your lives.
National Aunt and Uncle Day
We all have our favorite uncles and aunties who we love and adore. This is the day to celebrate their existence in our lives. Aunties and uncles are like second parents to us and they have always bestowed their affection on us and spoiled us with their endless gifts. On this day it is our chance to show them how much they mean to us and make them feel special. You can visit or call your favorite auntie and uncle and tell them how much you love them. Take them out for dinner or pamper them with gifts on this special day.
One Voice Day
This is the day to celebrate and unite people from all over the globe for a peaceful and spiritual existence. It was first celebrated in 1996 to unite people from all races and religions to bring global peace and since then it’s celebrated worldwide. You can take part in several gatherings that are held on this day and contribute to World Peace. Let go of all the grudges and unite with people of all backgrounds and help create the beginning of a peaceful world unitedly.
Take Your Houseplant for a Walk Day
On this day show your neighbors your exotic houseplant by taking it out for a walk in the neighborhood. Plants are required to relocate as they grow big and this is the day to do that. You can repot your house plant on your backyard or simply relocate them on the sunny part of your house on this day. The purpose of this day is to get people to acquire plants on a large scale and turn them into plant lovers. Celebrate this day by getting a new plant for your house or present one to your loved one.
Love is Kind Day
Every year thousands of victims suffer from domestic violence and on this day, we bring an end to domestic violence and bring independence for people who are abused regularly. We can raise our voice for people who are abused and create awareness for domestic abuse on this day. Celebrate the day with domestic violence survivors and raise your voice against different types of domestic abuse. Bring a change by signing a petition online or join your local anti-abuse group to show your support against all kinds of bullies and abusers on this special day.
Milk Chocolate Day
Milk Chocolate is loved by everyone around the globe and this day is celebrated to appreciate the presence of milk chocolate in our lives. Daniel Peter and Henry Nestle created this mouth-watering flavor back in 1843 in Switzerland and since then it has been one of the most loved forms of chocolate around the world. On this day try your hands at creating a few milk chocolate recipes like chocolate candy bar cake in the comfort of your house or visit your local supermarket and get a bar of milk chocolate to celebrate the day.
Waterparks are a must-visit during this time of the year as they provide relief from the heat and a thrill to people of all ages. Waterparks have been there for generations to provide us with exciting rides and this day is dedicated to the wonderful waterparks around the country. Grab your favorite bath suit and invite your friends and family for a day out at your favorite waterpark on this day. Take a plunge or make a splash in the cold water that will surely bring you much-needed relaxation on a hot summer day.
International Chicken Wing Day
Everyone loves the taste of a deep-fried chicken wing and this is the day to appreciate the presence of this delicious food in our lives. People around the globe love this form of chicken and there are several ways to prepare them. On this day try some yummy chicken wings at your nearest eatery and invite your friends over. You can also try cooking some delicious chicken wings at your home and surprise your family member. Don’t forget to add some sauce to twist it.
Every year on 29th July Rain Day is celebrated around the country to celebrate rain and the joy it brings. This is the day to smell the rainy soils over a cup of coffee and appreciate the beauty of nature. The origin of this day could be traced back to late 1800s as a pharmacist William Allison stated that it will always rain on July 29th. Since then this day is celebrated. On this day if it’s raining in your area, you can drench a little in the summer rain which will surely bring a smile to your face. Tell your family and friends to accompany you and feel the beauty of mother nature.
This day is celebrated around the country as a day for cheesecake lovers as they appreciate the existence of this popular dessert. The Greeks were the first to discover this sweet dessert in about 200 AD and since then it has been a favorite with people of all ages around the world. There are a variety of cheesecakes made from several varieties of cheese and all of them are popular with cheese lovers. On this day you can visit your local confectionery and order a delicious cheesecake. Try to bake your cheesecake at your home by watching some online tutorials and share it with your friends and family.
Father in Law Day
This day is celebrated around the country to appreciate your father-in-law and show them how special they are. This is the day to make the bond between you and your father-in-law stronger. Spend the day by joining him in his favorite activities like a game of golf or fishing. You can also invite him over and cook his favorite dish to bring a smile to his face. If he is a movie lover, go to your nearest movie theater and enjoy a blockbuster together.
This day is celebrated to appreciate the presence of avocados in our lives. Avocado is a fruit with nutritional values and loved by people of all ages, especially salad lovers around the world. It is also used for beauty treatments in the form of face masks. On this day you can dress a salad by including avocado in it and invite your friends for dinner. You can also smash some avocado and mix it with banana to make the perfect face mask. On this day get an avocado plant from the nursery and plant it in your backyard.
World Ranger Day
Rangers around the world have protected our natural heritage and this is the day to honor them for their contribution to make the earth a better place to live in. There are over 100000 parks and reserves around the world and millions of rangers have given their lives to save them. On this day raise money or donate some money to various ranger associations to help protect their families, especially for those who have lost their lives in protecting these wonderful parks for us. You can also raise awareness on social media by tagging and sharing this special day like #worldrangerday. On this day host an event to let people know more about the sacrifices and contributions of rangers around the world.