July is the 7th month of the Gregorian calendar. Much like all the other months of the year, this month brings with itself a host of important days and celebrations. In this article, we will learn about the important days of July. We will also probe into why these days are important and how we may celebrate them.
It is interesting to note that in July, 3 countries celebrate their independence days, namely, the United States of America, Canada and France.
Other important days include Nelson Mandela Day, National Doctors’ Day, Hepatitis Day and International Tiger Day. In this article, we are going to cover important days in July celebrated either in India, internationally, or both. So read on to learn about these days and more.
Important Days of July
|July 1||National Doctors’ Day||To honor the medical community and to acknowledge the important role they play in our society.|
|July 1||National CA Day||Marks the establishment of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) on this day in 1949.|
|July 1||Canada Day||Canada Day is a federal holiday in Canada marking the anniversary of the Canadian Confederation that transpired on July 1, 1867.|
|July 1||GST day||The Day is observed every year to mark the historic implementation of the Goods and Service Tax in India.|
|July 2||World Sports Journalists Day||To acknowledge the work done by sports journalists all over the world. |
The International Sports Press Association (AIPS) was established on this day in 1924.
|July 2||World UFO Day||The Day was founded by Turkish UFO hunter Haktan Akdoğan and was celebrated for the first time in 2001. |
The central aim behind celebrating this day is to create awareness about Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) and alien lifeforms.
|July 3||International Plastic Bag Free Day||To raise awareness about the dangers of using plastic products, particularly plastic bags to our planet. |
The day is also dedicated to finding other biodegradable alternatives for plastic bags.
|July 4||Independence Day in United States of America||Popularly also referred to as the 4th of July, it is a federal holiday in the United States marking the anniversary of the day and date on which the Declaration of Independence of the United States was signed in 1776.|
|July 6||World Zoonoses Day||The day has been in observance since 1885. |
It is dedicated to raising awareness about Zoonotic diseases like Ebola, West Nile Virus and such that are transferred from animals and insects to human beings.
|July 11||World Population Day||World Population Day is observed annually on 11 July to bring attention to the rising population, particularly in developing countries such as India and the urgency to control the same. |
The day raises awareness about the importance of family planning, use of contraceptives and sex for pleasure (and not only for reproduction).
|July 12||Paper Bag Day||The World Paper Bag Day, simply, Paper Bag Day is celebrated all over the world to reassert the importance of using paper bags as a biodegradable means of carrying our things. Sturdy paper bags are a particularly good alternative to plastic bags.|
|July 12||Malala day||Malala Day is observed in honour of Pakistani activist, Malala Yousafzi who was shot by the Taliban because she refused to give up her education. |
This day is celebrated to honour Malala’s courage in fighting religious fanatics, her work towards the education of women and the other milestones she has achieved since.
|July 14||Bastille Day||The day marks the storming of the Palace of Bastille on July 14, 1789. |
On this day the French revolutionaries stormed the castle thereby marking the beginning of the French Revolution which ultimately ended with the overthrow of the monarchy in France.
|July 15||World Youth Skills Day||This day is celebrated on July 15 internationally to reinstate the importance of technical and vocational education alongside formal education for the youth. |
The ultimate idea is to promote the spirit of entrepreneurship among the young generation.
|July 17||Day of International Criminal Justice||Only July 17, the World Day for International Justice is observed that acknowledges the emerging international system of criminal justice. |
Also known as International Justice Day, the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court was adopted on this day in 1998.
|July 18||Nelson Mandela International Day||Nelson Mandela was born on July 18, 1918 in South Africa. |
The day has been marked in his honour to acknowledge his work toward eradicating racisms, apartheid and injustice and to celebrate his work toward freedom and peace.
He is by far one of the most illustrious leaders of the 21st century.
|July 20||World Chess Day||The Federation International des Eches or FIDE was founded on this day in Paris on July 20, 1924.|
|July 23||National Broadcasting Day||India’s first ever radio broadcast went on air on July 23, 1927 from the Bombay Station.|
|July 24||Income Tax Day||Income Tax was first levied by Sir James Wilson in colonial India on this day in 1860. |
In 2010, the Government of India began observing July 10 as Income Tax Day.
|July 24||Guru Purnima||On this day, we pay respect to our teachers, or gurus. |
It corresponds with the full moon day in the month of Ashada according to the Vedic calendar. This year, the day fell on July 24.
|July 25||Parents’ Day||Parents’ Day or National Parents Day is celebrated on the fourth Sunday in July every year. This year, the day fell on July 25. |
The day is dedicated to all parents and their indispensable contribution in shaping our lives, their love and the immeasurable sacrifices they make for us.
|July 26||Kargil Vijay Diwas||On July 26, 1999, the Indian Army successfully expelled the Pakistani forces from their occupation of the Northern Kargil District in Ladakh. |
The day is dedicated to our heroes who participated in Operation Vijay.
|July 28||World Hepatitis Day||Hepatitis Day is observed every year to laud the efforts made by the medical communities all over the world to fight the various strains of Hepatitis. |
It is also a day to create awareness about the disease and its cure(s).
|July 29||International Tiger Day||The day is observed to create awareness about the fast-dwindling population of tigers all over the world. |
The day was marked for the first time at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit in 2010.
|July 31||World Ranger Day||This is a UNESCO-mandated holiday to celebrate the work rangers do to protect our natural environment. |
The day is particularly dedicated to those heroes who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
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