When you think of July holidays, Independence Day is probably the first that comes to mind. There are a lot of holidays in July; here is a list of observances to celebrate each day this month – and, of course, ideas for clebrating them.
July 1: Zip Code Day – Honor this holiday by memorizing the zip codes for all the neighboring cities.
July 2: I Forgot Day – Today you don’t need an excuse; just say, “Sorry – I forgot.”
July 3: Compliment Your Mirror Day – Take a good look in the mirror and compliment the person you see on the other side.
July 4: Independence from Meat Day – No, it’s not just Independence Day on the 4th of July; it’s also Independence from Meat Day!
July 6: Take Your Webmaster to Lunch Day – I wonder who made up this holiday…?
July 7: Chocolate Day – Finally, it’s here! You can eat all the chocolate you want – for the whole day – without the guilt.
July 8: SCUD Day (Savor the Comic, Unplug the Drama) – Sounds like a scuddy holiday.
July 9: Martyrdom of the Bab – I was curious who the Bab was, so I looked it up. No wonder I didn’t know what it was; Martyrdom of the Bab is a Baha’i holiday. Silly me.
July 10: Don’t Step on a Bee Day – Every day should be don’t step on a bee day. I’ve done it. It hurts.
July 11: World Population Day – You make up less than a billionth of the world population. Don’t you feel special?
July 12: International Town Criers Day – I bet you didn’t know the town crier had a day of his own, did you?
July 13: Embrace Your Geekness Day – Come on, we all have an inner geekness. Embrace it!
July 15: Gummi Worm Day – Mmm…another excuse to celebrate sugar!
July 16: Hot Dog Night – How will you celebrate Hot Dog Night 2010?
July 17: Yellow Pig Day – If you can’t find a yellow pig, just paint one yellow. I’m sure no one will notice.
July 18: National Ice Cream Day – Have it any way you want.
July 19: National Get Out of the Dog House Day – What were you doing in there, anyway?
July 20: National Lollipop Day – Jeez, whoever makes up the national holidays sure likes his or her sugar! I won’t complain, though.
July 21: Legal Drinking Age Day – Hmm, I wonder what you’re going to do on Legal Drinking Age Day?
July 22: Rat-catchers Day – What would we do without them??
July 23: Gorgeous Grandma Day – To celebrate all you hot grandmas out there!
July 24: Tell an Old Joke Day – Tell everyone you see the oldest, moldiest joke you’ve got.
July 25: Thread the Needle Day – Apparently this is a game, but I’ve never played it.
July 26: One Voice – You’ve only got one voice, so be sure to use it.
July 27: Take Your Houseplant for a Walk Day – What?? You’ve never taken your houseplant for a walk? No wonder it’s getting so big.
July 28: National Milk Chocolate Day – Wow, are there really two days in a month dedicated to chocolate?!
July 29: Rain Day – I wonder if it always rains on July 29th…
July 30: Cheesecake Day – This is my favorite, so make sure you don’t forget to celebrate Cheesecake Day.