Special Days and Observances in July

July Calendar
July Calendar. Image credit: ajfi / 123RF Stock Photo

The month of July has some really fun and interesting days to celebrate. The days listed here are those that should be of special interest to gifted children and their families. The month has also been set aside to focus on some special interests. You can find information and activities for the month as well as the special days in it. (See holidays and observances for each month.)

Month-Long Observances

  • National Anti-Boredom Month
  • American History Essay Contest
  • Family Meal Month
  • American Artist Appreciation Month
  • Family Fun Month
  • National Picnic Month
  • Read an Almanac Month
  • National Foreign Language Month
  • Family Reunion Month
  • Purposeful Parenting Month

Week-Long Observances

  • Freedom Week - July 3 - 9 (first week)
  • Music for Life Week - July 10 - 16 (second week)
  • National Parenting Gifted Children Week - July 17 - 23 (third full week)
  • Space Week - July 20 - 26 (third week)

Special Days and Holidays

First Eight Days

  • July 1 International Joke Day
  • July 2 I Forgot Day
  • July 2 World UFO Day
  • July 3 Disobedience Day
  • July 4 Independence Day
  • July 8 Video Games Day
  • July 8 Math 2.0 Day
  • July 8 Liberty Bell Cracks

Second Seven Days

  • July 10 Teddy Bear Picnic Day
  • July 10 National Clerihew Day
  • July 11 Cheer Up the Lonely Day
  • July 11 Marine Corps Creation Day 1798
  • July 12 Simplicity Day
  • July 13 Embrace Your Geekness Day
  • July 14 Bastille Day
  • July 15 Be a Dork Day

Next Eleven Days

  • July 17 Wrong Way Day
  • July 18 World Listening Day
  • July 20 Moon Day
  • July 20 Chess Day
  • July 22 Spoonerism Day
  • July 26 All or Nothing Day

Last Four Days

  • July 28 Fingerprint Day
  • July 29 NASA's Birthday
  • July 30 National Support Public Education Day
  • July 30 Comedy Day
  • July 30 Harry Potter's Birthday