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Month of July: Facts, Quotes, and Trivia

Raksha Kulkarni Aug 29, 2020
July reminds us of the hot summer days. The warm sunrays, buzzing bees, and holidays! But, there's much more to this month. In this story, we bring you some less known facts, quotes, and trivia to test your knowledge, about the month of July.

In the U.S., July is celebrated as -

  • National Ice Cream Month
  • National Culinary Arts Month
  • National Cell Phone Courtesy Month
  • National Anti-Boredom Month
July is the seventh month of the year, in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars. In the ancient days, it was the fifth month and was known as 'Quintilis'; but now is known as July as it is the month of birth of Julius Caesar. It is the warmest month in the Northern hemisphere and the coldest month in the Southern hemisphere.
Some of the interesting facts related to this month are:
  • It is exactly half a year at 1 pm BST on July 3, if it is a non-leap year.
  • This month always starts on the same day of the week as April every year, and January in leap years.
  • In a non-leap year, no month ends on the same day of the week as July, but it ends as January in a leap year.
  • People who are born in this month fall under one of the 2 zodiac signs, Cancer (June 21 - July 22) or Leo(July 23 - August 22). On that note, you might want to go through some cancer zodiac quotes.
  • Lindsay Lohan, Selena Gomez, Robin Williams, and Tom Hanks are some people with the sun sign cancer, while Jennifer Lopez, Daniel Radcliffe, Madonna, and Sandra Bullock are some famous people with the sun sign Leo.
  • Water lily is the birth flower of July and ruby is the birthstone of this month.

Quotes and Sayings

The glowing Ruby should adorn
Those who in warm July are born,
Then will they be exempt and free
From love's doubt and anxiety.
― Anonymous
No other date on the calendar more potently symbolizes all that our nation stands for than the Fourth of July.
― Mac Thornberry

Fun Date Facts

July 1

  • Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day
  • Canada Day
  • International Joke Day

July 2

  • I Forgot Day
  • World UFO Day

July 3

  • Disobedience Day
  • Compliment Your Mirror Day
  • Stay out of the Sun Day

July 4

  • National Country Music Day
  • Independence Day (U.S.)
  • Sidewalk Egg Frying Day

July 5

  • Workaholics Day

July 6

  • International Kissing Day
  • National Fried Chicken Day

July 7

  • Chocolate Day
  • National Strawberry Sundae Day

July 8

  • Video Game Day

July 9

  • National Sugar Cookie Day

July 10

  • Teddy Bear Picnic Day
  • National Piña Colada Day

July 11

  • Cheer up the Lonely Day
  • World Population Day

July 12

  • Different Colored Eyes Day
  • Malala Day
  • Pecan Pie Day

July 13

  • Fool's Paradise Day
  • Barbershop Music Appreciation Day
  • Embrace Your Geekness Day
  • National French Fries Day

July 14

  • Pandemonium Day
  • Bastille Day
  • National Nude Day

July 15

  • Tapioca Pudding Day
  • Cow Appreciation Day

July 16

  • Fresh Spinach Day

July 17

  • Peach Ice Cream Day
  • World Day for International Justice
  • Yellow Pig Day

July 18

  • Nelson Mandela International Day
  • National Caviar Day

July 19

  • National Flitch Day

July 20

  • Moon Day
  • National Lollipop Day
  • Ugly Truck Day

July 21

  • National Junk Food Day

July 22

  • Hammock Day
  • Pi Approximation Day
  • Rat catcher's Day

July 23

  • National Hot Dog Day
  • Vanilla Ice Cream Day

July 24

  • Amelia Earhart Day
  • Cousins Day

July 25

  • Culinarians Day
  • Threading the Needle Day

July 26

  • Aunt and Uncle Day
  • All or Nothing Day
  • National Talk In An Elevator Day

July 27

  • Take Your Pants for a Walk Day
  • Bagpipe Appreciation Day

July 28

  • National Milk Chocolate Day

July 29

  • International Tiger Day
  • National Lasagna Day

July 30

  • Father-in-Law Day
  • National Cheesecake Day
  • International Day of Friendship

July 31

  • National Mutt Day
  • National Raspberry Cake Day

July Trivia

1. July is named after a famous Roman general. Who is it?
Ans: Julius Caesar

2. In J.K. Rowling's book, what is the character Harry Potter's birth date?
Ans: July 31, 1980

3. Which is the famous sport tournament that takes place in July?
Ans: The Wimbledon Championship
4. On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon. Which was the name of their spaceflight?
Ans: Apollo 11

5. In the Northern Hemisphere, days in the month of July and August are considered as the hottest days. What are they called?
Ans: Dog days
6. Other than the water lily, another flower is regarded as the birth flower of July. Which is it?
Ans: Larkspur

7. What does the birthstone ruby signify?
Ans: It is a symbol of love, passion, strength, and confidence.
8. There is a monument named 'July Column'. Where is it and what does it signify?
Ans: It is in Paris signifying the Revolution of 1830.