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The Month of July
July is the seventh month of the year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. The month was named by the Roman Senate in honor of Roman General Julius Caesar because it is the month of his birth.
July is one of seven months with 31 days. The other six are January, March, May, August, October, and December.
July is the second month of summer, and it begins the second half of the year. Most people look back on the first half of the year and look forward to great thing for the second half of the year.
Things to Celebrate in July
The only official holiday in July is one that most people love to celebrate. It is Independence Day, but most people refer to it by its date. Whether you write 4th of July, Fourth of July, or July 4th, it is the day people go to the beach, have cookouts, and perhaps watch a parade earlier in the day. The day is celebrated on July 4th no matter which day of the week it falls on.
There are several dates in July that recognize relatives.
- July 24 is National Cousins Day. Did you know the average person has at least 8 cousins?
- July 25 is National Aunt and Uncle Day.
- July 30 is International Day of Friendship.
Flowers of July
Like June, July has two flowers, the Larkspur and the Water Lily.
The Larkspur comes in a variety of beautiful colors. It symbolizes fickleness. It is a tall fragile flower and lasts only seven days as a cut flower.
The Water Lily
The name water lily lets people know where this flower grows. Water lilies provide food for fish and wildlife. Many varieties are used for decoration in garden pools and conservatories. Because they grow so fast, they can sometimes cause drainage problems.
July's birthstone is the precious ruby which symbolizes contentment, love, health, and wisdom. It is considered the king of gems. The value of the ruby is based on its color and quality. The color ranges from pink to deep red.
Some believe the ruby brings good fortune to its owner in the forms of love and success.
Zodiac Signs of July
July has two zodiac signs.
Cancer: from June 22 to July 22
Leo: from July 23 to August 22
Celebrities and Well-Known People Born in July
|Date in July||Celebrities|
Lindsay Lohan, Margot Robbie
Eva Marie Saint, Malia Obama
Kevin Hart, Sylvester Stallone, 50 Cents
Tom Hanks, O.J. Simpson
Jane Lynch, Gerald Ford
David Hasselhoff, Luke Bryan, Camilla Parker Bowles
Priyanka Chopra, Kristen Bell
Selena Gomez, Prince George of Cambridge
Sandra Bullock, Kevin Spacey, Mick Jagger
Presidents Born in July
Only four Presidents of the United States were born in July.
- John Calvin Coolidge (July 4, 1872)
- George Walker Bush (July 6, 1946)
- John Quincy Adams (July 11, 1767)
- Gerald Ford (July 14, 1913)
Three of the first five Presidents of the United States died on July 4
Presidents Who Died in July
Three of the first five Presidents of the United States died on July 4. Two of them died on the same day in the same year.
- John Adam (July 4, 1826)
- Thomas Jefferson (July 4, 1826)
- James Madison (July 4, 1831)
- Zachary Taylor (July 9, 1850)
- Ulysses S. Grant (July 23, 1885)
- Martin Van Buren (July 24, 1862)
- Andrew Johnson (July 31, 1975)
July is a Fun Month
People love the month of July. Kids are out of school on summer break. July is the month when many families go on vacation.
If they do not go far away, parents take their families to a local beach. They are invited to neighborhood cookouts, and they host their own with lots of summer foods and drinks.
Margaret Minnicks (author) from Richmond, VA on June 20, 2018:
Mary Norton and Rustys7-7, July is my favorite month. It should be because I was born in July.
Rustys7-7 on June 20, 2018:
I love this month as well. Our family has 2 birthdays to celebrate, one of my daughter's and the other is my Mom, this year Mom will be 95 years. Praising GOD that her health is outstanding.
Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on June 20, 2018:
July is my birthday so I love this month. For us, it is the busiest month as family visit at this time and we have lots of fun.