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July is the seventh month of the year (between June and August) in the Julian and Gregorian calendars and the fourth of seven months to have a length of 31 days. It was named by the Roman Senate in honour of Roman general Julius Caesar, it being the month of his birth. Before that, it was called Quintilis, being the fifth month of the 10-month calendar.

It is on average the warmest month in most of the Northern Hemisphere, where it is the second month of summer, and the coldest month in much of the Southern Hemisphere, where it is the second month of winter. The second half of the year commences in July. In the Southern Hemisphere, July is the seasonal equivalent of January in the Northern hemisphere.

"Dog days" are considered to begin in early July in the Northern Hemisphere, when the hot sultry weather of summer usually starts. Spring lambs born in late winter or early spring are usually sold before 1 July.

July symbols[edit]


This list does not necessarily imply either official status nor general observance.

Breviarium Grimani - Juli.jpg
Fireworks in Washington, DC, to celebrate Independence Day on July 4

Month-long observances[edit]

Non-Gregorian observances, 2019[edit]

(All Baha'i, Islamic, and Jewish observances begin at the sundown before the date listed, and end at sundown of the date in question unless otherwise noted.)

Canada Day is celebrated on July 1
Canada Day is celebrated on July 1

Movable observances, 2020[edit]

First Friday: July 3[edit]

First Saturday: July 4[edit]

First Saturday and Sunday: July 4–5[edit]

First Sunday: July 5[edit]

Sunday closest to 2 July: July 5[edit]

First full week in July: July 5–11[edit]

First Monday: July 6[edit]

5 July or following Monday if it's a weekend: July 6[edit]

Day after first Monday: July 7[edit]

Second Thursday: July 9[edit]

Second Sunday: July 12[edit]

Nearest Sunday to 11 July: July 12[edit]

Third Monday[edit]

Third Sunday: July 19[edit]

Second to last Sunday in July and the following two weeks: July 19-August 1[edit]

Third Tuesday: July 20[edit]

Fourth Sunday: July 26[edit]

Friday preceding the Fourth Saturday and the following Sunday: July 24-August 2[edit]

Fourth Thursday: July 28[edit]

Last Saturday: July 25[edit]

Last Sunday: July 30[edit]

Thursday before the first Monday: July 30[edit]

Following Friday: July 31[edit]

Last Friday: July 31[edit]

Fixed Gregorian observances[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The Earth passed the junction of the signs at 08:36 UT/GMT July 22, 2020, and will pass it again at 14:26 UT/GMT July 22, 2021.
  2. ^ "Astrology Calendar", yourzodiacsign. Signs in UT/GMT for 1950–2030.
  3. ^ https://anydayguide.com/calendar/2202[bare URL]
  4. ^ https://anydayguide.com/calendar/2223[bare URL]

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