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July (Listeni/ʊˈl/ juu-LY) is the seventh month of the year (between June and August) in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and one of seven months with the length of 31 days. It was named by the Roman Senate in honor of the Roman general, Julius Caesar, it being the month of his birth. Prior to that, it was called Quintilis.

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.

July starts on the same day of the week as April in every year, and January in leap years. In a common year no other month ends on the same day as July, while in a leap year July ends on the same day of the week as January. October of the previous year starts on the same day of the week as July of the current year as a common year and May of the previous year starts on the same day of the week as July of the current year as a leap year. February and October of the previous year end on the same day of the week as July of the current year as a common year and May of the previous year ends on the same day of the week as July of the current year as a leap year. In years immediately before common years, July starts on the same day of the week as September and December of the following year and in years immediately before leap years, July starts on the same day of the week as June of the following year. In years immediately before common years, July ends on the same day of the week as April and December of the following year and in years immediately before leap years, July ends on the same day of the week as September of the following year. In common years immediately after other common years, July starts and finishes on the same day of the week as January of the previous year.

In the Northern Hemisphere:

  • Dog days begin in early July, when the hot sultry weather of summer usually starts.
  • Summer school is under way for many students in the United States and Canada.
  • Spring lambs, born in late winter or early spring, are usually sold before July 1.

Events in July[edit]

Fireworks in Washington, DC, to celebrate Independence Day on July 4

Movable observances (weekday based)[edit]

First Saturday (2015 date: July 4)[edit]

First Sunday (2015 date: July 5)[edit]

First Saturday and Sunday (2015 date: July 4-5)[edit]

First Monday (2015 date: July 6)[edit]

Second Thursday (2015 date: July 9)[edit]

Second Sunday (2015 date, July 12)[edit]

Nearest Sunday to July 11 (2015 date, July 12)[edit]

Third Sunday (2015 date July 19)[edit]

Third Monday (2015 date: July 20)[edit]

Weekend of fourth Saturday (2015 date:July 24-26)[edit]

Fourth Sunday (2015 date: July 26)[edit]

Last Sunday (2015 date: July 26)[edit]

Last Friday (2015 date: July 31)[edit]

Movable observances (Non-Gregorian based)[edit]

2015 dates[edit]

2016 dates[edit]

Fixed Observances[edit]

July symbols[edit]

See also[edit]

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