The article below presents some of the most important July holidays in 2018. You can find here the meaning of July holidays, as well as the dates on which they fall. Holidays listed here include July legal holidays, such as July Fourth July Christian holidays, and other religious holidays, such as Tisha B’Av, or Saint Thomas Day, plus fun July celebration days, like National Cheesecake Day!
What is Today’s July Holiday?
|1||Canada Day||Canada||Legal||Canadians celebrate the union of the three colonies into a single Dominion in 1867.|
|3||Saint Thomas||International||Christian/ Catholic||Celebrating one of Jesus’ disciple.|
|4||Independence Day||U.S.||Legal||Celebrating the signing of the Declaration of Independence.|
|14||Bastille Day||France||Legal||The beginning of the French Revolution.|
|18||Nelson Mandela Day||International||Political||Remembering the legacy and message of Madiba.|
|22||Tisha B’Av||International||Jewish||Mourning the tragedies that have affected the Jewish people.|
|24||National Tequila Day||International||Fun||Do you need another reason to enjoy some tequila?|
|28||World Hepatitis Day||International||Observance||Raising awareness to the dangers of the spectrum of Hepatitis.|
|30||National Cheesecake Day||International||Fun||Cheesecake dessert appreciation day!|
What is the Meaning of July Holidays?
One of the first celebrations in July is Canada Day. It is the national day of Canada and it is celebrated on July 1st. It marks the day on which the Constitution Act was enacted. This act united the three British colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Canada into a single entity.
Christians celebrate The Feast of Saint Thomas on July 3rd. This July holiday celebrates Thomas, one of the Twelve Apostles, commonly referred to as Doubting Thomas, for doubting Jesus’ resurrection.
The Fourth of July is perhaps the most important American national holiday. Fourth July celebrates the day on which the Founding Fathers of the USA signed the Declaration of Independence, thus creating the United States of America. This July holiday is usually celebrated with fireworks, and parades honoring American history.
Another national July holiday is Bastille Day. Bastille Day is celebrated on the 14th of July. It represents the nationald day of France, and celebrates the Storming of the Bastille, the even which triggered the French Revolution and the abolishment of feudalism.
July 18th is the day on which many around the world celebrate Nelson Mandela, the South-African political activist and revolutionary who served as the president of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. July 18th is the day on which Nelson Mandela was born.
A major July holiday in the Jewish calendar, Tisha B’Av is considered a day of mourning. This July holiday does not have a fixed date in the Western calendar. It is a day of rememberance, in which Jewish people commemorate the destructions of the First Temple and Second Temple in Jerulasem. However, on this day, many other tragedies that befell the Jewish people are also commemorated, such as the destructions of European Jewish communities in the Middle Ages and the Holocaust.
Among the most fun celebrations in July is National Tequila Day, on July 24th, and National Cheesecake Day, on July 30th. It’s fairly plain to see how these two July holidays are celebrated. Celebrate responsibly, though!
Any July Holidays Missing?
Is there a July holiday you’d like to see featured on our list? Let us know about it in the comments! Which July holidays are you looking forward to and how to you plan to celebrate them?