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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 symbolsEdit


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

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

Month-long observancesEdit

Non-Gregorian observances, 2019Edit

(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

Movable observances, 2020Edit

First Friday: July 3Edit

First Saturday: July 4Edit

First Saturday and Sunday: July 4–5Edit

First Sunday: July 5Edit

Sunday closest to 2 July: July 5Edit

First full week in July: July 5–11Edit

First Monday: July 6Edit

5 July or following Monday if it's a weekend: July 6Edit

Day after first Monday: July 7Edit

Second Thursday: July 9Edit

Second Sunday: July 12Edit

Nearest Sunday to 11 July: July 12Edit

Third MondayEdit

Third Sunday: July 19Edit

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

Third Tuesday: July 20Edit

Fourth Sunday: July 26Edit

Friday preceding the Fourth Saturday and the following Sunday: July 24-August 2Edit

Fourth Thursday: July 28Edit

Last Saturday: July 25Edit

Last Sunday: July 30Edit

Thursday before the first Monday: July 30Edit

Following Friday: July 31Edit

Last Friday: July 31Edit

Fixed Gregorian observancesEdit

See alsoEdit


  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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