July is the seventh month of the year and is 31 days long. It was named by the Roman Senate in honor of the Roman general, Julius Caesar, as it was the month of his birth.
It is on average the warmest month in most of the Northern hemisphere and the coldest month in much of the Southern hemisphere.
Most people know that the United States of America celebrate Independence Day on July 4. Several other countries celebrate their National Day in this month, including France (Bastille Day, July 14), Canada (Canada Day, July 1), the Philippines (Republic Day, July 4), Argentina, Colombia, Maldives and many more.
July 2 is World UFO Day, when people gather together and try to spot unidentified flying objects. The goal of the celebration is to raise awareness of “the undoubted existence of UFOs” and to encourage governments to declassify their files on UFO sightings. This day was chosen after the supposed UFO crash in the 1947 Roswell Incident.
July 23 is Hot Dog Day in the United States and other countries. Lots of informal events are held on this day. Most of the festivals revolve around eating hot dogs, but there are usually many other activities such as races and parades. Often the proceeds from a hot dog day are given to charity.
International Friendship Day is a day for celebrating friendship. Initially created by the greeting card industry, evidence from social networking sites shows a revival of interest in the holiday. The exchange of gifts like flowers, cards and wrist bands is a popular tradition of this occasion. The celebrations occur on different dates in different countries. In 2011 the General Assembly of the United Nations declared 30 July as official International Friendship Day.