June may have been home to Donut Day, but all of July is Ice Cream Month. July has plenty of fun holidays, from yummy summer treats like Strawberry Sundae Day and National Lasagna Day to slightly weirder holidays like World UFO day.
Check out all the fun and wacky holidays we found in July!
July 2nd, World UFO Day: If you’ve seen a UFO or are convinced that UFOs exist, you’re in luck. This day is dedicated to the existence of Unidentified Flying Objects, specifically, those objects controlled by intelligent beings from outside Earth. Some organized events to celebrate can be found here.
July 3rd, Compliment Your Mirror Day: We’re not really sure if on this day one is supposed to compliment the object or the reflection within it. We’ll leave that up to your interpretation. In any case, take this day to stand in front of your mirror and let the praise flow. There’s no one in the world who looks out for your image like your mirror does.
July 5th, Bikini Day: The anniversary of the invention of the bikini, which was officially unveiled on July 5th, 1946 by Louis Réard, is the perfect day to get out in the sun in that itty bitty item of clothing.
July 7th, Strawberry Sundae Day: There’s no reason that we can think of not to celebrate this delicious day. For the most basic model, all you need is vanilla ice cream and strawberry syrup. Of course, we plan on going crazy with flavors and toppings, not to mention homemade ice cream bowls.
July 8th, Video Game Day: If someone’s always on your case about playing too many video games, this is the day to play all you want, no matter what anyone says.
July 12th, Simplicity Day: July 12th is Henry David Thoreau’s birthday, and so is the perfect day to celebrate Simplicity Day, which is a day to raise awareness about sustainable living.
July 13th, Cow Appreciation Day: Dress like a cow and visit participating Chick-fil-A restaurants to receive a free meal!
July 14th, Bastille Day: This is a French national holiday but it’s celebrated around the world in honour of the storming of the Bastille during the French Revolution, a symbol of a modern nation and freedom.
July 16th, Global Hug Your Kid Day: Always held on the third Monday in July, this day reminds parents everywhere to hug their kid today and everyday. Don’t have a kid? You probably shouldn’t find a random one. Maybe sit this holiday out.
July 18th, International Mandela Day: On this day we honor Nelson Mandela, the first democratically elected President of South Africa, who was born on July 18th, 1918.
July 20th, Moon Day: Moon Day doesn’t specifically celebrate the moon, but instead commemorates the first day man walked on the moon on July 20th 1969. But of course, feel free to celebrate the big rock as well.
July 22nd, Parent’s Day: A combination of Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, Parent’s Day is just another chance to celebrate your parents. And it’s official too! President Bill Clinton signed it into law in 1994.
July 23rd, Gorgeous Grandma Day: This holiday is for any older woman who loves herself and loves life. If you know a Gorgeous Grandma, be sure to celebrate her on this day.
July 24th, Amelia Earhart Day: Celebrate Amelia Earhart’s birthday, and honor the female pilot who disappeared 75 years ago.
July 30th, Father-in-Law Day: Celebrate your spouse’s husband during Father-in-Law Day.
July 31st, Mutt’s Day: Mixed breed dogs get a lot of flack for not being pure breeds, so celebrate your lovely mutts on July 31st.
Which one of these fun days are you going to be celebrating?