While the Fourth is the premiere day for Americans in July, the month is full of quite a few days and monthly observances. Whatever you are passionate about, it’s probably recognized in July.
July 2020 Monthly Observances
- Bioterrorism/Disaster Education and Awareness Month: Does your family know what to do in case of a tornado? Do you know what a bug-out bag is? This is the month to learn how to handle a disaster.
- Family Golf Month: Grab your clubs and hit the green. Golf is a popular family activity, but if it isn’t your think, hit a miniature golf course and putt-away.
- International Alopecia Month for Women: alopecia is pattern baldness and it does affect women as well as men. Learn more at WebMD.
- International Zine (small magazine) Month
- National Blueberry Month: blueberry cobbler, blueberry smoothies, blueberry pie. Need we say more?
- National Cell Phone Courtesy Month: Place it on vibrate when appropriate such as court, movie theaters, or church. It’s not that hard.
- National Deli Salad Month: Pick your favorite deli and enjoy crunchy greens with your favorite dressing.
- National “Doghouse Repairs” Month: Fido’s home might need a fresh coat of paint, a few missing shingles replaced. Take care of the pooch.
- National Family Reunion Month: Whether it’s as simple as dinner at your favorite restaurant or a potluck, or a weekend long event, get the cousins, aunts and uncles together for family fun.
- National Grilling Month: fire it up and toss on burgers, fish, chicken, veggies, whatever you like. Find great recipes at Taste of Home.
- National Horseradish Month: celebrate the hardy perennial.National Hot Dog Month: you can throw these on the grill, too, at a family reunion. Serve with blueberries and watermelon.
- National Ice Cream Month: Add blueberries and enjoy at the family reunion. Make your own ice cream for a family fun and tasty treat. You can also take the family to Mayfield Dairy in Athens, Tennessee. For more information, visit here.
- National Make a Difference to Children Month: making a difference doesn’t mean changing the world. Do what you can even if it’s just a smile and a fist bump.
- National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month: The U.S. House of Representatives named July Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month in 2008 to help ease the stigma of mental illness.
- National Park and Recreation Month: North Georgia is full of parks from local rec centers to National Parks. Pick a day and go visit.
- National Vacation Rental Month: From beaches to mountains, find a place and go!
- National Watermelon Month: MMMMM, fresh from the garden, farmer’s market, or grocery store, enjoy!
- Smart Irrigation Month: there are many ways to irrigate. Find what works best for your yard, garden, or farm.
- Social Wellness Month: Learn more at the National Institute of Health.
- Women’s Motorcycle Month: According to motorcycle.com, he Motorcycle Safety Foundation says women make up nearly 30 percent of students in its Basic Rider Courses program.
- Worldwide Bereaved Parents Awareness Month: sadly, we probably know someone whose buried a child too soon. Attention is plentiful in the early days, but wanes too quickly. Reach out to them. Let them know you are still there.
See what days are celebrated in July at Not Just Bingo.
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