According to the Julian and Gregorian calendars, July is the seventh month of the year. The month of July was named after the famous Roman general Julius Caesar because it is the month of his birth. But earlier this month was referred as Quintilis. In the Northern hemisphere, this month is swept by hot and oppressive weather conditions but some geographical locations are dotted with rain and thunderstorms.
Honoring a Noble Profession
On I July, every year National Doctor’s Day is observed throughout India. This day is celebrated to honor the brilliant and legendary doctor Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy and to recognize the role of the doctor in our society. In the year 1991, the government of India declared 1 July as the Doctor’s Day. On this particular day people honor and show their gratitude towards the contributions made by the doctors within the society and in their lives.
Celebrating Our Forests
From 1 July to 7 July every year, ‘Van Mahotsav’ or ‘Tree Festival’ is celebrated all over India for the purpose of increasing consciousness among the general public about the significance of planting and preserving trees. This festival was commenced by K.M.Munshi in the year 1950 in order to motivate the population towards tree plantation and preservation.
Commemorating the Independence of America
4 July, American Independence Day, is a federal holiday in that country since the year 1941.This particular day is celebrated with much fanfare in the USA. There are fireworks, parades, concerts and many other activities that take place to commemorate the day.
Day of Peace, Compassion and Thankfulness
6 July 2016, Id-Ul-Fitr will be celebrated throughout the globe by the Muslim community. On Id people unite to pray and express their gratefulness to ‘Allah’. It is a day of forgiveness, thankfulness, and peace. It is celebrated after observing fast during the holy month of Ramadan.
Worshipping Lord Jagannath
On 6 July 2016, Rath Yatra will be celebrated in Puri. This Hindu festival is related with Lord Jagannath who is also believed to be an avatar Lord Krishna. The word ‘Rath Yatra’ consists of two words ‘Rath’ means ‘Chariot’ and ‘Yatra’ means ‘Journey’. On this day, an innumerable number of devotees draw the huge and magnificently decorated chariots.
Caring for the Population
11 July, World Population Day is observed annually across the world. This day was introduced by the UN in the year 1989 as a consequence of the Day of Five Billion which was marked on 11 July 1987.The main aim of this day is to raise consciousness about the population issues and the influence these issues will have on growth & development and the environment as a whole.
Mission to Transform the World
On 18 July, International Nelson Mandela Day is observed in the honor of the great anti-apartheid activist who later became the President of South Africa. This day is actually a worldwide call to action that upholds the belief that every individual has the capacity to transform the world and leave their footprint in the history of the world.
Remembering the Kargil Martyrs
26 July, Kargil Vijay Diwas commemorates the India’s victory in the Kargil war in the year 1999. This day is observed by paying tribute to the Army personnel laid down their lives in order to defend and protect their motherland.
Raising Awareness about Silent Disease
28 July, World Hepatitis Day is observed worldwide. Hepatitis B and C are silent viruses which can be present in the human body for several without knowing. The World Hepatitis Day was launched by the World Hepatitis Alliance in 2008 to awareness and concerns related to the disease.
Celebrating and Raising Conscious about the Majestic Animal
29 July, World Tiger Day is observed annually. It is done to stress the significance of the preservation of the tigers as most of the wild tigers are near annihilation. It is both an awareness day as well as a day of celebration. It was launched at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit in 2010.
July brings sultry heat and with it many important events and occasions which require our attention and observance.