Friday, July 1, 2011

July! and the many odd celebrations it has....

Selamat datang
( both 'hello' and 'welcome' in Malaysian)

There are many Monthly Observances in the month of July.

Some are also included in International themes of July.

in NO particular order:

Cell Phone Courtesy Month
Mango and Melon Month
National Ice Cream Month
Bereaved Parents Awareness Month
Eggplant and Lettuce Month
National Hot Dog Month
National Wheelchair Beautification Month
National Blueberries Month
National 'Doghouse Repairs' Month
Nectarine and Garlic Month
National Recreaton and Parks Month
Social Wellness Month
Smart Irrigation Month
National Grilling Month
Freedom from Fear of Speaking Month
National Horseradish Month
Sandwich Generation Month
Family Reunion Month
Bioterrorism/Disaster Education & Awareness Month
National Share a Sunset with Your Lover Month
Tour de France Month
National Make a Difference to Children Month
Family Golf Month
Herbal/Prescription Awareness Month
Women's Motorcycle Month

My goodness, that is quite some list!
I am sure I have not listed all of them!

As far as I can tell, there are people/organizations/committees/etc. involved with each of the above named.
And nope, I don't claim to be an authority, so don't blame me
if I have something wrong -
just drop me a note so I can correct it!

Next up are some WEEKLY OBSERVANCES:

July 1 - 4: International Chicken Wing Week
July 3 - 9: Be Nice to New Jersey Week
July 4 - 10: Freedom Week
July 10 - 16: Sports Cliche Week
National Farriers Week
Now we need to go back to a couple of MONTHLY OBSERVANCES
that started this month, but extend into August:

July 3 - August 15: Air Conditioning Appreciation Days
July 3 - August 11: Dog Days

Just when you think you are all jiggidy-with-it,
Here come some individual days:

July 1st:
Canada Day
Second Half of the Year Day
U.S. Postage Stamp Day
Zip Code Day
International Chicken Wing Day
Total Solar Eclipse, South Indian Ocean

July 1st - 3rd:
Roswell UFO Days
July 2nd:
I Forgot Day
International Cherry Pit Spitting Day
International Day of Cooperatives

July 3rd:
Compliment Your Mirror Day
Stay Out of the Sun Day
July 4th:
Fourth of July/Independence Day USA
Independence From Meat Day

July 5th:
Bikini Day

I guess July 6th is
take-a-day-off-from-holidays day!

July 7th:
Chocolate Day
Father/Daughter Take a Walk Together Day
Global Forgiveness Day
Tell the Truth Day

July 8th:
(Savor the Comic, Unplug the Drama)

Red Skelton pencil sketch

Soooooo, now you have no excuse to NOT celebrate ALL of these important holidays/celebrations. You have been given fair warning!

:0)   love those double negatives...


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