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July (Listeni/ʊˈl/ juu-LY) is the seventh month of the year (between June and August) in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and one of seven months with the length of 31 days. It was named by the Roman Senate in honor of the Roman general, Julius Caesar, it being the month of his birth. Prior to that, it was called Quintilis.

It is on average the warmest month in most of the Northern hemisphere (where it is the second month of summer) and the coldest month in much of the Southern hemisphere (where it is the second month of winter). The second half of the year commences in July. In the Southern hemisphere, July is the seasonal equivalent of January in the Northern hemisphere.

In the Northern Hemisphere, "Dog days" are considered to begin in early July, when the hot sultry weather of summer usually starts. Spring lambs, born in late winter or early spring, are usually sold before July 1.

Events in July

Fireworks in Washington, DC, to celebrate Independence Day on July 4

Movable observances (weekday based)

First Friday (2016 date: July 1)

First Saturday (2016 date: July 2)

First Sunday (2016 date: July 3)

First Saturday and Sunday (2016 date: July 2-3)

First Monday (2016 date: July 4)

Nearest Sunday to July 11 (2016 date, July 10), necessarily equivalent to the second Sunday

Second Sunday (2016 date, July 10)

Second Thursday (2016 date: July 14)

Third Sunday (2016 date July 17)

Third Monday (2016 date: July 18)

Weekend of fourth Saturday (2016 date:July 22–24)

Fourth Sunday (2016 date: July 24)

Second to Last Sunday (2016 date July 24)

Thursday before the first Monday in August (2016 date: July 28

Last Friday (2016 date: July 29)

Last Saturday (2016 date: July 30)

Last Sunday (2016 date: July 31)

Movable observances (Non-Gregorian based)

2015 dates

2016 dates

Fixed observances

July symbols

See also


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