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10 Interesting Facts About The Month Of July

Dearest Gentle Reader, Welcome to July. 

Did you know that people previously called July Quintilis, meaning the fifth month in Latin? It was the fifth month in the early Roman calendar. 

I recently learned some interesting facts about July and will share them with you all. This writer can’t keep all this knowledge to himself. July is a month with a rich history and many interesting facts.

Here are some highlights:
  1. Origin of the Name: July was named after Julius Caesar in 44 B.C. Previously, in ancient times, Romans called July Quintilis, meaning the fifth month in Latin, as it was the fifth month in the early Roman calendar.
  2. Independence Celebrations: Moreover, any countries celebrate their independence in July. The most notable is the United States’ Independence Day on July 4. Other countries celebrating independence in July include Canada (July 1), Venezuela (July 5), Argentina (July 9), and Belgium (July 21).
  3. Bastille Day: France celebrates Bastille Day on July 14. This day marks the anniversary of the Storming of the Bastille in 1789, a turning point in the French Revolution.
  4. Konga Anniversary: Nigeria’s leading e-commerce giant was born in July and marks its anniversary every year with huge discount sales. This year, it is the 12th anniversary tagged ‘the magic of 12’. From July 1 to July 31, customers are in for a ride of exciting offers and promotions. Also, expect the lowest prices on a wide range of products and same-day delivery of your orders.
  5. National Ice Cream Month: In the United States, July is recognized as National Ice Cream Month, with National Ice Cream Day celebrated on the third Sunday of the month. President Ronald Reagan established this tradition in 1984.               

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  6. Dog Days of Summer: The “Dog Days” of summer, traditionally the hottest and most uncomfortable part of summer in the Northern Hemisphere, begin in early July and end in early August. Also, the term comes from the ancient Greeks and Romans, who associated the hottest summer days with the star Sirius, known as the “Dog Star.”
  7. July Birthstone: The birthstone for July is the ruby, which is known for its deep red colour and symbolizes love, passion, and energy.
  8. July Flower: The July flowers are the larkspur and the water lily. Larkspurs symbolize lightness and levity, while water lilies represent purity and majesty.
  9. Sports Events: July is also a significant month for sports. The Wimbledon tennis tournament often concludes in early July, and the Tour de France, one of the most famous cycling races, usually occurs throughout the month.
  10. Historical Events: Several notable historical events occurred in July, including the first manned moon landing by Apollo 11 on July 20, 1969, and the start of World War I on July 28, 1914. 

July

Indeed, July boasts a rich history, vibrant celebrations, and fascinating natural phenomena. So, I hope you’re as excited as I am about this beautiful month.

Let’s make it count! 

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