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July Holidays

Jul 01, 2016

There's a lot to celebrate in the month of July. Both Canada and the United States celebrate their own independence this month so there are bound to be parades and parties galore! But what about other holidays waiting to be celebrated in July? Kidzworld has the info you need to get your party plans in order!

Canada Day: July 1st

Canada Day marks the day that the Canadian Government was officially created and became independent from England on July 1, 1867. Before that day, the Queen of England oversaw all Canadian affairs. A big celebration is always held in the Canadian capital of Ottawa and there are sure to be plenty of festivities like fireworks displays across the country.

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Independence Day: July 4th

For Americans, the Fourth of July is a holiday marking the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. At that time, there were only 13 states that made up the United States of America and although a lot has changed since then, Americans still know how to get out there and celebrate their country's independence. There are parades, fireworks and barbecues in every back yard.

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Bastille Day: July 14th

It's not just Canada and the United States that are celebrating their independence this month - France has some parties planned as well. On July 14, 1789, the citizens of France stormed the Bastille, a jail that the King and Queen of France used for anyone who disagreed with their policies. This day was also the beginning of the French Revolution, a war that lasted four years.

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Flitch Day: July 19th

An old English custom from long ago eventually turned into a holiday called Flitch Day, which is celebrated on July 19. Every year on this day, since about the year 1104, any married couple who could prove they had been faithful and loving to one another for one year was awarded half a pig, known as a flitch of bacon. However, very few couples would actually "bring home the bacon!" There are still flitch trials today, but they are only held once every four years.

All or Nothing Day: July 26th

All or Nothing Day isn't an official holiday, but it's a fun one that can be observed on July 26. The motto for All or Nothing Day is to live like it's your last day on Earth. It's the day to get out there and buy that cool pair of shades, the day to reconcile with an old friend or a day to just appreciate all that you've got goin' in your life.

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What is your favorite July holiday? Let us know!

 

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Fave July Holiday Activity?

  • Heading to a wicked parade.
  • Lounging at the beach, soaking up some rays.
  • Backyard barbecues are the bomb.
  • Gazing at a sky full of fireworks.

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rainbowpoptart
"AlphaT" wrote:Let's get Trumping. Please don't ever say that again. (turns out that's an actual word. your meaning of it is what makes it.. just, no. don't) "AlphaT" wrote:Underground tunneling? Tunnels are used for high profile items or individuals. If you're shipping hundreds of millions worth of contraband over the border every month, or are smuggling in wanted criminals/terrorists, then you dig a tunnel. And while there is much more to do than build a wall in order to stop the flow of contraband, a border wall would curb the mass majority of illegal immigrants flowing into the United States. .."Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."It's not prohibiting the free exercise of Islam to ban Muslim immigration. The Muslims who would be banned would not be in our country, and thus our Constitution would not apply to them. Essentially, it would prohibit the exercise of their religion about as much as it would prohibit the exercise of any other non-American. Now, if we were to deport Muslims simply for being Muslim, then that would violate their right to free exercise. I figured this was where I was flawed. Congratulations, you win. Would you like a cookie? "AlphaT" wrote:Yes, I saw that meme too. Let's just agree that there's a difference between the head of an international real estate conglomerate worth over 10 billion dollars....and Yeezy. But why would I disagree? Maybe both Trump and West have egos bigger than their mansions, but at least Donald knows what he's doing. Kanye's just a bonehead.
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LowkeyEli
LowkeyEli posted in Debating:
His wholesale campaign is a joke. Is it really not that obvious? I don't even think he is qualified to be president. I think it's just a distraction.
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Pink_Cool_Girl
He obviously does. 
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AlphaT
AlphaT posted in Debating:
Let's get Trumping. "rainbowpoptart" wrote: This is the biggest, of the few, problems I have with Trump's thoughts. Illegal immigrants know they're breaking the law by coming into the country without following our policies; they don't just walk over the border like "Hey I'm in the USA now", they come from underground tunnels. The wall isn't going to do anything expect make Mexico's economy even worse, which is going to make more Mexicans not want to live there anymore, thus meaning more are going to want to come into the U.S, then there are going to be even more illegal immigrants. It isn't going to solve the problem, it's going to add to it.   Underground tunneling? Tunnels are used for high profile items or individuals. If you're shipping hundreds of millions worth of contraband over the border every month, or are smuggling in wanted criminals/terrorists, then you dig a tunnel. And while there is much more to do than build a wall in order to stop the flow of contraband, a border wall would curb the mass majority of illegal immigrants flowing into the United States. "rainbowpoptart" wrote: You forgot to mention that a ban on Muslims, even a temporary one, would be against the First Amendment. (: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." It's not prohibiting the free exercise of Islam to ban Muslim immigration. The Muslims who would be banned would not be in our country, and thus our Constitution would not apply to them. Essentially, it would prohibit the exercise of their religion about as much as it would prohibit the exercise of any other non-American.  Now, if we were to deport Muslims simply for being Muslim, then that would violate their right to free exercise.  "rainbowpoptart" wrote: I sincerely hope this doesn't mean you're going to support Kanye West when he runs? Yes, I saw that meme too. Let's just agree that there's a difference between the head of an international real estate conglomerate worth over 10 billion dollars....and Yeezy.  "rainbowpoptart" wrote: Oh, you know how much the media loves bending and twisting people's words, especially his. You're crazy if you think people are going to stop talking about a privileged white man's disliking of something certain minorities do. (:
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Pink_Cool_Girl
Pink_Cool_Girl posted in General:
How are you?
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