1. The month of July got its name after Julius Caesar in year 46 BC. He died two years before and Roman senate decided to name then the fifth month in the calendar (then with ten months), then named Quintilis (he was born in Quintilis) in his honor.
Julius Caesar was not only a legendary general and statesman but he also changed the calendar from then much more confusing calendar with a so-called intercalary month to now still used calendar with 365 days and one leap day every four years. He also decided to put January and February at the beginning of the year, what actually made his birth month (named The Fifth) the seventh month of the year. Another change was an addition of ten days to the before 355 days long Roman calendar, what made all twelve months long as they are still today.
2. July always starts on the same day of the week as April in the same year. No other month ends on the same day of the week as the month of July. The only exception is January on leap years.
Credit: Free Calendar for July
3. The Flower of July is water lily.
Symbolism of water lily varies by country. In general it is associated with creation, fertility and rebirth, but also depends on the color of the flower:
White is associated with peace, mental purity.
Yellow is a symbol of confidence.
Pink water lily represents the highest deity.
Blue stands for knowledge.
Red Lily is for love and passion.
4. July is the hottest month in Northern and the coldest month in Southern Hemisphere. Traditional Dog Days, known by their hotness start on July 3rd and end on August 11th.
5. Some of the most weird celebrations in July are:
1 National Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day
2 World UFO Day
4 Sidewalk Egg Frying Day
6 International Kissing Day
8 International Criers Day
10 Teddy Bear Picnic Day
11 Slurpee Day
13 National French Fries Day
14 National Nude Day
17 Yellow Pig Day
19 National Flitch Day
26 National Talk in Elevator Day
27 Bagpipe Appreciation Day
29 National Lasagna Day
6. The Birthstone of July is Ruby. It is a stone of love, passion, zest for live, energy and power. People believed for many centuries they can restore youth and vitality by rubbing ruby on their skin. In crystal therapy, it is used to raise enthusiasm and metabolism enhancement.
Being associated with wealth and power it's still considered as a stone of the kings. Ancient people believed that wearing a ruby on the left hand, closer hand to the heart, guarantees peace and safety to the wearer and his property. Books of dreams explain dreaming about rubies as a sign of success in professional life.
7. July is in the USA called the National Anti-Boredom Month, National Baked Beans Month, National Blueberry Month, National Cell Phone Courtesy Month, National Culinary Arts Month, National Grilling Month, National Honey Month, National Horseradish Month, National Hot Dog Month, National Pancake Month, National Picnic Month, Relish Ice Cream Month and also International Women with Alopecia Month, Bereaved Parents Awareness Month, Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month, National Make A Difference to Children Month or National Minority Mental Health Month. We can call it a Family Golf Month, International Pickle Month or a World Watercolor Month as well.
There are two special weeks in July, both closely related to the hot sunny days characteristic for July: the second is a Nude Recreation Week and the 8. third is a Capture a Sunset Week.
9. July is a month for zodiacal Cancer or Leo. People born in July are believed to be very curious, sensitive, extremely attached to their families, don't bear hard feelings for too long and are in general very concerned about other what makes them good friends and advisors
10. Some people believe July is not a good month for weddings.
There is an old saying:
Married in July with flowers ablaze,
Bitter-sweet memories in after days.
We couldn't find a logical reason for this belief (with an exception of having obvious difficuilties throwing a wedding party when all your friends are on vacations), but we can add it is not considered as unluckiest month of all. May is the winner in this case.