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July 2020 Calendar
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On all of our calendars, including the July 2020 Calendar, you’ll find all of the appropriate holidays labelled. Specifically, over the course of the 31 days in July you’ll find one holiday: The 4th of July, or Independence Day. For more information about this holiday and the month of July in general, keep reading below!
Moon Phases for July 2020
Being that July is one of the warmer months in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s possible that one of your favorite summer nighttime activities is stargazing. If this is true, go ahead and check out the moon phases for July 2020 below, so you know exactly when to catch the moon’s best moments:
- Full Moon – July 5, 2020 (Known as the “Buck Moon” since new antlers grow on male deer in the month of July.)
- Last Quarter Moon – July 12, 2020
- New Moon – July 20, 2020
- First Quarter Moon – July 27, 2020
The Month of July in the United States
While July is now known as the seventh month of the year, it was not this way when Julius Caesar roamed the Earth. Back in Ancient Rome, the “Roman calendar” was created and followed. This model of the calendar only had 10 months where January and February weren’t included and March started the year. Because of this, July was the fifth month. At this time, the name of July was actually “Quintillis,” meaning “fifth month” in Latin. However, once July became the seventh month in our modern Gregorian version of the calendar, the name July was chosen to honor Julius Caesar.
The month of July is represented by the red ruby gemstone and the larkspur and water lily flowers. While red rubies are meant to symbolize contentment, the bluish-purplish larkspur flower represents grace and the water lily means purity.
Independence Day in the United States
Independence Day in the United States is always celebrated on the same day: July 4. This is because this is the exact date America declared independence from Britain. This made the country officially become the free nation we know it as today. On the July 2020 calendar you can expect to see July 4 on a Saturday.
Because July 4 is a public holiday that happens to fall on a Saturday this year, it will be observed the day prior, on Friday, July 3. This means that federal offices such as the post office will be closed on Friday in order to observe this important date in United States History. In fact, this year, America will turn 244 years old!
On July 4, it is customary for Americans to hold barbecues to celebrate. Many will host close friends, families, and neighbors at their house and enjoy eating typical grilled American foods like hamburgers and hotdogs. Additionally, it’s customary to wait until it’s dark outside (usually around 8pm in July in the Northern Hemisphere) and begin to shoot off fireworks. While many big stadiums and companies will hire professional firework brands to choreograph and present a firework show, many Americans will shoot off fireworks right outside their own homes. As exciting and noisy as this can be, it’s also often to the dismay of law enforcement in states where personal use of fireworks are illegal such as New York, Delaware, and Massachusetts.