OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS
All-in-one holidays July 2020, observances and event calendar has been compiled with all the events happening worldwide and which days are celebrated with their observance and events listed. We have tried to list the international days like this month of July 2020 has world popular day, world tiger day, international friendship day, etc. Similarly, there are many more.
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1st July 2020 – Wednesday
|1-Jul-20||Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day|
|1-Jul-20||July 1 Bank Holiday|
2nd July 2020 – Thursday
3rd July 2020 – Friday
Chen Huang’s Birthday: Huang Chen-ya, MBE is a neurologist and member of the Democratic Party and was a member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong for Hong Kong Island West.
Kuan Kung’s Birthday: Kwan Kung ( Kuan Kung ) is the most most popular and famous general in Chinese history and he deified as the ” God Of War ” and eventually became known as ” God of business “. Displaying his image in the home facing in the entrance door will chase away any Sha Chi. ( evil energy ). He is the most powerful when placed in the northwest corner of the house. Also placing this image in your workplace behind where you sit at work so you will never lack powerful support from important people. These Kwan Kung statues are beautifully made of the highest quality heavily bronze and museum style.
United States Independence Day observed: Independence Day is annually celebrated on July 4 and is often known as “the Fourth of July”. It is the anniversary of the publication of the declaration of independence from Great Britain in 1776. Patriotic displays and family events are organized throughout the United States.
|3-Jul-20||Chen Huang’s Birthday|
|3-Jul-20||Kuan Kung’s Birthday|
|3-Jul-20||United States Independence Day observed|
4th July 2020 – Saturday
Queen Sonja’s day: H.M. Queen Sonja of Norway was born on July 4, 1937, and her birthday is celebrated country-wide by flying the Norwegian flag.
United States Independence Day: Independence Day is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the Declaration of Independence of the United States, on July 4, 1776. The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies were no longer subject to the monarch of Britain and were now united, free, and independent states.
US Independence Day: Independence Day is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the Declaration of Independence of the United States, on July 4, 1776. The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies were no longer subject to the monarch of Britain and were now united, free, and independent states.
|4-Jul-20||Queen Sonja’s day|
|4-Jul-20||St. Elizabeth’s Day|
|4-Jul-20||United States Independence Day|
|4-Jul-20||US Independence Day|
5th July 2020 – Sunday
Asalha Bucha: Asalha Puja (known as Asana Bucha in Thailand, Thai: อาสาฬหบูชา) is a Theravada Buddhist festival which typically takes place in July, on the full moon of the month of Āsādha. It is celebrated in Cambodia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Laos, Myanmar, and in countries with Theravada Buddhist populations. Asalha Puja, also known as Dhamma Day, is one of Theravada Buddhism’s most important festivals, celebrating as it does the Buddha’s first sermon in which he set out to his five former associates the doctrine that had come to him following his enlightenment. This first pivotal sermon, often referred to as “setting into motion the wheel of dhamma,” is the teaching which is encapsulated for Buddhists in the four noble truths: there is suffering (dukkha); suffering is caused by craving (tanha); there is a state (Nibbana) beyond suffering and craving; and finally, the way to nirvana is via the eightfold path. All the various schools and traditions of Buddhism revolve around the central doctrine of the four noble truths.
First Day of NAIDOC Week: NAIDOC (National Aboriginal and Islanders Day Observance Committee) Week is an Australian observance lasting from the first Sunday in July until the following Sunday. NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Guru Purnima: Guru Purnima also known as Vyasa Purnima marks the birthday of Ved Vyasa. It is a spiritual tradition in Hindu culture dedicated to spiritual and academic teachers, who are evolved or enlightened humans, ready to share their wisdom, with very little or no monetary expectation, based on Karma Yoga.
|5-Jul-20||First Day of NAIDOC Week|
6th July 2020 – Monday
Asalha Bucha observed: Asalha Puja (known as Asana Bucha in Thailand, Thai: อาสาฬหบูชา) is a Theravada Buddhist festival which typically takes place in July, on the full moon of the month of Āsādha. It is celebrated in Cambodia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Laos, Myanmar and in countries with Theravada Buddhist populations. Asalha Puja, also known as Dhamma Day, is one of Theravada Buddhism’s most important festivals, celebrating as it does the Buddha’s first sermon in which he set out to his five former associates the doctrine that had come to him following his enlightenment. This first pivotal sermon, often referred to as “setting into motion the wheel of dhamma,” is the teaching which is encapsulated for Buddhists in the four noble truths: there is suffering (dukkha); suffering is caused by craving (tanha); there is a state (Nibbana) beyond suffering and craving; and finally, the way to nirvana is via the eightfold path. All the various schools and traditions of Buddhism revolve around the central doctrine of the four noble truths.
Buddhist Lent Day: Buddhist Lent Day is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed. Buddhist Lent Day Observances.
|6-Jul-20||Asalha Bucha observed|
|6-Jul-20||Buddhist Lent Day|
7th July 2020 – Tuesday
George Town World Heritage City Day: Penang is proud of its designation as a World Heritage Site to the point that the state has made July 7, the day the designation was issued in 2008, George Town World Heritage Day. The day is designed to allow citizens and visitors to celebrate the culture, buildings, heritage, and history of the site.
Star Festival: Tanabata (“Evening of the seventh”), also known as the Star Festival Hoshi matsuri), is a Japanese festival originating from the Chinese Qixi Festival. It celebrates the meeting of the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi (represented by the stars Vega and Altair respectively).
|7-Jul-20||George Town World Heritage City Day|
8th July 2020 – Wednesday
9th July 2020 – Thursday
17th of Tammuz: The Seventeenth of Tammuz is a Jewish fast day commemorating the breach of the walls of Jerusalem before the destruction of the Second Temple. It falls on the 17th day of the 4th Hebrew month of Tammuz and marks the beginning of the three-week mourning period leading up to Tisha B’Av.
Nunavut Day: Nunavut Day, July 9, is officially a statutory holiday across the territory. Members of Nunavut’s legislative assembly voted to pass Bill 29, An Act to Amend the Labour Standards Act and the Interpretation Act in Respect to Nunavut Day, through third reading in the legislature on Thursday, Nov 7.
|9-Jul-20||17th of Tammuz|
10th July 2020 – Friday
11th July 2020 – Saturday
Day of Saint Benito: Benedict’s feast day is kept by monks on March 21, the traditional day of his death, and by the Roman Catholic Church in Europe on July 11.
Day of the Flemish Community: The Day of the Flemish Community of Belgium is an annual commemoration in the Flemish Community in Belgium on 11 July which marks the anniversary of the Battle of the Golden Spurs in 1302.
Penang Governor’s Birthday: Penang Governor’s Birthday 2020, 2021, and 2022. The Penang Governor’s Birthday is observed every second Saturday in July. Penang is one of only four states of Malaysia to have a non-hereditary head of state. The governor is instead appointed by the King of Malaysia.
World Population Day: World Population day is an annual event, observed on July 11 every year, which seeks to raise awareness of global population issues. The event was established by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme in 1989.
|11-Jul-20||Day of Saint Benito|
|11-Jul-20||Day of the Flemish Community|
|11-Jul-20||Penang Governor’s Birthday|
|11-Jul-20||World Population Day|
12th July 2020 – Sunday
Battle of the Boyne: The Twelfth, also known as the Battle of the Boyne or Orangemen’s Day is an annual public holiday observed in Northern Ireland on July 12th, or Monday after, if 12th falls on a weekend. This holiday may also be known as the July Bank Holiday.
|12-Jul-20||Battle of the Boyne|
13th July 2020 – Monday
Battle of the Boyne observed: The Twelfth, also known as the Battle of the Boyne or Orangemen’s Day is an annual public holiday observed in Northern Ireland on July 12th, or Monday after, if 12th falls on a weekend. This holiday may also be known as the July Bank Holiday.
Nathan Bedford Forrest Day: The Tennessee legislature established July 13 as “Nathan Bedford Forrest Day”. A Tennessee-based organization, the Sons of Confederate Veterans, posthumously awarded Forrest their Confederate Medal of Honor, created in 1977.
Orangemen’s Day: The Twelfth is an Ulster Protestant celebration held on 12 July. It was first held in the late 18th century in Ulster. It celebrates the Glorious Revolution and victory of Protestant King William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne, which began the Protestant Ascendancy in Ireland.
|13-Jul-20||Battle of the Boyne observed|
|13-Jul-20||Festival of the Vaquillas|
|13-Jul-20||Nathan Bedford Forrest Day|
14th July 2020 – Tuesday
Bastille Day: Bastille Day is the common name given in English-speaking countries to the national day of France, which is celebrated on 14 July each year. In French, it is formally called Fête Nationale and commonly and legally le 14 Juillet.
Iraq Republic Day: Republic Day is a public holiday in Iraq that is observed on 14 July. The holiday commemorates the overthrow of the Hashemite monarchy on 14 July 1958.
|14-Jul-20||Iraq Republic Day|
15th July 2020 – Wednesday
Democracy and National Unity Day: The Democracy and National Unity Day of Turkey is one of the public holidays in Turkey, commemorating the national unity against the coup d’état attempt for democracy in 2016.
Tax Day: In the United States, Tax Day is a colloquial term for the day on which individual income tax returns are due to be submitted to the federal government. The term may also refer to the same day for individual states, even where the tax return due date is a different day.
|15-Jul-20||Democracy and National Unity Day|
16th July 2020 – Thursday
17th July 2020 – Friday
Birthday of the Raja of Perlis: Perlis is the northernmost and smallest province in all of peninsular Malaysia, but that doesn’t stop it from celebrating the birthday of its reigning Raja, Sirajuddin, in style. The date for this official celebration was originally on the Raja’s actual birthday of 17 May, but it is currently observed on 17 July.
South Korea Constitution Day: Constitution Day in South Korea is observed on 17 July, the day that the South Korean constitution was proclaimed in 1948. The date was deliberately chosen to match the founding date of 17 July of the Joseon Dynasty.
World Day for International Justice: World Day for International Justice, also referred to as Day of International Criminal Justice or International Justice Day, is an international day celebrated throughout the world on July 17 as part of an effort to recognize the emerging system of international criminal justice.
|17-Jul-20||Birthday of the Raja of Perlis|
|17-Jul-20||South Korea Constitution Day|
|17-Jul-20||World Day for International Justice|
18th July 2020 – Saturday
Nelson Mandela Day: Nelson Mandela International Day is an annual international day in honor of Nelson Mandela, celebrated each year on 18 July, Mandela’s birthday. The day was officially declared by the United Nations in November 2009, with the first UN Mandela Day held on 18 July 2010.
|18-Jul-20||Nelson Mandela Day|
19th July 2020 – Sunday
20th July 2020 – Monday
Crown Prince Haakon’s day: H.R.H. Crown Prince Haakon of Norway was born on July 20, 1974, and his birthday is celebrated country-wide by flying the Norwegian flag.
|20-Jul-20||Crown Prince Haakon’s day|
21st July 2020 – Tuesday
Belgian National Day: Belgian National Day is the national holiday of Belgium commemorated annually on 21 July. It is one of Belgium’s ten public holidays and marks the anniversary of the investiture of King Leopold I, the country’s first monarch, in 1831.
|21-Jul-20||Belgian National Day|
22nd July 2020 – Wednesday
Hajj season begins: Pilgrims start the day in Muzdalifah and begin heading back to Mina before dawn. Once in Mina, they perform the first rami, throwing seven pebbles at the largest of three columns known as Jamarat. This act is a symbolic stoning of the devil, based on historical tradition.
Sarawak Independence Day: Sarawak Independence Day (also known as Hari Kemerdekaan Sarawak, Hari Sarawak, or Sarawak Day) is a holiday observed on 22 July every year by the state of Sarawak in Malaysia, celebrating the establishment of self-government and de facto independence on 22 July 1963.
|22-Jul-20||Hajj season begins|
|22-Jul-20||Sarawak Independence Day|
23rd July 2020 – Thursday
Sea Day: Marine Day, also known as “Ocean Day” or “Sea Day”, is a Japanese national holiday usually celebrated on the third Monday in July. In 2020, the holiday will be observed on Thursday, July 23.
24th July 2020 – Friday
Buddha’s First Sermon: Gautama Buddha at Isipatana. … The sermon, Buddha gave to the five monks, was his first sermon, called the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta. It was given on the full-moon day of Asalha Puja. Buddha subsequently also spent his first rainy season at Sarnath at the Mulagandhakuti.
Pioneer Day: Pioneer Day is an official holiday celebrated on July 24 in the American state of Utah, with some celebrations taking place in regions of surrounding states originally settled by Mormon pioneers.
Sports Day: Health and Sports Day, also known as Health-Sports Day or Sports Day, is a national holiday in Japan held annually on the second Monday in October. It commemorates the opening of the 1964 Summer Olympics held in Tokyo, and exists to promote sports and an active lifestyle.
The Restoration of Democracy: The Movement for the Restoration of Democracy, was a historically populist and massive left-wing political alliance formed to oppose and end the military government of President General Zia-ul-Haq.
|24-Jul-20||Buddha’s First Sermon|
|24-Jul-20||The Restoration of Democracy|
25th July 2020 – Saturday
Feast of Saint James the Apostle: Saint James, also called James, son of Zebedee, or James the Greater, (born, Galilee, Palestine—died 44 ce, Jerusalem; feast day July 25), one of the Twelve Apostles, distinguished as being in Jesus’ innermost circle and the only apostle whose martyrdom is recorded in the New Testament (Acts 12:2).
|25-Jul-20||Feast of Saint James the Apostle|
26th July 2020 – Sunday
Parents’ Day: Parents’ Day is observed in South Korea and in the United States. The South Korean designation was established in 1973, replacing the Mother’s Day previously marked on May 8, and includes public and private celebrations. The United States day was created in 1994 under President Bill Clinton.
27th July 2020 – Monday
Day of Victory in the Fatherland Liberation War: The Day of Victory in the Great Fatherland Liberation War is a national holiday in North Korea celebrated on July 27 to mark the signing of the Korean Armistice Agreement which brought a cease-fire to the Korean War that took place between 1950–1953.
José Celso Barbosa’s Birthday: Dr. José Celso Barbosa Alcala was a Puerto Rican physician, sociologist, and political leader. Known as the father of the Statehood for Puerto Rico movement, Barbosa was the first Puerto Rican, and one of the first persons of African descent to earn a medical degree in the United States.
National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day: The National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day will be observed on Monday, July 27th, 2020. Each year, the President of the United States issues a proclamation announcing July 27th as a day of national observance in honor of Korean War veterans and their families.
|27-Jul-20||Day of Victory in the Fatherland Liberation War|
|27-Jul-20||José Celso Barbosa’s Birthday|
|27-Jul-20||National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day|
28th July 2020 – Tuesday
Day of the Institutions: The Day of the Institutions of Cantabria celebrates the anniversary of the creation of the province of Cantabria on July 28, 1778. It is a public holiday in the autonomous community of Cantabria.
King Vajiralongkorn’s Birthday: Vajiralongkorn, reigning title Phrabat Somdet Phra Vajira Klao Chao Yu Hua, is King of Thailand since 2016. He is the only son of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit. In 1972, at the age of 20, he was made crown prince by his father.
Peru Independence Day: José de San Martín and his forces liberated Peru and proclaimed its independence from Spain on 28 July 1821. The two leading figures of the South American wars of independence were Simon Bolivar in the north and José de San Martín in the south.
World Hepatitis Day: World Hepatitis Day, observed on July 28 every year, aims to raise global awareness of hepatitis — a group of infectious diseases known as Hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E — and encourage prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
|28-Jul-20||Day of the Institutions|
|28-Jul-20||King Vajiralongkorn’s Birthday|
|28-Jul-20||Peru Independence Day|
|28-Jul-20||World Hepatitis Day|
29th July 2020 – Wednesday
Peru Independence Day (day 2): They officially consist of two days: July 28, in commemoration of Peru’s independence, won by José de San Martín. July 29, in honor of the Armed Forces and the National Police of Peru.
St. Olaf’s day: Saint Olaf’s Day is celebrated in some Northern European countries on July 29. It commemorates the anniversary of the death of King Olaf Haraldsson of Norway. This holiday is an official flag flying day in Norway.
Tisha B’Av Eve: Tisha B’Av is an annual fast day in Judaism, on which a number of disasters in Jewish history occurred, primarily the destruction of both Solomon’s Temple by the Neo-Babylonian Empire and the Second Temple by the Roman Empire in Jerusalem.
World Tiger Day: Global Tiger Day, often called International Tiger Day, is an annual celebration to raise awareness for tiger conservation, held annually on 29 July. It was created in 2010 at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit.
|29-Jul-20||Peru Independence Day (day 2)|
|29-Jul-20||St. Olaf’s day|
|29-Jul-20||Tisha B’Av Eve|
|29-Jul-20||World Tiger Day|
30th July 2020 – Thursday
International Friendship Day: Friendship Day is a day in several countries for celebrating friendship. It was first proposed in 1958 in Paraguay as the “International Friendship Day”.
Arafat (Hajj) Day: The Day of Arafah is an Islamic holiday that falls on the 9th day of Dhu al-Hijjah of the lunar Islamic Calendar. It is the second day of the Hajj pilgrimage and the day after is the first day of the major Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha.
Sacrifice Feast Eve: The Sacrifice Feast in Turkey is a four-day religious festival. The Sacrifice Feast traditions in Turkey include sacrificing an animal in a special ritual, visiting relatives, and helping the poor.
Tisha B’Av: Tisha B’Av is an annual fast day in Judaism, on which a number of disasters in Jewish history occurred, primarily the destruction of both Solomon’s Temple by the Neo-Babylonian Empire and the Second Temple by the Roman Empire in Jerusalem.
|30-Jul-20||International Friendship Day|
|30-Jul-20||Arafat (Hajj) Day|
|30-Jul-20||Sacrifice Feast Eve|
31st July 2020 – Friday
Edul Aajaha: Edul Aajaha is an optional holiday. Employment and holiday laws in Nepal allow employees to choose a limited number of holidays from a list of optional holidays.
Eid al-Adha: Eid al-Adha or Eid Qurban, also called the “Festival of the Sacrifice”, is the second of two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year, and considered the holier of the two. It honors the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God’s command.
Eid-e-Ghorban (Feast of Sacrifice): Eid al-Adha or Eid Qurban, also called the “Festival of the Sacrifice”, is the second of two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year, and considered the holier of the two. It honors the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God’s command.
Hari Raya Haji: Hari Raya Haji (which means “great day of the haj” in Malay), also known as Aidiladha (alternatively spelled as Eid al-Adha or Eid Adha) or the Great Day of Sacrifice, is a Muslim festival that falls on the 10th day of Zulhijjah (the 12th month in the Islamic calendar). Id el Kabir: Eid al-Adha or Eid Qurban, also called the “Festival of the Sacrifice”, is the second of two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year, and considered the holier of the two. It honors the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God’s command.
Sacrifice Feast: Eid al-Adha or Eid Qurban, also called the “Festival of the Sacrifice”, is the second of two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year, and considered the holier of the two. It honors the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God’s command.
San Ignacio de Loyola: Ignatius of Loyola (Basque: Ignazio Loiolakoa; Spanish: Ignacio de Loyola; Latin: Ignatius de Loyola; c. 23 October 1491 – 31 July 1556) was a Spanish Basque Catholic priest and theologian, who co-founded the religious order called the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and became its first Superior General at Paris in 154
|31-Jul-20||Eid-e-Ghorban (Feast of Sacrifice)|
|31-Jul-20||Hari Raya Haji|
|31-Jul-20||Id el Kabir|
|31-Jul-20||San Ignacio de Loyola|
With this, we come to the end of the July 2020 calendar.
I got myself thinking one day, why do we celebrate holidays?
A holiday is a day set aside by custom or by law on which normal activities are suspended or reduced.
Generally, holidays allow individuals to celebrate or commemorate an event or tradition of cultural or religious significance.
Why holidays need to happen?
I really enjoy exploring nature with my family and my friends.
Holidays commemorate an important event and/or person in the history of a nation.
Traditions are an important part of building a strong bond between family, and our community.
Celebrations are some of the core aspects of any culture.
They give us a sense of belonging and a way to express what is important to us.
They connect us to our history and also help us celebrate generations of family.
It may be a harvest festival, a religious holiday, or a national observance, or a family wedding.
Celebrating your traditions helps keep you grounded in your own culture while adapting to a new one.
This is especially important when going through some of the phases of culture shock.
It affects many of us in the first months after moving to a different continent or city.
One of your traditional holidays can brighten up your mood for weeks.
While planning as you become absorbed in preparations for the event and the excitement of the day itself.
Celebrating a special day can also help you connect with fellows in your area.
This can add to your mutual support group.
Traditions should be celebrated most importantly if you have kids growing up in another culture.
The good name for which is the third culture kids.
It can help them keep one foot firmly rooted in their home culture.
This also offers learning experiences that might not otherwise occur.
Traditional celebrations are also an excellent opportunity for intercultural exchange and understanding.
Through these celebrations, both kids and adults learn about other cultures.
So do start planning the next time you see one of your traditional holidays approaching on the calendar.
Invite your friends, involve the kids, and create your own lasting memories.
We can add your stories or event list if you send your experiences and comments to us.