Are you looking for July holidays or special dates to celebrate on social media?
Are you a small business owner or marketer?
Marketing your business on social media just got a lot easier with this complete list of July holidays and observances with special dates to promote.
Get ready for a fun-filled July with this comprehensive list of holidays and special observances!
From major holidays like Independence Day to Canada Day to more obscure celebrations like National Ice Cream Day and National Chicken Wing Day, there’s always a fun holiday to celebrate on social media.
So start planning your social media posts and promotions now – your audience and customers will thank you for it!
From July 1-31, there are over 240 holidays and special observances to choose from!
Here are a few of the biggest and most fun holidays in July.
– Independence Day
– International Chocolate Day
– National Mojito Day
– National Ice Cream Day
– Parents’ Day
– International Day of Friendship
– Get to Know Your Customers Day
So whether you’re looking for traditional holidays to promote your business or just some fun and unique days to celebrate, this list has you covered.
Check out the full list of 2023 holidays in July below.
Mark your calendars and get ready to explore fun, weird, and special dates in July 2023. Happy July!
Why July Holidays Make Great Social Media Posts
Back in my corporate marketing days, when I managed the social media channels for a $150 million business, I rejoiced when a holiday came around.
Holiday posts were easy to create, and they always received more “likes” than any other post.
Not many people will engage with a post about a company news release or an industry article, but many who see a post wishing everyone a Happy Fourth of July will give it a “like.”
Including holidays in your social media content is an easy way to increase engagement and reach. People are already talking about the holiday, so you need to join the conversation.
You can use holiday-related hashtags, post photos celebrating the holiday, run contests, or offer discounts or special promotions related to the holiday.
Not sure how to get started? Here are some ideas:
- Share recipes for favorite dishes served on the holiday
- Give tips on how to decorate for the holiday
- Offer advice on entertaining during the holiday season
- Share photos of employees or customers celebrating the holiday
- Run a contest related to the holiday
- Offer a discount on products or services related to the holiday
With this list of July holidays, you will be able to easily come up with social media content ideas for July that will resonate with your audience and help you increase engagement and reach on your social channels.
For a business owner or marketer, holiday posts not only increase your social media engagement but they’re also easy posts to create that fill your followers with positive emotions.
When sharing a holiday post, always include an image or video with your status update, no matter what platform you’re using.
That’s because posts with an image get 2.3 times more engagement than posts without an image. (source)
Including an image with your post is the easiest way to DOUBLE engagement and it’s why the Social Media Content Club, our industry-leading social media software, is FULL of eye-catching images.
Also, tack on a holiday-themed hashtag to make it easy for people to find your content, and use location tagging if you have a physical storefront.
For more tips on how to increase your social media engagement, read: 5 Ways to Increase Social Media Engagement.
Holiday Hashtags for Social Media
When celebrating holidays on social media, it’s important to include the relevant hashtag(s) for that holiday in your post.
Hashtags will increase the reach of your post, exposing your business to a larger audience.
To learn why and how to use hashtags on social media, read: 210 Daily Hashtags for Social Media.
Hashtags are such an essential piece to your success on social media that I’ve done the research for you.
Most of the holidays listed below include a hashtag for social media.
However, for best results, you’ll want to use 3 – 5 hashtags relevant to that holiday in your post.
If you’re pressed for time, the Social Media Content Club does the hashtag research for you and provides 3 popular and relevant hashtags for all major holidays.
Now that you know those helpful tips, let’s jump into the list of Holidays.
List of July National Holidays in 2023
In an effort to simplify this massive list of holidays, I’ve divided the days into five categories – public holidays, religious holidays, monthly observances, weekly observances, and daily observances.
Scroll down to view all 240+ holidays or use the following links to skip ahead to a specific category.
- July Public Holidays and Observances
- July Religious Holidays and Observances
- July Monthly Holidays and Observances
- July Weekly Holidays and Observances
- July Daily Holidays and Observances
Public July Holidays in 2023
This list contains public holidays and special local observances in the United States, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
|July 1||Canada Day||#CanadaDay||Canada|
|July 7||Alice Springs Show Day||#AliceSpringsShowDay||Parts of Australia|
|July 4||Independence Day||#4thOfJuly||United States|
|July 10||Hari Raya Haji||#HariRaya||Parts of Australia|
|July 10||Orangemen’s Day||#BattleOfBoyne||Parts of Canada|
|July 12||Battle of the Boyne||#BattleOfBoyne||Northern Ireland|
Religious July Holidays in 2023
|July 6||17th of Tammuz||#17Tammuz||Jewish|
|July 19||Muharram/Islamic New Year||#IslamicNewYear||Muslim|
|July 27||Tisha B’Av||#Tishabav||Jewish|
July Monthly Holidays in 2023
|Cord Blood Awareness Month|
|Dog House Repair Month|
|Family Golf Month|
|Hemochromatosis Screening and Awareness Month|
|Herbal/Prescription Interaction Awareness Month|
|Independent Retailer Month|
|International Group B Strep Awareness Month|
|International Women with Alopecia Month|
|International Zine Month|
|Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month|
|National Anti-Boredom Month|
|National Baked Beans Month|
|National Black Family Month|
|National Blueberry Month|
|National Cell Phone Courtesy Month|
|National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month|
|National Culinary Arts Month|
|National Family Reunion Month|
|National Fragile X Awareness Month|
|National Grilling Month|
|National Horseradish Month|
|National Hot Dog Month|
|National Ice Cream Month|
|National Make A Difference to Children Month|
|National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month|
|National Picnic Month|
|National Traffic Awareness Month|
|National Vacation Rental Month|
|National Watermelon Month|
|Park & Recreation Month|
|Smart Irrigation Month|
|Social Wellness Month|
|Women’s Motorcycle Month|
|World Watercolor Month|
|Worldwide Bereaved Parents Awareness Month|
July Weekly Holidays in 2023
|July 1 – 7||Clean Beaches Week|
|July 2 – 8||Be Nice to Jersey Week|
|July 2 – 8||National Farriers Week|
|July 7 – 14||Creative Maladjustment Week|
|July 9 – 15||Nude Recreation Week|
|July 9 – 15||Operation Safe Driver Week|
|July 16 – 22||Captive Nations Week|
|July 16 – 22||Everybody Deserves a Massage Week|
|July 16 – 22||National Parenting Gifted Children Week|
|July 16 – 22||National Zoo Keeper Week|
|July 22 – 30||National Moth Week|
July National Holidays in 2023
|July 1||Canada Day||#CanadaDay|
|July 1||Hop-a-Park Day||#NationalHopaParkDay|
|July 1||International Cherry Pit Spitting Day||#CherryPitSpittingDay|
|July 1||International Chicken Wing Day||#ChickenWingDay|
|July 1||International Day of Cooperatives||#DayOfCooperatives|
|July 1||International Joke Day||#JokeDay|
|July 1||National Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day||#CreativeIceCreamFlavorsDay|
|July 1||National Gingersnap Day||#NationalGingersnapDay|
|July 1||National Postal Workers Day||#NationalPostalWorkersDay|
|July 1||National U.S. Postage Stamp Day||#USPostageStampDay|
|July 1||Zip Code Day||#ZipCodeDay|
|July 2||I Forgot Day||#IForgotDay|
|July 2||Made In The USA Day||#MadeInTheUsaDay|
|July 2||National Anisette Day||#NationalAnisetteDay|
|July 2||World UFO Day||#WorldUfoDay|
|July 3||Compliment Your Mirror Day||#ComplimentYourMirrorDay|
|July 3||International Plastic Bag Free Day||#InternationalPlasticBagFreeDay|
|July 3||National Chocolate Wafer Day||#ChocolateWaferDay|
|July 3||National Eat Beans Day||#NationalEatYourBeansDay|
|July 3||National Fried Clam Day||#NationalFriedClamDay|
|July 3||National Stay Out of the Sun Day||#StayOutOfTheSunDay|
|July 3||Plastic Bag Free Day||#PlasticFree|
|July 4||Independence Day (USA)||#IndependenceDay|
|July 4||Independence From Meat Day||#IndependenceFromMeatDay|
|July 4||Indivisible Day||#IndivisibleDay|
|July 4||National Barbecued Spareribs Day||#BarbecuedSpareribsDay|
|July 4||National Caesar Salad Day||#NationalCaesarSaladDay|
|July 4||Sidewalk Egg Frying Day||#SidewalkEggFryingDay|
|July 5||National Apple Turnover Day||#AppleTurnoverDay|
|July 5||National Bikini Day||#NationalBikiniDay|
|July 5||National Graham Cracker Day||#GrahamCrackerDay|
|July 5||National Hawaii Day||#NationalHawaiiDay|
|July 5||National Workaholics Day||#NationalWorkaholicsDay|
|July 6||International Kissing Day||#InternationalKissingDay|
|July 6||National Fried Chicken Day||#NationalFriedChickenDay|
|July 6||National Hand Roll Day||#NationalHandRollDay|
|July 6||Take Your Webmaster to Lunch Day||#TakeYourWebmasterToLunchDay|
|July 7||Global Forgiveness Day||#GlobalForgivenessDay|
|July 7||National Dive Bar Day||#NationalDiveBarDay|
|July 7||National Father Daughter Take a Walk Day||#FatherDaughterTakeAWalkDay|
|July 7||National Koi Day||#NationalKoiDay|
|July 7||National Macaroni Day||#NationalMacaroniDay|
|July 7||National Strawberry Sundae Day||#StrawberrySundaeDay|
|July 7||Tell The Truth Day||#TellTheTruthDay|
|July 7||World Chocolate Day||#InternationalChocolateDay|
|July 8||National Chocolate with Almonds Day||#ChocolateWithAlmondsDay|
|July 8||National Scud Day||#ScudDay|
|July 8||National Video Game Day||#NationalVideoGameDay|
|July 9||National No Bra Day||#NationalNoBraDay|
|July 9||National Sugar Cookie Day||#NationalSugarCookieDay|
|July 10||Don’t Step On A Bee Day||#DontStepOnABeeDay|
|July 10||International Essential Oils Day||#EssentialOilsDay|
|July 10||International Town Criers Day||#TownCriersDay|
|July 10||National Clerihew Day||#NationalClerihewDay|
|July 10||National Kitten Day||#NationalKittenDay|
|July 10||National Piña Colada Day||#NationalPinaColadaDay|
|July 10||Teddy Bear Picnic Day||#TeddyBearPicnicDay|
|July 11||All American Pet Photo Day||#AllAmericanPetPhotoDay|
|July 11||Bowdler’s Day||#BowdlersDay|
|July 11||Cow Appreciation Day||#CowAppreciationDay|
|July 11||National 7-Eleven Day / Free Slurpee Day||#National7ElevenDay|
|July 11||National Blueberry Muffin Day||#BlueberryMuffinDay|
|July 11||National Cheer Up The Lonely Day||#CheerUpTheLonelyDay|
|July 11||National Mojito Day||#NationalMojitoDay|
|July 11||National Rainier Cherry Day||#RainierCherryDay|
|July 11||World Population Day||#WorldPopulationDay|
|July 12||Battle of the Boyne||#BattleOfBoyne|
|July 12||National Different Colored Eyes Day||#DifferentColoredEyeDay.|
|July 12||National Eat Your Jello Day||#EatYourJelloDay|
|July 12||National Pecan Pie Day||#NationalPecanPieDay|
|July 12||National Simplicity Day||#NationalSimplicityDay|
|July 12||Orangemen’s Day||#BattleOfBoyne|
|July 12||Paper Bag Day||#PaperBagDay|
|July 13||Embrace Your Geekness Day||#EmbraceYourGeeknessDay|
|July 13||Gruntled Workers Day||#GruntledWorkersDay|
|July 13||National Beans ‘N’ Franks Day||#BeansNFranksDay|
|July 13||National Beef Tallow Day||#BeefTallowDay|
|July 13||National French Fry Day||#NationalFrenchFryDay|
|July 14||Bastille Day (France)||#BastilleDay|
|July 14||Collector Car Appreciation Day||#CollectorCarAppreciationDay|
|July 14||National Grand Marnier Day||#NationalGrandMarnierDay|
|July 14||National Mac & Cheese Day||#NationalMacAndCheeseDay|
|July 14||National Nude Day||#NationalNudeDay|
|July 14||National Tape Measure Day||#NationalTapeMeasureDay|
|July 14||Pandemonium Day||#PandemoniumDay|
|July 14||Shark Awareness Day||#SharkAwarenessDay|
|July 15||Guinea Pig Appreciation Day||#GuineaPigAppreciationDay|
|July 15||National Be A Dork Day||#NationalBeADorkDay|
|July 15||National Give Something Away Day||#GiveSomethingAwayDay|
|July 15||National Gummi Worm Day||#NationalGummiWormDay|
|July 15||National I Love Horses Day||#NationalILoveHorsesDay|
|July 15||National Pet Fire Safety Day||#PetFireSafetyDay|
|July 15||National Respect Canada Day||#nationalRespectCanadaDay|
|July 15||National Strawberry Rhubarb Wine Day||#StrawberryRhubarbWineDay|
|July 15||National Tapioca Pudding Day||#TapiocaPuddingDay|
|July 15||Saint Swithin’s Day||#SaintSwithinsDay|
|July 15||Toss Away the “Could Haves” and “Should Haves” Day||#TossAwayTheCouldHavesAndShouldHavesDay|
|July 15||Woodie Wagon Day||#WoodieWagonDay|
|July 16||National Corn Fritters Day||#NationalCornFrittersDay|
|July 16||National Ice Cream Day||#NationalIceCreamDay|
|July 16||National Personal Chef Day||#NationalPersonalChefDay|
|July 16||World Snake Day||#WorldSnakeDay|
|July 17||Global Hug Your Kids Day||#GlobalHugYourKidsDay|
|July 17||National Get Out of the Dog House Day||#GetOutoftheDoghouseDay|
|July 17||National Lottery Day||#NationalLotteryDay|
|July 17||National Peach Ice Cream Day||#PeachIceCreamDay|
|July 17||National Tattoo Day||#NationalTattooDay|
|July 17||National Yellow Pig Day||#NationalYellowPigDay|
|July 17||World Emoji Day||#WorldEmojiDay|
|July 17||Wrong Way Corrigan Day||#WrongWayCorriganDay|
|July 18||National Caviar Day||#NationalCaviarDay|
|July 18||National Sour Candy Day||#NationalSourCandyDay|
|July 18||Nelson Mandela International Day||#NelsonMandelaInternationalDay|
|July 18||World Listening Day||#WorldListeningDay|
|July 19||National Daiquiri Day||#NationalDaiquiriDay|
|July 19||National Flitch Day||#NationalFlitchDay|
|July 19||National Hot Dog Day||#NationalHotDogDay|
|July 19||Stick Out Your Tongue Day||#StickOutYourTongueDay|
|July 20||Get to Know Your Customers Day||#GetToKnowYourCustomersDay|
|July 20||International Chess Day||#InternationalChessDay|
|July 20||National Lollipop Day||#NationalLollipopDay|
|July 20||National Moon Day||#NationalMoonDay|
|July 20||World Jump Day||#WorldJumpDay|
|July 21||Legal Drinking Age Day||#LegalDrinkingAgeDay|
|July 21||National Be Someone Day||#BeSomeoneDay|
|July 21||National Junk Food Day||#NationalJunkFoodDay|
|July 22||National Day of the American Cowboy||#DayOfTheCowboy|
|July 22||National Hammock Day||#NationalHammockDay|
|July 22||National Penuche Fudge Day||#NationalPenucheFudgeDay|
|July 22||National Rat Catcher’s Day||#NationalRatCatchersDay|
|July 22||Pi Approximation Day||#CasualPiDay|
|July 23||Gorgeous Grandma Day||#GorgeousGrandmaDay|
|July 23||Hot Enough For Ya Day||#HotEnoughForYaDay|
|July 23||National Parents Day||#ParentsDay|
|July 23||National Vanilla Ice Cream Day||#VanillaIceCreamDay|
|July 24||National Amelia Earhart Day||#AmeliaEarhartDay|
|July 24||National Cousins Day||#NationalCousinsDay|
|July 24||National Drive-Thru Day||#NationalDriveThruDay|
|July 24||National Tell An Old Joke Day||#TellAnOldJokeDay|
|July 24||National Tequila Day||#NationalTequilaDay|
|July 24||National Thermal Engineer Day||#ThermalEngineerDay|
|July 25||International Red Shoe Day||#RedShoeDay|
|July 25||National Culinarians Day||#CulinariansDay|
|July 25||National Hire a Veteran Day||#HireAVeteranDay|
|July 25||National Hot Fudge Sundae Day||#HotFudgeSundaeDay|
|July 25||National Merry-Go-Round Day||#MerryGoRoundDay|
|July 25||National Thread the Needle Day||#ThreadTheNeedleDay|
|July 25||National Wine and Cheese Day||#NationalWineAndCheeseDay|
|July 26||Lumberjack Day||#EatLikeALumberjackDay|
|July 26||National All or Nothing Day||#NationalAllOrNothingDay|
|July 26||National Aunt and Uncle’s Day||#AuntAndUnclesDay|
|July 26||National Bagelfest Day||#NationalBagelfestDay|
|July 26||National Coffee Milkshake Day||#CoffeeMilkshakeDay|
|July 26||One Voice Day||#OneVoiceDay|
|July 27||National Chili Dog Day||#NationalChiliDogDay|
|July 27||National Créme Bruléé Day||#NationalCremeBruleeDay|
|July 27||National Intern Day||#NationalInternDay|
|July 27||National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day||#KoreanWarVeteransArmisticeDay|
|July 27||National Love is Kind Day||#TheLoveisKindMovement|
|July 27||National Refreshment Day||#NationalRefreshmentDay|
|July 27||National Scotch Day||#NationalScotchDay|
|July 27||Take your Pants for a Walk Day||#TakeYourPantsForAWalkDay|
|July 28||Buffalo Soldiers Day||#BuffaloSoldiersDay|
|July 28||National Get Gnarly Day||#NationalGetGnarlyDay|
|July 28||National Milk Chocolate Day||#MilkChocolateDay|
|July 28||National Talk in an Elevator Day||#TalkInAnElevatorDay|
|July 28||National Waterpark Day||#NationalWaterparkDay|
|July 28||System Administrator Appreciation Day||#SystemAdministratorAppreciationDay|
|July 28||World Hepatitis Day||#WorldHepatitisDay|
|July 29||International Tiger Day||#GlobalTigerDay|
|July 29||National Chicken Wing Day||#NationalChickenWingDay|
|July 29||National Lasagna Day||#NationalLasagnaDay|
|July 29||National Lipstick Day||#NationalLipStickDay|
|July 29||Paddle for Perthes Disease Awareness Day||#PaddleForPerthesDiseaseAwarenessDay|
|July 29||Rain Day||#RainDay|
|July 30||Father-In-Law Day||#FatherInLawDay|
|July 30||International Day of Friendship||#DayOfFriendship|
|July 30||National Cheesecake Day||#NationalCheesecakeDay|
|July 30||National Support Public Education Day||#SupportPublicEducationDay|
|July 30||National Whistleblower Day||#NationalWhistleblowerDay|
|July 30||Paperback Book Day||#PaperbackBookDay|
|July 31||National Avocado Day||#NationalAvocadoDay|
|July 31||National Mutt Day||#NationalMuttDay|
|July 31||National Raspberry Cake Day||#RaspberryCakeDay|
|July 31||Uncommon Instrument Awareness Day||#UncommonInstrumentAwarenessDay|
|July 31||World Ranger Day||#WorldRangerDay|
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August Holidays in 2023
The complete list of holidays, observances, and fun, weird, and special dates for August 2023 can be found here: AngieGensler.com/August-Holidays
To access the list of holidays for every month in 2023 and beyond, visit the Holidays index page.
The month of July is packed with holidays and local observances that can be used as social media content.
From Independence Day to International Friendship Day, there are plenty of holidays and ideas to help you get your social media posts seen by more people.
And don’t forget about using monthly, weekly, and daily observances to keep your social media calendar full!
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