About the Month of July
July is the 7th month of the year and has 31 days.
Season (Northern Hemisphere): Summer
Canada Day – 1st July
Independence Day – 4th July
Bastille Day – 14th July
National Ice Cream Month
National Blueberry Month
National Hot Dog Month
National Picnic Month
National Pickle Month
Symbols of July
Flower: Larkspur or Water Lily
Zodiac signs: Cancer and Leo
July was originally the month of Quintilis in the Roman calendar. It was the fifth month of the year until January and February were added in 450 BC. It got its original name from the Latin word for fifth. Later the name was changed to Julius in honour of Julius Caesar who was born on July 12.
July in Other Languages
Chinese (Mandarin) – qiyuè
Danish – juli
French – juillet
Italian – luglio
Latin – quintilis
Spanish – julio
Germanic: Heu-mond (Hay month)
Fun Facts about July
It is the second summer month after June.
There are many countries which have their Independence Day during the month of July. These include the United States, Belarus, Venezuela, Argentina, Belgium, the Bahamas, and the Maldives. The national days for France and Canada occur in July as well.
July is the warmest month in the Northern Hemisphere on average. It is similar to January in the Southern Hemisphere.
Sometimes the hot, long days of July are called the “dog days of summer”.
It is sometimes called the Hay month because the grass dries out due to a lack of rain and can be made into hay.
July’s birthstone, the ruby, is often associated with contentment, love, passion, and integrity.
To celebrate the month of July – National Blueberry Month, here are two recipes you may like to try !
Triple Berry Summer Salad : So Delicious
Blueberry and Cinnamon Omelette : Low Carb
This blog brings a variety of articles and recipe ideas, and it is important to note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use a reliable meter.
All the best Jan