Welcome to the month of July !

Welcome to the month of July !

Goodbye June and Hello July

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

Birthstone: Ruby
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

Historical Names
Roman: Quintilis
Saxon: Litha

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.

The flowers pictured on this post are larkspur and water lily …

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

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