Each month we share National Holidays that are celebrated during that month. Some are fun and some are serious. I usually pick a few of the fun ones to celebrate with my family. It’s a little unexpected surprise during a regular week that gives us all a reason to be silly. I want to invite you to join me in celebrating these holidays too. Pick one or two and have fun with it.
Here are the National Holidays in July that caught our eye.
July 1st – Canada Day
In Canada, July 1 recognizes the 1867 formation of the Dominion of Canada. This is when the British colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Canada joined together to form one. It is estimated that over 900,000 Canadians visit Florida and the southern states each winter. A great way to celebrate Canada Day is through food like Poutine. Use hashtags #OCanada #CanadaDay
July 7th – World Chocolate Day
World Chocolate Day was established in 2009 to commemorate this iconic treat’s introduction to Europe in 1550. Chocolate comes from the Cacoa bean which grows in Central and South America. However, it is now a much-loved treat worldwide. The best way to celebrate World Chocolate Day is to eat your favorite kind of chocolate! Use #WorldChocolateDay or #chocolate on social media post
July 11th – Free Slurpee Day
7-Eleven is celebrating their 94th birthday all month long – not just on 7/11. You can grab one FREE small Slurpee® anytime in the month of July. Look for the coupon in your account in the 7-Eleven app on July 1st. Use the hashtag #National7ElevenDay on your social media post. Find a location near you HERE
July 14th – National Macaroni and Cheese Day
Macaroni and Cheese is one of the classic comfort foods. Kids and adults alike love the combination of pasta with cheese. There are many different versions of Mac and cheese with some calling for a combination of cheeses, baking the macaroni and cheese to the ever loved Kraft Macaroni and Cheese. The oldest known recipe for macaroni and cheese was found in a recipe book from the 1300s called “Forme of Cury! Celebrate by making your favorite version and snapping a picture for social media. Use the #NationalMacAndCheeseDay
July 21st – National Hot Dog Day
Did you know there are over 25 million hot dogs sold at baseball games annually? Over 95% of families in the United States eat hot dogs. They can be grilled, boiled, roasted, pan-fried and even rotisserie style. The list of toppings is endless with ketchup, mustard, relish, mayonnaise, onions, chili, cheese, and even maple syrup. However, you cook or top them they are still delicious so grab a few and enjoy. Use #NationalHotDogDay on all your social media posts.
July 25th – National Wine and Cheese Day
Is there a more iconic duo than wine and cheese? I don’t think so. This is a perfect time to experiment with different wines and cheeses. Use the hashtag #NationalWineAndCheeseDay when posting on social media on social media
July 31st – Harry Potter’s Birthday
Celebrating a fictional character’s birthday may seem odd to some but we will do it anyway! The best way to celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday is by watching the movies – or at least the first one. There are countless recipes online for making food from the books and movies like butterbeer or pumpkin pasties. You can also dress up in your house colors and relive the magic. Whatever you choose to do – tag us in it. We would love to see what you come up with.