National Days | July

National Days of the Year | July

You know you’re in the thick of winter once July comes around. In this month we have the day with the smallest amount of daylight, and we also have important national days such as Don’t Step on a Bee Day, and I Forgot Day. There are two birthdays of important indigenous celebrities, and some really delish food days that are so good you’ll want to throw dinner parties for them. There are also some days you might not want to partake in like Walk on Stilts Day, and Take Your Houseplant for a Walk Day. Up to you.

We’ve also got Naidoc Week in July. NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. NAIDOC Week is usually held in the first full week of July. It’s a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture. And, it’s an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society.

It’s also Dry July – the month that many people go alcohol-free for 31 days and raise funds for people affected by cancer. The funds improve the comfort, care and wellbeing of people affected by cancer. Benefits for those who get involved include more energy, better sleep, healthier skin, clearer heads and a sense of achievement for those who make it to the end of the month!

Our long list below contains all the days that matter in July!

All The Days is your authoritative source for commemorative, fun, unusual and national days around Australia. We create really interesting guides to national days that are inclusive, fun and relevant to Australia. We also list the school holidays and public holidays around the country by state, so you can be really savvy when planning ahead.

Plus, we continue to research new and existing national days that everyone can get around. Good for content creators and curious people, All The Days keeps you up to date on all the days of the year.

National Days and Days That Matter During July:

Days that vary in date each year will have the year next to them.

Naidoc Week held within the first week of each July
01 July Joke Day
Creative Ice Cream Flavour Day
International Reggae Day
Second Half of the Year Day
John Farnham was born in 1949
NDIS scheme introduced in Australia in 2013
Victoria becomes a separate colony (1851)
Territory Day (Northern Territory)
(2022)Alice Springs Show Day (public holiday for those round Alice Springs)
02 JulyWorld UFO Day
“Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” the second book in the series is published by Bloomsbury in the UK 1998
I Forgot Day
03 JulyCompliment Your Mirror Day
04 JulyThree thousand protesters against the Vietnam War rallied outside the US Consulate in Melbourne in 1969
Kylie released her debut album “Kylie” in 1988
05 JulyThe Mercury was first published in Hobart in 1854
Australia and newly independent East Timor signed the Timor Gap Treaty in 2001
Australia and Thailand signed a free trade agreement in 2005
06 JulyMoral Philosopher Peter Singer was born in 1946
Actor Geoffrey Rush is born in Toowoomba, Queensland in 1951
07 JulyWorld Chocolate Day
08 July (2022)Tennant Creek Show Day (public holiday for those around around Tennant Creek, NT)
Street lights in Sydney are electrically lit in 1904
09 JulyBon Scott, lead singer of AC/DC was born in 1946
10 JulyTeddy Bear Picnic Day
Don’t Step on a Bee Day
11 JulyWorld Population Day
American space station Skylab crashed in Western Australia in 1979
12 JulyNew Conversations Day
Etch a Sketch Day
13 JulyNational French Fries Day
Cow Appreciation Day
Embrace Your Geekness Day
A crowd of over 100,000 people watched the Royal Canberra Hospital implosion in 1997
14 JulyInternational Non-Binary People’s Day
Shark Awareness Day
Mac and Cheese Day
Deborah Mailman was born in 1972
The Australian Aboriginal Flag and the Torres Strait Islander Flag were proclaimed as official Flags of Australia in 1995
15 July (2022)Katherine Show Day (public holiday for the regions around Katherine, NT)
World Youth Skills Day
16 JulyWorld Snake Day
17 JulyWorld Emoji Day
18 JulyNelson Mandela International Day
Ice Cream Day
19 JulyDaquiri Day
20 JulyWorld Chess Day
Space Exploration Day
Moon Day
Police in Canberra disassembled the Aboriginal Tent Embassy and arrested eight protesters in 1972; it was reestablished in October the same year
21 JulyLamington Day
Check Your Emails Day
22 July (2022)Darwin Show Day
23 JulyBert Newton, award-winning media personality was born in 1938
24 JulyStress Down Day (Lifeline)
25 JulyWorld Drowing Prevention Day
Telephone numbers throughout Australia began changing to eight digits in 1994
26 JulyHolistic Therapy Day
27 JulyWalk on Stilts Day
Take Your Houseplant for a Walk Day
28 JulyWorld Hepatitis Day
Indigenous Australian artist Albert Namatjira was born near Alice Springs in 1902
29 JulyInternational Tiger Day
Lasagne Day
30 JulyInternational Day of Friendship
Talk in an Elevator Day
World Day Against Trafficking in Persons
31 JulyActor Ernie Dingo was born in the Murchison region of Western Australia, 1956
Uncommon Instrument Awareness Day

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