Holidays Calendar for July 1, 2016

July 1 is a very important holiday for the Canadians. This is Canada Day, that is often regarded as Canada's birthday.

The Communist Party of China is the ruling political party in China. The day of its foundation is a public holiday. On July 1, the Chinese celebrate Communist Party of China Founding Day (or CPC Founding Day).

July 1 is Republic Day in Ghana. This holiday celebrates the day when Prime Minister of Ghana Kwame Nkrumah proclaimed a republic and became its first president.

Rwanda Independence Day is celebrated on July 1 every year. It was established to commemorate the independence of Rwanda from Belgium in 1962.

Suriname celebrates Emancipation Day on July 1 every year. This holiday is called Keti Koti, that can be translated as “the chains are cut”, meaning the end of the era of slavery in Suriname.

The people of Burundi celebrate Independence Day on July 1. On this day in 1962, Burundi became fully independent from Belgium, splitting from its colony of Ruanda-Urundi.

People of Somalia annually celebrate Republic Day on July 1. This holiday celebrates the day of unification of two parts of Somalia.

July 1 is Sir Seretse Khama Day in Botswana. This holiday celebrates the birthday of the first president of Botswana. His presidency lasted from 1966 till 1980. He made significant contribution to the development of his country.

July 1 is Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day (or HKSAR Establishment Day). This holiday is celebrated since 1997.

Emancipation Day is annually observed in Sint Maarten on July 1. This holiday celebrates the day, when the Netherlands abolished slavery on the island in 1863.

Contribution of physicians to the well-being of the Indian nation is annually recognized on July 1, when the country celebrates Doctor's Day. This holiday is observed on the birthday of the legendary Indian physician and second Chief Minister of West Bengal Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy.

The Caribbean island of Sint Eustatius, also known affectionately to the locals as Statia, is part of the Caribbean Netherlands, alongside the islands of Bonaire and Saba. Most public holidays of Sint Eustatius coincide with that of the Netherlands, but the island also has some holidays of is own. For example, Emancipation Day on Sint Eustatius is celebrated on July 1.

RONPhos Handover Day is a Nauruan public holiday celebrated on July 1. It is dedicated to the country’s leading enterprise, the Republic of Nauru Phosphate Corporation (RONPhos).

Fishermen's Day (Firshermen's Holiday) is one of the public holidays in the Marshall Islands. It is celebrated on the first Friday in July. Since 1982, it has been marked with annual Firshermen's Day Tournament.


If you’re a fan of reggae music and culture, don’t forget to celebrate International Reggae Day on July 1. And if you’re not, well, this is the perfect occasion to get acquainted with this Jamaican music genre and maybe become a fan.

Chicken wings are a popular snack and bar food in many parts of the world, so it is not surprising that there is a holiday dedicated to them. International Chicken Wing Day is celebrated annually on July 1.

Architecture Day is a professional holiday of Ukrainian architects. The holiday is annually observed on July 1 and it was established by Presidential Decree in 1995.

Mexican engineers annually celebrate their professional holiday on July 1, that is known as Engineer's Day. This holiday was established in 1973.

July 1 is Tax Service Worker's Day in Kyrgyzstan. This professional holiday was established by Governmental Decree of the Kyrgyz Republic in 2006.

Armed Forces Day in Singapore is celebrated on July 1 every year. The first celebration was held in 1969, and the holiday has been observed annually ever since.

Day of Civil Servants and Government Officials (A köztisztviselők és kormánytisztviselők napja) is an official professional holiday celebrated in Hungary on July 1. It was established in 1997 as Day of Civil Servants.

National Police Day, also known as Bhayangkara Day (Hari Bhayangkara), is an Indonesian professional holiday celebrated annually on July 1. It commemorates the 1946 government decree stating that the Indonesian National Police is responsible directly to the government.

Prosecutor’s Office Employee Day is one of the official professional holidays celebrated in Armenia. Its date, July 1, was chosen to commemorate the adoption of the Law of the Republic of Armenia “On Prosecutor’s Office” in 1998.

Philippine Air Force Day (Araw ng Hukbong Himpapawid ng Pilipinas) is celebrated annually on July 1. It was created to commemorate the formation of the Philippine Air Force as a separate branch of the country’s armed forces in 1947.

Two holidays related to the United States Postal Service (USPS) are celebrated on July 1: National U.S. Postage Stamp Day and National Postal Worker Day. Both are meant to encourage people to show their appreciation for the USPS and its employees.

Bank Employee Day (Día del Empleado Bancario) is observed in Guatemala annually on July 1. It was created to celebrate the contribution of all people working in the country’s banking sector.

Millions of trees are annually planted across India during the National Festival of Trees Planting (Van Mahotsav) in India. The festival lasts for one week and it corresponds to the well-known tradition of Arbor Day in other countries.

Tartan Day is a celebration of Scottish heritage in some English-speaking countries. In Australia and New Zealand, it is held annually on July 1 and is sometimes referred to as International Tartan Day.

July Morning is a unique Bulgarian observance, that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. It's annually observed on July 1 on the coast of the Black Sea.

Madeira, one of Portugal’s two autonomous regions, celebrates its national holiday on July 1. Madeira Day (Dia da Madeira) commemorates the discovery of Madeira by Portuguese seafarers in 1419, as well as marks the date when Madeira was granted political autonomy.

On July 1, all Canadian provinces and territories celebrate Canada Day, the national holiday of Canada commemorating Canadian Confederation. In the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, however, it is also known as Memorial Day. It has been observed since 1917 to honor the memory of the soldiers of the 1st Newfoundland Regiment who died in the Battle of the Somme.

Dipolog City Day (Araw ng Dipolog) is a special non-working holiday in the Philippine city of Dipolog that marks the anniversary of its establishment as a municipality during the American rule. It is celebrated on July 1 every year.

Maramag Day (Araw ng Maramag) is a special non-working holiday in the Philippine municipality of Maramag, Bukindon. It is celebrated on July 1 to commemorate the town’s founding anniversary.

Alubijid Day (Araw ng Alubijid) is a special non-working holiday in the Philippine municipality of Alubijid. It is celebrated annually on July 1 to commemorate the town’s founding anniversary.

Tagbilaran City Charter Day (Araw ng Pribilehiyo ng Lungsod ng Tagbilaran) is a special non-working holiday celebrated on July 1 in the city of Tagbilaran, Bohol, Philippines. It commemorates the day Tagbilaran was converted from a municipality to a city.

Davao Region Day (Araw ng Rehiyon ng Davao) is a special non-working holiday in the Philippine provinces of Davao del Norte, Davao Oriental, and Davao del Sur. It commemorates the day when Davao Province was split into three provinces and became Davao Region.

July 1 is National Gingersnap Day. The small round cookies will be the best treat for today.

World Bakuvians Day is an unofficial holiday celebrated on July 1 by natives of Azerbaijan’s capital. It was originally created to unite the Azerbaijani diaspora around the world.

Ice cream is the ultimate summer treat, so it is not surprising that a lot of ice cream-inspired holidays are celebrated during the summer season. For example, all fans of unusual ice cream flavors celebrate National Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day on July 1.

American Zoo Day is celebrated annually on July 1 to commemorate the establishment of the first zoo in the United States and highlight the importance of the country’s zoos for education, conservation, and recreation.

Thai Scouts’ Day is celebrated on July 1 to commemorate the founding anniversary of the National Scout Organization of Thailand. It was established in 1911 by King Vajiravudh (Rama VI), who is known as the Father of Thai Scouting.


This Day in History

  • 2013 The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali was officially deployed to stabilize the country after the Tuareg Rebellion.
  • 2010 Died: Ilene Woods, American singer and voice actress best known for being the voice of Cinderella in the eponymous Walt Disney animated film.
  • 2007 A smoking ban in England came into effect as a consequence of the Health Act 2006. It made it illegal to smoke in all enclosed work places.
  • 2004 Died: Marlon Brando, American actor and film director who is widely regarded as one of the greatest actors of all time. He won two Academy Awards.
  • 2003 Born: Storm Reid, American actress known for her roles in the films A Wrinkle in Time, Don't Let Go, The Invisible Man, Missing, and The Nun II.
  • 2002 Bashkirian Airlines Flight 2937 and DHL Flight 611 collided mid-air over the towns of Überlingen and Owingen in southern Germany.
  • 2001 Died: Nikolay Basov, Soviet and Russian physicist and educator who was awarded the 1964 Nobel Prize in Physics, sharing it with two scientists.
  • 1999 Died: Forrest Mars, American businessman best known for introducing the Mars bar and M&M's. He was the son of Mars, Inc. founder.
  • 1996 Born: Adelina Sotnikova, Russian figure skater. She is the 2014 Olympic gold medalist in ladies' singles and a two-time European silver medalist.
  • 1991 The 1955 Warsaw Treaty of Friendship, Co-operation, and Mutual Assistance was officially dissolved by the Czechoslovak President Václav Havel.
  • 1985 Born: Léa Seydoux, French actress. Her breakthrough role came with a starring role in Blue Is the Warmest Color, for which she received the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
  • 1982 Born: Hilarie Burton, American actress known for her roles as Peyton Sawyer on One Tree Hill, Sara Ellis on White Collar, Karen Palmer on Lethal Weapon, and more.
  • 1980 "O Canada" officially became the national anthem of Canada. It was written by Adolphe-Basile Routhier, Robert Stanley Weir and Calixa Lavallé.
  • 1977 Born: Liv Tyler, American actress and former model. She played Arwen Undómiel in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy, which became one of the highest-grossing film series in history.
  • 1976 Died: Anneliese Michel, German woman who was believed to be possessed by demons and therefore underwent Catholic exorcism.
  • 1974 Died: Juan Perón, Argentine military officer and politician who served as 29th and 40th President of Argentina from 1940 to 1955 and then from 1973 until his death.
  • 1971 Born: Missy Elliott, American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. Her overall discography has sold 40 million records worldwide, making her the best-selling female rapper in Nielsen Music history.
  • 1971 Died: William Lawrence Bragg, Australian-born British physicist who was awarded the 1915 Nobel Prize in Physics, sharing it with his father.
  • 1967 Born: Pamela Anderson, Canadian-American actress, model and media personality. She is best known for her modeling work in Playboy and for her role as "C.J." Parker on Baywatch.
  • 1963 The British government confirmed that Kim Philby had worked as a Soviet agent and had been a member of the so-called Cambridge Five.
  • 1962 Born: Andre Braugher, American actor known for his roles as Detective Frank Pembleton in Homicide: Life on the Street and Captain Raymond Holt in Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
  • 1961 Born: Diana, Princess of Wales (born Diana Spencer), the first wife of King Charles III (then Charles, Prince of Wales). They got married in 1981 and divorced in 1996.
  • 1952 Born: Dan Aykroyd, Canadian and American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer. He gained prominence for writing, and starring as Dr. Raymond "Ray" Stantz in Ghostbusters.
  • 1934 Born: Jamie Farr (born Jameel Joseph Farah), American actor best known for his role as Max Klinger on the CBS television series M*A*S*H.
  • 1934 Born: Sydney Pollack, American film director, producer and actor. His best known works include Tootsie, Out of Africa, They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
  • 1926 Born: Robert Fogel, American economic historian and scientist who was awarded the 1993 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.
  • 1916 The Battle of the Somme, also known as the Somme Offensive, began during the First World War. It was one of largest battles of the war.
  • 1916 Born: Olivia de Havilland, English-American actress whose career spanned over seven decades. She won two Academy Awards for Best Actress.
  • 1906 Born: Estée Lauder, American businesswoman primarily remembered as the co-founder (alongside her husband) of Estée Lauder Companies.
  • 1903 The first Tour de France cycling race began. It was launched to boost the circulation of the newspaper L'Auto, which sponsored the race.
  • 1903 Born: Amy Johnson, pioneering English aviator. In 1930, Johnson became the first female pilot to fly solo from England to Australia.
  • 1896 Died: Harriet Beecher Stowe, American abolitionist and author primarily remembered for her 1852 novel Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly.
  • 1884 Died: Allan Pinkerton, Scottish American detective and spy best known as the creator of the Pinkerton National Detective Agency.
  • 1863 The Battle of Gettysburg began during the American Civil War. It involved the largest number of casualties of the entire war and is regarded as the war's turning point.
  • 1860 Died: Charles Goodyear, American self-taught chemist and manufacturing engineer primarily remembered for developing vulcanized rubber.
  • 1804 Born: George Sand (pen name of Aurore Dupin), French novelist, playwright and memoirist. One of her best known works is the novel Consuelo.
  • 1646 Born: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, German polymath and philosopher who occupies a prominent place in the history of philosophy and the history of mathematics.
  • 1569 The Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania signed the Union of Lublin, creating the united country called the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.