Holidays Calendar for July 6, 2015

Day of the Capital is one of the public holidays in Kazakhstan. This holiday has been celebrated officially since 2009.

Lithuania annually celebrates Statehood Day on July 6. This holiday commemorates coronation of Mindaugas in 1253, the first and the only King of Lithuania.

Jan Hus Day is a public holiday in the Czech Republic. It's annually observed on July 6 to commemorate the death of the religious reformer in 1415.

The Cook Islands annually celebrate the holiday of Ra o te Ui Ariki on July 6. The name of this holiday can be translated to English as “Day of high chief council”.

The Union of the Comoros celebrates its Independence Day on July 6. This is a public holidays that commemorates the day then the Comoros gained independence from France in 1975.

The Republic of Malawi celebrates its Independence Day on July 6 every year. On this day in 1964, Malawi declared its independence from the United Kingdom.

The first Monday in July is Constitution Day in the Cayman Islands. This holiday celebrates the day of adoption of the first constitution of the islands in 1959.


CARICOM Day is a common holiday for many countries of the Caribbean Community. For instance, Guyana annually celebrates this holiday on the first Monday in July.


The first Monday in July is Heroes' Day in Zambia. This is a public holiday, which is why all Zambians have a day off to observe this day.


An annual carnival is the most popular event in the countries of the Caribbean. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines makes no exception of the rule, that is why an annual festival is organized on the island. Carnival Monday and Tuesday are organized in the end of June - the beginning of July.


Virgin Islands Day, formerly known as Colony Day and then Territory Day, is a public holiday in the British Virgin Islands. Celebrated on the first Monday of July, it commemorates the day when the Virgin Islands became a standalone self-governing colony of the United Kingdom.


Most Buddhist holidays are observed according to the lunar calendar. However, there are several exceptions. For example, Tibetan Buddhists celebrate the Dalai Lama’s birthday on July 6 in the Gregorian calendar.

World Zoonoses Day, also known as World Zoonosis Day, is observed annually on July 6. It was created to raise awareness of infectious diseases that can be transmitted from animals to humans and vice versa.

Many countries around the world have tradition to celebrate Teachers' Day to commemorate work of teachers. For instance, this holiday is annually observed in Peru on July 6.

Arbor Day is celebrated in Chile every year on July 6. This event attracts thousands of people who want to participate in improvement of environmental situation of their country.

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.

On July 6 each year, the Finns celebrate the birthday of Eino Leino, an outstanding poet who is considered one of the pioneers of the Finnish-language poetry. His birthday is a celebration of poetry and summer.

On July 6, Kazakhstanis celebrate the birthday of the country’s first president, Nursultan Nazarbayev. This commemoration must not be confused with the Day of the First President of Kazakhstan, a public holiday commemorating the day when Nazarbayev won his first presidential election.

There are four types of official flag flying days in Denmark: national days, major religious holidays, birthdays in the Danish royal family, and military flag flying days. The latter category includes, for example, the anniversary of the battle of Fredericia, which is celebrated on July 6.

MHIP Day is an official holiday in the Indian state of Mizoram. It is celebrated annually on July 6 to commemorate the founding anniversary of the Mizo Hmeichhe Insuihkhawm Pawl, a women-oriented NGO established in 1974.

According to, National Kissing Day in the United Kingdom is celebrated on July 6. This annual event was launched over a decade ago, and has been growing in popularity ever since.

Nearly every cuisine has its own version of fried chicken. For example, in the United States this dish typically consists of chicken pieces which are battered, breaded, or flowered and then deep fried, pan-fried, or broasted (pressure-fried). Americans even celebrate National Fried Chicken Day on July 6.

If you’re a fan of Japanese cuisine, you absolutely have to celebrate National Hand Roll Day on July 6. It was created to promote one of the lesser known types of sushi.

July 6 is World Kissing Day (also known as World Kiss Day and International Kissing Day). This holiday was born in Great Britain, where it was unofficially celebrated since the 19th century.

Most countries in the Arab world celebrate Mother's Day on March 21 (the spring equinox). However, South Sudan is an exception. Mother's Day in South Sudan is celebrated on the first Monday in July.


This Day in History

  • 2022 The Georgia Guidestones in Elbert County, Georgia, United States were heavily damaged in a bombing from a vandal and removed by the local government later that day.
  • 2020 Died: Ennio Morricone, Italian composer, orchestrator, conductor, and former trumpet player who wrote in a wide range of musical styles. He was best known for composing scores for cinema and television.
  • 2005 Died: Claude Simon, Malagasy-French author, Nobel Prize laureate. He is best known for his novels The Battle of Pharsalus and The Flanders Road.
  • 2003 A METI message (Messaging to Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence) was sent to five stars by the Eupatoria Planetary Radar. The message will arrive to the stars in 2036, 2040, 2044 and 2049 respectively.
  • 2002 Died: John Frankenheimer, American director, producer, and screenwriter, best known for his social dramas Birdman of Alcatraz, Seven Days in May, Seconds, Grand Prix, Black Sunday, and Ronin.
  • 2000 Died: Władysław Szpilman, Polish pianist and composer, widely known as the protagonist of Roman Polanski's film The Pianist, based on the eponymous book.
  • 1997 Mass protests, riots and gun battles, lasting for 5 days, started in Northern Ireland as a response to the Drumcree conflict, a dispute over a yearly parade in the town of Portadown.
  • 1995 Serbia began an attack on the Bosnian town of Srebrenica, killing more than 8,000 Bosniaks. This event was called by the then-UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali "the worst crime on European soil since World War II".
  • 1988 Born: Cody Fern, Australian actor and director. He is known for his roles on The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, American Horror Story, and House of Cards.
  • 1988 167 oil workers were killed by an explosion on the Piper Alpha drilling platform in the North Sea. It became the world's worst offshore oil disaster in terms of direct loss of life.
  • 1980 Born: Eva Green, French actress. Her notable film credits include Kingdom of Heaven, Casino Royale, The Golden Compass, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, and more.
  • 1979 Born: Kevin Hart, American comedian and actor. He had his first breakthrough when Judd Apatow cast him in a recurring role on the TV series Undeclared.
  • 1976 Died: Zhu De, Chinese general and politician, one of the pioneers of the Chinese Communist Party and founder of the Red Army in China. He was one of the closest comrades of Mao Zedong.
  • 1975 Born: Curtis James Jackson III, better known under his stage name 50 Cent, American rapper, producer, and actor. He rose to prominence with the East Coast hip hop group G-Unit.
  • 1971 Died: Louis Armstrong, American singer and trumpet player, a key figure in the development of jazz. He shifted the focus of jazz music from collective improvisation to solo performance.
  • 1962 Died: William Faulkner, American author, Nobel Prize in Literature laureate for his powerful and artistically unique contribution to the modern American novel.
  • 1957 The Wimbledon championship was won by Althea Gibson, who became the first black athlete to do so.
  • 1952 Born: Hilary Mantel, British writer best known for her Cromwell trilogy of historical novels, which earned her the Booker Prize twice: for Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies.
  • 1951 Born: Geoffrey Rush, Australian actor. Known for often playing eccentric roles on both stage and screen, he has received numerous accolades, including an Academy Award.
  • 1946 Born: Sylvester Stallone, American actor, director, and screenwriter. He is best known for his Hollywood action roles in the Rocky and Rambo franchises.
  • 1946 Born: George W. Bush, American businessman and politician, the 43rd President of the United States, serving in the office from 2001 to 2009.
  • 1944 168 people died and over 700 were injured in Hartford, Connecticut, in the fire that started during an afternoon performance of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
  • 1925 Born: Bill Haley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist. His most popular singles include "Rock Around the Clock", "See You Later, Alligator", "Shake, Rattle and Roll", "Skinny Minnie".
  • 1925 Born: Merv Griffin, American actor, singer, and producer, best known as the creator of the shows Jeopardy!, Wheel of Fortune, Click, Ruckus, and Merv Griffin's Crosswords.
  • 1921 Born: Nancy Reagan, American film actress who was the First Lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989, as the second wife of President Ronald Reagan, the 40th president of the US.
  • 1919 A British dirigible R34 completed the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by an airship, landing in New York.
  • 1914 Born: Vince McMahon, Sr., American wrestling promoter, best known as the founder of WWE, World Wrestling Entertainment.
  • 1907 Born: Frida Kahlo, Mexican painter, best known among art connoisseurs for her self-portraits. Her work was recognized only after her death.
  • 1907 Born: George Stanley, Canadian soldier, historian, and author. One of his major life achievements was designing the current flag of Canada.
  • 1903 Born: Hugo Theorell, Swedish biochemist, 1955 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate for the discovery of the oxidation enzyme and its effects.
  • 1893 Died: Guy de Maupassant, French author and poet, one of the fathers of modern short story and one of the form's finest exponents. His first published story, Boule de Suif, is often considered to be his masterpiece.
  • 1885 The first successful test of the vaccine against rabies was made by French chemist and microbiologist Louis Pasteur. He tested it on a boy who had been bitten by a rabid dog.
  • 1854 Died: Georg Ohm, German physicist and mathematician. He discovered that the current through a conductor between two points is directly proportional to the potential difference across the two points, which is now known as Ohm's law.
  • 1614 The Ottoman Empire began its last unsuccessful attempt to conquer the island of Malta. The largest city of Malta Żejtun and its surrounding villages suffered a raid from Ottoman forces, but the raiders were beaten back to their ships.
  • 1535 Died: Thomas More, English lawyer and politician. He opposed the Protestant Reformation, particularly the theology of Martin Luther and William Tyndale.
  • 1415 Died: Jan Hus, Czech priest, philosopher, and reformer. Hus is considered to be the very first church reformer. Today he is regarded as a national hero in the Czech Republic.
  • 1189 Richard I the Lionheart succeeded to the English throne.