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July 2024 Events Celebrations & Special Days

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Events, celebrations, awareness events, saint's days, annual campaigns, major sporting events - UK and global festivities happening in July 2024.

July is here and the schools are breaking up for the summer We celebrate Canada Day, American Independance Day and Harry Potter's Birthday.

July 2024 also sees the start of the Paris Olympic Games.

Here are the key dates and events happening this July in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as well as around the world.

July 2024 Events Celebrations & Special Days

Canada Day

1st Jul 2024

The national day of Canada. It celebrates the anniversary of July 1, 1867, the effective date of the Constitution Act. A federal holiday, it is celebrated with comminity and family events, parties and fireworks.

Wimbledon Fortnight

1st Jul to 14th Jul 2024

This annual international tennis championship is held in Wimbledon, UK. The top tennis players from around the world gather to take part in one of tennis' most prestigious tournaments.


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International Joke Day

1st Jul 2024

This fun special day is intended to cheer people up, so tell someone a joke and make them smile!

American Independence Day

4th Jul 2024

This is the celebration of the independence of the United States of America. It is a federal holiday in the US and is celebrated with family events, fairs, carnivals and fireworks.

How To Celebrate Independence Day

World Chocolate Day

7th Jul 2024

World Chocolate Day is just a day for enjoying and celebrating the introduction of chocolate to Europe, for which we are all very grateful.

What Is World Chocolate Day?

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Bastille Day

14th Jul 2024

The French national day which celebrates the storming of the Bastille prison in Paris, which signalled the start of the French Revolution.

Bastille Day Wordsearch

Shark Awareness Day

14th Jul 2024

Celebrates this amazing and misunderstood creature and to raise awareness of threatened shark species and the importance of their conservation.


St. Swithuns Day

15th Jul 2024

According to legend, if it rains on Saint Swithun's bridge today, it will continue to rain for 40 days and 40 nights.

100 Things to Do on a Rainy Day

Free Printable Letter From Santa

World Chess Day

20th Jul 2024

Chess is one of the most ancient, intellectual and cultural games, with a combination of sport, scientific thinking and elements of art, which can cross the barriers of language, age, gender, physical ability or social status.


Windrush Day

22nd Jul 2024

Windrush Day honours the contributions of migrants to the post-war economy. It is named after the HMT Empire Windrush which carried Afro-Caribbeans to the UK after WW2 to work.

National Cousins Day

24th Jul 2024

Celebrate your relationship with the offspring of your aunts and uncles today.

Summer Olympics & Paralympics 2024

26th Jul to 11th Aug 2024

The world's biggest sporting event, held every four years. The 33rd Olympiad will be held in Paris France.

More About The 2024 Olympics and Paralympics

Paris 2024 Olympics Colouring Pictures

Olympic Crafts For Kids

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Global Tiger Day

29th Jul 2024

An annual celebration to raise awareness for the plight of tigers and the urgent need for tiger conservation. Tigers are a critically endangered species whose numbers are affected by the illegal wildelife trade, habitat loss and climate change.


Harry Potter's Birthday

31st Jul 2024

Harry shares his birthday with author J.K. Rowling. It is a day when you can indulge a love of the wizard by reading, watching a movie, sipping a butterbeer or munching on a bag of Bertie Bott's Every-Flavour Beans.


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