Events

Tour de France

Tour de France

2nd July to 24th July

The 2016 Tour de France will begin at the Mont-Saint-Michel, Normandy, France.

Independence Day

Independence Day

4th July

Independence Day is celebrated across the United States as the anniversary of the 4th of July 1776. On this day the USA declared independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.

Eid-Ul-Fitr

Eid-Ul-Fitr

5th July

The end of Ramadan when Muslims celebrate the end of fasting and thank Allah for His help with their month-long act of self-control.

British Open

British Open

10th July to 17th July

The British Open Championship is the oldest of the four major golf championships. In 2016 it will be held at Royal Troon. 

World Population Day

World Population Day

11th July

World Population Day is an annual event, observed on July 11 every year, which seeks to raise awareness of global population issues.

Bastille Day

Bastille Day

14th July

The French National Day, commemorating the storming of the Bastille Prison in 1789.

St. Swithin's Day

St. Swithin's Day

15th July

On St. Swithin's Day, people watch the weather. Tradition says that whatever the weather is like on St. Swithin's Day, it will continue for the next forty days.

Mandela Day

Mandela Day

18th July

Mandela Day aims to inspire individuals to take action to help change the world for the better. "Take Action; Inspire Change; Make Every Day a Mandela Day." The Mandela Day site has lots of useful ideas and resources.

Asala - Dharma Day

Asala - Dharma Day

19th July

The anniversary of the start of Buddha's teaching - his first sermon, "The Wheel of Truth", after his enlightenment.

National Parks Week

National Parks Week

25th July to 31st July

A celebration of the places, people and things found within the National Parks in the UK..

 

DATES TO BE CONFIRMED

International Day of Friendship

International Day of Friendship

30th July

International Day of Friendship is a day for celebrating friendship and encouraging solidarity and reconciliation.