Events

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.

Asala - Dharma Day

Asala - Dharma Day

5th July

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

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.

British Open

British Open

12th July to 19th July

The British Open Championship is the oldest of the four major golf championships.

Battle of the Boyne

12th July

The Battle of the Boyne was fought in Ireland between William of Orange and James II in July 1690. It was the last time two crowned kings of England, Scotland and Ireland faced each other on the battlefield. William of Orange won a crushing victory, which secured the Protestant ascendancy in Ireland for generations.​

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.

World Emoji Day

17th July

World Emoji Day is to promote the use emojis and spread the enjoyment that they bring to all of those around us. Emojis are for all of us.

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.

Olympics 2020

Olympics 2020

24th July to 9th August

Thousands of athletes from around the world will be taking part in the Summer Olympics 2020 in Tokyo.

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.

Eid-Ul-Adha

31st July

Eid-ul-Adha is the second most important festival in the Muslim calendar. It remembers the prophet Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son when God ordered him to.