Events

Wimbledon

Wimbledon

1st July to 14th July

Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world. It has been held in London since 1877 and is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments.

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.

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.

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.​

World Swimming Championships

World Swimming Championships

12th July to 28th July

The World Swimming Championships promotes aquatic sports, with competitors from around the world. The 2018 event will be held in Hangzhou in China.

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.

Asala - Dharma Day

Asala - Dharma Day

16th July

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

Beep Beep Day

Beep Beep Day

17th July

Every year thousands of tots and infants age 2-7 take part in a special Beep Beep! Day organised by their nursery, playgroup, childminder or infant school, to help save little lives. It's a great way to engage children with the road safety basics through fun activities, while raising awareness among parents and the wider community about protecting children on roads.

 

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.

British Open

British Open

18th July to 21st July

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

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.

National Parks Week

National Parks Week

23rd July to 29th July

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

 

 

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.