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What holidays are in July? A comprehensive list of important holidays and commemorative dates

What holidays are in July? A comprehensive list of important holidays and commemorative dates

July is one of the special months of the year with many important and unique holidays and events. Knowing these days helps you and your business proactively plan for the future. Let Kamereo guide you through the holidays in July in the following article!

Summary of special days in July
Summary of special days in July

Events and festivals in July in Vietnam

July 1 | Vietnam Health Insurance Day

On June 16, 2009, the Prime Minister issued Decision No. 823/QD-TTg establishing July 1st as “Vietnam Health Insurance Day” to protect and improve the health of individuals, families, communities, and to ensure national social security.

Vietnam Health Insurance Day is established to protect and improve health
Vietnam Health Insurance Day is established to protect and improve health

July 15 | Traditional Day of Vietnam’s Youth Volunteers

July 15, 1950, is considered the traditional day of Vietnam’s Youth Volunteers (TNXP). It is also an occasion for former TNXP members to recall and honor the glorious history of the TNXP force in general, and of the Vietnam Bac resistance zone and Bac Kan province in particular.

Traditional Day of Vietnam's Youth Volunteers takes place on July 15 annually
Traditional Day of Vietnam’s Youth Volunteers takes place on July 15 annually

July 27 | Vietnam War Invalids and Martyrs Day

On July 27, 1975, the Party Central Committee Secretariat decided to make July 27 an annual day of remembrance for the war invalids and martyrs of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Since then, it has been called Vietnam War Invalids and Martyrs Day.

Vietnam War Invalids and Martyrs Day is a time to remember and honor the nation's heroes
Vietnam War Invalids and Martyrs Day is a time to remember and honor the nation’s heroes

July 28 | Vietnam Trade Union Establishment Day

On July 28, 1929, the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam decided to establish the first Red Trade Union Congress in the northern region as Vietnam Trade Union Establishment Day. This organization was established to gather and unite forces to protect the legal rights and interests of workers in Vietnam.

Vietnam Trade Union Establishment Day is celebrated on July 28
Vietnam Trade Union Establishment Day is celebrated on July 28

International holidays in July

July 6 | International Day of Cooperatives

The first Saturday of July is selected as the International Day of Cooperatives (IDC) according to United Nations General Assembly Resolution A/RES/47/90 on December 16, 1992.

This day is usually celebrated on the first Saturday of July. In 2024, the International Day of Cooperatives falls on July 6, 2024.

International Day of Cooperatives takes place on the first Saturday of July
International Day of Cooperatives takes place on the first Saturday of July

July 6 | International Kissing Day

On July 6 every year, people around the world dedicate a day to show love and affection through kisses. Since the early 2000s, this day has been recognized as International Kissing Day to honor family and social friendships.

International Kissing Day honors family and social bonds
International Kissing Day honors family and social bonds

July 11 | World Population Day

World Population Day is celebrated on July 11 annually to raise awareness about global population issues. This decision was made by the UNDP Governing Council in 1989 through Resolution 89/46, inspired by the Day of 5 Billion celebrated on July 11, 1987.

World Population Day is approved by UNDP
World Population Day is approved by UNDP

July 28 | World Hepatitis Day

On July 28 every year, the World Health Organization (WHO) chooses this day as World Hepatitis Day to raise awareness about the severe impact of liver disease.

This year’s theme is “Hepatitis: Act Now, Can’t Wait,” emphasizing the urgency of efforts needed to eliminate hepatitis as a threat to public health.

World Hepatitis Day raises awareness about a serious disease
World Hepatitis Day raises awareness about a serious disease

July 30 | International Friendship Day

International Friendship Day (July 30) was declared by the United Nations General Assembly in 2011 to honor friendship among peoples, countries, cultures, and individuals. This idea was proposed with the hope that friendship can inspire peace efforts and create opportunities to build bridges between communities.

International Friendship Day honors friendship among communities and individuals
International Friendship Day honors friendship among communities and individuals

July 30 | World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

Human trafficking is one of the most dangerous crimes worldwide. It is identified as one of the four key crimes in the United Nations Global Program Against Trafficking in Human Beings. Therefore, since 2013, July 30 has been recognized annually as the “World Day Against Trafficking in Persons.”

In Vietnam, this day is observed as the “National Day Against Human Trafficking” to call for the collective efforts of authorities and the community to prevent and eliminate human trafficking nationwide.

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons is on July 30 annually
World Day Against Trafficking in Persons is on July 30 annually

Lunar calendar holidays in July

July 1 (Lunar) | The first day of the seventh lunar month

According to Asian culture, the seventh lunar month is considered the Ghost Month, a time deemed unlucky and unsuitable for important activities such as opening businesses or groundbreaking ceremonies. Therefore, on the first day of the seventh lunar month, Vietnamese people often hold ancestor worship ceremonies to pray for good fortune and safety.

On the first day of the seventh lunar month, people usually hold worship ceremonies to pray for good fortune
On the first day of the seventh lunar month, people usually hold worship ceremonies to pray for good fortune

July 7 (Lunar) | Double Seventh Festival (Qixi Festival)

The Double Seventh Festival, occurring on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month annually, is considered Valentine’s Day in China. This day symbolizes the love between couples based on the folktale of Niu Lang (a poor cowherd) and Zhi Nu (a fairy weaver maid). According to legend, they are only allowed to meet once a year on this day.

Read more: Why should you eat red bean soup on Qixi Festival?

Double Seventh Festival is Valentine's Day in some Asian countries
Double Seventh Festival is Valentine’s Day in some Asian countries

July 15 (Lunar) | The Full Moon of the Seventh Lunar Month

The Full Moon of the Seventh Lunar Month is an important lunar festival in Buddhism that no devotee can ignore. On this day, two significant ceremonies are held: Vu Lan Festival and Ghost Festival.

Vu Lan Festival, also known as Vu Lan Filial Piety Festival, originates from the touching story of the Buddha’s disciple, Muc Kien Lien, rescuing his mother from hell. Additionally, July 15 is also the Ghost Festival, derived from the story of Ananda and the fire-mouth demon, a fire-mouthed ghost also known as the burning-face demon.

The Full Moon of the Seventh Lunar Month is an important Buddhist festival
The Full Moon of the Seventh Lunar Month is an important Buddhist festival

Summary

The above covers all the events and holidays in July. We hope this article helps you answer the question of what holidays are in July. Each event and holiday has its unique meaning to honor or commemorate different aspects of life. Follow our Festival section to plan successful business strategies!

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