Summer is in full swing. Gardens are producing their bounty, the days are hot and long. July is the ideal time to spend outside enjoying the best summer has to offer. July also has plenty of reasons to celebrate, as well as events to attend and summer bucket list worthy things to do. Here are the seasonal celebrations that July has to offer. It’s time to get outside and have summer fun with your friends and family!
July Holidays & Events :
1st: Canada Day
3rd: St. Thomas Day
4th: Independence Day (US)
14th: Bastille Day
25th: St. James the Greater Day
July Moon Name:
The Buck Moon, Thunder Moon, Sturgeon Moon
July Moon Lore:
Fittingly, the Buck Moon is so named because this is the time when buck deer’s antlers are growing for the upcoming fall breeding season. The Thunder Moon is named for the numerous thunderstorms that frequent this month, and the Sturgeon Moon denotes the time of year when the ancient fish are plentiful and ready to be caught.
July Moon Phases:
Full Moon: 9th
New Moon: 23rd
1st Quarter: 1st
Last Quarter: 16th
July Seasonal Bucket List:
- Go to a parade.
- Watch a fireworks display.
- Attend a festival.
- Have a BBQ or cookout with friends.
- Go camping.
- Catch lightening bugs.
- Harvest your garden.
- Go to the beach.
- Have a family vacation or staycation.
- Visit your local swimming hole.
July Seasonal Personal Growth Activities:
- Honor or celebrate your successes.
- Take time for yourself.
- Tend to the seeds you planted this spring. See that they have what they need to grow.
Now is the time to celebrate how far you have come, and all that you have accomplished so far. Take time to enjoy the fruits of your labor, and take it easy for a while. Breaks are necessary to help recover and grow. If you’ve been looking for an excuse to give yourself a break, consider this it.
What are you doing this July?