July 21st National Be Someone Day

Today is special, it’s about being a hero and you don’t need any super powers to do it. Learn how to spot child abuse before it is too late. You will be protecting children which is pretty heroic in itself. Child abuse can come from people you would never suspect, and sometime from people who don’t even mean to do it but for whatever reason can’t seem to control themselves, so they obviously need help. Considering a child looks to their parents, teachers and even friends parents for what is normal, they may not even realize their lives may be different because of those abusing them. Today was created by and sponsored by Project Harmony.

How to celebrate – Learn how to spot child abuse. Report child abuse even if you just suspect it, let the pros fund out if it is real or not. Support Project Harmony.


July 20th Moon Day

Today marks the first time man set foot on the moon, July 20th, 1969. It was Neil Armstrong who stepped out of the Lunar Module “Eagle” saying, “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” He was a part of the Apollo 11 flight, along with Michael Collins and Edwin Aldrin Jr., who made the historic landing, planting the American flag on the Moon! So every night that you look up at the moon, remember today and the landing made by those astronauts over 50 years ago.

How to celebrate – Watch the Moon. Imagine yourself an astronaut. Review footage NASA released on the landing.

July 20th International Boombox Day

So I can’t find many references to the day, but it does show up on a Facebook account back in 2017. So why not..let’s reinstate and get the skateboard rolling again on this one! Ahh..the 80’s, what’s not to like….ok, well, um, yeah – a lot but it was a fun time. Summer would not have been summer without someone carrying a huge boombox around on their shoulder, blasting music that most adults did not like. The boombox was a way to unite – it was a staple for some great neighborhood competitions, form breakdancing to rap battles. Just like the jukebox, the boombox is slowly fading and being replaced by new gadgets – but it will live on in our hearts and some museum somewhere.

How to celebrate – Find a boombox on ebay and bring back the nostalgia. Have a skateboard or dance-off party. If you subscribed to our July Original Holiday Box, carry around your boombox towel and look cool at the beach!

July 19th National Raspberry Cake Day

Welcome to National Raspberry Cake Day! Why is it National Raspberry Cake Day? I couldn’t begin to tell you but then, why not either! Most fruit thrives during the summer months so that may be one reason for the holiday, though the raspberry is harvested as late as October. All things considered though, I love this holiday because I love raspberries! In case you don’t know how to make a raspberry cake, here is a recipe. Serve your cake with some raspberry sherbet and make some raspberry flavored coffee for a full raspberry experience!

How to celebrate – Make a raspberry cake. Go out and pick some raspberries. Grow your own raspberries.

July 18th Women’s Dive Day

Apparently until 2015, when the Professional Association of of Diving Instructors created this holiday, there weren’t many scuba diving women. I am not sure why, nor am I sure that is correct, but for their sake, lets say that it is. The idea is to get more women scuba diving and they use this day to hold fundraisers that benefit women as well as attempting to get more women involved in the sport. The depths of the oceans do hold a lot of beauty and it is easy to see why it would appeal to someone, be they man or woman.

How to celebrate – If you are a woman, go scuba diving. Take lessons on scuba diving. Create your own awareness celebration keeping scuba diving as your theme.

July 17th Yellow Pig Day

Yellow Pig Day is a mathematician’s holiday concerning the number 17. It was created in the early 1960’s by Michael Spivak and David E. Kelly. They created a yellow pig that had 17 toes, 17 teeth and 17 eyelashes. Exactly why? Well that I was unable to find out but on the other hand, why not? It is celebrated with yellow cake, generally formed in the shape of as pig and has carols created for it by making up lyrics to familiar tunes. If you can’t wait to celebrate this day you are in luck, today is the day!

How to celebrate – Throw a yellow pig party. Make a yellow pig cake. Create some yellow pig Carols, they can’t be much worse than the ones already out there! (Do watch out for copyright violations)

July 16th National Atomic Veterans Day

This day was created in 1983 by President Reagan, however it was only proclaimed for the one year and not established as an ongoing national day. In 2015 it became a reoccurring yearly national day in VA, but it wasn’t until 2021, when it was officially proclaimed and written into law as part of the National Defense Authorization Act that it became a National Federally recognized holiday. Atomic Veterans had to live with many debilitating illnesses and injuries and could not get help or discuss any of them publicly due to the Nuclear Radiation and Secrecy Agreements Act. In 1966, the Act was repealed – paving the way for these great heroes to get help and be recognized for their contributions to our nation. So we proudly salute the Atomic Veterans on this day!

How to Celebrate – Learn More about the Trinity Test. Visit Oakridge, TN. Learn more about the Nuclear Radiation and Secrecy Agreements Act.

July 16th World Snake Day

It’s funny how much most of us fear snakes. Some are justified since they are dangerous, most aren’t, and they are probably just as afraid of us as we are of them. There are some 3,400 species of snakes, some that can grow up to 30 feet long, others that can weigh as much as 550 pounds. Did you know that having one of the most common snakes, the black snake, in your yard helps keep rodents and insects down but they also tend to keep the more dangerous snakes out of your yard.

How to celebrate – See how many different types of snakes you can name, and no… ugly and nasty types do not count. Find out what snakes are native to your area. Learn which snakes are dangerous and which aren’t.

July 15th Be A Dork Day

Do we know what a Dork actually is? I think we all probably have our own definition of what it takes to be one. Generally speaking they are awkward, clumsy, goofy, ridiculous, silly, out of touch, odd, a social misfit or some combination of all of those things at once. Well, that’s according to Wellcat.com. I suppose to know what a Dork is, one must be one and, at times, aren’t we all a dork!?!

How to celebrate – Be a Dork! Make up your own definition of what a dork is. Make a list of all the dorks you know.

July 14th Bastille Day

I have always found this holiday to be little odd and that’s not because it is the French revolution for freedom in 1789 but because after helping the American’s win their freedom from King George, apparently the French King learned nothing! The Bastille is a symbol for the revolution since it was a prison in its day where many political enemies of the King were held. In France it is known as Fete de la Federation, of the French Revolution. Bastille Day was actually celebrated a year later in 1790 once that freedom had been won.

How to celebrate – Visit France. Go to the Bastille. Read about the things that led to the French Revolution.