MAJOR Events during the month of july
Canada Day Canada July 1st
Canada Day is a celebration of Canadian nationalism, heritage and pride. ...Happy Canada Day! On July 1, 1867, the nation was officially born when the Constitution Act joined three provinces into one country: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Canada province, which then split into Ontario and Quebec. However, Canada was not completely independent of England until 1982. The holiday called Dominion Day was officially established in 1879, but it wasn't observed by many Canadians, who considered themselves to be British citizens. Dominion Day started to catch on when the 50th anniversary of the confederation rolled around in 1917. In 1946, a bill was put forth to rename Dominion Day, but arguments in the House of Commons over what to call the holiday stalled the bill.
World UFO DAy INTERNATIONAL July 2nd
World UFO Day ...seeks to get governments to fess up to the existence of UFOs. Many people believe that UFOs from outer space have already visited us, and a big, government cover-up is hiding the facts from the public. The date for this special day was chosen because it is the date of the Roswell Incident, a historical event leading to wide speculation and belief that aliens have indeed visited us. Organizers are downright serious about getting the overall public to believe that we indeed have been visited by aliens from outer space. They are seeking to get the U.S. and other governments to admit to what they believe is a reality. Have we been visited by extra-terrestrial beings? ...You make the call.
The Great Blue Heron Concert Sherman, NY U.S.A. July 1st -3rd
The Annual Great Blue Heron Festival (July 6-8, 2012) featuring Donna the Buffalo, The Town Pants, Toubab Krewe, Entrain, Kevin Kinsella, Big Leg Emma, Sim Redmond Band, The Hindu Cowboys, Jim Avett, Lake Street Dive, Driftwood, and many more on three stages. Plus a pond for swimming, trails for hiking/biking, Kids' Tent, Teen Tent, and midway with food, drink & artisan crafts. Weekend passes are $75/advance, $85/gate, $40/Youth (12-15), and children under 12 are free. Located in the farmlands of Sherman, NY. For camping information and more: www.greatblueheron.com https://www.facebook.com/theheron
Made in America Day Shopping day before the 4th of July
According to Julie Reiser, president and co-founder of Made in USA Certified, which audits supply chains for businesses that want their products to bear their seal, "Buying Made in USA is not just a passing trend. It truly is something we as consumers, business owners and even the government can do to support small to mid-size businesses."Small businesses are responsible for two out of every three new jobs created in the U.S. We need these small to mid-size businesses to flourish and grow as they are our innovators, producers and job creators. Making it in America, supporting U.S. manufacturing and buying American is one thing we can all do today to help keep the American dream alive and well." Read more: Buying Made in USA Products Would Support New Jobs
Lady Godiva Day, Coventry, UK, July 2nd-5th
The first written record of the Godiva Processions is in the Coventry City Annals of 1678. These celebrate and re-enact Godiva's legendary naked ride through Coventry, undertaken to persuade her husband to free the people of the city from the burden of oppressive tolls.
The Sterling Renaissance Festival U.S.A. July 2nd - Aug 14th
This Renaissance Festival is one of the oldest and most successful producers of professional interactive entertainment in the world. Thrill to the excitement of over 100 stage and street performers, professional actors, comedians and musicians who whimsically recreate an authentic English Renaissance village for you to experience. Join the merriment at the Pub Sing, Wench Auction and Trial & Dunke. Witness dozens of artisans demonstrating their fine craftsmanship and selling their unique wares. Enjoy digging into our savour delicacies - from steak-on-a-stake, pita pockets, succulent turkey legs, portabella mushroom sandwiches, mile high cakes and more http://www.sterlingfestival.com/#!general/c9ig
National Disobedience Day U.S.A. July 3rd
We can only speculate that Disobedience Day is a day for civil or social disobedience as an act of protest. We're going to be upfront and make it clear that we are neither encouraging nor endorsing disobedience. We also want to make it clear to our younger readers that disobeying parents, teachers, or other authorities is not a good thing...period. We suggest you use this day to learn a little about the history of civil disobedience, and why it is sometimes used. ...SO, get out those 4th of July firecrackers and really bug your old neighbors one DAY EARLY!
American Independence Day ( JULY 4th )
In 1775, people in New England began fighting the British for their independence. On July 2, 1776, the Congress secretly voted for independence from Great Britain. The Declaration of Independence was first published two days later on July 4, 1776. The first public reading of the Declaration of Independence was on July 8, 1776. Delegates began to sign the Declaration of Independence on August 2, 1776. In 1870, Independence Day was made an unpaid holiday for federal employees. In 1941, it became a paid holiday for them.
International Caesar Salad Day Earth Food July 4th
The salad's creation is generally attributed to restaurateur Caesar Cardini, an Italian immigrant who operated restaurants in Mexico and the United States. Cardini was living in San Diego but he was also working in Tijuana where he avoided the restrictions of Prohibition. His daughter Rosa (1928–2003) recounted that her father invented the dish when a Fourth of July 1924 rush depleted the kitchen's supplies. Cardini made do with what he had, adding the dramatic flair of the table-side tossing "by the chef." A number of Cardini's staff have said that they invented the dish. According to Rosa Cardini, the original Caesar salad ( unlike his brother Alex's Aviator's salad ) did not contain pieces of anchovy; the slight anchovy flavor comes from the Worcestershire sauce. Cardini was opposed to using anchovies in his salad !!!
The San Fermin Festival Spain July 4th - 15th 2017
The Running of the Bulls is a part of the famous San Fermin festival - a practice that involves running in front of a small group of bulls (typically a dozen) that have been let loose on a course of a sectioned-off subset of a town's streets. A first rocket is set off at 8 a.m. to alert the runners that the corral gate is open. A second rocket signals that all six bulls have been released. The third and fourth rockets are signals that all of the herd has entered the bullring and its corral respectively, marking the end of the event. Every year between 200 and 300 people are injured during the run although most injuries are contusions due to falls and are not serious. So you think you're up for it?
National Fried Chicken Day U.S.A. July 6th
National Fried Chicken Day is day to enjoy crisp and tasty, finger licking good fried chicken. Fried chicken is one of America's favorite meals. Sure, we all know that fried foods are not good for us. But, fried chicken tastes ohhhhh so good. We just can't resist having it on a regular basis. There's just one thing you need to do celebrate this day: Eat some fried chicken. You can have it for lunch, dinner or cold leftovers as a snack. Better still, have it for lunch, dinner, AND for a snack. The Scottish immigrants brought their tradition of deep-frying chicken in fat to the southern United States. After it’s introduction to the American South, fried chicken soon became a common staple. Over time, seasonings and spices were added to enrich the flavor of the chicken. Fried chicken is a dish that consists of chicken pieces which have been floured or battered then pan-fried, deep-fried or pressure-fried. The breading adds a crisp coating to the exterior of the chicken. Traditionally the chicken is fried in lard, however, corn oil, peanut oil, canola oil or vegetable oil are also frequently used.
World Chocolate Festival July 7th - July 11th
World Chocolate Day, sometimes referred to as International Chocolate Day, is an observance that occurs globally every year on July 7th - 11th. Celebration of the day includes the consumption of chocolate. It has been stated that 7 July 2014 marked 464 years since chocolate was introduced to Europe."Cacao has been cultivated for at least three millennia in Mexico, Central America & Northern South America. Its earliest documented use is around 1100 BC. The majority of the Meso-american people made chocolate beverages, including the Aztecs, who made it into a beverage known as xocolatl, a Nahuatl word meaning “bitter water”. The seeds of the cacao tree have an intense bitter taste, and must be fermented to develop the flavor.
National Blueberry Day U.S.A. July 8th
Today is National Blueberry Day. Just about every other fruit has its day of recognition. Yet, somehow Blueberries have not had a day designated in its honor... up until now. We think it is bizarre, that Blueberries have just now received its fair and just recognition with a special day. In addition to tasting great, Blueberries are loaded with fiber and rich in antioxidants. Blueberries are one of the healthiest fruits you can eat. The most notable health benefits of blueberries include: helps lower cholesterol to promote heart health, reduces the risk of cancer, and can even help to slow the aging process. Celebrate this very special day, by eating blueberries for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. Make plans to incorporate blueberries into your regular menu planning. You can also celebrate National Blueberry day by planting a couple of blueberry bushes in your yard.
Constitution Day in Australia July 9th
The Constitution of Australia is the supreme law under which the government of the Commonwealth of Australia operates, including its relationship to the States of Australia. It consists of several documents. The most important is the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Australia, which is referred to as the "Constitution" in the remainder of this article. The Constitution was approved in a series of referendums held over 1898–1900 by the people of the Australian colonies, and the approved draft was enacted as a section of the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1900 (Imp), an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1900 (Imp) became law on 9 July 1900, and entered into force on 1 January 1901. Even though the Constitution was originally given legal force by an Act of the United Kingdom parliament, the Australia Act 1986 removed the power of the United Kingdom parliament to change the Constitution as in force in Australia, and the Constitution can now only be changed in accordance with the prescribed referendum procedures in Section 128.
International " Nikola Tesla " Day Earth-wide July 10th
Famous for inventing ( AC ) alternating electric current for commercial use. In celebration of one of the greatest scientist who ever lived. Nikola Tesla had dreamed of the natural power and energy of the great Niagara Falls as a child. In 1893 at the age of 37, this idea of harnessing the Niagara River, creating Hydro-power and turning it into ( AC ) Alternating Current electricity eventually came to be. Nikola Tesla was born on July 10, 1856, in a small village called Smiljan, located in the Military Border zone of Austro-Hungarian Empire, now in the Republic of Croatia. He received his education in Austria i.e. Austro-Hungary: primary school at Smiljan and Gospic (1862-70), and secondary school (Realgymnasium) at Karlovac (1870-1873). From 1875 to 1878 studied at the Polytechnic at Graz, and in 1880 he enrolled in the studies of natural philosophy at the Charles' University in Prague.http://www.tesla2niagara.com/
Lady Godiva Day ...Great Britain ...July 10th
On this day in 1040, English noblewoman Lady Godiva rode naked on horseback through the streets of Coventry to persuade her husband to lower taxes, according to legend. This mythical story is part of English folklore and created the term “Peeping Tom.” The popular version of the story is that Lady Godiva was the wife of the Leofric, Earl of Mercia, who was severely hindering the people of Coventry with his oppressive taxation. Their plight touched Lady Godiva, who continuously pleaded with her husband to lower the taxes. Finally, Leofric told her that if she rode through the streets naked he would do as she asked. Lady Godiva took him at his word.
" PINA COLADA DAY " ....Puerto Rico ...July 10th, 2017
The earliest known story states that in the 19th century, Puerto Rican pirate Roberto Cofresí, to boost his crew's morale, gave them a beverage or cocktail that contained coconut, pineapple and white rum. This was what would be later known as the famous piña colada. With his death in 1825, the recipe for the piña colada was lost. Ramón "Monchito" Marrero claims to have created the Piña Colada in 1954, when a bartender at the Caribe Hilton. After three months of experimentation, Mr. Marrero finally settled upon the recipe for the Piña Colada, which he felt captured the true nature and essence of Puerto Rico. He continued to serve the drink at the Caribe Hilton for 35 years after its creation and was finally rewarded for his efforts in 1978 when Puerto Rico officially proclaimed the cocktail its national drink.
World Population Day International July 11th
World Population day is an annual event, observed on July 11 every year, which seeks to raise awareness of global population issues. The event was established by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme in 1989. It was inspired by the public interest in Five Billion Day on July 11, 1987-approximately the date on which the world's population reached five billion people.It encourages the activities, events and information to help make this right a reality throughout the world. World Population Day aims at increase people's awareness on various population issues such as the importance of family planning, gender equality, poverty, maternal health and human rights. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Interesting-facts-about-world-population/listshow/53146967.cms
Gedong Festival ...Shangri-la Tibet ...July 12th
Shangri-La ( China ) Thousands of meters above sea level, high on the Tibetan plateau, hundreds of Tibetan Buddhist devotees in brilliant hues of pink and blue gathered for the Gedong festival. Lamas young and old mixed with festival-goers wearing traditional garb to watch the religious Cham dances at the Ganden Sumtseling monastery in Shangri-La. Masked, costumed monks portrayed a host of ghosts and deities from the pantheon of Tibetan Buddhist mythology, to the sounds of lamas playing traditional instruments -- crashing cymbals, drums and deep, vibrating ceremonial horns.
Naadam Festival Mongolia July 11th - 13th
In Mongolia, the biggest festival (National Naadam) is held in the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar during the National Holiday from July 11 – 13, in the National Sports Stadium. Naadam begins with an elaborate introduction ceremony featuring dancers, athletes, horse riders, and musicians. After the ceremony, the competitions begin. The competitions are mainly horseback riding. Naadam is also organized in different regions of Mongolia and Inner Mongolia in July and August. In the Tuva Republic, Naadam is held offically in 15 August. The three sports are called "Danshig" games. They became the great celebration of the new nation, where the nobility got together to dedicate to the Jabzundamba Khutugtu, the new head of state. Genghis Khan's nine horse tails, representing the nine tribes of the Mongols, are still ceremonially transported from Sukhbaatar Square to the Stadium to open the Naadam festivities. At these opening and closing ceremonies, there are impressive parades of mounted cavalry, athletes and monks.
International French Fry Day Earth Event July 13th
French fries are served hot, either soft or crispy, and are generally eaten as part of lunch or dinner or by themselves as a snack, and they commonly appear on the menus of diners, fast food restaurants, pubs, and bars. Fries in America are generally salted and are almost always served with ketchup, but in many countries they have other condiments or toppings, like vinegar, mayonnaise, or other local specialties. Fries can be topped more heavily, as in the dishes of poutine and chili cheese fries. French fries can be made from sweet potatoes instead of potatoes. A baked variant of the French fry ("chunky oven chips") uses less or even no oil.
National Pecan Pie Day ...U.S.A. ...July 12th
The origin of the pecan pie is a little flaky. Some say the French substituted pecans in their pies while conquering New Orleans. Others say the syrup company Karo first published the recipe. Whatever the history, its well-deserved spot on your windowsill has been there for decades. Most pecan pie recipes call for a mix of eggs, butter, sugar, vanilla, salt and syrup or molasses poured into a pastry shell. Adding melting chocolate or bourbon are popular variations of the classic. Regardless, a scoop of fresh vanilla ice cream is always a welcome addition.
Italian Festival in Buffalo, NY Buffalo USA July 13th - 16th
The Italian Festival in Buffalo, New York will be held on July 13-16, 2017. The festival will be located in the Outer Harbor area on Buffalo's waterfront. This is the first year in that location having been a 50 year event on Hertle Avenue in North Buffalo. The Festival features local entertainment, street dancing, bocce, Italian Idol contest, Italian cuisine, cultural demonstrations, crafts, kids activities, Miss Italian festival, grape stomping contests, Sicilian puppet shows, and much more. Hours: Thu-Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 11am-10pm
Macaroni & Cheese Day U.S.A. July 14th
A recipe called "macaroni and cheese" appeared in the 1824 cookbook The Virginia Housewife written by Mary Randolph. Randolph's recipe had three ingredients: macaroni, cheese, and butter, layered together and baked in a hot oven. The cookbook was the most influential cookbook of the 19th century, according to culinary historian Karen Hess. Similar recipes for macaroni and cheese occur in the 1852 Hand-book of Useful Arts, and the 1861 Godey's Lady's Book. By the mid-1880s, cookbooks as far west as Kansas and Festus, Missouri, included recipes for macaroni and cheese casseroles. Factory production of the main ingredients made the dish affordable, and recipes made it accessible, but not notably popular. As it became accessible to a broader section of society, macaroni and cheese lost its upper class appeal.
National Nude Day U.S.A. July 14th
National Nude Day is observed on July 14, 2016. So, ...It's time to get naked! It could be a great day to keep nice and cool in that summer heat. Nudity or nakedness is the state of wearing no clothing and is exclusively a human characteristic. The amount of clothing worn depends on functional considerations and social considerations. In many countries, private beaches, public nudity has been more accepted, even in the United States, e.g. during World Naked Bike Ride events or Bay to Breakers. In some states, such as Oregon, public nudity is legal and protected as free speech, as long as there is not the "intent to arouse".
Boryeong Mud Festival South Korea July 15th -24th 2017
The Boryeong Mud Festival is an annual festival which takes place during the summer in Boryeong, a town around 200 km south of Seoul, South Korea. The first Mud Festival was staged in 1998 and, by 2007, the festival attracted 2.2 million visitors to Boryeong. The mud is taken from the Boryeong mud flats, and trucked to the Daecheon beach area, where it is used as the centrepiece of the 'Mud Experience Land'. The mud is considered rich in minerals and used to manufacture cosmetics. The festival was originally conceived as a marketing vehicle for Boryeong mud cosmetics. Although the festival takes place over a period of around two weeks, it is most famous for its final weekend, which is popular with Korea's western population. The final weekend of the festival usually falls on the second weekend in July.
The Finger Lakes Wine Festival July 15th - 17th
More than 90 wineries join numerous vendors, restaurants, and entertainers for the Finger Lakes Wine Festival presented by Yancey's Fancy New York's Artisan Cheese. The Glen expects to welcome a variety of new and old in 2016 as the event celebrates its 20th anniversary. The Finger Lakes Wine Festival has been named one of the Top 100 Events in North America by the American Bus Association (ABA). We welcome bus groups from around the country to our event each summer. http://www.senecalakewine.com/communities.html http://www.senecalakewine.com/communities/activities-attractions/finger-lakes-wine-festival.html http://www.flwinefest.com/Festival/Festival.aspx
Bastille Day FRANCE July 14th
Several Bastille Day traditions contribute to the festivities of the French national holiday, but the biggest tradition is the parade that takes place every year on the morning of Bastille Day. A military parade makes an impressive showing of all the branches of the French military, (naval and army on the ground, and air force flying above) and is held on the Champs-Élysées in Paris. Of course, Bastille Day is celebrated in all corners of France, not just in Paris. In fact, Bastille Day is even celebrated in other countries by smaller groups of people who have some sort of ancestral or cultural connection to France. The annual parade in the morning on the 14th of July is truly a patriotic event in France. French flags are displayed in every possible empty space. The parade itself is a militaristic one. Candy is not thrown, but in other respects it resembles certain sections of an American Fourth of July Parade. If you are lucky enough to be in France one summer, be sure to catch the parade--don't be disappointed though that you can't get as close to the parade route as you might like. If a trip to France is not in the cards, you can get a feel for the parade by watching a few
Maschsee fest ...Hanover, Germany ... Mid July - Mid August
Maschseefest in 2016 in Hanover, the visitors celebrate at concerts, parties and toddlers and enjoy the varied gastronomic offers along the shore. It will take place from 27 July to 14 August 2016. Around two million visitors are expected again. The Maschsee Festival is therefore one of the largest annual events in Northern Germany. The festival in its present form was first celebrated in 1986. Traditionally, a fireworks decides the end of the festival.
International Spinach Day Everywhere on Planet Earth JUly 16th
Popeye the Sailor is right. Spinach is one of the healthiest foods you can eat. It tastes good, and there are many recipes. Many people turn up their nose to it, without even trying it. The reason for eating fresh spinach, is the nutritional value is highest, when it is fresh and uncooked. Celebrate this day by introducing some fresh spinach to your meals today. You could start by mixing in some spinach into your garden salad. Your family may not even notice, but by doing so, you are making them healthier! Gardeners know that spinach is easy to grow. And, it's hardy. You can plant it as soon as the ground can be worked in the spring. Why, that's today in many parts of the country! More on Growing Spinach.
International Curried Food Day ...Earth Event ...July 18th
There are many varieties of dishes called 'curries'. For example, in original traditional cuisines, the precise selection of spices for each dish is a matter of national or regional cultural tradition, religious practice, and, to some extent, family preference. Such dishes are called by specific names that refer to their ingredients, spicing, and cooking methods. Spices are used both whole and ground; cooked or raw; and they may be added at different times during the cooking process to produce different results. The main spices found in most curry powders of the Indian subcontinent are coriander, cumin, and turmeric; a wide range of additional spices may be included depending on the geographic region and the foods. Curry powder, a commercially prepared mixture of spices, is largely a Western creation, dating to the 18th century. Such mixtures are commonly thought to have first been prepared by Indian merchants for sale to members of the British Colonial government and army returning to Britain. Dishes called 'curry' may contain fish, meat, poultry, or shellfish, either alone or in combination with vegetables. Additionally, many instead are entirely vegetarian, eaten especially among those who hold ethical or religious proscriptions against eating meat or seafood.
Sumfest ( REGGAE Music )Jamaica July 17th - 23rd
Sumfest bills itself as the greatest reggae show on earth, and that’s hard to argue with. It is indeed known as the world’s premiere reggae festival, and it doesn’t hurt that it happens right in the home of the genre. Now entering its 24th year, Sumfest reels in an impressive array of homegrown and global talent. Though it’s not the biggest reggae festival that exists, it certainly is held in the highest esteem by Jamaicans (and is the biggest concert in Jamaica). It’s where local artists are “seen and heard at their best—before thousands of their very demanding countrymen and women,” according to Sumfest’s executive director Johnny Gourzong. He adds: "Every artist works hard designing something special for Sumfest."
Carnival at Santiago de Cuba Cuba July 18th - 27th
The most famous of all Cuba festivals is the carnival at Santiago de Cuba, held annually from July 18 to 27. One of the most raucous of Cuban events the week-long festival celebrates Cuban traditions dating back hundreds of years. Like many other Cuban festivals, the Santiago carnival began as a religious event: the saint day of Santiago (St. James) is July 25. The festivities became a time for celebration by Santiago’s slaves, who introduced some of the dance, music, and costumes still typical of the Santiago carnival. Over the years, the carnival incorporated elements of African, Spanish, French, and communist Cuban traditions and culture.
National " MOON Day " U.S.A. July 20th
Moon Day ...commemorates the day man first walked on the moon in 1969.The Apollo Space program, begun by President John F. Kennedy, was created to put the first man on the moon. Apollo 11 fulfilled that dream, carrying astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin Aldrin, Jr. What an amazing and historic event it was! On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 was launched from Cape Kennedy Space Center atop a huge Saturn V rocket. On July 20, 1969, the Lunar Module, nicknamed the "Eagle", touched down on the surface of the moon at Tranquility Base. Upon landing, Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong reported "The Eagle Has Landed". A few hours later, Neil Armstrong, stepped off of the Eagle's ladder, placed one foot upon the moon's surface and proclaimed: "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind".
National Junk Food Day U.S.A. July 21st
Sometimes, the idea of being healthy, preparing a balanced meal, and snacking on carrot sticks isn’t too appealing. Junk Food Day is all about satisfying your cravings for something naughtier, greasier, and definitely more fattening than the nutritional but not-very-exciting meal you know that you really should be eating. The term “junk food” is believed to have been coined by Michael Jacobson who served as the director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest. It refers to foods that are low in protein, minerals, and vitamins but high in sugar, fat, and salt. They typically contain high levels of calories but are of little nutritional value. .... ENJOY !!!
World Brain Day International July 22nd
World Brain Day ...is an annual observance celebrated on July 22. It was instituted by the World Federation of Neurology to raise awareness of the importance of brain health. The World Federation of Neurology (WFN) is an international association of national neurological societies that was formed in Brussels, Belgium in 1957. Currently it represents over 100 professional societies of neurologists in all regions of the world. It's main goals are to promote neurological education and training worldwide and to foster neurological health. World Brain Day is an awareness event dedicated to brain health. It aims to educate people about brain health and most common brain diseases, Each year, WFN picks a new theme for the day. For example, World Brain Day 2015 focused on epilepsy. That year, WFC partnered with the World Health Organization, the International Bureau for Epilepsy, and the International League Against Epilepsy.
Penuche Fudge Day U.S.A. July 22nd
Penuche (Italian: panucci) is a fudge-like candy made from brown sugar, butter, and milk, using no flavorings except for vanilla. Penuche often has a tannish color, and is lighter than regular fudge. It is formed by the caramelization of brown sugar; thus, its flavor is said to be reminiscent of caramel. Nuts, especially pecans, are often added to penuche for texture, especially in the making of penuche candies. It is primarily a regional food, found in New England and some places in the Southern United States, though in the latter it goes by different names, including creamy praline fudge, and brown sugar fudge candy.
National Vanilla Ice Cream Day U.S.A. July 23rd
Ice cream can be traced back to the Yuan period of the fourteenth century. There is evidence that ice cream was served in the Mogul Court. The idea of using a mixture of ice and salt for its refrigerating effects, which is a part of the process of creating ice cream, originated in Asia. The method spread from the East to Europe when the Arabs and the Moors traveled to Spain, between 711 and 1492.  Once the refrigerating method of mixing ice and salt had spread to Europe, the Italians became involved in making ice cream.  By the early eighteenth century, recipes for ice cream had appeared in France. According to Frozen Desserts: The Definitive Guide to Making Ice Creams, Ices, Sorbets, Gelati, and Other Frozen Delights, the French transformed ice cream into a smoother and richer food with the addition of eggs or egg yolks in the recipe. The first ice cream recipes recorded by the French in the early eighteenth century did not include egg yolks. However, by the middle of the eighteenth century, French recipes for ice cream started to include egg yolks.
Renaissance Day ...OMAN ...July23rd
This public holiday commemorates the anniversary of the day Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said ascended the throne in 1970 and set a goal to end Oman's isolation. Qaboos bin Said al Said is the son of Said bin Tamur, who became the sultan of Muscat and Oman in 1932. In 1970, his son Qaboos staged a successful coup and exiled Said to the UK. Qaboos united Muscat and Oman into a single state and named it the Sultanate of Oman. He launched extensive reforms aimed at ending Oman's isolation and developing the country. Due to these reforms, Oman began to flourish. Radical changes were brought in industry, education, health, infrastructure, trade, agriculture, and all aspects of social life. The day Qaboos bin Said al Said became Sultan of Oman is considered the beginning of the country's Renaissance, which transformed Oman from a poor backward country to a thriving modern state. The anniversary of the coup was declared as a public holiday, Renaissance Day.
Pioneer Day U.S.A. ( UTAH ) July 24th
Pioneer Day activities include fireworks, parades, picnics, rodeos and other festivities throughout the state. Some people say that this day is celebrated in Utah with more zeal and pride than major holidays such as Christmas. Children take part in essay contests and projects about pioneers, while families enjoy the day with concerts and festivals. For the parades, some people may wear costumes that resemble clothes worn during the 19th century when Salt Lake Valley was founded. Pioneer Day is a state holiday in Utah so county offices (except emergency services), educational institutions, and many businesses are closed. In some areas, some public transport services, such as buses, do not run on public holidays. People are advised to check public transit schedules first before they decide to travel via public transport during a public holiday.
National Tequila Day U.S.A. July 24th
Tequila was first produced in the 16th century near the location of the city of Tequila, which was not officially established until 1666. A fermented beverage from the agave plant known as pulque was consumed in pre-Columbian central Mexico before European contact. When the Spanish conquistadors ran out of their own brandy, they began to distill agave to produce one of North America's first indigenous distilled spirits. Some 80 years later, around 1600, Don Pedro Sánchez de Tagle, the Marquis of Altamira, began mass-producing tequila at the first factory in the territory of modern-day Jalisco. By 1608, the colonial governor of Nueva Galicia had begun to tax his products. Spain's King Carlos IV granted the Cuervo family the first license to commercially make tequila.
National Coffee Milkshake Day U.S.A. July 26th
It's summer in the Northern Hemisphere, it's mostly hot and it's mid-day, almost time for that lunch break and a nice cold pick-me-up would help with the rest of today's schedule ! That nice cold Coffee flavored milkshake is not far away .... so head out and slurp one down ....the sugar and Caffeine will certainly make your work day a little bit easier. If you can't find an ice cream place, a close substitute would be a child ice coffee milk !
Day of National Revolution CUBA July 26th
The date after which the revolutionary movement (M 26-7) was named. In the morning of July 26, 1953, some 160 men under the command of Fidel Castro attacked the Moncada army garrison in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba's second-largest city. Although this action failed, it is seen as the beginning of the Castro-led insurrection that expelled Fulgencio Batista. There are normally two or three days of public holidays together. Castro, a qualified lawyer, used his time in prison to prepare a speech entitled History Will Absolve Me which he learned by heart. A carbon copy of the speech was smuggled out of court page by page by the stenographer, who leaked it to a friend from July 26 attack, Haydée Santamaría, and later published it. Two years later, in 1955, a group of prisoners' mothers launched a campaign to free Castro and the other rebels imprisoned with him. As popular support for the rebels and opposition to Batista's rule mounted, a group of political leaders, editors, and intellectuals signed a public appeal demanding liberty for the political prisoners".
One Voice Day International July 26th
The History Of One Voice Day ...Created from October 1996 to April 1997, One Voice Day is the result of spiritual collaboration. People from all walks of life, several religious beliefs and nationalities, diverse occupations, all races, as young as seventeen and as old as seventy-five, came together with the intention of creating a timeless document that would accurately reflect humanity’s hope, challenge, and destiny. The timeless wisdom in the 577-word document serves as an instrument defining how to think peacefully and live peaceably in a world that is constantly changing. Read the Covenant with people around the world
National Milk Chocolate Day U.S.A. July 28th Chocoholics unite—it’s National Milk Chocolate Day!
How is milk chocolate different from other chocolates? It's a mix of cocoa solids and either dry or condensed milk. While dark chocolate is traditionally used as a baking ingredient, this lighter version is used to make chocolate candy bars, hot chocolate, and many other delicious desserts. Did you know that chocolate actually has mood-enhancing benefits? That’s right—chocolate can make you happy! This is due to the fact that it contains a stimulant called theobromine and a compound called anandamide. Now that’s a reason to celebrate!Today, enjoy milk chocolate your favorite way. Happy Milk Chocolate Day!
National Chicken Wing Day U.S.A. ...July 29
Buffalo, NY is the home to the Buffalo Chicken Wing. They were invented at the Anchor Bar and Grill in Buffalo, NY in 1964 by Teressa Bellisimo. She served her creation as a late night snack for her son Dominic and his college friends. It immediately became wildly popular there. The recipe spread, and it rapidly became wildly popular in the United States, and ultimately world-wide. Chicken Wing Day is a celebration of a very popular snack and appetizer. It's actually more than that, as some people consume chicken wings as the main meat course of their lunch or dinner meal. The original Buffalo Chicken Wing was made by frying wings and then tossing them in a spicy sauce. Blue Cheese is commonly served on the side, as many people dip the wings into the blue cheese to "cut" the heat of the sauce. Since the creation of the first Buffalo wings, many variations to the recipe have been made. Some wings are baked, and the selection of sauces is limited only by your imagination.
International Day of Freindship July 30th
The origin of International Day of Friendship has roots as far back as 1919 in the United States. The country of Paraguay first celebrate this day on an national level on July 30, 1958. Other countries with early celebrations include: several countries in South America, Bangladesh, India, and Malaysia. Different countries celebrated this day on varying dates in July, August and April. In 2011, the United Nations declared this an official international day, to be celebrated annually on July 30th. The world is filled with too much hatred, too much fighting and too much mistrust of others. The International Day of Friendship is certainly an opportunity to stop, and to reverse, these worldwide problems. According to the United Nations, the official sponsor of this special day, the International Day of Friendship is day set aside to promote friendship among peoples, cultures and countries. Today is a time to encourage efforts towards peace, and to build bridges among different people. It is a day of respect for others, and a day to celebrate diversity.
Osheaga Music-Fest Montreal Canada July 29th-31st
For the week leading up to Osheaga, the fest holds a series of concerts and art exhibitions throughout the Montreal area. The Bloc Party (not the band) takes place during Mural Fest, a public art celebration involving painting murals and people dancing in the streets to DJs, day and night. Other events include Music on Paper, a concert poster exhibition that’s curated by artist Pat Hamou. Every year it’s slightly different. The first year drew about 25,000 people and through the years the attendance has swelled to full capacity of 40,000 per day, or 120,000 total. More than 100 bands occupy six stages that loosely translate from French to “River Stage” “Mountain Stage” “Green Stage “Trees Stage” “Valley Stage” and “Zone Picnic Electronic.” The largest ones, the Mountain and River Stages, are situated alongside each other and don’t ever compete for your attention.
Harry Potter Day International July 31st
Harry James Potter ( b. 31 July, 1980 ) was a half-blood wizard, the only child and son of the late James and Lily Potter and one of the most famous wizards of modern times. In what proved to be a vain attempt to circumvent a prophecy that stated that a boy born at the end of July of 1980. Harry Potter is a series of seven fantasy novels written by the British author J. K. Rowling. The series, named after the titular character, chronicles the adventures of a young wizard, Harry Potter, and his friends Ronald Weasley and Hermione Granger, all of whom are students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The main story arc concerns Harry's quest to overcome the Dark wizard Lord Voldemort, who aims to become immortal, conquer the wizarding world, subjugate non-magical people, and destroy all those who stand in his way, especially Harry Potter.
Hurricane Supplication Day U.S. Virgin Islands July 31st
Time to unpack those Hurricane lamps ...Observed in the U.S. Virgin Islands—St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John—Hurricane Supplication Day marks the beginning of the hurricane season. Special church services are held to pray for safety from the storms that ravage these and other Caribbean islands. The custom probably dates back to the "rogation" ceremonies which began in fifth-century England—from the word rogare, meaning "to beg or supplicate." Rogations usually followed a frightening series of storms, earthquakes, or other natural disasters, although sometimes they took place annually on the Rogation Days that preceded Ascension Day. At the end of the hurricane season in October there is a Hurricane Thanksgiving Day . Church services are held on the third Monday in October so that the islanders can give thanks for being spared the destruction of a major storm.