Unsung July Holidays

July is FULL of surprising and quirky holidays that you have probably never celebrated. Below is a list of some of my favorite. You’re welcome.


1. National Ice Cream Day- July 17th

Ice Cream DEFINES summer, especially as hot as this one has been. In my humble opinion, we have some of the best ice cream shops around. Take advantage of this day, whether you’re out getting ice cream with friends, or sobbing into a quart of your own watching your favorite chick flick.

2. Rat-Catcher’s Day- July 22nd

Yes, that’s right, July 22nd is a day to celebrate the real heroes of society: pest control. Inspire by the Pied Pier of Hamelin, this day is truly all about the rats. Even with the success of the Pixar Film Ratatouille, and the meme that swept the nation “Pizza Rat,” rats are still seen as the pest of all pests. We take this day to thank the brave men and women who wake up everyday to take care our pest problems.

3. Take Your Plants for a Walk Day- July 27th

Leash up- your plant’s going for a walk! On this day, people around the nation take their plants for a walk- really! If you’re too self conscious to provide your plant with all the benefits of being in the fresh air, maybe take it for a walk around your house. Move it from one room to another. The happier your plants, the happier your home.


4. National Milk Chocolate Day- July 28th

Don’t be fooled- this isn’t chocolate milk day (that’s September 27th)- this is MILK. CHOCOLATE. DAY. Creamy, delicious, milk chocolate. Milk chocolate is far superior than dark chocolate (YES- I said it) in all of it’s forms and fashions. It’s dairy, it’s delicious, it’s worthy of a holiday.

5. National Cheesecake Day- July 30th

OKAY- no other July holiday is as important as this one (besides July 4th, duh). But in all honesty, cheesecake takes the cake in this competition. Use this day as an excuse to splurge on all things cheesecake, and if anyone asks you why you’re eating so much cheesecake, tell them you’re simply executing your right to celebrate the creamiest, sweetest, cheesecakiest holiday of the year.