July is the seventh month of the modern-day Gregorian calendar, coming after January, February, March, April, May, and June. There are 31 days in the month of July.
Prior to the Julian calendar reform, July was called Quintilis, a Latin word meaning fifth. It was changed to honor Julius Caesar when he reformed the calendar.
In the early Roman calendar, July was the fifth month with 31 days. When Julius Caesar reformed the calendar in 450 BCE, July was pushed to the seventh position.
July is the warmest month of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and coldest month in the Southern hemisphere.
The birthstone of July is ruby, which symbolizes contentment. The birth flower for July is water lily.
Three countries celebrate big holidays in July: Canada Day on July 1, the United States' Independence Day on July 4, and France's Bastille Day on July 14. But you can also go beyond our planet and celebrate World UFO Day on July the second. And if you're looking for a sweet treat, World Chocolate Day is on July the seventh. If you are a fan of big cats, International Tiger Day is celebrated on the twenty-ninth of July.
The worksheets below are all themed on celebrations or events that take place during the month of July. India celebrates two different professions on the first day of the month: Doctors and Accountants.