July was named in honor of Julius Caesar. Quintilis, which was his birth month, was renamed July when he died. Quintilis means “fifth month” in Latin, which represents where this month originally fell in the Roman calendar.
Another of Julius Caesar’s legacies is the C-section. The Cesarean section — an operation by which a fetus is taken from the uterus by cutting through the walls of the abdomen and uterus.
It has been rumored that Julius Caesar himself was born in this way, although historians tend to pooh-pooh this etymology.
Moreover, Caesar is responsible for the year as we know it having 365 days, and for the existence of a leap year every four years.
July is a festive month.
We celebrate the Fourth of July (also known as Independence Day) a US holiday in commemoration of July 4, 1776, the day on which the original 13 colonies of the United States declared independence from British rule.
July 14 marks the fall of the Bastille in 1789, and the day known as Bastille Day is a national holiday of the French republic.
Also, July 14 is International Nonbinary Person’s Day, which raises awareness about those who do not fit into the binary male/female division.
At Dictionary.com, we’re commemorating emoji on World Emoji Day on July 17.
If you’re a foodie, you have your pick of days: National Ice Cream Month (and National Ice Cream Day, July 18), National Hot Dog Month, World Chocolate Day (July 7), and National French Fry Day (July 13).
There’s a lot of reason to celebrate in July. However, enjoy your life as you have a blast every month!