Lounging on a beach chair, the smell of sunscreen, and staying cool in the high temps, are all signs that summer is in full swing. We love talking to our Crowd members to hear more about how they’re spending these summer months. Read on to learn more about what special occasions our Contributors celebrated during July.
Independence Day, July 4 (United States)
In the United States, the Fourth of July signifies the nation’s independence from King George III of Britain. Independence Day is a national holiday in the US celebrated with fireworks, parades, and barbecues.
Eid al-Adha, July 10 (Multiple countries)
This holiday is one of the two main holidays celebrated in Islam. The name translates to “holiday of the sacrifice”. Also known as the Greater Eid, this holiday is celebrated with offerings of meat, prayers, family gatherings, and charity.
Declaration of Independence, July 20 (Colombia)
This holiday commemorates the independence movement of Junta de Santa Fe, which sought to govern its people independently from the monarchy. This independence movement would also inspire other Latin American countries to take action against their rulers.
To our Contributors, thanks for taking the time to tell us about special events happening in your part of the world! If you want to see your responses featured in our next blog post, make sure to fill out our survey for August. See you next time!