July 1-31 – If you haven’t had ice cream yet, this is the perfect time to get some. National Ice Cream Month is celebrated each year in July, and National Ice Cream Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in July in the United States. As the summer reaches its hottest temperatures this month, Americans eat ice cream as a way to cool off and enjoy the nation’s favorite frozen treat with friends and family. Be sure to check out all the fun flavors of ice cream this month!
July 4 – The United States is a land of opportunity for everyone! Independence Day is a federal holiday in the United States honoring the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The holiday is commonly celebrated with fireworks, parades, barbeques, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, political speeches, and ceremonies. The first week of July is typically one of the busiest U.S. travel periods of the year, since many people use the holiday for extended vacation trips. No matter how you celebrate, be sure to take plenty of pictures!
July 18-21 – Looking for something fun to do on the West Coast? San Diego Comic-Con is an entertainment and comic convention held annually in San Diego, California. This four-day event held during July originally showcased comic books and science fiction/fantasy film and television. It now includes many more entertainment genres including horror, animation, anime, manga, toys, video games, web comics, and fantasy novels. In addition to drawing huge crowds, the event holds several Guinness World Records. Many visitors even dress up as their favorite characters, known in the United States as “cosplaying.” You can find other comic cons to attend all across the United States, including the Boston Comic Con, Silicon Valley Comic Con (in San Jose), and Wizard World Chicago.
July 28 – In the United States, Parents’ Day is held on the fourth Sunday of July throughout the country. The day aims to promote good parenting and to honor positive parental role models. Parents’ Day proclamations and rallies have been held in recent times and involve organizations such as the United Civil Rights Councils of America. Don’t forget to keep in touch with your parents back home – they would love to hear from you!