Holidays in July (2019 Calendar)

Happy summer, guys. I’m finally out of school and can finally do something with my life other than writing papers. I am currently in the middle of an internship out-of-state, so I’ve been having a great time. But, enough about me. It’s time to learn about some holidays occurring this month. Also, happy pride, candy, and aquarium month.

1

Dare Day

Flip a Coin Day

National Trails Day (always the first Saturday)

Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s Birthday (Malaysia)

International Children’s Day

Global Day of Parents

President’s Day (Palau)

Madaraka Day (Kenya)

2

National Bubba Day

National Rocky Road Day

Isabel Province Day (Solomon Islands)

Yom Yerushalayim (Israel)

Father’s Day (Lithuania, Curacao)

Republic Day (Italy)

3

Repeat Day

Emancipation Day (Tonga)

Opium Suppression Movement Day (Taiwan)

Ascension Day (Colombia)

European Bicycle Day (Germany)

June Bank Holiday (Ireland)

Western Australia Day

Queen’s Birthday (New Zealand)

Martyr’s Day (Uganda)

Jefferson Davis Birthday

4

Applesauce Cake Day

Hug Your Cat Day

National Cheese Day

Old Maid’s Day

End of Ramadan

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

5

Hot Air Balloon Day

World Environment Day

Eid-al-Fir

Hari Raya Puasa begins (Malaysia)

Korite

Constitution Day (multiple countries)

Liberation Day (Seychelles)

Orozo Ait (Kyrgyzstan)

President’s Day (Equatorial Guinea)

National Running Day

6

D-Day

National Gardening Exercise Day

National Yo-Yo Day

Visually Impaired People Day (Germany)

Memorial Day (South Korea)

Queensland Day

National Day (Sweden)

Orthodox Ascension Day (Romania)

Chosun Children’s Union Foundation Day (North Korea)

7

National Chocolate Ice Cream Day

National Doughnut Day (always first Friday)

VCR Day

Randol Fawkes Labour Day (The Bahamas)

Dragon Boat Festival (multiple countries)

Dissolution of Union with Sweden (Norway)

Flag Day (Peru)

Sette Giugno (Malta)

Anniversary of the Memorandum of the Slovak Nation

8

Best Friends Day

Name Your Poison Day

World Ocean Day

Temotu Province Day (Solomon Islands)

Pentecost Eve (multiple countries)

Daylight Saving Time starts (Morocco)

Queen’s Birthday (Tuvalu)

9

Donald Duck Day

National Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie Day

Nursing Assistants Day (varies)

Whit Sunday (multiple countries)

Day of Murcia

Day of La Rioja

National Heroes Day (Uganda)

10

Ball Point Pen Day

Herb and Spices Day

Iced Tea Day

Whit Monday

Queen’s Birthday (multiple countries)

Sovereign’s Birthday (Anguilla)

Portugal Day

Reconciliation Day (Congo)

11

National Corn on the Cob Day

Kamehameha Day (Hawaii)

12

National Jerky Day

National Peanut Butter Cookie Day

Red Rose Day

Chaco Armistice (Paraguay)

World Day against Child Labor

Russia Day

June 12 Commemoration (Nigeria)

Peace Day (Kosovo)

Independence Day (Philippines)

13

National Weed Your Garden Day

Sewing Machine Day

San Antonio

International Axe Throwing Day

14

Flag Day (US)

Monkey Around Day

World Blood Donor Day

Liberation Day (Falkland Islands)

Freedom Day (Malawi)

Army Birthday (US)

15

National Holerin’ Contest Day (always the third Saturday)

National Nature Photography Day

Smile Power Day

Global Wind Day

World Juggler’s Day (always the Saturday closest to 17 June)

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Kuan Kung’s Birthday (Taiwan)

Day of Music (Germany)

16

Father’s Day (always the third Sunday)

Fresh Veggies Day

Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev Sahib (Sikh holiday)

Trinity Sunday

Father’s Day (multiple countries)

Car-free Sunday (Germany)

Galla Bayramy (Turkmenistan)

Youth Day (South Africa)

17

Eat Your Vegetables Day

Commemoration of General Don Martin Miguel de Guemes (Argentina)

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

Queen’s Birthday (multiple countries)

Orthodox Pentecost Monday

Fathers’ Day (El Salvador)

National Heroes Day (Bermuda)

Icelandic Republic Day

Global Garbage Man Day

18

Go Fishing Day

International Panic Day

International Picnic Day

International Sushi Day

National Splurge Day

Constitution Day (Seychelles)

19

Juneteenth

National Kissing Day

World Sauntering Day

20

Ice Cream Soda Day

National Bald Eagle Day

Corpus Christi

Flag Day (Argentina)

World Refugee Day

Martyrs’ Day (Eritrea)

American Eagle Day

21

Go Skate Day

International Yoga Day

National Selfie Day

Finally Summer Day/Summer Solstice (varies)

Take a Road Trip Day (always the third Friday)

Take Your Dog to Work Day (Friday after Father’s Day)

Aymara New Year Day (Bolivia)

National Day (Greenland)

Music Festival (Congo Democratic Republic)

Day of Martyrs (Togo)

Father’s Day (Uganda)

22

National Chocolate Eclair Day

Architecture Day (Germany)

Teachers’ Day (El Salvador)

Midsummer (Finland)

Day of Antifascist Struggle (Croatia)

Remembrance Day of Victims of the Great Patriotic War (Belarus)

23

National Pink Day

Public Serice Day (International)

International Widows’ Day

National Day (Luxembourg)

Statehood Day (Moldova)

Victory Day (Estonia)

Father’s Day (Poland)

24

Swim a Lap Day

St. John’s Day

Discovery Day

Farmer Day (Peru)

Carabobo Battle (Venezuela)

25

Log Cabin Day

National Catfish Day

Day of the Seafarer

Independence Day (Mozambique)

26

Beautician’s Day

Forgiveness Day

National Canoe Day

International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

Independence of British Somaliland (Somalia)

Flag Day (Romania)

Independence Day (Madagascar)

27

Sun Glasses Day

Day of National Unity (Tajikistan)

Day of Turkmen Workers of Culture and Art (Turkmenistan)

Independence Day (Djibouti)

28

Insurance Awareness Day

International Body Piercing Day

Paul Bunyan Day

Vietnamese Family Day

St. Vitus Day (Serbia)

Constitution Day (Ukraine)

Christopher Street Day

29

Camera Day

Hug Holiday

International Mud Day

Waffle Iron Day

Saints Peter and Paul Day

Central Province Day (Solomon Islands)

Martyrdom of Imam Sadeq (Iran)

30

Meteor Day

Father’s Day (Haiti)

Army Day (Guatemala)

Independence Day (Congo Democratic Republic)

June 30 Revolution (Egypt)

Revolution Day (Sudan)

National Prayer Day (Central African Republic)

 

References: Holiday Insights; Holidays Calendar

My Childhood All Over Again

One of the shows that I would make sure to watch whenever it was on, was Full House. Now, I bet you can imagine how excited and skeptical that I was when said that they were going to reboot it into Fuller House. I’ll admit, I wasn’t so sure that the cheese of the original show and the heart-wrenching family moments would still be there, but let me tell you, it is on point. I don’t care if it is nostalgia getting to me, I’m having fun with this show. I recently finished the fourth season. It’s been an absolute trip with plot twists nearly everywhere. I wish I could tell you anything, but it feels like it will be spoilers. A bunch of my favorite characters came back and brought new adorable characters along for the ride. If you are able to, I would just set aside a weekend, probably a long one, and just finish the entire show in one go. I heard a rumor that there is only one more season left. I’m a bit mixed by this. The show is so good, and I want it to continue. On the other hand, I don’t want it to continue to the point where it’s stupid and a total waste of time. I’m sure that so many fandoms are worried about this, and I know that I have felt that way about shows that I loved before. I’m just crossing my fingers that it stays good. *knocking on wood*

Sparking Joy in your Home

The latest line of shows that I’ve been watching on Netflix was Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. I figured that keeping your life in order was a way of loving yourself. And I can say with absolute certainty, that this show absolutely changed me. I’ll admit that I am a little bit of a hoarder, but what Marie was saying just got to me in a way that no one has before. She’s just this inspiration tiny woman with so much love in her heart. After watching her work in real life, I want to read her book. I’ll probably get even more tips from the woman in my college student price range. After reading that, or while maybe, I will go through my own tidying up session. I try, and it won’t really stick. I’m hoping that it will stick this time. I do want to move more into a minimalist life style, and I feel that this will be a great start, because I honestly have to much stuff for the space that I have to occupy. It might either be difficult to do in the mist of all of my studying, or it could be the very thing that I need to get my life somewhat on tract. We’ll just have to wait and see, I suppose.

Rescue all the Puppies

One of my favorite genre of mobile games is something that I like to call Soap Opera Games. These are simple games, mostly pressing different things on the screen, and for some reason, they have the most outrageous plot lines, a complete contrast to the gameplay. This time, I played the wonderful Dr. Cares: Pet Rescue 911. I originally wanted to play this game because of all the cute puppies, I will admit, but then a bought the rest of the game because of the storyline that started to unfold. I didn’t think that a romantic subplot was going to reveal itself, but there it was. I was playing this because of the love of animals, but then cute love interests revealed. It was unexpected, but I was not disappointed. I’ll admit, I was rooting for another love interest over another, but I’ll leave that for you to decide.

You can find this game iOS, Android, KindleFire, and Steam.

Fabulous Inner Self

Following the theme of love, I decided to do one that discusses self-love. Given that information, I decided to talk about Queer Eye, the second version. I have actually binge-watch this series twice. I absolutely love this cast. First and foremost, I love diversity. Having two queer characters of color is amazing. Myself, being a person of color in the community, it feels kind of hard to find characters that I can see as myself. I don’t even care what gender they identify as I saw myself being represented in media. I also love the energy that the dive off of each other. In some shows, the people sometimes go off the deep end with the change, but these guys take it step-by-step. The nominees are still themselves at the end of the episode, they just have a better self-confidence about themselves. Also, because the changes are so simple, yet so meaningful, it’s possible to see that changes being used after the Fab 5 leave. Personally, I would love to see a “Where Are They Now?” episode, so that I can see if the changes were kept up. All of the people are lovely, so I absolutely would not mind seeing them again. This is actually one of the perfect shows to watch anytime. It will make you feel amazing the entire time. You might need to dab your eyes every now and again, but they’re tears of joy.

Dating Parody

I decided to start this month by watching a comedy all about dating. I especially wanted to watch this because it was written in part by a couple of my favorite writers from College Humor, Emily and Murph. This particular show is Hot Date. I’ve been meaning to watch this for a while when it was announced on YouTube, so I’m happy to have finally gotten around to watching it. The two of them are absolutely hilarious together. It was also hilarious that the majority of the characters are portrayed by the two of them. All of these characters would be a part of the same friend group, but somehow never showed up in the same place at the exact same time. For no reason what so ever, I found that the funniest part of the entire show. I also played a bit on popular culture and “standards” of dating and bringing it into the millennial culture. It’s a short 10 episode series on Netflix so you can make an afternoon out of it. I think the only thing you will regret is not watching this show sooner.

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February 2019 Theme

So this month, I’m going to do something a little bit different. I’m going to have a theme. For the month of February, the theme is going to be love, and I mean love of all times. As long as I can relate to love, it will be going up on this blog. Usually, February is reserved for romantic love, but it honestly should more than that. Also, this will be more fun than complaining about being forever alone.