The following lists cultural, special and community events that are taking place in July 2023. This should help you to plan and organise upcoming events and celebrations for July 2023.
- JulEYE - Get your eyes tested this JulEYE. 75% of vision loss is preventable or treatable if detected early enough, yet every 65 minutes an Australian loses part or all of their vision.
- International Joke Day. The unofficial holiday encourages participants to share their funniest and side-splitting jokes with the world.
- World UFO Day - seeks to get governments to fess up to the existence of UFOs. Many people believe that UFOs from outer space have already visited us, and a big, government cover-up is hiding the facts from the public.
2nd - 9th July
- NAIDOC Week - It is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society.
- International Plastic Bag Free Day - To reduce the use of single-use plastic bags and move to sustainable and eco-friendly paper, jute and cloth bags.
- Build A Scarecrow Day - is a unique and fun festival that is celebrated each year in the USA on the first Saturday in July. Scarecrows are special human-shaped figures that are created by farmers to scare the birds away from their crows.
- World Chocolate Day - is celebrated on the 7th of July every year. The day is marked to remember the great taste of the chocolate and the subtle joys it adds to our lives. It is said even by doctors that dark chocolates are beneficial more than fruits and veggies.
- Global Forgiveness Day - is observed every year on 7 th July and August 27th. It is the day to ask for forgiveness from those whom you have hurt and also to forgive. World Forgiveness Day is the day to revive your relationships with your family, friends and dear ones by putting aside what has happened in the past and making a fresh start.
- Teddy Bears Picnic Day - A day set aside for everyone to bring out all their teddy bears to thank them for their companionship, the wonderful moments we've had with them, and all the days and nights they've comforted us.
- Malala Day - On this day we remember the millions of children worldwide (mostly girls) who do not go to school and reaffirm our commitment to defend the right to education for all children.
- Embrace Your Geekness Day - The day encourages you to accept your geekiness with pride and doesn’t shy away from showing off your knowledge. From Star Trek fans to astronomy nerds, video game enthusiasts to comic book collectors, Embrace Your Geekness Day is for all geeks everywhere. No matter what brings a skip to your step or impassions your creativity, be proud of it.
- National French Fry Day - is a great opportunity to take the time to sample some golden-brown potato slices.
- Bastille Day - The French National Day is the anniversary of the Storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789, a major event of the French Revolution, as well as the Fête de la Fédération that celebrated the unity of the French people on 14 July 1790.
- Shark Awareness Day - is to provide education and awareness of the importance of sharks to the ecosystems of our world's oceans.
- World Snake Day - This holiday is celebrated both virtually and physically, bringing together snake lovers to rejoice in their common wonder at the marvels of nature's creation.
- World Emoji Day - is a holiday that validates our obsession with these ubiquitous graphic icons. While sometimes they may seem silly, according to various psychologists and researchers, they may play a vital role in the way we communicate today.
- Nelson Mandela International Day - The UN and the Nelson Mandela Foundation call on people across the world to devote 67 minutes of their time to helping people on Nelson Mandela International Day - one minute for each year Nelson Mandela devoted his life to serving humanity.
- National Farm Safety Week - National Farm Safety Week aims to raise awareness of farm safety issues in rural communities across Australia.
- National Pyjama Day - National Pyjama Day is all about wearing your favourite pair of PJs to help The Pyjama Foundation raise much-needed awareness and funds for children in foster care. With the money raised from National Pyjama Day, you'll be helping us offer learning skills to more than 1000 children, fund educational resources and help provide stable, positive relationships. So this July put on your favourite PJs, make a donation, and get your friends/colleagues involved!
- Stress Down Day - Stress Down Day is a fundraising event to help cover the cost of running Lifeline's 24-hour telephone counselling line - 13 11 14. Workplaces participate by enjoying a day of stress-reducing activities, including wearing a casual dress to work, in exchange for a donation to the cause.
- National Cousins Day - is the perfect day to send some love to those family members we call cousins. Whether they were our first best friends or first antagonist, cousins are the people who made family get-togethers fun – or at least more tolerable and less awkward – when we were kids.
- National Stepfamily Awareness Day - The last Sunday in July has been designated as 'National Stepfamily Awareness Day'. A day dedicated to the stepfamily, it provides an opportunity to acknowledge, promote and celebrate the great work that stepfamilies do.
- Crazy Hair Day - Crazy Hair Day is a day to go crazy with your hair - teased, coloured, gelled or twisted; wigs and scarves, punk or just plain messy! is an annual fundraising event organised by Cystic Fibrosis Victoria (CFV)
- OOSH Educators Day - Recognises and celebrates the work of Australia's OOSH educators for their wonderful contribution of the school children in their care.
- International Tiger Day - International Tiger Day, also called Global Tiger Day, celebrates tigers, the largest cat on the planet. Tigers are arguably the most beautiful and majestic cats on the planet, too. Love 'em, hate 'em, or just plain scared of them, one must admit that they are indeed beautiful animals.
- International Day of Friendship - The International Day of Friendship was proclaimed in 2011 by the UN General Assembly with the idea that friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities.
- White Ribbon Night - Join communities across Australia to unite in support of bringing an end to violence against women by having a night in to get the word out. You can invite two people or 2,000 to your movie night, games night, dinner party, watch the footy with mates... the possibilities are endless!
- Schools Tree Day - Each year around 250,000 Australian school students participate in Schools Tree Day - a special National Tree Day event just for kids. It's a great opportunity for children to learn about nature, get outside and have fun at the same time. This Schools Tree Day, all schools and their students are encouraged to get involved and plant some trees for a healthier planet!
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Note: This is to be used as a general guideline only. These dates may be subject to change.