All about July


is National Hot Dog Month & Anti-Boredom Month!
It begins on the same day of the week as April every year.
Its flower is the water lily. Its birthstone is the ruby.
July begins with the sun in the sign of Cancer and ends in the sign of Leo.

It’s named after Julius Caesar, who was born in that month.

The US celebrates the Declaration of independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain, signed on July 4th 1776.

Final day at Wimbledon is always the first Sunday in July.

July sees the Henley Regatta and the census of swans on the River Thames known as ‘Swan Upping’.

St Swithin’s Day, on the 15th, has the legend that the weather for the next 40 days will be same…

‘St Swithin’s Day, if thou dost rain
For forty days it will remain
St Swithin’s Day, if thou be fair
For forty days ‘twill rain nae mair.’’

Another July saying also predicts the weather…

‘If the first of July it be rainy weather,
It will rain more or less for four weeks together.’

Whatever the weather, July officially our hottest month!