July 4: Independence Day
Anniversary of the United States Declaration of Independence in 1776, which led to the creation of a new union and new rights for citizens.
July 11: World Population Day
Emphasizes awareness that the world’s #1 problem is too many people using too many resources and creating too much unsustainable waste. Excesses impact current climate, energy and support systems.
July 26: ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Day
Commemorates the 1990 signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which guarantees equal opportunity for people with disabilities.
Information from Diversity Resources.
July 2: Black American
Thurgood Marshall – birthday of the civil rights leader and first Black Supreme Court justice
July 6: Tibetan
4th Dalai Lama – marks the birth of Tibet’s leader in exile, and Nobel Peace Prize recipient
July 6: Women, Mexican
Frida Kahlo – birthday of painter, one of the best-known artists of the 20th century
July 17: Islamic
The Hajj – annual pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, required by all able Muslims at least once in their lifetime
July18: South African
Nelson Mandela – birthday of civil rights leader, and South Africa’s first black president
July 24: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Pioneer Day – official holiday celebrated in Utah, marking the arrival of founder Brigham Young in the Salt Lake area
July 26: Americans with Disabilities Act
The Act outlawed discrimination against people with disabilities