Holidays Calendar for July 7, 2016

Independence Day in Solomon Islands

July 7 is Independence Day in Solomon Islands. This public holiday commemorates the independence of Solomon Islands from the United Kingdom in 1978.

Saba Saba Day in Tanzania

Saba Saba Day is a public holiday in Tanzania celebrated on July 7. It commemorates the creation of the Tanganyika African National Union in 1954. On this day, the Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair is held.

National Festival of Tree Planting (Van Mahotsav) in India

Millions of trees are annually planted across India during the National Festival of Trees Planting (Van Mahotsav) in India. The festival lasts for one week and it corresponds to the well-known tradition of Arbor Day in other countries.

Tanabata Festival in Japan

Tanabata, also known as the Star Festival, is a Japanese festival that celebrates the meeting of the deities Hikoboshi and Orihime. The date of the celebration may vary by region, but the first festivities typically begin on July 7.

Battle of Chesma Day in Russia

Battle of Chesma Day is one of the Days of Military Honor in the Russian Armed Forces. It commemorates the victory of the Russian Empire over the Ottoman Empire in 1770. Battle of Chesma Day is celebrated on July 7, it is not a public holiday.

World Chocolate Day

Chocolate is one of the most delicious treats ever, and it deserves its own special day to enjoy, isn’t it? Every year all chocolate lovers around the globe celebrate World Chocolate Day on July 7.

National Strawberry Sundae Day

July is National Ice Cream Month in the United States and so many food holidays that pay homage to various types of ice cream and ice cream desserts are celebrated in July. For instance, July 7 is National Strawberry Sundae Day.

Ivan Kupala Day

Ivan Kupala Day is celebrated in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus on June 7. It is an East Slavic equivalent of Saint John’s Day and Midsummer celebrations in the rest of the world.


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