Holidays Calendar for July 31, 2016

Martyrdom of Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq in Iran

Martyrdom of imam Ja’far al-Sadiqis an important religious and public holiday in Iran. It is celebrated on the twenty-fifth day of the month of Shawwal. Al-Sadiq is the last person to be recognized as an imam by all Shiite sects.

Feast Day of Ignatius of Loyola

July 31 is Feast Day of Ignatius of Loyola. This saint is primarily known as the founder of the Society of Jesus.

Reek Sunday in Ireland

Reek Sunday, also known as Garland Sunday, is an annual day of pilgrimage in Ireland that occurs on the last Sunday in July. On this day, pilgrims climb Croagh Patrick, a mountain in County Mayo associated with Saint Patrick.

World Ranger Day

World Ranger Day is an annual holiday established by he International Ranger Federation to celebrate the contribution of park rangers to nature protection and commemorate rangers who died or were injured in the line of duty. It is celebrated on July 31.

Navy Day in Russia

Navy Day in Russia is celebrated on the last Sunday in July. This holiday originated in the Soviet Union.

Retail Employees' Day in Ukraine and Belarus

Retail Employees’ Day is an official professional holiday in Ukraine and Belarus celebrated on the last Sunday in July.

National Tree Day in Australia

Australians are concerned about the environmental situation of Australia. Many ecological observances were created to raise public awareness of environmental issues. One of these observances is National Tree Day in Australia, that is annually observed on the last Sunday in July.

Warriors' Day in Malaysia

Warriors’ Day (Hari Pahlavan) is an annual memorial day in Malaysia observed on July 31. It was established to commemorate the servicemen killed during WWI, WWII and the Malayan Emergency.

Flag Day in Hawaii

July 31 is Flag Day in Hawaii. This holiday honors the flag of Hawaii, that officially symbolizes the islands as one of the U.S. State.

National Raspberry Cake Day

July 31 is National Raspberry Cake Day. This food holiday is a good excuse to indulge yourself with a slice of delicious cake, either homemade or store-bought.

Harry Potter's Birthday

The fans of J. K. Rowling’s saga about the world of wizards annually celebrateHarry Potter’s Birthday on July 31. According to the story, invented by Rowling, the boy who lived was born on this day in 1980.

Father's Day in the Dominican Republic

In the Dominican Republic, Father’s Day is celebrated on the last Sunday in July. Although it is not an official holiday, it is observed by many people across the country.


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