According to the Gregorian calendar, July is the seventh month. On the Roman calendar, it was the fifth month and it was called ‘Quintilis’, meaning ‘fifth’.
Julius Ceasar gave the month 31 days in 46 B.C. The Roman Senate named it ‘Julius’, in honor of Caesar.
The premier holiday of the summer season in the United States is Independence Day, commemorated on July 4th. On July 4th in 1776 the United States declared its independence from England. The day is celebrated with parades, activities, and almost invariably by fireworks.
Several other countries also celebrate similar national holidays during this month.
The Canadians celebrate their more peaceful separation from Britain on the 1st of July.
In France, a similar holiday, Bastille Day, occurs on July 14.
- The Ruby is the gem for July.
- The water lily is the flower for the month of July.
July has always been an eventful month for Clay Aiken.
- Toured in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007
- Helped open Wachovia Bank in NY 2003
- Represented the American Film Institute Washington DC 2003
- Sang in Washington DC for A Capitol Fourth 2004
- Presented the Disney Teacher Award 2004
- Official Fan Club opened and Clay wrote his 1st blog 2005
- ET: America’s Favorite Stars #5 2006
- UNICEF trip to Somalia and Kenya 2008
- Survival Project for UNICEF
July 2009……….Well, nothing has been announced yet. Perhaps this will be the month we hear about Clay’s professional plans.