Happy July 20th!
July 20th is a special holiday. In fact, every day’s a holiday for someone and for some reason.
Although we may not know the origins of many of these holidays, avid celebrants will participate eagerly in marking July 20th as a most special day for so many different reasons.
Here are several of the most popular holidays celebrated on July 20th (arranged alphabetically):
Get to Know Your Customers Day
Market research may be a sophisticated science these days, but many business owners appreciate firsthand knowledge of their best customers. July 20th is a superb date for becoming acquainted with those who keep us in the black each month.
Shake a hand. Share a smile and a few words. It’s Get to Know Your Customers Day.
How many licks does it take to finish a lollipop? Perhaps no one really knows, but July 20th is a prime occasion for experimenting. It’s Lollipop Day.
Pick your favorite pop, and enjoy its sticky sweet flavoring on July 20th – Lollipop Day.
Who needs a nap today? Did you know that naps are actually healthy?
Drowsy denizens can settle into siestas with impunity on July 20th – Nap Day. Hunker down in a hammock, stretch out in the sand or bed down in your bunk to grab a catnap and catch a few Z’s on July 20th.
Ugly Truck Day
Do you have an ugly truck? What is the ugliest truck you have ever seen? Have you ever been mudding in a truck?
July 20th is Ugly Truck Day. Trot out your favorite ugly truck, and show it off proudly on July 20th.
Why not post photos on your blog of the ugliest trucks or proverbial buckets of bolts you can capture on camera? It’s Ugly Truck Day on July 20th.
Special Saints Days (Various)
The Calendar of the Saints lists the following for July 20th: Ansegisus, Aurelius of Carthage, Barhadbesciabas, Elijah the Prophet, Elswith, Flavian, Gregory Lopez, John of Pulsano, José María Díaz Sanjurjo, Joseph Barsabas, Margaret of Antioch, Paul of Saint Zoilus, Rheticus of Autun, Sabinus, Severa of Oehren, Severa of Saint Gemma, Wilgefortis and Wulmar.
Notable Anniversaries on July 20th:
The first Billboard Music singles record chart was released on July 20, 1940, with Tommy Dorsey’s “I’ll Never Smile Again” occupying the number-one spot.
On July 20, 1969, American astronaut Neil Armstrong stepped from the Apollo 11 spaceship onto the surface of the Moon in the first-ever lunar landing. His teammates included astronauts Edwin (Buzz) Aldrin and Michael Collins.
Various Other July 20th Holidays
July 20th is also Binding of the Wreaths Day, Bregenz Festival Day (Austria), Chess Day, Colombian Independence Day, Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day, Fairies’ Thgir-yaw-Dnuor Day, Ice Cream Soda Day, Marine Day (Japan), Martyr’s Day (Eritrea), National POW-MIA Recognition Day, Saint Marina Feast Day (Western Europe), Special Olympics Day, St. Aurelius’ Day, St. Elias’ Day, St. Elijah’s Day, St. Margaret’s Day, St. Uncumber’s Day, Tisha B’Av – Fast of Ab (Hebrew), Tunisian Independence Day and World Refugee Day.
Happy July 20thto one and all!
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