Every month, there are hundreds of national and international celebrations dedicated to raising awareness and support for meaningful causes.
For those working to bring attention to important topics, it can be challenging to keep track of the next relevant awareness event. We’re here to help.
At Good Good Good, we aim to help people feel more hopeful and do more good. For years we’ve privately curated a comprehensive list of important cause-themed holidays that we’ve used for creating content on our good news Instagram, our Goodnewsletter, our Goodnewspaper, and on this very website.
We’ve organized this list of observances and events by month — and are making them public for the first time. Our hope is that this will help you or your organization bring attention to important issues.
Where applicable, we’ve included resources (usually good news around particular topics, action steps on how to make a difference, or relevant quotes) — and encourage you to share them if you find them helpful.
The main days and months you should know about for July are:

Explore our comprehensive list of national and international months, weeks, days, and birthdays for the month of July:

There are several awareness months celebrated in July — though the five that often get the most attention include Disability Pride Month, National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, French-American Heritage Month, National Bison Month, and Plastic Free July.
Get ideas for thoughtfully celebrating Disability Pride Month this year
Also called BIPOC Mental Health Month. Explore these Black mental health resources
Read the good news about America’s bison making a comeback
Learn about the initiatives to take down livestock fences to help support wildlife

Week-long event in July
Week-long event in July
July 1 to 7
Learn about the YouTubers cleaning up beaches and the ocean through #TeamSeas
3rd week of July
Learn about the combat diving veterans using their skills to protect coral reefs
3rd week of July
Last week of July

Canada Day – July 1
Dive into the best good news from Canada
American Zoo Day – July 1
Independence from Meat Day – July 4
Independence Day – July 4
National Koi Day – July 7
Panic Attack Awareness Day – July 10
National Kitten Day – July 10
Chronic Disease Day – July 10
World Population Day – July 11
Cheer Up the Lonely Day – July 11
Read these ideas on how to cheer yourself up
Malala Day – July 12
Read all of Malala Yousafzai’s most inspiring quotes
GIST Awareness Day – July 13
International Non-Binary People’s Day – July 14
Shark Awareness Day – July 14
World Chimpanzee Day – July 14
Read all of the best quotes from Jane Goodall and learn about famous conservationists
World Orca Day – July 14
National Leimyosarcoma Day – July 15
Celebration of the Horse Day – July 15
International Drag Day – July 16
World Snake Day – July 16
Guinea Pig Appreciation Day – July 16
Be Love Day (King Center) – July 16
World Day for International Justice – July 17
Read and share from our curated collection of the best quotes about justice
Mandela Day – July 18 
Read all of Nelson Mandela’s best quotes
Glioblastama Awareness Day – 3rd Wednesday of July
Anniversary of the First Women’s Rights Convention – July 19
National Urban Beekeeping Day – July 19
World Sjogren’s Day – July 23
National Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Day – July 24
International Self-Care Day – July 24
Explore the ultimate list of self-care ideas, self-care apps, and this collection of inspirational self-care quotes
Samaritans Awareness Day – July 24
Americans with Disabilities Act Anniversary – July 26
International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystems – July 26
World Hepatitis Day – July 28
World Nature Conservation Day – July 28
Meet the world’s most famous animal conservationists
World Rabies Day – July 28
World Heart Day – July 29
International Tiger Day – July 29
Read the good news about Nepal’s huge successes with tiger conservation and endangered Siberian tigers bouncing back in China
International Day of Friendship – July 30
Gastroschicis Awareness Day – July 30
World Ranger Day – July 31
Read about Zimbabwe’s all-women rangers unit fighting poachers and poverty

Birthdays of leading activists, nonprofit leaders, and other world-changers born in July:
Sylvia Rivera’s Birthday – July 2
Tom Hanks’ Birthday – July 9
Arthur Ashe’s Birthday – July 10
Malala Yousafzai’s Birthday – July 12
Read all of Malala Yousafzai’s most inspiring quotes
Chef José Andrés’ Birthday – July 13
Nelson Mandela’s Birthday – July 18
Read all of Nelson Mandela’s best quotes
Emmett Till’s Birthday – July 25
Learn more about how to honor the life of Emmett Till by supporting his memorials
Alexis Arquette’s Birthday – July 28
C. T. Vivian’s Birthday – July 30


Is this list missing a holiday or awareness week/month? Let us know. We want to ensure this list is comprehensive and inclusive.
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