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The Month of July

July is the seventh month of the year, has 31 days, and is named after Julius Caesar.

Water lilies with reflection in a pond.

July’s birth flower is Water Lily.

July’s birth flower is Water Lily.

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July is the seventh month of the year in our modern day Gregorian calendar.

Naming July - Julius Caesar’s Month

July is the seventh month of the year in the Gregorian calendar and its predecessor, the Julian calendar.  The month of July was previously called Quintilis in Latin since it was the fifth month in the ancient Roman calendar. The name of the month was changed to July in honor of Julius Caesar during the Julian calendar reform.

  • Middle English - Julie
  • Latin name - Julius mensis - Month of Julius
  • Latin - quintilis mensis - Fifth month

History of July

July was originally Quintilis, the fifth month of the year in the Roman calendar and always consisted of 31 days. It was changed around 450 BCE when January became the first month of the year. It was later changed to honor Julius Caesar during the Julian calendar reform in 44 BCE.

Seventh Month in the Year

July is the seventh month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendar and is 31 days long. It is considered the warmest month of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and coldest month in the Southern hemisphere.

July starts on the same day of the week as April every common year and January in leap years. July does not end on the same day of the week as any year in common years but ends on the same day of the week as January in leap years.

Birth Flower and Stone

July’s birth flowers are the Larkspur or the Water Lily.

The birthstone for July is the ruby which symbolizes contentment.

Topics: Calendar, Months, July

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The 12 Months of the Year

  1. January
  2. February
  3. March
  4. April
  5. May
  6. June
  7. July
  8. August
  9. September
  10. October
  11. November
  12. December

Months of the Year


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