July 1, 2018
National Postal Worker Day
National Postal Worker Day is annually celebrated on July 1. This is a day to appreciate and thank the numerous men and women who work consistently and diligently to help us send and receive all of our mail and packages. Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.
National U.S. Postage Stamp Day
National U.S. Postage Stamp Day recognizes the ease and simplicity with which we can send and receive mail and packages. Stampless letters, paid for by the receiver, and private postal systems, were gradually phased out after the introduction of adhesive postage stamps, first issued by the U.S. government post office July 1, 1847.
National Hot Dog Month
Sausage makers from Vienna, Austria and Frankfurt, Germany are credited with bringing their unique dishes to the United States. But according to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, it was Americans who popularized the hot dog on a bun and it was local cities and regions that created their own personal "dogs" featuring unique toppings. Because the hot dog is such a vibrant part of Americana, Hot Dog Month is celebrated in the same month that America celebrates her independence.
National Ice Cream Month
In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month. According to the 1984 proclamation: "Ice cream is a nutritious and wholesome food, enjoyed by over ninety percent of the people in the United States. It enjoys a reputation as the perfect dessert and snack food. Over eight hundred and eighty-seven million gallons of ice cream were consumed in the United States in 1983."
National Picnic Month
National Picnic Month is when we celebrate the love of being outside and enjoy each other's company with a nice relaxing picnic. A picnic is an outdoor excursion with a packed meal that includes deli sandwiches, finger food, fresh fruit, salad, cold meats and accompanied by chilled wine or champagne or soft drinks.
International Day of Cooperatives
In 1992, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the International Day of Cooperatives to be celebrated annually on the first Saturday of July. The aim of this International Day is to increase awareness on cooperatives. The cooperative movement is highly democratic, locally autonomous but internationally integrated, and a form of organization of associations and enterprises whereby citizens themselves rely on self-help and their own responsibility to meet goals that include not only economic but social and environmental objectives, such as overcoming poverty, securing productive employment and encouraging social integration.