July 12, 2021

Malala Day

Malala Yousafzai, born on July 12, 1997, is a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate. She is known mainly for human rights advocacy for education and for women in her native Swat Valley in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of northwest Pakistan, where the local Taliban had at times banned girls from attending school.

Eat Your Jello Day

Jell-O is a registered trademark of Kraft Foods for varieties of gelatin desserts, including fruit gels, puddings and no-bake cream pies.

Paper Bag Day

Each July 12, we recognize the significance of the paper bag.

National Pecan Pie Day

Pecan pie is a pie of pecan nuts mixed with a filling of eggs and sugar. It is popularly served at holiday meals and is also considered a specialty of Southern U.S. cuisine.

National Different Colored Eyes Day

National Different Colored Eyes Day is observed annually on July 12 to celebrate people who have a condition called Heterochromia and may have different colored eyes.

National Simplicity Day

National Simplicity Day, celebrated annually on Henry David Thoreau's birthday, is the perfect time to simplify your life. Henry David Thoreau, born on July 12, 1817, was an author, philosopher, naturalist, abolitionist, historian, tax resister, surveyor, development critic, and pioneering transcendentalist. Primarily remembered for his book Walden, a reflection on simple living in natural surroundings, Thoreau asserted that, "as you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler."