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Matariki (New Zealand)

In Māori culture, Matariki is the Pleiades star cluster and a celebration of its first rising in late June or early July. This marks the beginning of the new year in the Māori lunar calendar. (Wikipedia)

Bastille Day (France)

The French National Day is the anniversary of the Storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789, a major event of the French Revolution, as well as the Fête de la Fédération that celebrated the unity of the French people on 14 July 1790. (Wikipedia)

Marine Day / Umi No Hi (Japan)

Marine Day also known as "Ocean Day" or "Sea Day", is a public holiday in Japan usually celebrated on the third Monday in July. The purpose of the holiday is to give thanks for the ocean's bounty and to consider the importance of the ocean to Japan as a maritime nation. (Wikipedia)

Nelson Mandela’s Birthday

Nelson Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid activist and politician who served as the first president of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. (Wikipedia)

Simón Bolívar Day (Latin America)

Simón Bolívar (24 July 1783 – 17 December 1830) was a Venezuelan military and political leader who led what are currently the countries of Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Panama and Bolivia to independence from the Spanish Empire. He is known colloquially as El Libertador, or the Liberator of America. (Wikipedia)

National Rebellion Day (Cuba)

National Rebellion Day in Cuba takes place on July 26 in honor of the movement launched by Cuban rebel leader and former prime minister Fidel Castro.