Category: July



    July shines a spotlight on the most common form of inherited intellectual disability. National Fragile X Awareness Month includes a mission to support those with Fragile X while also celebrating the families who support them.

    During the month-long observance, organizations around the globe promote fundraising, informational events and other activities that improve the lives of those with Fragile X. What is Fragile X? The syndrome is a mutation of the FMR1 gene. While it is the most common form of inherited intellectual disability, it impacts men more than women. Some people may have the gene mutation, but never show signs. Symptoms may also develop later in life. Those who do show signs may have mild or severe symptoms. Physical, intellectual and behavioral symptoms may appear, and they vary between males and females. Women tend to have similar but milder symptoms or none at all.

    While testing and treatment are available, there is no cure and more research is needed. Through raising awareness, the day hope to further the search for a cure. On July 22nd, National Fragile X Awareness Day focuses on the month on the needs of those with Fragile X and the families who support them.

    HOW TO OBSERVE #FragileXAwarenessMonth

    Put families impacted by Fragile X first. Show your support and learn more about the syndrome. You can also take part in seminars, fundraisers, and awareness campaigns across the country. Other ways to celebrate include:

    • Share something every day about Fragile X.
    • Make a donation.
    • Encourage your local clinics to host a seminar.
    • If someone in your family is diagnosed with Fragile X, get tested.

    Use #FragileXAwarenssMonth to share on social media.


    In 2000 and 2001, the U.S. Senate and House respectively passed resolutions in support of National Fragile X Syndrome Day. In recent years, the month-long observance has increased these efforts.




    Each year on July 22nd, National Fragile X Awareness Day celebrates those impacted by Fragile X syndrome. The day also raises support for research, education and awareness.


    Fragile X syndrome is a mutation of the FMR1 gene and is the most common form of inherited intellectual disability. It impacts men more than women, and while a person may have the gene mutation, sometimes they do not have any apparent signs. Those who do show signs may have mild or severe symptoms. Physical, intellectual and behavioral symptoms may appear, and they vary between males and females. Women tend to have similar but milder symptoms or none at all.

    • Attention Deficit Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder, autism, anxiety, poor eye contact, sensory disorders, hand-biting or flapping, aggression.
    • Learning disabilities
    • Elongated face and ears
    • Soft skin
    • Macroorchidism or large testicles
    • Connective tissue problems impacting ears, feet, joints and palate
    • Very social

    Testing and treatment are available, but because there is no cure, more research is needed. Through raising awareness, the day hope to further the search for a cure. National Fragile X Awareness Day takes place during National Fragile X Awareness Month to further highlight the importance of supporting families and finding a cure.


    Celebrate the families impacted by Fragile X. Show your support by learning more about Fragile X. Other ways to participate include:

    • Families, download and print Fragile X awareness cards.
    • Donate to support research.
    • Attend webinars or seminars about Fragile X.
    • Host an event on social media.
    • Organize a fundraiser.
    • Join a support group.
    • Share your experiences.
    • Add a frame to your social media profile.

    While you are participating, be sure to share #FragileXAwarenessDay on social media.


    In 2000, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution naming July 22nd National Fragile X Awareness Day. The following year, the U.S. House passed a resolution also in support of the day. Both resolutions urged the day. National Institutes of Health, the CDC and researchers around the country and world to join the efforts to find a cure.




    On July 23rd, Gorgeous Grandma Day recognizes all women of a certain age, whether they are grandmothers or not.


    Not all women become grandmothers. Those who do, don’t necessarily fit the traditional mold any longer. Others still reach a point where many assume grandmother status, even though no grandchildren are about. Gorgeous Grandma Day embraces the age of the nana and encourages all women to flaunt their granny attitudes with purpose and style.

    While some grandmas fit the traditional mold with gray hair and cookie-baking, home-making, hug-giving, child-spoiling energy to spare, many grannies sport a whole new role. Many take on the part of grandma to the children in their lives.

    No matter the type of grandmother they are, they’re all different. Some play the hippest games, wear the latest styles, and know how to find the best deals on technology. Even the grandkids can’t keep up! Funny, sassy and energetic grandmas, rebel grannies and smart grannies make the grade, too.

    In many scenarios, grandmother-types step into the role where no grandmother remains. These women lend ears, laps, and hugs, much like the nanas of memory. Of course, they build foundations and set young men and women on their path.

    Nearly all of these fantastic women pass down family traditions while teaching children to stand on our own. Full of wisdom and wit, what would anyone do without their nanas? They go by many names, but they’re all gorgeous in their own way.

    On Gorgeous Grandma Day, let the grandmothers in your life know how much they mean to you.


    No matter your age, be your gorgeous self. Maybe you’re a grandma, and perhaps you’re not. It doesn’t matter. Own the attitude and celebrate. Use #GorgeousGrandmaDay to share on social media


    Alice Solomon created Gorgeous Grandma Day in 1984 to honor women of a certain age, whether they were grandmothers or not. It’s a time to recognize their accomplishments and their abilities. Their lives have only just begun.

    July 23rd Celebrated History


    The Ford Motor Company made its first sale to Dr. Ernst Pfenning of Chicago. The Model A cost $850.00.


    The National Baseball Hall of Fame inducts the first African American – Jackie Robinson.


    Warner Bros. released The World According to Garp based on the novel by John Irving in U.S. theatres. Starring Robin Williams as Garp, John Lithgow and Glenn Close, the critically acclaimed film follows Garp and his relationship with his mother.


    NASA mission STS-93 launched astronaut Eileen Collins aboard the Columbia as the first woman to command a spacecraft.

    July 23rd Celebrated Birthdays

    Vera Rubin – 1928

    While studying the rotation of the Andromeda Galaxy in the late 1970s at the Carnegie Institution in Washington, astronomer Vera Rubin discovered the first evidence of dark matter.

    Daniel Goldin – 1940

    The longest-serving Administrator of NASA served from 1992 to 2001.

    Alison Krauss – 1971

    The American blue-grass and country artist has been recording since the age of 14.

    Daniel Radcliffe – 1989

    Best-known for his role as Harry Potter, the English actor began his career in 1999 in the role of David Copperfield in the BBC television movie.



    Every year on July 24th, International Self Care Day promotes self-care as a vital foundation of health. It’s also a day for people around the world to prioritize self-care and make it a part of their lifestyle.

    When you take care of yourself to stay well, you are practicing self-care. Staying well includes taking care of your whole self: physically, mentally, and emotionally. For some, self-care also includes taking care of themselves spiritually. So what exactly does self-care look like? It could be as simple as having some quiet time each day. Others might have coffee with a friend at least once a week.

    Other examples of self-care include:

    • Having a regular sleep routine
    • Maintaining a healthy weight
    • Keeping a reflective journal
    • Practicing gratitude
    • Getting a massage
    • Listening to relaxing music
    • Reading a good book
    • Learning to say no
    • Asking for help when necessary

    There are other areas of self-care that some focus on as well. For example, financial self-care involves paying bills on time and putting money into savings. Monitoring time on social media and decluttering your home are included in environmental self-care.

    No matter what kind of self-care one practices, one is bound to reap benefits. Having a healthier mind and body are the two primary benefits. Other benefits of self-care include feeling less stressed and being less overwhelmed. Self-care is especially important for caregivers. It’s easy for a caregiver to pour all of their time and energy into another person. Doing so eventually takes its toll. As the saying goes, “You can’t pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first.”

    HOW TO OBSERVE #InternationalSelfCareDay

    On this day, self-care activities are held throughout the world. Countries that have participated in the past include Australia, Canada, Kenya, Mexico, South Korea, Tanzania, the United States, and Vietnam. Self-care activities include poster design competitions, concerts, public lectures, and sponsored public walks. To participate:

    • Come up with a list of ways to practice self-care throughout the remainder of the year.
    • ]If you know a full-time caregiver, offer to take them out for coffee.
    • Learn more about the many benefits of self-care.
    • Read a book to help guide you on your self-care journey, such as The Comfort Book by Matt Haig, The Self-Love Experiment by Shannon Kaiser, or Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown.
    • Take time to listen to a self-care podcast like “Beyond the To-Do List” or “The Chasing Joy Podcast.”

    Share your favorite way of practicing self-care on social media with #InternationalSelfCareDay.


    The International Self-Care Foundation (IFS) established this day in 2011. The IFS is a charity based in the UK with a global focus. They believe that a healthy society starts when each individual first takes care of themselves.




    Thermally speaking, July 24th is an excellent day to acknowledge National Thermal Engineer Day. Since it is one of the hottest days of the year, celebrate the contributions of thermal engineers.


    Electronics thermal management is pivotal for its longevity and reliable operations. Yet thermal engineers who make this possible receive little to no recognition. The market sector doesn’t matter, either. They may work in consumer electronics, large data centers, or cutting-edge biomedical or aerospace electronics. Either way, they contribute to the cornerstone of our nation’s technological advancement. Without thermal engineers, modern life doesn’t function. 

    As specially trained professionals, thermal engineers develop solutions to complex systems. At the same time, their focus may be on the mechanical, but thermal engineers also coordinate with other specialties. By combining communication and organizational skills, these specialists ensure operations continue to run smoothly. On a project, these skills bring a project to an economical and timely resolution. Their efforts create more efficient and innovative infrastructure. The results of their efforts are all around us every day.

    Of course, thermal engineers understand and work with heat management. That’s what they do. They certainly don’t sweat the small stuff. So, it only fits to recognize them on one of the hottest days of the year – July 24th. 


    While you’re celebrating the day, buy a thermal engineer an ice-cold drink. Thank them for their work, too. If you’re interested in a career, learn more about thermal engineering. Post on social media using #ThermalEngineerDay to encourage others to join the conversation.


    In July of 2014, Advanced Thermal Solutions, Inc. (ATS) founded National Thermal Engineer Day to recognize the innovation and commitment of the motivated and dedicated electronics and engineering industry. Advanced Thermal Solutions, Inc. (ATS) firmly believes in the importance of advancing the thermal engineering industry and is committed to providing the electronics industry with innovative, high-quality, and cost-effective thermal management and electronics packaging solutions.

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    The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed in 2014 National Thermal Engineer Day to be observed July 24th annually.


    July 24th Celebrated History


    During an expedition to the Andes Mountains, explorer and scholar Hiram Bingham III rediscovers the ancient Inca mountain city of Machu Picchu.


    Mata Hari’s trial begins in France. The courtesan was accused of spying for Germany. She was found guilty and executed by firing squad.


    Nestlé introduces their instant coffee named Nescafé.


    Columbia Pictures releases the film La Bamba featuring Lou Diamond Phillips. Directed by Luis Valdez, the film tells the story of Ritchie Valens whose recording career was cut short when the plane he was traveling in crashed near Clear Lake, Iowa.

    July 24th Celebrated History

    William Gillette – 1853

    William Gillette played the iconic Sherlock Holmes on stage more than 1,000 times, and it was his portrayal that may have set the persona we most associate with Sir Arthur Conan Doyal’s genius detective. Gillette performed in only one film, also recreating the detective for the silent screen. Just a few years ago, the lost film was rediscovered.

    Alice Ball – 1892

    Alice Ball developed the first successful treatment for Hansen’s disease. As the first African American graduate with an M.S. degree from the College of Hawaii, Ball began her career there teaching chemistry. She began her research into Hansen’s Disease, later developing what became known as the “Ball Method” many years after her death at the age of 24.

    Amelia Earhart – 1897

    The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart captured the hearts and minds of Americans. Her story would become one of legend and speculation when her attempt to circumnavigate the globe ended in her mysterious disappearance of the Pacific ocean in 1937.

    Lynda Carter – 1951

    Crowned Miss World America in 1972, Lynda Carter’s most memorable role was the superhero Wonder Woman in the television series by the same name.

    Karl Malone – 1963

    As a power forward in the NBA for 19 seasons, the professional basketball player earned the nickname “the Mailman.”

    Turia Pitt – 1987

    The Australian mining engineer and athlete turned her misfortune into a motivational business that inspires millions. In 2011, she survived a grass fire that burned 65 percent of her body.


    National Get Out of the Doghouse Day | Third Monday in July
    National Get Out of the Doghouse Day | Third Monday in July


    Occasionally, we all need a free pass. National Get Out of the Doghouse Day on the third Monday in July offers the fast track home we all need once in a while. 


    Generally, when you are “in the doghouse,” you have fallen out of favor with someone, usually your spouse or significant other. However, you can also be “in the doghouse” with a friend or your boss at work. This day uses all those good cliches to get you back in the big house where you belong.  

    Here are some tips to get “out of the doghouse.”

    • Put down the technology   If this is on your naughty list, don’t use email, texting, or other technology to apologize. A face to face or handwritten apology is best.
    • Meet at a favorite coffee house –  The purpose here is to start talking. Listen to what the other person has to say and do not be judgmental or defensive. Find out why you are “in the doghouse” and give suggestions on how you can improve or fix the issue.
    • Send flowers, chocolates, or an appropriate gift – Include a hand-written note about how you are committed to fixing the issue. Do this AFTER you have already spoken. You will win extra brownie points as this will be unexpected. (Brownies will garner additional points, too!)


    Whoever is in the doghouse, let ’em out. The day pardons their transgression. However, if you’re in the doghouse, any or all of the above-suggested tips would be acceptable. Share your best methods for your ability to #GetOutOfTheDoghouseDay on social media. Help a person out!

    You might need a bit of guidance on making an apology. If so, we offer 7 Steps to a Genuine Apology to help you out. 


    Heidi Richards Mooney of Ft. Lauderdale, FL founded National Get Out of the Doghouse Day in 1999.

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    Each year on July 19th, people across the United States fill their glasses with a rum-based cocktail and toast to National Daiquiri Day. So, raise your glass and join all of the others in this celebration!

    Daiquiri is a family of cocktails whose main ingredients are rum, citrus juice (typically lime), and sugar.

    Tasting of sunshine and beaches, it might be hard to believe how the Daiquiri came to be. Back in 1898, men blasted away in the mines of a small community off the coast of Cuba during the Spanish-American War. One American engineer, Jennings Cox, supervised a mining operation located in a village named Daiquiri. Every day after work, Cox and his employees would gather at the Venus bar. Then one day, Cox mixed up Bacardi, lime, and sugar in a tall glass of ice. He named the new beverage after the Daiquiri mines, and the drink soon became a staple in Havana. Eventually, someone added shaved ice, and sometimes lemons or both lemons and limes were used.

    In 1909, Admiral Lucius W. Johnson, a U.S. Navy medical officer, tried Cox’s drink and subsequently introduced it to the Army and Navy Club in Washington, D.C. The popularity of the Daiquiri then increased over the next few decades.

    The Daiquiri was one of the favorite drinks of writer Ernest Hemingway and President John F. Kennedy.

    While the Daiquiri is sometimes served frozen, combining it in a blender eliminates the need for manual pulverization. Commercial machines produce a daiquiri with a texture similar to a smoothie, and they come in a variety of flavors, too. Using a frozen limeade to create a daiquiri will provide the required texture, sweetness, and sourness all at the same time. 


    Gather your friends and mix up a few daiquiris. Make them blended or on the rocks. Enjoy them as a mocktail or find a recipe for a daiquiri-flavored dessert. (Remember always to drink responsibly and never to drink and drive).  Post on social media using #NationalDaiquiriDay.


    We were unable to find the creator of National Daiquiri Day.


    July 19th Celebrated History


    The Great Western Steamship Company launches the SS Great Britain. The steamship was the first ocean-going ship with an iron hull and screw propeller. She was also the largest ship on the ocean at the time.


    The Women’s Rights Convention at Seneca Falls, New York launches the women’s suffrage movement in the United States. The two day event was attended by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Frederick Douglass, Carrie Chapman Catt, Lucretia Mott and many others.

    July 19th Celebrated Birthdays

    Samuel Colt – 1814

    In 1836, Colt received the patent that would change the West. His revolving-cylinder pistol, U.S. Patent No. 138 would fire six-shot before needing to be reloaded. This revolutionary design would not be an immediate success, though. It would take American expansion and war to convince the United States government to invest in Colt’s armament.

    Mary Ann Bickerdyke – 1817

    During the American Civil War, Nurse Bickerdyke served as an agent of the U.S. Sanitary Commission and improved or established several field hospitals for the Union.

    Charles Mayo – 1865

    Along with his brother William, Charles Mayo founded the Mayo Clinic. They were exposed to the medical field at a young age through their experiences with their physician father. Both became surgeons with expertise in many methods and procedures.

    Alice Dunbar Nelson – 1875

    The American poet published her first book in 1895. She wrote extensively for newspaper columns as well as essays and short stories. Nelson was also a prominent member of the Harlem Renaissance.

    Joseph Hansen – 1923

    The American crime novelist is best known for his series featuring investigator Dave Brandstetter.



    National Moon Day on July 20th commemorates the day man first walked on the moon in 1969. NASA reported the moon landing as being “…the single greatest technological achievement of all time.”


    On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 carried the first humans to the moon. Six hours after landing on the moon, American Neil Armstrong stepped onto the lunar surface. He spent two and a half hours outside the spacecraft. Buzz Aldrin soon followed, stepping onto the lunar surface. After joining Armstrong, the two men collected 47.5 pounds of lunar material. Their specimens would make the journey back to Earth to be analyzed. 

    In the command module, a third astronaut waited. Pilot, Michael Collins, remained alone in orbit until Armstrong and Aldrin returned.

    Caught up in the thrill of the adventure, millions of Americans watched the mission from Earth. Televisions around the world tuned in to the live broadcasts. The astronauts had a worldwide audience. As a result, all witnessed as Armstrong stepped onto the moon’s surface and described the event as “one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.”

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    Unquestionably, putting men on the moon became a tangible achievement in the space race. It placed the United States in a role to go forth and explore into the deeper reaches of the universe, too. In the months and decades that followed, NASA and the Soviets stepped up their missions. 

    The day doesn’t just celebrate the landmark mission. It also celebrates future missions. Private expeditions are taking humans further into space. Armstrong’s “one small step for man” inspired imaginations and sparked innovation, too, for generations to come. Even future moon missions are planned including manned landings. 


    National Moon Day opens up a lot of opportunities to explore and reminisce! Did you watch the first moon landing in 1969? How about the ones that followed? Share your memories of the moon landing. Set up your telescope and explore the moon’s surface. You can even explore the surface with a telephoto lens. As you rediscover the moon, start a discussion about space exploration. How does it impact our world today? Study the plans for future moon landings, too. What are your thoughts on more moon exploration?

    While you’re celebrating, discover the people behind the moon landing. Share their stories and celebrate their achievements, too. You can also celebrate the day by reading books or watching documentaries about the Apollo 11 mission or those leading up to it:

    • In the Shadow of the Moon (2007) directed by David Sington
    • First to the Moon: The Journey of Apollo 8 (2018) directed by Paul J. Hildebrant
    • One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon by Charles Fishman
    • A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts by Andrew Chaikin
    • Hidden Figures by Margo Lee Shetterly

    Share your discoveries and stories using #NationalMoonDay on social media.

    Educators and Families, visit the National Day Calendar Classroom for more ways to celebrate!


    In 1971, President Richard Nixon proclaimed National Moon Landing Day on July 20th to honor the anniversary of man’s first moon landing. However, no continuing resolution followed.

    Enter Richard Christmas. He took up the baton by launching a “Chrismas Card” writing campaign. The Michigan native wrote to governors and members of Congress in all 50 states urging them to create National Moon Day. He achieved some success, too. By July of 1975, 12 states sponsored bills observing Moon Day.

    Another modern-day supporter of National Moon Day is Astronomer James J. Mullaney. He knows a few things about the moon, too. As a former Curator of Exhibits and Astronomy at Pittsburgh’s original Buhl Planetarium, Mullaney is on a mission. He says, “If there’s a Columbus Day on the calendar, there certainly should be a Moon Day!” His goal is a federally recognized holiday.

    In 2019, President Donald Trump proclaimed July 20th as the 50th Anniversary Observance of the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing. However, no National Moon Day has been declared.  

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    July 20th Celebrated History


    The opening ceremonies for the first Special Olympics began in Chicago at Soldier Field.


    Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin become the first humans to land on the moon as part of the Apollo 11 mission.


    Fifty-two years after the first moon landing, Wally Funk became the oldest person in space. Her original goal was to be the first woman in space, but during the space race, NASA required their astronauts to also have jet experience. At the time, very few women pilots were allowed to fly jet planes. But in 2021, during the race of the billionaires, Funk boarded Blue Origin’s New Shepard as a private passenger with Jeff Bezos and other passengers for a trip in space – one she’d been waiting for a lifetime to take.

    July 20th Celebrated Birthdays

    Dr. Clifford Allbutt -1885

    The British physician developed the short thermometer (it was only 6 inches long) that registered a patient’s temperature in 5 minutes making it possible for doctors to make monitoring temperatures more routine. Before his invention, doctors used thermometers that measured 12 inches and took 20 minutes to register the patient’s temperature.

    Mike Ilitch – 1929

    In 1959, the American entrepreneur founded the pizza chain Little Caesars.

    Natalie Wood – 1938

    The award-winning actress is known for her musical talent. Some of her most popular roles were in the films Miracle on 34th Street, West Side Story, and Gypsy.

    Carlos Santana – 1947

    The award-winning Mexican American guitarist gained prominence with his band, Santana. His Latin-Rock fusion is one of the reasons he has won 10 Grammy Awards.

    Omar Epps – 1973

    The American actor, rapper and producer is known for his roles in Fox’s House and the film Love & Basketball. He was most recently cast in the series Power Book III: Raising Kanan.



    National Penuche Fudge Day on July 22nd recognizes the creamy candy with an Italian name. If you like maple flavor, this nut-filled fudge is for you! Hands down the best fudge out there to make.


    Penuche (pə-​ˈnō-​chə) is pronounced pe-new-chee. The Italian form of the word is panucci. The fudge-like candy includes the following ingredients: brown sugar, butter, vanilla, and milk. Lighter in color than traditional fudge, penuche tastes like maple thanks to the brown sugar. If you are looking to celebrate, many shops in New England sell this fudge. There they will add pecans and other nuts, especially if making a candy form of penuche. Southerners call it brown sugar fudge candy.   

    Of course, the day provides an opportunity to test recipes, too. Add walnuts or pecans for a nutty texture to any recipe. However, if you prefer the creamier version, nuts are always purely optional. Cook the sugar mixture in a heavy saucepan. Making good candy or fudge is no time to go cheap. No matter what recipe you use, keep stirring and watch the temperature. Always use a candy thermometer. Fudge is finicky and will seize up on you.  

    Whether you taste a homemade bite, store-bought, or your first bite, be sure to savor it.  Don’t forget to share!


    Make your own batch with this Penuche Fudge Recipe.  Will it be with nuts or without?  Post on social media using #NationalPenucheFudgeDay photos of the result of your effort.

    Plus, if you are so inclined, we would enjoy tasting your homemade fudge. You might even consider sending some our way.


    We have been unable to identify the origins of National Penuche Fudge Day.




    Can you hear that sweet music? On July 13th, National Barbershop Music Appreciation Day celebrates a cappella style of music and commemorates the anniversary of one of its musical societies.


    Barbershop music’s roots lay in African American culture and their traditional improvisational music from the 1800s. Folk songs and hymns sang in four parts led to the four-part harmony of barbershop music.

    “There is no bad day that can’t be overcome by listening to a barbershop quartet. This is just truth, plain and simple.” ~ Aldous Huxley

    While many of us may associate a cappella music with a quartet, entire choirs also sing barbershop. Barbershop groups also comprise people of all ages and from every background. Their performances can be heard at local events or national competitions. The music is often uplifting, spiritual, or merely fun and features songs with understandable lyrics and easily singable melodies.  

     Across the country, organizations like the Sweet Adelines, founded on July 13, 1945,  bring women of all ages together. The melding of their voices makes crowds swoon to fun tunes. Much like the men’s organizations, the women also compete. They tune their voices and rehearse while also performing locally. 


    Our ability or inability to sing does not prevent us from celebrating National Barbershop Music Day. One thing is certain, if you listen to some four-part harmony to start your day, you’ll likely start it off right. We also suggest several other ways to celebrate!

    • Attend a barbershop performance.
    • Share your group’s performances online.
    • Organize a barbershop performance. Take your quartet or entire choir to the streets and pop up in a park.
    • Surprise people on the street with a sweet serenade.
    • Join a barbershop group such as Sweet Adelines International.
    • Support local organizations that rehearse and perform together.
    • Learn to sing a cappella.
    • Encourage others to share their talent.
    • Discover the history of barbershop music.

    Share your celebration using #BarbershopMusicAppreciationDay on social media.


    Sweet Adelines International founded National Barbershop Music Appreciation Day in 2005 to commemorate the organization’s 60th anniversary. On July 13, 1945, Edna Mae Anderson founded the organization in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Today, it boasts almost 21,000 members worldwide.