Video Ideas

July Social Holidays to Celebrate with Video

Eliza Talvola


Between Independence Day, Bastille Day, and Canada Day, many of July’s major holidays come in the form of national celebrations–but that’s not all the month has to offer! In this post, you’ll find plenty of ideas for holidays to help fill out your social calendar for the month of July.

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Take a look at the full list below and decide which you think make sense for your business, then keep reading for holiday callouts, template suggestions, and video examples for inspiration.

July social holidays

  • July 1: Canada Day
  • July 4: U.S. Independence Day
  • July 7: First Day of NAIDOC (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) Week
  • July 12: Malala Day
  • July 14: Bastille Day
  • July 15: Give Something Away Day
  • July 18: Nelson Mandela International Day
  • July 25: National Intern Day (US)
  • July 26: National Aunt and Uncle Day (US)
  • July 26: Disability Independence Day
  • July 26 - August 11: 2024 Summer Olympics
  • July 28: National Parents’ Day
  • July 30: International Day of Friendship

July video ideas and examples

School’s out for summer, but that doesn’t mean people will be absent on social media! There are plenty of opportunities to connect with your customers on social media this July. Here are quick and easy videos you can make for social this month, plus the templates to match.

Independence Day

If your business is based in the US, or has American customers, this is not one to miss. If you’re having a sale, consider using our “July 4th Sale” template to announce the deals with a patriotic flare. Or, share a festive 4th of July video Happy 4th of July template and jazz it up with our Independence Day elements!

Support your cause

Whether raising awareness for NAIDOC week, Disability Independence Day, or another cause this July, capture the attention of a new audience by making a video. The Cause Awareness Campaign template is easy to customize with a cause that’s close to your heart.

Or, if you’re active with any local nonprofits, you can make a video to share the work you are doing and drum up support.

Hot summer sales

Have a product that will take summer barbecues or pool days to the next level? Promote it with a video! Use the Summer Promo template to capture all the upbeat energy and summertime vibes your audience is looking for this time of year.

Summer vacations

If you’re indulging in a tropical trip across the globe or just enjoying some time lounging at home, you can easily round up all of the shareable moments from your summer vacation into one thrilling video. Use our Vacation Recap template to share your adventures with friends and family on social, or to let your customers know how your business can help them plan for a relaxing trip of their own.

Wedding season

Celebrate and share your favorite moments from the big day with an Album Preview video! You can also use this template to promote your unique product or service that'll make it easier for your customers to tie the knot.

Did we miss anything?

If you’re not seeing your favorite July holiday on the list, let us know in the comments!

For more video inspiration, as well as feedback on your work from fellow video creators, join our private Facebook group, the Animoto Social Video Marketing Community.

Have a fantastic July! We’ll see you in August!