Video Ideas

July Social Holidays to Celebrate with Video

Lucas Killcoyne


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 1: International Joke Day
  • July 2: Anniversary of the Civil Right Act
  • July 4: U.S. Independence Day
  • July 4: First Day of NAIDOC Week
  • July 7: World Chocolate Day
  • July 11: World Population Day
  • July 11: National Free Slurpee Day
  • July 12: Malala Day
  • July 12: Pecan Pie Day
  • July 14: Bastille Day
  • July 16: Guru Purnima
  • July 17: World Emoji Day
  • July 18: Nelson Mandela International Day
  • July 19: Eid al-Adha
  • July 20: National Moon Day
  • July 21: National Junk Food Day
  • July 23: Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony
  • July 24: Asalha Puja
  • July 24: National Cousins Day
  • July 25: National Parents Day
  • July 26: National Aunt and Uncle Day
  • July 29: Lipstick Day
  • July 30: National Father-in-Law Day
  • July 30: International Day of Friendship
  • July 30: National Cheesecake Day

July Video Ideas & Examples

As you can see, July has no shortage of food-related holidays. If one of the days we included above is a fit for your brand, or if you’re a family business with a time-honored recipe to share, we’ve got more than a few templates to help you do it, including our Recipe How-To template, Tabletop Recipe template, and Trendy Social Recipe template. Or you can start from scratch to make a short and sweet video like this Chocolate Day example:

And in between those tasty holidays, there are plenty of meaningful moments that'll give you the chance to connect with your customers on social media. Here are five of the easiest 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 Memorial Day Sale template to announce the deals with a patriotic flare. Or, share a festive 4th of July party invite using our Summer Event Invitation template.

Summer vacations

If you’ll 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

Whether summer 2021 was your original date or you’re finally saying ‘I do’ after postponing, celebrate 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.

Getting back to business

In many areas, social distancing and masks are becoming a thing of the past. Use the Reopening List template to announce your business or office’s official comeback, or to let your employees know what a new hybrid working situation might look like for them.

Summer Olympics

After being postponed in 2020, the world is finally coming together for the Tokyo Summer Olympics. Send an invitation video to your Opening Ceremony viewing party, this template’s already got an athletic look built right in.

Did we miss anything?

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

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