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Days of the Month for July

 

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July 1 : The Day of Emancipation
‘Canada Day’.

Celtic feast day of the holy hermit of the monastery of Culross, on the Isle of May, known as ‘Serf’. Fifth century. Associated with Kentigern (13 January). A disciple of Palladius (7 July). Uncle of Lolan (22 September).

Battle of Gettysburg (1-3 July), 1863.

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July 2 : The Day of the Disconnected Unconsciousness
Celtic feast day of ‘Oudaceus’, sixth century, son of Breton nobility. Nephew of Teilo (9 February). Travelled to Wales in 545.

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July 3 : The Day of the Commemorator
Ancient Egyptian : Day of remembrance for ‘Sothis’.

Native American : Seminole, ‘Green Corn Dance’ activities.

Christian festival of ‘St. Thomas’.

Celtic feast day of ‘Germanus’ of Man, fifth century, Bishop of Isle of Man. Worked with Illtyd (6 November) at his monastery in Wales after working with Patrick (17 March) in Ireland. Believed to have been born in Brittany.

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July 4 : The Day of the Great Representative
Whalton, Northumberland, Scotland : ‘Bale Fire’ celebrations.

Marie Curie died 1934 of over exposure to radioactivity.

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July 5 : The Day of the Showman
St. Johns, Isle of Man, England : Traditional ‘Tynwald Ceremony’.

Phineas T. Barnum, circus impresario, born 1910.

Celtic feast day of ‘Morwenna’, sixth century. A relative of Brychan (6 April). Travelled from Cornwall to Wales. She is believed to have selected her place if work by carrying a stone with her, which some say was portable altar, and cast the stone off a cliff. Where it landed she set up a Celtic settlement.

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July 6 : The Day of Magnetic Desire
Sir Thomas More executed in 1535 for refusing to bless the divorce of Catherine of Aragon and Henry VIII.

Celtic feast day of ‘Monenna’, sixth century, founded A holy well can be found at Killeavy, County Antrim where the nunnery is said to have been established by Monenna. She was attributed to be similar in mind and practices of Brigid (1 February) and Patrick (17 March).

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July 7 : The Day of Imaginative Revelation
Japanese ‘Star Festival’, known as ‘Tanabata’.

Gustav Mahler, composer, born 1860.

Celtic feast day of ‘Maelruan’, monk, Abbot, eighth century, established a monastery at Tallaght, County Wicklow. A disciple of Samthann (18 December). Associated with Oengus the Culdee (11 March). It is said that he advised a vegetarian diet, only water to drink, and avoidance of missionary travel. Died in 792. The following is taken from the ‘Martyrology of Tallaght’:

‘On the nones of July the birds cease
To sing the music of holidays
For Maelruan from Tallaght.’

Celtic feast day of ‘Boisil’, seventh century, Prior, later Abbot of the monastery of Melrose. Instructed Cuthbert (20 March). Cuthbert is said to have based the practice of his own life and missionary travels on that of Boisil. Died in 661.

Celtic feast day of ‘Palladius’, fourth-fifth century. It has been suggested that Germanus of Auxerre (31 July) is the same person and that he established a church at Fordun, Aberdeen, Scotland. Associated with Serf (1 July). Died 432.

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July 8 : The Day of the Dark Pragmatist
Celtic feast day of ‘Urith’, date unknown. Born in East Stowford, Devon, England. Murdered. A spring is said to have appeared where she fell.

Celtic feast day of ‘Kilian’, monk, Irish, seventh century. Travelled to Germany on missionary work with seven companions where he was murdered

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July 9 : The Day of Wonder
Under research. Mystical WWW welcomes submissions for this day. See Mystical WWW email details on ‘What’s new’ Main Index.

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July 10 : The Day of Passive-Active Duality
‘Lady Godiva Day’ : Traditional English Festival.

Lady Jane Grey proclaimed Queen of England to be executed nine days later in 1553.

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July 11 : The Day of the Unsolicited Opinion
Celtic feast day of ’Drostan’, monk, sixth century, established a monastery at Deer (Deara meaning tears in Gaelic), Pictland, Scotland. Drostan has been linked with Columcille (9 June). Believed to be good friends. The place is said to be named after the tears they shed for one another on their final goodbye.

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July 12 : The Day of the Persuasive Presence
Festival of ‘The Old Dances’ : Tibetan.

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July 13 : The Day of the Taken Opportunity
‘Reed Dance Day’ : Day dedicated to festivities in any African communities.

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July 14 : The Day of the Convincing Storyteller
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July 15 : The Day of Material Induces
‘Festival of the Dead’ : Chinese celebration.

Celtic feast day of ‘Donald’, seventh century, Scottish, had seven daughters who were reputed to have ‘danced in sacred oak groves in the hope of seeing visions of their future husbands’. Followed a monastic way of life following the death of his wife.

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July 16 : The Day of the Rising Tide
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July 17 : The Day of Career Concerns
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July 18 : The Day of Conviction
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July 19 : The Day of Controlled Movement
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July 20 : The Day of Ups and Downs
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July 21 : The Day of Tragicomic Controversy
Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the moon on this day in 1969.

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July 22 : The Day of Occupational Fluctuation
Christian official birthday of ‘St. Mary of Magdala’, ‘Mary Magdalene’.

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July 23 : The Day of Uncertainty Resolves
‘Neptunalia Festival’ : Ancient Roman.

Raymond Chandler, writer, born this day in 1888.

Celtic feast day of ‘Conan’, date and origin unknown. A church at Washaway, Cornwall, England is dedicated to him. Believed to have been a companion of Petroc (4 June)

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July 24 : The Day of Exciting Instability
Celtic feast day of ‘Declan’, fifth century established a church at Ardmore, Ireland. He is said to have restored life to a dog after realising that he had been given dog meat to eat by Dercan, a pagan tribal leader. The site of this occurrence is believed to be at Dog’s Pass, Comeragh Mountains where there is a megalithic site of standing stones. (For more information on megalithic sites see Mystical WWW Stone Circles). It has been suggested that he visited Ailbe (12 September).

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July 25 : The Day of Quixotic Exploits
‘Furrinala Festival’ : Roman.

Ebernoe, Sussex, England : Traditional ‘Horn Fair’ activities.

Christian festival of ‘St. James’ and ‘St. Christopher’ (patron saint of travellers, mariners).

Traditionally this day is associated with Chicory. (For more information on plants see Mystical WWW plants).

Ebernoe, Sussex, England : Traditional ‘Horn Fair’.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, romantic poet and critic, died on this day in 1834.

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July 26 : The Day of the Symbolic Herald
Native American : Hopi, ‘Kachina Ceremony’.

Aldous Huxley, novelist, born 1894.

Carl Gustav Jung, (1875 - 1961) born on this day in Kesswil, Switzerland. Founder of analytical psychology, and coined the phrase the ‘collective unconscious’ (1921).

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July 27 : The Day of the Decision Makers
Vincent Van Gogh, painter, committed suicide on this day in 1890 aged thirty-seven.

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July 28 : The Day of the Winner
Earthquake killed three-quarters of a million people in 1976 at Tangshan, China.

Celtic feast day of ‘Samson’, deacon, priest, missionary, sixth century, Welsh. Instructed by Illyyd (6 November). Believed to have founded a monastery at Ynys Pyr, Caldey Island. Known for his missionary travels associated with Kew (8 February). At the time of the yellow plague in Wales, Teilo (9 February) stayed with Samson in Brittany. Died 565. Believed to have been the Bishop of Dol. It is said that his body was cast to sea in a sarcophagus which was blown by a ‘might wind across the Illtut’ which is associated with Illtyd. Cousin of Armel (16 August). Associated with Ethbin (19 October), Mewan (21 June), Maglorius (24 October), Dyfrig (14 November).
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July 29 : The Day of Cultural Assessment
The first televised weather broadcast, BBC, 1949.

Celtic feast day of ‘Lupus’ of Troyes, hermit, monk, Bishop of Troyes, fourth century. Believed to have travelled from the Mediterranean to Gaul. Associated with Germanus of Auxerre (31 July). Died on 478.

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July 30 : The Day of Tangible Presence
Henry Ford, car manufacturer, born this day 1863.

Celtic feast day of ‘Crohaun’, hermit, Irish, believed to have lived in the fifth century,

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July 31 : The Day of the Human Portrait
‘August Eve ‘.

Wicca : ‘Lammas Eve’ celebrations, one of four major fire festivals related to Bel.

Tenby, Pembroke, Wales : Traditional ‘St. Margaret's Fair’.

Celtic feast day of ‘Germanus’ of Auxerre, believed to be able to work miracles. Patrick (1 March) was ordained by Amator who is associated with having the same roles in life as Germanus. It has been suggested that Germanus is the same person as Palladius (7 July). Associated with Lupus of Troyes (29 July), Dyfrig (14 November). Ordained Illtyd (6 November). Died in 448.

Celtic feast of ‘Neot’, hermit, monk, ninth century. Lived on Bodmin Moor near to the site of Gueryr (4 April), where there is reputed to be a well which provided an endless supply of fish, and also Glastonbury, Somerset (For more information on Glastonbury see Mystical WWW Glastonbury). Died in 877. His relics are believed to be interred at Eynesbury, near St Ives, Cambridgeshire, England.