July is HERE!

Well, July is here. The hot month by excellence!

Summer, vacation, plans, energy!

Here are some fun facts about this amazing Summer month:

• The name of the seventh month of the year – July – was originally the month of Quintilis in the Roman calendar. It was the fifth month of the year until January and February were added in 450 BC. It got its original name from the Latin word for fifth. Later the Roman Senate in 46 B.C. changed the name to Julius in honor of Julius Caesar who was born on July 12.

• July is the hottest month of the year in the Northern hemisphere, whereas it is winter time in the Southern hemisphere.

• The zodiac signs for July are Cancer (June 21 – July 20) and Leo (July 23 – August 22).

• Famous people born in July include Aldous Huxley, Alexander the Great, Alexandre Dumas, Angela Merkel, Beatrix Potter, Carl Jung, Dalai Lama, Daniel Radcliffe, Elie Saab, Emily Bronte, Ernest Hemingway, Estee Lauder, Franz Kafka, Frida Kahlo, George W. Bush, Ginger Rogers, Giorgio Armani, Harrison Ford, Henry Ford, Hilary Swank, Hugo Chavez, Ingmar Bergman, J. K. Rowling, Jackie Kennedy, Jean Cocteau, Jennifer Lopez, John D. Rockefeller, John Newton, Julius Caesar, Kate Beckinsale, Larry David, Marcel Proust, Nelson Mandela, Patrick Stewart, Princess Diana, Rembrandt, Robin Williams, Simon Bolivar, Sylvester Stallone, Tom Hanks, Zelda Fitzgerald.

• The birthstone for July is the ruby, which is said to arouse the senses, stir the imagination, and guarantee health, wisdom, wealth and success in love.

• The traditional flower of the month of July is the water lily, symbolizing joyfulness, fickleness and sweetness.

All set to enjoy a Snug month?

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