|When is Christmas In July in 2016?|
Christmas in July 2016 is celebrated on various weekends at various locations through the entire month of July. This is often confused with Half Christmas, which is celebrated every year on June 25th - which is exactly 6-months before Christmas.
|What is Christmas In July?|
Christmas in July describes Christmas themed events that are held in the month of July, rather than in December. Christmas in July started based on the fact that Christmas is during the summertime for the southern hemisphere. In order to experience Christmas during the winter time, residents of the southern hemisphere started to host Christmas-themed celebrations in the month of July, which for them is the peak of their winter season.
For the United States and Canada, there are no national holidays between the 1st week of week (Canada Day on July 1st in Canada and the 4th of July in the US) and the first Monday in Setepember (Labour Day in both the US and Canada). So Christmas in July is a fun way to break that lengthy period up where there are no national holidays. With this gap in national holiday, merchandisers and retailers like to use the Christmas in July holiday as a reason to hold a large holiday sale in their store.