Sunday, the 6th of July, 2014 is the 187th day in 2014 and in the 27th calendar week.

General Events:

San Fermín 2014
July 6 – 14, 2014 in Pamplona

San Fermín is celebrated on July 06, 2014. The festival of San Fermín in the city of Pamplona (Navarre, Spain), is a deeply rooted celebration held annually from 12:00, 6 July, when the opening of the party is marked by setting off the pyrotechnic chupinazo, to midnight 14 July, with the singing of the Pobre de Mí. While its most famous event is the encierro, or the running of the bulls, which happens at 8:00 am from July 7th to July 14th, the week long celebration involves many other traditional and folkloric events. It is known locally as Sanfermines and is held in honor of Saint Fermin, the co-patron of Navarre. Its events were central to the plot of The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway, which brought it to the general attention of English-speaking people. It has become probably the most internationally renowned fiesta in Spain. Over 1,000,000 people come to watch this festival.

Where is San Fermín?
Nationwide Pamplona

World Kiss Day
July 6, 2014 in the World

6 July 2014 is International Kissing Day or World Kiss Day. The idea behind the International Kissing Day is that many people may have forgotten the simple pleasures associated with kissing for kissing’s sake, as opposed to kissing as mere social formality or prelude to other activities. Kissing can be an enjoyable experience in and of itself. It is an expression and experience of intimacy. International Kissing Day is not as commercialized as Valentine’s Day.

A kiss is the act of pressing one’s lips against the lips or other body parts of another. Cultural connotations of kissing vary widely. A kiss may be used to express sentiments of love, passion, affection, respect, greeting, friendship, and good luck, among many others. The word came from Old English cyssan “to kiss”, in turn from coss “a kiss”. The act of kissing has become a common expression of affection among many cultures worldwide.

Where is World Kiss Day?
Worldwide

Statehood Day in Lithuania
July 6, 2014 in Lithuania

Statehood Day in Lithuania is observed on July 06, 2014. Statehood Day is an annual public holiday in Lithuania celebrated annually to commemorate the coronation in 1253 of Mindaugas as the first and only King of Lithuania. The exact day of this event is disputable and was chosen according to the hypothesis of Edvardas Gudavi?ius, formulated in 1989. The day has officially been celebrated since 1991.

Where is Statehood Day in Lithuania?
Nationwide Lithuania

Youth Day in Singapore
July 6, 2014 in Singapore

Youth Day in Singapore is celebrated on July 06, 2014. Youth Day is celebrated on first Sunday of July every year in Singapore.

Where is Youth Day in Singapore?
Nationwide Singapore

Build A Scarecrow Day
July 6, 2014 in the World

Build A Scarecrow Day is observed on July 06, 2014. A scarecrow or hay-man is a decoy or mannequin in the shape of a human which is dressed in old clothes and placed in fields to discourage birds such as crows or sparrows from disturbing and feeding on recently cast seed and growing crops.

Modern scarecrows, though still essentially decoys, seldom take a human shape. On California farmland, highly reflective aluminized PET film ribbons are tied to the plants to create shimmers from the sun. Another approach is automatic noise guns powered by propane gas.

Where is Build A Scarecrow Day?
Worldwide

National Fried Chicken Day
July 6, 2014 in the USA

National Fried Chicken Day takes place on July 06, 2014. Fried chicken – also referred to as Southern fried chicken – is a dish consisting of chicken pieces usually from broiler chickens which have been floured or battered and then pan-fried, deep fried, or pressure fried. The breading adds a crisp coating or crust to the exterior. What separates fried chicken from other fried forms of chicken is that generally the chicken is cut at the joints and the bones and skin are left intact. Crisp well-seasoned skin, rendered of excess fat, is a hallmark of well made fried chicken.

Throughout the world, different seasoning and spices are used to augment the flavor of fried chicken. Because of the versatility of fried chicken, it is not uncommon to flavor the chicken’s crisp exterior with a variety of spices ranging from spicy to savory. Depending on regional market ubiquity, local spice variations may be labeled as distinct from traditional Southern U.S. flavors, or may appear on menus without notation. With access to chickens suitable for frying broadening on a global scale with the advent of industrialized poultry farming, many localities have added their own mark on fried chicken, tweaking recipes to suit local preferences.

Where is National Fried Chicken Day?
Nationwide USA

Historical Events:

1189 – Richard the Lionheart is crowned King of England.

1253 – Mindaugas is crowned King of Lithuania.

1484 – Portuguese sea captain Diogo Cão finds the mouth of the Congo River.

1560 – England and Scotland sign Treaty of Edinburgh

1621 – Dutch gov-gen John Pieterszoon Coen takes Banda-islands, 15,000 die

1776 – American Declaration of Independence announced on front page of “PA Evening Gazette”

1848 – Mexican-American War ended with the Treaty of Guadaloupe Hidalgo

1858 – Lyman Blake patents shoe manufacturing machine

1885 – Louis Pasteur successfully tests an anti-rabies vaccine

1928 – Worlds largest record hailstone 1.5 lbs (7 inchs in diameter) at the time falls in Potter, Nebraska

1942 – Anne Frank’s family goes into hiding in After House, Amsterdam

1945 – Nicaragua becomes 1st nation to formally accept UN Charter

1945 – Abbott and Costello’s film “The Naughty Nineties” released featuring longest version their “Who’s on First” routine.

1949 – Freak heat wave sent central coast of Portugal to 158°F for 2 minutes

1987 – 1st of 3 massacres by Sikh extremists takes place in India