"It Is Said"
Only a true Hillbilly knows how many fish, collard greens,
turnip greens, peas, beans, etc. make up "a mess."
National HillBilly Day ..................................................
When is National Hillbilly Day?
National Hillbilly Day is always on July 4th.
Are there any other Holidays related?
Uhhhhhh Maybe! This holiday is considered a fun and wacky holiday. Our calendar is packed full of strange National Holidays so if your interested in reading more from our Directory just visit "Weird Holidays."
What is this Holiday for?
This is a fun holiday that is meant to celebrate the stereotyped Hillbilly. Individuals, groups and organizations plan parties and outdoor festivals with a hillbilly theme in order to have some good innocent down home fun. Fairs and festivials are set up to make money for needed causes and many times "Hillbilly Days" are not necessarely celebrated on July 4th but can be celebrated any time during the year. When this happens it is called "Hillbilly Days" instead of "Hillbilly Day." A good example of that is this one put on by the Shriners. Shriners have faithfully journeyed from all over the United States and Canada to help crippled children.
Definition of the term Hillbilly
Hillbilly is a term referring to people who dwell in remote, rural, mountainous areas. In particular the term refers to residents of Appalachia and later the Ozarks in the United States. Usage of the term "Hillbilly" generally differs from other terms referring to rural people in the United States in that it can be used for mountain dwelling people anywhere but is generally not used to refer to rural people in non-mountainous areas. A Hillbilly is not the same thing as a redneck and cracker even though it is often verbalized as such. Hillbillies theoretically are merely isolated from the dominant culture and live a different way of live.
Here you will find fun facts and History
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plus much more!
How can I Celebrate National Hillbilly Week?
- Get outside and get to grilling! - Hillbillies love to BBQ any kind of varment they can catch. But if you live in the modern world you may like to visit our Grilling & BBQ Directory to learn great grilling tips and recipes.
- Have a Hillbilly Party! - Hillbilly parties are really fun, kids and adults alike get into the theme of Hillbilly dress. Pull out those old jeans and work overhauls yall. Grab that old hat in the clauset and put it all on. Don't bother about the shoes, just go barefooted for this party.
- Blog with us about it! - We have a blog called "Everyday is a Holiday" so visit our pages and tell us about your favorite cleaning day or your favorite cleaner recipe.
- Send Free E-Greeting! - If your ready to get together with your Hillbilly friends don't forget to invite them with these fun Internet Invitations.
Other July Holidays around the world
July is the seventh month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. It is, on average, the warmest month in most of the Northern hemisphere (where it is the second month of summer) and the coldest month in much of the Southern hemisphere.
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