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Jul2 Fun Holiday – World UFO Day

On July 2, World UFO Day, bring out your telescopes, gaze up the skies and look out for Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs).

Artist rendition of alien UFO saucer flying above Earth with a background of clouds.

Look for flying saucers on World UFO Day.


Also sometimes celebrated on June 24, the holiday was created by the World UFO Day Organization as a way to bring together UFO enthusiasts and to raise awareness about UFOs.

Subjects of Conspiracy Theories

While UFOs are usually thought to be sophisticated spaceships of alien visitors to Earth, the term UFO can be used to refer to any type of object or phenomena that has not been previously observed in an area. Most UFO sightings are easily explained by scientific means. Despite this, UFOs are a constant subject of conspiracy theories around the world.

It is believed that the abbreviation - UFO - was first coined in the 1950s by Edward J. Ruppelt, an officer with the United States Air Force, as a way to replace the prevailing terms used for unidentified objects in the skies at that time. These terms were flying saucers and flying discs.

How to Celebrate?

  • Join a local UFO sighting organization and attend their events.
  • Read more about UFOS and what they are.
  • Have a UFO sighting party, where you get together with family and friends to spot UFOs in the sky.

Did You Know...

...the oldest recorded instance of a UFO viewing can be traced back to 214 CE?

World UFO Day Observances

Fun Holiday: World UFO Day Observances
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