This calendar page contains all the rebuses you’ll need to help prepare for July, 2034.

  1. Saying that reputedly evolved from a Welsh nursery rhyme

  2. Saying that is also in a pop song’s lyrics (along with, thanks to eyl327’s solution, a song’s title and album name previously unknown to this rebus’s maker)

  3. Figure of speech that is also a pop song’s title

  4. Figure of speech that has become a meme

  5. U.S.A. holiday

  6. North American term related to astronomy (not well known but can be looked up from clues)

  7. Another term related to astronomy

What are these rebuses and why is July, 2034, the soonest month that can convey rebuses 5, 6 and 7 in Alaska on one calendar page?

Late addition (not required for a  ✓ correct solution) thanks to Damila’s solution:

  1. Saying related to wages

Hint for #4, the picture that accompanies the meme:


Credit Scratch---Cat for leading the way with Calendar Rebuses.

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    $\begingroup$ Of course, one rebus is quickly recognizable :D $\endgroup$
    – oAlt
    May 4, 2020 at 5:29
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    $\begingroup$ Re "wrong date" for the USA day where we broke free of the Crown. When it falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the federal holiday for purposes of federal employees, banks, etc, i steh closest weekday. $\endgroup$
    – Damila
    May 5, 2020 at 15:45
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    $\begingroup$ Note to solvers unfamiliar with USA holidays: If you search with Google be sure to include the year 2034 because a misleading date is obtained when queried with just "USA holidays in July" $\endgroup$
    – humn
    May 5, 2020 at 15:59
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    $\begingroup$ Thank you for the excuse to add a hint, @oAlt . Rebus #4 now has one while #6 already has a pretty strong hint about using an internet search. $\endgroup$
    – humn
    May 27, 2020 at 4:26
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    $\begingroup$ True, @user110503, i consider #6 to be the only unsolved rebus. I hope your solution for #4 winds up in eyl327's collection of solutions, which has both #2 and #3 even if one is a different pop song than intended. $\endgroup$
    – humn
    Jun 30, 2020 at 19:48

5 Answers 5



An apple a day keeps the doctor away
(PhD is kept away by having an apple on every day of the month)

2. & 3.

Blue Monday

Every Day Is a New (nu) Day (song title, album, and lyrics)

Additionally, 8 days a week by the Beatles. [@JMP]


Get the Third Degree (?) (PhD is called "third degree" in some languages)

Counting down the days [@user110503]


V-Day (?) or Black Friday (although other days are also black)

Fourth of July ($7.75/31$ of the days are shaded black = $1/4$) [@shoover]


Black Hole

Buck moon (Moon in July. Buck also means a dollar).


Blue Moon

July 2034, the soonest month that can convey rebuses 5, 6 and 7 in Alaska on one calendar page because

It is the soonest there will be two full moons (the second being a Blue Moon) in July. July is necessary since Buck Moons and 4th of July only occur in July. 4th of July is a United States holiday so it would happen in Alaska.

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    $\begingroup$ A hint for the year: rot13(Whyl rvtugu bs gjragl guvegl-sbhe vf gur ynfg dhnegre bs gur zbba cunfr. Abgr gung gur oybpx vf guerr-dhnegref svyyrq.) $\endgroup$ May 4, 2020 at 13:57
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    $\begingroup$ I think the PhD placed outside the calendar is to signify keeping the Doctor away in 'An apple a day keep the Doctor away' $\endgroup$
    – Kalaivanan
    May 8, 2020 at 6:41
  • $\begingroup$ @humn interesting. Can I ask, what was the intended song for 2/3? And why are there 2 dollars at the end if 8 was an extra one not there originally? I must be misunderstanding. $\endgroup$
    – user110503
    Jun 30, 2020 at 20:43


8 days a week by the Beatles.

  1. U.S.A. holiday is

Fourth of July


July has 31 days and exactly $\frac{31}{4}$ squares, or one-fourth, are shaded black

  1. has been answered, but here's another that fits:

If I Could Turn Back Time (by Cher)


The month goes from 31 to 1

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    $\begingroup$ Thank you for explaining #5, @shoover, it was the most fun to concoct $\endgroup$
    – humn
    May 7, 2020 at 3:40

One of these is

Once in a blue moon Explanation: 2 full moons and the second is blue.

6, or 7?


Another day, another dollar


Is 4.

Counting down the days ?


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