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June, the sixth month in the Gregorian calendar, was named according to legend for Juno, the goddess of women and of marriage. If this is true, it is an appropriate name since June is the favorite months for couples to wed. Other traditional events are associated with June. Among the most famous are commencements, Flag Day and flower festivals. The special flower for the month of June is the rose and the birthstones are the moonstone and the alexandrite.
June has been designated, Zoo and Aquarium Month, Aquarian Month, National Steakhouse Month, Cancer from the Sun Month, International Men’s Month, Child Vision Awareness Month, National Rose Month, Dairy Month, National Frozen Yogurt Month, National Accordian Awareness Month, National Iced Tea Month, American Rivers Month, National Adopt-A-Shelter Cat Month, National Safety Month, National Papaya Month, National Pest Control Month, National Ragweed Control Month, Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month, National Soul Food Month, Sports America Kids Month, Perennial Gardening Month, National Candy Month, National Tennis Month, Student Safety Month, Turkey Lovers Month, Vision Research Month and Fireworks Safety Month, National Drive Safe Month.
Special weeks observed in June include:
National Clay Week, International Volunteers Week, Teacher Thank You Week, National Headache Awareness Week, National Boating & Fishing Week, National Sun Safety Week National Automotive Service Professionals Week), National Men’s Health Week, National Flag Week), Carpenter Ant Awareness Week, National Prevention of Eye Injuries Awareness Week, National Little League Baseball Week.
Special days in June:
June 1 - Dare Day, Donut Day, Flip a Coin Day, Navy Day, Kentucky Admission Day, Madaraka Day, Oscar the Grouch’s Birthday, National Ulysses Turtle Day, Tennessee Admission Day, Elfreth’s Alley Day.
June 2 - National Rocky Road Day, Hristo Botev Day, International Mother’s Peace Day, National Doughnut Day, Day of the Rice God in Japan, Italian National Day.
June 3 - National Cancer Survivors Day, Egg Day, Repeat Day (I Say Repeat Day), Jefferson Davis Day, Jack Jouett Day, Memorial to Broken Dolls Day. National Tailors Day.
June 4 - Pulitzer Prize First Awarded (1917), Old Maid’s Day, Finland Flag Day, Applesauce Cake Day, Cheese Day, Hug Your Cat Day.
June 5 - National Gingerbread Day, National Hunger Awareness Day, Denmark Constitution Day, Stories in a Cave Day, World Environment Day, Feast Day of Saint Boniface.
June 6 - D-Day: Anniversary (1944), National Trails Day, National Running Day , National Yo-Yo Day, National Gardening Exercise Day, Korean Memorial Day, Allied Landing Observances Day, National Sure You Can Travel Day, Woodmen of the World Founders Day.
June 7 - National Chocolate Ice Cream Day, Donut Day, Australian Founders Day.
June 8 - Best Friends Day, Name Your Poison Day, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Birthday, Betty Picnic Day.
June 9 - BELMONT STAKES 2018, Feast Day of Saint Columba, Senior - Citizen Day in Oklahoma, Donald Duck’s Birthday.
June 10 - Alcoholics Anonymous Founded: 1935, Rose Day, Iced Tea Day, National Herbs & Spices Day
June 11 - King Kamehameha I Day (Hawaii),
June 12 - National Baseball Hall of Fame anniversary, 1939, Baseball was invented, Machine Day, Philippines Independence Day, Saint Anthony’s Eve, Helsinki Day, Anne Frank Day, Peace of Chaco Day.
June 13 - SUPER NEW MOON, National Juggling Day, Weed Your Garden Day, Saint Anthony’s Day, Fanny Burney Day.
June 14 - FLAG DAY, Family History Day, Race Unity Day, Edwardo’s Day.
June 15 - Nature Photography Day, Smile Power Day, Arkansas Admission Day, National Lobster Day , Feast Day of Saint Vitus, Farmer’s Day, Valdemar’s Day, Magna Carta Day, Fly A Kite Day, Hog Day.
June 16 - National Fudge Day, Vinegar Day, National Hollerin’ Contest Day, Feast of the Madonna of Carmine.
June 17 - FATHER’S DAY, Eat Your Vegetables Day, Bunker Hill Day, Watergate Day, Day of Unity in Germany, Iceland Independence Day, Vinegar Day.
June 18 - Go Fishing Day, First American Woman in Space Day (1983), International Panic Day, Waterloo Day.
June 19 - JUNETEENTH, Garfield the Cat Day, Emancipaion Day, Artigas Day.
June 20 - Ice Cream Soda Day, National Vanilla Milkshake Day , Vinegar Day, Go Skate Day, Argentina Flag Day, American Bald Eagle Day, West Virginia Admission Day, United Nations: World Refugee Day
June 21 - Summer Solstice, First Day of Summer, Baby Boomers Recognition Day, Feast Day of Saint Aloysius Gonzoga, World Go Vegan Day.
June 22 - National Chocolate Éclair Day, Feast Day of Saint Alban, Feast Day of Saint Paulinus, Schoolteacher’s Day, Stupid Guy Thing Day, National Onion Rings Day
June 23 - GREAT AMERICAN CAMPOUT, National Pink Day, National Pecan Sandies Day, Soap Opera Day, Luxembourg National Day, Singing on the Mountain Day.
June 24 - Mid Summer Day, The Nativity of Saint John, Spring Bank Holiday.
June 25 - Log Cabin Day, Virginia Ratification Day, Custer Day, National Catfish Day, National Columnists Day.
June 26 - Bicycle Patented (1819), Discovery Day, Beauticians Day, Take Your Dog to Work Day, United Nations International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, United Nations Charter Day.
June 27 - Paul Bunyon Day, Happy Birthday to You Day, Decide to Get Married Day, Great American Backyard Campout.
June 28 - FULL MOON, National Handshake Day, America’s Kids Day, Insurance Awareness Day, GJH Day.
June 29 - Camera Day, Micajah Autry Day, Peter and Paul Day, Saint Peter’s Day.
June 30 - Social Media Day, Superman’s Birthday, Meteor Day, Leap Second Time Adjustment Day.