July Dates to Remember
The Month of June 2023: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
June 3 is this month’s Full Moon. Find out why it’s called the Strawberry Moon!
June 5 is World Environment Day—a day meant to raise environmental awareness across the globe.
June 18 is Father’s Day this year. Find activity ideas and learn about the history of Father’s Day.
June 19 is Juneteenth (also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day). On this
day in 1865, Union General Gordon Granger read the Emancipation Proclamation aloud in Galveston, Texas, effectively liberating enslaved people in the state, which had thus far been beyond control of the Union Army.
June 21 is the summer solstice, which heralds the start of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s the day with the most hours of daylight. In the Southern Hemisphere, winter begins at this time.
In Canada, June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day (Canada), recognizing the contributions of the many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples.
June 24 brings Midsummer Day, also St. John the Baptist’s Feast Day. Traditionally, this was the midpoint of the growing season, halfway between planting and harvesting. It is celebrated in many cultures on the night of June 23, as Midsummer Eve! Learn all about Midsummer traditions.
June 28 is the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots—a watershed moment for LGBT rights in the United States.
“Just for Fun” Days
June 1: Say Something Nice Day
June 3: Chimborazo Day
June 6: National Yo-Yo Day
June 8: Upsy Daisy Day
June 21: Go Skateboarding Day
June 30: Asteroid Day
Which of the following is a traditional gift to give on a 19th wedding anniversary?
June’s Birth Flower: Honeysuckle or Rose
A rose in general indicates love or desire. Specific roses may relay other messages. For example, a white rose may mean “silence” or “new beginnings,” while a yellow rose signifies “jealousy.”
The honeysuckle denotes the bonds of love, or generous and devoted affection.
June’s birthstone is generally considered to be the Pearl, as well as Alexandrite and Moonstone.
Pearls are associated with purity, honesty, and calmness. If you dream of a pearl ring, expect romance.