According to Wikipedia, June is the sixth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar. It is 30 days long. The Roman poet Ovid provides two etymologies for June’s name in his poem concerning the months entitled the Fasti. The first is that the month is named after the Roman goddess Juno, wife of Jupiter and equivalent to the Greek goddess Hera.
At the start of June, the sun rises in the constellation of Taurus; at the end of June, the sun rises in the constellation of Gemini. However, due to the precession of the equinoxes, June begins with the sun in the astrological sign of Gemini, and ends with the sun in the astrological sign of Cancer.
June is the month with the longest daylight hours of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and the shortest daylight hours of the year in the Southern Hemisphere. June in the Northern Hemisphere is the seasonal equivalent to December in the Southern Hemisphere and vice versa.
In the Northern hemisphere, the beginning of the meteorological summer is 1 June. In the Southern hemisphere, the beginning of the meteorological winter is 1 June.
The traditional June birthstone is the pearl. The June birth flower is the rose, or the honeysuckle, as roses and honeysuckles bloom throughout June. June is also sometimes called the “Rose month.”
Father’s Day celebrates fathers every third Sunday of June. Father’s Day began in 1909 in Spokane, Washington, when a daughter requested a special day to honor her father, a Civil War veteran who raised his children after his wife died. The first presidential proclamation honoring fathers was issued in 1966 by President Lyndon Johnson.
June General Observances
National Adopt a Shelter Cat Month [ASPCA]
National Zoo and Aquarium Month
National Iced Tea Month: Three Delicious Tea Recipes
National Candy Month
National Turkey Lovers’ Month
Do-it-Yourself Marketing Month
National Home Ownership Month
Home Safety Month
June 4-10 National Business Etiquette Week
June 7 – June 13 Pet Appreciation Week (1st week)
June 14 – June 20 Take Your Pet to Work Week (3rd week)
June 21 – June 27 National Pollinators Week
Third Sunday in June Father’s Day
June 1 International Children’s Day
June 3 National Donut Day
June 4 National Hug Your Cat Day
June 5 World Environment Day
June 6 National Yo-Yo Day
June 8 World Ocean Day
June 9 Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day
June 10 Ball Point Pen Day
June 10 National Iced Tea Day
June 12 World Day Against Child Labor
June 14 Flag Day, celebrated June 14, has been a presidentially proclaimed observance since 1916. Although Flag Day is not a federal holiday, Americans are encouraged to display the flag outside their homes and businesses on this day to honor the history and heritage the American flag represents.
June 14 World Pet Memorial Day (2nd Sunday)
June 14 World Blood Donor Day
June 15 Nature Photography Day
June 16 Vinegar Day
June 16 World Juggling Day
June 17 Eat Your Vegetables Day
June 18 Go Fishing Day
June 19 Take Your Dog to Work Day (3rd Friday) [Pet Sitters International and Pedigree Jumbone brand]
June 21 World Music Day
June 24 Log Cabin Day
June 24 UFO Day
June 25 National Catfish Day
June 28 National Handshake Day