June Holidays

June is named after the Roman Goddess Juno, originally: Junonius.. The Irish call June Meitheamh or an t-Ogmios, “the young month”. The Anglo-Saxon name was Aerra Litha, “before Litha.” or Sear-monat. The Franks called it Brachmanoth, “break month.” June is called Fallow by the Asatru.

In Japan June 1st marks Koromogaethe beginning of the summer season, time to switch to summer clothes until October 1st.

The birth flower is rose, emerald is most frequently called the June birthstone, followed by agate, chalcedony, turquoise, pearl, cat’s eye, or alexandrite. Pearl and moss agate (as well as Chrysoprase, sapphire, and topaz) are birthstones of the astrological sign Gemini, and moonstone or pearl is the birthstone of Cancer (as well as albite, chrysoprase, emerald, green tourmaline, opal, pink tourmaline, and rhodochrosite, also associated with Cancer.)

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Today, Sunday, June 1st, 2013 is National Hazelnut Cake Day, World Milk Day, National Go Barefoot Day, Dare Day, Don’t Give Up the Ship Day, Flip a Coin Day, Heimlich Maneuver Day, Pen Pal Day, Say Something Nice Day,and Stand For Children Day/ How-to-Perform-the-Heimlich-ManeuverInternational Children’s Day. In China it’s Children’s Day, In Japan it’s Clothes Changing Day, and Gawai Dayak Festival begins in Malaysia. In ancient Rome, the beginningm Kalends of June makes it Mars’ Day, Carna’s Day (Goddess of Doors & Locks), Kallynteria, Holy day of JunoMonata, Festival of the Oak Nymph, and Tempestas’ Day. The first Sunday of June is Children’s Awareness Memorial Day, Day of the Rice God /Hanadaue, National Cancer Survivors Day, Sjomannadagur (Seaman’s Day in Iceland) and International Mother’s Peace Day. in France the Joan of Arc Festival is held the 1st weekend.

The first week of June is National Fishing and boating Week, and Clothes line Week (Saturday to Saturday).

June is Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrom (APS) Awareness Month, and Pluot Month.

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shiptonToday, Monday, June 2nd, 2013 is National Rocky Road Day, National Bubba Day, Heirloom Seeds Day, I love my dentist Day, Yell “Fudge” At the Cobras in North America Day©, Festival of Utter Confusion, 3 ring circus day, Mother Shipton’s Day, and Sesame Street’s Oscar The Grouch’s Birthday (or the 1st). It’s the Christian Feast Day of Saints Elmo/ Erasmus; patron of sailors, vs any stomach problem), Blandina’s Day (patron servant girls, and those falsely accused of cannibalism), and Ursula Sontheil; patron of laundresses. In France it’s Remembrance day/ Day of Wreaths (Europe), In China, Hong Kong, Macai, and Taiwan it’s the Dragon Boat Festival / ‘Feast of the Dragon’,Shapatu of Ishtar (Babylonian) Gawai Dayak (Maylasia), Syns Day (Norse), and the Secular Games of Prosipina (Roman). The first Monday of June is Leave the Office Earlier Day.

The first full week of June is End Mountaintop Removal Week and RIP current awareness week.

June is Frozen Yogurt Month, Adopt a Cat Month, and Mens Health Education and Awareness Month.

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NSA-Listens-ShirtmockToday, Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 will be National Chocolate Macaroon Day, National Itch Day, National Egg Day, Impersonate Authority Day, Ice Cream Cone Patent Day,Repeat Day, Chimborazo Day, Cheer Coach Day, and (possibly) Love Conquers All Day. This is the anniversary of several cool things: Bikini Day, Casey at the Bat Day (Released 1888), and Ice Cream Cone Patent Day. Christians celebrate a Global Day of Prayer, Japanese celebrate Broken Dolls Day/ Hinamatsuri/Girls Day, ancient Romans celebrated the Festival for Pax and Bellona, and Australians (mostly ignore) Mabo Day . The Mabo Judgement states in law that indigenous Australians have by prior occupation, ownership of land where native title has not been extinguished.maboday_torres Shavuot begins at sundown.’

The first full week of June is Business Etiquette Week & National Tire Safety Week.

June is Accordion Awareness Month, as well as Fruit and Veggies Month.

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Today, Wednesday, January 4th, 2013 is National Cheese Day, National Frozen Yogurt Day, National Cognac Day, International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression, Audacity to Hope Day, Do-Dah-Day, Apple Computer Day, Chicken and Egg Festival, Old Maid’s Day, Hug Your Cat Day (also May 30- cats need extra hugs). In Denmark they celebrate the Eel Festival, in Finland they have the Kudpid Danie & Musk Festival (Finland) {or this may have been a local dance and music festival that’s just being passed around the internet}, Sich’s celebrate the Birthday of Bhagat Puran Singh, Shavuot Tuesday evening until Thursday, and in the far east they celebrate Swing Day fifth day of fifth lunar month (may june) Tano Festival (far east) aka dragon boat festival. Internationally, it’s the Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989 Memorial Day. The first Wednesday in June is National Running Day and National Tailor’s Day.Tiannaman Square

The first week of June is Great American Brass Band Week, and National Body Piercing Week.

June is Aphasia Awareness Month, National Gay and Lesbian Pride Month /GLBT Awareness Month.

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Today, Wednesday, January 4th, 2014 is National Cheese Day, National Frozen Yogurt Day, National Cognac Day, International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression, Audacity to Hope Day, Do-Dah-Day, Apple Computer Day, Chicken and Egg chicken or egg dayFestival, Old Maid’s Day, Hug Your Cat Day (also May 30- cats need extra hugs). In Denmark they celebrate the Eel Festival, in Finland they have the Kudpid Danie & Musk Festival (Finland) {or this may have been a local dance and music festival that’s just being passed around the internet}, Sich’s celebrate the Birthday of Bhagat Puran Singh, Shavuot Tuesday evening until Thursday, and in the far east they celebrate Swing Day fifth day of fifth lunar month (may june) Tano Festival (far east) aka dragon boat festival. Internationally, it’s the Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989 Memorial Day. The first Wednesday in June is National Running Day and National Tailor’s Day.

The first week of June is Great American Brass Band Week, and National Body Piercing Week.

June is Aphasia Awareness Month, National Gay and Lesbian Pride Month /GLBT Awareness Month.

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Today, Thursday, June 5th, 2014 is National Gingerbread Day, World Environment Day, Nat. Attitude Day, National Moonshine day, Apple II Day, Festival of Popular Delusions, Hot Air Balloon Day, and Tattoo Day (among several dates). The first Thursday of June is Nursing Assistants Day. Feast of Núr, the first day of Rahmat begins June 24 to July 12 (Bahá’í).

The first week of June is Headache Awareness Week, and National River Cleanup Week.

June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month, Great Outdoors Month, and National Pet Preparedness Month,.

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Today, Friday, June 6th, 2014 is National Applesauce Cake Day, National Gardening Exercise Day, National Yo-Yo Day,Ancestor Day (Yoruba), Arrephoria (Greek), D Day, Drive in Theatre Day, Horseradish Days (6-8), and Mugwort Picking Day. It’s the Christian feast day of Saint Claude (patron of toymakers; against twitching) and Philip the Deacon. The first Friday in June is No Pants Day (or the first Friday in May- they probably do both), and Donut Day.

The first week of June is Pet Appreciation Week, and National Fishing and boating Week.

June is African American Music Appreciation Month, Graduation Month, and National Congenital Cytomegalovirus Awareness Month.

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Today, Saturday, June 7th, 2014 is National Chocolate Ice Cream Day, Daniel Boone Day (Kentucky), Drawing Day, Positive Power of Humor and Creativity Days, VCR Day, and this weekend is June bug Days Baldwin. In Rome they celebrated theVestalia, and the Celts had the Festival of the Duir Nymph. The first Saturday in June is National Trails Day, National Family Recreation Day, Drawing Day, and the traditional day of the Do-Da-Day Parade (it was in May this year), and Turtle Races begin.

The first week of June is Sun Safety Week , Hemp History Week.

June is Aprium Month, Hamburger Month, and National Scoliosis Awareness Month.

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Today, Sunday, June 8th , 2014 is World Ocean Day, National Jelly-Filled Doughnut Day, Best Friend’s Day, Upsy Daisy Day, Mugwort Day, Name Your Poison Day, Old Roman Festival of Consciousness from Mens, and Asatru Lindisfarne Day. 50 days after Easter and Passover is the time of Shavuot for the Jews and Pentecost for the Christians, aka Whitsunday. The 2nd Sunday of June is Abused Women and Children’s Awareness Day, Children’s Sunday, Multicultural American Child Day, World Wind Day aka Ride the Wind/Ride For Wind Day, and Race Unity Day.

The second week of June is National email Week, Knit (and Crochet) in Public Week, and Superman Week.

June is Aquarium Month and National Iced Tea Month.

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Monday, June 9th will be National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day,rhubarb pie World APS Day, National Take your Daughter to the Range Day, Donald Duck Day, Profess Your Love Day, and Alcoholics Anonymous Birthday. This is the day for the celebration of the Arrephoria (Greek), Sigurdsblot (Heathen), Vestalia (Roman), and the Tallest Maypole Day (Shillingstone, UK). The Monday after Pentecost is Whitmonday aka Pentecost Monday. The Celtic tree month of Huath/Hawthorn ends,

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