Holidays and Observances in June

National days to celebrate this month

observances in June

The Spruce / Margot Cavin 

The month of June is known as the time schools let out for the summer and also for June 20, the longest day of the year with the most daylight hours in the northern hemisphere. June is also the middle of the year and the midpoint of the growing season between planting and harvesting. The Strawberry Moon appears at various points every year in June; this last full moon of spring is named after the short strawberry harvesting period in the month, and not because the moon looks anything like the fruit.

Here are all the official, and unofficial, days to celebrate this month.

June Daily Holidays and Observances

  • June 1: Dare Day, Flip a Coin Day, International Dinosaur Day, National Trails Day* (first Saturday)
  • June 2: National Rocky Road Day, National Bubba Day
  • June 3: Repeat Day, First U.S. Space Walk, World Bicycle Day
  • June 4: Hug Your Cat Day, National Cheese Day
  • June 5: World Environment Day, Hot Air Balloon Day, National Doughnut Day* (first Friday)
  • June 6: World War II D-Day Anniversary, National Yo-Yo Day, Applesauce Cake Day
  • June 7: Daniel Boone Day, National Chocolate Ice Cream Day, National Frozen Yogurt Day* (first Sunday)
  • June 8: World Ocean Day, Best Friends Day
  • June 9: Donald Duck Day, National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day
  • June 10: Ball Point Pen Day, Herbs and Spices Day, Iced Tea Day
  • June 11: National Corn on the Cob Day
  • June 12: Magic Day, National Red Rose Day, National Peanut Butter Cookie Day
  • June 13: National Sewing Machine Day, National Weed Your Garden Day
  • June 14: The U.S. Army Birthday, National Family History Day, Flag Day, Monkey Around Day
  • June 15: National Electricity Day, National Fly a Kite Day, National Nature Photography Day, National Smile Power Day
  • June 16: Fresh Veggies Day
  • June 17: National Eat Your Vegetables Day
  • June 18: International Picnic Day, Go Fishing Day, National Splurge Day, International Sushi Day
  • June 19: Juneteenth, World Sauntering Day, National Flip Flop Day* (third Friday)
  • June 20: American Bald Eagle Day, Summer Solstice/Summer Begins* (varies), Ice Cream Soda Day, World Hollerin' Day* (third Saturday)
  • June 21: Father's Day* (third Sunday), Go Skateboarding Day, International Yoga Day, National Seashell Day, National Selfie Day, National Turkey Lovers Day* (third Sunday)
  • June 22: World Rainforest Day, National Chocolate Eclair Day, National Onion Ring Day
  • June 23: International Widows' Day, Let It Go Day, National Pink Day
  • June 24: Celebration of the Senses, Swim a Lap Day, International Fairy Day
  • June 25: National Handshake Day* (last Thursday), National Catfish Day
  • June 26: Forgiveness Day, Take Your Dog to Work Day* (Friday after Father's Day)
  • June 27: Great American Backyard Campout* (fourth Saturday), National Onion Day
  • June 28: Insurance Awareness Day, International Body Piercing Day, Paul Bunyan Day, Log Cabin Day* (last Sunday), Descendants' Day* (last Sunday)
  • June 29: Hug Holiday Day, International Mud Day, National Camera Day
  • June 30: Meteor Day

Wedding Month Madness

There's a good reason June is so popular for weddings. In addition to nearly perfect weather, the month of June is considered auspicious for weddings because it's named after Juno, the Roman goddess of marriage, home, and family.

June Weekly Holidays and Observances

  • Teacher Thank You Week (first week)
  • Fishing Week* (first Saturday for a week)
  • National Gardening Week (first week)
  • National Flag Week (usually third week with Flag Day)
  • National Camping Week (last full week)
  • Lightening Safety Week (last full week)

June Monthly Holidays and Observances

  • Adopt a Cat Month
  • Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month
  • Black Music Month
  • Candy Month
  • Cucumber Month
  • Dairy Month
  • Disaster Preparedness Month
  • Effective Communications Month
  • Fiction is Fun Month
  • Gay and Lesbian Pride Month
  • Great Outdoors Month
  • International People Skills Month
  • Lemon Month
  • Mango Month
  • Men's Health Month
  • National Adopt a Cat Month
  • National Audio Book Month
  • National Candy Month
  • National Family Month
  • National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month
  • National Fruit and Veggies Month
  • National Iced Tea Month
  • National Papaya Month
  • National Pest Control Month
  • National Recycling Month
  • National Seafood Month
  • Perennial Gardening Month
  • PTSD Awareness Month
  • Rebuild Your Life Month
  • Rose Month
  • Zoo and Aquarium Month

*Denotes that date changes each year.