June Holidays: National Days & Observances

The month of June is packed with plenty of reasons to celebrate

observances in June

The Spruce / Margot Cavin 

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The month of June is known as the time schools let out for the summer, and June 20, 21, or 22 (depending on year) is the longest day of the year with the most daylight hours in the Northern Hemisphere. June also plays host to the ever-important holidays of Father's Day and Juneteenth. And June is 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) holidays and observances to celebrate this month.

June Daily Holidays and Observances

  • June 1: Dare Day, Flip a Coin Day, International Dinosaur Day, Global Day of Parents, Global Running Day, National Olive Day, Hazelnut Cake Day, Oscar the Grouch Day
  • June 2: National Rocky Road Ice Cream Day, National Moonshine Day, National Bubba Day, American Indian Citizenship Day, National Leave the Office Early Day* (unless falling on a weekend, in which case it is the closest working day)
  • June 3: Repeat Day, World Bicycle Day, World Cider Day, National Donut Day, National Egg Day, National Doughnut Day* (first Friday)
  • June 4: Hug Your Cat Day, National Cheese Day, International Corgi Day, National Trails Day* (first Saturday)
  • June 5: World Environment Day, Constitution Day, Hot Air Balloon Day, National Cancer Survivors Day
  • June 6: World War II D-Day Anniversary, National Yo-Yo Day, Applesauce Cake Day, National Drive-In Movie Day
  • June 7: Daniel Boone Day, National Chocolate Ice Cream Day, VCR Day
  • June 8: World Ocean Day, National Best Friends Day
  • June 9: Donald Duck Day, National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day
  • June 10: Ball Point Pen Day, Herbs and Spices Day, National Iced Tea Day, National Egg Roll Day
  • June 11: National Corn on the Cob Day, National Rosé Day, Making Life Beautiful Day
  • June 12: National Red Rose Day, National Peanut Butter Cookie Day, National Jerky Day, National Loving Day
  • June 13: National Sewing Machine Day, National Weed Your Garden Day
  • June 14: The U.S. Army Birthday, Flag Day, Monkey Around Day, International Bath Day, National New Mexico Day, World Blood Donor Day
  • June 15: Nature Photography Day, National Smile Power Day
  • June 16: Fresh Veggies Day, National Fudge Day, National Career Nurse Assistants Day
  • June 17: Eat Your Vegetables Day, National Apple Strudel Day, Global Garbage Man Day, National Flip Flop Day* (third Friday)
  • June 18: International Picnic Day, National Go Fishing Day, National Splurge Day, International Sushi Day
  • June 19: Juneteenth, Father's Day, National Watch Day, National Martini Day, World Sauntering Day, National Turkey Lovers' Day* (third Sunday)
  • June 20: American Bald Eagle Day, Ice Cream Soda Day, World Refugee Day, Ugliest Dog Day, National Hike With a Geek Day
  • June 21: Go Skateboarding Day, International Day of Yoga, National Seashell Day, National Selfie Day, Summer Solstice/Summer Begins* (varies), Make Music Day
  • June 22: World Rainforest Day, National Chocolate Eclair Day, National Onion Rings Day, National Kissing Day
  • June 23: International Widows' Day, Let It Go Day, National Pink Day, Typewriter Day, National Porridge Day
  • June 24: Celebration of the Senses, Swim a Lap Day, International Fairy Day, National Pralines Day, Take Your Dog to Work Day* (Friday after Father's Day)
  • June 25: National Catfish Day, Bourdain Day, Global Beatles Day, Great American Backyard Campout* (fourth Saturday)
  • June 26: National Chocolate Pudding Day, Log Cabin Day* (last Sunday), Descendants' Day* (last Sunday)
  • June 27: National Onion Day, National Sunglasses Day, Bingo Day, Ice Cream Cake Day, Orange Blossom Day, Helen Keller Day
  • June 28: Insurance Awareness Day, International Body Piercing Day, Tau Day, National Paul Bunyan Day, Alaska Day
  • June 29: Hug Holiday, International Mud Day, National Camera Day, Waffle Iron Day, Cooking with Parchment Day, Almond Buttercrunch Day
  • June 30: Meteor Day, Blink 182 Day, National Handshake Day National Corvette Day, International Asteroid Day

Fun Fact

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

  • Fishing & Boating Week* (starts first Saturday)
  • National Flag Week* (usually third week, with Flag Day)
  • National Camping Week* (last full week)
  • Lightning Safety Week* (last full week)

June Monthly Holidays and Observances

  • Adopt a Cat Month
  • Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month
  • African-American Music Appreciation Month
  • Candy Month
  • Dairy Month
  • Effective Communications Month
  • Pride Month
  • Great Outdoors Month
  • Mango Month
  • Audio Book Month
  • Family Month
  • Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month
  • Iced Tea Month
  • Perennial Gardening Month
  • PTSD Awareness Month
  • Rebuild Your Life Month
  • Rose Month
  • Zoo and Aquarium Month

*Date changes each year.