Our directory introduces holidays to the world. We gather information on common holidays & those you didn't know existed. We cover the festivities of events, who celebrates them & holiday recipes too. Join us each month to learn how to celebrate each observance.
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; the second is that the name comes from the Latin word iuniores, meaning "younger ones," as opposed to maiores ("elders") for which the preceding month May may be named (Fasti VI.1–88). See: Months in various calendars also called the season of the 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.
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.
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 known for the large number of marriages that occur over the course of the month. According to one etymology, June is named after Juno (Hera). Juno was the goddess of marriage and a married couple's household, so some consider it good luck to be married in this month.
According to another etymology provided by the Roman poet Ovid, June is named for the iuniores, latin for "young people" (Fasti VI.88) and that the month of May is named for the maiores, Latin for "elders".
In Iceland, folklore says that if you bathe naked in the morning dew on the morning of June 24, you are supposed to keep aging at bay for longer.
Festa della Repubblica Italian Republic Day is celebrated in Italy on the second of June each year. The day commemorates the institutional referendum held by universal suffrage in 1946.
Adur festival The first two weeks of June every year.
Madaraka Day June 1 to commemorate when Kenya gained internal self-rule.
Flag Days of Sweden (June 6), United States (June 14—see Flag Day in the United States), Denmark (June 15), Argentina (June 20), and Romania (June 26).
D-Day landings by Allied forces in Normandy, June 6, 1944.
Primož Trubar Day, on 8 June, a public holiday in Slovenia in commemoration of the birth of the founder of the Slovene literary language, who was according to some sources born on 8 June 1508
Kamehameha Day, on June 11, is a state holiday in Hawaii, US, honoring the first ruler of the one-time kingdom.
Philippine Independence Day is on June 12.
Feast of St. Anthony of Padua June 13
United Kingdom – Trooping the Colour (Military celebration of the monarch's official birthday held in London on the second Saturday of June)
Bloomsday in Ireland and worldwide for fans of James Joyce's Ulysses is June 16
Youth Day in South Africa June 16
The Comrades in South Africa June 16.
Juneteenth, (aka Freedom Day or Emancipation Day) primarily in Texas June 19,
"Martyrs Day" in Eritrea June 20
West Virginia Day in the U.S. state of West Virginia June 20.
The solstice called the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere and the winter solstice in the southern hemisphere occurs on dates varying from 20 June to 21 June (in UTC). In the pagan wheel of the year the summer solstice is the time of Litha and the winter solstice is that of Yule.
Feast of the Birth of St. John the Baptist (Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day in Quebec) June 24.
Statehood Day (Slovenia) in Slovenia June 25
Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul, principal patrons of the Roman Catholic Church, June 29
Father's Day (in Belgium on the second Sunday in June)(in the United States, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Venezuela, the Netherlands, Ireland and Canada on the third Sunday in June)
Midsummer is celebrated in Finland and Sweden on the third Friday in June.
Gay pride celebrations take place in many countries in honour of the Stonewall riots.
The majority of the Portland Rose Festival occurs.
The first Monday in June is one of the public holidays in the Republic of Ireland; in the Irish Calendar the month is called Meitheamh and is the middle month of the summer season. Secondary schools are off during the month (and also July and August), while June is the last month in primary schools.
The second Sunday in June is Canadian Rivers Day.
Children's Day celebrated in many eastern European countries including Portugal, Poland, Slovakia, Romania as well as China and other countries throughout the world.
Almost all of interleague play in baseball occurs in this month, with 15 of the 18 inter league games occurring this month. The other three are played on the third weekend in May (Fri-Sun).
Independence day (June 17) in Iceland
Fishermansday (first Sunday in June) celebrating the work of fishermen and those lost at sea. (Iceland)
Perhaps the most dominant Geminian characteristic is versatility. It is also considered an air sign, and is one of four mutable signs. Gemini has been closely associated with the planet Mercury and is considered to be ruled by it. Being the third sign of the zodiac, Gemini has been associated with the astrological third house.
Individuals born when the Sun was in this sign are considered Gemini individuals. Under the tropical (western) zodiac, the Sun is in the sign of Gemini roughly from May 21 to June 20, ending at the moment of summer solstice by definition. Under the sidereal zodiac, it is currently there roughly from June 15 to July 15. The Sanskrit name of Gemini in Hindu astrology is Mithuna.
Honeysuckles (Lonicera, pron.: /lɒˈnɪsərə/; syn. Caprifolium Mill.) are arching shrubs or twining vines in the family Caprifoliaceae, native to the Northern Hemisphere. There are about 180 species of honeysuckle, 100 of which occur in China; Europe, India and North America, with about 20 native species each. Widely known species include Lonicera periclymenum (honeysuckle or woodbine), Lonicera japonica (Japanese honeysuckle, white honeysuckle, or Chinese honeysuckle) and Lonicera sempervirens (coral honeysuckle, trumpet honeysuckle, or woodbine honeysuckle). Hummingbirds are attracted to the flowers on some of these plants, especially L. sempervirens and L. ciliosa (orange honeysuckle). The name Lonicera stems from Adam Lonicer, a Renaissance botanist.
A rose is a woody perennial of the genus Rosa, within the family Rosaceae. There are over 100 species. They form a group of plants that can be erect shrubs, climbing or trailing with stems that are often armed with sharp prickles. Flowers vary in size and shape and are usually large and showy, in colours ranging from white through yellows and reds. Most species are native to Asia, with smaller numbers native to Europe, North America, and northwest Africa. Species, cultivars and hybrids are all widely grown for their beauty and often are fragrant. Rose plants range in size from compact, miniature roses, to climbers that can reach 7 meters in height. Different species hybridize easily, and this has been used in the development of the wide range of garden roses.
Our monthly calendar is packed full of unique, strange, bazaar, wacky and weird holidays that make perfect Theme Parties if your looking for something wild to celebrate. (can also be known as Unofficial Holidays) Strange holidays like these are taking on a new popularity in today's culture and can be celebrated world wide even though most listed were first made popular in the United States. Most weird holidays honor some kind of wacky invention or a fun and bazaar thing to do. • Dates for Friday the 13th • Weird Holiday Directory
Although major holidays such as Christmas, Easter & Thanksgiving, are referred to as food holidays, we are actually talking about daily observances that's held in honor of a certain food. Did you know that each month has foods that represent it? It sure does! Just about every day in the month is celebrated by a food holiday. Plus month and week observances too! • Recipe Directory for Traditional Holiday Food
Movable Holidays are ones that do not always occur on the same day or date each year. Movable Holidays are also the hardest holidays to keep up because individuals will unknowingly list them as occurring on the same day each year when they are indeed a movable holiday.
There are many types of holidays and many reasons to celebrate each day! This section of our website is a day to day directory for around the world observances. Our wish is to give you a better understanding of the holidays for each day, so you too can join in the celebrations. Yes, there really is a Holidays for everyday.
"The Europeans brought many of their influences to Argentina and one of their great contributions was the gnocchi. Apparently Argentineans were pretty impressed with this food because it not only received its own day of the year, it received its own 12 days of the year. The 29th of every month is Gnocchi Day, (or as the Argentineans call it “ñoquis del 29″)" • How to celebrate Gnocchi Day • Gnocchi Recipe
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Note: We try to keep our information up to date but it must be said that organizations sometimes change the date of their holiday and many holidays are actual movable holidays which means the date will change from year to year. We try to keep you up to date but we do suggest that you not take our research set in stone. We ask that you let our information be a guide to you as you continue to do your own calendar research. :) Thank You! • •