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June 21 is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 193 days remaining until the end of the year. Follow our list below for some great reasons to celebrate this day.
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Food Holidays for this date:
  • National Peaches & Cream Day (June 21)
Peaches and cream (also known as peaches'n cream) is a simple, traditionally summertime dessert consisting of sliced peaches, whipped cream, and other ingredients, popular in the United States (especially the South) and other countries. As a dessert, peaches and cream is relatively healthy, since it is made up of raw, low-calorie, vitamin rich fruit.

It is sometimes served at ice cream stands and float shops. Many types of hard candy, such as Creme Savers, also come in a peaches and cream flavor.
 It's traditional to serve peaches and cream on this date.
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Holidays Around the World for this date:
 
  • Day of the Martyrs (Togo)
Public holidays in Togo are days when workers get the day off work.

  • Father's Day (Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, and Uganda)
Father's Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Many countries celebrate it on the third Sunday of June, but it is also celebrated widely on other days. Father's Day was created to complement Mother's Day, a celebration that honors mothers and motherhood.

  • Go Skateboarding Day
​Go Skateboarding Day (GSD) is an official annual holiday conceived by the International Association of Skateboard Companies (IASC) to promote skateboarding. It is usually marked on June 21.

  • National Aboriginal Day (Canada)
National Aboriginal Day (French: Journée nationale des Autochtones) is a day recognizing and celebrating the cultures and contributions of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples of Canada. The day was first celebrated in 1996, after it was proclaimed that year by then Governor General of Canada Roméo LeBlanc, to be celebrated on June 21 annually. Most provincial jurisdictions, however, do not recognise it as a statutory holiday.

  • World Humanist Day (Humanism)
World Humanist Day is a Humanist holiday celebrated annually around the world on the June solstice, which usually falls on June 21st. According to the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU), the day is a way of spreading awareness of Humanism as a philosophical life stance and means to effect change in the world. It is also seen as a time for Humanists to gather socially and promote the positive values of Humanism.

  • Official holiday of the Belgian historical region Het Meetjesland
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Solstice-related observances (also see June 20):

  •    Day of Private Reflection
The Day of Private Reflection is a day of remembrance created to acknowledge and reflect upon the conflict in Northern Ireland. It was proposed by Healing Through Remembering, a cross-community organisation devoted to dealing with the legacy of the conflict. The occasion sought to look toward a peaceful future, while reflecting on the violence of the past.

  •    National Day (Greenland)
The National Day is a designated date on which celebrations mark the nationhood of a nation or non-sovereign country. This nationhood can be symbolized by the date of independence, of becoming republic or a significant date for a patron saint or a ruler (birthday, accession, removal, etc.). Often the day is not called "National Day" but serves and can be considered as one. The National Day will often be a national holiday.

  •     International Surfing Day
International Surfing Day, held annually on or near the date of the summer solstice—usually June 21 (20 June on leap years)—is an unofficial, environmentally conscious sports-centered holiday that celebrates the sport of surfing and the surfing lifestyle and the sustainability of ocean resources. Contests and prizes are also part of the celebration with surfing related industries donating prizes such as surfboards and wetsuits. Another purpose of the celebration is to promote the popularity of surfing and to attract new participants.

  •    We Tripantu, a winter solstice festival in the southern hemisphere. (Mapuche in southern Chile)
We Tripantu is the Mapuche New Year fest, that takes place on the Northern solstice which in the Southern Hemisphere is the Winter solstice. -We Tripantu (Mapudungun tr: new sunrise) is the conclusion of the Mapuche New Year that takes place between June 21 and June 24 in the Gregorian calendar.​

  •     World Music Day
The Fête de la Musique, also known as World Music Day, is an annual music festival taking place on June 21 in cities around the world.​
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Weird Wild & Wacky Holidays: (Unofficial Observances)

  • Anne and Samantha Day (June 21)
  • Go Skateboarding Day
  • National Daylight Appreciation Day
  • Take Your Dog To Work Day (June 21)
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Is it your Birthday Today?  See who shares your birthday.

  • Happy Birthday! Kris Allen, Meredith Baxter, Berke Breathed, Joe Flaherty, Michael Gross, Mariette Hartley, Bernie Kopell, Juliette Lewis, Nils Lofgren, Chris Pratt, Doug Savant, Lana Wachowski, Prince William
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Christian Feast Day:

  •   Alban of Mainz
  •   Aloysius Gonzaga
  •   Engelmund of Velsen
  •   Martin of Tongres
  •   Onesimos Nesib (Lutheran)
  •   June 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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Events On This Day
  • 1749 – Halifax, Nova Scotia, is founded.
  • 1788 – New Hampshire is admitted as the 9th state in the United States.
  • 1854 – The first Victoria Cross is awarded during the bombardment of Bomarsund 
  • 1940 – The first successful west-to-east navigation of Northwest Passage begins 
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External links:
BBC: On This Day - June 21
The New York Times: On This Day - June 21
On This Day in Canada - June 21

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