Weird Holidays for June? Yep we have them!
What's the first thing you think of when you hear the word "June"? Many of us think of wedding because "June is known for the large number of marriages that occur over the course of the month." Now it's said that "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." So you see we celebrate marriage in the month of June- but did you know we also celebrate old maids too? Yep, June 4 is National Old Maid's Day!
Ok Here's an unusual holiday to talk about!
World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) is an international clothing-optional bike ride in which participants plan, meet and ride together en masse on human-powered transport (the vast majority on bicycles, and fewer on skateboards, rollerblades, roller skates) to "protest oil dependency and celebrate the power and individuality of our bodies"."
"The dress code motto is "Bare As You Dare". Full and partial (especially topfree) nudity is encouraged, but not mandatory, on all rides. Requiring partial cover-up is strictly forbidden and is a distinguishing feature of WNBR versus other cycling events."
What do we know about June?
"June in the Northern Hemisphere is the seasonal equivalent to December in the Southern Hemisphere and vice versa. The month of June—in the Northern Hemisphere—is in Spring until the 21st, when the first day of summer begins. The traditional June birthstone is the pearl. The June birth flower is the rose, or the Honeysuckle, as roses and honeysuckles bloom throughout June. June is also sometimes called the "Rose month." or (National Rose month)
Weird & Unusual Weeks:
• Watermelon Seed Spitting Week - last week
• Meet A Man Week - Second week
Weird & Unusual Daily Observances:
• National Hollerin' Contest Day - third Saturday in June
• National Go Barefoot Day - June 1
• Say something Nice Day - June 1
• Leave the office early day - June 2
• Dare Day - June 2
• National Itch Day - 3
• Repeat Day--June 3
• National Yo-Yo Day - 6
• Be-Bop-a-Lula Day - 6
• June Bug Day - 7
• Upsy Daisy Day - June 8
• National Shampoo Week--June 7-13
• National Clay Week- second week
• Pig Callers Day - 14
• Go Fly a Kite Day - 15
• No Orange Clothes Day - 16
• World Sauntering Day--June 19
• Eat an Oreo Day - 19
• Juggling Day - 20
• Stupid Guy Thing Day - 22
• Let It Go Day - 23
• Take Your Dog to Work Day - date varies
• National Go Fly a Kite Day - 24
• National Handshake Day - June 24
• Celebration of the Senses - 24
• Please Take My Children to Work Day - 26
• Happy Birthday to You Day - June 27
• Hand Shake day - 28
"June En-us-June.ogg (pronunciation) (help·info) is the sixth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with a length of 30 days. The month is named after the Roman goddess Juno, wife of Jupiter and equivalent to the Greek goddess Hera. See:- Months in various calendars"
"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 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."