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All our holidays are validated with sponsors, organizations, proclamations, history;
or, we  validate the source or origin for an observance to prove it's not made up.

Although we have holidays for most days, there are a few that are blank.
I realize social media spouts these daily.  I'm sure you know that some are just made up and fake.  Maybe they're fun,  but,

Also, some observances that are validated through website links, can't be updated until their websites update their 2016 information.

I do not do ads.  I do not try to make money from keeping these listings.
  But, I do not respect other holiday sites that steal my information and put it on a site wanting to make money from ads or charging to even validate a holiday.
I'll ad it for free if it's coming from a valid source and not obscene, hateful, etc.

All of my  holiday  and observances lists as a whole group are not "fair use" information.  (Individual holidays are owned by their sponsors.)
 They  are copyrighted via this domain and are not to be taken and put on another website, blog,  or made into a downloadable application, etc..
  Doing so is a violation of the DMCA.   

  Link to my holiday pages.  Or, use them for personal, off-line use for clubs, newsletters, homemade calendars, etc.

You're invited to share these holidays on Twitter, etc.  Just tell folks where you got them. 
All I have is word-of-mouth since I do not do ads.

How Holidays Begin & How to Start One



Bizarre, Crazy, Silly, Unknown Holidays & Observances

Stone= Pearl      Flower= Rose

We use a copyright source for our information and not other websites. Visit our page for further info.

Visit the Pages We did Specials for this Month on:


History of Ramadan and Cartoon Fun
(June 6 to July 5, 2016)

America's Cup
Flag Day History and Sing-Along
Father's Day History and Cartoon Fun
History of Graduation
History of Wimbledon and Cartoon
Hurricane Season Information
How To Buy Roses
The Sovereign's Official Birthday (Queen's Birthday or Trooping the Colors) History & Cartoon Fun!
The History of the Royal Ascot & Cartoon Fun!
The Summer Solstice History &  Observances + Cartoon Fun!
Juneteenth History + Cartoon Fun!
Kupalo Festival History+ Cartoon Fun!
Wianki Festival of Wreaths History+ Cartoon Fun!
Sun Dance History+ Cartoon Fun!
Wedding & Bridal Trivia Quiz Fun
(part of our Valentine's Days stuff)
But since June is the month for weddings we're putting it here too.


If you want "On This Day" in History information, go to The History Channel!
 They've got the best resource on the net.
Want to know if anyone famous was born today? Visit Famous Birthdays!
A great source of  past Song Hit of The Day is Bob Dearborn's Disc Jockey site.
Just log in any day on a search engine, and Wikipedia tells you both birthdays, events, etc. for it.

Because dates are tentative and also change a lot, I'm not going to  list the Indian Tribal Gatherings per month.
 But, here's a link to all the Indian  PowWows for the entire year!

Thanks to Rachael Christian for informing me of Fish Are Friends, Not Food! Week
Thanks to George Melvin for letting me know about Bloomsday.
Thanks to Charlotte Hendricks for letting me know about Sun Safety Week.
Thanks to Kelsey Winston for letting me know about National Men's Health Week.
Thanks to Katherine Brent for correcting me on the date of the Belmont Stakes.
Thanks to Marvel for letting me know about Loving Day.
Thanks to Sonjia Bradshaw for letting me know about A LOT of observances!
Thanks to Robert Smith for letting me know about Donut Day.
Thanks goes to Ryan Herron for letting me know about Go Skateboarding Day.
Thanks to Elaine Carter for letting me know about Universal Father's Week.
Thanks to Joe Campbell for letting me know about Ride to Work Day (Motorcycles).
Thanks to Heidi Ponagai for letting me know about Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome Awareness Month.
Thank to Heather Millott for letting me know about Running Day.
Thanks to Angelique Lenox for letting me know about Black Music Month.
Thanks to Sandy Rosado for letting me know about International Surf Music Month.
Thanks to Joe Lizard for letting me know about Donald Duck Day, National Tire Safety Week and Dump The Pump Day.
Thanks to Liz Bennett for letting me know about Flip Flop Day.
Thanks to Nita T. for letting me know about World Sickle Cell Day.
Thanks to Jackie Jonovic for letting me know about National Fruit and Veggies Month.
Thanks to Kia Reed for letting me know about World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
Thanks to Kit Singleton for letting me know about Country Cooking Month.
Thanks to Sandy Carman for letting me know about National Day of Prayer for Law Enforcement Officers.
Thanks to Tom Olson for letting me know about National Peanut Butter Cookie Day.
Thanks to Ira Teller for letting me know about Ryan Moran Day.
Thanks to Kim Wallis for letting me know about Global Beatles Day.
Thanks to Kimberly Toms for letting me know about Beautiful in Your Skin Month.
Thanks to Denise Brown for letting me know about APS  Day.
Thanks to Renee Bova for letting me know about Worldwide Knit (and crotchet) in Public Day and Week.
Thanks to Shimna Gammack for letting me know about Global Smurfs Day.
Thanks to Holly Craw for letting me know about PTSD Awareness Month and Day.
Thanks to Justin Deering for letting me know about National Congenital Cytomegalovirus Awareness Month, Scleroderma Awareness Month,
Global Day of Parents, Russian Language Day, World Day Against Child Labour, International Widows' Day, National Catfish Day,
Day of The Seafarer, Adopt-a-Cat Month, National Zoo and Aquarium Month, Pet Appreciation Week,  Animal Rights Awareness Week,
World Pet Memorial Day,
Thanks to Jessica Cox for letting me know about National Scoliosis Awareness Month.
Thanks to Steve Brown for letting me know about Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month.
Thanks to Brian Lofredo for letting me know about Drive Your Corvette to Work Day.
Thanks to Anita Prather Harvell for letting me know about International Day of Yoga.
Thanks to Daniel Au Valencia for letting me know about Autistic Pride Day.

 June Monthly Observances

Adopt-A-Cat Month Link
Adopt A Shelter Cat Month
African-American Music Appreciation Month
Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month Link
 Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome Awareness Month (APS) Link
Audio Book Appreciation Month
Beautiful in Your Skin Month Link
Black Music Month Link
Cancer From The Sun Month
Caribbean-American Heritage Month
Cataract Awareness Month
Celibacy Awareness Month (Validation link 4 members only)
Child Vision Awareness Month
Children's Awareness Month
Country Cooking Month Link
Dairy Alternatives Month
Effective Communications Month
Entrepreneurs "Do It Yourself" Marketing Month
Fashion in Colonial Virginia Month
Fireworks Safety Month
Georgia Blueberry Month
Gay & Lesbian Pride Month Link
Great Outdoors Month
International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
International Men's Month
International Surf Music Month Link
 Dairy Month Link
June is Lane Courtesy Month (Link)
June is Perennial Gardening Month
June is Turkey Lovers Month Link
Mens Health Education and Awareness Month
Migraine Awareness MonthNational Accordion Awareness Month
National Aphasia Awareness Month
National Bathroom Reading Month Link
National Camping Month Link
National Candy Month Link

National Caribbean-American Heritage Month
National Congenital Cytomegalovirus Awareness Month Link
National GLBT (Gay,Lesbian,Bisexual & Transgender) Pride Month
National GLBT (Gay,Lesbian,Bisexual & Transgender) Book Month
National Fruit and Veggies Month (Also September)
National Ice Tea Month
National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month
National Oceans Month

National Pet Preparedness Month Link
National Rivers Month
National Rose Month  Link
National Safety Month
National Scoliosis Awareness  Month Link
National Smile Month Link
National Soul Food Month
National Steakhouse Month
National Zoo and Aquarium Month Link
Pharmacists Declare War on Alcoholism Month
Potty Training Awareness Month Link
Professional Wellness Month
PTSD Awareness Month Link
Ramadan (6/18-7/16)
Rebuild Your Life Month
Scleroderma Awareness Month Link
Skyscraper Month
Sorghum Month Link
Sports America Kids Month
Student Safety Month
Vision Research Month Link
World Naked Bike Ride Month (Northern Hemisphere) Link
Women's Golf Month Link   Link
World Infertility Month Link

 June Weekly Observances

Great American Brass Band Week: 2-5
International Clothesline Week: 4-11 (First Sat-Sun Week)
Bed Bug Awareness Week: 5-11
Black Single Parents Week: 5-11 (First Full Week)
End Mountain Top Removal Week:  5-11 Link   (First Full Week)
National Business Etiquette Week:  5-11  (First Full Week)
National Headache Awareness Week:  5-11 Link  (First Full Week)
National Sun Safety Week:  5-11 Link

Pet Appreciation Week: 5-11  (First Full Week)
Rip Current Awareness Week: 5-11 Link
National Automotive Service Professionals Week: 6-12 (Week That has the 12th In It)
Superman Days: 9-12  Link
Worldwide Knit (and crotchet) in Public Week: 11-19 Link
National Flag Week: 12-18
Nursing Assistants Week: 12-18

Men's Health Week: 12-19 Link
(Always ends on Father's Day)
*National Hermit Week: 13-20

US Open Golf Championship: 16-19

Duct Tape Days: 17-19  Link
*National Week of Making: 17-23  Link
Animal Rights Awareness Week: 19-25 Link (3rd Week)
Carpenter Ant Awareness Week: 19-25 (Last Full Week)
Lightning Safety Awareness Week: 19-25 Link  (Last Full Week)
Old Time Fiddlers Week: 19-25 (3rd Week)
Universal Father's Week: 19-25 Link  (3rd Full Week)

Meet A Mate Week: 20-26
Watermelon Seed Spitting Week: 23-26 (Last Weekend Thurs. to Sun.)
North American Organic Brewers Days: 24-26
(Last Weekend)
Water Ski Days: 25-26 (Last Full Weekend)
Fish Are Friends, Not Food! Week: 26-7/2 Link  (Last Week)
National Mosquito Control Awareness Week: 26-7/2 Link  (Always on the week that has 26th)

*National Prevention of Eye Injuries Awareness: 27 -7/4
 June Daily Observances

NOTE:  An * in front of the day means that the observance is on the same date every year regardless of the day it falls on.


Buddah Birthday: 1
*Global Day of Parents: 1 Link
*Heimlich Maneuver Day: 1
*National Go Barefoot Day: 1
*National Olive Day: 1  Link
National Running Day: 1 Link 
(First Wednesday)
National Tailors Day: 1
(First Wednesday)

*Oscar The Grouch Day: 1 Link
*Say Something Nice Day: 1 Link
*Stand For Children Day: 1 Link
*Leave The Office Early Day: 2 (Note: If this falls on the weekend, then observed on closest workday)
*National Bubba Day: 2
*National Rotisserie Chicken Day: 2 Link

*Yell "Fudge" at the Cobras in North America Day: 2
*Chimborazo Day: 3
Doughnut Day or Donut Day: 3 Link
(First Fri.-Sat. in June) [Salvation Army]
Horseradish Days: 3-5 Link  (First Weekend)
Mike, The Headless Chicken Day: 3-4 (Moved from May) Link

Positive Power of Humor and Creativity Days: 3-5  Link

*Audacity To Hope Day: 4
Do-Dah Parade Day: 4 (Kalamazo,Mi - First Saturday)
Drawing Day or Pencil Day: 4   (First Saturday)
 *International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression: 4
*Old Maid's Day: 4  Link

National Prairie Day: 4 (First Saturday)
National Trails Day: 4 (First Saturday)
The Wicket World of Croquet Day: 4 Link (Moved from May)

Turtle Races Day: 4  (First Saturday)
Children's Awareness Memorial Day: 5 (First Sunday)
*Festival of Popular Delusions Day: 5 Link
*Hot Air Balloon Day: 5
*National Moonshine Day: 5
*World Environment Day: 5
National Cancer Survivors Day: 5 Link (First Sunday)
*Apple II Day: 5
*Atheists Pride Day: 6 Link
*D-Day: 6
*Drive-in Movie Day: 6
*National Higher Education Day: 6
(Note: Colleges in US observe on different dates)
National Thank God It's Monday Day: 6
(First Monday)
Ramadan: 6-7/5

*Russian Language Day: 6 Link
*YoYo Day: 6  Link (Always on the Birthday of Donald Duncan)

*(Daniel) Boone Day: 7
*VCR Day: 7
World Pet Memorial Day: 7
(2nd Tuesday)

*National Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: 8 Link
*Upsy Daisy Day: 8
*World Oceans Day: 8 Link
* Donald Duck Day: 9 (Birthday) Link (See Also March 13)
*International Archives Day: 9
*Toy Industry Day: 9

*World APS Day: 9 Link
*Alcoholics Anonymous (Founders) Day: 10
*Ball Point Pen Day: 10
* Iced Tea Day: 10 Link  Note: June 10, 1904 was a Friday.
Banana Split Days: 10-11  Link
National Lemonade Days: 10-12 Link  (2nd Weekend)
Poultry Day: 10 Link  or  Poultry Festival 10-12  Link
Abused Women and Children's Awareness Day: 11 (Second Sunday)
Belmont Stakes: 11 Link
*Corn on the Cob Day: 11

International Young Eagles Day: 11 (Second Saturday)
Missing Mutts Awareness Day: 11 Link  (Second Saturday)
*National Cotton Candy Day: 11 Link
*National Making Life Beautiful Day: 11  Link
National Rose' (wine) Day: 11 Link (Second Saturday)
Queen's Official Birthday: 11 (On A Saturday) Link  (aka Trooping of The Colours)
Shavuot: 11
World Bike Naked Day: 11 Link  (Second Saturday)

World Gin Day: 11 Link
Children's Sunday: 12 ((Second Sunday)
*Crowded Nest Awareness Day: 12
*Loving Day: 12 Link

Multicultural American Child Day: 12 (Second Sunday)
*National Jerky Day: 12
*National Peanut Butter Cookie Day: 12 Link
Race Unity Day: 12  (Second Sunday)
*Superman Day: 12 Link
*Victims of Orlando, Florida Attack Day: 12  Link
*World Day Against Child Labor: 12 Link
*Army's Birthday: 14
*Family History Day: 14
*Flag Day: 14
*National Bourbon Day: 14  Link
*Pause for the Pledge Day: 14
*(World) Blood Donor Day: 14 Link
 Global Wind Day: 15 Link
*Magna Carta Day: 15
* Native American Citizenship Day: 15
* Nature Photography Day: 15 Link
*National Day of Prayer for Law Enforcement Officers: 15
*World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: 15 Link
*Worldwide Day of Giving: 15 Link
*Bloomsday: 16 Link
Career Nurse Assistants Day: 16 Link  Link
*Fudge Day: 16 Link
*Ladies' Day (Baseball): 16
Dump The Pump Day: 16 Link (Third Thursday)
Recess At Work Day: 16 (Third Thursday)
*Eat Your Vegetables Day: 17 Link
National Flip Flop Day: 17 Link
( Shoes) (3rd Friday)
*Stewarts Root Beer Day: 17
Ugliest Dog Day: 17 
(Third Friday)
*World Day To Combat Desertification and Drought: 17
Work@Home Father's Day: 17  (Friday Before Father's Day)
*Autistic Pride Day: 18  Link
Dollars Against Diabetes Day(s): 18-19 (Always Father's Day Weekend) Link
*International Sushi Day: 18
*National Splurge Day: 18
(Since 1994)
Polar Bear Swim: 18 (Nome, AK) Link (Do not confuse with Seward, AK in January.)
World Juggling Day: 18 (Saturday closest to the 15th)  Link
Worldwide Knit (and crotchet) in Public Day: 18  Link
Family Awareness Day: 19 (Third Sunday)
Father's Day: 19 
Link Link
*Garfield the Cat Day: 19
Husband Caregiver Day: 19  (Always on Fathers Day)
*Juneteenth: 19
*World Sickle Cell Day: 19 Link

*World Sauntering Day: 19
*American Eagle Day: 20 Link

*Flitch of Bacon Day: 20 Link  Link
 (Note: Ceremony is the day after a couple's anniversary. This is why dates vary.  But, this date is listed on my site due to the last qualified ceremony on June 20, 1751. So, for over 103 years, June 20th was considered Flitch of Bacon Day.  Then the  ceremony was revived in 1854.   But, the ceremony dates varied with each couple.
. Some were held in August.The ceremony is not annual. It is held every four years on LeapYear.  The next one will be on July 9, 2016.   See Link.  But, I'm keeping June 20 as the official Flitch of Bacon Day since it was the traditional date for 103 years. So, you can celebrate on June 20 every year, or celebrate every four years  on the date set up by the town of Dunmow in England where the ceremonies now take place.
 PS: Here is a list of the most recent winners of 2012 at The Dunmow Flitch Trials website
 If you want to apply for this prize,  you can contact them at this site as well. Link)


*Lambrusco Day: 20 Link
*National Kouign Amann Day: 20 Link
Ride To Work Day (Motorcycles) : 20  Link 
(Third Monday)
Ryan Moran Day: 20 Link  (The First Full Moon in June)
Summer ( Summer Solstice): 20  6:34 PM EDT

*World Productivity Day: 20
* World Refugee Day: 20
Ann & Samantha Day: 20 (Summer & Winter Solstices. Also Dec. 21)   Link
*Atheists Solidarity Day: 21 Link
*Cuckoo Warning Day: 21 (First Day of Summer)
*Global Orgasm Day: 21 Link (Always on Winter Solstice and Summer Solstice)
*Go Skateboarding Day: 21 Link
*International Day of Yoga: 21  Link

*National Daylight Appreciation Day: 21
*National Selfie Day: 21 Link

*Tall Girl Appreciation Day: 21
(Longest Day of The Year)
*World Handshake Day: 21 Link 
(Do not confuse with National Handshake Day - different sponsor on June 24)
*World Humanist Day: 21
*World Music Day: 21
*Global Smurfs Day: 22 Link
* Stupid Guy Thing Day: 22
*Baby Boomer's Recognition Day: 22
*International Widows' Day: 23 Link
*Let It Go Day: 23
*Pink Flamingo Day (Lawn Ornaments): 23 Link
*Public Service Day: 23
*Runner's Selfie Day: 23
*SAT Math Day: 23 Link
*Typing Day: 23
*Celebration of the Senses: 24
*International Fairy Day or Faerie Day: 24  Link
Drive Your Corvette to Work Day: 24 Link (Last Friday)
*Stonewall National Monument Day: 24  Link

Take Your Dog To Work Day: 24 Link  (First Friday after Father's Day)
ARRL (American Radio Relay League) Field Day: 25-26 Link  (Fourth Full Weekend)
*National Catfish Day: 25 Link

Great American Backyard Campout: 25 (Fourth Saturday)
*Color TV Day (CBS): 25

*Day of The Seafarer: 25 Link
*Global Beatles Day: 25 Link
America's Kids Day: 26 (Fourth Sunday)
Descendants Day: 26 (Last Sunday)
*International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking: 26
*International Day in Support of Victims of Torture: 26
*National Canoe Day: 26
*National Milkman Day: 26 Link
(Note: There's also Milkman Day on August 12)
Log Cabin Day: 26 (Last Sunday)
*Same Sex Marriage Day: 26
*Decide To Be Married Day: 27
* "Happy Birthday To You" Day: 27
*Industrial Workers of The World Day: 27
*National HIV Testing Day: 27 Link
*National Sunglasses Day: 27  Link
*PTSD Awareness Day: 27 Link
Please Take My Children To Work Day: 27  (Last Monday)
National Columnists' Day: 28  (This was started by Jim Six and was the 4th Tuesday.  He has now cancelled it.  I'm showing it so I don't get emails because it was listed in the Chase's Calendar of Events for 2016.)
*International Body Piercing Day: 28

*Leap Second Time Adjustment Day: 30
(Note: This is listed as an observance title only. Some years scientists do not make adjustments. 
But, if they do, then it's done on either June 30 or December 31.)
National Bomb Pop Day: 30 Link  (Last Thursday)
National Hand Shake Day: 30 Link (Last Thursday)  (Different sponsor than World Handshake Day)

*NOW (National Organization For Women) Day: 30
*Social Media Day: 30 Link

June 2016
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New Moon
11:00 pm

FFirst Qtr.
4:10 am


Full Moon.
7:02 am

L Last Qtr.
2:19 pm

Full Moon on  the 20th  is called "Strawberry Moon" by Native Americans of New England and the Great Lakes
because at this time of the year, the strawberry ripened.


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