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International Dinosaur Day – Celebrate this June 1 National Day

June 1st is International Dinosaur Day. Whether you’re an avid dinosaur enthusiast, or a newbie looking to learn more about dinosaurs, we encourage you to celebrate this day.

There are several days dedicated to these ancient creatures, including International Dinosaur Day on June 1, Dinosaur Day on the third Tuesday in May and National Fossil Day on the Wednesday of the second full week in October.

National days of the year like International Dinosaur Day are a fun way to celebrate foods, animals and items that you come into contact with. Be sure to check out this national days guide for more information about the history of national days.

Keep reading for ways to celebrate these prehistoric creatures, including movies to watch, merch to buy, local events to look out for in your community and more!

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How to celebrate International Dinosaur Day

While we can’t build a time machine and travel back in time to observe these fascinating creatures, there are still plenty of ways to celebrate International Dinosaur Day. Try one of the ideas from the list below.

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More June 1 national days

Did you enjoy learning about International Dinosaur Day? You’ll be excited to know that there are over 150 national days in June! While they cover a wide range of topics some of our favorites are the national food days in June.

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There’s so many reasons to celebrate June 1, because it is host to more than just one national day! 

Here is a complete list of all the June 1 national days:

  • International Dinosaur Day 
  • National Nail Polish Day
  • National Olive Day
  • World Reef Awareness Day
  • National Go Barefoot Day
  • National Hazelnut Cake Day
  • National Heimlich Maneuver Day
  • National Pen Pal Day
  • National Say Something Nice Day
  • Don’t Give up the Ship Day
  • Global Day of Parents
  • Flip a Coin Day
  • International Children’s Day
  • International Table Top Day

Make sure to watch this YouTube video to learn about more national days in June. 

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Since graduating from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Jess has been living and working in Los Angeles, CA. She is a freelance writer, specializing in content related to fashion, food and drink and film industry topics. Find out more about Jess here. 

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