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National Days of June – Fathers Day – Flip Flop Day & The Great Outdoors

This handy calendar with the National days of June gives you a quick look at the month ahead to find out how to celebrate your favorite national day with food, drinks and recipes, as well as craft ideas and decor projects.  Each page is full of fun facts about the special day and gives plenty of inspiration to help you honor the day.The calendar of national days of June is focused on the great outdoors. From the taking selfies in the sun to sipping martinis in sunglasses, life is good!

June is the sixth month of the year in our calendar and gets us close to the half way mark.  In the Northern Hemisphere, it is the beginning of summer with the longest day of sunshine in the year, but in the Southern hemisphere it is associated with winter and the fewest daylight hours. 

The name of the month comes from the Latin word Junius.  One thought about the origin of the month is that it is associated with Juno the goddess of marriage and the wife of Jupiter, the goddess of spring and growth. There are several other theories about the name of the month as well.

June is National aquarium month, which is apt, since many people visit them during summer holidays. It is also National Fruit and Vegetables Month, National Camping Month and National Great Outdoors Month, among others.

But don’t stop with just these activities, with all the upcoming fun and offbeat holidays, there is more than just outdoor eating and living to celebrate this month.

Fun Facts about June

The month of June has arrived and with it the warmest weather, so let’s catch up with a few facts about the first full month of summer.Some fun facts about the month of June. Find them and also get a calendar of all the National Days in June

  • The birthstone for the month of June is the pearl.
  • June’s flower is the Rose
  • Gemini and Cancer are the Zodiac signs with Gemini up to the 20th of the month and Cancer starting on the 21st.
  • This month is not called June everywhere.  It’s juni in Danish, guigno in Italian and juin in French. Each language has its own spelling.
  • England’s tennis tournament called Wimbledon is held in June each year.
  • June is thought of as the month to get married.

The calendar below lists the National Days of June, day by day. Some of these days have links to pages on my site where you can find more information about that interesting national day.

I add to this page often with new links and fun facts about your favorite national day, so be sure to check back often for new ideas.

Free June National Day Calendar Printable

Just for readers of my blog, I have a fun calendar featuring one National Day for each day of the month.  You can print out the calendar for June here.  The calendar will print out on letter size paper in the landscape format and is a great way to plan some activities for the month.

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National Days of June

The first part of the month of June gives is a hint of all the outdoor activities that we have to come.  From Go Barefoot Day on June 1, to Gardening Exercise Day on the 6th and Flip Flop Day on June 15, the month is meant to be lived outside.

National days of June feature lots of outdoor activities

June 1

  • 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
  • International Dinosaur Day (also 1st Tues. in May)
  • National Thank God it’s Monday Day – (1st Mon.)

June 2

  • National Rotisserie Chicken Day
  • National Bubba Day
  • National Rocky Road Day
  • National Gun Violence Awareness Day
  • American Indian Citizenship Day
  • I love my Dentist Day
  • National Leave the Office Early Day (celebrated on the closest working day if June 2 falls on a weekend.)

June 3

  • National Chocolate Macaroons Day
  • National Repeat Day
  • National Egg Day
  • Itch Day
  • Impersonate Authority Day 
  • Chimborazo Day
  • Love Conquers All Day
  • National Tailor’s Day – (1st Wed.)
  • National Running Day – (1st Wed.)

June 4

  • National SAFE Day
  • National Cheese Day
  • National Cognac Day
  • National Old Maid’s Day
  • Hug Your Cat Day
  • Audacity to Hope Day
  • Shopping Cart Day

June 5

  • National Veggie Burger Day
  • National Gingerbread Day (Also November 21)
  • National Moonshine Day
  • National Catsup (Ketchup) Day
  • Hot Air Balloon Day
  • Attitude Day
  • Apple II Day
  • Sausage Roll Day
  • World Environment Day
  • Doughnut Day – (1st Fri.)

June 6

  • D-Day
  • National Eyewear Day
  • National Higher Education Day
  • National Applesauce Cake Day
  • National Drive-In Movie Day
  • National Hunger Awareness Day
  • National Gardening Exercise Day
  • National Yo-Yo Day
  • National Oklahoma Day
  • Russian Language Day
  • National Black Bear Day  – (1st Sat.)
  • Pencil Day – (1st Sat.) – Also known as drawing day.
  • National Family Recreation Day – (1st Sat.)
  • National Bubbly Day – (1st Sat.)
  • National Prairie Day – (1st Sat.)
  • National Trails Day – (1st Sat.)
  • National Cheer Coach Day – (1st Sat.)

June 7

  • National Boone Day
  • National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
  • National VCR Day
  • June Bug Day
  • Trial Technology Day
  • National Cancer Survivor’s Day – (1st Sun.)
  • Child’s Day (1st Sun.)
  • Frozen Yogurt Day – (1st. Sun)

June 8

  • National Best Friends Day
  • National Name Your Poison Day
  • National Upsy Daisy Day
  • Jelly Filled Doughnut Day
  • Betty Picnic Day
  • World Brain Tumor Day
  • World Oceans Day

June 9

  • National Earl Day
  • National Donald Duck Day
  • National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day
  • Writer’s Rights Day
  • National Call Your Doctor Day – (2nd Tues.)
  • World Pet Memorial Day – (2nd Tues.)

June 10

  • National Ballpoint Pen Day
  • National Egg Roll Day
  • National Black Cow Day
  • National Herbs and Spices Day
  • National Iced Tea Day
  • Alcoholic Anonymous Founders’ Day
  • Mom’s Equal Pay Day

June 11

June 12

  • National Jerky Day
  • National Loving Day
  • National Peanut Butter Cookie Day
  • National Red Rose Day
  • Ghost in the Machine Day
  • Little League Girls Baseball Day
  • Crowded Nest Awareness Day
  • International Falafel Day
  • Superman Day
  • World Day Against Child Labor
  • National Flip Flop Day – (2nd Fri.)
  • National Marriage Day – (2nd Fri.)

June 13

  • National Random Acts of Light Day
  • Kitchen Klutzes of America Day
  • National Sewing Machine Day
  • National Weed Your Garden Day
  • International Axe Throwing Day
  • Cupcake Lover’s Day
  • National Rosé Day – (2nd Sat.)
  • World Gin Day – (2nd Sat.)
  • Children’s Day – (2nd Sat.)
  • International Young Eagles Day – (2nd Sat.)
  • Worldwide Knit in Public Day – (2nd Sat.)

June 14

  • National New Mexico Day
  • National Bourbon Day
  • National Flag Day
  • International Bath Day
  • Army Birthday
  • Family History Day
  • Pause for the Pledge Day
  • National Pop Goes the Weasel Day
  • National Strawberry Shortcake Day
  • World Blood Donor Day
  • National Children’s Day – (2nd Sun.) also known as Rose Day
  • Multicultural American Child Day – (2nd Sun.)
  • Race Unity Day – (2nd Sun.)
  • Write to Your Father Day – (one week before Father’s Day)

June 15

  • National Smile Power Day
  • National Nature Photography Day
  • National Lobster Day
  • Global Wind Day
  • Fly a Kite Day
  • National Electricity Day
  • Magna Carta Day
  • Justice for Janitors Day
  • Worldwide Day of Giving
  • Native American Citizenship Day
  • Ride to Work Day – (3rd Mon.)
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This calendar of National Days of June show just how much the outdoors comes into play this month

Here we are at the half way mark. Has your favorite national day been listed yet?  Don’t give up. We have lots more fun in store. How about Go Fishing Day, Father’s Day or Social Media Day?  All are still to come!

June 16

  • National Fudge Day
  • Fresh Veggies Day
  • National Vinegar Day
  • No Orange Clothes Day
  • World Sea Turtle Day
  • World Juggling Day
  • Wish Fulfillment Day

June 17

  • National Apple Strudel Day
  • National Eat Your Vegetables Day
  • National Stewart’s Root Beer Day
  • National Cherry Tart Day (Date disputed – also celebrated on June 18 and 21) 
  • Global Garbageman Day

June 18

  • National Go Fishing Day
  • National Splurge Day
  • National Cheese Maker’s Day
  • National Cherry Tart Day (Date disputed – also celebrated on June 11 and 21) 
  • Autistic Pride Day
  • International Panic Day
  • International Picnic Day
  • International Sushi Day
  • National Career Nurse Assistants Day – First Day of National Nursing Assistants Week (June 18-24, 2020)
  • Recess at Work Day – (3rd Thurs.)
  • National Dump The Pump Day – (3rd Thurs.)

June 19

June 20

  • National Hike with a Geek Day
  • National Kouign Amann Day
  • American Eagle Day
  • National Ice Cream Soda Day
  • National Vanilla Milkshake Day
  • New Identity Day
  • Plain Yogurt Day
  • World Productivity Day
  • Toad Hollow Day of Thank You
  • International Nystagamus Day
  • First Day of Summer (changes each year)
  • International Surfing Day (first day of summer)
  • World Juggling Day – (Sat. closest to June 17)

June 21

  • National Day of the Gong
  • National Seashell Day – First Day of Summer
  • National Selfie Day
  • Go Skateboarding Day
  • National Arizona Day
  • National Cherry Tart Day – (Date disputed – also celebrated on June 11 and 18) 
  • National Daylight Appreciation Day
  • National Peaches ‘N’ Cream Day
  • Anne & Samantha Day (also December 22)
  • Husband Caregiver’s Day – (3rd Sun.)
  • Family Awareness Day – (3rd Sun.)
  • National Turkey Lovers’ Day – (3rd Sun.)
  • Father’s Day – (3rd Sun)

June 22

  • National HVAC Tech Day
  • National Chocolate Eclair Day
  • National Onion Rings Day
  • International Ragweed Day
  • Stupid Guy Thing Day

June 23

  • National Hydration Day
  • National Pecan Sandies Day
  • National Pink Day
  • International Widow’s Day
  • Let it Go Day
  • SAT Math Day
  • Pink Flamingo Day
  • Public Service Day
  • Runner’s Selfie Day

June 24

  • National Pralines Day
  • Celebration of the Senses Day
  • International Fairy Day
  • Museum Comes to Life Day
  • Swim a Lap Day
  • World UFO Day (also July 2)
  • National Parchment Day – (last Wed.)

June 25

  • National Catfish Day
  • National Leon Day
  • National Strawberry Parfait Day
  • Color TV Day
  • Day of the Seafarer
  • Global Beatles Day
  • Mitch Lane Day
  • National Bomb Pop Day – (last Thurs.)
  • National Handshake Day – (last Thurs.)

June 26

  • National Beautician’s Day
  • National Coconut Day
  • National Chocolate Pudding Day
  • Forgiveness Day
  • National Canoe Day (Canada)
  • Tropical Cocktails Day
  • National Food Truck Day – (last Fri.)
  • Drive Your Corvette to Work Day (Fri. closest to June 30)
  • Take Your Dog to Work Day – Friday After Father’s Day

June 27

  • National Orange Blossom Day
  • National Onion Day
  • National Ice Cream Cake Day
  • National PTSD Awareness Day
  • National Sunglasses Day
  • Happy Birthday to You Day
  • Decide to be Married Day
  • Helen Keller Day
  • Industrial Workers of the World Day
  • Great American Camp Out Day ( 4th Sat.)
  • Bartender and Mixologist Day – (Last Sat.)
  • Great American Picnic Day – (Last Sat.)

June 28

  • National Paul Bunyan Day
  • National Tapioca Day
  • National Insurance Awareness Day
  • International Body Piercing Day
  • American Kids Day – (4th Sun.)
  • Descendants Day – (Last Sun.)
  • Log Cabin Day – (last Sun.)

June 29

  • National Almond Buttercrunch Day
  • National Camera Day
  • National Waffle Iron Day
  • Hug Holiday Day
  • National Celebrate your Marriage Day
  • Please Take my Children to Work Day – (last Mon.)

June 30

  • National Meteor Watch Day
  • National OOTD Day
  • National Organization for Women Day
  • National Mai Tai Day
  • Social Media Day
  • International Asteroid Day

Just for the foodies!

If you are a foodie, I have some special National Day Calendars just for you.

Each month has its own list of Foodie National days and each month celebrates different food holidays. Here are some other foodie National Day Calendars that feature only food holidays to honor with your favorite recipes

More to come later!

National Days Calendar Printables

If you like to plan ahead, be sure to check out my monthly printable calendars. Each one features one National Day that I have featured. It’s great for planning craft projects, recipes and outdoor activities to honor the special days.

For all my National Days Calendar printables check out these pages:

2021 calendars to come soon!

Monthly National Day Lists

There are over 2000 National Days in the year and each month has over 150 special days to celebrate.  Get all the monthly calendars here:

Need More Inspiration?

If you are looking for some inspiration for discovering more about all the National Days, be sure to check out my National Days board on Pinterest.  It has lots of pins that lead to articles about the topic.National Days board on Pinetrest

Which are your favorite national day of June?

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