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What are the National Days of June? – Get the Calendar to Learn More

This handy calendar with the national days of June gives you a quick look at the month ahead. 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.

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. It’s a time for exploring what the great outdoor has to offer.

In the Southern hemisphere June is the opposite – it’s associated with winter and the fewest daylight hours.

Man and woman on the beach in the water taking a selfie.

Fun facts about June

The month of June has arrived and with it the start of our warm weather, so let’s catch up with a few facts about the first full month of summer.

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.

Pearls in a shell, bridal gown on a sofa and image of Gemini twins with words reading Facts about 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.

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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.

Pink striped thongs, fishing scene and pink clothing in a collage.


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)

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

June 3

  • National Chocolate Macaroons Day
  • National Repeat Day
  • National Egg Day
  • Itch Day
  • Impersonate Authority Day 
  • Chimborazo Day
  • Love Conquers All Day

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

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

June 7

  • National Boone Day
  • National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
  • National VCR Day
  • June Bug Day
  • Trial Technology Day

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

stack of jelly filled donuts on a plate.

June 9

  • National Earl Day
  • National Donald Duck Day
  • National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day
  • Writer’s Rights Day

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

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

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

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
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Hot air ballons, and kites in a collage with words outdoor national days in June.


Extra national days in June that change each year

Some days of the year don’t have an exact date that they fall on in any given year.  The day varies with the year. These days depend on the calendar for the current year.

June national days in the first two weeks of the month

  • National Leave the Office Early Day (celebrated on the closest working day if June 2 falls on a weekend.)
  • National Cancer Survivor’s Day – (1st Sun.)
  • Child’s Day (1st Sun.)
  • Frozen Yogurt Day – (1st. Sun)
  • National Thank God it’s Monday Day – (1st Mon.)
  • National Tailor’s Day – (1st Wed.)
  • National Running Day – (1st Wed.)
  • Doughnut Day – (1st Fri.)
  • 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.)
  • 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)
  • National Call Your Doctor Day – (2nd Tues.)
  • World Pet Memorial Day – (2nd Tues.)
  • National Flip Flop Day – (2nd Fri.)
  • National Marriage Day – (2nd Fri.)
  • 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.)

National days in the second half of June

  • Wear Blue Day – (Fri. Before Father’s Day)
  • Husband Caregiver’s Day – (3rd Sun.)
  • Family Awareness Day – (3rd Sun.)
  • National Turkey Lovers’ Day – (3rd Sun.)
  • Father’s Day – (3rd Sun) – date changes each year, June 20, 2021
  • Ride to Work Day – (3rd Mon.)
  • National Career Nurse Assistants Day – changes each year – First Day of National Nursing Assistants Week (June 17, 2020)
  • Recess at Work Day – (3rd Thurs.)
  • National Dump The Pump Day – (3rd Thurs.)
  • Take Your Dog to Work Day – Friday After Father’s Day
  • National Take Back the Lunch Break – (3rd Fri.)
  • World Juggling Day – (Sat. closest to June 17)
  • First Day of Summer (changes each year) – June 20 in 2021
  • International Surfing Day (first day of summer – changes each year) – June 20 in 2021
  • American Kids Day – (4th Sun.)
  • Great American Camp Out Day ( 4th Sat.)
  • Log Cabin Day – (last Sun.)
  • Descendants Day – (Last Sun.)
  • Please Take my Children to Work Day – (last Mon.)
  • Great American Picnic Day – (last Sat.)
  • National Parchment Day – (last Wed.)
  • National Bomb Pop Day – (last Thurs.)
  • National Handshake Day – (last Thurs.)
  • National Food Truck Day – (last Fri.)
  • Bartender and Mixologist Day – (last Sat.)
  • Drive Your Corvette to Work Day (Fri. closest to June 30)

Lighted signs with arrow and words Food Trucks.

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

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

Seashells piled on the beach.

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)

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)

Swimming laps in a pool.

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

June 26

  • National Beautician’s Day
  • National Coconut Day
  • National Chocolate Pudding Day
  • Forgiveness Day
  • National Canoe Day (Canada)
  • Tropical Cocktails 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

June 28

  • National Paul Bunyan Day
  • National Tapioca Day
  • National Insurance Awareness Day
  • International Body Piercing Day

June 29

  • National Almond Buttercrunch Day
  • National Camera Day
  • National Waffle Iron Day
  • Hug Holiday Day
  • National Celebrate your Marriage Day

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.

PIcnic with summer food and words reading June food days.

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.

Calendar for June with the 5th circled and words National days to celebrate.

It’s great for planning craft projects, recipes and outdoor activities to honor the special days.

Get the June printable calendar

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 sized paper in the landscape format. It’s a fun way to plan some activities for the month.

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

2021 calendars to be updated 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.

Always the Holidays on Pinterest showing pins for various national days.

Which are your favorite national day of June?

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Pin this calendar of national days of June

Would you like a reminder of the national days that are celebrated of June? Just pin this image to one of your holiday boards on Pinterest so that you can easily find it later.

Stack of jelly donuts, seashells, coconuts in a collage with words celebrating the national days in June.

Admin note: This post for the calendar of national days in May first appeared on the blog in April of 2018. I have updated the post to add all new images, more links to national days and a video for you to enjoy.

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