This handy calendar with the national days of June gives you a quick look at the month ahead to learn about some special days to fit into your calendar.
Find out how to celebrate your favorite national day with food, drinks and recipes, as well as craft ideas and decor projects.
This page is full of fun facts about June, and the list of national days gives you plenty of inspiration to help you honor the day.
Learn more about the month of June
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.
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.
- 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.
June national monthly observances
June is National Fruit and Vegetables Month, which is apt, since many of us plant gardens this month.
It is also National DJ Month, National PTSD Awareness Month and National Salsa Month.
But don’t stop with these activities. There are so many more things to honor.
On the outdoor front, there is National Pollinator’s Month, National Great Outdoors Month, and National Camping Month. There are also many more monthly observances.
- National Headache and Migraine Awareness Month
- National Adopt a Cat Month
- National Homeownership Month
- National Candy Month
- National Iced Tea Month
- National Papaya Month
- National Caribbean American Month
- National Dairy Month
- National Safety Month
- National Accordion Awareness Month
- National Soul Food Month
- Rose Month
- National Country Cooking Month
- Turkey Lovers Month
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Calendar of 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 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 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 Chocolate Macaroons Day
- National Repeat Day
- National Egg Day
- Itch Day
- Impersonate Authority Day
- Chimborazo Day
- Love Conquers All Day
- 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
- 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
- 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 Boone Day
- National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
- National VCR Day
- June Bug Day
- Trial Technology Day
More national days of June
We have only had one week of national days and have already celebrated over 40 special days. There are so many more to come!
- 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
- National Earl Day
- National Donald Duck Day
- National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day
- Writer’s Rights Day
- 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
- National Making Life Beautiful Day
- National Corn on the Cob Day
- National German Chocolate Cake Day
- Cousteau Day
- 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 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 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 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
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.)
- World Verdejo 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)
- Ride to Work Day – (3rd Mon.)
- National Career Nurse Assistants Day – changes each year – (June 16, 2022)
- 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)
- International Drink Chenin Blanc Day – (3rd Saturday)
- First Day of Summer (changes each year) – June 21 in 2022
- International Surfing Day (first day of summer – changes each year) – June 21 in 2022
- 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)
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!
- National Fudge Day
- Fresh Veggies Day
- National Vinegar Day
- No Orange Clothes Day
- World Sea Turtle Day
- World Juggling Day
- Wish Fulfillment Day
- 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
- 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 FreeBSD Day
- National Watch Day
- National Martini Day
- National Garfield the Cat Day
- Eat an Oreo Day
- 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
More national days in June
We are starting the fourth week in June but there are still plenty of national days to come this month.
- 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
- World Lambrusco Day
- Anne & Samantha Day (also December 22)
- National HVAC Tech Day
- National Chocolate Eclair Day
- National Onion Rings Day
- International Ragweed Day
- Stupid Guy Thing Day
- 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
- 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 Catfish Day
- National Leon Day
- National Strawberry Parfait Day
- Color TV Day
- Day of the Seafarer
- Global Beatles Day
- Mitch Lane Day
- National Beautician’s Day
- National Coconut Day
- National Chocolate Pudding Day
- Forgiveness Day
- National Canoe Day (Canada)
- Tropical Cocktails Day
- 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
- National Paul Bunyan Day
- National Tapioca Day
- International LGBT+ Pride Day
- National Insurance Awareness Day
- International Body Piercing Day
- National Almond Buttercrunch Day
- National Camera Day
- National Waffle Iron Day
- Hug Holiday Day
- National Celebrate your Marriage Day
- 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 – special national day calendars!
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
- January Food Holidays
- February Holidays for Foodies
- March National Food Days
- List of Food Days in April
- May National Food Holidays.
- List of Food Days in Jun
- Calendar of Food Days in July
- August National Food Days
- September National Food Days
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.
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:
- January National Day Calendar
- February National Day Calendar
- March National Day Calendar
- April National Day Calendar
- May National Day Calendar
- June National Day Calendar
- July National Day Calendar
- August National Day Calendar
- September National Day Calendar
- October National Day Calendar
- November National Day Calendar
- December National Day Calendar
Some of these calendars are for 2021, but the remainder of the 2022 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:
- National Days of January
- National Days in February
- March National Days
- List of National Days in April
- Calendar of National Days in May
- National Days of June
- National Days of July
- National Days in August
- National Days in September
- List of National Days in October
- November National Days
- National Days of December
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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.
- Computer paper, card stock or glossy photo paper
- Computer printer
- Load the computer paper, cardstock or glossy photo paper into your computer printer.
- Choose portrait layout and "fit to page" in your settings if possible.
- Print the to do list and fill in your favorite national days and special notes.
- Start planning!
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