June 2024 US Calendar: Full List of Holidays and Celebrations
June 2024 US Calendar: Full List of Holidays and Celebrations
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June marks the official start of summer. The arrival of the Summer Solstice marks the longest day of the year. June also gives us several significant holidays. On Father's Day, we get the opportunity to honor Dad. And the new federal holiday of Juneteenth falls this month. But that is not all. June has a large number of national and international holidays, as do other months. Furthermore, each day of the month includes two, three, or more holidays and special days. To fully appreciate the June 2024 calendar with holidays, we recommend celebrating each holiday and special day on the calendar.

The US Calendar for 12 Months in 2024: Full List of Holidays and Celebrations

January - February - March - April - May- June - July - August - September - October - November - December

Names for the June full moon:

Strawberry Moon, Rose Moon, and Hot Moon

June Flowers and Signs

Flower, U.S.: red rose or honeysuckle.

Britain's flower is the rose.

Chinese Floral Emblem: Pomegranate.

Japanese Floral Emblem: Iris

Zodiac signs: Gemini and Cancer

June Weekly Events

Week 1: Fishing Week

Week 2: Email Week

Flag Week is the week that Flag Day falls on.

Lightning Safety Week: Last full week of the month

National Flag Week is the week of Flag Day on June 14.

National Gardening Week - The first full week of the month.

June 2024: Holidays and Celebrations in the United States

01 SAT National Pen Pal Day

01 SAT Belmont Stakes

The Belmont Stakes, also known as The Run for the Carnations and The Test of the Champion, take place at Belmont Park in New York on the first Saturday in June. This is the third race of the Triple Crown.

Belmont Stakes is a Grade I stakes horse race for three-year-old thoroughbreds, and the racetrack is 1.5 miles long, making it the longest of the three Triple Crown races.

01 SAT Global Day of Parents

The Global Day of Parents is commemorated yearly on June 1st. It has a short history, having been established by the United Nations in 2012. The United Nations defined it as a "annual event honoring parents worldwide."

The Global Day of Parents is observed to recognize and respect all parents throughout the world who have worked persistently to raise their children and give them with a good life despite several challenges.

01 SAT Worldwide Reef Awareness Day

01 SAT National Say Something Nice Day.

01 SAT Repeat Day

01 SAT National Red Rose Day.

02 SUN National Cancer Survivors’ Day

02 SUN Leave the office early

On March 3, Jefferson Davis celebrates his birthday.

Jefferson Davis' Birthday, commonly known as Jefferson Davis Day, marks the birth of Jefferson Davis, Confederate leader during the American Civil War and President of the Confederacy.

Alabama celebrates Jefferson Davis' birthday on the first Monday of June. In Florida, June 3rd is a legal holiday. Other states, such as Kentucky, commemorate the day unofficially rather than officially. Jefferson Davis' birthday coincides with Memorial Day in Mississippi on the last Monday of May.

Events include reunions for Jefferson Davis-related organizations and the crowning of "Miss Confederacy" at the Jefferson Davis State Historic Site in Kentucky, where a concrete obelisk stands near Davis' birthplace.

3rd Monday: Repeat Day

Repeat Day is today. The June 3 holiday provides an opportunity to speak and do things over and over. Repeat Day provides an opportunity to accomplish things again and over again. (hee, hee) We encourage you to repeat the enjoyable activities. But it's fine to avoid repeating unpleasant things.

Today's echo can be heard in a canyon and down a hallway. It's a day in which you repeat an activity or play a game. While playing a game for the second or third time seems like a lot of fun, I really hope I don't have to clean the dishes or any other chores today or any day.

Hopefully, you will choose to continue doing activities you enjoy. Choose a variety of foods, snacks, and activities, and repeat them today. In fact, it is completely acceptable to repeat them over and again today. It is also entirely acceptable to avoid doing activities you do not enjoy. It is a certainty that you will not like unpleasant experiences the second time around.

03 MON: World Bicycle Day

World Bicycle Day, also known as International Bicycle Day, is a global event held on June 3rd. It is backed by the United Nations and seeks to encourage physical activity and the use of bicycles for transportation.

It promotes individuals to choose cycling as a more environmentally friendly option and raises awareness about the significance of developing safer cycling infrastructure in cities.

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03 MON: National Egg Day

04 TUE: National Cheese Day

From breakfast to late-night nibbles, this is a day to indulge in a wide selection of cheeses.

People all throughout the world enjoy cheese. Americans consume an average of 31 pounds of cheese per year. We get to choose from a wide range of flavors and textures.

Milk curds are squeezed and used to make cheese. It has been a part of human meals from ancient times, as far back as 10,000 years ago. Cheese was widely available during the Roman Empire.

Depending on who is counting, there are between 800 and 1,400 different types of cheese to choose from, divided by taste and texture. Unfortunately, many of these kinds are little-known and difficult to locate. Nonetheless, there are plenty of options on the market. Temperature, aging, and spices all influence the flavor and texture of cheeses.

Cheese can be manufactured with milk from cows, goats, sheep, and even buffalos.

It's a delight to celebrate National Cheese Day. Eat plenty of cheese. There are numerous cheese varieties and recipes available, ranging from grilled cheese sandwiches to cheese soup and cheesecake, American cheese to Brie. A Cheese Tasting Party is an excellent way to commemorate National Cheese Day. Ps. Don't forget to accompany it with some excellent wines!

Today's Slogan: Ban pre-shredded cheese. Make America irritate again.

04 TUE: National Hug Your Cat Day

This day is especially appealing to cat lovers. If you love cats, you'll understand how warm and cuddly it feels to curl up on a couch or chair and hug your cat. The only problem is that your cat will most likely only accept a brief cuddle before sauntering away. Consider yourself fortunate if your cat is a true hugger.

Sorry, dog lovers, but hugging your dog is not enough. If you want to feel "into" today, hug your cat.

05 WED: World Environment Day

World Environment Day brings attention to crucial environmental challenges. It is one of the primary channels through which the United Nations raises global environmental awareness and encourages political attention and action."

The United Nations chooses a different topic each year. Every year, a different city is chosen to host World Environment Day events.

05 WED: Global Running Day

Global Running Day is an annual international celebration held on the first Wednesday of June. This day honors the sport of running and encourages people to get up and go for a run, regardless of distance.

It is to encourage them to adopt a more active lifestyle. Everyone is asked to participate, and anyone may do it. It's free, and all you need is running shoes, water, and to enter your name on the Global Running Day website so that your pledge is recorded.

05 WED: National Gingerbread Day

06 THU: National Higher Education Day

06 Thu, D-Day

On June 6, 1944,during the height of World War II, Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy to confront German forces in what became known as D-Day. Operation Neptune, as it was officially known at the time, began the effort to liberate France from German occupation. It was the greatest seaborne invasion in history.

The operation was planned and executed with significant involvement from American, British, and Canadian forces. As a result, many people consider it necessary to commemorate the triumph on June 6th each year. However, D-Day is not officially recognized as a public holiday.

Every year, people throughout the world gather to remember and respect those who fought and died on D-Day. Many people come to D-Day memorials to lay wreaths for the dead.

Museums frequently present displays featuring images of the landings.

Veterans who participated in the invasions and are still living today are recognized with medals of merit and honor for their outstanding service to their country and the world.

06 THU: National Drive-In Movie Day

07 FRI National Donut Day

Every year on the first Friday in June, Americans and Canadians celebrate one of their favorite cakes: the donut. National Donut Day, or National Donut Day, was established in 1938 to honor the Salvation Army Lassies who distributed donuts to World War I soldiers.

Nowadays, it's a great excuse to eat one or two of these wonderful fried-dough cakes.

07 FRI: National VCR Day

During the 1980s and 1990s, videocassette recorders were "the" home recording and playback format. The VCR cassette held magnetic tape, which could be recorded on and erased repeatedly. Almost everyone owned a VCR player. You might record TV shows and movies to watch later. The market sold VCR cassettes containing recent movies. VCR Day, a June 7 holiday, honors VCR tape cassette players.

While VCR usage peaked in the 1980s and 1990s, the first commercially accessible VCR was produced in 1956 by Ampex Corporation in the United States. It did not become widely used until the late 1970s. For a brief period, the VCR format competed with the Betamax (Beta) tape format. Compact CDs and DVDs came at the turn of the century, offering higher quality and longer storage. They swiftly supplanted VCRs on the market.

During its peak, VCR cassettes were also utilized to record movies on home video cameras. They basically superseded the long-popular 8mm and Super 8mm film formats for the average amateur user.

If you're a younger reader, ask your parents or grandparents about VCRs. They probably have a VCR recorder and some cassette tapes stashed in their basement. You might even discover that you're on one of those cassettes, capturing a childhood birthday, dancing recital, or graduation.

Like so many other formats, it became obsolete when newer, better formats were developed. Video Cassette Day is becoming less popular as this antiquated technology fades from memory. Children growing up today have no notion what it is. For at least a few more years, those of us old enough to remember the popular VCR will commemorate this occasion.

07 FRI: World Food Safety Day

08 SAT: National Best Friends Day

08 SAT: World Oceans Day

08 SAT: Global Wellness Day

09 SUN: National Donald Duck Day

09 SUN: Odunde Festival

09 SUN: National Children's Day

10 MON: National Iced Tea Day

10 MON Guru Arjan Dev Ji Shaheedi Diwas

11 TUE: Kamehameha Day

Kamehameha Day, also known as King Kamehameha I Day, is a Hawaiian festival celebrated annually on June 11. This day commemorates Kamehameha the Great, the adored monarch who gained notoriety for uniting the Kingdom of Hawaii.

Hawaii has a public holiday on June 11, thus businesses and schools in the state are closed.

11 TUE: National Call Your Doctor Day

12 WED: National Loving Day

12 WED: World Day Against Child Labor

13 THU: National Sewing Machine Day

13 THU: International Albinism Awareness Day

14 FRI: Flag Day

Although Flag Day is not an official holiday, businesses and schools may close because it coincides with Juneteenth in 2024, which is a public holiday in Louisiana.

Flag Day happens during National Flag Week, a time when Americans reflect on the basis of their country's independence. Since its inception, the United States flag has represented freedom and served as an enduring emblem of the country's values. During both events, Americans remember their patriotism, reaffirm their conviction in liberty and justice, and celebrate the nation's unity.

Many people in the United States observe this day by displaying the American flag in their homes and public places. Other common methods to commemorate this event include flag-raising ceremonies, Flag Day services, school quizzes and essay competitions regarding the American flag, musical salutes, street parades, and awards for special honor.

14 FRI: Bourbon Day

15 SAT: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Every year on June 15th, we commemorate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). The day was established with the goal of raising awareness about the growing mistreatment and abuse of the elderly.

One of the primary goals of the day is to promote the dignity and well-being of the elderly.

The theme of WEAAD 2022 was Combating Elder Abuse.

Elder abuse is a serious issue that requires urgent attention, and millions of older people throughout the world are becoming aware of it.

According to the United Nations, one out of every six older persons is a victim of abuse, which can take many forms, including physical, sexual, mental, and financial.

15 SAT: Nature Photography Day

15 SAT: World Juggling Day

16 SUN: Father's Day

A day to honour Dad. NO, it's a day to spend time with Dad and appreciate everything he does for you. Dad sincerely wants his children to be healthy, happy, and successful. And he wants you to spend some time with him on Father's Day. Both fathers and children have busy lives today. So a little time with Dad on Father's Day is exactly what he wants.

A father is more than just the biological father who gave us life. It is the one who loves and provides for us. The guy helps to establish the norms, family values, and example. Stepfathers and other males who willingly accept and cherish the role should be included in this group. Whether biological, adopted, or unofficially, if they are your father figure, acknowledge him today and don't be afraid to call him "Dad".

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17 MON: Bunker Hill Day

17 MON: World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

17 MON: National Eat Your Vegetables Day

This June 17 holiday will transform your life for the better. This day, which was strategically planned in the middle of National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month, is an excellent time to reintroduce a healthy portion of vegetables into your diet. Eat Your Vegetables Day aims to promote a healthy diet for life. So, plan on eating plenty of vegetables today and every day.

On this day, you are recommended to eat vegetables at all meals and as snacks. Try being vegetarian for a day. Aside from that, adding more vegetables to your meals today will commemorate the occasion while also making you a little healthier.

We advise parents to let their children help with dinner preparations, such as salad and vegetables. Along the journey, you teach your children about the benefits of vegetables for a long and healthy life.

18 TUE: International Sushi Day

18 TUE: International Picnic Day

18 TUE: International Panic Day

19 WED: Juneteenth Day

On June 19, America commemorates Juneteenth, or Freedom Day, the anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, which abolished slavery in Texas and other former Confederate states in 1865.

Juneteenth is a federal holiday in the United States, which means that most people have the day off and that schools and businesses close.

20 THU: West Virginia Day.

West Virginia Day, or WV Day, marks the date when West Virginia was admitted to the Union and became a part of the United States. It is normally celebrated on June 20 of each year, unless it falls on a Sunday, in which case it is commemorated on the following Monday.

Is West Virginia Day a public holiday?

This is a statewide public holiday. State government offices are closed. Some schools and businesses may be closed on this day.

20 THU: American Eagle Day

American Eagle Day commemorates one of America's most iconic national emblems, the once-endangered bald eagle.

Read more: What Is the US National Bird?

Is American Eagle Day a public holiday?

Although American Eagle Day is not a state holiday, businesses and schools may close because it coincides with West Virginia Day in 2024, which is a public holiday in West Virginia.

21 FRI: Summer Solstice

It often happens between June 20 and June 22. Summer solstice is the longest day of the year, signaling the start of the summer season.

The solstice occurs when the Earth's North Pole reaches its maximum tilt in reference to the Sun. This is why the days get longer around the Summer Solstice.

In contrast, the Southern Hemisphere's Summer Solstice occurs around December 21 or 22.

21 FRI: Take Your Dog to Work Day

Take Your Dog to Work Day is commemorated annually on the Friday following Father's Day. Pet Sitters International (a pet-sitting group) came up with the idea for today. Their goal was to assist build the links between dogs and their owners, as well as relationships with coworkers, because having dogs in the office brightens anyone's day.

The day has evolved throughout the years, becoming Bring Your Pet to Work Day. This means that folks who do not own a dog can bring their cats or other pets into the office with them.

21 FRI: International Yoga Day

21 FRI: National Selfie Day

Find the ideal lighting and strike a pose to commemorate National Selfie Day on June 21.

Selfies have been an increasingly common aspect of our lives since cellphones became widely available, particularly with the rise of social media.

On June 21, 2014, DJ Rick McNeely of a radio station in Arlington, Texas, founded National Selfie Day.

His goal was to encourage individuals to express their creativity and enjoy snapping selfies to share with others on social media.

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22 SAT: National Take Your Cat to Work Day.

22 SAT: World Rainforest Day.

22 SAT: National Onion Ring Day.

23 SAT: National Pink Day

23 SAT: National Hydration Day

National Hydration Day is observed on June 23rd each year. It is a day to recognize the significance of drinking water and staying hydrated.

Image of water being poured in a glass surrounded by water droplets on a blue background.

The day happens during the first week of summer, when it is especially vital to stay hydrated. Water is essential for our survival and wellbeing, and a lack of water can lead to dehydration, which is the underlying cause of many health problems.

International Women in Engineering Day is on Sunday, September 23.

National Typewriter Day is on Sunday, 23rd.

24 MON: National Swim A Lap Day

24 MON: Please Take My Children to Work Day.

25 TUE: Battle of the Little Bighorn.

The Battle of the Little Bighorn was an armed confrontation that occurred on June 25, 1876. It is sometimes referred to as the Battle of the Greasy Grass or Custer's Last Stand.

The battle was fought between the Lakota, Cheyenne, and Arapaho Native American tribes and US federal troops.

George Armstrong Custer led the US Army to confront the tribes when they refused to relocate to reservations.

Sitting Bull led the Indian fighters, and they outnumbered the American troops, which quickly lost the battle.

25 TUE: Korean War

The Korean War began on June 25, 1950, with North Korea's army invading South Korea. This was regarded as the first military strike of the Cold War. The war ran from June 25, 1950, to July 27, 1953.

In July, the United States joined the war, supporting South Korea as part of its struggle against communism.

27 THU: Helen Keller Day

Helen Keller Day is celebrated each year on her birthday, June 27. It is a day to honor her life achievements as well as her courage in the face of adversity.

Hellen Keller was a deaf-blind novelist, activist, educator, and disability rights campaigner. This memorial holiday is well-known for the charity fashion show hosted on this day.

Hellen Keller Day is not a public holiday in the United States, thus schools and businesses are open as normal.

27 THU: National PTSD Awareness Day

27 THU: National Handshake Day

27 THU: International Pineapple Day

27 FRI : National Insurance Awareness Day

Insurance Awareness Day has got to be one of your favorite holidays, right!? Understandably, this holiday does not excite many people. It does not encourage pleasurable activities. So, you may be wondering why we have this June 28 holiday. A good question. While it may not be a fascinating topic, it does provide peace of mind. Insurance, whether it is for your home, car, or life, provides you with the peace of mind that you will be financially protected if something happens. Of course, with life insurance, if something happens, you won't be there to worry about the consequences.

28 FRI: Tau Day

29 SAT: National Camera Day

This June 29 holiday is best remembered through photos. Then, we continue to commemorate this day by sharing pictures of our life from our cell phone cameras on social media. Pictures provide invaluable memories of our lives and the globe. They share stories. The camera captures our memories and stories. It's never been easier to use a camera thanks to digital technology. Cameras are now embedded into cell phones, so you always have one with you, ready to capture the moments in your life.

Many individuals consider a camera to be an essential instrument for documenting significant events in their lives and throughout the world. It preserves the moment...forever. It produces the memories that we share and reflect on. People take images quickly, from newborn births to high school graduations. Every year, cameras capture family vacations, holidays, and Christmas. The camera captures both happy and sad moments.

29 SAT: Hug Holiday

30 SUN: International Asteroid Day.

30 SUN: National Meteor Watch Day

We hope the weather in your location allows for clear, moonless skies tonight. Today is Meteor Watch Day, a June 30 holiday. Warm June nights are ideal for watching meteor showers. Will you be lucky enough to watch meteors shooting across the nighttime sky? We certainly hope so.

Meteors, often known as "shooting stars" or "falling stars," are particles of cosmic dust and ice that penetrate the earth's atmosphere. Meteors can be as tiny as specks of dust. As they approach the atmosphere at great speeds, they burn up and emit light as they streak across the night sky while crashing towards Earth. They occasionally streak across the sky before disappearing over the horizon. Sometimes they end abruptly, burning out right before your eyes.

Seeing a shooting star indicates good fortune. With a little luck, you can view a meteor almost any night of the year. However, the greatest time to observe meteors is during a meteor shower. There are multiple meteor showers each year. The best annual exhibition is the Perseid Meteor Shower, which occurs in August.

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