June was most likely named for the Roman goddess Juno, patroness of marriage and the well-being of women. Another interpretation says that the name came from the Latin juvenis, “young people,” who were celebrated at this time.
- June 5 is World Environment Day, a day meant to raise environmental awareness across the globe.
- June 14 is Flag Day (U.S.). Be sure to raise the flag! Learn about the U.S. Flag Code, which provides guidelines for displaying the American flag properly.
- June 20 is the Summer Solstice which heralds the start of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s the day with the most hours of daylight, so enjoy! In the Southern Hemisphere, winter begins at this time.
- June 20 is also Father’s Day this year.
- June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day (Canada). This holiday is meant to remind Canadians of the contributions of the many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples.
- June 24 brings Midsummer Day, traditionally the midpoint of the growing season, halfway between planting and harvesting.
But most importantly
June 21 is JJ’s birthday