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Marvellous Month Of June Facts That Will Definitely Surprise You!

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Wide temperature variations mark the month of June throughout the world. 

With every passing day, summer evening breezes become more enjoyable if you live in the north. However, it is quite the opposite if you're in the Southern Hemisphere, where winter begins, as the days shorten.

June sees National Children's Awareness Month, and Potty Training Awareness Month, and it is also LGBT Pride Month, also known as Gay Pride Month.

And did you know that June's birthstone has a special meaning?

June 30 is a good opportunity to look back at the first half of the calendar year. More than just a month, June is a fiscal year-end celebration! 

Read on to find out more interesting facts about the month of June.

June In The Calendar

Make a date with this wonderful month by reading some fun calendar facts!

June is believed to have been named after the Roman goddess Juno, patron of marriage and women. Additionally, the name might have been inspired by the Latin word 'juvenis', which means 'young people'.

June is the first month of summer in the Northern Hemisphere and the first month of winter in the Southern Hemisphere. It is one of only four months in the year with exactly 30 days.

Highlights Of June

Most of us in the Northern Hemisphere look forward to June because it heralds the start of warmer weather. Read on for more reasons why we love the sixth month!

  • June is the month of dry weather: 'Sera Monath', or 'Dry Month', is how the Anglo-Saxons referred to June.
  • Thistle of June: June is the month that inspired the June beetle's name. It is also known as the June bug. In the United States, it's typically found between May and June.
  • When a person is born in June, their star signs can be either Gemini or Cancer. You would be a Gemini if you were born between June 20 and June 21. Geminis are renowned for their passion, adaptability, and intelligence. You come under the Cancer star sign if you were born after June 21. Cancers are known for having deep reserves of emotion and loyalty.
  • Honeysuckle and rose are the June birth flowers. Both of these blooms represent desire, affection, and generosity. As per astrology, if you have a June birth flower, you're probably a bit of a hopeless romantic.
  • June's birthstones include alexandrite, moonstone, and pearl. Longevity and health are associated with the mineral alexandrite. Moonstones are thought to bring good fortune and are associated with the passions of love and passion for one's partner. Purity and faith are the two most important meanings of pearls.
Read on for more reasons why we love the sixth month

Holidays In June

If you have any questions regarding what is celebrated this month, this section of the article will surely help you out.

  • Each year, World Environment Day takes place on June 5 as part of international efforts to promote environmental awareness.
  • Flag Day is celebrated on June 14 (U.S.). Make sure the flag is flying high! The United States Flag Code outlines how to display the American flag properly.
  • June 19 is one of the June holidays (also called Freedom Day or Emancipation Day). A Union general read the Emancipation Proclamation on this day in 1865, enabling the liberation of slaves in Texas who had previously been outside Union control.
  • June 20 is the Northern Hemisphere's summer solstice, marking the season's beginning. It has the longest daylight hours, so make the most to it! Winter has officially begun in the Southern Hemisphere at this time.
  • Father's Day falls on June 20. Learn about the exact origins of Father's Day and some fun activities to do with your younger ones. Richard Nixon designated Father's Day into legislation as the third Sunday in June. Father's Day also falls on June 20 in the U.K, but is celebrated on different dates in other parts of the world.
  • The country commemorates Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21. This holiday aims to honor the various First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples who have made significant contributions to Canada's history and culture.
  • Midsummer Day falls on June 24, marking the traditional halfway point between planting and harvesting in the growing season.

Fun Facts About June

There are several fun facts about June that can astound you. June is much more than just a month of celebrations. Get to know June's history while also learning some interesting facts!

  • June has traditionally been the fourth month of the year. It became the sixth month of the Julian calendar after two more months were added in 46 B.C. The Julian calendar is named after Julius Caesar and he developed it after being advised by the Alexandrian astrologer Sosogenes, who recommended the Egyptian method of counting solar days, taking the length of the year to 365 days.
  • Only June has its first day of the week on the same weekday as any other month.
  • The northern hemisphere officially begins summer on June 21.
  • There are two zodiac signs that people born in June fall under: Gemini and Cancer. On or before June 20, you're a Gemini, a two-headed creature. According to the astrological zodiac, Geminis are passionate, versatile, and astute. Those born on or after June 21 are considered Cancers. They are supposed to be devoted pals with a lot of emotional depth.
  • Shakespeare wrote A Midsummer Night's Dream, with midsummer being in June.
  • June has a beetle that bears its name. Often referred to as the 'June bug' or 'June beetle', this insect is typically found in the United States between May and June.
  • Historically, the middle of May and June is an unlucky time to marry according to Roman republic beliefs. The legend holds that Ovid, a Roman poet, sought the advice of Jupiter's high priestess and inquired about the best time to marry his daughter. The high priestess ordered him to wait until after June 15.
  • However, contrary to Roman beliefs, June is now considered one of the best months to get hitched.

Did You Know...

Here are some more interesting facts about the months of June. Read on to find out more fun facts:

  • During June in the Northern Hemisphere, daytime lengthens.
  • June's gemstones are pearls, moonstone, and alexandrite.
  • June's birth flowers are the rose (rosa) and the honeysuckle (lonicera).
  • In 2009, the USA's 662nd most popular girl's name was June.
  • The Anglo-Saxons called the sixth month 'sera monath', meaning dry month.
  • The Gaelic word for June is 'Meitheamh', which means middle month.
  • 'Mehefin' is the Welsh (Celtic) word for June and means midsummer or middle of summer.
  • Following from its Latin origins, the Scots call it 'An t-Ogmhìos', which roughly means 'the month of the young'.
  • In a leap year, no other month starts on the same day as the week as June.
  • International Men's Month falls in June each year.
  • Many influential people throughout history have been born in June, including diarist Anne Frank, revolutionary Che Guevara, philosopher Jean-Paul-Sartre, movie icon Marilyn Monroe, and great science-fiction writer George Orwell.
  • In the Southern Hemisphere, June has the year's longest daylight hours.
  • Many incredibly important and influential people throughout history have been born in June. Among many others born in June, Anne Frank, Che Guevara, Jean-Paul-Sartre, Marilyn Monroe, George Orwell, and George H. W. Bush all share a common birth month!
  • June 10 is National Iced Tea Day in the U.S., while June 7 is Chocolate Ice Cream Day: yum!

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