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June – 2022 Holidays and Observations

Happy June! Sweet sweet summertime is on it’s way! Schools are letting out, vacations are nearing. What a great time to enjoy some healthy salads and the many fruits and vegetables in season!  How about some soul food?  Perhaps you’ll go camping in the great outdoors! June has plenty to celebrate.

Hello June

Below you’ll find some month, week, and daylong celebrations/observations (mostly US based). They are holidays/observations we’ve picked related to the content of this site. We may have missed some you think apply, and may have also added some you don’t think apply. But, these are the observations and celebrations we think deserve a spot on this post.

We will also mention ways you can participate in some of June’s celebrations/observations.

Monthly Celebrations

Pride

June celebrates Pride Month, the fight for equality and the visibility and dignity of those in the LGBTQIA+ community. The Stonewall Riots which took place in 1969 in Manhattan are commemorated this month as well.

Pride marches, rallies, parades and more take place throughout the month of June. Pride celebrates both those who paved the way for their community and those who are continuing the fight for equality.

Image Credit – shaarzahav.org

Check out a local march or rally near you, shop LGBT owned businesses and restaurants. What other ways do you suggest to be an ally?

Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Month

This is the time of year most fruits and vegetables are in season. Why not celebrate them, encouraging us to take advantage of the natural goodies around us? Try a new (to you) fruit or vegetable that you’ve never had before, make a huge salad or fruit salad and enjoy the food that nature has provided us.

Check you your local farmers market and support the farmers in your area! See what fruits and veggies are in season and take advantage of their peak season!

Perhaps one of our salad recipes will give you some meal inspiration!

National Candy Month

On the opposite end of Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month, June also celebrations National Candy Month! Now don’t go crazy or you’ll be making the down payment on a vehicle for your dentist! Grab a pack of your favorite candy and enjoy!

June is National Candy Month
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National Camping Month

Grab your gear and get ready to enjoy some time sleeping under the stars! It makes sense that June would be national camping month as schools let out for summer break and the weather is getting warmer. So whether you prefer an RV, a cabin, or a tent, make some time to enjoy the great outdoors this June!

Country Cooking Month

Fill up your bellies in June after that activity filled camping trip by making some good old country cooking. National Day Calendar recommends biscuits and gravy for breakfast with fried chicken and green beans for dinner. Finish a country cooking day with some good old apple pie or watermelon!

National Dairy Month

National Dairy Month celebrates the contributions of the dairy industry. Milk, cheese, ice cream, frozen yogurt and more are celebrated this month. Support your local dairy farm and buy right from the source! Perhaps you can take a tour of your local dairy farm to see everything behind the scenes.

Great Outdoors Month

Great Outdoors Month along with National Camping month encourage you to get outside! Explore your local parks, wild life refuge, make a trip to a national park, kayak down a nearby river, and enjoy!

Lassen Volcanic National Park. Image Source: National Park Service
Lassen Volcanic National Park. Image Source: National Park Service

Another great way to celebrate the great outdoors is to join your local cleanup effort to keep our towns, cities, and parks clean and welcoming for everyone.

National Iced Tea Month

When I think of summers of my childhood, I remember sitting on the porch after a long day in the pool and my mom making a pitcher of iced tea for us to enjoy. June celebrates National Iced Tea Month, a perfect cooled beverage for a hot day.

Iced Tea and Lemons Celebrate Iced Tea Month this June
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Iced Tea soared to popularity during the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, Missouri. An English merchant named Richard Belchynden came to sell Black Tea during the fair. Usually steeped and served hot, this was not a desirable beverage during this event. He brewed stronger tea than usual and served it over ice. The beverage was a hit! (Info source: Wikipedia)

In looking into the history of Iced Tea for this post, I was surprised to learn of the variety of Iced tea throughout the world, including carbonated varieties in Belgium and the Netherlands! In India the most popular iced tea flavors are ginger lemon and lemon. Besides lemon, which I think of most commonly, peach is also a popular flavor around the world to flavor iced tea with, which I also enjoy. Matt’s favorite iced tea is Arizona, Diet Green Tea which he drinks daily, half tea, half water. I however, enjoy a fuller strength iced tea. What’s your favorite way to enjoy iced tea?

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National Papaya Month

Rich in vitamins A, C, and E, potassium, and antioxidants, its no surprise that Papaya is a popular addition to smoothies. The fruit grows naturally in Southern Mexico, Central America, and Northern South America. It is also grown commercially in Puerto Rico and Hawaii.

Try a new recipe with Papaya this month, whether its a smoothie, salsa, or something else and celebrate National Papaya Month!

Soul Food Month

June celebrates Soul Food Month. A term coined in print in 1964 (Info source: Encyclopedia Britannica) when African American contributions were finally being celebrated including food and music. The cuisine originated in the rural South, consisting of local and easily gathered/grown ingredients. While dishes vary by specific region, popular staples include corn, rice, chicken, and pork. Add to that melons, beans, cabbage, sweet potatoes, okra, and collared greens. This cuisine shows of the flavors of these ingredients and celebrates the heritage behind the dishes.

June is National Soul Food Month
Image Credit: Joshua Resnick via Canva Pro

Find a soul food restaurant near you if you’ve never tried it and celebrate all that is Soul Food this June!


Weeklong observations

June 1-7: CPR & AED Awareness Week

CPR & AED Awareness Week runs the first seven days of the month. This week of observation and awareness encourages you to become CPR & AED certified. These life saving trainings may come in handy when you least expect it.

Image Credit: Red Cross Website

Check with your local Red Cross for trainings near you.


Check out our other site to see a list of Money/Tech/Business related holidays and observations in June at deedni.com.


Daily observations/celebrations

Here are some daily observations and celebrations you may be interested in as well. I’ll expand upon each of these very soon!

June 1

  • National Hazelnut Cake Day
  • National Olive Day
  • World Reef Awareness Day
  • National Running Day
  • World Milk Day

June 2

  • Italy Republic Day – Festa della Repubblica
  • National Rocky Road Day
  • National Rotisserie Chicken Day

June 3

  • National Chocolate Macaroon Day
  • National Egg Day
  • National Doughnut Day
  • Chimborazo Day
  • National Fish & Chips Day

June 4

  • Tonga Emancipation Day
  • National Bubbly Day
  • National Play Outside Day
  • National Cheese Day
  • National Cognac Day
  • National Prairie Day
  • National Trails Day

June 5

  • Denmark Constitution Day – Grundlovsdag
  • National Gingerbread Day
  • National Moonshine Day
  • National Veggie Burger Day

June 6

  • Sweden National Day – Sveriges Nationaldag
  • D-Day
  • National Applesauce Cake Day

June 7

  • National Boone Day
  • National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
  • World Food Safety Day

June 8

  • National Name Your Poison Day
  • World Oceans Day

June 9

  • National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day

June 10

  • Day of Portugal, Camões, and the Portuguese Communities – Portuguese: Dia de Portugal, de Camões e das Comunidades Portuguesa
  • National Egg Roll Day
  • National Herbs & Spices Day
  • National Iced Tea Day

June 11

  • National Corn on the Cobb Day
  • National German Chocolate Cake Day
  • National Rose Day
  • World Gin Day

June 12

  • Philippines Independence Day
  • National Jerky Day
  • National Peanut Butter Cookie Day
  • International Falafel Day
  • International Cachaca Day

June 13

  • National Kitchen Klutzes of America Day

June 14

  • National Bourbon Day
  • National Strawberry Shortcake Day

June 15

No Grecobon related holidays today.

June 16

  • National Fudge Day
  • World Tapas Day

June 17

  • Icelandic National Day – Þjóðhátíðardagurinn
  • National Apple Strudel Day
  • National Cherry Tart Day
  • National Eat Your Vegetables Day
  • National Steward’s Root Beer Day
  • National Take Back the Lunch Break Day

June 18

  • Seychelles Constitutional Holiday
  • National Wanna Get Away Day
  • World Sustainable Gastronomy Day
  • International Sushi Day
  • International Picnic Day

June 19

  • Juneteenth
  • World Martini Day

June 20

  • National Hike with a Geek Day
  • National Ice Cream Soda Day
  • National Kouign Amann Day
  • National Vanilla Milkshake Day

June 21

  • National Daylight Appreciation Day
  • National Peaches ‘n Cream Day
  • National Selfie Day
  • National Smoothie Day

June 22

  • National Chocolate Éclair Day
  • National Onion Rings Day

June 23

  • Luxembourg National Day – Grand Duke Day/Celebration publique de l’anniversaire du souverain is celebrated yearly to commemorate the birth of Grand Duchess Charlotte who ruled from 1919-1964.  However, her birthday was actually in January but was changed for the holiday in favor of nicer weather.  Did you know that Restaurant Chiggeri in Luxembourg City has a wine list of over 1,746 labels making it the restaurant with the world’s longest wine list? Now you know.
  • National Detroit Style Pizza Day
  • National Hydration Day
  • National Pecan Sandies Day

June 24

  • National Pralines Day
  • National Cream Tea Day (UK)

June 25

  • Mozambique Independence Day – Dia da Independência Nacional
  • Slovenia Statehood Day – Dan državnosti
  • National Catfish Day
  • National Leon Day
  • National Strawberry Day
  • Parfait Day
  • Summersgiving

June 26

  • Madagascar Independence Day
  • National Chocolate Pudding Day
  • National Coconut Day

June 27

  • Djibouti Independence Day
  • National Ice Cream Cake Day
  • National Onion Day
  • National Orange Blossom Day
  • Micro-, Small & Medium Enterprises Day

June 28

No Grecobon related holidays today.

June 29

  • National Almond Buttercrunch Day
  • National Waffle Iron Day

June 30

  • Democratic Republic of the Congo Independence Day
  • National Bomb Pop Day
  • National Social Media Day

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For more celebrations in June you can check out one of our favorite sites – National Day Calendar.

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