June is the sixth
monthof the yearin the Gregorian calendar, with a length of 30 days. The month is named after the Roman goddess Juno, wife of Jupiter and equivalent to the Greek goddess Hera. See:- Months in various calendars
At the start of June, the sun rises in the constellation of Taurus; at the end of June, the sun rises in the constellation of Gemini. However, due to the
precessionof the equinoxes, June begins with the sun in the astrological sign of Gemini, and ends with the sun in the astrological sign of Cancer. June is the month with the longest daylight hours of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and the shortest daylight hours of the year in the Southern Hemisphere.
June in the
Northern Hemisphereis the seasonal equivalent to December in the Southern Hemisphereand vice versa. The month of June—in the Northern Hemisphere—is in Spring until the 21st, when Summer begins. The traditional June birthstoneis the pearl. The June birth flower is the rose, or the honeysuckle, as roses and honeysuckles bloom throughout June. June is also sometimes called the "Rose month."
June is known for the large number of
marriages that occur over the course of the month. June is named after Juno ( Hera). Juno was the goddess of marriage and a married couple's household, so some consider it good luck to be married in this month. [cite web|last=Lindemans|first=Micha F.|title=Juno|publisher= Encyclopedia Mythica|date=February 12, 2004|url=http://www.pantheon.org/articles/j/juno.html|accessdate=2007-11-25] [cite book|last=Napier|first=James|authorlink=James Napier|title=Folk Lore or Superstitious Beliefs in the West of Scotland within This Century (1879)|publisher=Kessinger Publishing|date=August 1, 2003|location=Whitefish, MT|pages=p.51|isbn=9780766179073]
In both common and leap years, no other month begins on the same day of the week as June. This month and May are the only two months that have this.
Events in June
Madaraka Day June 1to commemorate when Kenyagained internal self-rule.
Flag Days of Sweden( June 6), United States( June 14— see Flag Day in the United States), Denmark( June 15), Argentina( June 20), and Romania( June 26).
Caribbean-American Heritage Month, [http://www.cbc.bb/index.pl/article?id=1504481] , in the United States of America.
* D-Day landings by Allied forces in Normandy, June 6th, 1944.
Kamehameha Day, on June 11, is a state holiday in Hawaii, US, honoring the first ruler of the one-time kingdom.
* Philippine Independence Day is on
* Feast of
St. Anthony of Padua June 13
United Kingdom– Trooping the Colour(Military celebration of the monarch's official birthday held in Londonon the second Saturday of June)
Bloomsdayin Ireland, and worldwide among fans of James Joyce's "Ulysses" June 16
* Youth Day in
South Africa June 16
* The Comrades in
South Africa June 16.
Juneteenth, (aka Freedom Day or Emancipation Day) primarily in Texas June 19,
* "Martyrs Day" in
Eritrea June 20
* West Virginia Day in the U.S. state of West Virginia
solsticecalled the Summer solstice in the northern hemisphere and the Winter solstice in the southern hemisphere occurs on dates varying from 20 Juneto 22 June(in UTC). In the pagan wheel of the yearthe summer solstice is the time of Lithaand the winter solstice is that of Yule.
* Feast of the Birth of
St. John the Baptist( Saint-Jean-Baptiste Dayin Quebec) June 24.
* Feast of
St. Peterand St. Paul, principal patrons of the Church of Rome, June 29
Father's Day(in Belgiumon the second Sunday in June) (in the United States, the United Kingdom, Mexico, the Netherlands, Irelandand Canadaon the third Sunday in June)
* Midsummer is celebrated in
Swedenon the third Friday in June.
Gay pridecelebrations take place in many countries in honour of the Stonewall riots.
* The majority of the
Portland Rose Festivaloccurs.
* The first Monday in June is one of the
public holidays in the Republic of Ireland; in the Irish Calendarthe month is called Meitheamh and is the middle month of the summer season. Secondary schools are off during the month (and also July and August), while June is the last month in primary schools.
* The second Sunday in June is Canadian Rivers Day.
birthstoneis the pearl.
*Its birth flower is the
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