June Holidays & Quirky Celebrations (2024)

June Holidays

Sixth in my monthly series on celebration-worthy moments, below you’ll find a lengthy list of June Holidays and Quirky Celebrations. I hope these posts will help you make every month more memorable this year.

You’ll notice that some items on this list are linked to other pages. Click through for ideas and resources to help your family get the most out of each occasion.

Rather than relying on memory or needing to reference this post multiple times throughout the month, I suggest making note of any holidays that interest you on your calendar or day planner and printing the related resources in advance.

June Holidays and Quirky Celebrations

June 1

  • National Trails Day (first Saturday in June) – maybe scope out walking, hiking, or biking trails near your house for a nice family outing?
  • Drawing Day (first Saturday in June)
  • National Black Bear Day (first Saturday in June)
  • Hug a Cheer Coach Day (first Saturday in June)
  • National Learn to Row Day (first Saturday in June) – “Row, row, row your boat/ Gently down the stream!”
  • Turtle Races Day (first Saturday in June) – This may take awhile…
  • National Pineapple Day (first Saturday in June) – A good day for eating pineapple — in fruit salad, on pizza, with cottage cheese, blended in a smoothie
  • Say Something Nice DayRemember what Mama always says, “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.”
  • Dinosaur Daya good day for dinosaur-themed activities like paint-by-stickers or color-by-numbers
  • National Go Barefoot DaySomething I do every day I’m at home!
  • International Children’s Day</li>
  • Heimlich Maneuver Day
  • National Pen Pal DayUse some of our free printable notecards to write a letter to your pen pal.
  • Oscar the Grouch Day
  • World Milk Day
  • Flip a Coin Day
  • Global Day of ParentsA good day to pray for your parents (you can use our free printable guide to do so).
  • New Year’s Resolution Recommitment Dayif your resolutions have gotten derailed along the way, June 1 is a great day to get back on track
  • Wear a Dress Day I love wearing dresses, and my husband loves seeing my feminine side.
    wear a dress day

June 2

  • National Cancer Survivors’ Day (first Sunday in June)
  • National Rotisserie Chicken Day
  • National Rocky Road Day
  • I Love My Dentist DayOur kids really do love their dentist, who happens to also be their sister! Use our handy dental health chart, and your kids may love theirs, too (or at least not dread going in for their dental checkups)

June 3

  • National Leave the Office Early Day (closest weekday to June 2)
  • National “Thank God It’s Monday” Day (first Mondays in January and June) – Why should Fridays get all the gratitude? God commands us to give thanks in all circumstances (which obviously includes Mondays)
  • Repeat DayDo I need to say that again?
  • National Itch Day
  • Love Conquers All DayA great day for completing one of our love-themed coloring pages
  • National Chocolate Macaroon Day
  • National Egg DayA good day to try our yummy egg muffins

    Quick & Easy Egg Muffins

June 4

  • Applesauce Cake Day
  • Old Maid’s DayHow about playing a round of Old Maid with your kids?
  • National Cheese DayBuy some fancy cheeses from the grocery store and make your own charcuterie board to celebrate
  • Hug an Atheist DayAs Christians, we feel burdened to share the love of Jesus with unbelievers (whether doing so involves hugs or not depends on how well we know them)
  • Hug Your Cat DayBut only if your cat consents to being hugged.
    Caring for Animals Coloring Page

June 5

June 6

  • Drive-In Movie DayOur local drive-in closed down, but I have a friend who makes “cars” out of large cardboard boxes for her little ones to sit in, lines them up on the driveway, and projects movies on the garage door. How fun is that?
  • D-Dayanother good day for honoring the heroic sacrifices others made to preserve our freedom
  • National Eyewear Day
  • Yo-Yo Day Get a yo-yo and learn some neat tricks. Can you “walk the dog” or go “round the world?”
  • Russian Language Day
  • National Applesauce Cake Day
  • National Gardening Exercise DayA great day to get outdoors and dig in the dirt (even if only in a pot on your patio)

    Plant a Garden Coloring Page

June 7

  • National Doughnut Day (first Friday in June)
  • June Bug Day
  • Daniel Boone Day
  • Trial Technology Day
  • National Chocolate Ice Cream DayDutch Chocolate, Chocolate Marble, Rocky Road, German Chocolate, Triple Chocolate… take your pick

June 8

  • Worldwide Knit in Public Day (second Saturday in June) – I do this all the time!
  • International Young Eagles Day (second Saturday in June) – How about coloring this “On Wings as Eagles” Bible promise
  • Jelly-Filled Doughnut Day
  • Upsy Daisy Day
  • Best Friends Day (AKA BFF Day) – Download our free friendship printables to use on this holiday, including the very true quote, “Life is better with your best friend… that’s why I married mine.”

    Best Friends Day

  • World Oceans Day
  • Thomas Paine DayHere’s the perfect printable for celebrating this holiday: Thomas Paine’s “times that try men’s souls” quote

    Thomas Paine Printable

June 9

June 10

  • National Iced Tea Day
  • Gnome Day
  • Alcohol Anonymous Founders’ Day
  • National Herb and Spice DayA good day to organize your spice rack
  • Ballpoint Pen Day
  • National Black Cow DayThe perfect day to enjoy a frosty root beer float

June 11

  • Cousteau Day
  • National Making Life Beautiful DayAll the excuse we need to rewatch one of our family’s favorite films, Life is Beautiful
  • King Kamehameha DayHere’s one our kids living in Hawaii will undoubtedly celebrate
  • Corn on the Cob Day
  • National German Chocolate Cake DayMmmm-mmm! Better get baking!

June 12

June 13

  • Backyard Science Day
  • Sewing Machine Day Here’s a simple dress a child can make on the sewing machine.
  • Weed Your Garden DayThis is almost as much of a never-ending task as washing laundry!
  • World Softball Day
  • National Kitchen Klutzes of America DayThis moniker definitely applied to me when I was first married. Back then, my husband used to tease me, “Who needs a dinner bell when you have a smoke alarm?

June 14

  • National Marriage Day (second Friday in June) – Take this opportunity to nurture your marriage.
  • Monkey Around Day
  • Flag Day Run Old Glory up the pole and fly her proudly!
  • Family History Day
  • International Bath DayWhy not make your own bath bombs, then celebrate with a long, hot, relaxing soak in the tub?
  • National Strawberry Shortcake Day
  • World Blood Donor DayAs my son’s T-shirt admonishes, “Always give 110%… unless you’re donating blood.”
  • Pop Goes the Weasel Day
  • Army’s BirthdayInstead of “Happy Birthday,” why not sing the Army Anthem in honor of the day? You’ll find free printable versions of fight songs for every branch of the military here.
  • Pause for the Pledge DayYou can use our free US Pledge Coloring Page to teach your kids the words.

    US Pledge and Anthem

June 15

  • National Hollerin’ Contest Day (third Saturday in June)
  • World Juggling Day (Saturday closest to June 17th)
  • Magna Carta Day
  • Global Wind Day
  • Fly a Kite Day
  • National Electricity Day
  • Kiss a Wookie Day
  • Worldwide Day of Giving
  • Smile Power Day
  • Nature Photography DayWe have just the thing for celebrating this holiday: a free printable photo nature safari!

    Free Photo Safari Printable

June 16

  • Father’s Day (third Sunday in June) – We have a whole slew of Father’s Day Printables, coloring pages, and gift ideas to help you honor Dad today.
  • Family Awareness Day (third Sunday in June)
  • National Fudge DayThat’s all the excuse I need to make a big batch of fantasy fudge. Don’t forget the walnuts!
  • World Sea Turtle Day
  • Fresh Veggies Day For tips on getting your kids to eat more veggies, peruse this post.

    Getting Kids to Eat More Veggies

June 17

  • Global Garbage Man Day
  • World Crocodile Day
  • National Apple Strudel Day
  • Recess at Work Day
  • Eat Your Vegetables DayAnother good way to get kids to eat their vegetables is by hiding them in soups or salads or serving them as healthful snacks.

    Quick, easy, HEALTHFUL snacks for kids and grown-ups alike | from www.flandersfamily.info

June 18

  • National Cherry Tart Day (third Tuesday in June)
  • International Sushi Day
  • Go Fishing DayIf you have little ones with speech delays, use today to take them “Fishing for F Sounds.”
  • International Panic Day
  • National Splurge Day
  • National Day of Prayer for Law Enforcement Officers
  • Autistic Pride Day
  • International Picnic DayPicnic dinners needn’t be elaborate. Kids enjoy the novelty of eating outside, no matter what’s on the menu.

June 19

  • Garfield the Cat Day
  • JuneteenthThe day news of Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation finally made it to Texas, nearly two and a half years after it was originally signed.
  • National Eat an Oreo Day
  • World Sauntering Day
  • National Watch Day
  • National Kissing Day
  • National Pets in Film Day
  • Water Play DayTry our tips having fun and staying cool at the pool

    Keep cool at the pool with these fun summer swim games | www.flandersfamily.info

June 20

  • National Dump the Pump Day (third Thursday in June) – Instead of driving, ride a bicycle or use public transit.
  • Finally Summer Day (first day of summer) – Print one of our free summer bucket lists to make the fun lat all season long!

    Summer Fun Printable

  • International Surfing Day (first day of summer)
  • Daylight Appreciation Day (first day of summer)
  • National Smoothie Day (first day of summer) – We love making smoothies for a quick & easy breakfast!
  • National Seashell Day (first day of summer)
  • Ice Cream Soda Day
  • World Refugee Day
  • World Productivity DayNeed help with this one? Here are 19 Ways to Boost Your Productivity.
  • Plain Yogurt Day
  • American Eagles Day
  • National Hike with a Geek DayWe have enough geeks in our family that almost every hike qualifies!

June 21

    • National Flip Flop Day (third Friday in June)
    • Ugliest Dog Day (third Friday in June)
    • Take Your Dog to Work Day (Friday after Father’s Day)
    • National Selfie DayFlip that phone camera around and flash your best smile.
    • World Giraffe Day
    • National Peaches and Cream Day
    • World Music DayNo matter what genre you like best, pull up a few favorites and listen to them today. Maybe even create a personalized play list.
    • World Handshake Day
    • Go Skate Day check to see if your local rink lets kids skate free this summer

June 22

June 23

  • America’s Kids Day (fourth Sunday in June)
  • Descendants’ Day (fourth Sunday in June)
  • National Columnists Day
  • National Pink Day
  • National Hydration DayMake sure you’re drinking lots of water as the weather gets warmer!
  • National Pecan Sandies Day
  • Pink Flamingo Day
  • Runner’s Selfie Day
  • Typewriting Day
  • SAT Math Day
  • Let It Go DayTime for another “Let It Go” sing-along (or if you’re as triggered by the “no rules” lyrics as I am, you can sing along to our parody version instead)!

June 24

  • Swim a Lap Day Stay cool and get in some good exercise at the same time. Sounds like a win-win to me!
  • International Fairy Day
  • National Pralines Day
  • Museum Comes to Life DayIf you’ve never seen Night at the Museum, today’s the perfect day to watch (or re-watch)!

    June Holidays - Museum Comes to Life Day

June 25

June 26

  • Beautician’s Day
  • National Canoe Day (Canada)
  • National Chocolate Pudding Day
  • Forgiveness DayIf you are harboring bitterness or resentment in your heart, today is the day to let it go and forgive freely, just as we have also be forgiven.

    June Holidays: Forgiveness Day

June 27

June 28

  • National Food Truck Day (last Friday in June)
  • Field Day (fourth full weekend of June) – Stage your own summer games full of fun family field events this year!

    Go for the Gold - Olympic-Style Games for Families

  • Insurance Awareness Day
  • Ice DaySounds like the perfect time for an ice pop or snow cone!
  • Please Take My Children to Work Day
  • National Tapioca Day
  • Paul Bunyan Day

June 29

  • National Celebrate Your Marriage Day (last Saturday in June) – Follow this recipe for a happy marriage, and you’ll have a union worth celebrating!
  • Great American Backyard Campout (fourth Saturday in June)
  • International Mud Day
  • Waffle Iron Day
  • National Camera Day
  • National ALmond Buttercrunch Day
  • Feast of Saints Peter and Paul
  • National Waffle Iron Day
  • Hug Holiday Have you hugged your kids today? Here are 10 good reasons to do so (on this June holiday and every other day, as well)

    June Holidays - National Hug Holiday

June 30

  • National Meteor Day
  • Social Media Day Rather than consuming more social media today, how about fasting from it altogether?
  • National Parchment Day

Week-long Celebrations in the Month of June

First Week of June

  • America the Beautiful Week (first full week of June) – America is beautiful, so get out there and enjoy it!
  • Pet Appreciation Week (first full week of June)
  • Teacher Thank You Week (first full week of June) – As you finish up school for the summer, be sure to tell your teacher you appreciate her!
  • Bed Bug Awareness Week (first full week of June)
  • Step Parents’ Week

Second Week of June

  • Fishing and Boating Week (observed for 9 days beginning on the first Saturday of June)
  • National Flag Week (observed the week including Flag Day)
  • National Shampoo Week (observed for 7 days following June 7)
  • Email Week (second full week of June) – My goal is to achieve inbox zero by the end of this week!
  • National Clay Week (second full week of June)

Third Week of June

  • National Little League Baseball Week (observed 7 days following second Monday in June)
  • National Men’s Health Week (observed for 7 days leading up to Father’s Day)
  • Honor America Days (observed for 3 weeks following Flag Day) – Check out our American Heritage Printables for lots of free resources for observing this extended June holiday.
  • National Forgiveness Week (third full week of June)
  • National Roller Coaster Week (last full week of June) – If you can’t go to an amusement park and ride a roller coaster, you can at least read about one in this delightful picture book by Marla Frazee.
  • Take Your Pet to Work Week (observed 5 days starting Monday of the third full week of June)

Fourth Week of June

    • National Tennis Week (last full week of June)
    • National Camping Week (last full week of June) – Use our packing list to make sure you don’t forget any essential equipment on your next camping trip.

Camping Out

Fifth Week of June

  • Eye Safety Awareness Week (observed for 7 days following last Sunday in June)
  • National Tire Safety Week (observed 7 days following June 28)

Special observances that last the entire month of June

  • International Men’s Month
  • National Adopt a Cat Month
  • Country Cooking Month
  • Great Outdoors Month
  • National Accordion Awareness Month
  • National Burglary Prevention Month
  • Dairy Month
  • Candy Month
  • National Iced Tea Month
  • National Zoo and Aquarium Month
  • Audiobook Month
  • Safety Month
  • Rose Month
  • Turkey Lovers’ Month
  • Wedding Month
  • Fight the Filthy Fly Month
  • National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month
  • National Frozen Yogurt Month

And that wraps us our June Holidays post. For more posts in this series, please follow this link: Monthly Holidays & Quirky Celebrations And to keep the fun going through every season of life, check out our family fun bundle. Its packed with practical ways to nurture family relationships and make the most of daily interactions all year long.

Family Fun Bundle

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