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
- Say Something Nice Day – Remember what Mama always says, “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.”
- Dinosaur Day – a good day for dinosaur-themed activities like paint-by-stickers or color-by-numbers
- National Go Barefoot Day – Something I do every day I’m at home!
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- Heimlich Maneuver Day
- National Pen Pal Day – Use 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 Parents – A good day to pray for your parents (you can use our free printable guide to do so).
- New Year’s Resolution Recommitment Day – if 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.
- National Doughnut Day (first Friday in June)
- National Leave the Office Early Day (closest weekday to June 2)
- National Rotisserie Chicken Day
- National Rocky Road Day
- I Love My Dentist Day – Our 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)
- 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
- Repeat Day – Do I need to say that again?
- National Itch Day
- Love Conquers All Day – A great day for completing one of our love-themed coloring pages
- National Chocolate Macaroon Day
- National Egg Day – A good day to try our yummy egg muffins
- National Cancer Survivors’ Day (first Sunday in June)
- Applesauce Cake Day
- Old Maid’s Day – How about playing a round of Old Maid with your kids?
- National Cheese Day – Buy some fancy cheeses from the grocery store and make your own charcuterie board to celebrate
- Hug an Atheist Day – As 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 Day –But only if your cat consents to being hugged.
- 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)
- Sausage Roll Day
- National Gingerbread Day
- Hot Air Balloon Day
- National Veggie Burger Day
- World Environment Day
- National Attitude Day – Take stock of your own attitude today and adjust as needed.
- Drive-In Movie Day – Our 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-Day – another 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 Day – A great day to get outdoors and dig in the dirt (even if only in a pot on your patio)
- Global Running Day (first Wednesday in June) – Try these 10 fun races to get your kids up and running or color this reminder of our need to run with endurance.
- National Tailor’s Day (first Wednesday in June)
- June Bug Day
- Daniel Boone Day
- Trial Technology Day
- National Chocolate Ice Cream Day – Dutch Chocolate, Chocolate Marble, Rocky Road, German Chocolate, Triple Chocolate… take your pick
- 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.”
- World Oceans Day
- Thomas Paine Day – Here’s the perfect printable for celebrating this holiday: Thomas Paine’s “times that try men’s souls” quote
- National Marriage Day (second Friday in June) – Take this opportunity to nurture your marriage.
- Donald Duck Day
- Worldwide Knit and Crochet Day
- Writer’s Rights Day – a good day to also discuss writer’s responsibilities and to pray that everything you write will bring glory to God
- 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
- National Iced Tea Day
- Gnome Day
- Alcohol Anonymous Founders’ Day
- National Herb and Spice Day – A good day to organize your spice rack
- Ballpoint Pen Day
- National Black Cow Day – The perfect day to enjoy a frosty root beer float
- Race Unity Day (second Sunday in June)
- Write to Your Father Day (one week before Father’s Day) – Need an example? Here’s a letter I wrote to my Dad back when he was still with us.
- Cousteau Day
- National Making Life Beautiful Day – All the excuse we need to rewatch one of our family’s favorite films, Life is Beautiful
- King Kamehameha Day – Here’s one our kids living in Hawaii will undoubtedly celebrate
- Corn on the Cob Day
- National German Chocolate Cake Day – Mmmm-mmm! Better get baking!
- Women Veterans Day – These Veteran’s Day printables would work for this holiday, too.
- National Jerky Day
- Superman Day – Why not watch a movie about the Man of Steel (or honor some other super man in your life)?
- Magic Day – A good day to polish up your slight-of-hand tricks!
- Ghost in the Machine Day
- Red Rose Day
- National Peanut Butter Cookie Day – These 3-ingredient PB Cookies take less than 15 minutes to bake.
- Backyard Science Day
- Sewing Machine Day – Here’s a simple dress a child can make on the sewing machine.
- Weed Your Garden Day – This is almost as much of a never-ending task as washing laundry!
- World Softball Day
- National Kitchen Klutzes of America Day – This 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?“
- Monkey Around Day
- Flag Day – Run Old Glory up the pole and fly her proudly!
- Family History Day
- International Bath Day – Why not make your own bath bombs, then celebrate with a long, hot, relaxing soak in the tub?
- National Strawberry Shortcake Day
- World Blood Donor Day – As my son’s T-shirt admonishes, “Always give 110%… unless you’re donating blood.”
- Pop Goes the Weasel Day
- Army’s Birthday – Instead 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 Day – You can use our free US Pledge Coloring Page to teach your kids the words.
- National Dump the Pump Day (third Thursday in June) – Instead of driving, ride a bicycle or use public transit.
- 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 Day – We have just the thing for celebrating this holiday: a free printable photo nature safari!
- National Flip Flop Day (third Friday in June)
- Ugliest Dog Day (third Friday in June)
- National Fudge Day – That’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.
- National Hollerin’ Contest Day (third Saturday in June)
- World Juggling Day (Saturday closest to June 17th)
- Global Garbage Man Day
- World Crocodile Day
- National Apple Strudel Day
- Recess at Work Day
- Eat Your Vegetables Day – Another good way to get kids to eat their vegetables is by hiding them in soups or salads or serving them as healthful snacks.
- 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)
- International Sushi Day
- Go Fishing Day – If 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 Day – Picnic dinners needn’t be elaborate. Kids enjoy the novelty of eating outside, no matter what’s on the menu.
- Garfield the Cat Day
- Juneteenth – The 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 Day – Try our tips having fun and staying cool at the pool
- National Cherry Tart Day (third Tuesday in June)
- Ice Cream Soda Day
- World Refugee Day
- World Productivity Day – Need help with this one? Here are 19 Ways to Boost Your Productivity.
- Plain Yogurt Day
- American Eagles Day
- National Hike with a Geek Day – We have enough geeks in our family that almost every hike qualifies!
- Finally Summer Day (first day of summer) – Print one of our free summer bucket lists to make the fun lat all season long!
- 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)
- National Selfie Day – Flip that phone camera around and flash your best smile.
- World Giraffe Day
- National Peaches and Cream Day
- World Music Day – No 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
- National Chocolate Eclair Day
- National “Glow in the Dark” Day – Stock up on glow sticks or glow-in-the-dark balls and light-up frisbees to celebrate this quirky June holiday!
- World Rainforest Day
- National Onion Rings Day
- Take Your Dog to Work Day (Friday after Father’s Day)
- 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!
- National Columnists Day
- National Pink Day
- National Hydration Day – Make 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 Day – Time 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)!
- 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)
- 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 Day – If you’ve never seen Night at the Museum, today’s the perfect day to watch (or re-watch)!
- America’s Kids Day (fourth Sunday in June)
- Descendants’ Day (fourth Sunday in June)
- Day of the Seafarer
- Global Beatles Day
- National Catfish Day
- National Strawberry Parfait Day
- Log Cabin Day – Drag out the Lincoln Logs and get to work!
- Beautician’s Day
- National Canoe Day (Canada)
- National Chocolate Pudding Day
- Forgiveness Day – If 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.
- Helen Keller Day
- National Ice Cream Cake Day
- National Orange Blossom Day
- Sunglasses Day
- National Bingo Day – Today would be a nice day to play Neighborhood Bingo, Travel Bingo, or Ice Breaker Bingo, so download our free printables and get started.
- Insurance Awareness Day
- Ice Day – Sounds like the perfect time for an ice pop or snow cone!
- Please Take My Children to Work Day
- National Tapioca Day
- Paul Bunyan Day
- National Bomb Pop Day (last Thursday 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)
- 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.
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.