June: Everything You Need to Know

June is the 6th month of the calendar year and is know by most for marking the official start of the summer season. Comprised of a 30-day period, it is a time of year that includes a number of holidays and important events world wide. However, how much do you actually know about this month?

Though many stories exist regarding the origin of its name, it is most commonly accepted as receiving its name from Greek mythology and the goddess, Juno. With a number of other interestingly fun facts, here is our definitive guide to the month of June.

All About June
All About June

Birth Flower: Over the years, the rose has been designated as the official flower for the month of June. The flower, which comes in an array of colors, is often seen as a symbol of love, appreciation, and compassion. Accordingly many botanical gardens and community centers around the country often plan Rose festivals or flower shows during this summer month. 

Birthstone: The most commonly associated birthstone for the month of June in the pearl, but both Moonstone and Alexandrite are also associated with the month.  These stones are often symbolic of purity, good fortune, and health.

The Summer Solstice: The summer solstice, which marks the official start of summer season, occurs each year in June. The solstice marks the day in which the earth’s semi-axis tilts toward the sun, starting the summer season in the northern hemisphere with the longest period of daylight for the year.

Astrological Signs: June birthdays are included amongst two astrological signs, Gemini and Cancer.  Birthdays falling anytime in June before the 21st are considered Gemini, while anyone born after that time in the month of June is considered a Cancer.

Flag Day: Around the world, Flag Day is set aside for the flying of a country’s flag or to celebrate the historical event of a flag being officially adopted by a country or state. Although observed on different days around the globe, the United States, Argentina, Sweden, Denmark, and Romania are a few of the countries that celebrate a version of this day in the month of June.

Father’s Day: In the United States and many other countries around the globe, people often observe the celebration of Father’s Day to commemorate their father’s love and efforts in raising them. This day is often marked with shared family meals and gift exchange for dad.

Famous June Birthdays: In addition to a number of modern day celebrities, June is also the birth month to a few historical figures like Marilyn Monroe, John Maynard Keynes, Paul Gauguin, Frank Lloyd Wright, Cole Porter, and Judy Garland.

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