26 May June Calendar
June is designated as Pride Month.
June 1: Say Something Nice Day
June 3: Chimborazo Day
June 5 is World Environment Day—a day meant to raise environmental awareness across the globe.
June 6: National Yo-Yo Day
June 18 is Father’s Day this year. Find activity ideas and learn about the history of Father’s Day.
June 19 is Juneteenth (also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day). On this day in 1865, Union General Gordon Granger read the Emancipation Proclamation aloud in Galveston, Texas, effectively liberating enslaved people in the state, which had thus far been beyond control of the Union Army.
June 21 is the summer solstice, which heralds the start of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s the day with the most hours of daylight, so enjoy! In the Southern Hemisphere, winter begins at this time.
June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day (Canada). This holiday is meant to remind Canadians of the contributions of the many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples.
June 21: Go Skateboarding Day June 24 brings Midsummer Day, traditionally the midpoint of the growing season, halfway between planting and harvesting. It is celebrated in many cultures on the night of June 23, as Midsummer Eve.
June 28 is the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots—a watershed moment for LGBT rights in the United States.
June 30: Asteroid Day