Looking Ahead to June Observances
We’re nearly half way through the year and many of us have already experienced unseasonal summer like temperatures. (I’m not complaining, are you?) Here are some of the holidays and observances coming up in June.
June 1 – Tomorrow is the start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season. It’s also near the end of Hurricane Preparedness Week. It never hurts to be prepared, so check out our previous posts on Traveling To The Hurricane Belt? and Cruising During Hurricane Season.
June 2 – If you happen to be traveling to the UK at the start of June be prepared for royal fever as Elizabeth II celebrates her Diamond Jubilee – 60 years on the throne. Brits are getting an extended long weekend from June 2-5 and there will be lots of street parties.
June 5 – World Environment Day. Similar to Earth Day, this United Nations observance highlights the environment. This year’s theme is the green economy.
June 14 – Flag Day, marking the adoption of the US Flag. It’s a state holiday in Pennsylvania, but nowhere else. However, you can expect parades and lots of flags flying.
June 17 – Father’s Day, when it’s Dad’s turn to be in the spotlight. He may not get as many flowers as Moms do, but it’s still a very special family celebration.
June 19 – Juneteenth. Juneteenth commemorates the ending of slavery in the US, though it was first observed in 1865, more than two years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. Texas was the first to make Juneteenth an official state holiday in 1980 and now 41 states mark the day either as a holiday or an observance.
June 20 – First day of summer. It’s the start of the summer solstice – the longest day of the year.
Other June Observances
What are you looking forward to in June?
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