June 1: Donut Day
I don’t think anyone needs to tell you how to celebrate Donut Day “a dozen” different ways.
June 7: Boone Day
Boone Day honors Daniel Boone. Head to the library for biographies on this American frontiersman.
June 8: Vacuum Cleaner Day
I was thinking that I should definitely vacuum on this day but then I thought if it is Vacuum Cleaner Day, shouldn’t my vacuum cleaner have the day off?
June 11: Kamehameha Day
Kamehameha Day is celebrated in Hawaii to honor King Kamehameha, a great warrior who won control of the Hawaiian Islands and united them into one kingdom. In Hawaii Kamehameha Day is celebrated with songs, chants, leis and luaus.
June 14: Flag Day
The Continental Congress adopted the first official American flag on June 14, 1777.
Flag Day is a day to fly your flag and wear red, white and blue. Some communities hold parades in honor of Flag Day.
June 15: Cracker Jack’s Day
Today’s the day to splurge on a favorite childhood snack, Cracker Jacks. I can’t wait to see what my prize is!
The third Sunday in June is Father’s Day.
June 20: Bald Eagle Day
June 21: The First Day of Summer
June 24: Insect Appreciation Day
This holiday really bugs me.
June 24: St. John’s Day
The early Christian church chose June 24th as the day to celebrate the birth of St. John the Baptist. In New Mexico Pueblo Indians celebrate the festival of St. John with corn dances. In Puerto Rico, bonfires are lit on beaches and people swim the sea between midnight and dawn in memory of the saint who baptized people with water.
Month Long Celebrations in June
National Iced Tea Month
Why not try to make some “sun tea” to celebrate the arrival of summer?
American Rivers Month
Look for opportunities in your area to join river clean up projects often held in June. Of course you could always go fishing as a family and do an informal river clean up during your visit.
How about making some homemade ice cream to celebrate dairy month?
June is a wonderful time to visit a botanical garden or historical botanical garden.
Why not get out your hats, sunscreens and misters and hit the zoos. The animals are waiting to see you.
Take a sneak peak at these amazing giraffe photos from Virginia Safari Park.
National Reading Month
Every month is reading month at our house but June is a great time to go to the library to sign up for kid’s summer reading programs and adult summer reading programs too. It’s also a great time to stock on some new vacation reads. Happy June!
Holidays and Birthdays, Childcraft Volume 9
365 Days of Celebration & Praise by Julie Lavender