Monday, June 1, 2020

Brett's Monthly: June




It's that time of the month again, when we flip the wall calendar to the next one, put our mind into gear for the departure of the old month and the beginning of the new, and when Brett sends us his list of the coming bizarre, unique and special holidays.

Thanks, Brett.
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Click on the daily ones to expand those dates.

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By the way #1:

Note that Brett's list is US based and therefore shows Father's Day on the third Sunday in June, which will be June 21.  


In Australia it is celebrated on the first Sunday in September, that is, September 6.
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By the way #2:

The word  June above is an example of an ambigram, something written in such a way that it reads the same if inverted. Like this . . . 


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By the way #3:

Rosie, note June 2 . . .National Rocky Road Day.  (Rosie is to chocolate what Homer Simpson is to donuts.)

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Month:
  • Aquarium Month
  • Candy Month
  • Dairy Month
  • Fight the Filthy Fly Month
  • National Gardening Week - First full week of month
  • Gay Pride Month
  • National Accordion Awareness Month
  • National Adopt a Cat Month
  • National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month
  • Rose Month
  • Turkey Lovers Month
Weekly Events:
  • Fishing Week, Week 1
  • Email Week, Week 2
  • Lightning Safety Week - Last full week of Month
June, 2020 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:
June 1
 National Trails Day  First Saturday in June
June 2
June 3
June 4
 Brett's Birthday
June 5
National Doughnut Day always the first Friday in June
June 6
National Gardening Exercise Day- Get out and exercise with your plants.
June 7
National Frozen Yogurt Day - first Sunday in June
June 8
June 9
June 10
June 11
 June 12
 National Flip Flop Day - second Friday in June
June 13
June 14
June 15
June 16
June 17
June 18
National Splurge Day - Oh yeah!!
 Nursing Assistants Day - date varies
June 19
Take a Road Trip Day - third Friday in June
June 20
National Hollerin' Contest Day - third Saturday in June
Record Store Day - reschedueld to this date for 2020, due to the Coronavirus
World Juggler's Day - Saturday closest to June 17th
June 21
Father's Day - third Sunday
National Turkey Lovers Day - third Sunday in June
 June22
June 23
June 24
June 25

June 26
Take Your Dog to Work Day Friday after Father's Day
June 27
June 28
Insurance Awareness Day - Now who do you  think invented that!?!
June 29
June 30




Some June facts and trivia . . . 

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June contains the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, the day with the most daylight hours, and the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere, the day with the fewest daylight hours (excluding polar regions in both cases). 


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Winter is Australia is in June, July and August. 


In the US the months are reversed, with June, July and August being summer months. 

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The month of June is probably named after Juno, the wife of Jupiter, and queen of the gods [Hera in Greek mythology]. It was held sacred to her, and was thought by the Romans to be the luckiest month for marriage, since Juno was the Goddess of Marriage. 


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There are other explanations for the origin of the name of the month of June. 

The Latin name for June is Junius. Ovid offers multiple etymologies for the name in the Fasti, a poem about the Roman calendar. The first is that the month is named after the Roman goddess Juno, the goddess of marriage and the wife of the supreme deity Jupiter; the second is that the name comes from the Latin word iuniores, meaning "younger ones", as opposed to maiores ("elders") for which the preceding month May (Maius) may be named. 

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Notwithstanding that Her Maj turned 94 on April 21 this year, all States in Oz except Western Australia celebrate her birthday on the second Monday in June. (Because this date was too close to Western Australia Day - formerly referred to as Foundation Day - celebrated on the first Monday in June, the Western Australians moved the celebration of Her Maj’s birthday to September/October.) 

Whilst people in Oz these days don’t really care about the significance of the day, it is liked because it is JAH . . . just another holiday.


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