Saturday, June 2, 2012

Every day’s a holiday!

Well, almost.

Take June, for instance. Please. (My apologies to Henny Youngman).

1 -- Donut Day
2 -- American Indian Citizenship Day
3 -- Egg Day
4 -- Cheese Day
5 -- National Gingerbread Day
5 -- World Environment Day
6 -- National Applesauce Cake Day
6 -- National Family Day
8 -- Watch Day
9 -- Donald Duck’s Birthday
10 -- National Yo-Yo Day
12 -- Machine Day
12 -- Magic Day
13 -- Children’s Day
14 -- Flag Day
14 -- Hug Holiday
15 -- Fly a Kite Day
15 -- Power of a Smile Day
16 -- National Fudge Day
16 -- World Juggling Day
17 -- Father’s Day (third Sunday in June)
18 -- International Picnic Day
18 -- National Splurge Day
19 -- National Juggling Day
20 -- Bald Eagle Day
20 -- Ice Cream Soda Day
21 -- First Day of Summer
23 -- National Pink Day
23 -- American Kids Day
24 -- U.F.O. Day
24 -- America’s Kids Day
24 -- National Forgiveness Day
25 -- Eric Carle’s Birthday
26 -- National Chocolate Pudding Day
27 -- Helen Keller’s Birthday
28 -- Paul Bunyan Day
29 -- Camera Day
30 -- Meteor Day

See? I told you.

If you prefer celebrating a week at a time, June has:

International Volunteers Week (1st week)
National Fishing Week (1st week)
National Flag Week (2nd week)
National Little League Baseball Week (2nd week)
National Clay Week (2nd week)
National Camping Week (4th week)

and if you take your months whole, June is:

Children's Awareness Month
Dairy Month
National Adopt-A-Cat Month
National Candy Month
National Drive Safe Month
National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month
National Iced Tea Month
National Rose Month
National Safety Month
National Tennis Month
Turkey Lovers Month
Zoo and Aquarium Month

June’s birthstones (there are two) are Agate and Pearl, and its flower is the Rose.

All of this is in the U.S., of course. If you live somewhere else, your country probably has its own list.

If you want to celebrate National Pickle Week, that happened last month. You’ll have to wait until next year.

In the meantime, let’s go fly a kite (4:15).


  1. It's a shame that Egg Day and Cheese Day aren't the same - a cheese omelette would be nice. But what on earth happens on UFO Day?

  2. Ian, on UFO Day, I suppose Putz feels vindicated. I was going to say that other than that, I have no idea. Then I found this site.

  3. I can take my favorite bald eagle out for an ice cream soda on my birthday. Cool!