The Top 10 Important Holidays In June That No One Should Dare Miss
June is a month that transitions from spring to summer, so naturally, it’s a time when people begin to plan their vacation days and getaway trips. It’s also a month when people are looking to take more personal time for themselves, and one way for them to do that is by celebrating one of the holidays that can be found in June.
That’s why we figured that all of our readers could probably use a guide to help them decide which holidays are the most important.
Children’s Day (Multiple Dates)
This is a holiday that’s observed by people all over the world. Although it’s observed during other months in many parts of the world, it’s observed on June 1st in China, Laos, Cabo Verde, Armenia, Romania, and several other countries. In the United States, it’s observed on the second Saturday in June.
National Heimlich Maneuver Day (June 1st)
It doesn’t matter where a person lives in the world; knowing how to do the Heimlich Maneuver is potentially a lifesaver. This technique has been around since the mid-1970s and has saved thousands of people’s lives over the years. We never know when a person is going to start choking, so it’s important to know how to perform this maneuver.
Wear Blue Day (The Friday During Men’s Health Week)
Currently, there are over 4 billion men in the world, and they make up approximately 50.42% of the world’s population. That’s why we felt that it was important to put this holiday on our list. Wear Blue Day is a holiday that raises awareness about men’s health by participants wearing blue.
National SAFE Day (June 4th)
This is a holiday that encourages people to properly store their firearms in a safe place where their children can’t get to them. Although gun safety is important regardless of what country a person lives in, in the United States, it’s even more urgent. One out of five children in the U.S. dies from firearms — a truly appalling statistic.
So please, take this opportunity to ensure your firearms and ammunition are locked in a safe place away from curious kids.
D-Day (June 6th)
This holiday commemorates the soldiers who fought valiantly in the invasion of Normandy in France during World War II. This battle marked the turning point of the war and helped to usher in the victory over Nazi Germany. It was the largest amphibious attack in history, with 160,000 Allied troops mobilizing from the land, sea, and air.
Random Acts of Light Day (June 13th)
It’s been estimated that there are over 18 million new cancer cases in the world every year. It’s also been estimated that almost 10 million people in the world will die from some sort of cancer over the course of a year. This dreaded disease has cast such darkness, so this holiday was created.
It’s a day to show understanding, caring, and kindness to cancer patients, especially those who are the closest to us.
World Blood Donor Day (June 14th)
This international holiday is observed to raise awareness about the need for blood donation around the world and to encourage all global citizens to donate blood. It’s been estimated that almost 120 million blood donations are collected every year, but that’s far from enough to meet global demand. This is a great day to make your mark and donate blood. You never know who you might save!
World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (June 17th)
World desertification and drought are real problems. They lead to famines and they place pressure on the infrastructures of many nations around the world — including the United States. This day encourages us to raise awareness and see what changes we can make to help those in need.
International Asteroid Day (June 30th)
International Asteroid Day is a holiday that takes place on the anniversary of the 1908 Tunguska Event. This event wiped out a large segment of forest due to a 12-megaton explosion caused by an asteroid collision.
It’s a stark reminder that we humans need to be aware that asteroids pose a real risk not only to us but to the entire planet, so we should always be working towards developing better asteroid detection systems.
Father’s Day (Multiple Dates)
This is a holiday that’s celebrated all over the world, and it’s an important one. After all, we should take the time to honor our fathers. They brought us into the world and taught us the important lessons that we needed to know.
So let’s make sure that we honor our fathers on this day. There are about a hundred ways to show Dad that we care, but probably the most important way is to just tell them thanks for all that they do.