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rose Flower - Rose (signifies happiness, love and friendship)

Alternate Flower - Honeysuckle

Birthstone - Pearl (signifies longevity and purity)

Alternate Birthstones - Moonstone, Alexandrite

Name Origin - named for Juno, Roman goddess of marriage

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June 1
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donut Donut Day 2018 (first Friday) - This was created in 1938 by the Salvation Army as a fund raiser and to honor women volunteers who served donuts to soldiers during WWI.

paints Artists of America Day - If you haven't been to your local art museum or art gallery for a while, visit it today. See Allied Artists of America.

Dare Day - Do something today that you have been wanting to do but couldn't get up the courage to.

penny Flip a Coin Day - Today is a day for easy decision making, just flip a coin and follow the results. Coin flipping has a much longer history than I ever imagined. See Money Poems and Quotes.

Stand for Children Day - According to the Stand for Children website their mission is "to use the power of grassroots action to help all children get the excellent public education and strong support they need to thrive".

Superman's Birthday - On this day in 1938 the first Superman comic was published.

flag Kentucky Admission Day - Kentucky became the 15th state in 1792. See Kentucky Poems and Quotes.

flag Tennessee Admission Day - Tennessee became the 16th state in 1796. See Tennessee Poems and Quotes.

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June 2
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medical symbol Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure Day 2018 (first Saturday) - This is held in Washington, D.C. See Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and Cancer Survivor Poems and Quotes.

National Family Recreation Day 2018 (first Saturday) - Often various family members are doing their own thing. Today is a day to find types of recreation that the family can participate in together. See these Family Recreation Ideas.

National Trails Day® 2018 (first Saturday) - Today is a good day to go out hiking on a trail near you. See The American Hiking Society.

donut Donut Day 2017 (first Friday) - This was created in 1938 by the Salvation Army as a fund raiser and to honor women volunteers who served donuts to soldiers during WWI.

fork and spoon National Rocky Road Day - See this Rocky Road Ice Cream Recipe.

watering can Heirloom Seeds Day - Heirloom seeds are open-pollinated and if saved will produce the same variety when planted. Most seeds planted today are hybrid crosses between two different varieties. Their seeds either won't grow or revert back to the parent plants. It is very important to keep heirloom seeds in case certain hybrids develop problems we can go back to original seeds and create new hybrids. Here is one source of Heirloom Seeds.

toothbrush I Love My Dentist Day - I had a great dentist that I went to for over twenty years. Unfortunately she retired because of health problems and I still can't find a dentist I really like. See Dentist Poems and Quotes.

National Bubba Day - Today is the day for all the Bubbas out there to get together and party.

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June 3
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National Child's Day 2018 (first Sunday) - Designated by President George W. Bush in 2001. See Child Poems and Quotes.

medical symbol National Cancer Survivors Day® 2018 (first Sunday) - See The National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation.

medical symbol Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure Day 2017 (first Saturday) - This is held in Washington, D.C. See Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and Cancer Survivor Poems and Quotes.

National Family Recreation Day 2017 (first Saturday) - Often various family members are doing their own thing. Today is a day to find types of recreation that the family can participate in together. See these Family Recreation Ideas.

National Trails Day® 2017 (first Saturday) - Today is a good day to go out hiking on a trail near you. See The American Hiking Society.

ice cream cone Ice Cream Cone Day - The ice cream cone was (possibly) invented by Antonio Valvona in England in 1902. See The History of Ice Cream Cones and Ice Cream Scrapbook Ideas.

fork and spoon National Hunger Awareness Day - See Feeding America (formerly called America's Second Harvest).

heart Love Conquers All Day - This is something we all start out believing, unfortunately many of us discover it is not true. See Love Poems and Quotes.

Repeat Day - Do things today that you don't mind repeating over and over.

Repeat Day - Do things today that you don't mind repeating over and over.

red, white and blue ribbon U. S. Air Force Academy Day - The first class graduated on this day in 1959. See U.S. Air Force Academy and Air Force Poems and Quotes..

globe First American Space Walk - On this day in 1965 Astronaut Edward White became the first American to walk in space.

flags Birthday of Jefferson Davis - Confederate States of America President, Jefferson Davis was born on this day in 1808.

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June 4
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National Child's Day 2017 (first Sunday) - Designated by President George W. Bush in 2001. See Child Poems and Quotes.

medical symbol National Cancer Survivors Day® 2017 (first Sunday) - See The National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation.

cat Hug Your Cat Day (listed in some places as May 30) - See Cat Scrapbook Ideas.

Mustang Ford Car Birthday - The first Ford car was made on this day in 1896. See Car Poems and Quotes.

television Lassie's Birthday - The dog that first played Lassie (in the movie Lassie, Come Home) was born on this day in 1940.

female symbol Old Maid's Day - This holiday can be a time for single women to get together and celebrate being single. Or for single women who want to stop being single to have a party for single friends, male and female.

Apple Computer Day - I am a PC fan myself but I have a couple of friends who have Macs.

hot air balloon First Hot Air Balloon Flight - On this day in 1783, brothers, Joesph and Jacques Montgolfier, gave the first public demonstration of their hot air balloon. On that flight no one was in the balloon.

book Birthday of Aesop - This is possibly the birthday of Aesop in 620 BC. See WikipediA for info about this well-known writer of fables.

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June 5
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National Attitude Day - Try looking on the positive side of things today and see if it makes your day go better. See Attitude Poems and Quotes.

globe World Environment Day - This was designated by the United Nations in 1973. See Environment Poems and Quotes.

fork and spoon National Gingerbread Day

red, white and blue ribbon Robert Kennedy Assassination Anniversary - On this day in 1968, Bobby Kennedy was assassinated shortly after a victory speech following his win in the California presidential primary election.

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June 6
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bell bottom jeans Tailors Day 2018 (first Wednesday)

desk National Leave the Office Early® Day 2018 (first Wednesday) - I wouldn't celebrate this unless your boss agrees. This was created by author and speaker, Laura Stack. Her website will give you ideas of things to tell your boss that may get him on board.

fork and spoon National Applesauce Cake Day - You can substitute applesauce for oil in most cake recipes to lower fat and calories.

watering can Gardening Exercise Day - This day recognizes that gardening is not only enjoyable but also a great way to get exercise. See Gardening Poems and Quotes.

yo-yo National Yo-Yo Day - This is the birthday of Donald Duncan, Sr., founder of the Duncan Company. See all about the Yo-Yo on WikipediA.

car Drive-in Theater Birthday - The first drive-in theater opened on this day in Camden, New Jersey in 1933. See Drive-in Theater History.

male symbol YMCA Birthday - The Young Men's Christian Association was founded on this day in 1844 in London England.

red, white and blue ribbon D-Day Commemoration (WWII) - This day commemorates the Normandy Invasion during WWII in 1944. According to WikipediA this was the largest amphibious invasion of all time. See The National D-Day Memorial Foundation Veteran Poems and Quotes.

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June 7
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bell bottom jeans Tailors Day 2017 (first Wednesday)

desk National Leave the Office Early® Day 2017 (first Wednesday) - I wouldn't celebrate this unless your boss agrees. This was created by author and speaker, Laura Stack. Her website will give you ideas of things to tell your boss that may get him on board.

desk National Leave the Office Early® Day 2017 (first Wednesday) - I wouldn't celebrate this unless your boss agrees. This was created by author and speaker, Laura Stack. Her website will give you ideas of things to tell your boss that may get him on board.

ice cream cone National Chocolate Ice Cream Day - See Chocolate Ice Cream Recipes and Ice Cream Scrapbook Ideas.

June Bug Day - As children, my brothers and our friends spent many spring evenings picking up June bugs and putting them in jars. Usually there was some kind of reward from our parents, as I remember a dime for a quart with an extra nickel for the first full jar. At the time I thought it was just a way to keep us busy but later discovered that June bugs and their larvae are harmful to yards and gardens. See Bug Poems and Quotes.

megaphone National Cheerleading Coaches Day - See The American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators and Cheerleading Poems and Quotes.

Native American Appreciation Day - I could not find specific info about this day but it is something worth celebrating. I am proud of my Native American ancestry but sorry I don't have more information about it because of very poor record keeping by the government during the early 1900's. See Native American Poems and Quotes.

television VCR Birthday - VCRs were introduced on this day in 1975. Like many of my friends I still have VHS tapes but nothing to play them on. I am in the process of getting important ones converted to DVD.

Daniel Boone Day - On this day in 1769 Daniel Boone entered what would eventually become Kentucky.

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June 8
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nurse's cap Career Nurse Assistants Day 2017 (second Thursday) - This was started in 1977 and recognizes nursing assistants who work in nursing homes and long-term care centers. See The National Network of Career Nursing Assistants.

heart Best Friends Day - It's always good to get together with your best friend but today plan something special. See Best Friend Poems and Quotes.

ice cream cone Ice Cream Day - On this day in 1789, commercially made ice cream was first sold in the U.S. in New York City. See Ice Cream Scrapbook Ideas.

Vacuum Cleaner Birthday - On this day in 1869, Ives McGaffey patented the first mechanical device that cleaned rugs. It was called a sweeping machine.

globe World Oceans Day - This was designated by the United Nations in 2009. See Water Poems and Quotes.

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June 9
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croquet equipment Wicket World of Croquet® Day 2018 (second Saturday) - This is an annual fund-raiser for the President Benjamin Harrison Foundation.

heart Profess Your Love Day - Most of us don't say 'I love you' nearly as often as our significant other likes to hear is so be sure to tell them several times today. Or if you are single and have someone you have been admiring from afar, let them know today. It doesn't have to start with 'I love you' but at least ask them out. See Love Poems and Quotes.

movie camera Donald Duck Day - The Donald Duck character was introduced on this day in 1934 in the file The Wise Little Hen.

medical symbol Alcoholics Anonymous Birthday - Alcoholics Anonymous was started in 1935 by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith as a way for alcoholics to help and support each other while getting and staying sober. See Addiction Poems and Quotes.

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June 10
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male symbol Write to Your Father Day 2018 (second Sunday) - Take time today to write an actual letter to your father today, and not the signature on the card you will give him next week. If you can't think of anything to say, try asking him questions about his life before you were born. See Father Poems and Quotes.

Children's Day 2018 (second Sunday) - This has been designated by several different organizations and churches. See Children Poems and Quotes.

medical symbol Abused Women and Children Awareness Day 2018 (second Sunday) - If you suspect a child is being abused don't hesitate to report it to some authority, whether the police, child protective services, or family doctor. If you suspect a woman friend is being abused try bringing up the subject. If she denies it just let her know you are there for her if she wants to talk. If you think her life is in danger, discuss the situation with other friends or family members.

croquet equipment Wicket World of Croquet® Day 2017 (second Saturday) - This is an annual fund-raiser for the President Benjamin Harrison Foundation.

iced tea Iced Tea Day - Now that summer is almost here it is time for the first iced tea of the year. See Iced Tea Recipes.

book Where the Wild Things Are Day, Author, Maurice Sendak, was born on this day in 1928. Where the Wild Things Are is his best known children's book. See Quotes about Authors.

First Tornado Anniversary - One of the first tornadoes ever recorded in the United States occurred near New Haven, Connecticut in 1682. There are other surviving written reports from the 1600's that describe what may have been tornadoes. See Tornado Safety Tips

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June 11
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male symbol Write to Your Father Day 2017 (second Sunday) - Take time today to write an actual letter to your father today, and not the signature on the card you will give him next week. If you can't think of anything to say, try asking him questions about his life before you were born. See Father Poems and Quotes.

Children's Day 2017 (second Sunday) - This has been designated by several different organizations and churches. See Children Poems and Quotes.

medical symbol Abused Women and Children Awareness Day 2017 (second Sunday) - If you suspect a child is being abused don't hesitate to report it to some authority, whether the police, child protective services, or family doctor. If you suspect a woman friend is being abused try bringing up the subject. If she denies it just let her know you are there for her if she wants to talk. If you think her life is in danger, discuss the situation with other friends or family members.

red, white and blue ribbon First Women Generals Day - On this day in 1970, Anna Mae Hays and Elizabeth Hoisington received their ranks as U.S. Army Generals.

football Birthday of Joe Montana - This football player was born on this day in 1956. See Football Poems and Quotes.

Escape from Alcatraz Day - On this day in 1962, Frank Morris, and John and Clarence Anglin escaped from Alcatraz prison and set off on a make-shift raft. Parts of the raft was found on a nearby island. The official investigation concluded the men drowned while trying to swim to the mainland though a few people think they may have made it to shore.

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June 12
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fork and spoon Taco Day (also celebrated on October 4)

turtle Turtle Races Day - See Turtle Poems and Quotes.

car Automotive Service Professionals Day - This was started in 2005 by The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. See Vehicle Poems and Quotes.

Birthday of Anne Frank - Anne Frank was born on this day in 1929.

wedding band Anniversary of George and Mary Wells - My wonderful grandparents were married on this day in 1920. They have both been gone for over thirty years but I still miss them.

red, white and blue ribbon Birthday of President George Bush (born in 1924) - He was the forty-first president.

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June 13
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Weed Your Garden Day - If you do a little weeding every day you won't end up having to spend hours with a hoe after things get out of hand. See Garden Poems and Quotes.

fork and spoon Kitchen Klutzes Of America Day - If cooking just isn't your thing you will be very happy for any holiday because it gives you an excuse to eat out.

cross Saint Anthony of Padua Feast Day - Anthony of Padua is the one called for help in finding lost possessions. He died on this day in 1231.

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June 14
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nurse's cap Career Nurse Assistants Day 2018 (second Thursday) - This was started in 1977 and recognizes nursing assistants who work in nursing homes and long-term care centers. See The National Network of Career Nursing Assistants.

red, white and blue ribbon Flag Day - On this day in 1777, the Continental Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as the official U.S. flag. See Flag Poems and Quotes.

pedigree chart Family History Day - For a good starting point in researching your family history go to Cyndi's List. Also see Genealogy Poems and Quotes.

pig Pig Callers Day - When I was growing up there were often hog-calling contests at fairs and festivals. I always thought these contests were odd because they were decided either by an appointed judge or votes of spectators. It seemed to me they should have had hogs there and judged by how quickly and how many hogs responded to the call.

medical symbol World Blood Donor Day - Thank everyone you know who has donated blood and encourage others to do so. See America's Blood Centers.

medical symbol Blood Type Awareness Day - Checking for blood type is not a lengthy process but in an emergency every second counts. Knowing your blood type and having it listed on an ID card could save your life. Also if a loved one needs blood you will know if you are a match. You don't always have to be an exact match to donate or receive blood from others. For example I am A+ and can give blood to someone who is A+ or AB+ and receive blood from someone who is A+, A-, O+ or O-.

red, white and blue ribbon U.S. Army Birthday - On this day in 1775 Congress approved the creation of The American Continental Army. See Army Poems and Quotes.

Sandpaper Birthday - The first U.S. patents for sandpaper were issued on this day in 1834 to Isaac Fischer, Jr. of Vermont.

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June 15
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male symbol Work at Home Fathers Day 2018 (Friday before Father's Day) - This day honors fathers who work from home so they have more time with their families.

smilie Smile Power Day - Smile at everyone today, it just may be what someone needs to cheer them up and it will make you feel better, too. See Smile Poems and Quotes.

heart A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed Day - This is a good time to thank all those friends who have been there for you when you needed them. See Friendship Poems and Quotes.

camera Nature Photography Day - This was started in 2005 by the North American Photography Association. See Photography Poems and Quotes.

kite Fly a Kite Day - Ben Franklin flew a kite Experiment in a lightening storm as an experiment in 1752 and discovered electricity. See Kite Poems.

heart Sneak a Kiss Day - Surprise those close to you with extra kisses today, either the regular kind or the candy kind.

Recess at Work Day - This was created by Rich DiGirolamo to encourage a change in routine at work to increase morale and creative thinking.

movie camera Birthday of The Lion King - The Lion King was released to theaters on this day in 1994.

red, white and blue ribbon Native American Citizenship Day - Congress granted American Indians U.S. citizenship on this day in 1924. It seems odd that the people who were here first had to be granted citizenship. See Native American Poems and Quotes.

flag Arkansas Admission Day - Arkansas became the 25th state in 1836. See Arkansas Poems and Quotes.

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June 16
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juggling clown World Juggling Day 2018 (Saturday closest to June 17th) - This was created by The International Jugglers' Association to spread the fun of juggling.

male symbol Work at Home Fathers Day 2017 (Friday before Father's Day) - This day honors fathers who work from home so they have more time with their families.

fork and spoon National Fudge Day - See these Fudge Recipes.

glass of pop Pepsi-Cola Birthday - Pepsi-Cola was trademarked in 1903.

spinach Fresh Veggies Day - Many cities have farmer's markets or fruit and vegetable stands on the outskirts of town. See Vegetable Poems and Quotes.

toy cars Cracker Jack® Birthday - Cracker Jacks was invented by Frederick William Rueckehiem in 1893. They didn't start putting prizes in the box until 1913.

medical symbol National Time Out Day - This a day to bring attention to surgery safety. It reminds every one involved in surgery to take time before the procedure to verify the surgery type, surgery site and patient. This is sponsored by The Association of Operating Room Nurses.

medical symbol Morticians Day

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June 17
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male symbol Father's Day 2018 (third Sunday) - The first suggestion I can find for Father's Day was by Mrs. John Todd of Spokane, Washington in 1910. See Fathers Day Poems and Quotes.

juggling clown World Juggling Day 2017 (Saturday closest to June 17th) - This was created by The International Jugglers' Association to spread the fun of juggling.

bread Bake Your Own Bread Day - If you have never baked your own bread you might be surprised to find how relaxing it is to knead bread. To say nothing of the wonderful aroma as it bakes the great taste when it is still warm from the over.

spinach Eat Your Vegetables Day - Try to introduce vegetables into everything you eat today. You could start with a western omelet at breakfast, then sandwich with lettuce and tomato at lunch, celery sticks for snacks, tuna casserole with peas for dinner, and carrot cake for dessert. See Vegetable Poems and Quotes.

globe World Day to Combat Desertification - See The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification.

red, white and blue ribbon Statue of Liberty Day - The Statue of Liberty arrived in New York City on this day in 1885.

music notes International Violin Day - Composer, Igor Stravinsky, was born on this day in 1882. See Musical Instrument Poems and Quotes.

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June 18
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male symbol Father's Day 2017 (third Sunday) - The first suggestion I can find for Father's Day was by Mrs. John Todd of Spokane, Washington in 1910. See Fathers Day Poems and Quotes.

picnic basket International Picnic Day

money bag National Splurge Day - Treat yourself to something special today. It doesn't have to be something big but something that makes you feel good. Maybe a massage, a manicure, an expensive French pastry or something you think about often but don't want to spend the money on.

fish hook Go Fishing Day - The first American fly-casting tournament was held on this day in 1861 in Utica, New York. See Fishing Poems and Quotes.

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June 19
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newspaperBirthday of Garfield the Cat - Jim Davis' Garfield comic strip debuted on this day in 1978.

butterfly Butterfly Day - When I was a child we had a lot of butterflies and I loved to see how many different kinds I could see in a day. Unfortunately, the over use of pesticides have made butterflies few and far between where I live. There is a botanical garden nearby with a butterfly house but that is not the same as seeing them out in the pastures and fields. See Butterfly Poems and Quotes.

Sauntering Day - This is a day to slow down and take time to look around as you stroll. You may find that changing the pace of your walk also lowers your stress levels.

red, white and blue ribbon Juneteenth - This day commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States. See Juneteenth.com.

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June 20
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sun Summer Solstice 2017 - This is the longest day of the year and marks the first day of summer. It is always between the 20th and 22nd. See Summer Poems and Quotes.

ice cream soda Ice Cream Soda Day - Take your family, or yourself, out for an ice cream soda or make your own using these recipes.

milkshake Vanilla Milkshake Day - I prefer chocolate milkshakes most of the time but vanilla is good for a change.

fork and spoon Plain Yogurt Day - I do not like plain yogurt but I love many of the various flavored yogurts available. If you want to make sure your family gets fresh, natural ingredients you can add your own fruit and flavorings to plain yogurt. Try a teaspoon of honey and a handful of raisins.

eagle American Eagle Day - See The American Eagle Foundation and Bird Poems and Quotes.

Midsummer's Eve - This is the day before Midsummer Day which dates back to ancient times and is celebrated between the 21st and 24th depending on the country. See WikipediA for more info.

flag West Virginia Admission Day - West Virginia became the 35th state in 1863. See West Virginia Poems and Quotes.

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June 21
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sun Summer Solstice 2018 - This is the longest day of the year and marks the first day of summer. It is always between the 20th and 22nd. See Summer Poems and Quotes.

peach Peaches and Cream Day - You won't find a better summer treat than fresh-sliced peaches covered with real cream. For a low fat version use fat free half and half.

National ASK Day - This encourages parents to find out if their friends have access to guns in their home before letting their child visit there. See Asking Saves Kids.

ferris wheel Ferris Wheel Birthday The first Ferris Wheel opened on this day in 1893 at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois. See Amusement Park Poems and Quotes.

Baby Boomer Recognition Day - This day celebrates the contributions baby boomers have made to society. According to the Census Bureau Baby Boomers are those born between 1946 and 1964. Others set the dates as 1943 to 1960. In any case, there are a LOT of us. See Baby Boomer HeadQuarters.

umbrella Cuckoo Warning Day - An old saying indicates that if a cuckoo sings today it will be a rainy summer.

sun Midsummer Day - This holiday dates back to ancient times and is celebrated between the 21st and 24th depending on the country. See WikipediA for more info.

flag New Hampshire Admission Day - New Hampshire became the 9th state in 1788. See New Hampshire Poems and Quotes.

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June 22
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dog Take your Dog to Work Day 2018 (fourth Friday) - This was started in 1999 and is sponsored by Pet Sitters International. See Dog Poems and Quotes.

donut Donut Day - There are many theories of how and when donuts were invented. On theory is that they were created by American Hansen Gregory in 1847. Whoever did it, I am very grateful.

fork and spoon National Chocolate Eclair Day - To get an authentic eclair you usually need to go to a pastry shop or make your own. However, I even like the eclair-like pastries sold at my local grocery store.

fork and spoon Dairy Queen® Birthday - The first Dairy Queen® opened on this day in 1940 in Joliet, Illinois. An ice cream cone cost five cents. Within ten years there more than 1,400 stores. See DairyQueen.com.

checkered flags Auto Race Day - I am not sure the origin of this day but this time of year you are likely to find some kind of auto race in your area or on television. See Car Race Poems and Quotes.

badge U.S. Department of Justice Anniversary - The United Stated Department of Justice was established in 1870.

movie camera Lady and the Tramp Anniversary - Lady and the Tramp was originally released on this day in 1955.

female symbol Stupid Guy Thing Day - This is not about stupid guys, it is about the silly things that regular guys do. If you are a guy you won't understand what this day is for. If you are a gal you can get together with your friends and see who can make the longest list of stupid guy things.

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June 23
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dog Take your Dog to Work Day 2017 (fourth Friday) - This was started in 1999 and is sponsored by Pet Sitters International. See Dog Poems and Quotes.

National Pink Day - This is a day to dress in pink, from your lipstick to your toe-nail polish.

red, white and blue ribbon Public Service Day - This was designated by the United Nations General Assembly in 2002 to celebrate the value of public servants.

Typewriter Day - The first typewriter was patented in 1868 to mechanical engineer, Christopher Sholes.

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June 24
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picnic basket Great American Picnic Day 2017 (last Saturday) - This is a great day to pack a picnic and make your weigh to a lake or park. If time is limited, a backyard picnic can be fun as well.

pedigree chart Descendants Days 2017 (last Saturday) - This is a day for everyone to contemplate how their actions will impact future generations.

Celebration of the Senses Day - Celebrate all your senses today. Taste foods you've never tried before. Listen to a different type of music. Go outside and smell the various flowers in your yard or neighborhood. Take turns trying to identify objects while blindfolded. Go to an art museum and look at the paintings.

Swim a Lap Day - Swimming is a good way to have fun and keep fit at the same time. See Swimming Poems and Quotes.

boxing gloves Jack Dempsey Day - The well-known boxer was born on this day in 1895.

Flying Saucer Day - The first reported UFO sighting was on this day in 1947 by pilot Kenneth Arnold near Mt. Rainer in Washington state.

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June 25
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strawberry Strawberry Parfait Day

sneaker Tennis Shoe Birthday - Rubber-soled shoes with canvas tops were made by various companies in the early 1900's but it wasn't until 1947 that Adidas created sports specific tennis shoes.

book Birthday of Paddington Bear™ - The first Paddington Bear book was published in 1958. See The Paddington Bear™ Official Website and Teddy Bear Poems and Quotes.

gift box LEON Day - LEON is NOEL spelled backwards. It means six months after Christmas and six months until Christmas.

fork and spoon National Catfish Day - Designated in 1987 by President Ronald Reagan to celebrate the value of farm-raised catfish. See Fish Poems and Quotes.

red, white and blue ribbon Korean War Anniversary - The Korean War started on this day in 1950 and ended on 27 July 1953.

Log Cabin Day - This was designated by The Log Cabin Society in 1986. They promote the preservation of existing log cabins.

flag Virginia Admission Day - Virginia became the 10th state in 1788. See Virginia Poems and Quotes.

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June 26
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fork and spoon National Chocolate Pudding Day

baseball Baseball Day - Abner Doubleday was born on this day in 1819. For many years he was credited as the inventor of baseball but that is most likely not the case. See Baseball Poems and Quotes.

toothbrush Toothbrush Birthday - Bristle toothbrushes were first used in China in 1498. They used boar bristles attached to bone or bamboo handles. See Tooth Poems and Quotes.

comb Beauticians Day - Give your hairstylist an extra big tip today. See Hair Poems and Quotes.

Bar Code Birthday - The first UPC grocery scanner was installed at a supermarket in Troy, Ohio in 1974. The first product to carry a UPC bar code was Wrigley's gum.

Rat-catchers Day - This celebrates the legend of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. According to Wikipedia the poem by Robert Browning uses the date 22 July 1376 as the day the Pied Piper led the children from the town of Hamelin, while the Brothers Grimm gives it as 26 Jun 1284.

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June 27
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music notes "Happy Birthday" Birthday - The song "Happy Birthday" was composed on this day in 1859 by teacher, Mildred J. Hill.

heart Decide to Be Married Day - Deciding to get married shouldn't be taken lightly but many people miss out on the joys of marriage just because they fear making the wrong decision. See Dating Poems and Quotes.

orange blossoms National Orange Blossom Day

sunglasses Sunglasses Day - Sunglasses are very important for people of any age. Years of exposure to the sun contribute to cataracts and macular degeneration. See Sun, Moon and Star Poems and Quotes.

Birthday of Helen Keller - Helen Keller was born on this day in 1889. She was the first deaf and blind person to earn a Bachelors Degree. She became an author and political activist.

television Birthday of Captain Kangaroo - Bob Keeshan, who played Captain Kangaroo from 1955-84, was born on this day in 1927.

medical symbol HIV Testing Day

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June 28
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National Handshake Day - If you are in a business where you often need to shake hands with customers or clients, get your friends' opinions of your handshake. Many of us have experienced bad handshakes, either too hard, too limp, too sweaty, etc.

money bag Insurance Awareness Day - Our lives change frequently so today is a day to review your insurance to see if you have the correct coverage for various things.

red, white and blue ribbon World War I Commemoration - Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated on this day in 1914. This is considered by many as the trigger that started World War I, after years of conflict between many European countries.

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June 29
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camera Camera Day - See Photography Poems and Quotes.

waffle Waffle Iron Day - If you don't have a waffle iron you are missing out on some special breakfasts.

television Remote Control Day - The first TV remote control was developed by Zenith in 1952 but it was many years later before they became common place. When I was growing the most common TV remote control were us kids.

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June 30
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picnic basket Great American Picnic Day 2018 (last Saturday) - This is a great day to pack a picnic and make your weigh to a lake or park. If time is limited, a backyard picnic can be fun as well.

pedigree chart Descendants Days 2018 (last Saturday) - This is a day for everyone to contemplate how their actions will impact future generations.

corvette Corvette's Birthday - The Corvette was introduced on this day in 1953. See Car Poems and Quotes.

clock Leap Second Time Adjustment Day - This is a one-second adjust made as needed on June 30 and December 31 to keep Coordinated Universal Time close to Mean Solar Time. See Leap second on WikipediA.

Meteorite Day - This is the anniversary of the 1908 Tunguska Event.

Tech Support Appreciation Day - We may have to wait on hold a long time to talk to tech support people, but what would we do without them? See Computer Scrapbook Ideas.

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Month-Long Events

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Rebuild Your Life Month - See Rebuild! Rebuild! Rebuild!.

Effective Communications Month - See Principles of Effective Interpersonal Communication and Communication Poems and Quotes.

sneaker Kids Sports Month - See Kids in Sports.

cat National Adopt a Shelter Cat Month - See ASPCA.org and Cat Scrapbook Ideas.

fish bowl Aquarium Month - See The Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

music notes National Accordion Awareness Month - Established in 1989 by Tom Torriglia. See Let's Polka.

Rivers Month - See American Rivers.

watering can Perennial Gardening Month - See Garden Poems and Quotes.

rose National Rose Month - See The American Rose Society and Rose Poems and Quotes.

male symbol Men's Month - Designated in 1996 to raise awareness of unique issues that affect men's lives. See Menstuff® and Quotes About Men.

International People Skills Month

spider National Pest Control Month - See The National Pest Management Association.

badge National Burglary Prevention Month - See Burglary Prevention Tips on ScamBusters.org.

Celibacy Awareness Month - This is a time to discuss with young people the benefits of celibacy - the main ones being no chance of pregnancy or STDs. See Celibacy on WikipediA.

grill National Beef Steak Month - See Quick and Easy Recipes.

candy National Candy Month - See Candy Addict.

milk bottle National Dairy Month

peach National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month - See Healthy Eating Made Easy.

frozen yogurt National Frozen Yogurt Month

iced tea National Iced Tea Month - See Iced Tea Recipes and Tea Poems and Quotes.

shrimp National Seafood Month - This was previously in October but was moved to June in 2001.

fork and spoon Soul Food Month - See Soul Food and Southern Cooking.

fork and spoon Steakhouse Month

turkey Turkey Lovers Month - See EatTurkey.com.

fork and spoon Hunger Awareness Month - Many people donate to food banks during the winter holidays but unfortunately hunger is a year-round problem.

glasses Vision Research Month - See The Low Vision Gateway and Prevent Blindness.org.

glasses Child Vision Awareness Month - See The Children's Vision Information Network.

medical symbol Home Safety Month - See Safety at Home and The Home Safety Council.

medical symbol Student Safety Month - See Keep Schools Safe.

medical symbol National Aphasia Awareness Month - See The National Aphasia Association.

medical symbol National Congenital Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Awareness Month - See The CMV Action Network.

medical symbol Fireworks Safety Month (June 1 July 4) - See The National Council of Fireworks Safety.

medical symbol National Hernia Awareness Month - See The Basics of Hernias on WebMD.

medical symbol Infertility Month - See American Infertility.

medical symbol Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month - See The Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America.

medical symbol National Scleroderma Awareness Month - See The Scleroderma Foundation.

medical symbol National Scoliosis Awareness Month - See The National Scoliosis Foundation.

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Week-Long Events

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National Family Recreation Week
(1 - 7)
Many times family members go their own way and do things with friends. This week find types of recreation that the family can participate in together. See these Family Recreation Ideas.

Volunteers Week
(1 - 7)
This originated in the UK in 1984. See Volunteer Poems and Quotes.

fish hook National Fishing Week
(first week)
See Fishing Poems and Quotes.

Step-parent Week
(first week)
See Step-Family Poems and Quotes.

medical symbol National Headache Awareness Week
(first full week)
See The National Headache Foundation.

medical symbol Sun Safety Week
(first full week)
See The Sun Safety Alliance and Sun Safety at the Beach.

car Tire Safety Week
(first full week)
This was created in 2001 by the Rubber Manufacturers Association. See Car Poems and Quotes.

watering can National Garden Week
(first full week)
See National Garden Clubs and Garden Poems and Quotes.

medical symbol Dystonia Awareness Week
(first full week and previous Saturday)
See The Dystonia Medical Research Foundation.

medical symbol National Men's Health Week
(week before and including Father's Day)
Make sure the men in your life are up to date on their checkups. See National Men's Health Week.

baseball National Little League Baseball Week
(starts the second Sunday)
This was designated by President Eisenhower in 1959. See Little League® Online.

medical symbol National Nursing Assistants Week
(starts the second Thursday)
This was started in 1977 and recognizes nursing assistants who work in nursing homes and long-term care centers. See The National Network of Career Nursing Assistants. A great resource for college and career planning is Learn How to Become.

car Automotive Service Professionals Week
(second full week)
This was started in 2005 by The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.

red, white and blue ribbon National Flag Week
(week that includes the 14th)
See Flag Poems and Quotes.

at symbol Email Week
(second full week)
See Email Poems and Quotes.

heart Meet a Mate Week
(second full week)
Join a singles group or a club where you might find someone with common interests. Also check out one of the many online dating services (check them out first!).

IT Appreciation Week
(third week)
Thank your IT department for keeping your computers and other technical gadgets up and running smoothly.

National Forgiveness Week
(third week)
See Forgiveness Poems and Quotes which also includes 'letting go' as an alternative to forgiving.

medical symbol Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week
(week that includes the 27th)
Helen Keller was born on June 27, 1889. She was the first deaf and blind person to earn a Bachelors Degree. She became an author and political activist.

National Grasslands Week
(third week)
The Tallgrass Prairie National Reserve in Kansas is one of the many examples of groups trying to preserve native grassland.

medical symbol Lightning Safety Week
(third full week)
See The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

male symbol Universal Father's Week
(third full week)
See Father Poems and Quotes.

dog Take Your Pet to Work Week
(fourth week)
Obviously you shouldn't do this without your bosses blessing! See Pet Poems and Quotes.

dog Help Animals Week
(fourth week)
See Pet Poems and Quotes.

tent National Camping Week
(last full week)
Camping can be a fun and economical vacation option for families. Even camping in the backyard is fun for children. See Camping Poems and Quotes.

glasses Eye Safety Awareness Week
(June 27 - July 5)
It is no coincidence that this week coincides with the Fourth of July. Most of us think more of fire hazards and hand injuries related to fireworks but they also cause a lot of eye injuries.

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