Updated: Jun 16, 2019

The month of June is named for the Roman goddess Juno, patroness of marriage and the well-being of women.

June is often considered a "summer month", whereas September is not. This is despite the fact that September has twice as many summer days as June.

The birthstones for June are the pearl, alexandrite, which is an extremely rare gemstone that changes color based on the lighting. and the moonstone.

The birth flowers for June are the Rose and the Honeysuckle..

The zodiac signs for June are Gemini from May 21 – June 20 and Cancer from June 21 – July 22.

June is also the month with the longest daylight hours of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.

June is National Dairy Month, National Iced Tea Month as well as National Candy Month.

Some of the other things celebrated in June are:

June 7 – National Doughnut Day

June 14 – Flag Day

June 16 – Father’s Day

June 20- My Mom's Bday! And a little known fact... Joyce's middle name is June!

June 21 – Summer Solstice - Solstice comes from the Latin words sol, meaning Sun and sistere, meaning to come to a stop or stand still. On the day of the June solstice, the Sun reaches its northernmost position, as seen from the Earth. At that moment, its zenith does not move north or south as during most other days of the year, but it stands still at the Tropic of Cancer. It then reverses its direction and starts moving south again. Even though most people consider June 21 as the date of the June solstice, it can happen anytime between June 20 and June 22. The June solstice holds a special place of celebration in many cultures. People around the world celebrate the day with feasts, picnics, dance, and music.

So make sure you go out and celebrate this month!

Source: Old Farmer's Almanac and various others

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