The month of June reminds us of summer and the clear skies and the warmth of the sun. But what more do we know about this month? Just like all other months have their own significance, June also does. This CelebrationJoy article focuses on some lesser-known fun facts, quotes and sayings, and trivia about the month of June.
Did You Know?
There is a term called, June Bug, which is given to many large bugs found in the United States, during May and June. The bugs get this name because the transition of larva to adult happens in this month. These are usually seen in the dark when they are attracted to light.
June is the sixth month of the year, according to the Julian and Gregorian calendars. The name of the month comes from the Roman goddess Juno, who was the wife of Jupiter. She was the goddess of marriage. This month is special because it has the longest day hours in the Northern Hemisphere and the longest night hours in the Southern Hemisphere. Another special thing about this month is that no month starts on the same day of the week, in common or leap years.
This specialty is shared with the month of May. There are many other interesting facts like:
✦ The birth flowers of June are rose and honeysuckle.
✦ The people who are born in June fall under two zodiac signs, viz, Gemini (till 21st) and Cancer (from 22nd). Gemini people have a poles-apart character which shows in these amazing Gemini quotes. There are many famous Gemini celebrities like Morgan Freeman, Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, etc.
✦ June is regarded as the National Iced Tea Month as well as the National Candy Month in the US.
Given below are some fun facts, quotes, and trivia to test your knowledge!
Quotes and Sayings
If a June night could talk, it would probably boast that it invented romance.
― Bern Williams
No price is set on the lavish summer; June may be had by the poorest comer.
― James Russell Lowell
To read a poem in January is as lovely as to go for a walk in June.
― Jean-Paul Sartre
June falls asleep upon her bier of flowers; In vain are dewdrops sprinkled o’er her, In vain would fond winds fan her back to life, Her hours are numbered on the floral dial.
― Lucy Larcom
There are two seasons in Scotland: June and Winter.
― Billy Connolly
And what is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days; Then Heaven tries earth if it be in tune, And over it softly her warm ear lays.
― James Russell Lowell
All June I bound the rose in sheaves, Now, rose by rose, I strip the leaves.
― Robert Browning
It is the month of June, The month of leaves and roses, When pleasant sights salute the eyes And pleasant scents the noses.
― Nathaniel Parker Willis
It is better to be a young June bug than an old bird of paradise.
― Mark Twain
Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June.
― Al Bernstein
In June, as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them.
― Aldo Leopold
Green was the silence, wet was the light,
the month of June trembled like a butterfly….
― Pablo Neruda
Fun Date Facts about June
World Milk Day
Flip a Coin Day
International Sex Workers Day
National Bubba Day
National Rocky Road Day
Repeat Day (I said “Repeat Day”)
Hug Your Cat Day
Old Maid’s Day
National Doughnut Day (first Friday in June)
World Environment Day
National Gardening Exercise Day
Applesauce Cake Day
National Yo-Yo Day
National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
World Oceans Day
Best Friends Day
Name Your Poison Day
Donald Duck Day
Iced Tea Day
National Corn on the Cob Day
World Day Against Child Labor
Red Rose Day
Sewing Machine Day
World Blood Donor Day
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Smile Power Day
Fresh Veggies Day
World Day to Combat Desertification
Eat Your Vegetables Day
Go Fishing Day
International Panic Day
International Picnic Day
National Splurge Day
World Sauntering Day
World Refugee Day
Ice Cream Soda Day
International Yoga Day
National Aboriginal Day
World Music Day
Go Skate Day
National Chocolate Eclair Day
International Olympic Day
Public Service Day
National Pink Day
Swim a Lap Day
National Catfish Day
International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
Sun Glasses Day
National Insurance Awareness Day
Paul Bunyan Day
Waffle Iron Day
National Meteor Day
1. How many birthstones does June have? Which are they?
2. What do the stones signify?
3. There is a book named, “A girl named June”. Who wrote it?
4. What do the birth flowers of June signify?
5. As per the beliefs of people in Iceland, what has to be done on 24th June? And, why?
6. June is regarded as the luckiest month for what?
7. June 17 is the Independence day of which country?