June 2024 Observances for Your

Senior Activity Calendar

Find interesting and unique observances and holidays for you to use as inspiration for your senior activity program.

Fun Observances and Holidays for June
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June 2024 Monthly Observances

  • Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month
  • African-American Music Appreciation Month
  • Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month
  • Audiobook Appreciation Month
  • Cancer From the Sun Month
  • Cataract Awareness Month
  • Child Vision Awareness Month
  • Dementia Care Professionals Month
  • Effective Communications Month
  • Entrepreneurs “Do It Yourself” Marketing Month
  • Georgia Blueberry Month
  • Great Outdoors Month
  • International Surf Music Month
  • LGBTQ Pride Month
  • Men’s Health Month
  • National Accordion Awareness Month
  • National Aphasia Awareness Month
  • National Bathroom Reading Month
  • National Camping Month
  • National Candy Month
  • National Caribbean-American Heritage Month
  • National Children’s Awareness Month
  • National Dairy Alternative Month
  • National Dairy Month
  • National Firework Safety Month
  • National Foster a Pet Month
  • National Iced Tea Month
  • National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month
  • National Oceans Month
  • National Pollinator Month
  • National Rivers Month
  • National Rose Month
  • National Safety Month
  • National Soul Food Month
  • National Steakhouse Month
  • National Zoo and Aquarium Month
  • Perennial Gardening Month
  • PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) Awareness Month
  • Rebuild Your Life Month
  • Skyscraper Month
  • Sports America Kids Month
  • Student Safety Month
  • World Roller Coaster Appreciation Month

June 2024 Weekly Observances

  • International Clothesline Week (June 1-8)
  • Bed Bug Awareness Week (June 2-8)
  • National Business Etiquette Week (June 2-8)
  • Theater Understudy Appreciation Week (June 2-8)
  • National Flag Week (June 9-15)
  • Meet a Mate Week (June 10-16)
  • National Hermit Week, a week to encourage people to find the joy in being alone (June 13-20)
  • National Nursing Assistants Week (June 13-19)
  • National Pollinator Week (June 17-23)
  • National Lightning Safety Awareness Week (June 23-29)

June 2024 Daily Observances

June 1

  • Global Day of Parents
  • Go Barefoot Day
  • National Hazelnut Cake Day
  • National Nail Polish Day
  • National Olive Day
  • National Pen Pal Day
  • National Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Day
  • National Trails Day
  • Say Something Nice Day

June 2

  • National Cancer Survivors Day
  • National Rocky Road Ice Cream Day
  • Yell “Fudge” at the Cobras in North America Day

June 3

  • National Chocolate Macaroon Day
  • National Egg Day
  • World Bicycle Day

June 4

  • Hug Your Cat Day
  • International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
  • National Cheese Day
  • National Cognac Day

June 5

  • Global Running Day
  • HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day
  • International Day Against Illegal Fishing
  • National Gingerbread Day
  • National Ketchup Day
  • World Environment Day

June 6

  • Creative Educators International Day
  • D-Day, commemorating when Allied forces landed in Normandy, France in 1944
  • National Yo-Yo Day
  • Russian Language Day

June 7

  • Boone Day, honoring Kentucky frontiersman Daniel Boone
  • National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
  • National Donut Day
  • National Gun Violence Awareness Day
  • World Food Safety Day

June 8

  • Caribbean-American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
  • National Best Friend Day
  • National Upsy Daisy Day, a day to remind people to get up in the morning with a grateful and happy attitude
  • World Doll Day
  • World Oceans Day
  • 156th running of the Belmont Stakes in Belmont Park, New York

June 9

  • Children’s Day
  • International Archives Day
  • International Day of Celtic Art
  • Race Unity Day

June 10

  • Be a Miracle in Someone’s Life Day
  • National Ballpoint Pen Day
  • National Iced Tea Day

June 11

  • Call Your Doctor Day
  • National German Chocolate Cake Day

June 12

  • National Peanut Butter Cookie Day
  • World Day Against Child Labor

June 13

  • International Albinism Awareness Day
  • National Career Nurse Assistants’ Day
  • Outdoor Marketing Day
  • Sewing Machine Day

June 14

  • Family History Day
  • Flag Day
  • National Bourbon Day
  • National Strawberry Shortcake Day
  • Work@Home Father’s Day
  • World Blood Donor Day

June 15

  • Global Wind Day
  • National Lobster Day
  • National Prune Day
  • Nature Photography Day
  • World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
  • World Juggling Day

June 16

  • Father’s Day
  • National Fudge Day

June 17

  • National Apple Strudel Day
  • National Mascot Day
  • World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

    June 18

    • Husband Caregiver Day
    • International Day for Countering Hate Speech
    • International Picnic Day
    • Sustainable Gastronomy Day

    June 19

    • International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict
    • Juneteenth, Emancipation Day in Texas in 1865
    • Last Full Day of Spring
    • National Martini Day
    • World Sauntering Day
    • World Sickle Cell Awareness Day

    June 20

    • American Eagle Day
    • Longest Day of the Year
    • National Energy Shopping Day
    • National Ice Cream Soda Day
    • National Vanilla Milkshake Day
    • Recess at Work Day
    • Summer begins (June 20 – September 22)
    • World Refugee Day

    June 21

    • Anne and Samantha Day, honoring the memories and contributions of Anne Frank and Samantha Smith
    • Full Strawberry Moon
    • Go Skateboarding Day
    • International Day of Yoga
    • National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada
    • National Selfie Day
    • Take Your Dog to Work Day
    • World Giraffe Day
    • World Music Day

    June 22

    • Great American Campout, a day promoting camping
    • National Chocolate Éclair Day
    • National Onion Rings Day
    • Stupid Guy Thing Day

    June 23

    • International Widows’ Day
    • Let It Go Day, a day to promote letting go of annoyances
    • Midsummer Eve in Europe
    • National Pink Day (International Day of Pink was April 10)
    • National Porridge Day
    • National Typewriter Day
    • Public Service Day
    • Runner’s Selfie Day

    June 24

    • Flying Saucer Day (World UFO Day is July 2)
    • International Day for Women in Diplomacy
    • Midsummer Day in Europe

    June 25

    • Day of the Seafarer

    June 26

    • International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
    • International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
    • National Chocolate Pudding Day

    June 27

    • Decide to Be Married Day
    • Micro-, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Day
    • National Bomb Pop Day
    • National Handshake Day
    • National HIV Testing Day
    • National Ice Cream Cake Day
    • National Sunglasses Day
    • PTSD Awareness Day

    June 28

    • International Lightning Safety Day
    • National Food Truck Day
    • National Tapioca Day

    June 29

    • International Day of the Tropics
    • National Camera Day
    • Saint Peter and Paul Day
    • Tour de France, an annual cycling competition begins in France (June 29 – July 21)

    June 30

    • Asteroid Day
    • International Day of Parliamentarism
    • Log Cabin Day
    • World Social Media Day
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