9 Fun Holidays to Celebrate in June
June is the start of summer! While this is a good reason to celebrate in June, to make sure the party never stops, we pulled together a few lesser-known June holidays. Check out these nine fun holidays to celebrate in June.
National Best Friend’s Day – June 8th
The first on our list is National Best Friend’s Day! Celebrated on June 8th – a Saturday this year – this date lines up perfectly to take your best friend on a quick getaway before the summer heat sets in. A great day to show appreciation towards the one who contributes positivity in your life by being your best friend.
To show your best friend how much you appreciate them, we suggest making a personalized gift that reminds them of some of your favorite moments together. Collages with photos and other mementos show you care about all that you two have been through in your lives.
International Children’s Day – June 9th
Next on our list is Children’s Day, celebrated on every second Sunday of June, which happens to fall on the 9th of June this year. Started in 1857, International Children’s Day is a holiday that’s widely celebrated around the world. While America celebrates it on June 9th, the majority of the world celebrates it on the 1st of June.
Take the day to visit a Children’s Museum with the children in your life! Give them a day of fun, laughter, and learning,. Most importantly, spend some time with them! You know what they say? Children are our future, so invest in them to make the future a brighter future for all.
National Kitchen Klutzes of America Day – June 13th
When you go into the kitchen, do you know you are going to knock or drop everything in sight? Do you worry about being made fun of for being a kitchen klutz? Well, worry no more! For there is a day specifically made just for you! Always celebrated on June 13th, so for this day specifically, do your best to not make fun of those whose kitchen skills may not be the best.
Why not take a cooking class to celebrate the day? The New Orleans Cooking Class is one of the many cooking classes where you can sharpen your skills and learn the basics of New Orleans cuisine. Just buy your tickets through Way, and maybe this year, you can impress rather than scare your friends in the kitchen.
National Bourbon Day – June 14th
Bourbon is known as America’s Native Spirit and is only considered bourbon if it was made in the U.S. Dating back to the 1820s, bourbon has become a staple for many mixed drinks, due to its versatility.
Celebrated on June 14th, the city of Louisville, Kentucky will be celebrating National Bourbon day in style with its annual Old-Fashioned Fortnight. The two weeks before June 14th is filled with events focused on celebrating the drink, the “Old Fashioned” – invented in Louisville. The Old Fashioned is named Louisville’s official cocktail in 2015.
National Nature Photography Day
On the cusp of summer, June 15th, is National Nature Photography Day. Take the day to get away from urban life and visit your closest National Park to take stunning photos of nature! Don’t worry about not having a camera; you can always use your cell phone to capture some beautiful scenery.
If you don’t want to go alone, you can go with some friends, or take a Nature Photography tour to check out breathtaking areas like Tahoe. During this time, the weather is perfect for going outside and documenting the amazing Mother Earth.
National Splurge Day – June 18th
Those who have watched the hit tv show, “Parks and Recreation” are familiar with the idea of Splurge Day. In the tv show, two characters, Tom Haverford and Donna Meagle, celebrate a day called “Treat Yo’ Self.”
Treat Yo’ Self and Splurge Day have the same mentalities – spend money on items of want rather than items of need. While Treat Yo’ Self isn’t until October 13th, at least we have Splurge day on June 18th. Giving you another day out of the year to spend your hard-earned money on you!
National Seashell Day – June 21st
*The first official day of summer!*
This holiday, though fairly new, has been “shellebrated” unofficially for a long time. Established in 2016, The Beaches of Ft. Myers and Sanibel founded the day to celebrate the extraordinary shelling found in Southwest Florida.
June 21st is not only the first day of summer but also the start of the shelling season, where “shellers” comb through the beach sand to find beautiful and rare shells. If you want to get in on the action, “shellers” suggest the best time for shelling is one hour before and one hour after low tide.
National Hydration Day – June 23rd
It seems fitting that there is a National Hydration Day with the kickoff to summer only being two days before. Dehydration is a real issue during the hotter parts of the year. Dehydration can cause many health issues, both big and small. With many activities out in the summer sun, it is vital to remember to hydrate yourself with water and sports drinks. Remember, alcohol and soda will quickly dehydrate you, so celebrate by upping your healthier liquid intake while indulging.
National Sunglasses Day – June 27th
The last on our list is National Sunglasses Day. This day is an important reminder to protect your eyes this summer with a pair of fashionable and fun sunglasses! The Vision Council makes efforts during the summer to educate the public on the importance of protecting your eyes from UV rays but also gives tips and tricks on how to incorporate popular fashion trends into one’s eyewear wardrobe.
For those with light colored eyes, remember your eyes are more sensitive to light! Celebrate this day by keeping the eyes covered with a cute pair of shades to match your summer wardrobe.
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