June in History
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About the Month of June
June is the 6th month of the year and has 30 days.
Season (Northern Hemisphere): Summer
Paul Bunyan Day
National Rose Month
National Dairy Month
African-American Music Month
National Ice Tea Month
National Candy Month
Symbols of June
- Birthstone: Pearl
- Flower: Rose
- Zodiac signs: Gemini and Cancer
The month of June comes from the Roman, or Julian, calendar. June was initially named Iunius. The name either comes from the Roman goddess Juno, wife of Jupiter, or from the word "iuniores", the Latin word for "younger ones". In the early Roman calendar June only had 29 days. It was Julius Caesar who added the additional day giving June 30 days.
June in Other Languages
- Chinese (Mandarin) - liùyuè
- Danish - juni
- French - juin
- Italian - giugno
- Latin - Iunius
- Spanish - junio
Fun Facts about June
- Roman: Iunius
- Saxon: Litha
- Germanic: Brach-mond
- It is the first month of the summer season.
- June in the Northern Hemisphere is similar to the month of December in the Southern Hemisphere.
- June is known as a great month to get married.
- The famous English tennis tournament Wimbledon is played during the month of June.
- The longest day of the year occurs on either June 21st or 22nd.
- Several countries celebrate their flag days during this month including the United States, Sweden, Denmark, Romania, and Argentina.
- June 21st is Go Skateboarding Day.
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