National and International Important Days In June

National and International Important Days In June

June is the sixth month of the year, which is named after Juno the Roman goddess. June doesn’t start on the same day of the week as any other month, but it always ends on the same day of the week as March every year.

June is known for the Summer solstice in the Northern hemisphere, World Environment Day, Yoga Day, and Father’s Day. We are providing you a list of international and national days which are celebrated in the month of June.

1 June – World Milk Day

Every year June 1 is celebrated as World Milk Day to celebrate the contributions of the dairy sector. In 2000, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations established World Milk Day to recognize the importance of milk as global food and to celebrate the dairy sector.

Loaded with nutrients like protein, Vitamin A, B1, B2, B12, and D, potassium, and magnesium, Milk is believed to be much more nutritious than most beverages and has been recognized as an important part of our daily diet.

1 June – Global Day of Parents

In 2012, the General Assembly proclaimed 1 June as the Global Day of Parents, to be observed annually in honor of parents throughout the world. On this day people all over the world can appreciate parents and parental figures for the vital role they play in the development of families.

Global Day of Parents is a great opportunity to thank our parents for everything they have done and are doing for us, whether we are big or small.

2 June- Telangana Formation Day

Telangana Formation Day is celebrated on 2nd June when the state was officially formed via the Telangana Bill passed in 2014. Telangana, the youngest state in India formed by the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh with Hyderabad as the shared capital for 10 years.

To celebrate the formation day there is a host of events as part of week-long celebrations on Telangana’s culture and struggle (for statehood) on a grand scale. In remembrance of the struggle and sacrifice made during the formation of the state, the government holds events covering all fields, from literature to music across all districts throughout the week.

3 June – World Bicycle Day

World Bicycle Day is celebrated on 3rd June designated by the United Nations General Assembly in April 2018, with the aim of celebrating and promoting bicycle use around the world. World Bicycle Day reminds us that the bicycle has been a major form of transportation throughout much of human history.

Bicycles have played and will continue to play important roles in most societies. They have enabled people to transform their lives economically. The goal of celebrating this day is to raise public awareness on emission reduction and encourage a healthy lifestyle.

4 June – World Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

World Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression is observed on June 4th by United Nations (UN) to acknowledge the pain suffered by children throughout the world who are the victims of physical, mental, and emotional abuse. This day affirms the UN’s commitment to protecting the rights of children. This day also celebrates the millions of individuals and organizations around the world, working to protect, preserve and promote the rights of children.

5 June – World Environment Day

World Environment Day (WED) is the United Nations’ flagship day for promoting worldwide awareness and action for the environment. The United Nations (UN) named 5 June as international World Environment Day at the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment in 1972.

The idea was to draw attention to the many problems that are facing our environment. The first WED was celebrated in 1974 in the city of Spokane in the USA. The slogan for that first year was ‘Only One Earth’ and it was celebrated with the world’s first world fair to be dedicated to the environment.

7 June – World Food Safety Day

Food safety is a global concern that covers a variety of different areas of everyday life. Food safety is a shared responsibility between governments, producers, and consumers. It refers to handling, preparing, and storing food in a way to best reduce the risk of individuals becoming sick from food-borne illnesses.

On 20 December 2018, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution 73/250 announcing to celebrate every 7th June as World Food Safety Day (WFSD). The first World Food Safety Day was celebrated on June 7, 2019.

8 June – World Brain Tumor Day

Every year June 8 is observed as World brain tumor day. The objective of the day is to raise awareness and educate the public about brain tumors. The World Brain Tumor Day was initially designated by the Leipzig-based non-profit organization German Brain Tumor Association in the year 2000. Later it was acknowledged across the world.

8 June – World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day, held every June 8th, is the United Nations-recognized day of ocean celebration and action. It is a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. World Oceans Day gives us the chance to spread awareness and share knowledge. More than 140 countries take part and pledge to consider the importance of the ocean, and how we can protect it.

12 June – World Day Against Child Labor

World Day Against Child Labor was launched by the International Labor Organization in 2002. The global awareness day focuses on acknowledging the child labor issue and take the actions necessary to eliminate it. The International Labor Organization, together with the United Nations, plans to abolish all Child Labor activities by 2025. The World Day Against Child Labor happens every year on June 12th.

14 June – World Blood Donor Day

Every year on 14 June, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day. The event is organized by the World Health Organization and, besides thanking blood donors, it is also a day to raise awareness about the global need for safe blood and how everyone can contribute. Blood transfusion can save lives, but many patients requiring transfusion do not have timely access to safe blood.

15 June – World elder abuse awareness day

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is commemorated each year on 15 June aimed to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons by raising awareness of the cultural, social, economic, and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect. WEAAD involves activities to bring greater recognition of the mistreatment of older adults wherever they live throughout the world and to highlight the need for appropriate action.

15 June – Global Wind Day

The Global Wind Day is observed on June 15th of every year. It is observed to create awareness about the power of wind and our duty to keep it pollution-free. It is a day for discovering wind, its power, and the possibilities it holds to change our world.

16 June – International Integration Day

The International Integration Day is observed on 16th June, wherein countries have an ever-greater number of financial transactions, investments & interests outside their borders. Through financial integration, nations become increasingly financially interdependent.

18 June – International Picnic Day

As a prelude to summer, picnic enthusiasts from around the world are rallying together on June 18 to celebrate International Picnic Day. Picnics are one of the greatest ways to celebrate the summer season, incorporating picnics into your life is a great way to reduce indoor time and connect with nature.

20 June – World Refugee Day

The United Nations General Assembly has designated June 20, 2001, as the first World Refugee Day. On this day, people all over the world will join to express their support for and empathy with the world’s refugees.

Refugees are outside their country and cannot return home owing to a well-founded fear of persecution because of their race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.

21 June – World Music Day

21st June is World Music Day or Fête de la Musique which was first celebrated on the Summer Solstice in Paris, France in 1982. Later, it came to be celebrated on June 21st in 120 countries around the world. On Music Day, people are encouraged to play music outside, and free concerts are organized in public spaces and parks.

21 June – International Yoga Day

International Yoga Day is commemorated on 21st June in all parts of the world. International Yoga Day serves to spread awareness about the importance and effects of yoga on the health of people. The word ‘yoga’ is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Yuja’, meaning to join or to unite.

23 June – International Olympic Day

International Olympic Day is celebrated on 23 June worldwide. International Olympic Day has helped spread Olympic ideals in every corner of the world. The ancient Olympics are thought to have originated in 776 B.C. It was named Olympic because of being played on Mount Olympia. The Olympic Games, known as the world’s largest sports competition, are organized by the International Sports Committee every four years.

23 June – International Widows Day

23rd June is observed as International Widows Day (IWD), a day to recognize the situation that widows (of all ages) face internationally and at home. Widows may experience a long-term struggle for basic needs, human rights, and human dignity this day is observed to support them and their children. Despite some gains in gender equality worldwide, many women are still among the most vulnerable and marginalized.

26 June – International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

The United Nations (UN) International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is observed on June 26. This day is observed to take steps and measures against drug abuse and trafficking. Drug addiction and drug trafficking are severe concerns that have plagued many countries and require immediate addressing.

30 June – World Asteroid Day

30 June is marked as Asteroid Day – the UN-sanctioned international day to raise awareness of asteroids and accelerate asteroid discovery programs. Launched in 2014, the annual event takes place on the anniversary of the Tunguska event, the largest asteroid impact in recent history. On the 30th of June 1908, local residents described seeing a huge fireball hit a remote forest in Siberia, near the Polkamania Tunguska River, decimating about 800 square miles of land.

3rd Sunday of June – World Father’s Day

The third Sunday in June is celebrated as Father’s Day when people everywhere celebrate the most important men in their lives! Father’s Day is the time to thank our father and tell him how much we love him.

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