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Interesting Things About the Month of June

Margaret Minnicks has been an online writer for many years. She writes articles that are interesting to her readers.

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The Month of June

June is the sixth month of the year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. The month is named after the Roman goddess Juno, the goddess of marriage and the wife of the supreme deity Jupiter. That is perhaps the reason June is popular for weddings.

June is one of four months with 30 days. The others three are April, September, and November. The early Roman calendar had 29 days in June. It was Julius Caesar, who added the additional day.

Even though it appears to be summer earlier, summer really doesn't start until June 21. This is also the month with the longest daylight hours of the year.

June Is a Welcomed Month

People are glad to see June roll around. There are graduations, and school children begin their summer break. Families go to the beach and other places on vacation. There are weddings to attend as well as cookouts and many other summer festivities.

Days to Celebrate in June

Graduations and weddings could happen on any date in June. However, there are just three days that are highlighted on the same date every year.

  • Flag Day is always on June 14.
  • Father's Day is always on the third Sunday in June.
  • Juneteenth is celebrated on June 19 every year.
The rose of one of the flowers of June.

The rose of one of the flowers of June.

Flowers of June: Rose and Honeysuckle

June has two flowers. The rose and the honeysuckle are among the most fragrant of all the months.

The Rose

Few flowers have as many meanings attributed to them as the rose. Depending on the color of the rose, the flower can indicate more than one thing, but romantic love tops the list.

The most common colors of roses are red, white and pink. Red roses symbolize love. White symbolizes friendship and pink represents admiration.

The Honeysuckle

The honeysuckle is the other June flower. It traditionally stands for bonds of devotion, love, fidelity, and generosity.

Honeysuckle is one of the flowers of June.

Honeysuckle is one of the flowers of June.

The Birthstone of June

Most months have one or two birthstones. June, August, and December have three birthstones. June's birthstones are the pearl, the Alexandrite, and the moonstone.

The pearl symbolizes purity of heart and faith, as well as growth and transformation through difficult circumstances. It represents purity, innocence, and imagination. Each color has a different meaning:

  • White represents beauty, purity, and new beginnings.
  • Blue signifies love.
  • Black or gold symbolizes prosperity.
  • Pink symbolizes good fortune.
  • Brown symbolizes harmony and practicality.

The Alexandrite represents health and longevity. It represents luck, good fortune, and love. It is said to encourage romance and enhance one’s emotional well-being.

Moonstone represents change and new beginnings. It can help a wearer alleviate stress. Moonstone is also believed to increase intuition. Moonstone represents hope, calmness, and abundance.

June has three birthstones.

June has three birthstones.

Celebrities Born in June

Quite a few celebrities and well-known people were born in June.

  • Marilyn Monroe, deceased model and actress – June 1
  • Anderson Cooper, journalist and talk show host – June 3
  • Angelina Jolie, actress, filmmaker and activist – June 4
  • Mark Walhberg, actor – June 5
  • Liam Neeson, actor – June 7
  • Kanye West, rapper, artist and producer – June 8
  • Natalie Portman, actress – June 9
  • Kate Upton, actress – June 10
  • Shia LaBeouf, actor – June 11
  • President George H.W. Bush, only President born in the month – June 12.
  • Anne Frank, deceased writer “The Diary of Anne Frank” – June 12
  • Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, twins, actresses, – June 13
  • Neil Patrick Harris, actor – June 15
  • Tupac Shakur, deceased rapper – June 16
  • Barry Manilow, singer – June 17
  • Nicole Kidman, actress – June 20
  • Paul McCartney, former singer for The Beatles – June 20
  • Chris Pratt, actor – June 21
  • Meryl Streep, actress – June 22
  • Solange Knowles, singer – June 24
  • Ricky Gervais, actor – June 25
  • Ariana Grande, singer – June 26
  • Khloe Kardashian, reality television star – June 27
  • Mel Brooke, actor – June 28

Presidents Who Were Born in June

Only two Presidents of the United States were born in June.

  1. George H.W. Bush - June 12, 1924
  2. Donald Trump - June 14, 1946. This is Flag Day that is celebrated in the United States of America.

Presidents Who Died in June

No President of the United States died in May, but six presidents died in the month of June.

  • James Madison - June 28, 1836
  • Andrew Jackson - June 8, 1845
  • James Polk - June 15, 1849
  • James Buchanan - June 1, 1868
  • Grover Cleveland - June 24, 1908
  • Ronald Reagan - June 5, 2004
  • Flag Day Facts
    Flag Day is celebrated in the United States on June 14 every year. It is a national observance but not a public holiday. Don't be surprised if you see a lot of flags waving in the air to celebrate the day.

Comments

Margaret Minnicks (author) from Richmond, VA on May 29, 2018:

Leland, thanks for your kind comments about my writing. I think my secret is to write articles the way I like to read them. If I don't like what I write, I don't expect others to like it either.

Leland Johnson from Midland MI on May 29, 2018:

Margaret- You are an excellent writer. You included information that I found very interesting, but doubt that I would've thought to add it had I written the article. you've inspired me to really think about what makes a subject interesting. I didn't expect to find so many gems when I began reading. Glad I did. Great job!

Margaret Minnicks (author) from Richmond, VA on May 29, 2018:

DredCuan, yes, there are plenty of famous people who were born in June. Thanks for commenting that your dad was born in June, the same month as Father's Day.

Travel Chef from Manila on May 29, 2018:

I didn't know there are plenty of famous personalities born in this month.

I think my dad's special month is really June. Apart from father's day celebration, it's also his birth month. He was born on June 3, 1953. Actually, that's few more days to go!

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