June 2017 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 2017 Monthly Observances

  • Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month
  • African-American Music Appreciation Month
  • Audiobook Appreciation Month
  • Cancer From the Sun Month
  • Cataract Awareness Month
  • Child Vision Awareness Month
  • Dairy Alternatives Month
  • Dementia Care Professionals Month
  • Effective Communications Month
  • Entrepreneurs "Do It Yourself" Marketing Month
  • Firework Safety Months (includes July)
  • Gay and Lesbian Pride Month
  • Georgia Blueberry Month
  • Great Outdoors Month
  • International Men's Month
  • International Surf Music Month
  • Men's Health Education and Awareness Month
  • Migraine and Headache Awareness 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 Dairy Month
  • National Iced Tea Month
  • National Oceans 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 Awareness Month
  • Rebuild Your Life Month
  • Skyscraper Month
  • Student Safety Month

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June 2017 Weekly Observances

  • International Clothesline Week (June 3-10)
  • Bed Bug Awareness Week (June 4-10)
  • National Business Etiquette Week (June 4-10)
  • National Flag Week (June 11-17)
  • National Hermit Week, a week promoting solitude (June 13-20)
  • National Nursing Assistants Week (June 15-22)
  • Carpenter Ant Awareness Week (June 18-24)
  • Lightning Safety Awareness Week (June 18-24)
  • Meet a Mate Week (June 18-24)

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June 2017 Daily Observances

June 1

  • Global Day of Parents, honoring parents throughout the world
  • National Go Barefoot Day
  • Say Something Nice Day

June 2

  • Hug Your Cat Day
  • Leave the Office Early Day
  • National Donut Day
  • National Gun Violence Awareness Day
  • National Rocky Road Ice Cream Day

June 3

  • National Egg Day
  • National Repeat Day
  • National Trails Day

June 4

  • National Cancer Survivors Day
  • National Old Maids Day

June 5

  • Baby Boomers Recognition Day
  • National Gingerbread Day
  • National Ketchup Day
  • World Environment Day

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June 6

  • D-Day, recognizing the day Allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy, France in 1944
  • National Yo-Yo Day

June 7

  • Boone Day, recognizing the day that frontiersman Daniel Boone first saw the land that eventually became Kentucky in 1767
  • National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
  • National Running Day

June 8

  • National Best Friend Day
  • National Jelly-Filled Donut Day
  • Upsy Daisy Day, a day to remind people to get up in the morning with a grateful and happy attitude
  • World Oceans Day

June 9

  • International Archives Day
  • Strawberry Full Moon, named by Native Americans who observed the abundance of ripened strawberries at this time of the year

June 10

  • Belmont Stakes Derby
  • National Herbs and Spices Day
  • National Iced Tea Day
  • National Marina Day
  • National Rosé Day, honoring the rosé wine (second Saturday of June)
  • World Gin Day

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June 11

  • Children's Sunday
  • National Corn on the Cob Day
  • National German Chocolate Cake Day
  • Race Unity Day

June 12

  • National Jerky Day
  • National Peanut Butter Cookie Day
  • Red Rose Day
  • World Day Against Child Labor

June 13

  • National Sewing Machine Day

June 14

  • Family History Day
  • Flag Day
  • National Bourbon Day
  • National Strawberry Shortcake Day
  • World Blood Donor Day

June 15

  • Global Wind Day
  • National Lobster Day
  • National Nursing Assistants Day
  • Native American Citizenship Day
  • Nature Photography Day
  • World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

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June 16

  • Flip Flop Day
  • National Fudge Day
  • Work@Home Father's Day, honoring the dads who work from home

June 17

  • National Apple Strudel Day
  • National Eat Your Vegetables Day
  • World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
  • World Juggling Day

June 18

  • Autistic Pride Day
  • Father's Day
  • Husband Caregiver Day
  • International Picnic Day
  • National Go Fishing Day

June 19

  • Juneteenth, commemorating the emancipation of African-American slaves in Texas, and throughout the Confederate South, in 1865
  • National Martini Day
  • World Sauntering Day

June 20

  • American Eagle Day
  • Last Day of Spring
  • Midsummer Eve
  • National Ice Cream Soda Day
  • National Vanilla Milkshake Day
  • World Productivity Day
  • World Refugee Day

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June 21

  • Go Skateboarding Day
  • International Day of Yoga
  • Midsummer Day
  • National Peaches and Cream Day
  • Summer Begins (June 21 - September 22)
  • World Humanist Day
  • World Music Day

June 22

  • 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
  • National Eat at a Food Truck Day
  • National Pecan Sandy Day
  • National Pink Day
  • Public Service Day
  • Runner's Selfie Day
  • Take Your Dog to Work Day

June 24

  • Great American Campout, a day promoting camping
  • National Haskap Berry Day, recognizing the berry that is grown in Japan
  • National Pralines Day

June 25

  • Day of the Seafarer
  • Log Cabin Day
  • National Catfish Day
  • National Strawberry Parfait Day

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June 26

  • International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
  • National Beautician's Day
  • National Chocolate Pudding Day

June 27

  • Decide to Be Married Day
  • National Columnists' Day
  • National Orange Blossom Day
  • National Sunglasses Day
  • PTSD Awareness Day

June 28

  • International Body Piercing Day

June 29

  • National Almond Butter Crunch Day
  • National Bomb Pop Day (the last Thursday of June)
  • National Camera Day
  • National Handshake Day

June 30

  • National Mai Tai Day
  • World Social Media Day

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