June 2018 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 2018 Monthly Observances

  • Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month
  • African-American Music Appreciation Month
  • Atlantic, Caribbean and Gulf Hurricane Season (June 1 - November 30)
  • Audiobook Appreciation Month
  • Cancer From the Sun Month
  • Cataract Awareness Month
  • Central Pacific Hurricane Season (June 1 - November 30)
  • Child Vision Awareness Month
  • Children's Awareness Month
  • Dairy Alternatives Month
  • Dementia Care Professionals Month
  • Effective Communications Month
  • Entrepreneurs "Do It Yourself" Marketing Month
  • Firework Safety Months (June 1 - July 31)
  • Georgia Blueberry Month
  • Great Outdoors Month
  • International Surf Music Month
  • LGBT Pride Month
  • Men's Health 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 (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) Awareness Month
  • Rebuild Your Life Month
  • Skyscraper Month
  • Sports America Kids Month
  • Student Safety Month

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June 2018 Weekly Observances

  • International Clothesline Week (June 2-9)
  • National Business Etiquette Week (June 3-9)
  • GreenCare for Troops Awareness Week, a week of mowing lawns for deployed troops (June 10-16)
  • National Flag Week (June 10-16)
  • National Hermit Week, a week promoting solitude (June 13-20)
  • Craft Spirits Week (June 17-23)
  • Carpenter Ant Awareness Week (June 24-30)

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June 2018 Daily Observances

June 1

  • Global Day of Parents, honoring parents throughout the world
  • National Donut Day
  • National Hazelnut Cake Day
  • National Nail Polish Day
  • National Olive Day
  • Say Something Nice Day

June 2

  • Leave the Office Early Day
  • National Gun Violence Awareness Day
  • National Rocky Road Ice Cream Day
  • National Trails Day

June 3

  • Children's Awareness Memorial Day
  • National Cancer Survivors Day
  • National Chocolate Macaroon Day
  • National Egg Day
  • Wonder Woman Day

June 4

  • National Cognac Day
  • Old Maid's Day

June 5

  • National Gingerbread Day
  • National Ketchup Day
  • National Moonshine 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
  • Global Running Day
  • National Applesauce Cake Day
  • National Running Day
  • 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

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

  • Belmont Stakes Derby
  • Family Fitness Day
  • International Archives Day

June 10

  • Multicultural American Child Awareness Day
  • National Children's Day
  • National Iced Tea Day
  • Race Unity Day

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June 11

  • National Corn on the Cob Day
  • National German Chocolate Cake Day

June 12

  • National Call Your Doctor Day
  • National Jerky Day
  • National Peanut Butter Cookie Day
  • World Day Against Child Labor

June 13

  • Cupcake Lover's Day
  • International Albinism Awareness Day

June 14

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

June 15

  • Global Wind Day
  • National Flip Flop Day
  • Nature Photography Day
  • Work@Home Father's Day
  • World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

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June 16

  • National Fudge Day
  • World Juggling Day

June 17

  • Family Awareness Day
  • Father's Day
  • Husband Caregiver Day
  • National Apple Strudel Day
  • National Eat Your Vegetables Day
  • World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

June 18

  • International Picnic Day
  • National Cherry Tart Day
  • Sustainable Gastronomy 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

  • Last Day of Spring
  • Midsummer Eve
  • National Ice Cream Soda Day
  • National Vanilla Milkshake 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 Eat at a Food Truck Day
  • National Onion Ring Day
  • Stupid Guy Thing Day
  • Take Your Dog to Work Day

June 23

  • Great American Campout, a day promoting camping
  • International Widows Day
  • Let It Go Day, a day to promote letting go of annoyances
  • National Pecan Sandy Day
  • National Pink Day (International Day of Pink was April 11)
  • Public Service Day
  • Runner's Selfie Day

June 24

  • America's Kids Day
  • Flying Saucer Day
  • Log Cabin Day
  • National Pralines Day

June 25

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

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June 26

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

June 27

  • Decide to Be Married Day
  • Micro-, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Day
  • National HIV Testing Day
  • National Orange Blossom Day
  • National Sunglasses Day
  • PTSD Awareness Day

June 28

  • Full Strawberry Moon
  • National Bomb Pop Day
  • National Handshake Day
  • National Tapioca Day

June 29

  • Drive Your Corvette to Work Day
  • National Almond Buttercrunch Day
  • National Camera Day
  • Saint Peter and Paul Day

June 30

  • Asteroid Day
  • Meteor Watch Day
  • National Mai Tai Day
  • World Social Media Day

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