Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Celebrating June


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June is a great month!
My twins were born in June.
They'll be 20 in a few weeks!  Where did the time go?
Also, school gets out in June, and I need a couple of months off!

Fun Facts

1,  June is the sixth month of the Gregorian calendar, but it was the fourth month of the Roman calendar.  (My daughter took this photo in Rome on St. Patrick's Day.)

2.  It is believed to be named for the Roman goddess Juno, wife of Jupiter.

3.  June's birthstones include pearl, moonstone, and Alexandrite.
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4.  These birthstones represent health and longevity.

5.  June's flowers are the honeysuckle and the rose.

6.  June's astrological signs include Gemini (through June 20) and Cancer (June 21 and beyond).

7.  In 1949, President Truman signed a congressional order making June 14 National Flag Day.

8.  Father's Day began in 1966 and in 1972 became a permanent holiday.  It is always observed on the second Sunday of June.  It's hard to believe my father has been gone 11 1/2 years.  I miss him so much!

9.  Father's Day is the third Sunday of the month in dozens of countries such as China, Afghanistan, India, South Africa, and many more.

10. Juneteenth, Emancipation Day, is June 19.  It is a state holiday in Texas.  This is the day that Texans received the news that the slaves were freed.

11. The summer solstice takes place on June 20 or June 21.  This marks the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere where we have the longest hours of sunshine.

12. This year's summer solstice is June 20.

13. The word June is a proper noun and should always be capitalized.  (As an English teacher, I had to throw in my grammar lesson!)

Link up with Thursday Thirteen for some fun!
 

5 comments:

Sandy Kessler said...

sounds pretty good that June especially the moonstone and roses and honeysuckles ?!!? have a great one ..Sandy

CountryDew said...

Yesterday was my birthday. I am definitely a Gemini!

Mia Celeste said...

Wow, great stuff! I've learned things about June I didn't know.


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colleen said...

I thought July 4th was flag day! My mom's birthday is in June and my husband and I got married on a blue moon in June but I don't remember the date.

**** April **** said...

Love all the fun facts!

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