June, the sixth month of the year, is full of noteworthy days and events, each of which commemorates significant national and international observances. From environmental awareness to cultural heritage, June is full of opportunities for celebration, reflection, and action. Here is a comprehensive list of notable days and dates in June 2024 with national and worldwide significance.

1 JuneWorld Milk Day
1 JuneGlobal Day of Parents
2 JuneItaly Republic Day
2 JuneInternational Sex Workers’ Day
2 JuneTelangana Formation Day
3 JuneWorld Bicycle Day
4 JuneInternational Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
5 JuneWorld Environment Day
7 JuneWorld Food Safety Day
7 JuneNational Donut Day (First Friday of June)
8 JuneWorld Brain Tumour Day
8 JuneWorld Oceans Day
8 JuneNational Best Friend Day
8 JuneDoll Day (Second Saturday of June)
12 JuneWorld Day Against Child Labour
12 JuneNational Red Rose Day
14 JuneWorld Blood Donor Day
14 JuneMithuna Sankranti
14 JuneFlag Day
15 JuneWorld Wind Day
15 JuneWorld Elder Abuse Awareness Day
15 JuneWorld Father’s Day (3rd Sunday of June)
17 JuneWorld Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
18 JuneAutistic Pride Day
18 JuneInternational Picnic Day
19 JuneWorld Sickle Cell Awareness Day
19 JuneJuneteenth
19 JuneWorld Sauntering Day
20 JuneWorld Refugee Day
21 JuneWorld Music Day
21 JuneWorld Hydrography Day
21 JuneInternational Yoga Day
21 JuneSummer Solstice
22 JuneWorld Rainforest Day
23 JuneInternational Olympic Day
23 JuneUnited Nations Public Service Day
23 JuneInternational Widow’s Day
26 JuneInternational Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
26 JuneInternational Day in Support of Victims of Torture
27 JuneHelen Keller Day
29 JuneNational Statistics Day
29 JuneInternational Day of the Tropics
30 JuneWorld Asteroid Day

1 June – World Milk Day

On June 1st, the world celebrates World Milk Day to highlight the importance of milk as a global food source. It recognizes the dairy sector’s contributions to sustainability, economic development, livelihoods, and nutrition. This day raises awareness about the benefits of dairy products and encourages their consumption worldwide.

1 June – Global Day of Parents

The Global Day of Parents is observed on the same day as World Milk Day. This day, proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 2012, honors parents for their relentless support, sacrifice, and commitment toward their children. It underscores the vital role of parents in the upbringing and education of their children.

2 June – Italy Republic Day

Italy Republic Day, also known as Festa della Repubblica, is a national holiday in Italy. Celebrated on 2nd June, it commemorates the day in 1946 when Italians voted to abolish the monarchy and establish a republic. This day is marked with parades, ceremonies, and a grand celebration in Rome.

2 June – International Sex Workers’ Day

International Sex Workers’ Day is held on June 2nd to commemorate the struggles and rights of sex workers. On this day in 1975, roughly 100 sex workers occupied the Saint-Nizier Church in Lyon, France, to protest their exploitative living conditions. It is currently a prominent day for raising awareness and advocating for sex workers’ rights around the world.

2 June – Telangana Formation Day

Telangana Formation Day is observed annually on June 2nd to commemorate the establishment of the state of Telangana in India in 2014. The day is marked by a variety of events, cultural activities, and commemorations of the state’s history and accomplishments.

3 June – World Bicycle Day

World Bicycle Day, designated by the United Nations General Assembly, is observed on June 3rd to honor the bicycle’s originality, longevity, and versatility. This day promotes cycling as a simple, cost-effective, dependable, and ecologically friendly mode of transportation.

4 June – International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

Observed on June 4th, this day raises awareness to the condition of children who have experienced physical, mental, and emotional abuse. The United Nations marks this day to reaffirm its commitment to preserving children’s rights around the world.

5 June – World Environment Day

World Environment Day is celebrated annually on 5th June and is one of the most important days for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. The theme for 2024 is “Ecosystem Restoration,” emphasizing the need to restore damaged ecosystems and preserve natural habitats.

7 June – World Food Safety Day

World Food Safety Day, observed on 7th June, aims to draw attention to the health consequences of contaminated food and water. This day highlights the need for food safety measures to prevent foodborne illnesses and ensure safe food practices globally.

7 June – National Donut Day (First Friday of June)

National Donut Day is celebrated on the first Friday of June each year. This day commemorates the Salvation Army volunteers who served donuts to soldiers during World War I. It is a day to enjoy donuts and recognize their historical significance.

8 June – World Brain Tumour Day

World Brain Tumour Day is observed on 8th June to raise awareness about brain tumors and the need for research. It is a day to support patients and promote education about the challenges faced by those affected by brain tumors.

8 June – World Oceans Day

Celebrated on 8th June, World Oceans Day aims to raise awareness about the crucial role the oceans play in our lives and the importance of protecting them. This day encourages actions to reduce single-use plastics and promote sustainable use of ocean resources.

12 June – World Day Against Child Labour

World Day Against Child Labour, observed on 12th June, focuses on the global efforts to eliminate child labor. This day highlights the need for policies and actions to address the root causes of child labor and promote education and well.

14 June – World Blood Donor Day

Every year on June 14th, World Blood Donor Day is commemorated to promote awareness about the importance of blood donations around the world, as well as to recognize and thank blood donors for their assistance. This year’s slogan is: “Donating blood is an act of solidarity.” Join the effort to preserve lives”.

14 June- Mithuna Sankranti

Raja Parba, another name for Mithuna Sankranti is a traditional festival observed in the Indian state of Odisha. It is largely a celebration of women, fertility, and the advent of the monsoon season. The event carries historical and mythological significance in Odia culture.

14 June- Flag Day

Flag Day is celebrated throughout the United States, with patriotic displays, parades, ceremonies, and educational activities. It serves as a time to honour the American flag, reflect on its symbolism, and express national pride and unity.

15 June – World Wind Day

Every year World Wind day is observed on 15 June globally to promote clean energy. It is a day to discover wind energy, its power and the possibilities it holds to reshape our energy systems, decarbonise our economies and increase jobs and growth.

15 June – World Father’s Day(3rd Sunday of June)

It is held annually on the third Sunday of June to commemorate paternity and to thank all fathers for their support and contributions to society. World Father’s Day will be celebrated on June 15, 2024.

17 June – World Day to Combat Desertification

Since 1995, this day has been celebrated to raise awareness about international collaboration to battle desertification and the effects of drought. In 1994, the United Nations General Assembly designated June 17 as “World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought”. It is a rare opportunity to remind people that desertification can be effectively addressed, solutions exist, and involvement and cooperation at all levels are critical. The theme for World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 2021 is “Restoration. Land. Recovery.” “We rebuild better with healthy land.”

20 June – World Refugee Day (International)

This day is observed annually on 20 June to raise awareness about the struggles that refugees face around the world. World Refugee Day also marks a key moment for the public to show support for families forced to flee.

21 June – World Music Day

Every year, World Music Day is celebrated on June 21 to promote music on an international level and is a way to establish global harmony through music.

21 June – World Hydrography Day

Every year on June 21, World Hydrography Day is commemorated to raise public understanding of the science of hydrography. Every year, the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) and its international members commemorate this day.

21 June – International Yoga Day 

International Yoga Day is celebrated across the globe on 21 June to raise awareness about yoga in life and to make people aware of the benefits of yoga. In India, International Yoga Day is celebrated by the Ministry of AYUSH.

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