Photo: Bernard Spragg, Royal Albatross (Some rights reserved)
Planeta.com showcases cultural and environmental markers, campaigns, and celebrations around the globe. Here is our calendar for June with links to World Environment Day, Solstice, World Oceans Day, World Giraffe Day, World Bicycle Day, World Albatross Day, National Day of Sweden, Mabo Day, and Juneteenth.
June 3 World Bicycle Day
June 5 World Environment Day
June 8 World Oceans Day
June 8-11 Anniversary of Cook’s Landing (Australia)
Cooktown, Queensland – The annual event commemorates the landing of Lt. James Cook in 1770 and includes a costumed re-enactment of his first meeting with the Guugu Yimithirr and Kuku Yalanji people.
June 9 International Archives Day
June 16 Valentina’s Day
June 19 Juneteenth (USA)
June 19 World Albatross Day
June 20-21 Solstice
June in the Northern Hemisphere is the seasonal equivalent to December in the Southern Hemisphere and vice versa. The month of June — in the Northern Hemisphere — is in Spring until the solstice, when the first day of summer begins.
June 21 National Indigenous Peoples Day (Canada)
June 21 World Giraffe Day
June 30 Asteroid Day
First Friday in June National Doughnut Day (USA)
First Saturday in June National Trails Day (USA)
Third Saturday in June International Surfing Day
Third Sunday in June Father’s Day (USA)
Matariki in June or July
June: The time to make hay.
– Cupid’s Cyclopedia
Elsewhere on the Web
June Theme – National Park Service