June facts for kids
June is the sixth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars, the second of four months to have a length of 30 days. June contains the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, the day with the most daylight hours, and the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere, the day with the fewest daylight hours (excluding polar regions in both cases).
June in the Northern Hemisphere is the seasonal equivalent to December in the Southern Hemisphere and vice versa. In the Northern Hemisphere, the beginning of the traditional astronomical summer is 21 June (meteorological summer begins on 1 June). In the Southern Hemisphere, meteorological winter begins on 1 June.
Events in June
- The solstice occurs around June 21. It is the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere and the winter solstice in the southern hemisphere.
- Midsummer is celebrated in Sweden on the third Friday in June.
- Father's Day is celebrated in the United States on the third Sunday in June.
- Gay pride celebrations happen in many countries, in honour of the Stonewall riots.
- World Environment Day is celebrated on June 5.
- World Ocean Day is celebrated on June 8.
- June is one of two months that never starts on the same day of the week as another month of the same year, the other being May.
- June's flower is the Rose.
- Its birthstone is the pearl. The meaning for the birthstone pearl is health.
- The Zodiac signs for June are Gemini (May 21 – June 20) and Cancer (June 21 – July 21).
- The planet that rules Gemini is Mercury.
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