Monday, June 4, 2012

Fun Facts about June


Wedding Ceremony

June, named after Juno, the goddess of marriage, is the sixth month of the year, and is one of the four months with a length of 30 days. Just like the month of May, no other month begins on the same day as June. This is also the month with the longest daylight hours of the year. 

June's birthstones are the Alexandrite, the Moonstone, and the Pearl. Its birth flowers are the honeysuckle and the rose.

Those born before June 20th are considered Gemini and those born after June 21st are under the sign of Cancer.

Famous Birthdays:

June 1--Marilyn Monroe (1926)

June 9--Johnny Depp (1963) 

June 11--Hugh Laurie (1959)

June 16--Diana DeGarmo (1987) Singer
               Denise Stanley (1962) Writer
               Erich Segal (1937) Author and screenwriter of "Love Story."
               Joyce Carol Oates (1938) Author of books, plays, poetry, and essays.
               Stan Laurel (1890) Actor

June 18--Paul McCartney (1942)

June 22--Meryl Streep (1949)

June 25--George Orwell (1903)

June 26--Derek Jeter (1974)

June 27--Bob (Captain Kangaroo) Keeshan (1927)

Events in June:

Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee. Celebration of the Queen of England's 60 year reign.
Adur Festival. The annual arts event in West Essex, England runs the first two weeks of June.
National Rocky Road Day. My favorite flavor of ice cream!
Applesauce Cake Day. June 6th.
Father's Day. First Sunday in June.
Kamehameha Day. June 11th is a Hawaiian state holiday honoring the first ruler of the one-time kingdom.
Flag Day. June 14th commemorates the adoption of the American Flag.
My Birthday. June 16th is an international celebration commemorating the birth of the loveable writer and blogger.
Eat Your Vegetables Day. June 17th.
Go Skateboarding Day. Celebrated on June 21. Yeah, I might do that.
Kitchen Klutzes of America Day. June 23rd. (Haha!)
Icelandic folklore says that bathing naked in the morning dew on June 24th will keep aging at bay.
National Chocolate Pudding Day. June 26th.

June is:

LGBT Pride Month
Audiobook Month
Flag Month
National Dairy Month
National Candy Month
National Hunger Awareness Month
National Seafood Month
National Iced Tea Month

Don't forget to enter my Birthday Giveaway! 
Contest ends June 17th at midnight. 

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