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Tuesday, 1 June 2021

June - the sixth month of the year


It is the month of June,
The month of leaves and roses,
When pleasant sights salute the eyes,
And pleasant scents the noses.
–N. P. Willis (1807-67)

Did you know:
June used to be the fourth month in the year. Before Julius Caesar came to power, the calendar year only had 10 months. In 46 BC he created the Julian calendar by adding two more months to the year, which made June the sixth month.

June was called the “sera monath” (also known as dry month) by the Anglo-Saxons.

The month of June is believed to be named after Juno the Greek goddess.

The beautiful Rose and Honeysuckle are the birth flowers of June.


June has three birthstones – alexandrite, moonstone, and pearl. Alexandrite is said to represent longevity and health. Moonstones on the other hand are said to bring good luck and are associated with love and passion. Finally, we have pearls, the main birthstones of June. Above all else, pearls represent purity and faith.

If you were born in June, then you’re one of two star signs. If you were born on or before June 20th then you’re a Gemini. Gemini’s are said to be passionate, adaptable, and smart. If you’re born on or after the 21st of June, then you have the Cancer star sign. Those born under the Cancer sign are said to be loyal friends with great emotional depth.

The 5th of June is the World Environment Day, which raises awareness about our environment across the planet. 

The 16th of June is Fresh veggies day.



June is the month of the year that consists of the most daylight hours in the Northern hemisphere. In contrast, it consists of the least daylight hours in the Southern hemisphere.

June 20th is the summer solstice, which heralds the start of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s the day with the most hours of daylight, so enjoy! In the Southern Hemisphere, winter begins at this time.

June 20th (in 2021) is also Father’s Day.

These words above taken from here and here and here 

If it is your birthday in June I wish you a happy birthday, but I wish all readers a happy and healthy month of June.


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All the best Jan

31 comments:

William Kendall said...

Aside from birthstones, most of this I knew.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Very interesting June facts, Jan! My two sisters were born in June. You always give such a nice variety of information here. Enjoyable to read, my friend. Happy June days to you and Eddie!

DUTA said...

Wow! You seem to know quite a lot about June!
So, Father's Day, Veggies Day, Environment Day - fall in June. Thanks for the info.

My name is Erika. said...

Happy June to you also. I always enjoy reading your new month posts. Have a wonderful new month.

Martha said...

Mentioning it as the sixth month just reminded me that we are almost halfway through another year. It doesn't seem possible, time sure does fly! My youngest son has a June birthday on the cusp, and he definitely has characteristics of both signs. Have a great week Jan. :)

Magic Love Crow said...

My mom's birthday is in June! Great post Jan! Big Hugs!

Tom said...

-...a lot goes on in June!

J.P. Alexander said...

Ten un lindo mes de junio y me gusto conocer más sobre este mes te mando un beso

Christine said...

June is my birthday month!

aussie aNNie said...

happy happy post, here down under the roses are being pruned back soon and the leaves are falling, but love your post. xx

Elephant's Child said...

A very happy June to you and your family.

Margaret D said...

The first half of the year has gone quickly.

Jo said...

June already, the months are flying by. An interesting post.

Valerie-Jael said...

Have a great month! Valerie

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful flowers!
Happy June to you!
Take care, enjoy your day!

CJ Kennedy said...

Since today is the first of the month Rabbit, rabbit. White rabbit. Fun facts for the month of June

Pam said...

HAPPY JUNE. This year is flying right on by.

Miss Val's Creations said...

Interesting facts! Happy June! It is certainly a favorite among many with all the flowers that greet us.

Creations By Cindy said...

Happy June to you and may your week be blessed. Hugs and blessings,Cindy

happyone said...

Nice to hear all the June facts. Hard to believe its June already!!!

Snowbird said...

I love these posts, always so interesting. Lovely photos too.xxx

DVArtist said...

Wow some great info and history about the month of June. Have a great day.

Debbie said...

i enjoy these posts about each month, you include some pretty interesting stuff!!

Jeanie said...

Your new month posts are always one of my favorites. Now I need to see what alexandrite looks like!

Angie said...

Jan - loving the pictures of the rose and honeysuckle! Gorgeous. Welcome, June!

Conniecrafter said...

I can't believe that we are already into June, where does the time go

baili said...

such a delightful post :)
i so enjoyed it specially things i did not know about June

weather plays most important role for mental health and happiness over all indeed and i am so happy for you my friend that your happy moth is around :)
enjoy the blessings each moment!amen!

Sue said...

A very happy June to you Jan & Eddie, take care xx

Teresa said...

Junio es un mes que me gusta mucho. Un beso.

Martha said...

Have a wonderful June!

sandy said...

Enjoyed reading this and seeing those beautiful flowers.