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All the Events, Dates, and Holidays in June 2023 You Didn't See Coming

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By Augustine Mbam - - 5 Mins Read
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With 30 days, June is the sixth month of the year and is believed to derive its name from the Latin word 'iuniores' meaning 'younger ones.' To effectively plan your month, keeping track of the special days in June 2023 is crucial.


Knowing the holidays and world events this month can aid in better organizing your schedule. Hence, it is essential to check out the list of all the special days in June to avoid missing out on events in the world. 


1. 1st June — World Milk Day 


Every year on June 1st, people around the world observe World Milk Day to honor the dairy industry's critical role in promoting sustainability, economic growth, livelihoods, and nutrition.


2. 1st June —Global Day of Parents 


June 1st is a special day observed to acknowledge parents' unwavering support, sacrifice, and dedication toward their children. This day was established by the UN General Assembly in 2012 through a resolution that recognizes and honors parents for their contributions.


3. 3rd June — National Donut Day (First Friday of June)


Every year, National Donut (or Doughnuts) Day is celebrated on the first Friday of June, commemorating the importance of the beloved treat during World War I. This year, the day falls on June 2nd.


4. 3rd June — World Bicycle Day 

To acknowledge the bicycle's affordability, environmental friendliness, and sustainability as a mode of transportation, the United Nations General Assembly designated June 3rd as International World Bicycle Day, highlighting the bicycle's exceptional qualities of uniqueness, longevity, and versatility. 


5. 4th June — International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression 


On 4 June, the United Nations observes the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression to bring attention to the worldwide physical, mental, and emotional abuse children suffer and reaffirm its commitment to protecting their rights.


6. 5th June — World Environment Day 


Over 100 countries celebrate World Environment Day each year on 5 June to address the major issue of environmental impact on people's well-being and economic development. The theme for 2021 is "Ecosystem Restoration."


7. 7th June — World Food Safety Day 


This is a world event no one should skip. It aims to raise global awareness of the health consequences of contaminated food and water and focuses on reducing the risk of food poisoning. Safe food is crucial for achieving Sustainable Development Goals.


8. 8th June — World Brain Tumor Day 


World Brain Tumor Day is observed annually on 8 June to raise awareness of serious diseases and the need for more research. Events worldwide educate people about brain tumors.


9. 8th June — National Bestfriend Day


We celebrate National Best Friends as a reminder to appreciate and cherish our supportive companions. It's a time to express gratitude for their presence in our lives. It's a special day indeed. 


10. 12th June — World Day Against Child Labour


This was initiated by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to address the global issue of child labour and eradicate it. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have included a clause to end child labour.


11. 14th June — World Blood Donor Day


This is observed to raise awareness about donating blood's importance and acknowledge and thank donors for their contribution. This year's slogan is “Donating blood is an act of solidarity. Join the effort and save lives”.


12. 15th June — World Elder Abuse Awareness Day


We celebrate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day to bring attention to the issue of elder abuse and advocate for the rights and well-being of older individuals. The United Nations General Assembly officially recognized this day.


13. 18th June — Autistic Pride Day 


Observed on June 18th every year to promote awareness, acceptance, and autonomy for individuals with autism. It's a day for patients, families, and caregivers to come together and celebrate diversity.


14. 18th June — International Picnic Day


A special day set aside to enjoy nature with loved ones. Additionally, it's World Father's Day, observed on the third Sunday of June to appreciate and commemorate fathers for their contributions to society.


15. 18th June — World Father’s Day(3rd Sunday of June)


World Father's Day is observed on the third Sunday of June each year to recognize and celebrate fatherhood and the contributions of fathers to society. In 2023, this day falls on June 18th. 


16. 19th June — World Sickle Cell Awareness Day


Held annually on June 19th to raise awareness about Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) and the challenges patients and their families face. The United Nations General Assembly officially adopted this day to recognize SCD as a public health concern.


17. 21st June — World Music Day


This special day is celebrated annually to promote music on an international level and foster global harmony through music. 


18. 23rd June — International Olympic Day


International Olympic Day is celebrated every year to raise awareness about the importance of sports and physical activity in daily life. 


19. 23rd June — United Nations Public Service Day


The United Nations General Assembly designated June 23rd as a special day as Public Service Day to recognize the contributions of public servants and encourage young people to pursue careers in public sectors. 


20. 23rd June — International Widows' Day 


Another world event was observed to raise awareness about the human rights violations of widows in many countries after the death of their spouses. 


21. 26th June — International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking


June 26th is recognized as International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking to raise awareness about the harmful effects of drugs and promote a drug-free society. 


22. 26th June — International Day in Support of Victims of Torture 


The UN General Assembly established June 26th as International Day in Support of Victims of Torture to promote the eradication of torture and ensure the effective functioning of the Convention against Torture and other cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment.


23. 29th June — National Statistics Day 


observed to promote the use of statistics in everyday life. This day is celebrated in honor of Prof. P C Mahalanobis' birth anniversary. The theme for National Statistics Day 2021 is Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)-2: End Hunger, Achieve Food Security and Improved Nutrition, and Promote Sustainable Agriculture.


24. 30th June — World Asteroid Day


This event is dedicated to providing online education about asteroids. This day is significant as it marks the anniversary of the Siberian Tunguska event on the same date in 1908, considered the most damaging asteroid-related incident in recent history. The United Nations has passed a resolution to celebrate 30 June as Asteroid Day. With asteroids already set to hurl close to the earth this month, this date could even mean more for earthlings.