June is the sixth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar and its predecessor, the Julian calendar. It is believed that the month is named either after the Roman goddess Juno or derived from the Latin word “iuniores” which means younger ones. June is the first month of the summer season and thus, it shows the beginning of the summer by acquiring the maximum amount of daylight hours of the year.
Honoring Parents throughout the World
The Global day of Parents is observed on the 1st of June every year. The day was announced by the United Nation General Assembly to honor parents throughout the world. The Global day is an opportunity to appreciate the parents for their selfless commitment to children and their lifelong sacrifice towards nurturing this relationship.
Recognizing the Importance of Nature
Run by the United Nations Environment Programme, the world environment day is celebrated every year on 5th June to raise the global awareness about the importance of healthy and life nurturing nature and how it’s crucial to take positive environmental action to protect nature and the planet earth. It has been considered as one of the great annual events of years.
Emphasizing on the Actions Needed to Eliminate the Child Labour
The international labour organization launched the World day against child labour and celebrate this day on 12th of June every year with an aim to emphasize on the global extent of child labor and the action and efforts needed to prevent it.
Appreciating the Blood Donors for Saving Millions of Lives
World Blood Donor Day is one of eight official global public health campaigns manifested by the World Health Organization. Every year on 14 June, the world blood donor day is celebrated worldwide in order to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to also appreciate the blood donor’s act of saving lives of millions with their gifts of blood.
Raising Awareness to Fight Against the Desertification
The United Nations General Assembly declared June 17 as the “world day to combat desertification and drought” to encourage public awareness about the issue, and the execution of the United Nations Convention to fight against desertification and give relief to those countries suffering from serious drought.
Encouraging the Participation in Sport Activities
The International Olympic day was introduced to honor the birth of the modern Olympic Games on 23rd June 1894 and till then the 23rd of June is celebrated as the International Olympic day. The goal of celebrating this day is to encourage participation in sport across the globe regardless of age, gender or athletic ability.