June is here! It’s Summer Time
June is the sixth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendar and is 30 days long. It is the month that has the most amount of daylight hours of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and shortest amount of daylight hours in the Southern hemisphere. Summer also begins June 21st.
Many celebrations take place in the month of June, especially marriages. According to one etymology, June is named after the Roman goddess Juno who is the goddess of marriage and a married couple’s household. It is considered good luck to get married in this month.
June and May are the only two months that doesn’t start on the same day of the week as any other month. June ends on the same day of the week as March every year.
Birth Flower and Stone
June’s birth flower is the rose or the honeysuckle.
The birthstones for June are the pearl, the moonstone, and the Alexandrite which all symbolize health and longevity.