June 21

June 21 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2023 Daily Holidays that fall on June 21, include:

  • Ann & Samantha Day - June 21, 2023 and December 21, 2023 (Day of the Summer and Winter Solstice)
  • Atheists Solidarity Day 
  • Baby Boomer's Recognition Day 
  • Cuckoo Warning Day - June 21, 2023 (First Day of Summer)
  • Finally Summer Day - June 21, 2023
  • First Day of Summer - June 21, 2023
  • Global Orgasm Day - June 21, 2023 and December 21, 2023 (Summer and Winter Solstice)
  • Go Skateboarding Day
  • International T Shirt Day 
  • International Day of Yoga 
  • Litha - June 21, 2023 (Occurs on the Summer Solstice)
  • Midsummer - June 21, 2023
  • National Day of the Gong 
  • National Daylight Appreciation Day - June 21, 2023 (First Day of Summer)
  • National Dog Party Day 
  • National Peaches and Cream Day 
  • National Seashell Day - June 21, 2023 (First Day of Summer)
  • National Selfie Day 
  • National Smoothie Day - June 21, 2023 (First Day of Summer)
  • Summer Solstice - June 21, 2023
  • Tall Girl Appreciation Day - June 21, 2023 (Longest Day of the Year - Summer Solstice)
  • The Longest Day - June 21, 2023 (First Day of Summer)
  • World Giraffe Day
  • World Handshake Day 
  • World Humanist Day - June 21, 2023 (First Day of Summer)
  • World Hydrography Day 
  • World Music Day 
  • World Peace and Prayer Day - June 21, 2023 (First Day of Summer)

2023 Weekly Holidays that include June 21, are:

  • Amateur Radio Week - June 19-25, 2023 (7 Days Ending with Field Day)
  • Animal Rights Awareness Week - June 19-25, 2023 (Third Week in June)
  • Carpenter Ant Awareness Week - June 18-24, 2023 (Last Full Week of June)
  • Fish are Friends, Not Food Week! - June 18-24, 2023 (Last week of June)
  • Greencare for Troops Week - June 19-25, 2023
  • Honor America Days - June 14 - July 4 (21 Days starting on June 14)
  • Learning Disabilities Week - June 19-25, 2023
  • National Camping Week - June 18-24, 2023 (Last Full Week in June)
  • National Craft Spirits Week - June 18-24, 2023 (Third Week in June)
  • National Forgiveness Week - June 18-24, 2023 (Third Full Week in June)
  • National Grasslands Week - June 18-24, 2023 (Third Full Week of June)
  • National Insect Week - June 19-25, 2023
  • National Lightning Safety Awareness Week - June 18-24, 2023 (Last Full Week of June)
  • National Nursing Assistants Week - June 15-21, 2023 (7 Days starting Thursday of the Second Full Week in June)
  • National Play Catch Week - June 18-24, 2023 (Third Full Week in June)
  • National Pollinator Week - June 19-25, 2023 (Begins Monday after Father's Day)
  • National Roller Coaster Week - June 18-24, 2023 (Third Full Week in June)
  • National Water Safety Week - June 18-25, 2023
  • National Week of Making - June 17-23
  • Old Time Fiddlers Week - June 18-24, 2023 (Third Full Week in June)
  • Royal Ascot - June 20-24, 2023
  • Take Your Dog to Work Week - June 19-23, 2023 (The Mon-Fri Week Following Father's Day)
  • Universal Father's Week - June 18-24, 2023 (Third Full Week in June)
  • Wobbly Week - June 18-24, 2023 (Week Including June 20)

2023 Monthly Holidays that include June 21, are:

There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our June Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of June.


  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.

World Festivals and Events
(Date Order)

  • Hong Kong Arts Festival - June 14 - July 4, 2023 features Art, Theatre, Dance, Opera, and Music events
  • Glastonbury Music Festival - June 21-25, 2023 (last weekend in June) is held at Worthy Farm, Pilton (England). The festival is the largest open-air music & performing arts festival in the world.

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for June 21 is Gemini.

Birth Flower of the Month

The Birth Flower(s) for the Month of June are:

  • The Rose which is the most popular flower in the world, symbolizes love and appreciation!
  • Honesuckle which signifies a strong symbol for the everlasting bonds of love.


The Birthstone(s) for June is:

  • Pearls which have been popular in jewelry for centuries because of their natural beauty.
  • Alexandrite gemstones are extremely rate and change color based on the lighting
  • Moonstone

Famous Birthdays

  • 1774 - Daniel D. Tompkins, American politician who was the 6th Vice President of the United States from 1817-1825 (d. 1825)
  • 1850 - Daniel Carter Beard, American author and illustrator who co-founded the Boy Scouts of America (d. 1941)
  • 1925 - Maureen Stapleton, American actress (d. 2006)
  • 1966 - Gretchen Carlson, Journalist, author, women's rights advocate, Miss Minnesota 1988, Miss America 1989
  • 1981 - Brandon Flowers, American singer and songwriter (The Killers)
  • 1982 - Prince William Duke of Cambridge
  • 1985 - Lana Del Rey, American singer and songwriter

Famous Deaths

  • 1631 - Captain John Smith, English admiral and explorer who helped to establish Jamestown, the first permanent settlement in North America (b. 1580)
  • 2001 - Carroll O'Connor, American actor, director, and producer (All in the Family) (b. 1924)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1810 - U.S. President Zachary Taylor marries Margaret Smith
  • 1940 - U.S. President Richard Nixon marries Pat Ryan
  • 1970 - Jim Morrison, the lead singer of "The Doors" marries author Patricia Kennealy
  • 1976 - Reba McEntire, Country singer marries National steer wrestling champion Charlie Battles

Quote of the Day

May You Be Happy Always! Quote of the day for June 21st!

May You be Happy Always. ~Honors de Balzac

Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day

Stealthy healthy cooking is a must for those with kids or picky significant others! I am usually not a cheater, but this is a healthy diet habit that is a sweet cheat! I started with stealthy healthy cooking until my kids were used to the taste of veggies, then gradually added larger chunks of them to our meals.

Click the link above to find out some ways to sneak in extra fruits and vegetables into your meals from Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website!

Tips on Stealthy Healthy Cooking is the Holidays and Observances Healthy Diet Habit tip of the day for June 21st!

This Day in History

  • 1749 - Halifax, Nova Scotia, is founded
  • 1788 - New Hampshire is admitted as the ninth state in the United States and ratifies the Constitution of the United States
  • 1898 - The United States captures Guam from Spain
  • 1940 - Italy begins an unsuccessful invasion of France during World War II
  • 1942 - During World War II, a Japanese submarine surfaces near the Columbia River in Oregon and fires 17 shells at Fort Stevens
  • 1982 - John Hinckley is found not guilty by reason of insanity forhis attempted assassination of U.S. President Ronald Reagan
  • 2006 - Pluto's newly discovered moons are named Nix and Hydra
  • 2009 - Greenland assumes self-rule

This Day in Music

  • 1981 - Steely Dan members Walter Becker and Donald Fagen split to work on solo projects, but got back together in 1993.
  • 1988 - The Rascals get back together onstage for the first time in 18 years
  • 1990 - Impact is Imminent is released by Exodus as their fourth studio album
  • 2007 - The Spice Girls announce a reunion (Video of Say You'll Be There below)

This Day in Sports

  • 1939 - Lou Gehrig of the NY Yankees announces his retirement due to medical issues
  • 1969 - A new pole vault world record of (5.45 m) is set by John Pennel
  • 1983 - Tennis star Arthur Ashe has double bypass heart surgery
  • 1989 - Rickey Henderson of the Yankees is traded to the A's

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Angst (noun)

1. A feeling of acute but vague anxiety or apprehension often accompanied by depression, especially philosophical anxiety.
2.  More commonly, painful sadness or emotional turmoil, as teen angst.

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