2023 Daily Holidays that fall on June 23, include:
International Rose' Day - June 23, 2023 (Wine not Flowers) (Fourth Friday in June)
International Widow's Day
Let it Go Day
National Eat at a Food Truck Day - June 23, 2023 (Fourth Friday in June)
National Hydration Day
National Pecan Sandies Day
National Pink Day
Pink Flamingo Day
Public Service Day
Runner's Selfie Day
SAT Math Day
Take Your Dog to Work Day - June 23, 2023 (Friday after Father's Day)
United Nations Public Service Day
United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Birthday
2023 Weekly Holidays that include June 23, 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 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
North American Organic Brewers Days - June 23-25, 2023 (Last Weekend in June)
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)
Watermelon Seed Spitting Week - June 22-25, 2023
Water Ski Days - June 23-25, 2023 (Last Full Weekend in June)
Wobbly Week - June 18-24, 2023 (Week Including June 20)
2023 Monthly Holidays that include June 23, 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.
A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
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.
The Astrological Sign for June 23 is Cancer.
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
1456 - Margaret of Denmark, Queen of Scotland (d. 1486)
1929 - June Carter Cash, American singer, songwriter, actress and wife of Johnny Cash (Carter Family and The Carter Sisters) (d. 2003)
1995 - Jonas Salk, American physician and biologist who developed one of the first successful polio vaccinations (b. 1914)
2009 - Ed McMahon, American comedian, actor and announcer on The Tonight Show for 30 years with Johnny Carson
2015 - Dick Van Patten, American actor (Eight is Enough) (b. 1928)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1930 - Businessman Nelson Rockefeller marries Mary Todhunter Clark
1996 - Bonnie Blair, Olympic Gold Medalist speedskater marries four time Olympian Dave Cruikshank
2012 - Actor Eric Christian Olsen (NCIS: Los Angeles) marries Sarah Wright
Quote of the Day
Today, June 23rd is International Widows Day! This quote seemed appropriate for everyone to cherish their memories after their loved ones have passed on.
My sister Kerry, lost her husband Dan in February 2018 after a six year battle with Double Kidney Cancer. It was a long and tough fight especially in the last year, and last few months. They met in college and were married for around 35 years and had two kids. During that time, they built a lot of memories as a family that they can all treasure!
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
There are a variety of unhealthy diet habits that weigh us down, because we are all different and none of us have the same personal history. Let’s take a look at some of the specific habits that can get us into big trouble in the process to develop new healthy diet habits.
Check out Kerry's list of 100 Unhealthy Diet Habits that weigh you down from her Healthy Diet Habits website!
This Day in History
1810 - The Pacific Fur Company is formed by John Jacob Astor
1868 - Christopher Latham Shoes receives a patent for the "Type-Writer"
1887 - The first national park, Banff National Park is created in Canada when the Rocky Mountains Park Act becomes law
1926 - The first SAT exam is administered by the College Board
1938 - The Civil Aeronautics Authority is formed in the US with the signing into law of the Civil Aeronautics Act
1951 - The SS United States is christened and launched
1969 - IBM creates the modern software industry when they announce they will price its software and services separately from their hardward
1985 - Air India Flight 182 is downed by a terrorist bomb off the coast of Ireland killing all 329 aboard
2001 - An 8.4 earthquake hits the southern coast of Peru, followed by a tsunami that leaves 74 dead and 2,687 injured
2016 - The United Kingdom votes 52% to 48% to leave the European Union
2017 - Pakistan has a series of terrorist attacks that are responsible for 96 deaths and 200 wounded.
This Day in Music
1973 - Living in the Material World album by George Harrison hits #1 in America
1975 - Red Octopus is released by Jefferson Starship
1979 - Breakfast in America by Supertramp hits #1 (video below)
1979 - The Devil Went Down to Georgia by The Charlie Daniels Band is released
1980 - Emotional Rescue is released by The Rolling Stones
1984 - The Reflex by Duran Duran hits #1 in the US
2006 - Kevin Richardson of the Backstreet Boys leaves the group
This Day in Sports
1894 - The International Olympic Committee is founded in Paris
1917 - During a Boston Red Sox and Washington Senators baseball game, Babe Ruth of the Red Sox is ejected from the game for punching the umpire. Pitcher Ernie Shore takes his place and retires 26 batters in a row
2012 - During the US Olympic Trials, Ashton Eaton breaks the decathlon world record
2013 - Nik Wallenda becomes the first man to successfully walk across the Grand Canyon on a tight rope
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. (Followed by to) Without the knowledge of.
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