June 15

June 15 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on June 15, include:

  • Fly a Kite Day 
  • Global Wind Day 
  • International Surfing Day - June 15, 2024 (Third Saturday in June)
  • Justice for Janitors Day
  • Magna Carta Day 
  • Mermaid Day - June 15, 2024 (Third Saturday in June)
  • National Day of Prayer for Law Enforcement Officers 
  • National Electricity Day 
  • National Hollerin' Contest Day - June 15, 2024 (Third Saturday in June)
  • National Kiss a Wookie Day 
  • National Lobster Day
  • National Smile Power Day 
  • Native American Citizenship Day 
  • Nature Photography Day 
  • World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 
  • World Juggling Day - June 15, 2024 (Saturday closest to the 15th)
  • Worldwide Day of Giving 

2024 Weekly Holidays that include June 15, are:

  • California State Parks Week - June 12-16, 2024 (1st Observance in 2022)
  • Dollars Against Diabetes Days - June 14-16, 2024 (Father's Day Weekend)
  • Honor America Days - June 14 - July 4 (21 Days starting on June 14)
  • International Listening Association Week - June 12-16, 2024
  • Meet a Mate Week - June 10-16, 2024
  • National Automotive Service Professional Week - June 9-15, 2024 (Week with June 12th in it)
  • National Clay Week - June 9-15, 2024 (Second Full Week of June)
  • National Email Week - June 9-15, 2024 (Second Week of June)
  • National Flag Week - June 9-15, 2024 (Always includes June 14th - Flag Day)
  • National Hermit Week - June 13-20 
  • National Little League Baseball Week - June 10-16, 2024 (Week beginning on the Second Monday in June)
  • National Men's Health Week - June 10-16, 2024 (Week ending with Father's Day)
  • National Nursing Assistants Week - June 13-19, 2024 (7 Days starting Thursday of the Second Full Week in June)
  • National Pet Wedding Week - June 9-15, 2024 (Second Full Week in June
  • National Right of Way Professionals Week - June 9-15, 2024
  • Poultry Days - June 14-16, 2024
  • Prepare Tomorrow's Parents Month - May 12 - June 16, 2024 (Mother's Day to Father's Day)

2024 Monthly Holidays that include June 15, 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)

  • Vivid Sydney - May 24 - June 15, 2024 located in Sydney, Australia is where art, technology, and commerce intersect, and is an event of light, music, and ideas. Featuring outdoor lighting sculptures, cutting edge contemporary music, and the illumination of the Sydney Opera House. Check out our Holidays in Australia page!
  • Cricket World Cup - June 1-29, 2024
  • US Open Golf Championship - June 13-16, 2024
  • Hong Kong Arts Festival - June 14 - July 4, 2024 features Art, Theatre, Dance, Opera, and Music events.

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for June 15 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

  • 1330 - Edward, the Black Prince of England (d. 1376)
  • 1479 - Lisa del Giocondo, Italian model who was the subject of the Mona Lisa painting by Leonardo da Vinci which has become the most famous painting in the world (d. 1542)
  • 1767 - Rachel Jackson, American wife of Andrew Jackson, the 7th President of the United States (d. 1828)
  • 1937 - Waylon Jennings, American country singer, songwriter, and guitarist (The Highwaymen) (d. 2002)
  • 1964 - Courteney Cox, American actress, director, and producer (Friends, Scream)

Famous Deaths

  • 1849 - James K. Polk, American lawyer and politician who became the 11th President of the U.S. in 1845-1849  (b. 1795)
  • 1966 - Ella Fitzgerald, American jazz singer and actress (b. 1917)
  • 2002 - Choi Hong Hi, South Korean general and martial artist who founded Taekwondo (b. 1918)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1777 - Betsy Ross, the seamstress of the first American Flag marries mariner Joseph Ashburn
  • 1905 - Princess Margaret of Connaught marries Gustaf, Crown Prince of Sweden
  • 2010 - Actor Harrison Ford marries actress Calista Flockhart

Quote of the Day

Today is Worldwide Day of Giving!

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

The month of June is Disaster Preparedness Month!

The month of June is Disaster Preparedness Month!

You can prepare by putting together a homemade Emergency Supply Kit!

homemade emergency supplies kit is well thought out, and will include everything you need in an emergency, because it can be difficult to locate separate items during the actual emergency. You need everything in one place, that is ready to pick up and go. Storing everything in a backpack, or backpacking pack is ideal!

Find out what you need from Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits Emergency Supplies page!

This Day in History

  • 1215 - King John of England puts his seal to the Magna Carta
  • 1648 - The first execution for Witchcraft happened when margaret Jones was hanged in Boston
  • 1667 - Dr. Jean-Baptiste Denys does the first human blood transfusion
  • 1752 - Benjamin Franklin proves that lightning is electricity
  • 1775 - George Washington is appointed the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army
  • 1776 - Delaware votes to separate officially from Pennsylvania and suspend government under the British Crown
  • 1836 - Arkansas is admitted as the 25th U.S. State
  • 1844 - Charles Goodyear obtains a patent for vulcanization, to strengthen rubber
  • 1864 - The Arlington National Cemetery is establish when 200 acres are set aside as a military cemetery by U.S. Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton
  • 1896 - 22,000 people are killed in Japan during their deadliest tsunami
  • 1916 - U.S. President Woodrow Wilson signs a bill incorporating the Boy Scouts of America
  • 1934 - The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is founded in Tennessee and North Carolina
  • 1944 - During World War II, the United States invade Japanese occupied Saipan
  • 1970 - Charles Manson goes on trial for the Sharon Tate murders
  • 1985 - Rembrandt's painting Danae is attacked by a man who cuts the painting twice with a knife and throws sulfuric acid on the canvas
  • 1991 - Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines erupts and 800 people are killed
  • 2012 - Nik Wallenda is the first person to successfully tightrope walk over Niagara Falls
  • 2022 - Microsoft retires its Internet Explorer after 26 years with Microsoft Edge taking its place.

This Day in Music

  • 1965 - Like a Rolling Stone is recorded by Bob Dylan
  • 1991 - Rush, Rush by Paula Abdul hits #1 in the US with the video featuring Keanu Reeves (see our video of the day for June 8)
  • 1994 - The Disney film, The Lion King debuts, with the soundtrack ultimately going Diamond with over 10 million copies sold
  • 1999 - Supernatural is an album released by Santana that hits #1. The single, Smooth is below.

This Day in Sports

  • 1909 - The Imperial Cricket Conference is formed when Representatives from England, Australia, and South Africa meet at Lord's
  • 1928 - Ty Cobb steals home for his 50th and final time
  • 1951 - Joe Louis has his last knock out victory
  • 1975 - Chris Evert beats Martina Navratilova at the 74th Women's French Open (2-6, 6-2, 6-1)

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Encapsulate (verb)

1. To cover something as if in a capsule.
2. To epitomize something by expressing it as a brief summary.

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