June 22

June 22 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on June 22, include:

  • Global Smurfs Day - June 22, 2024 (Closest Saturday to June 25)
  • Great American Backyard Campout - June 22, 2024 (Fourth Saturday in June)
  • International Ragweed Day - June 22, 2024 (Fourth Saturday in June)
  • National Chocolate Eclair Day 
  • National HVAC Tech Day
  • National Onion Rings Day 
  • Polar Bear Swim (Nome, AK) - June 22, 2024 (Closest Saturday to June 21)
  • Stupid Guy Thing Day 
  • World Rainforest Day 

2024 Weekly Holidays that include June 22, are:

  • ARRL (American Radio Relay League) Field Day - June 22-23, 2024 (Fourth Full Weekend in June)
  • Amateur Radio Week - June 17-23, 2024 (7 Days Ending with Field Day)
  • Animal Rights Awareness Week - June 17-23, 2024 (Third Week in June)
  • Carpenter Ant Awareness Week - June 16-22, 2024 (Third Full Week of June)
  • Greencare for Troops Week - June 17-23, 2024
  • Honor America Days - June 14 - July 4 (21 Days starting on June 14)
  • Learning Disabilities Week - June 17-23, 2024
  • National Craft Spirits Week - June 16-22, 2024 (Third Week in June)
  • National Forgiveness Week - June 16-22, 2024 (Third Full Week in June)
  • National Grasslands Week - June 16-22, 2024 (Third Full Week of June)
  • National Mosquito Control Awareness Week - June 16-22, 2024 (Last Full Week in June)
  • National Play Catch Week - June 16-22, 2024 (Third Full Week in June)
  • National Pollinator Week - June 17-23, 2024 (Begins Monday after Father's Day)
  • National Roller Coaster Week - June 16-22, 2024 (Third Full Week in June)
  • National Water Safety Week - June 18-25, 2024 (In Ireland)
  • National Week of Making - June 17-23
  • Old Time Fiddlers Week - June 17-22, 2024
  • Royal Ascot - June 18-22, 2024
  • Universal Father's Week - June 16-22, 2024 (Third Full Week in June)
  • Wobbly Week - June 16-22, 2024 (Week Including June 20)

2024 Monthly Holidays that include June 22, 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)

  • Cricket World Cup - June 1-29, 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 22 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
  • Moonstone

Famous Birthdays

  • 1928 - Ralph Waite, American actor and director (The Waltons) (d. 2014)
  • 1936 - Kris Kristofferson, American singer, songwriter, actor, guitarist who was a member of The Highwaymen with Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson
  • 1949 - Alan Osmond, American singer and member of The Osmonds
  • 1949 - Lindsay Wagner, American actress (The Six Million Dollar Man, The Bionic Woman)
  • 1953 - Cyndi Lauper, American singer, songwriter, producer and actress
  • 1960 - Erin Brockovich, American lawyer and environmentalist

Famous Deaths

  • 1969  - Judy Garland, American actress and singer (The Wizard of Oz) (b. 1922) 
  • 1987 - Fred Astaire, American actor, singer, and dancer (b. 1899)
  • 1993 - Pat Nixon, American educator, economist and 44th First Lady of the United States (b. 1912)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1894 - Harry Houdini marries Bessie Rahner
  • 1996 - Actress Candace Cameron marries Montreal Canadiens hocky player Valeri Bure
  • 2011 - British actor Daniel Craig (James Bond) marries actress Rachel Weisz
  • 2013 - Star Wars creator George Lucas marries Dreamworks Animation Chairman Mellody Hobson

Quote of the Day

Home is Where the Heart Is! Holidays and Observances Quote of the Day for June 22nd!

Home is Where the Heart is!

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

Healthy cooking is a process but most of us never get beyond reading a recipe. Supermarkets are laden with processed pre-done meals, so why cook? Learn to put together a meal with what is in your refrigerator and pantry! Great cooks can!

Healthy cooking is a process but most of us never get beyond reading a recipe. Supermarkets are laden with processed pre-done meals, so why cook?

Find out more about Healthy Cooking from Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website!

This Day in History

  • 1633 - Galileo Galilei is forced by the Holy Office in Rome to recant his opinion that the Sun, not the Earth is the center of the Universe
  • 1774 - The British pass the Quebec Act which set up the rules of governance for Quebec in British North America
  • 1807 - The British warship HMS Leopard attacks and boards the US frigate USS Chesapeake
  • 1870 - The U.S. Congress creates the United States Department of Justice
  • 1911 - George V and Mary of Teck are crowned King and Queen of the UK of Great Britain and Ireland
  • 1941 - Nazi Germany invades the Soviet Union
  • 1942 - US Congress formally adopts the Pledge of Allegiance
  • 1944 - The G.I. Bill is signed into law by US President Franklin D. Roosevelt (Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944)
  • 1945 - The Battle of Okinawa comes to an end during World War II
  • 1969 - The Environmental Protection Agency is created
  • 1984 - Virgin Atlantic Airways has its first flight from London Gatwick Airport
  • 2009 - A southbound Washington D.C. Metro train near Fort Totten station collides into another train. Nine people are killed and at least 80 others injured.

This Day in Music

  • 1988 - Simply Irresistible is realeased by Robert Palmer. It hits #44 in the UK, but hits #2 in the US (Video below)
  • 1990 - Billy Joel performs the first of two sellout shows at the Yankee Stadium
  • 2004 - Lynyrd Skynyrd Lyve: The Visious Cycle Tour is released at Lynyrd Skynyrd's fifth live album
  • 2010 - Live from Freedom hall is released by Lynyrd Skynyrd as their eighth live album
  • 2011 - Kim Woolen, Glen Campbell's wife, announces that he has Alzheimer's disease

This Day in Sports

  • 1874 - The game of lawn tennis is introduced
  • 1930 - Lou Gehrig hits 3 home runs in a game

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Avocation (noun)

1. A hobby or recreational or leisure pursuit.
2.  Pursuits; duties; affairs which occupy one's time; usual employment; vocation.

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