June 26

June 26 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on June 26, include:

  • Beautician's Day 
  • Forgiveness Day 
  • International Day Against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking
  • International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
  • National Canoe Day 
  • National Chocolate Pudding Day
  • National Parchment Cooking Day - June 26, 2024 (Last Wednesday in June)
  • Tropical Cocktails Day 
  • World Refrigeration Day 

2024 Weekly Holidays that include June 26, are:

  • Boys & Girls Club Week - June 24-28, 2024 (Monday - Friday week)
  • Fish are Friends, Not Food Week! - June 23-29, 2024 (Last week of June)
  • Honor America Days - June 14 - July 4 (21 Days starting on June 14)
  • National Body Piercing Week - June 23-28, 2024
  • National Camping Week - June 23-29, 2024 (Last Full Week in June)
  • National Insect Week - June 24-30, 2024
  • National Lightning Safety Awareness Week - June 23-29, 2024 (Last Full Week of June)
  • National Tennis Week - June 23-29, 2024 (Fourth Full Week in June)
  • Organic Beer Fest (Portland, OR) - June 25-27
  • Windjammer Days - June 23-29, 2024

2024 Monthly Holidays that include June 26, 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.
  • Glastonbury Music Festival - June 26-30, 2024 (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 26 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

  • 1819 - Abner Doubleday, American Army General who fired the first shot in defense of Fort Sumter (d. 1893)
  • 1835 - Thomas W. Knox, American author and journalist who was known for his work as a correspondent during the American Civil War (d. 1896)
  • 1898 - Chesty Puller, U.S. Marine Corps Lt. General who is the most decorated marine in U.S. history (d. 1971)
  • 1956 - Chris Isaak, American singer, songwriter, guitarist and actor (Wicked Game)
  • 1970 - Chris O'Donnell, American actor and producer (NCIS: Los Angeles)
  • 1974 - Derek Jeter American baseball player who played 20 seasons for the New York Yankees and was a five time World Series champion

Famous Deaths

  • 1810 - Joseph-Michel Montgolfier, French inventor who co-invented the hot air balloon (b. 1740)
  • 1922 - Albert I, Prince of Monaco (b. 1848)
  • 2007 - Liz Claiborne, Belgian-American fashion designer and businesswoman, who founded Liz Claiborne Inc. (b. 1929)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1797 - U.S. President John Quincy Adams marries Louisa Johnson at All Hallows Barking parish in London
  • 1844 - 10th U.S. President John Tyler marries 2nd wife Julia Gardiner, 1st U.S. President to marry while in office
  • 1915 - Author T.S. Eliot marries governess Vivienne Haigh-Wood 
  • 1974 - Actress Elizabeth Taylor's divorces actor Richard Burton for her 5th divorce
  • 1975 - Singer and actress Cher, divorces Sonny Bono (Sonny & Cher)
  • 1982 - Marie Osmond marries Steve Craig
  • 1989 - Melanie Griffith & Don Johnson marry for the 2nd time
  • 1999 - Novelist Tom Clancy marries journalist Alexandra Llewellyn

Quote of the Day

Never Lose Hope - Holidays and Observances Quote of the Day for June 26th!

This was a picture of some graffiti on a wall, but it was an excellent message! Life is a series of ups and downs, and sometimes it seems like all the problems and trials are winning. 

June 26th is the International Day Against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking sponsored by the United Nations.  If you are addicted to drugs or alcohol, life can be better - get the help you need, and never lose hope for a better tomorrow! 

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

Have you ever heard of Calorie counts per pound? Some foods per pound are almost as caloric as eating straight butter per pound! That is something none of us would do! Yet we do quite frequently, we just don't know it!

Check out Kerry's chart for your offenders at her Healthy Diet Habits website (link above)! It should not surprise you that real foods (those without bar codes) are much less caloric per pound, than processed foods!

Have you ever heard of Calorie counts per pound? Some foods per pound are almost as caloric as eating straight butter per pound! See our chart!

This Day in History

  • 1483 - Richard III becomes the King of England
  • 1870 - The United States declares the Christian holiday of Christmas a federal holiday
  • 1927 - The Cyclone roller coaster opens on Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1934 - Credit Unions are established when US President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Federal Credit Union Act
  • 1942 - The first flight of the Grumman F6F Hellcat
  • 1945 - 50 allied nations sign the United Nations Charter in San Francisco, CA
  • 1960 - Madagascar gains its independence from France
  • 1974 - The UPC (Universal Product Code) is scanned for the first time in Troy, Ohio
  • 1997 - The Communications Decency Act is ruled by the US Supreme Court to violate the First Amendment to the US Constitution
  • 2012 - 347 homes are burnt by the Waldo Canyon Fire in Colorado Springs which also killed two people
  • 2015 - Bloody Friday occurs when five different terrorist attacks in France, Tunisia, Somalia, Kuwait and Syria by ISIS killed more than 403 people and injured 336

This Day in Music

  • 1961 - His Latest Flame and Little Sister are recorded by Elvis Presley
  • 1976 - Baby, I Love Your Way is released by Peter Frampton
  • 1977 - Elvis Presley held his final concert in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1990 - Nelson (twin sons of Rick Nelson) release their debut album After the Rain, which goes on to sell over 2 million copies due to the popularity of their #1 single Can't Live Without Your Love and Affection (video below)
  • 1999 - Last Kiss by Pearl Jam hits #2 in America

This Day in Sports

  • 1906 - The Grand Prix motor racing event is held for the first time
  • 1959 - The new world champion of heavy weight boxing is Swedish boxer Ingemar Johansson after he beats American Floyd Patterson on a technical knockout in the third round

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Not Dog (noun)

1.  A vegetarian imitation sausage, or hot dog sandwich made with one.

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