June 5

June 5 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on June 5, include:

  • Apple II Day 
  • Festival of Popular Delusions Day
  • Global Running Day - June 5, 2024 (First Wednesday in June)
  • Hot Air Balloon Day 
  • National Gingerbread Day 
  • National Moonshine Day 
  • National Running Day - June 5, 2024 (First Wednesday in June)
  • National Tailors Day - June 5, 2024 (First Wednesday in June)
  • National Veggie Burger Day 
  • Sausage Roll Day 
  • World Day Against Speciesism 
  • World Environment Day 

2024 Weekly Holidays that include June 5, are:

  • America The Beautiful Week - June 2-8, 2024 (First Full Week of June)
  • Bedbug Awareness Week - June 2-8, 2024
  • Black Single Parents Week - June 2-8, 2024 (First Full Week in June)
  • Canadian Environment Week - June 3-8, 2024 (First Full Week in June)
  • End Mountain Top Removal Week - June 2-8, 2024 (First Full Week of June)
  • Healthcare Executives Appreciation Week - June 2-8, 2024 (First Full Week of June)
  • International Clothesline Week - June 1-7, 2024 (starts on the first Saturday in June)
  • Jerusalem Day - Evening of June 4, 2024 - Evening of June 5, 2024
  • National Business Etiquette Week - June 2-8, 2024 (First Full Week of June)
  • National Commuter Challenge - June 2-8, 2024 (Week Long event during the Canadian Environment Week)
  • National CPR and AED Awareness Week - June 1-7
  • National Fishing & Boating Week - June 1-9, 2024 (Starting the first Saturday in June and running for 9 days)
  • National Garden Week - June 2-8, 2024 (First Full Week of June)
  • National Headache Awareness Week - June 2-8, 2024 (First Full Week of June)
  • Pet Appreciation Week - June 2-8, 2024 (First Week in June)
  • Prepare Tomorrow's Parents Month - May 12 - June 16, 2024 (Mother's Day to Father's Day)
  • Stepparents Week - June 1-7
  • Teacher Thank You Week - June 2-8, 2024 (First Full Week of June)

2024 Monthly Holidays that include June 5, 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.

June 5th is Hot Air Balloon Day

June 5th is Hot Air Balloon Day!  This is a picture that I took at the Great Reno Balloon Race on 9/11/2011, in Reno, Nevada.  Check out the link for more of my photo's of this great event on my Truckee Travel Guide website.

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

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for June 5 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

  • 1878 - Pancho Villa, Mexican general, revolutionary guerrilla leader (d. 1923)
  • 1932 - Dave Gold, American businessman who founded the 99 Cents Only Stores (d. 2013)
  • 1941 - Robert Kraft, American businessman who founded The Kraft Group
  • 1951 - Suze Orman, American financial adviser, author, and television host
  • 1956 - Kenny G, American saxophonist, songwriter, and producer
  • 1967 - Ron Livingston, American actor (Office Space, Band of Brothers)
  • 1969 - Brian McKnight, American singer, songwriter, and producer
  • 1971 - Mark Wahlberg, American model, rapper (Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch), actor (The Departed, Lone Survivor), and producer

Famous Deaths

  • 1993 - Conway Twitty, American country singer, songwriter, and guitarist (b. 1933)
  • 2004 - Ronald Reagan, American actor, Governor of California, and 40th President of the United States (b. 1911)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1999 - Actress Reese Witherspoon marries actor Ryan Phillippe
  • 2004 - Actress and singer Jennifer Lopez marries actor and singer Marc Anthony
  • 2012 - Actress Debra Messing (Will & Grace, Smash) divorces actor and producer Daniel Zelman after 10 years

Quote of the Day

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

Unhealthy Food Habits - the Holidays and Observances healthy diet habits tip of the day for June 5th!

All of you have unhealthy food habits that you have adopted, maybe unknowingly? Manufacturers have jumped on the bandwagon to promote their dismally unhealthy products as healthy! You buy their trickery easily! To be healthy in today’s economy means that you must be savvy. These tricks will quickly destroy your daily meal plan! Read more about Unhealthy Food Habits at Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website!

This Day in History

  • 1817 - The Frontenac, the first Great Lakes steamer is launched
  • 1837 - The Republic of Texas incorporates Houston
  • 1851 - Uncle tom's Cabin, an anti-slavery serial by Harriet Beecher Stowe  starts a ten month run in the National Era abolitionist newspaper
  • 1942 - The United States declares war on Bulgaria, Hungary, and Romania during World War II
  • 1968 - Robert F. Kennedy, a U.S. Presidential candidate is shot by Sirhan Sirhan, a Palestinian and dies the next day
  • 1975 - For the first time since the Six Day War, the Suez Canal opens
  • 1976 - The Teton Dam in the US State of Idaho collapses
  • 2001 - Tropical Storm Allison causes $5.5 billion in damages in Houston, Texas
  • 2004 - Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the United States dies at age 93

This Day in Music

  • 1956 - Elvis Presley sings his new single Hound Dog on The Milton Berle Show
  • 1961 - Running Scared by Roy Orbison hits #1
  • 1968 - Don't Pass Me By by The Beatles is recorded
  • 1971 - You've Got a Friend by James Taylor is released
  • 1993 - Should've Been a Cowboy by Toby Keith is his first #1 Country hit

This Day in Sports

  • 1955 - New York Yankee Mickey Mantle hits a 550' HR 
  • 1981 - Nolan Ryan of the Astro's becomes the all time walk leader with 1,777 walks
  • 1983 - Chris Evert beats Mima Jausovec in the 82nd Women's French Open (6-1, 6-2)
  • 1988 - Steffi Graf beats Natalia Zvereva in the 87th Women's French Open (6-0, 6-0)

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Vulgarian (noun)

1. A vulgar individual, especially one who emphasizes or is oblivious to their vulgar qualities.

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