of June" Page
"While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat,
and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease."
June is the sixth month of the year according to the Gregorian
is used in almost all the world today. June was the fourth month in the early
Roman calendar, and it once had 29 days. The Romans later moved the beginning
of the year to January 1, making June the sixth month. When the Roman
statesman Julius Caesar reformed the calendar in 46 B.C., he gave June 30 days.
Some authorities believe the Romans named the month for Juno, the patron
goddess of marriage. Others trace the name to a family name, Junius. The
Junius family was powerful and important throughout the
early history of ancient Rome.
Spring ends and summer begins on June 20, 21, or 22 in the Northern Hemisphere.
Trees and shrubs are often at their freshest, and there are more flowers during
June than at any other time. June is especially the month of roses. In the
Southern Hemisphere, fall ends and winter begins during this month. The start
of winter brings cold, rainy weather to that part of the world.
Activities: When June
comes, green fruit is just beginning to appear in some regions.
Bees move from flower to flower, gathering nectar. Baby birds of some species
have hatched in some regions, and their parents are kept busy bringing them food.
From early Roman times, June was believed to be the best time for marriages.
It is still a popular month for weddings.
Special days: The United States
celebrates Flag Day on June 14, commemorating
in 1777 when the Continental Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as the flag of
the United States. It then had only 13 stars, to match its 13 stripes.
The Philippines' Independence Day is on June 12. Sweden celebrates flag day, its
national holiday, on June 6. Finland's flag day is the Saturday closest to June 24.
Father's Day is a day on which the
people of many countries express gratitude and
appreciation for their fathers by giving them gifts or greeting cards. In the United
States and Canada, Father's Day falls on the third Sunday in June.
June symbols: The special flower for June is the rose.
The gems for June are the pearl, alexandrite, and moonstone.
And what is so rare as a day in June?
Then, if ever, come perfect days;
Then Heaven tries earth if it be in tune,
And over it softly her warm ear lays;
Whether we look, or whether we listen,
We hear life murmur, or see it glisten.
~~James Russell Lowell~~
I knew that you were nearing, June,
and I knew that you were nearing--
I saw it in the bursting buds of roses in the clearing;
The roses in the clearing, June, were blushing pink and red,
For they had heard upon the hills the echo of your tread.
Thoughts by Annie: The Lord knows all the "stitches" and "colors" and even the "knots" in our life. But
even if we lose a "stitch" or have to "rip" out a few stitches, the Lord loves us and cares about all the
details in our life. The Lord should be like the needle that holds the thread. The needle is needed to create
the beautiful design, but it takes us using one stitch at a time to create the big picture. So let the Lord
be the "needle". He is there with you every "stitch" of the way. Even if you don't see the "needle" when
all the necessary supplies have been put away. You know what was needed to create your lovely unique design.
For without the "needle" to bring everything together it would just be some colored thread and a piece of fabric.
| June 2011
Ascension of the
Lord is 40 days
Iced Tea Day
Visit my: Tea Time Page
Jesus Day &
March for Jesus
Full Moon Day
Juneteenth & Father's Day
First Day of Summer
JUNE - A Detailed List of
Jefferson Davis' Birthday (1808). Southern states.
3. Confederate Memorial Day. Kentucky, Louisiana.
11. Kamehameha Day. Hawaii. Commemorates victories of Kamehameha I. He and his descendants united and ruled
the Hawaiian Islands until they were annexed by the United States in 1898.
14. Flag Day. Commemorated adoption of the Stars and Stripes by the Continental Congress in 1777. June 14 was
designated as national Flag Day by Congress in 1949. Some schools observe the day with instruction in flag etiquette and flag-raising ceremonies.
14. Army Birthday.
17. Bunker Hill Day (1775). Suffolk County, Mass. Commemorating the first major battle of the
19. Emancipation Day or Juneteenth. Texas.
19. Organic Act Day. Virgin Islands.
20. West Virginia Day. West Virginia.Admitted to Union, 1863.
--. Children's Day. Second Sunday in June. Many churches have special sermons and programs. The observance
began when the Universalist Church of the Redeemer in Chelsea, Mass., held a special children's service in 1856.
--. Father's Day. Third Sunday in June. First celebrated in Spokane, Wash.
Excerpted from Compton's Interactive Encyclopedia.
Then let us, one and all, be contented with our lot;
The June is here this morning, and the sun is shining hot;
Oh! let us fill our hearts up with the glory of the day,
And banish ev'ry doubt and care and sorrow far away.
~James Whitcomb Riley~
Related Sites to Visit:
Famous Birthdays for the month of June
Calendar Wallpaper from Uncle Debi's Holiday
May & June are considered Graduation Months
Visit the Annie's Graduation Prayer Page
& Annie's Graduation Page
Send a Graduation Month Email Greeting!!
Other Related Pages by Annie:
Annie's Card Shop - Encourage Someone Today!
For all my Monthly Pages visit: Annie's "Verse A Day" Page
Annie's "Summer Welcome" Page
Annie's June "Verse A Day" Page
Annie's June Cards Page
Annie's June Bible Verses Page
Annie's June Memory Verses Page
Annie's "June Fun & Free Stuff" Page
Annie's "A Psalm for Each Day" Page ~For June 2010~
Jake's "June Online Word Puzzle" Page
Jake's Printable June Word Puzzle Page
Annie's "Adding Wallpaper & Graphics to your Desktop" Page
Annie's "Sample of Annie's Desktop for June" Page
Annie's Month of June 2010 Page
Annie's June Holidays Page for all the June Holiday Pages!
Continue on to next Month: Annie's "Month of July" Page
Featured Holiday Page
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