The month of June gets it name from the Roman goddess, Juno. June has always been popular for weddings since Juno was the goddess of marriage "Married in June, life will be one long honeymoon." (Dang, I KNEW I should have gotten married in June!)
June 4--The Full Strawberry Moon
June 14--Flag Day--This day commemorates the day in 1777 when the Continental Congress adopted the Stars & Stripes as our official flag.
June 17--Father's Day
June 20--This year, the summer solstice (when the sun is at its most northern point) is on June 20. We will have daylight for 15 hours and 9 hours of dark.
June 24--Midsummer Day. This day is associated with magic, witches, fairies and dancing. Bonfires were often lit on Midsummer's Eve to protect from evil spirits that might be roaming about as the Sun begins it journey back to the South and the days become shorter. It is believed that if you gather Calendula flowers and St. John's Wort on this day that they will have miraculous healing powers.
"A calm June puts the farmer in tune."
"If June be sunny, harvest comes early."
Cyrus McCormick was granted a patent for his reaper on June 21, 1834
Eli Whitney applied for a patent on his cotton gin on June 20, 1793
Virginia ratified the Constitution on June 25, 1788
The rose is the flower for the month of June.
The birthstone for June is pearl, Alexandrite or moonstone
"Mine is the Month of Roses; yes, and mine
The Month of Marriages! All pleasant sights
And scents, the fragrance of the blossoming vine,
The foliage of the valleys and the heights.
Mine are the longest days, the loveliest nights;
The mower's scythe makes music to my ear;
I am the mother of all dear delights;
I am the fairest daughter of the year."
--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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