Fun Facts about the Month of June

Hello June

• The name of the sixth month of the year comes from the Latin Iūnius, meaning “sacred to Juno”, the Roman goddess.

• In Roman myth, Juno is known as the goddess of marriage and childbirth and this might be the reason why June weddings are very popular.

• The zodiac signs for June are Gemini (May 21 – June 20) and Cancer (June 21 – July 20).

Famous people born in June include Alan Turing, Alanis Morisette, Angelina Jolie, Anne Frank, Che Guevara, David Rockefeller, Fernando Pessoa, Jean-Paul Sartre, Johnny Depp, Judy Garland, Marilyn Monroe, Meryl Streep, Mike Tyson, Nicole Kidman, Orhan Pamuk, Rafael Nadal, Salman Rushdie, Tom Jones, Zinedine Zidane.

• The birthstones for June are the pearl and the Alexandrite, an extremely rare gemstone that changes color based on the lighting.

• The traditional flower of the month of June is the rose, symbolizing love, gratitude and appreciation.

Special holidays in June include Children’s Day (June 1), Father’s Day (June 19), Summer Solstice (June 20)

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