Think you know June? Here’s ten things about June you probably haven’t heard before:
10. For any given year, no other month begins on the same day of the week as June.
9. June has been a favorite month for marriages since the days of Ancient Rome when Ovid the Poet asked Jupiter’s high priestess when his daughter should marry. The priestess recommended mid-June. She remains the earliest known wedding planner.
8. June is considered a summer month but has fewer hot days than September which is considered an autumn month.
7. June is Accordion Awareness Month. Polka anyone?
6. June 21st is not only the longest day of the year, but also National Nude Day. Pass the sunscreen. And possibly the accordion.
5. June is designated as Fight the Filthy Fly Month.
4. June 29th is International Mud Day. Time to get down and get brown.
3. In the early 20th century, June was in the top 1000 names for boys. It fell out of favor when those boys grew up and said they’d name their sons anything but June.
2. Shakespeare mentions the month of June in only two of his plays: Henry IV and Antony and Cleopatra. Oddly, June is not mentioned in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
1. The first day in June is National Doughnut Day. Second to this honor, it is finally safe to wear white pants in the U.S. At least until September.
Susan J. Anderson
Foxy Writer Chick