Calendar of National Awareness Month Celebrations in June

Your business can celebrate June by promoting these national awareness events

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Many countries adopt causes or special interest groups to promote during particular calendar months. The United States is particularly prolific at creating "national month" events to promote business interests, often to the point of confusion. It's interesting how "National Hunger Awareness Month" coincides with so many food-related "National" observances in June. "Turkey Lover's Month" should probably be November, but it falls in June, at the beginning of summer!

June Is "National Month" for These Causes 

The following events are observed all month in June unless otherwise indicated and they/re listed in alphabetical order. Is there a way your business can benefit by taking advantage of and promoting itself during any of these "June is" national month events?

  • Adopt A Shelter Cat Month
  • African-American Music Appreciation Month
  • Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome Awareness Month 
  • Aquarium Month 
  • Audiobook Month
  • Cancer From The Sun Month
  • Celibacy Awareness Month
  • Child Vision Awareness Month
  • Children's Awareness Month
  • Dairy Alternative Month
  • Dairy Month
  • Effective Communications Month
  • Entrepreneurs Do It Yourself Marketing Month
  • Fight the Filthy Fly Month
  • Fireworks Safety Month
  • Gay and Lesbian Pride Month 
  • Great Outdoors Month
  • International Childhood Cancer Campaign Month
  • International Men's Month
  • LGBTQIA Pride Month 
  • Lane Courtesy Month
  • National Accordion Awareness Month
  • National Aphasia Awareness Month
  • National Bathroom Reading Month
  • National Camping Month 
  • National Candy Month
  • National Caribbean-American Heritage Month (enacted in 2011 by President Barack Obama)
  • National Country Cooking Month 
  • National Dairy Month 
  • National Flag Month
  • National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month
  • National GLBT Pride Month (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Month)
  • National Great Outdoors Month 
  • National Hunger Awareness Month
  • National Iced Tea Month
  • National Papaya Month (also, again in September)
  • National Rivers Month
  • National Rose Month
  • National Safety Month
  • National Seafood Month
  • National Smile Month (From May 18 to June 17)
  • National Soul Food Month
  • National Steakhouse Month
  • Perennial Gardening Month
  • Pharmacists Declare War on Alcoholism Month
  • Potty Training Awareness Month
  • Professional Wellness Month
  • Rebuild Your Life Month
  • Sports America Kids Month
  • Student Safety Month
  • Turkey Lover's Month
  • Vision Research Month
  • Women's Golf Month
  • World Infertility Month

June's Other Observances

Several weekly and daily observances occur in June as well. If you can't apply any of the month-long observances to your business or service, try one of these:

  • Decide to Be Married Day (June 27)
  • Fish Are Friends Not Food! Week (June 28 - July 4) 
  • International Clothesline Week (June 5-12) 
  • Leave the Office Early Day (June 2) 
  • Library Advocacy Day (June 29)
  • Meet a Mate Week (June 14-20) 
  • Men's Health Week (June 14-20)
  • National Business Etiquette Week (June 7-13) 
  • National Flag Week (June 13-19) 
  • National Go Barefoot Day (June 1)
  • National Headache Awareness Week (June 6-12) 
  • National Running Day (June 3)
  • Say Something Nice Day (June 1) 
  • Superman Week (June 10-13)
  • Universal Father's Week (June 14-20) 
  • Watermelon Seed Spitting Week (June 24- 27)
  • World Blood Donor Day (June 14)
  • World Humanist Day (June 21) 
  • World Juggling Day (June 19)