History of June

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June is the sixth month of the year and one of four months which has 30 days.

Many couples get married in June

The summer solstice occurs in the Northern Hemisphere on or around June 21st.  {Winter Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere}.

The name June is derived from the Latin word Junius.  Based on the writings of Ovid, it is believed Junius originated either from the Roman goddess Juno, who was the goddess of marriage and wife of Jupiter {the supreme deity}.  Another theory of the origin is it comes from the Latin word iuniores, which means “younger ones”, which is opposed to Maius {May} meaning elders.

The pearl is one of June’s birthstones

Lucius Juius Brutus was the founder of the Roman Republic and some scholars believe this is where the name originated.

Ovid writes of consulting the high priestess of Juniper about marriage for his daughter and was advised to wait until after June 15th.

The ancient Romans celebrated several observances during June.

Several meteor showers also occurs during June.

Honeysuckle is one of the birth flowers of June

Today we celebrate Father’s Day and Flag day during the month of June. In the UK, Queen Elizabeth II’s official birthday is celebrated in June.

The June birthstones are pearl, alexandrite and moonstone.

Those born before June 20th are Gemini’s and after June 21st  are Cancer’s.

The birth flowers for June are rose and honeysuckle.

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