June is the sixth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar and its predecessor, the Julian calendar. It is believed that the month is named after the Roman goddess Juno, who is the wife of Jupiter and is also equivalent to the Greek goddess Hera. Another belief is that the month’s name comes from the Latin work iuniores which means “younger ones”. You can see below the list of important days in June 2021 with themes.
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List of Important days in June 2021and DATES & THEMES
Here, we are providing a complete list of Important national and international days in June celebrated in 2021 with their themes. You can see the list of special days in June.
1 June : World Milk Day
Theme 2021 : ’Sustainability in the Dairy Sector’
Why do we celebrate World Milk Day ?
This day is celebrate to recognise the importance of milk as a global food. The main objective of this day is to focus on activities that are connected to the dairy sector. The World Milk Day was established by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations in 2001.
1 June : Global Day of Parents
Theme 2021 : ‘Appreciate all parents throughout the world’
Why Global Day of Parents celebrated ?
This day was celebrated to honour parents and their commitments to children across the world. It is a United Nations (UN) observance day. The day also recognises that the family has the primary responsibility for the nurturing and protection of children.
2 June : International Sex Workers’ Day
Why International Sex Workers’ Day celebrated ?
The day honours and recognises the exploited working conditions of sex workers. Sometimes people don’t behave properly with sex workers and they face violence too. Therefore, the day teaches to respect them.
2 June : Telangana Formation Day
Why Telangana Formation Day celebrated ?
Every year Telangana state celebrates the formation day on 2nd June with grandeur and conducts various events, cultural activities, etc. The state has a glorious history of at least two thousand five hundred years or more.
3 June : World Bicycle Day
Why World Bicycle Day celebrated ?
The day celebrates the uniqueness, durability, and versatility of the bicycle and promotes it as a simple, sustainable means of transportation.
4 June : International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
Why International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression celebrated?
This day is celebrated to acknowledge the pain suffered by children throughout the world who are the victims of physical, mental and emotional abuse. This day affirms the UN’s commitment to protect the rights of children.
5 June : World Environment Day
Theme 2021 : “Ecosystem Restoration”
Why World Environment Day celebrated?
This day was celebrated to spread awareness about the threat to the environment due to rising pollution levels and climate change. The first World Environment Day was observed in 1974, giving a global platform for inspiring positive change in the environment.
Note : — The host country for 2021 World Environment Day is Pakistan
5 June : International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing
Why International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing celebrated ?
This day was celebrated to draw attention towards the issue of illegal fishing. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing activities are responsible for the loss of 11–26 million tonnes of fish each year, which is estimated to have an economic value of US$10–23 billion.
6 June : Russian Language Day
Why Russian Language Day celebrated ?
This day was celebrated to raise awareness of the history, culture and development of each of the six official languages of the UN: Arabic, Russian, Spanish, Chinese, English and French. Hence the day is celebrated by UN as part of program to support and develop multilingualism and cultural diversity and to maintain the equality of all six official languages of the UN.
6 June : World Pest Day
Why World Pest Day celebrated ?
This day was celebrated to increase public, government, and media awareness of the important role pest management organization plays in protecting public health, project the professional image of the pest management industry, promote the use of professional pest management in a scientific and socially.
7 June : World Food Safety Day
Theme 2021 : ‘Safe food today for a healthy tomorrow’
Why World Food Safety Day celebrated ?
This day is celebrated to draw attention and inspire action to help prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks, contributing to food security, human health, economic prosperity, agriculture, market access, tourism and sustainable development.
8 June : World Oceans Day
Theme 2021 : ‘The Ocean: Life & Livelihoods‘
Why World Oceans Day celebrated ?
This day is celebrated to inform the public of the impact of human actions on the ocean and to develop a worldwide movement of citizens for the oceans. It also suggests mobilising and uniting the world’s population on a project for the sustainable management of the world’s oceans.
8 June : World Brain Tumor Day
Why World Brain Tumor Day celebrated ?
This day is celebrated to raise awareness and educate people about the brain tumour. Brian Tumour Day is observed to pay tribute to brain tumour patients and their families, caregivers, scientists and health professionals.
9 June : World Accreditation Day(#WAD2021)
Theme 2021 : “Accreditation: Supporting the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). ”
Why World Accreditation Day celebrated?
This day is celebrated every year to highlight and promote the role of accreditation in trade and economy.
12 June : World Day Against Child Labour
Theme 2021 : Act now: End child labour!.
Why World Day Against Child Labour celebrated ?
This day is celebrated to spread awareness about the illegal practice of child labour that still prevails. The objective of this day is also to spread awareness to eradicate it completely across the globe. This special day was first observed in 2002 by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), a United Nations agency.
13 June : International Albinism Awareness Day
Theme 2021 : “Strength Beyond All Odds”
Why International Albinism Awareness Day celebrated ?
This Day is celebrated to celebrate the human rights of persons with albinism worldwide. Each year events are held to educate people and celebrate people with albinism(Albinism is a rare, non-contagious, genetically inherited difference present at birth) who continue to suffer all types of human rights violations. This day is observed by the United Nations.
14 June : World Blood Donor Day
Slogan 2021 :Give blood and keep the world beating
- The theme for Blood Donor Day 2020 was “Blood donation and universal access to safe blood transfusion” to achieve universal health coverage.
- The theme of World Blood Donor Day 2018 was “Blood connect us all” and the event is hosted by Greece.
Why do we celebrated World Blood Donor Day ?
This day is celebrated to raise global awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products for transfusion and of the critical contribution voluntary, unpaid blood donors make to national health systems. This day observed was first initiated and established to be celebrated on 14 June, 2004 by the “World Health Organisation, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies”.
Note :— Host country for 2021 is Rome, Italy
15 June : World Wind Day
Why do we celebrated World Wind Day ?
This day is celebrated to spread awareness about wind, its power, and the possibilities it holds to reshape our energy systems and boost employment and growth. The Day is organized collectively by European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).
15 June : World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Theme 2021 : “Access to Justice”.
Why do we celebrated World Elder Abuse Awareness Day ?
This day is celebrated to raise awareness about abuse and neglect of older persons and raising awareness of the cultural, social, economic, and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect.
16 June : International Day Of Family Remittances
Theme 2021 : ‘Recovery and resilience through digital and financial inclusion.’
Why do we celebrated International Day Of Family Remittances ?
This day is celebrated to recognise the contribution of as many as 200 million migrant workers who send money to their family members, the number of which is as high as 800 million. The Day is organized by the United Nations General Assembly.
17 June : World day to combat desertification and drought
Theme 2021 : “Restoration. Land. Recovery. We build back better with healthy land”
Why do we celebrated World day to combat desertification and drought ?
This day is celebrated to promote public awareness of international efforts to combat desertification. The Day is organized by the United Nations General Assembly in 1994.
18 June : Autistic Pride Day
Why do we celebrated Autistic Pride Day ?
This day is celebrated to raise awareness among people about Autism Spectrum Disorder so that they do not see autistic people as disadvantaged but simply as unique individuals. Autistic Pride Day was first celebrated in Brazil in 2005, at the initiative of an organisation named Aspies for Freedom.
18 June : Sustainable Gastronomy Day
Why do we celebrated Sustainable Gastronomy Day ?
This day is celebrated to draw the world’s attention towards the role that sustainable gastronomy can play in terms of sustainable development.
18 June : 20th Manipur Celebrated Uprising Day
Why do we celebrated Manipur Celebrated Uprising Day ?
This day is celebrated to pay tribute and respect to 18 persons who lost their lives in June, 2001 to protect the territorial integrity of Manipur.
19 June : World Sickle Cell Day
Theme 2021 : ‘Shine the Light on Sickle Cell’
Why do we celebrated World Sickle Cell Day ?
This day is celebrated to increase public knowledge and an understanding of sickle cell disease, and the challenges experienced by patients, their families, and caregivers. The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution recognising sickle cell disease as a public health problem on 22th December, 2008.
19 June : International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict
Why do we celebrated International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict ?
This day is celebrated to create and raise awareness around sexual violence in conflict and also to come up with ways and strategies through which this can be ended throughout the world. The Day is organized by the United Nations General Assembly on November 25.
19 June : 26th National Reading Day 2021
Who do we celebrates National Reading Day ?
This dday is celebrated to honour the father of the ‘Library Movement in Kerala’, the late P.N. Panicker, whose death anniversary .
20 June : World Refugee Day
Theme 2021 : Together we heal, learn and shine
Who do we celebrates World Refugee Day ?
This day is celebrated to honour refugees around the globe. The day is observed by the United Nations.
21 June : World Hydrography Day
Theme 2021 : “One hundred years of international cooperation in hydrography ”
- World Hydrography Day 2020 theme is “Hydrography enabling autonomous technologies”
- World Hydrography Day 2019 theme was “Hydrographic information driving marine knowledge.”
Why do we celebrates World Hydrography Day ?
This day is celebrated to increase awareness about the safe navigation, technical standards and protection of the marine environment. The Day is observed on the initiative of Monaco-based International Hydrographic Organization (IHO).
21 June : 7th edition International Yoga Day 2021 or World Yoga Day
Theme 2021 : ‘Yoga for well-being’
- The International Day of Yoga 2020 theme was “Yoga at Home and Yoga with Family”.
- The International Day of Yoga 2019 theme was “Climate Change” .
Why do we celebrate International Yoga Day ?
This day is celebrated to spread awareness about the importance and effects of yoga on the health of people. The word ‘yoga’ is derived from Sanskrit which means to join or to unite.
21 June : World Music Day or Music Day or Make Music Day
Theme 2021 : “Music at the intersections”
Why do we celebrate World Music Day ?
This day is celebrated to highlight the importance of music and how it is beneficial for the human mind and body.
23 June : United Nations Public Service Day
Theme 2021 : “Innovating the Future Public Service: New Government Models for a New Era to Reach the SDGs”.
Why do we celebrate United Nations Public Service Day ?
This day is celebrated to highlights the value and virtue of public service to communities and development, as well as recognizes the work of public servants and encourages young people to pursue careers in the public sector.
23 June : International Widows Day
Theme 2021 : “Invisible Women, Invisible Problems.”
- Theme of International Widows’ Day 2020: ‘I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights‘
Why do we celebrate International Widows Day ?
This day is celebrate to spread awareness about the problems widows face and to gather enough support that they need. The day also draws attention to the voices of widows and looks to help them access basic rights. This day of initiated by United Nation’s United National General Assembly on December 23, 2010.
Note :– This special day was established and recognised by The Loomba Foundation.
23 June : International Olympic Day
Theme 2021 : “Stay healthy, stay strong, stay active with the #OlympicDay workout on 23 June.”
24 June : Passport Seva Divas
Why do we celebrate Passport Seva Divas ?
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) was celebrated Passport Seva Divas (PSD) on 24 June, 2020, to commemorate the enactment of the Passports Act on 24 June, 1967. A Special Event was organized by MEA to mark this occasion at which Hon’ble External Affairs Minister (EAM) Dr. S. Jaishankar and Hon’ble Minister of State (MOS) for External Affairs Shri V.Muraleedharan addressed the Passport Officers
25 June : Day of the Seafarer or International Day of the Seafarer
Theme 2021 : “Seafarers: at the core of shipping’s future”
- Theme of Day of the Seafarer 2020 :– ‘Seafarers are Key Workers‘
Why do we celebrate Day of the Seafarer ?
This day is celebrate to spread awareness about the work and lives of seafarers. The day is also observed to urge private ship companies and owners to provide their seafarers’ adequate facilities for a safe journey on the seas.
Note :– The International Maritime Organization, a specialised agency of the United Nations responsible for regulating shipping, designated June 25 as International Day of the Seafarer in the year 2010.
25 June : World Vitiligo Day
Why do we celebrate World Vitiligo Day ?
This day is celebrate to build global awareness about vitiligo( Vitiligo is a disease that causes a loss of pigment cells called melanocytes).
Note:– Each year World Vitiligo Day is officially hosted by a different city: Rome, Italy (2012), Detroit, USA (2013), Chandigarh, India (2014), Shenyang, China (2015), Prague, the Czech Republic (2016), Sao Paulo, Brazil (2017), Boston, USA (2018), Hanoi, Vietnam (2019) and Zagreb, Serbia (2020). In 2021, it is the turn of Jakarta, Indonesia to act as global campaign headquarters.
26 June : International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
Theme 2021 : “Share Facts On Drugs, Save Lives”
- The theme of World Drug Day 2020 – ‘Better Knowledge for Better Care’.
Why do we celebrate International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking ?
This day is celebrate to spread awareness about the global drug problem and eliminate drug misuse. The day was first observed by United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in December 1987.
26 June : International Day In Support Of Victims Of Torture
Why do we International Day In Support Of Victims Of Torture ?
This day is celebrate to raise awareness about the suffering of people who undergo torture. The day was first observed by United Nations General Assembly in 1997.
27 June : Micro-Small and Medium – Sized Enterprises (MSME) Day
Theme 2021 : “MSME 2021: key to an inclusive and sustainable recovery.”
Why do we celebrate Micro-Small and Medium – Sized Enterprises (MSME) Day ?
This day is celebrate to recognise the contribution of these industries in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This day is observed by the United Nations General Assembly.
28 June : National Insurance Awareness Day
Why do we celebrate National Insurance Awareness Day ?
This day is celebrate to serve as a reminder to small business owners to review their insurance policies and make sure they have the coverage they need.
29 June : National Statistics Day
Theme 2021 : End Hunger, Achieve Food Security and Improved Nutrition and Promote Sustainable Agriculture (Sustainable Development Goal (SDG-2) of the UN)
- The theme of National Statistics Day 2020 – SDG- 3 (Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages) & SDG- 5 (Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls).
Why do we celebrate National Statistics Day ?
This day is celebrate to popularize and spread awareness of statistics in everyday life and sensitise the public as to how statistics help in shaping and framing policies.It also emphasizes on the importance of statistics in formulation of national policies.
Note :– Birth anniversary of Father of Indian Statistics P C Mahalanobis.
29 June : International Day of the Tropics
Theme 2021 : ‘The Digital Divide in the Tropics’
Why do we celebrate International Day of the Tropics ?
This day is celebrate to promote tropical regions on Earth, raise awareness about the conservation strategies, and celebrate the remarkable diversity that abounds the planet. The day is observed by the United Nations General Assembly in 2016.
30 June : International Asteroid Day
Why do we celebrate International Asteroid Day ?
This day is celebrate to raise public awareness about the asteroid impact hazard and to inform the public about the role they play in our solar system. The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution A/RES/71/90 and declared 30 June as World Asteroid Day in December 2016.
Note :– The first asteroid was Ceres, discovered by Giuseppe Piazzi in 1801. Astronomer William Herschel first coined the word asteroid, which means “star-like”, in 1802.
30 June : International Day of Parliamentarism
Why do we celebrate International Day of Parliamentarism ?
The Day celebrates parliaments and ways during which parliamentary systems of government improve the everyday lives of individuals throughout the world. The Day was established in 2018 through a United Nations General Assembly Resolution. This day also acknowledges the formation of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, the global organization of parliaments which was established in 1889.