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June 2021: List of important National and International Days

Shikha Goyal

The important days are asked in several competitive examinations including UPSC, SSC, NDA, CDS, PSC, etc. This list may help in the preparation.  June 2021 consists of several national and international events. Check the list below.

June is the sixth month of the year and consists of 30 days. It is named after the Roman goddess Juno. Another belief is that the June name comes from the Latin work iuniores which means "younger ones". 

1 June – World Milk Day

World Milk Day is observed globally on 1st June every year to celebrate the important contributions of the dairy sector to sustainability, economic development, livelihoods and nutrition.  

1 June- Global Day of Parents

The Global Day of Parents is celebrated on the 1st of June every year. UN General Assembly proclaimed this day in 2012 by passing a resolution and honours parents for their relentless support, sacrifice and commitments towards their children.

2 June - International Sex Workers' Day

This day is celebrated on 2nd June not only in Europe but around the world. International Sex Workers' Day is observed on 2nd June because on 2 June, 1975 approximately 100 sex workers occupied at Sant-Nizier Church in Lyon, France, to express anger about their exploitative living conditions and work culture. The Church was brutally raided by the police forces on 10 June. This action becomes a national movement and so, now celebrated in Europe and worldwide.

2 June – Telangana Formation Day

Telangana has a glorious history of at least two thousand five hundred years or more. Every year Telangana State celebrates the formation day on 2nd June with grandeur and conducts various events, cultural activities etc. The struggle of Telangana to generate a new state began in the early 1950s.

3 June - World Bicycle Day

The United Nations General Assembly declared 3rd June as international World Bicycle Day to recognize the uniqueness, longevity and versatility of the bicycle, which are affordable, environmentally friendly fit sustainable means of transportation.

4 June – International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

Every year on 4 June, the United Nation's (UN) International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression is observed to raise awareness about the children who have suffered a lot throughout the world and are victims of physical, mental and emotional abuse. On this day UN affirms the commitment to protect the rights of children.

5 June- World Environment Day

World Environment Day is observed every year on 5 June and is celebrated by more than 100 countries. The environment is a major issue, which not only affects the well-being of the people but also hampers economic development throughout the world. The theme of World Environment Day 2021 is "Ecosystem Restoration".

7 June – World Food Safety Day

World Food Safety Day is celebrated on 7 June to draw global attention to the consequences of contaminated food and water to health. Also, this day focuses on the way to reduce the risk of food poisoning. The safety of food is a key to achieve Sustainable Development Goals.

8 June- World Brain Tumour Day

It is observed every year on 8 June to raise international public attention to the people that are suffering from serious disease and the urgent need for more research. Several events are organised around the world to educate about brain tumours.

8 June – World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day is celebrated on 8 June every year to empower people of all ages to become leaders of their own and stop polluting ocean, water bodies. This day spread awareness about reducing single-use plastics and taking action necessary to bring real change.

12 June - World Day Against Child Labour

This day is launched by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to focus attention on the worldwide extinction of child labour, efforts and the action required to eliminate it. In 2015, world leaders adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in which they have included a clause to end child labour. 

14 June - World Blood Donor Day

World Blood Donor Day is observed on 14 June every year to raise awareness about the urgency of blood donations all over the world and to acknowledge and appreciate blood donors for their support. This year's slogan is “Give blood and keep the world beating”.

15 June - World Wind Day

Every year World Wind day is observed on 15 June globally to promote clean energy. It is a day to discover wind energy, its power and the possibilities it holds to reshape our energy systems, decarbonise our economies and increase jobs and growth.

15 June - World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

This day is celebrated every year on 15 June to raise the voice for caring elders. Elder abuse is a global social issue that affects the Health and Human Rights of millions of older persons around the world. The day was officially recognised by the United Nations General Assembly.

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16 June - Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev

The Mughal Emperor Jahangir ordered to be tortured and sentenced to death to the fifth Sikh Guru Arjan Dev on 16 June, 1606. Accordingly, on 16 June every year, the Sikhs commemorate the martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev.

17 June - World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (International)

Since 1995, this day is observed to spread awareness about international cooperation to combat desertification and the effects of drought. The United Nation General Assembly in 1994 declared 17 June as the "World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought". It is a unique occasion to remind people that desertification can be effectively tackled, solutions are possible and important is participation and cooperation at all levels. The theme of World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 2021 is “Restoration. Land. Recovery. We build back better with healthy land”.

18 June - Autistic Pride Day

Every year it is observed on 18 June to represent diversity and infinite possibilities. This is a day for the patients suffering from autism to come together with their families or caregivers. A day to promote awareness, acceptance and autonomy.

18 June - International Picnic Day

International Picnic Day is celebrated on 18 June every year. This is a day to enjoy in nature, with your near and dear ones.

19 June - World Sickle Cell Awareness Day

World Sickle Cell Awareness Day is held annually since 2008 to raise awareness about Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) and the struggle that the sufferers or a patient family face. This day was officially adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nation, to recognise SCD as a public health concern.

19 June - World Sauntering Day

This day is observed annually to make people remind to slow down and enjoy life as possible instead of rushing always. This day also reminds us to take easy, take time to smell roses, take time to see nature that is so beautiful, look at the sky and enjoy life.

20 June - World Refugee Day (International)

This day is observed annually on 20 June to raise awareness about the struggles that refugee face around the world. World Refugee Day also marks a key moment for the public to show support for families forced to flee.

3rd Sunday of June - World Father’s Day

It is observed every year on the third Sunday of June to commemorate fatherhood and appreciates all fathers for their support and contribution to society. In 2021, Father's Day falls on 20 June.

21 June - World Music Day

Every year World Music Day is celebrated on 21 June to promote music on an international level and is a way to establish global harmony through music.

21 June - World Hydrography Day

World Hydrography Day is observed on 21 June every year to increase public awareness about hydrography science. Every year the International Hydrographic Organisation (IHO) and its international members celebrate this day. 

21 June – International Yoga Day 

International Yoga day is celebrated across the globe on 21 June to raise awareness about yoga in life and to make people aware of the benefits of yoga. In India, International Yoga Day is celebrated by the Ministry of AYUSH.

21 June - Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice is observed on 21, June. It is the longest day in India with the longest period of daylight.

23 June - International Olympic Day

The International Olympic Day is celebrated on 23rd June every year to make people aware of the importance of games in life. Olympic Day is much more than a sports event. It is a day for the world to get active.

23 June - United Nations Public Service Day

This day is designated by the UN General Assembly to celebrate 23rd June as Public Service Day.  It highlights the contribution of public service in the development process, recognises the work of public servants and encourages young people to pursue careers in public sectors.

23 June - International Widow's Day

International Widows Day (international) is observed on 23 June annually to raise awareness globally about the violation of human rights that widows suffer and faces in several countries following the death of their spouses.

26 June - International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

This day was observed on 26 June every year to make people aware of the harmful effects of drugs and to determine a society free of drug abuse. It was established by the United Nations General Assembly to strengthen global action and cooperation.

26 June - International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

The UN General Assembly proclaimed 26 June as International Day in Support of Victims of Torture on 12 December, 1997 to eradicate torture and the effective functioning of the Convention against Torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

29 June: National Statistics Day 

The day is observed on 29 June to popularise the use of Statistics in everyday life. The day commemorates the birth anniversary of Prof. P C Mahalanobis. The theme of National Statistics Day 2021 is Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)-2: End Hunger, Achieve Food Security and Improved Nutrition and Promote Sustainable Agriculture.

29 June: International Day of the Tropics

It is observed on 29 June annually to spread awareness about the conservation strategies and to promote tropical regions on Earth. 

30 June - World Asteroid Day

Asteroid Day is an event observed on 30 June to provide online education about the asteroid. This event is held on the anniversary of the Siberian Tunguska event that took place on 30 June, 1908. It is the most harmful known asteroid related event on Earth in recent history. The United Nations passed a resolution for celebrating 30 June as Asteroid Day.

June 2021 Important Days

Date

Name of Important Days

1 June

World Milk Day

1 June

Global Day of Parents

2 June

International Sex Workers Day

2 June

Telangana Formation Day

3 June

World Bicycle Day

4 June

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

5 June

World Environment Day

7 June

World Food Safety Day

8 June

World Brain Tumour Day

8 June

World Oceans Day

12 June

World Day Against Child Labour

14 June

World Blood Donor Day

15 June

World Wind Day

15 June

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

16 June

Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev

17 June

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (International)

18 June

Autistic Pride Day

18 June

International Picnic Day

19 June

World Sickle Cell Awareness Day

19 June

World Sauntering Day

20 June

World Refugee Day(International)

3rd Sunday of June

World Father’s Day

21 June

World Music Day

21 June

World Hydrography Day

21 June

International Yoga Day

23 June

International Olympic Day

23 June

United Nations Public Service Day

23 June

International Widow's Day

26 June

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

26 June

International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

29 June

National Statistics Day 

29 June

International Day of the Tropics

30 June

World Asteroid Day

So, these are the National and International important Days in June 2021 that may also help in the preparation for several exams and also enhance knowledge.

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FAQ

When is World Asteroid Day celebrated?

World Asteroid Day is celebrated on 30 June. It is also known as International Asteroid Day. The day marks the anniversary of the 1908 Tunguska impact.

What is Tunguska Impact?

The anniversary of the Tunguska impact is observed on 30 June which is also known as the Tunguska impact. A large explosion occurred on that day in the sky over the Podkamennaya Tunguska River in Siberia, Russia.

When is Autistic Pride Day celebrated first time?

In 2005, Autistic Pride Day was celebrated first time by the organisation Aspies For Freedom (AFF) so that people suffering from Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) could have one day where they could celebrate their neurodiversity and differences.

When is World Music Day celebrated?

World Music Day is celebrated on 21 June to promote music on an international level and is a way to establish global harmony through music.

What is the theme of International Day of Yoga 2021?

The theme of International Day of Yoga 2021 is "Yoga for well-being".

When is International Olympic Day observed?

The International Olympic Day is observed on 23rd June to make people aware of the importance of games in life. Olympic Day is much more than a sports event. It is a day for the world to get active.

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