Weird, fun holidays celebrated in June

Jace Amodo
PUBLISHED May 31, 2018 02:59 pm


(Inside Manila) It’s amazing how fast May can become a stranger as the month of June now comes in, with observances and holidays such as the Independence Day on the 12th and the Eidul Fitr on the 15th.


According to the Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines, the country shall observe June as a Philippine Environment Month, Celebrate the Sea Month, Sea Transportation Safety Month, National Kidney Month, National No Smoking Month, National Dengue Awareness Month, National Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Month, W.A.T.C.H. (We Advocate Time Consciousness and Honesty) Month, and Rural Workers Month.


We’ll also celebrate the Naligayan Festival in Agusan del Norte, Pagdayao Festival in Masbate, Araw ng Cotabato in Cotabato, Parada ng mga Lechon in Batangas, Hibok-Hibok Festival in Camiguin Island, Daet Pineapple Festival in Camarines Norte, Tacloban Festival in Leyte, and Piat Sambali Festival in Cagayan.


Meanwhile, here are a few unusual yet fun holidays observed throughout the month:


June 1 (Friday) National Doughnut Day


June 4 (Monday) Applesauce Cake Day, Hug Your Cat Day


June 6 (Wednesday) Drive-In Movie Day


June 7 (Thursday) VCR Day


June 8 (Friday) Best Friends Day, Name Your Poison Day


June 10 (Sunday) Iced Tea Day


June 11 (Monday) World Doll Day, Corn on the Cob Day


June 12 (Tuesday) Red Rose Day


June 13 (Wednesday) Sewing Machine Day


June 15 (Friday) Smile Power Day, Nature Photography Day


June 16 (Saturday) Fresh Veggies Day, World Juggling Day


June 17 (Sunday) Eat Your Vegetables Day


June 18 (Monday) Go Fishing Day, International Panic Day


June 19 (Tuesday) National Martini Day


June 20 (Wednesday) Ice Cream Soda Day


June 21 (Thursday) Go Skateboarding Day, International Surfing Day, Daylight Appreciation Day


June 22 (Friday) Take Your Dog to Work Day, Onion Ring Day


June 23 (Saturday) Typewriter Day


June 24 (Sunday) Swim a Lap Day


June 25 (Monday) Log Cabin Day


June 26 (Tuesday) Forgiveness Day, Chocolate Pudding Day


June 27 (Wednesday) Sun Glasses Day, Hellen Keller Day


June 29 (Friday) Hug Holiday, Waffle Iron Day, Camera Day


June 30 (Saturday) Meteor Day

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