June 6th holidays

June 6th is the 157th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. On this day, The first slaves arrive in Louisiana, the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) is founded in London, and a near-Earth asteroid estimated at ten meters in diameter explodes over the Mediterranean Sea with an explosive force estimated to be slightly more powerful than the Nagasaki atomic bomb. Famous birthdays include Thomas Mann, Björn Borg, Paul Giamatti, and Steve Vai. Today is National Yo-Yo Day, Queensland Day, and Russian Language Day.

We have 11 holidays listed for June 6.

Jun06

National Eyewear Day

The good news? Today we can choose from virtually endless styles, shapes, and colors.

Jun06

National Yo-Yo Day

It seems like yo-yos have been around forever and that's because they have; we're talking over 2,000 years!

Jun06

Queensland Day

Did you know the British could have named Queensland — "Cooksland" — after British explorer James Cook?

Jun06

Russian Language Day

It’s time to take a quick trip to the Eastern Hemisphere, because it's Russian Language Day!

Jun06

D-Day

More than 75 years after the end of World War II, the memories remain fresh.

Jun06

National Applesauce Cake Day

National Applesauce Day is an opportunity to hone your culinary skills and treat your sweet tooth.

Jun06

National Drive-In Movie Day

Today is the anniversary of the first-ever drive-in opening in the U.S.

Jun06

National Gardening Exercise Day

Any gardener will tell you that squatting to pick weeds will get those quads burning.

Jun06

National Higher Education Day

National Higher Education Day recognizes the importance of education in improving our lives.

Jun06

Western Australia Day

Originally called "Foundation Day," it has since been renamed to include all Western Australians.

Jun06

Whit Monday

Whit Monday is a Christian holiday celebrating the descent of the Holy Ghost.