…to the month of
June, the sixth month of the year
in the Julian and Gregorian
calendars and one of four months with the length of 30 days.
June, was originally the fourth month in the ancient Roman calendar and only had 26 days. Romulus gave June four more days, Numa Pompilius took away one from it, and finally Julius Caesar restored the month to 30 days.
There are many theories as to how June got its name. Some say the word "june" came from the fact that this month was dedicated to the Juniores or lower branch of the Roman lawmaking body. Others hold that it may have been connected with Junius fromt he Consulate of Junius Brutus.
Another idea is that June was named to honor Juno, wife of Jupiter, king of the Gods. Juno was the special deity of women, and the Goddess of marriage and childbirth. The Romans observed a festival in her honor on the June first.
Whatever, June is to you, we hope it brings wonder and surprises to you and your loved ones. And that hope can’t possibly be complete without good food. On that note, why not try our latest Quick ‘n Easy recipe? And, of course, you can always check out our past Quick 'n Easy delectable delights here.
it really just a couple of months ago that we were bundling up in our
parkas, scraping snow off our cars and everywhere else and longing for,
well, June? Well, it’s here, and not a moment too soon for a lot of us.
While June is the gateway to another gorgeous summer filled with days at the beach (or next to any body of water, really), family getaways and anything outdoors, it’s also a time for observance. And we’re not just talking about bird watching, although that can be pretty fun, too.
Here is a look at some of the observances we find during the month of June:
· Father’s Day June 16. Scholars believe that the origin of Father's can be traced in the ruins of Babylon. They have recorded that a young boy called Elmesu carved a Father's Day message on a card made out of clay nearly 4,000 years ago. Elmesu wished his Babylonian father good health and a long life. Though there is no record of what happened to Elmesu and his father, the tradition of celebrating Father's Day remained in several countries all over the world. How did the tradition start in the U.S.? Here’s all you need to know.
· Flag Day, June 14. The Fourth of July was traditionally celebrated as America's birthday, but the idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the Flag is believed to have first originated in 1885. BJ Cigrand, a schoolteacher, arranged for the pupils in the Fredonia, Wisconsin Public School, District 6, to observe June 14 (the 108th anniversary of the official adoption of The Stars and Stripes) as “Flag Birthday.” Find out more.
· D-Day, June 6. On June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. The D-Day cost was high, with more than 9,000 Allied soldiers were killed or wounded — but more than 100,000 soldiers began the march across Europe to defeat Hitler. Read more.
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