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Fun and Quirky Holidays to Celebrate in June

Everyone knows the big holidays in June: the ones printed on calendars, the ones that serve as a great reason to host a barbecue or plan a block party, the Holidays Classic, if you will. Don’t get us wrong, we love the classics—and we would never, ever, ever think bad things about literally any reason to host a barbecue—but what about New Holidays, the holidays ranging from vanilla to wildly quirky and fantastic?

This summer, when you need a theme day to occupy your kids copious non-screen time, remember to come back to this article you’ve brilliantly bookmarked for exactly this reason and take another look at our thoughtfully curated selection of fun and quirky holidays to celebrate in June!

June 1: Dare Day

Spend the first day of June creating a new family tradition of celebrating Dare Day! How do you celebrate Dare Day? We dare you to guess! Okay, you’re right, you guessed it. This isn’t a joke. It’s exactly what you’re thinking, and it’s fun as heck.

First Friday in June: National Doughnut Day

The first Friday in June is National Doughnut Day. If you don’t understand why this is a holiday worth taking the time to celebrate, we can’t explain it to you.

June 4: Hug Your Cat Day

Obviously invented as a terrible prank, Hug Your Cat Day suggests that it’s a good idea to try to hold a cat tightly. This is madness. We do not recommend attempting to celebrate this holiday and are merely listing it here as a warning. (Cat owners understand.)

June 7: National Chocolate Ice Cream Day

Is chocolate ice cream fun? Yeah, obviously, it’s chocolate ice cream. Is it quirky? Sure, depending on what kinds of chocolate and how much. Is it worth celebrating? Definitely yes, on June 7 and also on every other day of the year.

June 10: Ballpoint Pen Day

Writing with a good ballpoint pen is one of the simple joys in life many people will never experience because many people only have the terrible ballpoint pens with random company logos that mostly work, a lot of the time. Today, consider purchasing a nice ballpoint pen. Treat yourself to this simple joy in life.

June 11: National Corn-on-the-Cob Day

Is there anything better than some hot, freshly made corn-on-the-cob slathered in rich creamy butter? Maybe burgers. And hotdogs. Our grans’ potato salads all put up a mean fight, too. You know what? Never mind. Next holiday!

June 13: National Weed Your Garden Day

This might be a controversial opinion, but we don’t think it’s extremely fun and rewarding to spend hours crouched in the hot sun weeding the garden. When we stop to think about it, weeding the garden sucks, and that’s why we avoid it, right? Ha, got you! We knew you’d be slacking on weeding the garden! Guess what? Today’s your day!

June 16: Fresh Veggies Day

No, wait, hear us out: veggies are delicious, and we can prove it! Picture corn-on-the-cob from the farmer’s market: boiled or grilled, topped with butter, salt, and a little parm if you’re feeling into it. Now here’s the part that will blow your mind: corn is a vegetable.

June 17: Eat Your Vegetables Day

We just really like veggies, okay?

Last Full Week of June: Lightning Safety Week

Not to be a total buzzkill, but lightning is super dangerous. It can cause serious harm to property, pets, and people. You know what this means: we must all commit to doing our part to fully eradicate this natural phenomenon from—

No, wait, that’s actually impossible. Instead, you should take some time to inspect the outside of your home for lightning hazards, remove or modify any that you find, and make sure your whole family knows what to do during a lightning storm.

June 18: International Picnic Day

Going on a picnic is a fun way to spend a sunny or overcast day—or even a rainy day if your picnic location has gazebos or other similar shelter. Pack a picnic basket or take a backpack full of sack lunches, wander in nature or at a public park, and dine al fresco.

Tip: You can double up your holiday celebration by celebrating another June 18 holiday—like Sushi Day, National Splurge Day, or National Turkey Lovers Day—as part of your picnic!

June 21: National Selfie Day

Take part in national selfie day by taking selfies that are also family photos! Have each family member take their own selfie, then put them together in a photo editing program or frame them on the wall. If that’s not your family’s style, try photo-bombing each other’s selfies until you get the family photo selfie that really looks like all of you!

June 28: International Body Piercing Day

If your older teen has been wanting to get a new piercing (and if you’re cool with it, of course) there’s no thematically better day to schedule the appointment.

June 30: Meteor Day

Science is cool. Space is cool. Meteors are cool. This makes June very cool because it’s the month when the most spectacular meteor showers start to happen. Take some blankets and pillows out to the yard and spend some time stargazing (how many wishes can you get?).

Bonus: The Best Way to Celebrate Every Holiday

No matter which fun and quirky holidays you choose to take part in this June, you can take any celebration to the next level with your own custom cornhole board from Cornhole Stop! All you need to do is submit a request, and one of our digital artists will bring your design to life. We also have hundreds of themed sets if you aren’t interested in designing your own.

From Dare Day to Meteor Day, you’ll have some serious party planning—and non-Newtonian logistics—in your future this June. Make a game of announcing the holidays every morning at the family breakfast table, or just keep this list handy when you need something to entertain the kids on a rainy summer day! (Remember to bookmark this article: future-you will be glad that past-you did!) #cornholestop #thecornholestop


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