The month of June is the sixth month of the Gregorian colander that we use today. It is also the sixth month of the Julian calendar that is calendar which was used before Gregorian calendar. The month has 30 days in total so is one of the smaller months of the calendar year. In the Roman calendar it was the 4th month and only had 29 days, later Julius Caesar added another day to the month thus giving the month 30 days in total. The month is a part of summer season in the Northern Hemisphere and a part of winter season in the Southern Hemisphere. The month of June is also known for its summer solstices in the Northern Hemisphere, meaning having the most daylight hours, and the winter solstices in the Southern Hemisphere, meaning having the least daylight hours. The Roman poet, Ovid, has provided many etymologies for the name of the month June in one of his poems called ‘The Fasti’. Following are the etymologies mentioned in his poem;
- The month is named after Juno, the Roman Goddess of marriage and the wife of the supreme deity Jupiter
- The month is named after iuniores, which is Latin for ‘Young ones’.
Due to one of his etymologies the time from the mid of May to the mid of June was considered as a bad time for the weddings whereas according to another source, Plutarch, it was a great month to get married in contrast with May. Like all other month of the year many events and festivals take place in the month of June, around the globe.
- June is the Month of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.
- Meteor shows like Arietids, Beta Taurids and June Bootids takes place in June
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