June 6, 2013

About June

By Eloise Graham

June Monthly Observances
Adopt a Shelter Cat Month
Great Outdoors Month
Dairy Month
Turkey Lovers Month
National Aphasia Awareness Month
Potty Training Awareness Month
Vision Research Month
Women’s Golf Month

June Weekly Observances
International Clothesline Week – June 1-8
Nursing Assistants Week – June 13-20
Universal Father’s Week – June 16-22
National Mosquito Control – June 23-29
Watermelon Seed Spitting Week – June 27-30

June Daily Observances
Say Something Nice Day – June 1
National Cancer Survivors Day – June 2
Leave the Office Early Day – June 3
World International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression – June 4
D-Day – June 6
Belmont Stakes – June 8
Abused Women and Children’s Awareness Day – June 12
Nursing Assistants Day – June 13
Flag Day – June 14
Father’s Day – June 16
Summer Solstice – June 21
Take your dog to work day – June 21

Are you confused when some one asks you what June’s birthstone is? That is understandable. June has three birthstones. The Pearl, a unique gem that is the only one produced from a living sea creature and requires no faceting or polishing. Alexandrite, a modern gem with chameleon-like qualities: a dark green in daylight or fluorescent light changing to a purplish-red in incandescent light. Moonstone is the third June gem. It resembles a pearl but has a floating light display similar to an opal. The moonstone often has a cat’s eye or a multi-rayed star visible in it when moved back and forth.