June 21, 2018

National Dump the Pump Day

On June 16, the American Public Transportation Association and public transportation systems across the country celebrate Annual National Dump the Pump Day. National Dump the Pump Day encourages people to ride public transportation (instead of driving) and save money.

First Day of Summer

The first day of summer, or summer solstice, has the longest period of daylight

National Peaches 'N' Cream Day

Go Skateboarding Day

Go Skateboarding Day is an official annual holiday conceived by the International Association of Skateboard Companies to promote skateboarding. The holiday was started in California for Rob Dyrdek's work done for the community's skateboarders. It is usually marked on June 21.

National Daylight Appreciation Day

National Daylight Appreciation Day, celebrated on June 21, is a day devoted to the many benefits of daylighting. This term refers to the use of natural light to brighten an interior space, as opposed to electric lighting. Some studies have shown that daylighting can enhance mental and physical well-being, as well as boost concentration and energy levels.

World Music Day

World Music Day, also known Fete de la Musique and Make Music Day, is an annual music celebration taking place on June 21. The concept of an all-day musical celebration on the days of the solstice, was originated by the French Minister of Culture, Jack Lang.

International Day of Yoga

Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India and is now practiced in various forms around the world. The word 'yoga' derives from Sanskrit and means to join or to unite, symbolizing the union of body and consciousness. It promotes harmony among people, and between ourselves and the natural world. Recognizing its universal appeal, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed June 21 as the International Day of Yoga.