June 20, 2021

First Day of Summer

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

National Kouign Amann Day

Kouign Amann a round crusty cake, made with viennoiserie dough containing layers of butter and sugar folded in, similar in fashion to puff pastry. It is a specialty of the town of Douarnenez in Finistere, Brittany in north-western France, where it originated around 1860.

World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day, observed on June 20 each year, is dedicated to raising awareness of the situation of refugees throughout the world. According to the United Nations 1951 Refugee Convention, a refugee is someone who fled his or her home and country owing to "a well-founded fear of persecution because of his/her race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion." Many refugees are in exile to escape the effects of natural or human-made disasters.

American Eagle Day

American Eagle Day, observed on June 20, is a special day to commemorate the anniversary of the Bald Eagle's selection as our National Symbol, to celebrate its physical recovery to America's skies, and to observe the American values, ideals and attributes for which it stands. In 1995, at the request of the American Eagle Foundation, President Bill Clinton and Tennessee Governor Don Sundquist each proclaimed the first American Eagle Day.

National Vanilla Milkshake Day

Combine ice cream, milk and vanilla extract in a blender. Mix until smooth. Pour into a glass and serve.

National Ice Cream Soda Day

Ice Cream Soda is a beverage that consists of ice cream in either a soft drink or in a mixture of flavored syrup and carbonated water.

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.

Father's Day

On June 19, 1910, the governor of the U.S. state of Washington proclaimed the nation's first "Father's Day." In 1972, the day became a nationwide holiday in the United States. Father's Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society.