June 5, 2021

World Environment Day

World Environment Day is the United Nations' most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Since its inception in 1974, World Environment Day has developed into a global platform for raising awareness and taking action on increasingly urgent issues from marine pollution and global warming to sustainable consumption and wildlife crime.

National Moonshine Day

National Moonshine Day is observed annually on June 5. Moonshine, white lightning, mountain dew, hooch, or Tennessee white whiskey is a high-proof distilled spirit, generally produced illicitly.

National Gingerbread Day

Gingerbread refers to a broad category of baked goods, typically flavored with ginger, cloves, nutmeg or cinnamon and sweetened with honey, sugar or molasses.

Global Running Day

Each year on the first Wednesday in June, people all over the globe get moving as part of Global Running Day, a worldwide celebration of the sport. It's about fun and fitness for people of all ages. Global Running Day is the evolution of National Running Day in the U.S., which was started in 2009 by leading running organizations and races throughout the nation.

National Trails Day

June 4, 2016 is American Hiking Society's National Trails Day, the country's largest celebration of trails. National Trails Day events will take place in every state across the country and will include hikes, biking and horseback rides, paddling trips, birdwatching, geocaching, gear demonstrations, stewardship projects and more.

National Prairie Day

National Prairie Day, established by the Missouri Prairie Foundation, is designated as the first Saturday in June. It's mission is to enhance public awareness of what prairie is, educate about its value, and motivate all who learn about prairie to be inspired to support prairie protection, conservation, restoration, enjoyment, and the ecological concepts found there. A prairie is a large area of level or rolling land that in its natural uncultivated state usually has deep fertile soil, a cover of tall coarse grasses, and few trees.