Tuesday, June 4, 2013

June the Artz

It is here. I am not sure how it got here so quickly but June has arrived. Her name in Latin is Iunius, Old English Juyng, Old French Juing.

  Legend tells that the month of June was named in honor of Juno, goddess of marriage, the sister and wife of the mighty god Jupiter, daughter of Saturn, mother of Mars and Vulcan.

June is the 6th month in the Julian and Georgian calendar. It is one of 4 months with 30 days.

 5 countries, the United States, Romania, Argentina, Denmark and Sweden all celebrate Flag Day during the month of June.

Allied Forces landed in Normandy on June 6 1944.

Trooping the Colors is held the second Saturday of every June. It has been a tradition since 1748 as marking the official birthday of the current British Sovereigns. The first sovereign to receive this military salute was King Edward VII.

Juneteenth also known as Freedom Day is celebrated on June 19.  It is a holiday in the United States. It commemorates the announcement of the abolishment of slavery in Texas in 1865.

Summer Solstice happens and Midsummer is celebrated in Finland and Sweden.

West Virginia became our 35th state June 20 1863.

This week will take a look at June in art with June the Artz. 

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