June International Holidays 2018

shutterstock_191089037.jpgTo many June signifies the start of Summer, although the season doesn’t officially start till the Summer Solstice which falls on June 21 this year.  Americans are not the only ones who celebrate the onset of Summer. In the countries of Finland and Sweden, Midsummer is a national holiday and day of celebration. Continue reading to learn more about Finish Midsummer celebrations.

What holiday or celebration do you most look forward to in June? Comment below so we can celebrate with you.

Holidays celebrated around the world in June (this is not an exhaustive list, please comment with additional holidays and celebrations):

1st June

Madaraka Day: Kenya

2nd June

Republic Day: Italy

4th June

Independence Day: Tonga

5th June

Constitution Day: Denmark

6th June

National Day: Sweden

Memorial Day: South Korea

10th June

Portugal Day: Portugal

12th June

Chaco Armistice: Paraguay

Independence Day: Philippines

14th June

Flag Day: United States of America

17th June

Icelandic Republic Day: Iceland

19th June

Labour Day: Trinidad and Tobago

20th June

Flag Day: Argentina

22nd June

Midsummer's Eve: Finland, Sweden

23rd June

Midsummer's Day: Finland*, Sweden

National Day: Luxembourg

24th June

Carabobo Day: Venezuela

Inti Raymi: Peru

Midsummer's Day: Andorra

25th June

Statehood Day: Croatia, Slovenia

Independence Day: Mozambique

26th June

Independence Day: Madagascar, Somalia

27th June

Independence Day: Djibouti

29th June

National Day: Seychelles

Feast of Saints Peter and Paul: Malta, Peru, Venezuela

30th June

Army Day: Guatemala

*June 23 - Midsummer in Finland is a national holiday, and a day to celebrate with friends and family, often at a cottage in the country. Fins commemorate the long summer sun (the skies stay at least partially light 24 hours a day during the summer season in Finland) with bonfires, bathing in saunas, barbecuing, fishing, boating and just generally enjoying country life. Midsummer is also a popular time for weddings. Long ago, the festivities would include casting spells in the hopes of increasing fertility, or of finding a spouse. 

Rapport International works with customers who do business internationally or with culturally diverse customers, and we love to celebrate with our clients. We hope you’ve enjoyed the information above, and that you’ll join us in celebrating on a global level.


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