Events

Eid-Ul-Fitr

Eid-Ul-Fitr

4th June to 5th June

The end of Ramadan when Muslims celebrate the end of fasting and thank Allah for His help with their month-long act of self-control.

D-Day

D-Day

6th June

D-Day happened on 6 June 1944 after five years of war with Germany. The allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy and started to break through the German army's defences.

World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day

8th June

On World Oceans Day people around the planet celebrate and honour the body of water which links us all, for what it provides humans and what it represents.

Shavuot

Shavuot

8th June to 10th June

Shavuot is one of the Jewish harvest festivals, also known as the festival or feast of 'Weeks'. It also marks the time that the Jews were given the Torah on Mount Sinai.

Pentecost

Pentecost

9th June

Pentecost is the festival when Christians celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit. It is celebrated on the Sunday 50 days after Easter.

Anne Frank's Birthday

Anne Frank's Birthday

12th June

Anne Frank was a jewish girl who had to go into hiding during the Second World War to escape the Nazis.

National Bug Busting Day

National Bug Busting Day

15th June

National Bug Busting Day is one of three national days when people are encouraged to help prevent lice from circulating from head to head and back again.

Fathers Day

Fathers Day

16th June

On Fathers Day we celebrate our fathers and all they mean to us.

International Picnic Day

18th June

International Picnic Day is a chance to eat out in the open air with friends or family.​

World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day

20th June

World Refugee Day, part of Refugee Week, highlights the plight of refugees all over the world who are forced to flee their homes for fear of persecution.

Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice

21st June

The Summer Solstice is also known as the longest day, because it has the longest hours of daylight in the year.

Tour de France

Tour de France

29th June to 28th July

The 2018 Tour de France will begin in the Vendée - Pays de la Loire, France.

Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day

29th June

Armed Forces Day raises public awareness of the contribution made to our country by those who serve and have served in Her Majesty's Armed Forces. The Armed Forces Day site has more information.