Events

Shavuot

Shavuot

4th June to 6th 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

5th June

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

World Environment Day

World Environment Day

5th June

An annual event that is aimed at being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment.

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.

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.

International Picnic Day

18th June

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

Fathers Day

Fathers Day

19th June

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

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.

World Music Day

World Music Day

21st June

Music Day is a connected set of free public events which takes place each year on the 21st June, our midsummer. Each year there are events in over 120 countries and 700 cities around the world, not including France.

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.

International Yoga Day

International Yoga Day

21st June

International Day of Yoga is celebrated annually on 21 June. Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India.

Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day

25th 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.

Wimbledon

Wimbledon

27th June to 10th July

Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world. It has been held in London since 1877 and is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments.