Each year, on the third Sunday of June we celebrate Father’s Day. This year, Father’s Day falls on Sunday, June 18th, 2023. Father’s Day is a holiday to honor fatherhood in its many forms and special relationships parenthood presents itself in.
June is National Fresh Fruit & Vegetables Month. Fruits and vegetables provide a variety of important nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. They can also help you maintain a healthy weight and even assist your body in fighting against some illnesses.
June is recognized as National Cancer Survivor Month as well as National Cancer Survivor Day - which is celebrated on June 4th. According to the American Cancer Society, as of January 2022, there are an estimated 18.1 million cancer survivors living in the United States.
June is recognized as Pride Month - a time of year specifically dedicated to acknowledging and celebrating those who are proud to be members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
Each year, on the last Monday of May, we celebrate Memorial Day. Originally known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day is a federal holiday for mourning those who died while serving in the U.S armed forces. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials on Memorial Day to honor and mourn those who died during their service. Memorial Day is regarded as the unofficial beginning of Summer.
The American Association for Cancer Research has designated May as National Cancer Research Month. The month is a time to highlight the importance of lifesaving research to the millions of people around the world affected by cancer. Due to advances in cancer research, more than 16.9 million people in the United States, and millions more worldwide, are cancer survivors.
Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring all people who identify as moms! While some countries have centuries worth of history celebrating mothers, the American version of the holiday dates back to 1907. A year later, in 1908 Congress rejected a proposal to make Mother’s Day an official holiday. Activists continued to push for recognition, and slowly states started adopting an official Mother’s Day.
May is recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month. Each year in May, organizations, communities, hospitals, and individuals, raise awareness of those living with mental or behavioral issues. The month is designed to help reduce the stigma and advocate for better mental health services.
April brings the start of warmer weather, but it also brings a number of religious holidays. This year, in the month of April members of 3 of the largest religious groups across the world celebrate Easter, Passover, and Ramadan.
Earth day is an annual event on April 22nd to celebrate our planet and demonstrate support for environmental protection. First held on April 22, 1970, earth day has grown into an international day of recognition. Each year, a theme is selected and Earth Day 2023 is centered around “Investing In Our Planet.”