Friday, June 1, 2012

Welcome June 2012

June 2012

Season:  Spring + Summer  (northern hemisphere)

Zodiac Signs: Gemini + Cancer

Birthstones:  Pearl, Moonstone, Alexandrite

Flowers of the Month: Rose, Honeysuckle

June Holidays, Events + Observances:

6/1  International Children's Day
6/1  Madaraka Day in Kenya
6/2  Festa della Repubblica in Italy (Italian Republic Day, 1946)
6/2  Coronation Day  (UK)
6/3  Trinity Sunday  (Western Christianity: Roman Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Methodist, etc.)
6/3  MTV Movie Awards (USA)
6/3  Feast of Saint Charles Lwanga + Companions  (Roman Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran)
6/3  Fete de Meres  (Mother's Day in France)
6/4  World Day of Innocent Children of Aggression
6/4  UK + Ireland Spring Bank Holiday
6/5  Denmark's National Day
6/5  World Environment Day
6/5  UK Bank Holiday (Diamond Jubilee)
6/6  D-Day  (WWII, 1944)
6/6  Sweden's National Day
6/7  Corpus Christi  (Roman Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran, Old Catholic, Anglo-Catholic, etc.; Austria, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Croatia, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Germany, Liechtenstein, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Switzerland, Grenada, Saint Lucia, Trinidad + Tobago, etc.)
6/8  World Brain Tumor Day
6/8  World Ocean Day
6/9  Feast of Saint Columba {Colum Cille} of Iona  (Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Anglican, Presbyterian, Episcopalian, etc.; Scotland, Ireland, Canada, USA)
6/10  Tony Awards {The Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theater} (USA)
6/10  Mother's Day in Luxembourg
6/10  Father's Day in Belgium
6/10  Canadian Rivers Day  (Canada)
6/11  Kamehameha Day  (Hawaii, USA)
6/12  World Day Against Child Labor
6/12  Philippine Independence Day
6/12  Feast of 108 Martyrs {108 Blessed Polish Martyrs} of World War II  (Roman Catholic)
6/13  Feast of Saint Anthony of Padua {St. Anthony of Lisbon}  (Roman Catholic; Italy, Portugal, USA, Italian-Americans, Spain, Brazil, India, Sri Lanka, etc.)
6/14  Flag Day  (USA)
6/14  World Blood Donation Day
6/15  Feast of the Sacred Heart / Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus  (Roman Catholic)
6/15  Denmark's Flag Day
6/16  Canonization of Saint Padre Pio {Saint Pio/Pius of Pietrelcina} (Roman Catholic, 2002)
6/16  South Africa's Youth Day
6/16  Bloomsday (Ireland, Hungary, USA, Italy, Australia, etc.)
6/17  Father's Day  (USA, UK, Canada, Mexico, Venezuela, the Netherlands, Ireland)
6/17  Laylat/Lailat-al-Miraj/Mi'raj / Shab-e-Miraj  (Islam; Iran, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Turkey, etc.)
6/17  World Day to Combat Desertification + Drought
6/17  Independence Day in Iceland
6/19  Juneteenth / Freedom Day / Emancipation Day  (USA: Texas, Washington DC, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming)
6/20  Summer Solstice  (Northern hemisphere, 23:09/11:09pm)
6/20  World Refugee Day
6/20  Argentina's Flag Day
6/20  West Virginia Day  (West Virginia, USA)
6/21  Feast of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga  (Roman Catholic)
6/21  World Music Day
6/21  National Aboriginal Day  (Canada)
6/21-6/24  Various Midsummer Celebrations {Christianity, Neopagan, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Germany, Ireland, UK/Great Britain (Cornwall, Jersey, Scotland, Wales, England, etc.), France, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Spain, Ukraine,  Canada, USA, Puerto Rico, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia}
6/21-6/24  Various Midwinter Celebrations (Brazil, Argentina, Australia)
6/23  Saint John's Eve  (Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Anglican, Eastern Orthodox; also see list of countries for Various Midsummer Celebrations above)
6/23  Midsummer  (Finland + Sweden)
6/23  Luxembourg's National Day
6/23  UN Public Service Day
6/23  Daytime Emmy Awards  (USA)
6/24  Feast of Saint John the Baptist (St. Jean Baptiste)  (Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Anglican, Eastern Orthodox, etc.; USA, also see list of countries for Various Midsummer Celebrations above)
6/24  National Holiday of Quebec / La Fete nationale du Quebec / St. Jean Baptiste Day (Quebec, Canada)
6/24  Mother's Day in Kenya
6/25  Statehood Day in Slovenia
6/26  Romania's Flag Day
6/26  International Day Against Drug Abuse + Illicit Trafficking
6/26  International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
6/29  Feast of Saints Peter + Paul  (Roman Catholic; England, Wales, USA, Canada, Malta, etc.) 

Month-long Events + Observances:

Gay pride celebrations; baseball season; Caribbean-American Heritage Month (USA); Black Music Month; LGBT Pride Month (USA)

On the Royal Agenda for June:  {here are a selection of events that royal family members are confirmed to attend, along with a sprinkling of events that they may just turn up at!}

Spring/Summer? 2012  UK: Lady Davina Lewis & Gary Lewis’s 2nd baby together is due (his 3rd) ***********

May 15/22-June 16/17  UK: The Queen's Cup (polo) @ Guards Polo Club, Windsor Great Park, England

May 27-June 10  France: French Open Tennis Championships, Roland Garros Stadium, Paris, France

May 29-June 1 SwedenK.Carl XVI Gustaf Q.Silvia make a State Visit to South Korea

May 30-June 2  UK: Royal Bath + West Show, Somerset, England

May 30-June 1  Spain: Infe Felipe Pr of Asturias & Letizia Pss of Asturias make an Official Visit to Portugal 

May 31-June 3  Netherlands/USA: the Bilderberg Conference in Chantilly, Virginia, USA (attended by Q.Beatrix of the Netherlands & Q.Sofia of Spain)

June 1 Samoa: National Day / Independence Day

June 1-2 UK: The Investec Derby Festival, Epsom {aka "Epsom Derby"}, Epsom Downs, Surrey

June 2 UK: Anniversary of Q. Elizabeth II's Coronation Day {1953}

June 2 UK: Q.Elizabeth II, Pr.Philip Dk of Edinburgh, Pr.Richard Dk of Gloucester & Birgitte Dss of Gloucester attend the Epsom Derby {The Derby at Epsom Racecourse}, Epsom Downs, Epsom

June 2-5 UK: Q.Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee Weekend

June 2  Spain: K.Juan Carlos I resumes his official duties

June 3  France: Prix du Jockey Club "French Derby" (horse racing), Chantilly Racecourse, Oise, France

June 3 UK: The Thames Diamond Jubilee River Pageant, on the River Thames {with Q.Elizabeth II, Pr.Philip Dk of Edinburgh, Pr.Charles Pr of Wales, Camilla Dss of Cornwall, Pr.William of Wales Dk of Cambridge, Catherine Dss of Cambridge & Pr.Harry of Wales travelling in the Royal Barge}, attended byPr.Andrew Dk of York, Pss Beatrice of York, Pss Eugenie of York, Pr.Edward Earl of Wessex, Sophie Ctss of Wessex, Pr.Richard Dk of Gloucester, Birgitte Dss of Gloucester, Pr.Michael of Kent & Pss Michael [Marie-Christine] of Kent (aboard Havengore) Pss Anne Pss Royal & Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence (on board No1 Boat Trinity House Vessel Service), Pr.Edward Dk of Kent & Pss Alexandra of Kent (on board the Royal National Lifeboat Institution Vessel "Diamond Jubilee") 

June 3 UK: The Big Jubilee Lunch, consisting of street parties and/or picnic lunches for small + large groups throughout the country

June 3-4  Spain: K.Juan Carlos I visits Brazil

June 4 UK: The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Beacons (a network of 2,012 Beacons will be lit by communities + individuals throughout the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, & the Commonwealth), Q.Elizabeth II will light the National Beacon

June 4 UK: Diamond Jubilee BBC Concert at Buckingham Palace, televised, with attendance from Q.Elizabeth II, Pr.Philip Dk of Edinburgh, & other Members of the Royal Family (Pr.Edward Earl of Wessex, Sophie Ctss of Wessex, Pr.Edward Dk of Kent, Pss Alexandra of Kent)

June 4-6  Spain: K.Juan Carlos I visits Chile

June 4-7  Denmark: CPss Mary visits Greenland with the Mary Foundation

June 4 Tonga: National Day /Emancipation Day / Independence Day

June 5 UK: Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee - Service of Thanksgiving @ St. Paul's Cathedral {London} (attended by Q.Elizabeth II, Pr.Philip Dk of Edinburgh, Pr.Charles Pr of Wales, Camilla Dss of Cornwall, Pr.Harry of Wales, Pr.Andrew Dk of York, Pss Beatrice of York, Pss Eugenie of York, Pr.Edward Earl of Wessex, Sophie Ctss of Wessex, Ldy Louise Windsor, Pss Anne Pss Royal, Vice Adm. Sir Tim Laurence, Peter Phillips, Autumn Phillips, Zara Phillips Tindall, Mike Tindall, David Armstrong-Jones Vscnt Linley, Serena Armstrong-Jones Vscntss Linley, Hon.Charles Armstrong-Jones, Hon.Margarita Armstrong-Jones, Ldy Sarah Chatto, Daniel Chatto, Mstr Samuel Chatto, Mstr Arthur Chatto, Pr.Richard Dk of Gloucester, Birgitte Dss of Gloucester, Alexander Windsor Earl of Ulster, Dr.Claire Booth Windsor Ctss of Ulster, Ldy Davina Lewis, Gary Lewis, Ldy Rose Gilman, George Gilman, Pr.Edward Dk of Kent, Katharine Dss of Kent, George Windsor Earl of St.Andrews, Sylvana Windsor Ctss of St.Andrews, Lrd Nicholas Windsor, Ldy Nicholas {Paola} Windsor, Ldy Helen Taylor, Timothy Taylor, Pr.Michael of Kent, Pss Michael {Marie-Christine} of Kent, Lrd Frederick Windsor, Ldy Frederick {Sophie} Windsor, Ldy Gabriella Windsor, Pss Alexandra of Kent The Honourable Ldy Ogilvy, James Ogilvy, & Julia Ogilvy) 

June 5  UK: Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee - a short reception in the Egyptian Hall @ Mansion House, hosted by The Lord Mayor of the City of London, the Court of Alderman & the Court of Common Council, attended by Q.Elizabeth II & Pr.Philip Dk of Edinburgh  

June 5  UK: Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee - a reception @ Guildhall given by the City of London, attended by the full congregation of the St.Paul’s Cathedral Service &  Members of The Royal Family(Pr.Charles Pr of Wales, Camilla Dss of Cornwall, Pr.William of Wales Dk of Cambridge, Catherine Dss of Cambridge, & Pr.Harry of Wales, etc.) 

June 5  UK: Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee - a Diamond Jubilee lunch @ Westminster Hall given by the Livery, attended by Q.Elizabeth II, Pr.Philip Dk of Edinburgh, Pr.Charles Pr of Wales, Camilla Dss of Cornwall, Pr.William Dk of Cambridge, Catherine Dss of Cambridge & Pr.Harry of Wales  

June 5  UK: Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee - a formal Carriage Procession through London from the Palace of Westminster to Buckingham Palace including Q.Elizabeth II, Pr.Philip Dk of Edinburgh (both in the 1902 State Landau), Pr.Charles Pr of Wales, Camilla Dss of Cornwall (in a State Landau), Pr.William Dk of Cambridge, Catherine Dss of Cambridge & Pr.Harry of Wales (in a State Landau) with a gun salute during the procession & a Guard of Honor in the Forecourt of Buckingham Palace

June 5  UK: Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee - a Balcony appearance + an RAF Flypast + a Feu de Joie ("Fire of Joy" - a celebratory cascade of rifle fire given as a salute by The Queen's Guard) from the Forecourt attended by Q.Elizabeth II, Pr.Philip Dk of Edinburgh, & other Members of The Royal Family

June 5 Denmark: National Day

June 5-9  Denmark: Q.Margrethe II & Pr.Consort Henrik begin their summer cruises in Denmark on the Royal Yacht (visits to Stubbekobing, Faaborg, Avernako, Lyo, Middelfart & Endelave)

June 6 Sweden: National Day + Flag Day

June 6  Sweden: K.Carl XVI Gustaf & Q.Silvia attend National Day celebrations, in Visby June 6  Sweden: K.Carl XVI Gustaf, Q.Silvia, CPss Victoria, Pr.Daniel, Pr.Carl Philip & Pss Madeleine attend National Day celebrations, in Skansen

June 6  Sweden: K.Carl XVI Gustaf, Q.Silvia, CPss Victoria, Pr.Daniel, Pr.Carl Philip & Pss Madeleine attend National Day reception, @ the Royal Palace of Stockholm

June 7-10  UK: Bramham International Horse Trials, near Wetherby, Yorkshire, England 

June 7-9  UK: The Royal Cornwall Show, Wadebridge, Cornwall, England 

June 7-11  UK: England vs. West Indies, 3rd cricket test match, Edgbaston, Birmingham, England

June 7  Sweden: Pr.Carl Philip attends the scholarship award for the Sigvard + Marianne Bernadotte Artist Fund (with a gala dinner & a scholarship award ceremony) @ the Winter Garden of the Grand Hotel, in Stockholm (also attended by Emprss Farah Pahlavi of Iran, Q.Noor of Jordan, Duarte Pio Dk of Braganza, Isabel Dss of Braganza, Pss Christina of Sweden, CP Leka II of Albania)

June 8-10  Canada: Canadian Grand Prix (motor race) @ Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, Canada

June 8-10  UK: Polo in the Park - Hurlingham Club, Fulham, London, England

June 10-14  Netherlands: Pr.Willem-Alexander Pr of Orange attends/chairs the 18th meeting of the Advisory Board of the Secretary-General of the United Nations Water + Sanitation (UNSGAB) in Panama June 10  Belgium: Pr.Philippe Dk of Brabant attends the Day of the Belgian International Exposition Yeosu, in South Korea 

June 10-15  Belgium: Pr.Philippe Dk of Brabant & Pss Mathilde Dss of Brabant make a Trade Mission to Tokyo, Japan, organized by the Agency for Foreign Trade in collaboration w/the regional foreign trade (AWEX, Flanders Investment + Trade & Invest & Brussels Export)

(?)June 10  Spain: (?)Infe Felipe Pr of Asturias & Letizia Pss of Asturias attend Spain vs. Italy championship competition in Gdansk, Poland

June 11-17  USA: US Open Golf Tournament @ The Olympic Club, San Francisco, California, USA

June 11-17  UK: Aegon Championships (Men's Lawn Tennis) @ the Queen's Club, West Kensington, London, England 

June 11-  UK: Pr.Edward Earl of Wessex & Sophie Ctss of Wessex visit Gibraltar on behalf of HM The Queen in celebration of the Diamond Jubilee

June 12  UK: Q.Elizabeth II & Pr.Philip Dk of Edinburgh give a Garden Party @ Sandringham House

June 13-15  Netherlands: Q.Beatrix visits Turkey 

June 13-14 UK: Q.Elizabeth II & Pr.Philip Dk of Edinburgh visit the East Midlands (Nottingham, Burghley, Corby, Stevenage, & Hatfield)

June 13 DenmarkCP Frederik attends the European Cup in Lviv, Ukraine

June 15 Denmark: Flag Day {Dannebrog}

 June 15-17  UK: Cholmondeley Pageant of Power @ Cholmondeley Castle, Malpas, Cheshire, England (racing etc. for automobiles, bicycles, boats, helicopters, etc.)

June 16-17  France: Le Mans 24-Hour Race (Grand Prix of Endurance) (motor race), Sarthe, France

June 16  Netherlands/Bourbon-Parma: Wedding of Pss Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Parma, Marchioness of Sala & Albert Alphons Ludgerus Brenninkmeijer, in the Basilica of San Miniato (San Miniato al Monte Church) in Florence, Italy

June 16 UK: Trooping the Colour / The Queen's "Official" Birthday

June 16  UK: Q.Elizabeth II takes the Salute @ The Queen's Birthday Parade on Horseguards Parade, Whitehall, London & takes the Salute @ the fly past of Royal Air Force aircraft from the Balcony of Buckingham Palace (attended by Pr.Edward Earl of Wessex, Sophie Ctss of WessexPr.Richard Dk of Gloucester, Birgitte Dss of Gloucester, Pr.Edward Dk of Kent, Pss Alexandra of Kent)

June 16-19  Sweden: K.Carl XVI Gustaf & Q.Silvia attend the Rio +20 Earth Summit, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

June 18  Netherlands: Pr.Willem-Alexander Pr of Orange visits the world exhibition EXPO 2012 in Yeosu, South Korea 

June 18 UK: Service for the Order of the Garter @ St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle with attendance from Q.Elizabeth II, Pr.Philip Dk of Edinburgh, Pss Anne Pss Royal, Pr.Richard Dk of Gloucester, Birgitte Dss of Gloucester, Pr.Edward Dk of Kent, Pss Alexandra of Kent

June 19-July 1  UK: Prince of Wales Trophy (polo), Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club, England

June 19-23  UK: BNP Paribas Tennis Classic @ Hurlingham Club, Fulham, London, England 

June 19-23 UK: Royal Ascot (horse racing), Berkshire, England

June 20-24  UK: The Carpetright British Jumping Derby, Hickstead, West Sussex, England

June 21-24  UK: Royal Highland Show - Ingliston, Edinburgh, Scotland

June 22-24  UK: Isle of Wight Festival (music), Newport, Isle of Wight, UK 

June 22-24  Spain: European Formula One Grand Prix (motor race), Valencia, Spain

June 23  Hong Kong: Sun Life Stanley International Dragon Boat Championship, Hong Kong 

June 23 Luxembourg: National Day

June 25 UK: Q.Elizabeth II & Pr.Philip Dk of Edinburgh visit South East England (Henley-on-Thames)

June 25-July 8 UK: Wimbledon Tennis Tournament, Wimbledon, London

June 26-27 UK:Q.Elizabeth II & Pr.Philip Dk of Edinburgh visit Northern Ireland as part of the Diamond Jubilee Tour of the UK (visiting Enniskillen & Belfast)

June 27-28  UK: Royal Norfolk Show, near Norwich, Norfolk, England 

June 27-July 1 UK: Henley Royal Regatta, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

June 28-20  Monaco: International Jumping of Monaco in the Port Hercule

June 29-July 1  UK: Goodwood Festival of Speed (motor racing), Goodwood Park, West Sussex, England

June 29  UK: Sophie Ctss of Wessex, as Royal Colonel of the 5th Battalion The Rifles, attends a Medal Parade in Paderborn, Germany

June 30  Ireland: Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (horse racing), The Curragh, Ireland

June 30  UK: Round the Island Race (sailing), Cowes, Isle of Wight, UK 

TBD(?) June(?)  Spain: (?)Infe Felipe Pr of Asturias & Letizia Pss of Asturias visit Poland? (to attend the Championship competition Spain vs. Italy in Gdansk {June 10}; & to visit Krakow to preside over the official opening of the Cervantes Institute


June 3 - Prince Tirso Panagiurishtski of Bulgaria's 5th Birthday  {2002} [son of Prince Kubrat of Bulgaria, Prince of Panagyurishte, Duke of Saxony (son of Tsar Simeon II of Bulgaria)]

June 4 - Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Khalifa of Bahrain's 35th Birthday  {1977} (son of King Hamad bin Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa of Bahrain & Queen Sabika bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa of Bahrain)

June 5 - Princess Astrid of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este's 50th Birthday  {1962} (daughter of King Albert II of the Belgians & Queen Paola of the Belgians)

June 8 - Countess Eloise of Orange-Nassau, Jonkvrouwe van Amsberg's 10th Birthday  {2002} [daughter of Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands (son of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands)]

June 10 - Queen Margrethe II & Prince Consort Henrik of Denmark's 45th Wedding Anniversary  {1967}

June 10 - Princess Madeleine of Sweden, Duchess of Halsingland + Gastrikland's 30th Birthday  {1982} (daughter of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden & Queen Silvia of Sweden)

June 16 - Tsar Simeon II of Bulgaria's 75th Birthday  {1937}

June 17 - Bernardo Guillermo's 35th Birthday  {1977} [son of Princess Christina of the Netherlands (sister of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands)]

June 19 - Princess Philomena of Orleans, Dauphine of France, Duchess of Vendome's 35th Birthday  {1977} [wife of Prince Jean of Orleans, Dauphin of France, Duke of Vendome (son of Prince Henri of Orleans, Count of Paris, Duke of France)]

June 21 - Prince William of Wales, Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Strathearn, Baron Carrickfergus's 30th Birthday  {1982} [son of The Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (son of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain + Northern Ireland)]

June 21 - Archduke Ferdinand of Austria, Prince Imperial of Austria, Prince Royal of Hungary, Croatia + Bohemia's 15th Birthday  {1997} (son of Archduke Karl of Austria & Archduchess Francesca of Austria)

June 22 - Alexander Windsor, Earl of Ulster & Dr. Claire Booth Windsor, Countess of Ulster's 10th Wedding Anniversary  {2002}

June 25 - Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Crown Prince of Kuwait's 75th Birthday  {1937} (half-brother of Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait)

June 26 - Princess Marie-Astrid of Liechtenstein, Countess of Rietberg's 25th Birthday  {1987} [daughter of Prince Nikolaus of Liechtenstein (brother of Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein) & Princess Margaretha of Liechtensein, Princess of Luxembourg (daughter of Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg & sister of Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg)]

June 28 - Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah of Jordan's 18th Birthday  {1994} (son of King Abdullah II of Jordan & Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan)

June 28 + 30 - Prince Alexander & Princess Nadja of Schaumburg-Lippe's 5th Wedding Anniversary  {2007}

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