Multicultural Calendar: June 2018 | Canadian Immigrant
Portuguese Heritage Month (Canada) and Filipino Heritage Month (City of Toronto)
Gawai Dayak (Malaysia) is a day of celebration for the rice harvest.
Children’s Day (Laos) is a day to celebrate children, the future of tomorrow.
Independence Day (Samoa) marks the day Samoa became independent from New Zealand.
Global Day of Parents (UN) is a day to honour parents and their selflessness.
Republic Day (Italy) is the celebration of Italy as a republic.
International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression (UN) raises awareness to the issue of child abuse.
Núr (Bahá’í) begins the fifth Bahá’í month. In English, it means light.
Labour Day (Bahamas) commemorates the efforts made by many to make Bahamian labour standards fairer. The day has celebrations and parades.
Constitution Day (Denmark) marks Denmark’s new constitution, which was signed in the 1950s.
World Environment Day (UN) is a day for everyone in the world to celebrate nature.
National Day (Sweden) is a national holiday that sees costumes, sun worshippers and lots of fun.
World Oceans Day (UN) is a day for the world to celebrate the vitality of oceans and to raise awareness of the importance of sustaining them.
Red Earth Festival (U.S.A.), which goes until June 10, a Cultural festival that gives Native Americans a chance to share their heritage with one another.
Portugal Day (Portugal) celebrates Luis de Camoes, a Portuguese poet. They day sees writing contests, dances and parades.
Laylat al-Qadr (Islam) is a holiday that celebrates the revelation of Qur’an to Mohammad.
Independence Day (Philippines) marks the Philippine’s independence from Spain.
Russia Day (Russia) is a national holiday that marked the beginning of reforms to the Russian constitution.
World Day Against Child Labour (UN) raises awareness about the issue of child labour and works to combat the issue.
Eid al-Fitr (Islam) marks the end of Ramadan. The three-day celebration consists of feasting.
Dragon Boat Festival (China, Hong Kong), which ends on June 18, is a huge celebration with the purpose of practicing customs to rid disease and promote health. There is lots of eating, costumes and dragon boat racing.
Martydom of Guru Arjan Dev (Sikh) commemorates the fifth Sikh Guru.
Independence Day (Iceland) marks the day that Iceland became independent from Denmark.
Father’s Day (U.S.A., Canada) is a day to celebrate all dads. Often gifts are given to fathers.
Juneteenth (U.S.A.) is considered the day marking the end of slavery in the United States.
Labour Day (Trinidad and Tobago) is a day to celebrate workers’ rights and all of the effort put in to acquire these standards.
World Refugee Day (UN) is a day to raise awareness about situations that refugees face.
Summer Solstice (International) is the first day of summer, the longest day of the year.
Midsummer’s Eve Festival is celebrated in many parts of the world, and commemorates the summer solstice.
National Day (Greenland) is a national holiday in Greenland that celebrates the longest day of the year and the country’s flag’s institution.
National Aboriginal Day (Canada) celebrates the diverse, unique and very important Native people of Canada.
Public Service Day (UN) celebrates those who work as public servants.
Rahmat (Bahá’í) is the beginning of the sixth month of the Bahá’í faith. In English, it means mercy.
Dia De San Juan (Puerto Rico) is celebrated in honour of Puerto Rico’s patron saint, John the Baptist. On this day, people swim in the ocean to symbolize baptism.
Inti Raymi (Peru) is a large festival to honour the sun god.
Independence Day (Madagascar) marks Madagascar’s independence from France.
Independence Day (Somalia) is a celebration of Somalia’s independence in 1960.
Independence Day (Congo) marks the day Congo received independence from Belgium.