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DEI holidays to celebrate in June

We compiled a comprehensive list of June holidays you may want to observe throughout your organization. Plus download our 2024 DEI holiday calendar.

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Are you eagerly anticipating the June holidays? 

At Electives, we are passionate about aiding companies in establishing diverse and inclusive work environments and building high-performance cultures. With this goal in mind, we compiled a comprehensive list of June holidays you may want to observe throughout your organization. 

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Month-long celebrations in June

Immigration Heritage Month

We all know someone with an immigration story. The goal of Immigration Heritage Month is to create space for immigrants to share those stories and demonstrate their impact on our communities, culture and history.

LGBTQ+ Pride Month

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer + (LGBTQ+) Pride Month is a month-long celebration dedicated to recognizing the influence that LGBTQ+ individuals have on our communities, culture and history. 

Men’s Health Month

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 13.2% of men over 18 are in fair/poor health. Men’s Health Month is an opportunity to encourage men and boys to take charge of their health, get regular checkups and be more aware of the health risks for their demographic (age, ethnicity, lifestyle).

Caribbean-American Heritage Month

June is also a celebration of the contributions of Caribbean immigrants to the U.S. specifically. According to the U.S. Department of the Interior, 90% of Caribbean people in the U.S. came from Cuba, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago. The largest Caribbean communities in the U.S. are in New York, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Washington DC, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Texas and California.

National PTSD Awareness Month

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, about 8 million people in the United States currently suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Veterans or civilian survivors of assault, serious accidents, natural disasters or other trauma can have PTSD. During June, we are encouraged to raise awareness of PTSD, its symptoms and available treatment options.

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Additional June DEI holidays

June 6

Global Running Day

Running offers many physical and mental health benefits. Global Running Day encourages people of all ages and abilities to get moving wherever, and however, they can.

June 12

National Loving Day

National Loving Day commemorates the day in 1967 when Surpeme Court Decision struck down all U.S. state laws that banned interracial marriage. It recognizes the difficulties faced by interracial couples and celebrates the freedom to love someone, regardless of race.

June 16

Father’s Day

In the U.S., the third Sunday in June is set aside to honor fatherhood and those paternal bonds that may not come from blood relatives.

June 17*

Eid al-Adha

Starting at sundown on June 17, Eid al-Adha is a Muslim festival in remembrance of the faith of the Prophet Ibrahim. Ibrahim was prepared to sacrifice his son, but Allah provided a lamb instead.

June 19

Juneteenth

June 19 marks the day in 1865 when federal troops arrived in Texas to ensure all enslaved people were freed. Juneteenth became a national holiday in 2021.

June 20

Summer Solstice

The summer solstice is the year's longest day (and shortest night). For the northern hemisphere, this happens in June. 

June 28

National HIV Testing Day

First observed on June 27, 1995, National HIV Testing Day encourages people to get tested for HIV, know their status and get care and treatment as needed. 

International LGBTQ+ Pride Day 

International LGBTQ+ Pride Day is observed on the 1969 Stonewall Inn Riots anniversary. The riots were a catalyst for the LGBTQ+ community in the U.S. and around the world to demand equality.

*Indicates a holiday that begins at sundown the day prior.

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