Lesser Known…

Parents’ Day and Children’s Day fall on the same exact day June 1. This is an odd thing to start in the United States as well as a bunch of other countries these events have been moved to different dates in the US Children’s Day is the Second Sunday in June and Parents’ Day is the Fourth Sunday in June. Unfortunately for me I didn’t know about Children’s Day growing up but on this day children up to 12 get a present or something it really depends on the country, Parents’ Day on the other hand is a day to appreciate all parents in all parts of the world for their selfless commitment to children and their lifelong sacrifice towards nurturing this relationship. It’s like Mother’s Day and Father’s Day wrapped up into one.

There is also World Environment Day on June 5 how is this different from Arbor Day or Earth Day I really couldn’t tell you. On June 6 it is UN Russian Language Day as well, it coincides with Alexander Pushkin’s birthday. Pushkin is considered to be the father of modern Russian literature. This is one of the six UN Language Days which are to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity and to promote equal use of all six of the UN’s official working languages. This language day is a cool idea and it would be interesting to read some Russian Literature, as well as the other UN languages (Chinese, Arabic, French, Spanish, English)

The UN does like to make days up like this, all of the days  listed above are made up by the UN.


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