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Crazy, Silly Holidays in June That You’ll Have Fun Celebrating

Natalie, a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, is a freelance writer who is always searching for what lies within the potential.

These fun holidays are great to celebrate with the whole family!

These fun holidays are great to celebrate with the whole family!

Funny and Weird June Holidays

June is the month that contains the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, the day with the most daylight hours and the first day of summer. This is the same day as the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere, the day with the fewest daylight hours and the first day of winter. June is the month during which Father’s Day falls in the U.S. and a number of other countries, and it holds a number of other traditional holidays as well. Yet, June is a month that harbors many nontraditional holidays which are silly, crazy or even somewhat bizarre. Think about celebrating one or more of these holidays and add some fun to your month.

Fun Holidays in June

  • June 1st: National Dare Day
  • June 2nd: National Bubba Day
  • June 3rd: National Repeat Day
  • June 7th: National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
  • June 8th: Name Your Poison Day
  • June 12th: National Peanut Butter Cookie Day
  • June 30th: Meteor Watch Day

June 1st: National Dare Day

This is the day for daredevils everywhere. Today is the day to dare someone to do something they wouldn’t normally do. It’s also the time you must do a dare yourself if challenged. You can even challenge yourself to do something you’ve been meaning to do but might not have had the guts to carry out. This is the day for taking action and risks.

If you are particularly brave, you can up the stakes with a “double dog dare” or “triple dog dare”. These terms are either used for dares of epic proportion or to emphasize the dare when the person refuses. This is a great day if you are a procrastinator to try doing things differently. Don’t hesitate or think too much about the dare. Just commit to taking it on and doing it. The type of dare you issue or accept is only limited by your imagination (along with safety and the law, of course). It can be a prank or a real-life challenge.

June 2nd: National Bubba Day

National Bubba Day is a holiday that recognizes and honors anyone named Bubba. Often used as an affectionate moniker for a brother, Bubba is also used for close family friends as a term denoting affection. In order to qualify to be an honoree today, your given name can be Bubba, or it can be a nickname. You can even decide to take the name just for the day. This makes sure everyone can celebrate the day as one of those honored. Celebrate today by acting like a “Bubba.” Watch the movie “Forrest Gump” paying close attention to the character named Bubba. Through a "Bubba Party" and invite everyone you know named Bubba and all of their family. If you don't know any people with the name, have a party anyway and hand everyone a "Bubba button" when they walk in the door.

June 3rd: National Repeat Day

Repeat Day is the day you can do things again and again. Repeat Day is the day you can do things again and again. Repeat Day is the day you can do things... well, you get the picture.

You only need to repeat things you enjoy doing. Don’t let anyone try to talk you into repeating those things you dislike. Remember, it’s supposed to be a fun day. Eat your favorite food, then do it again. Listen to your favorite song over and over. Engage in those activities you like the best and repeat. Take a nap, then another one - Heck, sleep all day if you choose! Watch the movie “Groundhog Day,” which is about someone who lives the same day over and over and over again. You can also revisit favorite locations or places where important milestones or events took place, such as where you got engaged or the city where you went to college. Eat the same meal for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Don’t forget dessert. Today you can have as many servings as you want.

June 7th: National Chocolate Ice Cream Day

While it may not be National Dare Day, I dare you to resist National Chocolate Ice Cream Day. Today is the perfect day to eat America's favorite flavor of ice cream. Not that we really need any added incentive to eat chocolate ice cream. Plus, as this holiday occurs in June with hotter weather, ice cream is just the ticket. Don’t stop at enjoying it just once today. Eat it as many times as you’d like, in a cone with syrup, sprinkles, chocolate chips, nuts, coconut or whipped cream.

Simple Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe

This recipe is not just easy, but it’s also got no eggs and doesn’t require cooking. Plus, it’s less sweet yet still decadent, using about half the condensed milk as other similar recipes. Whip this up in 10 minutes, then freeze for 3 to 6 hours, and voila, homemade chocolate ice cream. Add any toppings you choose and serve in a bowl, waffle cone or cake cone, or use it to make a float or shake.


  • 2 ½ cups heavy whipping cream, cold
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 ¼ cup chocolate syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Pinch of sea salt


  1. Pour the whipping cream, condensed milk, chocolate syrup vanilla extract and salt in a large mixing bowl of stand mixer or in a large bowl, and, using an electric hand mixer, add all the ingredients: heavy whipping cream, sweetened condensed milk, chocolate syrup and/or sea salt (optional).
  2. With standing mixer or hand mixer, whip the mixture until stiff peaks form. In order to prevent splattering, begin mixing at a slower speed, then increase the speed to high as it thickens.
  3. Pour the mixture into a freezer-safe container. Cover and freeze for about 5 - 6 hours or overnight for firm ice cream. If you like soft-serve ice cream, you can eat it after about 3 to 4 hours.
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Whip up this simple chocolate ice cream recipe for a treat that will keep you cool all summer long.

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June 8th: Name Your Poison Day

Today is the day for choosing. Most people are aware of the phrase being used by bartenders when asking someone what type of drink they want. It also once referred to making any type of choice, although due to the negative connotation of “poison”, it likely originally meant choosing between two undesirable options. Now it refers to making any decision, whether it is a happy one or not. Many people use this day to give themselves a free pass on a vice they have been trying to quit. For example, for someone trying to quit smoking, they can decide today to let themselves smoke.

While it may seem like a bad idea to dedicate a day to backsliding, it can be looked at as a day for cutting oneself some slack when taking on a difficult commitment that can result in a renewed dedication to seeing the goal through. The day can also be used to make silly choices such as what dessert choice to eat, what type of exercise to do, or how many hours to work today.

Celebrate the day by making a major decision or several small ones. It doesn’t matter if you are selecting between good or bad options. You can also do the obvious, go to a bar or club and “name your poison.” Other activities you might have fun doing include watching movies such as Arsenic and Old Lace or .listening to the band Poison or a song with Poison in the title, such as the song which could be the official anthem for the day, Name Your Poison by Ted Nugent. Choose other options from the lists below.

Movies With Poison in the Title

  • Poison
  • The Young Poisoner's Handbook
  • The Poisoning
  • Pretty Poison
  • Poison Rose
  • Love Like Poison

Songs With Poison in the Title

  • "Down Poison" by 3 Doors Down
  • "Church of the Poison Mind" by Culture Club
  • "Poison Door" by The Sisters of Mercy
  • "Poison Apples" by Motley Crue
  • "Poison" by George Strait,
  • "Poison Whiskey" by Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • "Poison Years" by Bob Mould
  • "Mouthful of Poison" by Kittie
  • "If Your Poison Gets You" by Black Francis
  • "Poison Oak" by Bright Eyes
  • "Subtle Poison" by Screaming Trees
  • "Poison Love" by Jerry Lee Lewis
  • "What’s Ya Poison" by Cormega Mobb Deep
  • "Poison Pen" by Molly Hatchet
  • "The Poison" by Alkaline Trio
  • "Poison Sugar" by Reba McEntire
  • "Poison in My Veins" by Bayside
  • "Poison" by Nicole Scherzinger
  • "Poison Was the Cure" by Megadeth
  • "Before the Poison" by Marianne Faithfull
  • "Poison Eye" by Chris Cornell
  • "Poison Arrow" by ABC
  • "The Poison Tree" by Moby
  • "Living Your Poison" by A-ha
  • "Poison Ivy" by Three Days Grace
  • "Poison" by Falco
  • "Poison Lovers" by Steve Earle
  • "Poison Heart" by Ramonesw
  • "Poison" by All Time Low
  • "Poison" by Motorhead
  • "Poison" by Lisa Stansfield
  • "Poison Prince" by Amy Macdonald
  • "Poison" by Gary Numan
  • "Poison" by Tarja Turunen
  • "Poison Arrow" by Meat Puppets
  • "Poison" by Rancid
  • "Poison Moon" by Elvis Costello
  • "Poison Ring Chamber" by Method Man, Cilvaringz
  • "Love the Poison" by Gregg Allman
  • "The Shade of Poison Trees" by Dashboard Confessional
  • "Poison Ivy" by Linda McCartney
  • "Poison" by Beyonce Knowles
  • "Poison" by Asking Alexandria
  • "Shore Lined Poison" by Skinny Puppy
  • "Arrow" by Sonic Youth

The ancient Aztecs were the first to mash peanuts and create peanut butter. Starting around 1900, peanut butter became popular, and in the next decade, the sandwich spread started being added to cookies. President Woodrow Wilson’s wife was famous for her Peanut Cookies which included a healthy amount of peanut butter. Coming from Georgia, where the peanut is king, peanut butter cookies are a way of life.

Celebrate today by giving yourself permission to eat as many peanut butter cookies as you’d like. Make up a batch for yourself and an extra one to give to friends, family and neighbors. If you know anyone who can’t get out, make their day with the gift of some cookies. Try the simple recipe below and find out just how good these cookies can be.

Easy and Quick Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Do you love peanut butter cookies but don’t relish the time it takes to make them? Try this simple recipe and have warm, chewy peanut butter cookies in no time.


  • 1 cup peanut butter, smooth or chunky - your preference
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon butter extract
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Beat egg well.
  4. Add sugar, peanut butter, butter extract, vanilla extract, cinnamon and salt. Mix until fully combined.
  5. Roll dough into balls, place on coated cookie sheet and press down with the back of a fork to give them the familiar cross-hatch look.
  6. Bake 6-8 minutes. Don’t overcook, as these are best when they are slightly soft. Do not let them start to brown, or they will become dry.
  7. Let cool, then transfer them to wire wrack (what you don’t eat right away!).
  8. Cookies can be stored in an airtight container for two weeks out of the refrigerator and up to three weeks if kept inside the fridge. I dare you to make them last this long!
  9. You can make these even better by adding ¼ cup of milk chocolate, white chocolate, butterscotch chips or even M&M's, or top with a Hershey’s Kiss. For an even bolder peanut butter taste, mix in peanut butter chips or try adding Reese's Pieces.
  10. To make these even easier, press the dough into a lipped cookie sheet, spreading out so the dough is distributed evenly. Cook 6 to 8 minutes and cut into bars while still warm.

Serving suggestion—serve on a plate, warm with Simple Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream on top or crumble-cooled cookies over the top of the ice cream. You can also make sandwich cookies by spreading peanut butter, marshmallow fluff, Nutella or chocolate spread, or any type of frosting or filling you’d like.

Whip up a batch of simple peanut butter cookies to share today

Whip up a batch of simple peanut butter cookies to share today

June 30th: Meteor Watch Day

Although there is no official origin of this holiday, most people believe it commemorates the Tunguska Event, when a meteor caused an explosion above a remote forest in Siberia on June 30th, 1908. The fireball that resulted is believed to have been 165 to 330 feet wide, flattening more than 80 million trees and killing hundreds of reindeer across 800 square miles. People over 40 miles away were knocked unconscious.

The Tunguska Event is the most powerful such explosion in recorded history. It resulted in at least 185 times more energy than that produced by the Hiroshima atomic bomb. Some estimates were considerably higher. Seismic waves were felt as far away as the UK.

This type of meteor explosion is extremely rare. The only other one that has been hypothesized to be of such massive force is the one believed to have wiped out most of the dinosaurs. So you can feel safe in going outside and trying to observe passing meteors on this day. With luck, you might just observe one of these in the night sky in the form of a shooting star or may even be fortunate enough to catch sight of a meteor shower.

Even without an actual meteor sighting, this is a great night to stargaze. Take some time during the day to learn a bit about the stars and planets you might be able to observe this time of year in your part of the world. Try Googling “Planets visible in the night sky in ___” and insert the city in which you live. It will give you a list of what you can see that night. While you are searching, see if there are any comets scheduled to make an appearance in your neck of the woods soon.

You can also celebrate this day by going to a planetarium and taking in whatever presentation they have available, talking with some of the staff working there and looking at books and other souvenirs they have in their gift shop. Another fun activity, especially for children, is to get some glow-in-the-dark stars and paste them on the ceiling of a bedroom. That way, your child will never forget to look to the stars.

© 2018 Natalie Frank


Natalie Frank (author) from Chicago, IL on June 01, 2018:

Sounds nice. It's just called the longest day? Any customs specific to the longest day itself? For example, isn't there something about watching the sunrise at Stonehenge? Just curious since we don't really do much over here.

Natalie Frank (author) from Chicago, IL on June 01, 2018:

Maybe you could put together a Bubba playlist! "Top 25 Bubba Songs!" Might take a bit of work finding enough but it would be fun! Thanks for stopping by and weighing in.

Natalie Frank (author) from Chicago, IL on June 01, 2018:

Have a great Bubba Day, Dora! Have fun! Thanks for the comment and for stopping by.

Liz Westwood from UK on June 01, 2018:

When I was a student (many years ago) we had a music concert going on into the night at the university to celebrate the longest day.

Natalie Frank (author) from Chicago, IL on May 30, 2018:

Glad you liked the list, Liz. We also celebrate Father's Day in June. Would love to know what you guys do for the longest day. Thanks for stopping by,

Natalie Frank (author) from Chicago, IL on May 30, 2018:

Happy to know you find the celebrations interesting. Whenever I get into a bit of a silly mood I turn to another month. Yep, a month that celebrates both chocolate ice cream and peanut butter cookies. What could be better? Thanks for stopping by.

Natalie Frank (author) from Chicago, IL on May 30, 2018:

Glad you enjoyed them Jill. Maybe you could create a day that involves washing peanut butter cookies down with the poison you named! These are really a lot of fun to write. Thanks for stopping by and for the comment.

FlourishAnyway from USA on May 15, 2018:

I must’ve missed this one. I could see having a lot of fun with the he Bubba day — Bubba teeth, overalls, chewing tobacco stains, spit cup, John Deere hat, etc. I’ve known a few Bubbas in my life. Then there’s the song “Bubba Shot the Jukebox.”

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on May 14, 2018:

National Bubba Day seems the funniest. Thanks for the recipes. National Peanut Butter Cookie Day is a close contender with Buuba for "favorite."

Liz Westwood from UK on May 13, 2018:

Another great range of days to celebrate. I especially like the variety you pack into these articles. In the Uk, we have Fathers Day in June and the longest day.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on May 13, 2018:

A chocolate ice cream day and a peanut butter cookie day sound like great ideas! The other holidays sound interesting, too, especially the meteor watch day. You always describe some interesting celebrations in your holiday articles.

Jill Spencer from United States on May 13, 2018:

These are wild, Natalie! Gonna have to celebrate peanut butter cookie day (thanks for the recipe). Name Your Poison Day could come in handy, too.

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