National Holidays in June 2022

June 2
Italy – Republic Day
Italian Republic Day is Italy’s national day to commemorate the abolition of the monarchy and the establishment of a republic in a referendum on June 2-3, 1946.

Events: President’s laurel wreath at the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier at the Vittoriano Memorial and a military parade along Empire Plaza Boulevard.

June 5
Israel – Pentecost
Pentecost (translated by the Catholic Church as Pentecost) originates from one of the three major Jewish festivals, Feast of Seventy-Seven. Judaism observes feasts according to the Jewish calendar, commemorating the fiftieth day after the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt. This festival is the “Day of Thanksgiving for the Law”, and it is also used to thank the Lord for the harvest, so it is also called the Harvest Festival, and it is one of the three major festivals of the Jewish people.

June 6
Sweden – National Day
On June 6, 1809, Sweden adopted its first modern constitution. In 1983, Parliament officially declared June 6th as the Swedish National Day.


What: The Swedish flag is hoisted across the country on Switzerland’s National Day, when members of the Swedish royal family move from the Royal Palace in Stockholm to Skansen, where the queen and princess will receive flowers from well-wishers.

June 6

Malaysia – The Prime Minister’s Birthday
The King of Malaysia is widely known as the “Sultanate of State” or “Head of State”, and the “Malaysian Prime Minister’s Birthday” is a holiday celebrated on the birthday of the current Prime Minister of Malaysia. From 2021, the birth of the head of state will be celebrated on the first Monday in June.
Activities: The flag review ceremony held at the National Heroes Square in Putrajaya, where the Yang di-Pertuan Agong reviewed the five Royal Regiment flags and the three-service honor guard (prior to 2016, it was held at Merdeka Square, Kuala Lumpur or the Army Commander-in-Chief Plaza, New Street Barracks); and at the national During the awarding and canonization ceremonies held in the Royal Palace, the Supreme Head of State publicly commends those who have contributed to the society.

June 10

Portugal – Portugal Day
It is the anniversary of the death of the Portuguese patriotic poet Camés. In 1977, the Portuguese government officially named the day “Portuguese Day, Camés Day and Portuguese Overseas Chinese Day” in order to gather the centripetal force of Portuguese overseas Chinese scattered around the world.
Note: Many people in Macau, China, mistakenly regard the Portuguese Republic Day as the National Day.
Activities: The Portuguese mainland, overseas institutions and overseas diaspora groups will hold activities to celebrate on the day, the most important of which are the flag raising and honoring ceremony, as well as the celebration reception. On October 5, it is basically only a public holiday without any celebrations.

June 12

Russia – National Day
On June 12, 1990, the Supreme Soviet of the Russian Federation adopted and issued the Declaration of Sovereignty, declaring Russia’s independence from the Soviet Union and its sovereign independence. This day is designated as a national holiday in Russia.

Events: The main holiday celebrations are held in Moscow, where the President delivers holiday wishes to the people and presents state medals in the Kremlin. There will be concerts and parades on Red Square, as well as a grand fireworks display.
The festival brings 4 consecutive days of holiday to Russians. TV stations will not hold National Day Gala, but major channels will broadcast some news about National Day, such as a city holding a National Day parade, the president visiting famous writers, and special awards for cruise missile developers.

June 12

Nigeria – Democracy Day
Nigeria’s “Democracy Day” was originally May 29, and was revised to June 12 with the approval of the Senate and House of Representatives to commemorate the contributions of Moshod Abiola and Babagana Jinkibai to the democratic process in Nigeria .
Activity: The President of Nigeria Democracy Day will attend and deliver a speech. Thousands of people including leaders of relevant countries, diplomatic envoys from various countries in Nigeria, representatives of state governments and people from all walks of life in the capital will gather at Eagle Square in Abuja.

June 12

Philippines – Independence Day
In 1898, the Filipino people launched a large-scale national uprising against Spanish colonial rule, and on June 12 of that year, they announced the establishment of the first republic in the history of the Philippines.

June 24

Peru – Festival of the Sun
The Festival of the Sun on June 24 is the most important festival of the Peruvian Indians-Quechua people. It is held at the Inca ruins of the Sac Sahuaman Castle on the outskirts of Cusco City to worship the sun god, also known as the Sun Festival.

Activities: In the early morning, people began to prepare for this celebration. In addition to the actors participating in the Sun Festival, many temporary vendors opened stalls on both sides of the road to the Sun Temple to do business, with snacks, drinks and handicrafts.

June 25

Nordic Countries – Midsummer Festival
Midsummer is an important traditional festival for residents of northern Europe. It may have been originally set to commemorate the summer solstice. After Northern Europe converted to Catholicism, it was set up to commemorate the birthday of John the Baptist. Later, its religious color gradually disappeared and became a folk festival.

Activities: In some places, local residents will erect the Maypole on this day, and the bonfire party is also one of the important activities. According to ancient tradition, the bonfire is to be lit by the newlyweds. People dressed in national costumes performed various traditional folk handicraft performances, lit bonfires, and sang and danced to celebrate the midsummer night.

June 27

Djibouti – Independence Day
Before the colonists invaded, Djibouti was ruled by three sultans, Hausa, Tadjoura and Obok. On June 27, 1977, Djibouti declared its independence, and the country was named the Republic of Djibouti.
The Republic of Djibouti is located in the southern throat of the Red Sea, bordering Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, and the port of Aden in the Republic of Yemen across the Red Sea.

Edited by Shijiazhuang Wangjie

Post time: Jun-10-2022
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