June calendar for 2007

June calendar for 2007

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June 7

Corpus Christi
Honors the body and blood of Christ; observed the eighth Thursday after Easter although in the U.S. it is celebrated on the following Sunday (June 10th this year).
Essay: Eucharistic Adoration Makes a Comeback

June 11

Race Unity Day
Promotes racial harmony and understanding; started in 1957 by the
National Spiritual Assembly of the Bah's of the United States.
Link: About Race Unity Day

June 16

Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev Sahib
Commemorates the death of the fifth Sikh Guru who was also the first
Sikh martyr.
Link: The Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev

Ganga Dussehra
Honors the sacred river Ganga, believed to wash away the sins of
Link: About Ganga Dussehra

June 18

Father's Day
Third Sunday in June; celebration of fatherhood and a time to honor
Feature: Celebrating Fathers
eCards: Send a Father's Day Greeting

June 21

Pagan/Wiccan  Heathen
Summer Solstice/Midsummer
Pagan observance of the longest day of the year, when the strength of the sun god begins to wane. In Northern Heathenry (Asatru), the longest day of the year and the shortest night before it (Midsummer Eve) are spent in celebration of the sun goddess Sunna.
Explore: A Heathen Celebration of the Goddess Sunna
Resource: Celebrating the Summer Solstice
Essay: Herbs at Summer Solstice
History: A Midsummer's Celebration
eCards: Send a Solstice Greeting

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