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June Holidays

Jun 01, 2016

It's the start of summer and you're eager to par-tay, so what holidays can you celebrate in June? Well, there aren't any major holidays but there are plenty of fun celebrations you can observe this month.

World Environment Day

Celebrated every year on June 5th, World Environment Day is a United Nations holiday that celebrates Earth and our environment. 

Donald Duck's Birthday

Donald Fauntleroy Duck's birthday is officially recognized as June 9th. On this day in 1934, he debuted in the Silly Symphony cartoon, The Wise Little Hen. This year Donald will turn 78!

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Superman Celebration

Are you a big Superman fan? Then have we got a celebration for you! In 1972, the city of Metropolis, Illinois was declared the Home of Superman by the Illinois legislature. It took seven years to get the party started but in 1979, the very first official Superman Celebration was held and has been an annual event ever since.

Father's Day

Buy your present now because Father's Day is fast approaching. On Sunday June 19th, 2016, take a little time out of your busy schedule to let your dad know you care. If you can't think of what to pick up for your pop, check out these nifty gadgets.

Celebrate your dad on Father's Day!Celebrate your dad on Father's Day!

Flag Day

Flag Day is said to have first been celebrated way back on June 14th, 1885, when schoolteacher B.J. Cigrand had his class celebrate the flag's birthday. It was officially declared a holiday by President Harry Truman in 1949.

Summer Solstice

The summer solstice is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, which means there are over 13 hours of daylight. Summer Solstice falls between June 20 and 23 of every year and has different significance for various religions. The ancient Chinese for example, celebrated the Earth, femininity and yin (the dark, passive element of the yin/yang balance) forces on the summer solstice. This year Summer Solstice is Saturday June 20th, 2016!

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...my favorite color? hm. bright, loud, and boisterous pink. because life is too short not to be fabulous, darlings~
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hey man i'm just vegetarian cause i don't care about meat lol  ain't none of the other things concerning me
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the man-made construct of "time" is a measure of several factors done for societal organization. make no mistake, though. a man-made measure is not insignificant, for "time" is passing. causes and effects. histories. we are constantly moving, and can never go back.  the earth's rotation today is not the same as the one tomorrow. our bodies are growing. our bodies are decaying. things are moving, things are changing, evolving, happening. time, the concept of it, is not an illusion. we will never stop progressing. time is progression.
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i have had several friends who have cut themselves. i have almost done it, but more out of curiosity towards how it might feel- for empathic or sympathetic reasons. in a deluded way, i think that it is. a cry for attention. but i don't think that is a bad thing. human beings depend on social interaction. we are social creatures. by cutting, putting a physical show of emotional hurt, it's somewhat of a call for help. it's like crying through blood, something far more serious, much like the pain that leads someone there. cutting itself is very dangerous and terrifying for the people that love the cutter. and this is another reason i think cutting is a cry for help- cutters know that. they know the attention that they'll get, the backlash, the possible hate or obsession others will get over them if their cuts are seen.  but they do it anyway. i think if someone were truly hurting and didn't want anybody to know, they'd just suffer in silence, welling within themselves until they go insane. or show their pain through subtle actions.  y'know. the whole "the saddest people are the happiest" thing.
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