5 interesting facts about the month of June
June is the month with the longest daylight hours of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. However, in the Southern Hemisphere, it has the shortest daylight hours of the year.
A pearl of a month
June’s birthstone is the pearl, the Moonstone and the alexandrite. The June birth flower is the rose (rosa) and the honeysuckle (lonicera).
In 2009, June was the 662nd most popular name for girls in the USA.
In both common and leap years, no other month begins on the same day of the week as June.
The Romans called June “Iunius” or Junius, but it is unclear whether this was after Juno, goddess of marriage, or whether May and June were named for the old and young: ‘maiores’ and ‘juniores’.