Events Calendar - June

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1st June Vesak Day or Buddha Day   Buddhist Vesak is the major Buddhist festival of the year and celebrates the birth, enlightenment and death of the Buddha.  The date varies by region and tradition.  Some Buddhists celebrate Buddha Day on 4 May or 2 June.
1st June Independence Day Samoa Samoa achieved independence from New Zealand on 1 January 1962. However, Independence Day is celebrated annually on 1 June. 
2nd June Foundation of the Republic Italy  
3rd June Mabo Day Indigenous Australians  
5th June National Celtic Festival, Portarlington, Vic (to 8 June) Festival This annual festival celebrates Celtic music and culture.  Each of the Celtic lands is represented – Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany, Cornwall and the Isle of Man.
6th June National Day Sweden  
6th June Greek Glenti, Darwin (to 7 June) Festival The Greek Glenti Festival has developed into the largest ethnic celebration in the Northern Territory.
10th June Portugal Day, Camões Day and Day of Portuguese Communities Portugal  
12th June Independence Day Philippines  
12th June National Day Russian Federation   
14th June Refugee Week (to 20 June) Australia Since early 1945, more than seven million people have come to Australia as new settlers, including around 800 000 people under humanitarian programs, initially as displaced persons and more recently as refugees.
16th June Martyrdom (Shahidi) of Guru Arjan Dev Sahib Sikh On this day Sikhs remember those who have suffered for the faith. The day is observed by reading the Guru Granth Sahib.
17th June National Day Iceland  
18th June National Day Seychelles  
18th June Ramadan Begins (begins at sundown on 17 June)  Islamic Ramadan is the most auspicious month on the Islamic calendar, being the month in which the first verses of the Qur'an were revealed to the Prophet Muhammad.  During Ramadan Muslims around the world fast from sunrise to sunset.
20th June World Refugee Day United Nations  
23rd June National Day and Official Birthday of HRH the Grand Duke Luxembourg  
25th June Independence Day Mozambique  
25th June National Day Croatia Commemorates independence from Yugoslavia in 1991
25th June National Day Slovenia Commemorates independence from Yugoslavia in 1991
26th June National Day  Madagascar  
27th June Independence Day Djibouti  
30th June Independence Day  Congo, Democratic Republic of  
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