June 2021 Content Ideas and Inspiration
Halfway through the year now and June is known as a great month to get married! It was thought that couples who married in June would be blessed with prosperity and happiness. There’s a great quote in a song from “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”,
“They say when you marry in June you’re a bride all your life, and the bridegroom who marries in June gets a sweetheart for a wife”.“They say when you marry in June you’re a bride all your life, and the bridegroom who marries in June gets a sweetheart for a wife”. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Click To Tweet
The month also brings beautiful bouquets, delicious fruits and vegetables, and an urge to get out there and enjoy the sunshine, particularly important after all the Covid lockdowns!
June was originally named Iunius in the Roman, or Julian, calendar. There are two theories on its origin. It either came from the Roman goddess Juno, wife of Jupiter, or from the word “iuniores”, the Latin word for “younger ones”.
I think one of my favourite June quotes is this one:
“There are two seasons in Scotland: June and winter.“ Billy Connolly.“There are two seasons in Scotland: June and winter.“ Billy Connolly #junecontent ideas Click To Tweet
As usual, we’re also including our free downloadable calendar with at least one special, celebratory or sometimes just weird event for every day of the month. Carry on reading and scroll down to sign up for your copy!
June 2021 Monthly Events
One of the events that runs over two months but is worth noting and celebrating in either May or June is:
National Smile Month, May 17-June 17
I’ve picked out 10 other themes that you could use for your social media for June but there are lots more you could choose from:
Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month
Great Outdoors Month
LGBTQ Pride Month
PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) Awareness Month
SANDS (Stillbirth & Neonatal Death Charity) Awareness Month
Scoliosis Awareness Month
Zoo and Aquarium Month
As always, an interesting combination of serious issues and fun this month.
June is the month with the most daylight hours of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and the shortest amount of daylight hours in the Southern hemisphere.
The Full Moon in June, known as the Strawberry Moon, is on 24 June this year. The wild strawberries that start to ripen during early summer gave the name to this Full Moon. Other names for this Full Moon are Hot Moon, Rose Moon and Mead Moon.
According to the Brothers Grimm, the Pied Piper lured 130 children of Hamelin away on 26 June 1284.
The Pied Piper of Hamelin is an old German folktale about the departure or death of a great many children from the town of Hamelin (Hamelin), in northern Germany, in the Middle Ages. The story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin was popularised in German by the Brothers Grimm and in English by the poet Robert Browning (1812 - 1889).
The folktale tells of a mysterious wanderer, known as the Pied Piper, who agrees to rid the town of Hamelin of a plague of rats, for an agreed price. He enchants the rats by playing a magical flute and leads them into the nearby river Weser, where they drown. However, when the people of Hamelin go back on their promise to pay him for his work, he takes revenge by playing his flute for the town’s children and leading them away into a mountain cave which, as if by magic, seals itself shut.
June 2021 Weekly Events
I think my favourite weekly event for June has to be:
English Wine Week, June 19-27
though not traditionally known for wine, English wine has been developing and growing in popularity. There are new vineyards now all over the UK.
Here are ten other weekly events in June that might appeal to you or have links to your business include:
Bike Week (UK), May 30-June 5
Carers Week, June 7-13
World Allergy Awareness Week, June 13-19
BNF (British Nutrition Foundation) Healthy Eating Week, June 14-18
Men’s Health Week, June 14-20
Cervical Screening Awareness Week, June 14-20 #CSAW
Royal Ascot, June 15-19
National Picnic Week, June 19-27
National School Sport Week, June 20-25
Lightning Safety Awareness Week, June 20-26.
Remember, there are plenty more for you to choose from that might be more appropriate to your business or interests.
June 2021 Special Days
Father’s Day, like Mother’s Day, is celebrated on different days all over the world. The most popular date for Father’s Day is the third Sunday in June. This date was first observed in the USA and has since been adopted by many countries, including the UK.
Father’s Day - 20 June.
A month with quite a few alcoholic special days but here are also a selection of others I found interesting:
International Children’s Day - 1 June
Spinal Injuries Association Fish & Chips Suppers/National Fish and Chip Day - 4 June
World Oceans Day - 8 June
Rose Wine Day - 12 June
World Gin Day - 12 June
Martini Day - 19 June
World Music Day - 21 June
Take Your Dog To Work Day - 25 June
Camera Day - 29 June
Social Media Day - 30 June (couldn’t leave this one out!).
There are holidays for every business and personality and, as a result, there are loads to choose from and I’m sure you’ll find some that are perfect for your business!
You can look up hundreds of fun holidays online to connect with your followers. Just type in ‘special events’ or ‘holiday days’ in your search engine of choice! Do be careful to add the year though as the dates of many of these events change each year.
The alternative is to follow our new blog series every month. We plan to publish July’s suggestions at the end of May, August’s at the end of June, and so on. This way you’ll have time to prepare your content in advance. If you join our mailing list, you’ll get a reminder each month and a link to the new blog.
Also, to make it easy for you, we’ve put the most engaging ideas in a free downloadable one-sheet content inspiration calendar. A minimum of one idea a day but we couldn’t resist adding extras to give you plenty of choice! We’ll be adding a calendar sheet every month for you to download.
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