Celebrating Diversity in June

May 30, 2024

Celebrating Diversity

Embracing Differences and Celebrating Each Other

While we, Washingtonians, can’t help but feel a sense of pride in surviving our 10-false-springs-before-June weather, the long-awaited summer will finally be upon us and has so many of us jumping for joy. Precious are our summer days, no matter whether you’re Team Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter. Here at Senior Services, we are committed to celebrating the incredible things that make us unique.

Follow the links below for more information and ways to celebrate!

June is LGBTQ+ Pride, Immigrant Heritage, Caribbean American Heritage and PTSD Awareness Month!

June 1: Intergenerational Day

Building connections with each other by sharing old experiences and new adventures.

June 1: National Say Something Nice Day

This day is about lifting the people around you with genuine, kind words and finding appreciation.

June 2: Native American Citizenship Day

Also referred to as American Indian Citizenship Day, it commemorates the day in 1924 when US Congress passed legislation recognizing citizenship of Native Americans.

June 5: Thank You Day

First celebrated in the UK in 2021, it is in celebration of those who helped make life better for people during the COVID-19 pandemic.

June 6: Memorial Day in South Korea

This day honors the soldiers who lost their lives fighting in the Korean War and other significant wars.

June 9: Filipino-Chinese Friendship Day

This day coincides with the day that official diplomatic relations between China and the Philippines were established and is mean to help strengthen the bond.

June 11: King Kamehameha

A warrior and diplomat, one might have seen the popular statue standing tall across from Iolani Palace in downtown Honolulu, O’ahu. Credited with uniting the Hawaiian Islands, each year the islands celebrate the memory of King Kamehameha.

Lunch Special: Kalua Pork, Bok Choy, Rice, Fresh Fruit Salad, Haupia Dessert

June 11: Loving Day

Anniversary of historic court decision for interracial marriage.

June 15: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

If you see something, say something.

June 16-20: Eid-ul-Adha (falls on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah of the Islamic calendar and lasts for four days)

Also referred to as “The Greater Festival,” it is the Islamic festival that commemorates the willingness of Ibrahim to follow Allah’s command to sacrifice his son – observed by Muslims around the world.

June 19: Juneteenth

Juneteenth Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, honors the day in 1865 when slaves in Texas and Louisiana heard they were free, 2 ½ yrs after end of Civil War.

June 21: National Indigenous Peoples Day

Gives recognition to indigenous populations affected by colonization in Canada.

June 27: Helen Keller Day

Celebrating the life and achievements of Helen Keller, a woman who overcame blindness and deafness.

June 27: National PTSD Awareness Day

Part of the PTSD Awareness Month, this day helps to educate and help others about symptoms that can arise from the complex disorder.

June 28: Pride Day

This day commemorates the Stonewall Riots and the decades of contributions made by the LGBTQ+ community to history, society and cultures worldwide. There are lots of ways to celebrate June 28th.

Lunch Special: Tri-color Anti-Pasta Salad with Protein of Choice on Bed of Spinach, Mixed Summer Fruit Salad

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