June in the Julian – Gregorian Calendar is named after Juno, Roman goddess, wife of chief god Jupiter and goddess of marriage .
June contains the summer solstice in the Northern hemisphere (the day with the greatest number of daylight hours) and the winter Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere (the day with the fewest number of daylight hours)
It is only the second month named after or in honour of a woman. Hmm…. we can blame that on those toga wearing Roman emperors.
Happy Month to those amongst us named June, celebrating a birthday or a wedding anniversary!