Holidays Calendar for June 4, 2022

The Kingdom of Tonga celebrates Emancipation Day on June 4. This holiday is also known as Independence Day and it's observed on the day when Tonga officially became an independent state from Britain.

Anniversary of Khomeini's Death is one of the public holidays in the Islamic Republic of Iran. It's observed on the 14th day of Khordad month of the Iranian calendar, that corresponds to June 4 of the Gregorian calendar.

On the first Saturday in June, Malaysians celebrate the birthday of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (king of Malaysia). The king's birthday is an official public holiday in Malaysia.


Many historic counties of England have a holiday that celebrates their cultural heritage. Some of these county days are the feast days of patron saints of particular counties. For example, Devon Day coincides with the observance of the feast day of Saint Petroc, which occurs on June 4.

International Corgi Day is observed annually on June 4. It was created to celebrate corgis and corgi mixes while simultaneously raising money for corgi rescues by selling International Corgi Day merchandise.

Moldovian bankers annually celebrate their professional holiday on June 4. Celebration of Banker Day coincides with the anniversary of establishment of the National Bank of Moldova in 1991.

National Prairie Day is celebrated annually on the first Saturday of June. It was created by the Missouri Prairie Foundation to raise awareness of a North American ecosystem that has a significant biodiversity value and needs preservation.


If you’re a fan of hiking, don’t miss your chance to celebrate National Trails Day on the first Saturday of June. Launched by the American Hiking Society, it brings together hiking enthusiasts from all over the country and encourages them to keep hiking trails clean and safe.


National Black Bear Day is observed annually on the first Saturday of June. It was created to celebrate the most common bear in the United States and dispel the myths surrounding this amazing mammal.


June 4 is Day of State Symbols in Kazakhstan. The state symbols of an independent Kazakhstan were officially approved on June 4, 1992 and starting from 2007 the day is celebrated nationwide.

Estonia annually celebrates Flag Day on June 4. This national holiday commemorates the day, when the flag of Estonia was first consecrated in 1884.

On June 4, the Finns celebrate the birthday of Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, a prominent Finnish statesman and military leader. The occasion is also celebrated as the flag day of the Finnish Defense Forces.

National Unity Day is observed in Hungary annually on June 4. This is an official remembrance day that has been observed since 2010.

Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989 Memorial Day is an international memorial day. This day is observed in many countries, marking that no one and nothing is forgotten.

Freedom and Civil Rights Day (Dzień Wolności i Praw Obywatelskich) is an official holiday in Poland celebrated annually on June 4. Like most other holidays declared by a resolution of the Sejm, it is a working day unless it falls on a weekend or coincides with a movable public holiday such as Pentecost or Corpus Christi.

The Day of Remembrance of the Children Who Died as a Result of the Russian Federation’s Armed Aggression Against Ukraine is observed annually on June 4, coinciding with UN’s International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression.

Trianon Treaty Day (Ziua Tratatului de la Trianon) is an official observance in Romania. It is celebrated on June 4 to commemorate the signing of the Treaty of Trianon, which defined the border between Romania and Hungary after World War I.

June 4 is National Cheese Day. There are many food holidays, that are dedicated to dishes with cheese, but today we honor only cheese.

Hug Your Cat Day, sometimes referred to as National Hug Your Cat Day, is an unofficial holiday celebrated on June 4. It is a perfect opportunity for all cat owners to express a little extra love to their furry companions.

National Cognac Day is celebrated annually on June 4 in honor of arguably the most famous kind of brandy. It is the perfect occasion to relax, sit back and enjoy a glass or two of delicious cognac in a good company.

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression is one of the UN international days, that is annually observed on June 4. This observance was established on August 19, 1982 to commemorate the Palestinian and Lebanese children, who became victims of Israel's act of aggression.

National SAFE Day is observed every June 4 to raise awareness of the importance of firearm safety, as well as to honor the memory of all people, especially children, who died because of unsafe firearm storage.

National Health and Fitness Day (NHFD) is observed in Canada on the first Saturday of June. It was created to raise awareness of the physical and mental health benefits of physical activity, and to motivate Canadians to live healthier lifestyles.


This Day in History

  • 2023 A series of anti-government protests took place in several areas of Poland. The protests were sparked by the passing of the bill commonly referred to as "Lex Tusk".
  • 2023 A privately operated Cessna 560 Citation V carrying three passengers and a pilot crashed in the George Washington National Forest, Virginia, killing all four people on board.
  • 2010 The maiden flight of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was made from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 40 in Florida.
  • 2007 Died: Freddie Scott, American singer-songwriter, best known for his hits "Hey, Girl" and "Are You Lonely For Me".
  • 2002 Died: Fernando Belaúnde Terry, Peruvian politician, twice President of Peru. He was recognized by the Peruvians for his commitment to the democratic process and for personal integrity.
  • 1996 Born: Maria Bakalova, Bulgarian actress. She rose to prominence after starring as Tutar Sagdiyev in the 2020 mockumentary Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.
  • 1996 European rocket Ariane 5 exploded roughly 37 seconds into its first flight. The rocket was on the Cluster II space mission to study the Earth's magnetosphere over the course of an entire solar cycle.
  • 1989 Nearly 575 people were killed due to a natural gas explosion near Ufa, Russia. Two trains passing each other threw sparks near a leaky pipeline, which caused the explosion.
  • 1988 Three cars on a train with hexogen exploded in Arzamas, Gorky Oblast, USSR. 91 people were killed, about 1,500 were injured.
  • 1986 Born: Oona Chaplin, Spanish actress. Her roles include Talisa Maegyr in Game of Thrones, Kitty Trevelyan in The Crimson Field, and Zilpha Geary in Taboo.
  • 1985 Born: Evan Lysacek, American retired figure skater. He is the 2010 Olympic champion, the 2009 World champion, and a two-time Four Continents champion.
  • 1975 Born: Angelina Jolie, American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award and three Golden Globe Awards (as of 2024).
  • 1974 Born: Jacob Sahaya Kumar Aruni, Indian celebrity chef known for his authentic South Indian cuisines. He was also a food historian, spice collector and promoter of South Indian cooking.
  • 1973 Died: Maurice René Fréchet, French mathematician and academic who made major contributions to the topology of point sets and introduced the entire concept of metric spaces.
  • 1964 Born: Sean Pertwee, English actor, narrator and producer with an extensive career since the 1980s in television and cinema productions.
  • 1961 Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev sparked the Berlin Crisis by threatening to sign a separate peace treaty with East Germany and ending American, British and French access to East Berlin.
  • 1956 Born: Keith David, American actor and voice actor. He is known for his deep voice and screen presence in over 300 roles across film, stage, television, and interactive media.
  • 1941 Died: Wilhelm II, the last German Emperor and King of Prussia. He ruled the German Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia from 1888 to 1918.
  • 1940 The Dunkirk evacuation ended. British forces completed evacuation of 338,000 troops from Dunkirk, France. Winston Churchill delivered his famous speech "We shall fight on the beaches" to rally the morale.
  • 1939 Died: Tommy Ladnier, outstanding American trumpet jazz player. He was called the second best trumpet player after Louis Armstrong.
  • 1926 Born: Robert Earl Hughes, American man who was, during his lifetime, the heaviest human being recorded, weighing 1,071 pounds (486 kg).
  • 1922 Died: William Halse Rivers Rivers, English anthropologist, neurologist, ethnologist, and psychiatrist, best remembered for his work treating officers suffering from shell shock during World War I.
  • 1920 The Treaty of Trianon, a peace agreement to formally end World War I between the Allies and the Kingdom of Hungary, was signed. Hungary lost 71% of its territory and 63% of its population.
  • 1917 King George V established the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. This is the most junior and most populous order of chivalry in the British and Commonwealth honors system.
  • 1916 Born: Robert F. Furchgott, American biochemist, Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine laureate for his work on nitric oxide as a signaling molecule in the cardiovascular system.
  • 1907 Born: Rosalind Russell, American actress and singer known for playing character roles, especially those of wealthy, dignified, ladylike women and professional women, like judges, reporters and physicians.
  • 1896 Henry Ford completed the Ford Quadricycle, his first gasoline-powered automobile, and successfully tested it.
  • 1877 Born: Heinrich Otto Wieland, German chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry laureate for his research into bile acids.
  • 1867 Born: Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, Finnish general and politician, the 6th President of Finland. After his death he was voted as the Greatest Finn of all time.
  • 1859 The Battle of Magenta was fought between the French and the Austrians in Italy. The battle was won by the French-Sardinian army under Napoleon III.
  • 1798 Died: Giacomo Casanova, Italian adventurer and author, regarded as one of the most authentic sources of the customs and norms of European social life during the 18th century.
  • 1738 Born: George III, King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1760 till 1801 and King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland till his death in 1820.
  • 1694 Born: François Quesnay, French economist and physician, known for publishing the Tableau économique (Economic Table) that provided the foundation of the ideas of the Physiocrats.
  • 1585 Died: Muretus, French humanist. He is often considered to be one of the best Latin prose stylists of the Renaissance.
  • 1463 Died: Flavio Biondo, Italian historian, one of the first historians to use a three-period division of history (Ancient, Medieval and Modern) and known as one of the first archaeologists.