Holidays Calendar for June 4, 2023

Father's Day is celebrated in many countries, but Lithuania is one of the few states where it is an official public holiday. Lithuanian Father's Day is observed on the first Sunday in June, a month after Mother's Day (the first Sunday in May).


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.

According to Buddhist tradition, at the age of 80, Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha) reached parinirvana, the final state after the death of the body that implies a release from the Saṃsāra, karma and rebirth. Most Buddhists celebrate Parinirvana Day that commemorates this event on February 8 or 15. However, in Bhutan it is celebrated on the 15th day of the 4th month of the Bhutanese calendar. It is also a public holiday in Mongolia, where it is known as Buddha Day.

Eastern Christianity celebrates Pentecost fifty days after Easter. This feast commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and the followers of Jesus Christ.


Western Christianity observes Trinity Sunday on the first Sunday after Pentecost. The feast celebrates the Christian doctrine of Trinity: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.


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.

Every first Sunday in June Hungarian teachers and students celebrate Teachers' Day. This is a special day of appreciation for the teachers for their hard work.


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.

Textile Industry Workers' Day is an official professional holiday in Turkmenistan observed annually on the first Sunday in June. It was first celebrated in 2006.


Canadian Forces Day is a holiday that celebrates the Canadian Armed Forces, their heritage, and their personnel. It is observed annually on the first Sunday in June. Although it is not a public holiday, it is marked with relevant events and activities across the country.


Seamen’s Day (Sjómannadagurinn), also known as Fishermen’s Day, is celebrated in Iceland every year on the first Sunday in June. It is dedicated to the people who make a big contribution to the country’s economy.


Water Resource Management Employees Day is a Ukrainian professional holiday celebrated annually on the first Sunday of June. It was officially established by President Leonid Kuchma in 2003.


Ukraine has several professional holidays that are celebrated on the first Sunday of June. One of them is Local Industry Workers Day. It was officially established by President Leonid Kuchma on August 20, 2002 and celebrated for the first time on June 1, 2003.


Retail, Consumer Services and Public Utility Company Employees Day is one of the many official professional holidays celebrated in Tajikistan. It is observed annually on the first Sunday of June.


The first Sunday in June is Coastal Cleanup Day in Russia. This local observance is related to International Cleanup Day organized by PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors), the world's largest recreational diving membership and diver training organization.


Kabir’s Birthday (Kabir Jayanti, Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti) is an official observance in the Indian states of Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Punbjab. It is celebrated on the day of the full moon in the Hindu month of Jyeshtha, which means that in the Gregorian calendar, it can fall in late May or June.

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 Cancer Survivors Day is an annual observance held in a number of countries, such as the United States and Ukraine, on the first Sunday in June. It was inaugurated in November 1987 by the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship.


Father's Day in Switzerland (Schweizer Vätertag) is celebrated on the first Sunday in June. It was launched in 2007 by mä, an umbrella association of progressive father's and men's organizations incorporating over 20 voluntary and professional organizations.


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.


This Day in History

  • 2010 The maiden flight of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket wast made from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 40 in Florida.
  • 2007 Died: Freddie Scott, American singer-songwriter, best known for hist 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 Roughly after 37 seconds of the first flight a European rocket Ariane 5 exploded. The rocket was on a Cluster II space mission to study the Earth's magnetosphere over the course of an entire solar cycle.
  • 1989 Nearly 575 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 were killed, about 1,500 injured.
  • 1975 Born: Angelina Jolie, American actress, director, producer, and screenwriter, winner of an Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and three Golden Globe Awards.
  • 1974 Born: Jacob Sahaya Kumar Aruni, Indian celebrity chef, known for authentic South Indian cuisines. He created Guinness World Record for the longest individual cooking marathon and performed television cooking stunts.
  • 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 Died: Samuil Marshak, Russian poet, best known for the poetry for children. He was proclaimed as the founder of Russia's children literature.
  • 1964 Born: Sean Pertwee, English actor and voice actor, best known for role as Captain Fitzpatrick in the play Tom Jones, Doctor Talbot in the film Doomsday and TV series Gotham as Alfred Pennyworth.
  • 1961 The 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. The crisis culminated with the city's partition by erection of the Berlin Wall.
  • 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 of the country.
  • 1939 Died: Tommy Ladnier, outstanding American trumpet jazz player. He was called the second best trumpet player only to Louis Armstrong.
  • 1926 Born: Robert Earl Hughes, American heaviest human being ever recorded in the history of world. At the time of his death he weighed 1,041 pounds (472 kg).
  • 1922 Died: William Halse Rivers Rivers, English anthropologist, neurologist, ethnologist, and psychiatrist, best remembered for his work treating officers during World War I who were suffering from shell shock.
  • 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 work on nitric oxide as a signaling molecule in the cardiovascular system.
  • 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 the bile acids.
  • 1867 Born: Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, Finnish general and politician, the 6th President of Finland. After his death he was voted for 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 source of the customs and norms of European social life during the 18th century. He is best known for complicated and elaborate love affairs, and his name became synonymous with "womanizer".
  • 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.
  • 1694 Born: François Quesnay, French economist and physician, known for publishing the Tableau économique (Economic Table) that provided foundation of the ideas of the Physiocrats. His work is regarded as the first important contribution to the economic thought.
  • 1585 Died: Muretus, French humanist. He is often considered as one of the best Latin prose stylist 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.
  • 907 Born: Rosalind Russell, American actress and singer, winner of five Golden Globe Awards and a Tony Award. She is known for playing character roles, exceptionally wealthy, dignified, ladylike women and professional women, like judges, reporters and physicians.