Holidays Calendar for June 10, 2023

Portugal Day is observed annually on June 10 in Portugal and the Portuguese Communities. This is an official holiday only in Portugal, but the Portuguese citizens and emigrants also celebrate this holiday worldwide.

Many former colonies have a public holiday named Abolition Day or Emancipation Day that commemorates the abolition of slavery. For instance, Abolition Day in French Guiana is celebrated on June 10. It was first observed in 2012.

Reconciliation Day is a public holiday in the Republic of the Congo that commemorates the Congo's national conference. The conference held in 1991 ended a long history of single-party Marxist rule.

The King’s Official Birthday is celebrated as a public holiday in some Commonwealth realms and British Overseas Territories that have King Charles III as the reigning constitutional monarch. In Tuvalu and the Pitcairn Islands, it is celebrated on the second Saturday of June.


World Art Nouveau Day is an annual observance dedicated to an international style of art, architecture and applied art that was popular in the late 19th and early 20th century. It has been celebrated on June 10 since 2013.

International Heraldry Day is celebrated annually on June 10. It is dedicated to the art and science of devising, displaying, and granting armorial insignia, as well as tracing and recording genealogies. The inaugural International Heraldry Day, which united heraldry enthusiasts across the world, was held on June 10, 2013.

AA Founders’ Day, referred to as simply Founders’ Day within Alcoholics Anonymous, is observed by Alcoholics Anonymous chapters across the world on June 10 to commemorate AA’s anniversary.

World Gin Day is observed annually on the second Saturday of June. It was created to celebrate one of the world’s most popular distilled alcoholic beverages that is instantly recognizable due to its signature juniper flavor.


International Drink Chenin Day, also known as International Drink Chenin Blanc Day or simply Drink Chenin Day, is celebrated annually on the second weekend of June. It was created to celebrate a white wine grape variety that originated in France but is most widely associated with the South African wine industry.


On June 10, Jordan celebrates Army Day. It commemorates the anniversary of the beginning of the Great Arab Revolt in the Ottoman Empire in 1916.

Italian Navy Day (Festa della Marina) is observed annually on June 10. Unlike in many countries where Navy Day commemorates the anniversary of the foundation of the Navy, Italian Navy Day is dedicated to one of the most significant victories of the Royal Navy during World War I.

Border Police Day, also referred to as Border Guard Day, is an official professional holiday in the Republic of Moldova celebrated annually on June 10. It was established by a presidential decree in 1995 to celebrate the country’s border guards and has been observed every year since then.

Dragonfly Day, sometimes referred to as National Dragonfly Day, is celebrated annually on the second Saturday of June. It was created to celebrate fascinating insects that play an important role in ecosystems around the globe.


Martyrdom Day of Guru Arjan is annually observed by Sikhs in late May or early June (since its date is determined according to the Sikh calendar, it falls on different days in the Gregorian calendar). It is an official observance in the Indian state of Punjab, which is the birthplace of the fifth Guru of Sikhism.

Set aside your business to celebrate National Iced Tea Day, that falls on June 10. This is the best summer refreshing drink, that is enjoyed across the world.

On the second Saturday in June, knitting enthusiasts can get together and enjoy each other's company, as it is World Wide Knit in Public Day (WWKIP Day). The first knit in public event was organized in 2005 by Danielle Landes.


National Egg Roll Day is one of the many unofficial and semi-official food days celebrated in the United States. Launched by Van’s Kitchen in 2019 to celebrate the company’s founding anniversary, it is observed annually on June 10.

National Herbs and Spices Day is a food holiday for everyone who is not afraid to add a little flavor to their food. Observed every year on June 10, it celebrates the diversity of herbs and spices that are an essential part of practically any cuisine.

National Black Cow Day is celebrated annually on June 10. This unofficial holiday doesn’t have anything to do with actual cows; it was established in honor of an ice cream float beverage known as a root beer float and sometimes also referred to as a black cow.

National EHS Awareness Day is observed annually on June 10. It was created to raise awareness of electromagnetic hypersensitivity, an unrecognized medical condition characterized by an increased sensitivity to electromagnetic fields.

National Ballpoint Pen Day is a fun holiday celebrated annually on June 10. It commemorates the day when the Bíró brothers, who invented the modern ballpoint pen, filed a patent for their invention in Argentina.

National Bed Bug Prevention Day is observed annually on June 10. It was created to raise awareness of bed bugs, which can be a serious problem, and educate the general public about bed bug control techniques.

National Rosé Day is a fun unofficial holiday celebrated on the second Saturday of June. It was initiated by the rosé wine house Bodvár to promote this glorious summertime drink and celebrate all things pink.


Every year all children of Haiti celebrate National Children Day on June 10. This holiday was created to remind children, that they also have rights.

Durif Day is celebrated by wine lovers around the world on June 10 every year. It was created by Australian winemakers to raise awareness of a lesser-known grape variety that is sometimes referred to as the “best unknown wine in Australia”.

Action Anxiety Day is a Canadian awareness and education day observed on June 10 every year. It was created to educate the general public about anxiety, reduce the surrounding stigma, and provide people struggling with anxiety with the support and resources they need.

This Day in History

  • 2019 An Agusta A109E Power helicopter crashed onto the Axa Equitable Center on Seventh Avenue in Manhattan, New York City, which sparked a fire on the top of the building.
  • 2016 Died: Gordie Howe, Canadian professional ice hockey player. From 1946 to 1980, he played 26 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) and six seasons in the World Hockey Association.
  • 2008 Died: Chinghiz Aitmatov, Kyrgyzstani author and diplomat, widely regarded as the most influential figure in modern Kyrgyz literature. His major works include Jamila and The White Ship.
  • 2004 Died: Ray Charles, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor, sometimes referred to as The Genius. He pioneered the genre of soul music by combining rhythm and blues, gospel, and blues.
  • 2003 The Spirit robotic rover was launched to Mars in the course of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover mission.
  • 1992 Born: Kate Upton, American model and actress, best known for being the cover model for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2012, 2013 and 2017.
  • 1991 Born: Alexa Scimeca-Knierim, American pair skater. She is a 2022 Olympic gold medalist in the team event with Brandon Frazer and a 2018 Olympic bronze medalist in the team event with Chris Knierim.
  • 1982 Died: Gala Dalí, the wife of first Paul Éluard and then Salvador Dalí. She inspired them and many other writers and artists.
  • 1977 One of the first personal computers, Apple II, went on sale.
  • 1976 Died: Adolph Zukor, Hungarian-American film producer, remembered as the co-founder of Paramount Pictures.
  • 1967 Died: Spencer Tracy, American actor and singer. One of the major stars of Hollywood's Golden Age, Tracy was the first actor to win two consecutive Academy Awards for Best Actor, from nine nominations.
  • 1967 The Six-Day War ended when Israel and Syria agreed to a ceasefire.
  • 1965 Born: Elizabeth Hurley, English model and actress. Her best-known film roles are as Vanessa Kensington in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery and as the Devil in Bedazzled.
  • 1964 Born: Ben Daniels, English actor, known for his stage work and his television roles such as as Father Marcus Keane on The Exorcist and Santiago on Interview with the Vampire.
  • 1964 Born: Vincent Pérez, Swiss actor and director, best known for playing the title character in The Crow: City of Angel and starring in Queen of the Damned.
  • 1962 Born: Gina Gershon, American actress and singer whose film credits include Cocktail, Red Heat, Showgirls, Face/Off, P.S. I Love You, Killer Joe, House of Versace, and more.
  • 1949 Died: Sigrid Undset, Danish-born Norwegian novelist. She was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1928 "principally for her powerful descriptions of Northern life during the Middle Ages".
  • 1944 A German Waffen-SS company destroyed the village of Oradour-sur-Glane, France. 642 men, women and children were killed. The original village is maintained as a permanent memorial and museum.
  • 1940 World War II: Italy declared war on France and the United Kingdom.
  • 1930 Born: Aranka Siegal, Czech-American author and Holocaust survivor. She is best known for the book Upon the Head of the Goat: A Childhood in Hungary 1930-1944.
  • 1926 Died: Antoni Gaudí, Spanish architect whose works enjoy global popularity. Most of this works are located in Barcelona, Spain, including the Sagrada Família.
  • 1922 Born: Judy Garland, American actress, singer, and dancer. She attained international stardom and critical acclaim as an actress in both musical and dramatic roles, as a recording artist, and on the concert stage.
  • 1915 Born: Saul Bellow, Canadian-American author, Pulitzer Prize recipient and Nobel Prize laureate, the only writer to win the National Book Award for Fiction three times.
  • 1886 153 people died due to the eruption of Mount Tarawera in New Zealand. The eruption also destroyed Pink and White Terraces, natural wonders of New Zealand.
  • 1864 The Battle of Brice's Crossroads, American Civil War: Confederate troops under Nathan Bedford Forrest defeated a much larger Union force led by General Samuel D. Sturgis in Mississippi.
  • 1863 Born: Louis Couperus, Dutch author and poet, considered to be one of the foremost figures in Dutch literature.
  • 1858 Died: Robert Brown, Scottish botanist and paleobotanist. He made important contributions to botany through his pioneering use of the microscope.
  • 1836 Died: André-Marie Ampère, French physicist and mathematician, one of the founders of the science of classical electromagnetism. The ampere, the SI unit of measurement of electric current, is named after him.
  • 1825 Born: Sondre Norheim, Norwegian skier and pioneer of modern skiing. He is known as the father of Telemark skiing.
  • 1819 Born: Gustave Courbet, French painter, leader of the Realist movement in the 19th-century France. He was one of the most important figures in the 19th-centurty French painting.
  • 1805 Yusuf Karamanli, Pasha of Tripolitania (present-day Libya), signed a treaty ending hostilities between the United States and Tripolitania.
  • 1803 Born: Henry Darcy, French engineer, known for important contributions to hydraulics. He improved the design of the Pitot tube into the form that is still in use today.
  • 1793 Born: Chauncey Jerome, American clockmaker who made a fortune selling his clocks. He made historic contributions to clock industry and is considered to be the most influential and creative person in the American clock business.
  • 1793 The Jardin des plantes botanical garden opened in Paris, becoming the first public zoo in France a year later. Today, it is the main botanical garden in France.
  • 1786 A landslide dam on the Dadu River created by an earthquake ten days earlier collapsed, killing 100,000 people in the Sichuan province of China.
  • 1580 Died: Luís de Camões, considered to be the best Portuguese poet. He is best remembered for his epic work Os Lusíadas (The Lusiads).