Holidays Calendar for June 27, 2023

National Unity Day, also known as Day of National Reconciliation, is a public holiday in Tajikistan celebrated on June 27. It commemorates the end of the Civil War in Tajikistan that lasted for five years and officially ended on June 27, 1997.

Independence Day in Djibouti is celebrated on June 27. This public holiday commemorates the day that the Republic of Djibouti proclaimed its independence from France in 1977.

June 27 is a great day to enjoy the refreshing taste of pineapples because it is International Pineapple Day. Although this amazing holiday doesn’t have any official status, it is widely celebrated by pineapple lovers all over the world.

World Microbiome Day is celebrated annually on June 27. It was created to educate the general public on the essential role of microorganisms in numerous natural processes and highlight achievements in microbiome research.

International Day of Deafblindness, also known as International Day of Persons with Deafblindness, is observed annually on June 27. Its date was chosen to commemorate the birthday of disability rights advocate Helen Keller, who was the first deafblind person in the U.S. to earn a bachelor’s degree.

On June 27, the Republic of Uzbekistan celebrates Press and Media Workers Day. This professional holiday was officially established in 1993 by President Islam Karimov. The first celebration took place in 1994.

Day of Workers of Culture and Art is an official professional holiday in Turkmenistan celebrated on June 27 each year. It was established by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow in 2008, and the first celebration took place on June 27, 2009.

Magtymguly Poetry Day is an official cultural observance in Turkmenistan celebrated on June 27. Although it is not a non-working holiday, various celebrations are held throughout the country to celebrate the legacy of Turkmenistan’s most famous poet.

June 27 is Canadian Multiculturalism Day. This day honors racial, religious and cultural backgrounds of Canada.

June 27 is Mixed Race Day in Brazil. It honors all citizens that possess multi-ethnic origins. According to the 2013 official census, above 43% Brazilians consider themselves multiracial.

Commemoration Day for the Victims of the Communist Regime (Den památky obětí komunistického režimu) is observed in the Czech Republic on June 27. This remembrance day honors all those who died under the Communist regime in Czechoslovakia.

The Department of Health and Human Service's annually organizes National HIV Testing Day in the USA. This day falls on June 27.

In Pennsylvania, June 27 is commemorated as Helen Keller Day. Helen Keller was an American author, lecturer and political activist. She is noted for being the first deafblind person to earn a B.A. degree.

Every day is a food holiday and June 27 is not an exception; it is observed as National Orange Blossom Day. Orange blossoms are not typically consumed as food, but they have found their place in various dishes.

An ice cream cake is the perfect dessert for a hot summer day. Celebrate National Ice Cream Cake Day on June 27 by treating yourself to a slice or two of delicious ice cream cake with your favorite flavor.

Onions are a staple ingredient in cuisines around the world; they are used in various dishes ranging from soups and stews to salads and appetizers. To celebrate this amazing and versatile vegetable, the National Onion Association created National Onion Day that is observed on June 27.

Seven Sleepers Day (Siebenschläfertag) is a feast day observed in Germany on June 27 each year. It commemorates the Christian legend about the Seven Sleepers of Ephesus.

Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day is a United Nations international observance held annually on June 27. It was officially inaugurated in April 2017 by the UN General Assembly by its resolution 71/279.

National PTSD Awareness Day is celebrated annually on June 27. It aims to raise awareness of posttraumatic stress disorder, a mental health problem that may develop after a person has been exposed to one or more traumatic events.

On June 27, put on your sunglasses, smile and make a selfie to celebrate National Sunglasses Day. It has been observed annually for over a decade to remind people how important it is to protect their eyes from the sun.

If you’re a fan of the great game of bingo, don’t forget to celebrate National Bingo Day on June 27. Like many other informal national days, it originated in the United States. However, the United Kingdom has also adopted the holiday over the past few years.


This Day in History

  • 2017 A series of powerful cyberattacks using the Petya malware began, swamping websites of Ukrainian organizations, including banks, ministries, newspapers and electricity firms.
  • 2013 NASA launched the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, a solar solar observation satellite, to investigate the physical conditions of the solar limb.
  • 2010 Same-sex marriage became legal in Iceland. Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, then-Prime Minister, changed her civil union with Jónína Leósdóttir into a marriage.
  • 2008 Died: Michael Turner, American comic book artist known for his work on Fathom, Soulfire, Witchblade, Superman/Batman, and various covers.
  • 2005 Died: Domino Harvey, English bounty hunter in the United States. She was notable for being one of the few women working in the field.
  • 2001 Died: Jack Lemmon, American film and television actor and musician. He was an eight time Academy Award nominee with two wins.
  • 2001 Died: Tove Jansson, Swedish-speaking Finnish novelist, illustrator and painter best known as the author of the Moomin book series.
  • 1996 Died: Albert R. Broccoli, American film producer. He is most notable as the producer of many of the James Bond films (from 1962 to 1989).
  • 1992 Born: Emma D'Arcy, English actor, known for their roles in the BBC drama Wanderlust, the Amazon Prime series Truth Seekers, and the HBO series House of the Dragon.
  • 1989 Born: Kimiko Glenn, American actress and Broadway performer best known for portraying Brook Soso in the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black.
  • 1989 Born: Matthew Lewis, English film, television and stage actor best known for his role as Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter film series.
  • 1987 Born: Ed Westwick, English actor, model and musician best known for his roles as Chuck Bass in Gossip Girl and Tybalt in Romeo & Juliet (2013).
  • 1986 Born: Sam Claflin, British actor who gained recognition for playing Finnick Odair in The Hunger Games films and for his starring role in Me Before You.
  • 1984 Born: Khloé Kardashian, American television personality, model, socialite and businesswoman, a member of the Kardashian-Jenner family.
  • 1982 Space Shuttle Columbia launched on its final mission, STS-4. The crew consisted of Thomas K. Mattingly II and Henry W. Hartsfield, Jr.
  • 1980 Aerolinee Itavia Flight 870 crashed into the Tyrrhenian Sea, killing all 81 people on board. It exploded mid-flight due to unknown reasons.
  • 1978 Born: Courtney Ford, American actress. She is known for her roles as Christine Hill on Dexter, Kelly Kline on Supernatural, and Nora Darhk on Legends of Tomorrow.
  • 1978 Air France Flight 139 was hijacked by PFLP-EO and redirected to Entebbe, Uganda. Hostages were rescued by Israeli commandos a week later.
  • 1975 Born: Tobey Maguire, American actor and film producer best known for his roles in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man films, Pleasantville, and The Great Gatsby.
  • 1973 President of Uruguay Juan María Bordaberry dissolved the Parliament, suspended the Constitution and established a dictatorship.
  • 1966 Born: J. J. Abrams, American director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and composer best known for rebooting the Star Trek franchise.
  • 1955 Born: Isabelle Adjani, French actress and singer. She is the only performer to win five César Awards for acting, all in the Best Actress category.
  • 1941 The Iași (Jassy) pogrom took place in the Romanian city of Iaşi during World War II. At least 13,266 Jews were murdered during the pogrom.
  • 1941 Born: Krzysztof Kieślowski, Polish film director and screenwriter best known for The Three Colors trilogy and The Double Life of Véronique.
  • 1907 Died: Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz, American educator who co-founded Radcliffe College in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and served as its first president.
  • 1905 The crew of the Russian battleship Potemkin started a mutiny against their oppressive officers during the Russian Revolution of 1905.
  • 1899 Born: Juan Trippe, American airline entrepreneur best known as the founder of Pan American World Airways, commonly known as Pan Am.
  • 1869 Born: Hans Spemann, German embryologist who was awarded the 1935 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of embryonic induction.
  • 1844 Died: Joseph Smith, American religious leader primarily remembered as the founder of the Latter Day Saint movement (Mormonism).
  • 1838 Born: Paul Mauser, German weapon designer and industrialist. He often worked together with his elder brother Wilhelm Mauser.
  • 1831 Died: Sophie Germain, French mathematician, physicist and philosopher. She was the first woman to win a prize from the Paris Academy of Sciences.
  • 1773 Died: Mentewab, Empress consort of Ethiopia and regent of Ethiopia. She was a major political figure during the reign of her son and grandson.
  • 1743 The Battle of Dettingen was fought during the War of the Austrian Succession. It was the last time that a British monarch personally led his troops.
  • 1574 Died: Giorgio Vasari, Italian painter, architect, historian and writer best known as the author of The Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects.
  • 1556 Thirteen people were burned at the stake for their Protestant beliefs at Stratford-le-Bow, England. They are known as the Stratford Martyrs.
  • 1462 Born: Louis XII, King of France from 1498 until his death on January 1, 1515. He was a popular king referred to as "Father of the People".