Holidays Calendar for June 29, 2012

Independence Day is the national day of the Republic of Seychelles. It is celebrated on June 29 to commemorate the country’s independence from the United Kingdom in 1976.

Autonomy Day, celebrated annually on June 29, is one of the public holidays in French Polynesia. Observation of this holiday is connected with the history of French colonization.

Birthday of Guru Rinpoche is one of the public holidays in the Kingdom of Bhutan. It is celebrated on the tenth day of the sixth lunar month, which typically falls in June or July in the Gregorian calendar.


June 29 is the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, that is observed by Western Christianity. The feast has got ancient origin and it had been established in Roman Empire.

International Fisherman’s Day, alternatively spelled as International Fisherman Day, International Fishermen Day or International Fishermen’s Day, is observed annually on June 29. Despite having the word “international” in its name, it seems to be celebrated primarily in Jamaica and some other Caribbean countries and territories but not globally.

World Industrial Design Day is celebrated annually on June 29. It was created to raise awareness of the process and profession of industrial design and to highlight the importance of design in strengthening social, cultural, economic, and environmental development.

World Scleroderma Day is celebrated annually on June 29. It was created to raise awareness of a group of autoimmune diseases that may affect the skin, muscles, blood vessels, and internal organs.

Many children love to play in mud, which understandably isn’t something their parents are happy about. However, there is one day in the year when parents are encouraged to let their children get messy and have a good time. We’re talking about International Mud Day, which is celebrated annually on June 29.

Shipbuilders’ Day is one of the newest professional holidays in Russia. It was established in 2017 thanks to the initiative of the state-owned enterprise United Shipbuilding Corporation and the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.

National Statistics Day is celebrated in India on June 29 every year. It commemorates the birthday Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis, a renowned Indian statistician who is best known for introducing the Mahalanobis distance and founding the Indian Statistical Institute.

Arbor Day in Nicaragua is celebrated on the last Friday in June. It was officially established by the government in 1971 and has been observed every year ever since. However, the celebration dates back to 1929, when June 1 of that year was set aside as the day to honor Nicaraguan forests.


National Sports Day is a public holiday in the Republic of Fiji. It was established in 2014 and has been celebrated from 2015 onwards. The exact date of the holiday varies from year to year, it is finalized by the Fijian Government.

Day of Partisans and Underground Resistance is Russian memorial day, that was established in 2009. It was celebrated for the first time on June 29, 2010.

MIA Azatamartik Remembrance Day in Armenia is observed on June 29. This solemn remembrance day honors volunteers who enlisted and went MIA during the Nagorno-Karabakh War, an ethnic and territorial conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan that lasted from 1988 to 1994.

June 29 is National Almond Buttercrunch Day. This candy is great to sedate everyone with sweet tooth, but it brings the crunch, and you know it.

If you’re a fan of homemade waffles, don’t miss your change to celebrate National Waffle Iron Day on June 29. This holiday was created to honor a kitchen appliance that thousands if not millions of people use to cook waffles for breakfast or anytime they feel like snacking.

The last Friday of June is a perfect day to support your favorite local food truck by purchasing something delicious from it because it is National Food Truck Day. This amazing holiday has been celebrated annually since 2016.


International Day of the Tropics is a United Nations observance held annually on June 29. Its main goal is to raise public awareness of the tropical areas, the challenges they face, and the emerging opportunities they present.

National Family Day (Hari Keluarga Nasional) is observed in Indonesia on June 29. It was established on 2014 to highlight the importance of families for the development of the nation and to promote responsible family planning.

National Cream Tea Day, also referred to as simply Cream Tea Day, is celebrated in the United Kingdom on the last Friday of June. It was created to honor a beloved English afternoon tea tradition and encourage people to donate to charity.


This Day in History

  • 2008 Died: Don S. Davis, American actor best known for his roles as General George S. Hammond in Stargate SG-1 and Major Garland Briggs in Twin Peaks.
  • 2007 Apple Inc. released its first smartphone, the iPhone (retroactively labeled the original iPhone). Since 2013, it has been considered obsolete.
  • 2003 Died: Katharine Hepburn, American actress who had been a leading lady in Hollywood for over six decades. She received four Academy Awards for Best Actress.
  • 2002 The Second Battle of Yeonpyeong took place near Yeonpyeong Island in the Yellow Sea. It was fought between North Korea and South Korea.
  • 2002 Died: Ole-Johan Dahl, Norwegian computer scientist who was awarded the 2001 Turing Award, sharing it with Kristen Nygaard.
  • 2002 Died: Rosemary Clooney, American cabaret singer and actress whose best known hits include Come On-a My House and Mambo Italiano.
  • 1999 Died: Allan Carr, Tony-winning American producer and manager of stage and screen. He is best known for producing the 1978 film Grease.
  • 1995 The Sampoong Department Store collapsed in Seoul, South Korea, killing 502 people and injuring 937. The collapse was caused by structural overload.
  • 1982 Died: Pierre Balmain, French fashion designer known for his elegance and sophistication. He founded leading post-war fashion house Balmain.
  • 1978 Born: Nicole Scherzinger, American singer, dancer, actress and television personality. She rose to fame as lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls.
  • 1974 Isabel Perón was sworn in as the first female President of Argentina. She formally assumed the presidency on July 1, following the death of Juan Perón.
  • 1967 Died: Jayne Mansfield (born Vera Jayne Palmer), American actress, singer, nightclub entertainer and one of the early Playboy Playmates.
  • 1959 Born: Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, Turkmen politician and statesman who has served as the second president of Turkmenistan since 2006.
  • 1956 Marilyn Monroe married playwright and screenwriter Arthur Miller. It was her third and last marriage. Monroe and Miller divorced in 1961.
  • 1948 Born: Ian Paice, English musician, songwriter and record producer, best known as the drummer of the English rock band Deep Purple.
  • 1945 Czechoslovakia and the Soviet Union signed a treaty, ceding Carpathian Ruthenia to the USSR. It was incorporated into the Ukrainian SSR.
  • 1940 Died: Paul Klee, Swiss painter whose best known works include Flower Myth, Red Balloon, Nocturnal Festivity, Tale à la Hoffman, Senecio.
  • 1929 Born: Oriana Fallaci, Italian journalist, political interviewer and author. Her long and successful journalistic career spanned over 50 years.
  • 1900 Born: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French writer, poet and aviator best known for his novella The Little Prince which was first published in 1943.
  • 1895 Died: Thomas Henry Huxley, English biologist who was referred to as "Darwin's Bulldog" for his advocacy of Darwin's evolution theory.
  • 1892 Born: Henry Gerber, American gay rights activist who founded the Society for Human Rights, the first gay rights organization in the country.
  • 1864 A train fell through an open swing bridge into the Richelieu River near the present-day town of Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, killing at least 99 people.
  • 1861 Died: Elizabeth Barrett Browning, English poet of the Victorian era. Her best known works include Aurora Leigh and Sonnets from the Portuguese.
  • 1861 Born: William James Mayo, American physician and surgeon who was one of the seven founders of the nonprofit Mayo Clinic.
  • 1858 Born: George Washington Goethals, United States Army officer and civil engineer best known for co-designing the Panama Canal.
  • 1819 Born: Thomas Dunn English, American politician, author and songwriter remembered for his bitter ongoing feud with Edgar Allan Poe.
  • 1800 The King of Pōmare ceded the island of Tahiti to France. Tahiti is the largest island in the Windward group of French Polynesia.
  • 1793 Born: Josef Ressel, German Bohemian inventor who is primarily remembered for designing one of the first working ship's propellers.
  • 1776 Lieutenant José Joaquin Moraga and Father Francisco Palóu founded Mission San Francisco de Asís in what is now San Francisco, California.
  • 1613 The Globe Theatre in London was completely destroyed by fire during a performance of Henry VII. It was rebuilt in the following year.