A Canadian holidays and observances calendar is a useful tool for marketing or for inspiring blog post, newsletter content and social media ideas. Traditional holidays have been joined by many observances in Canada and internationally, all of which now enjoy more exposure via the Internet. Combined with famous Canadian birthdays and historical events, there is no shortage of inspiration. As a bonus, you may come up in searches for the holiday or observance in question.

Canadians Internet Business publishes a calendar of holidays and observances for Canadians each month. This calendar includes Canadian and international holidays and observances, from the official, to the charitable, and on to the strange and unusual. Many of the observances have spilled into Canada from other countries to become virtually universal in their celebration.

Numerous holidays and observances are marketable to virtually all Canadians, while others will be more useful to certain sectors and topical websites. We’ve included food day observances for those in the grocery, baking and farming industries, for example.

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June Marketable Holidays & Observances (Canadian & Global)

June is…

Adopt-A-Cat Month (Humane Society)
Adopt A Shelter Cat Month (SPCA)
Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome (APS) Awareness Month
Audio Book Appreciation Month
Beautiful in Your Skin Month
Camping Month
Candy Month
Cataract Awareness Month
Child Vision Awareness Month
Children’s Awareness Month
Country Cooking Month
Dairy Month
Deaf-Blind Awareness Month (Ontario)
Do It Yourself Marketing Month
Effective Communications Month
Fireworks Safety Month
Great Outdoors Month
Ice Tea Month
International CDKL5 (Cyclin-Dependent Kinase-Like 5) Awareness Month
International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
International Men’s Health Month
Mens Health Education and Awareness Month
Migraine Awareness Month
National ALS Awareness (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) Month – ALS Society of Canada
National Brain Injury Awareness Month – Brain Injury Association of Canada
National Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Awareness Month – National Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Canada
Perennial Gardening Month
Pet Microchipping Month
Pet Preparedness Month
Potty Training Awareness Month
Professional Wellness Month
PTSD Awareness Month
Rebuild Your Life Month
Recreation and Parks Month (Ontario)
Rivers Month
Rose Month
Safety Month
Scoliosis Awareness Month
Seniors’ Month (Ontario) – Ontario Seniors’ Secretariat
Smile Month
Stroke Awareness Month
Student Safety Month
Vision Research Month
Women’s Golf Month
World Infertility Month
Zoo and Aquarium Month

June 2014 “Weeks”

Canadian Environment Week 1st-7th
National Tourism Week 1st-7th
Alberta Seniors’ Week 1st-7th
Business Etiquette Week 1st-7th
Sun Safety Week 1st-7th
Tire Safety Week 1st-7th
Pet Appreciation Week 1st-7th
National Sun Awareness Week 2nd-8th
Men’s Health Week 9th-15th
Rivers to Oceans Week 9th-15th
Automotive Service Professionals Week 9th-15th
Nursing Assistant’s Week 12th-19th
Worldwide Knit/Crotchet in Public Week 14th-22nd
Animal Rights Awareness Week 15th-21st
Take Your Pet to Work Week 15th-21st
Universal Father’s Week 15th-21st
Carpenter Ant Awareness Week 22nd-28th
Fish Are Friends, Not Food! Week 22nd-28th
Lightning Safety Awareness Week 22nd-28th
Mosquito Control Awareness Week 22nd-28th

June 2014 “Days”

1st
National Cancer Survivors’ Day
Intergenerational Day
Global Day of Parents
Heimlich Maneuver Day
Go Barefoot Day
Oscar The Grouch Day
Say Something Nice Day
Stand For Children Day
Alanis Morissette’s Birthday

2nd
Leave the Office Early Day
Rocky Road Ice Cream Day
Thank God It’s Monday Day
Stop Animal Testing – In 1989, Avon became the first cosmetics company to cease product testing on animals.

4th
Frozen Yogurt Day
Running Day
International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
Old Maid’s Day
Hug Your Cat Day (some say this one is May 30th or 31st)

5th
Hot Air Balloon Day
World Environment Day

6th
National Clean Air Day
Doughnut Day
Drive-in Movie Day
Gardening Exercise Day
Yo-Yo Day

7th
Chocolate Ice Cream Day
Drawing Day / Pencil Day
VCR Day

8th
World Oceans Day
Pentecost Sunday – Christian observance of the descent of the Holy Spirit on the disciples of Christ.
Children’s Sunday
Upsy Daisy Day – Wake up positive today!
Best Friends’ Day
Race Unity Day

9th
Pentecost Monday
Abused Women and Children’s Awareness Day
Donald Duck Day
Michael J. Fox’s Birthday

10th
Alcoholics Anonymous Day
Ball Point Pen Day
Iced Tea Day
World Pet Memorial Day

11th
Corn on the Cob Day

12th
Anne Frank Day
Crowded Nest Awareness Day
Jerky Day
Peanut Butter Cookie Day
Nurse Assistants’ Day
Superman Day
World Day Against Child Labor

13th
Banana Split Day
Sewing Machine Day
Blame Someone Else Day – Observed on the first Friday the 13th of any given year.
Work at Home Father’s Day

14th
Family History Day
Missing Mutts Awareness Day
Bourbon Day
Gin Day
World Blood Donor Day
World Juggling Day
Worldwide Knit/Crotchet in Public Day

15th
Trinity Sunday – Christian observance. The trinity is the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
All (Christian) Saints Day
Family Awareness Day
Father’s Day
Husband Caregiver Day
Nature Photography Day
Worldwide Day of Giving
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

16th
Fresh Vegetables Day
Fudge Day
Ride (your motorcycle) to Work Day

17th
Eat Your Vegetables Day
Apple Strudel Day
World Day To Combat Desertification and Drought
CDKL5 (Cyclin-Dependent Kinase-Like 5) Awareness Day

18th
International Sushi Day
Go Fishing Day

19th
World Sickle Cell Day
Corpus Christi – A Roman Catholic observance.
Garfield the Cat Day
Recess At Work Day
World Sauntering Day – A day to take time to smell the roses.

20th
Flip-Flop Shoes Day
Ice Cream Soda Day
Dump the Pump Day – Find gas-free ways to get around.
Take Your Dog To Work Day
Ugliest Dog Day
World Productivity Day
World Refugee Day
Anne Murray’s Birthday

21st
National Aboriginal Day
Go Skateboarding Day
Daylight Appreciation Day
Summer/June Solstice (First day of Summer)

22nd
Chocolate Eclair Day
Onion Rings Day
Global Smurfs Day
Stupid Guy Thing Day

23rd
Discovery Day (Newfoundland and Labrador)
Baby Boomer’s Recognition Day
Pink Day
International Widows’ Day
Let It Go Day
Pink Flamingo Lawn Ornament Day
Public Service Day

24th
St. Jean Baptiste Day (Quebec)
Pralines Day
Columnists Day
Take Your Dog to Work Day

25th
Colour TV Day
Global Beatles Day
Catfish Day

26th
International Day Against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking
International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
Chocolate Pudding Day
Canoe Day
Beautician’s Day
Hand Shake Day

27th
Canadian Multiculturalism Day
Industrial Workers of The World Day
Sunglasses Day
HIV Testing Day
PTSD Awareness Day

28th
Happy birthday to my sister, AnnaMae! (I’m the writer, I can do that stuff :-P)
International Body Piercing Day
Tapioca Day
Insurance Awareness Day

29th
Camera Day
Log Cabin Day
Waffle Iron Day
World Industrial Design Day

30th
Social Media Day – Started by Mashable.com. In Canada it has been celebrated primarily in British Columbia but it’s spreading to a national level.
Meteor Watch Day
Leap Second Time Adjustment Day

Comment on Canadians Internet BusinessPlease let us know if we’ve missed any observances or holidays celebrated in Canada, from the weird to the wonderful.

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4 Responses to "June Marketable Holidays & Observances (Canadian & Global) ©"

  1. Max Xing  June 12, 2014

    I wonder what kind of a twist I can put on Bieber’s birthday? ROFL!

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  2. E. Lapine  June 11, 2014

    Now this is the kind of thing Canadian marketers need. Content specifically benefitting marketers in our own country is almost impossible to come by! Truly loving this site!

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  3. DerekB1  June 9, 2014

    Thanks for the ideas & fun :-D.

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  4. MARKETING MAVIN MAVIS  June 6, 2014

    I just love your calendars and I hope you keep up the good work. THANKS!!!

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