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June National Holidays

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Erez Greenberg
June 07, 2022
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Queen Platinum Jubilee – Thursday, June 2 – Sunday, June 5

An additional public holiday in 2022 to mark the Queen of England becoming the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee after 70 years on the throne.

Dragon Boat Festival – Friday, June 3

Also known as Tuen Ng, falls on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month. The festival has multiple origin stories, but the most common in modern China is the commemoration of Qu Yuan, a Chinese poet.

Pentecost or Whit Monday – Sunday, June 5

Also known as Whitsunday, will be celebrated on June 5, the Sunday that falls on the 50th day of Easter. 

Shavuot – Sunday, June 5

The Jewish harvest festival is celebrated 50 days after Passover. This is a public holiday in Israel.

Feast of Corpus Christi – Thursday, June 16

The celebration of the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist. This is a public holiday in countries with a predominantly Catholic population.

Midsummer – Friday, June 24

An important holiday celebrated by Sweden, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and others around the time of the summer solstice.

Feast of Saints Peter and Paul – Wednesday, June 29

Commemorates the martyrdom of Saint Peter and St. Paul. This is a public holiday in Malta, Peru, and in various municipalities of the Philippines, and cantons of Switzerland.

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