“Ovid provides two etymologies for June’s name in his poem concerning the months entitled the Fasti. The first is that the month is named after the Roman goddess Juno, wife of Jupiter and equivalent to the Greek goddess Hera. The second is that the name comes from the Latin word iuniores, meaning “younger ones,” as opposed to maiores (“elders”) for which the preceding month May may be named.
June is known for the large number of marriages that occur over the course of the month. According to the first etymology, June is named after Juno (Hera) who was the goddess of marriage and a married couple’s household, so some consider it good luck to be married in this month.
In Iceland, folklore says that if you bathe naked in the morning dew on the morning of June 24, you are supposed to keep aging at bay for longer. This might be linked to the fact that June’s birthstones are the Alexandrite, the Moonstone (gemstone), and the pearl which meaning are health and longevity.
Finally, all the younger ones will end school in this month of June and I wish all of them happy summer holidays!
Wishing all a fantastic month of June!
Ms. Thuy Ta Thanh