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June is considered to be the sixth month of the year as per the Gregorian calendar. The month has been named after the Roman Goddess Juno, the Goddess of marriage, the spouse of the supreme deity, Jupiter.
Goddess Juno is also equivalent to the Greek Goddess, Hera. Another name this month was derived from is the Latin word ‘Juniores,’ which means juniors or younger ones.
The month of June has the Summer Solstice in the Northern hemisphere, the day with the longest daylight hours. A unique feature of this month is that it does not start on the same day of the week, unlike other months. It shares this unique feature only with May. It is believed many celebrations, especially marriages, take place in the month of June.
India is a country with a divergent population comprising of numerous religions, cultures, communities, languages, traditions, and customs. The festivals celebrated across the country are diverse and reflect the rich and vibrant culture, history, and traditions of the country.
In accordance with the Hindu calendar, most festivals are celebrated based on the position of the Sun and the Moon. The festivals also defer according to the region and have different time zones. Most festivals include some significant days of fasting.