Why so many June weddings? Certainly, in the northern hemisphere the weather is decent,gardens and florists have plenty on offer, schools are out, weddings take about 6 months to plan after Christmas engagements.
The ancient explanation for so many June weddings is derived from the month's namesake, the Roman goddess Juno, the goddess of marriage, daughter of Saturn, chief wife of Jupiter. Protector of women, and the young. The Scottish word june, means to follow. Pretty good advice to all husbands.
So what gives in June?
On this date in 1788 Virginia ratified the US constitution, in 1792 Kentucky was admitted as our 15th. state, in 1796 Tennessee was granted statehood, Franklin and Transylvania not withstanding. Happy Birthday to each.
For those who honor such things, Jeff Davis's Birthday is Friday. The Derby at Epsom Downs is next weekend. The Belmont Stakes, DC Jazz Festival, Royal Ascot, Wimbledon are coming up, as are Juneteenth, the solstice, mid summer, and the anniversary of Mrs. T's birth.
For a fairly complete list check here.
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