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Let’s celebrate A Day for Everything

May 8, 2024

You might have heard the phrase “there’s a day for that”.

There truly are hundreds, possibly thousands of commemorative “days” in the international calendar, and the Gunnedah Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery will celebrate a month of days in June, with the innovative exhibition A Day for Everything.

Gunnedah Shire Council Cultural Precinct Team Leader Danny Hankinson is calling on Gunnedah Shire residents to think outside the box and bring in items that relate to a special commemorative day in June.

“We are sending out the call to people to bring in a photograph or an item – it could be an old letter for National Pen Pal Day or a VW keyring for International Volkswagen Bus Day – that relates to a special day in June,” Mr Hankinson said.

“We want to build an installation that reflects the wonderfully eclectic world of June commemorative days and the importance they might hold for our community. No artistic talent is required for this exhibition!”

People are asked to have a look at the commemorative days for June (some of them are listed below!) and bring something that relates to that day into the gallery by Monday, June 10. It could be a photo of you and your best friend at for Best Friends Day, or a pair of shoes or glasses for Go Barefoot Day or National Eyewear Day – think outside the box! Artworks are also encouraged.

Items will not be for sale. Attach your name and contact details. Businesses are welcome to bring in an item. Items can be collected from the gallery on Friday, June 28.

“This is an exhibition everyone can contribute to,” Mr Hankinson said. “And we are hoping it will be a lot of fun.”

Ideas for June commemorative days (there are many more!):

  • Rotisserie Chicken Day (June 2)
  • International Day of Yoga (June 21)
  • World Environment Day (June 5)
  • National Go Barefoot Day (June 1)
  • National Game Show Day (June 1)
  • Winter Solstice (June 21)
  • National Pen Pal Day (June 1)
  • Say Something Nice Day (June 1)
  • Cancer Survivors’ Day (First Sunday in June)
  • Hug Your Cat Day (June 4)
  • National Cheese Day (June 4)
  • National Eyewear Day (June 6)
  • National Doughnut Day (First Friday in June)
  • Corn on the Cob Day (June 11)
  • Red Rose Day (June 12)
  • Megalodon Day (June 15)
  • Pink Day (June 23)
  • Nature Photography Day (June 15)

Caption: National Eyewear Day is one of the many commemorative days celebrated across the world in June.


For more information, contact Gunnedah Shire Council’s Communications team on (02) 6740 2100 or