I always knew there had to be a Celebration of June, the queen of the East. I also knew that day could not be in June (the month), because where's the fun in that? But any other day of the year would have been appropriate. So, why the fifth of July?
I'm sure some other families have had this happen: one of the kids got invited to a fourth of July party, so they all couldn't celebrate together. Instead, they decided to celebrate on the fifth, because lets face it, if fireworks are legal where you live, they'll be going off all month. They've probably been going off since the middle of June.
I was quite a bit younger, and found it very entertaining to shout "Happy FIFTH of July! HAHAHA!" So, the date sort of stuck in my brain. I also thought it would be hilarious to have June's celebration so close to the actual month of June, but (haha!) not in June. *silent judging of past self*
But whatever the reasons leading to the decision, this is the day June became queen. This is the day the first big war ended, with June's people victorious.
June was the mansion's leader for some time before the first war with the Ambrosi family. However, she refused to accept the title of queen until she felt she earned it. She feared falling to corruption like the first queen of the mansion. Even though she doesn't consciously remember most of what happened there, the fear stuck.
Yet all the mansion's people still looked up to her. So, instead of trying to rule over them, she sought to bring them together so they wouldn't need a queen. They would be one strong, united family. This, of course, reinforced everyone's belief that June would make the best queen, and when war threatened their family, they all eagerly followed June to the fight.
After battling the Ambrosi family, and defeating every last one of them (or so they thought), June was finally willing to believe her people, and realized, hey, I'm pretty good at this queen thing after all. Can't let it go to my head, but might as well give them what they want.
I imagine they were nearing victory all through the month of June, and everyone was hoping the battles would end, and June would be victorious in her month... but then, things just never work out that way, so the war ended in the beginning of July. Oops!
Anyway... Even after accepting the title, June has never been a traditional queen. She doesn't wear a crown or sit on a thrown. As she says, "I don't bother with formalities." All of her reasons why are a story she can't remember. All will be revealed in Stories of the Early Days.
So. Long live queen June (HAHA! It's funny because she's already hundreds of years old! Wow, what is wrong with me today?) Happy Fifth!