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September in the Southern Hemisphere is the seasonal equivalent of March in the Northern Hemisphere. In the Northern hemisphere, the beginning of the meteorological autumn is 1 September. In the Southern hemisphere, the beginning of the meteorological spring is 1 September.
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September Quick Reference:                   
 • Facts about September
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 • September Food Holidays
 • September Movable Holidays
 • Weird September Holidays
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Beginnings & Endings: 

American Football starts both collegiate and professional seasons. Typically, families will celebrate the first week by holding parties and playing backyard football.

The Equinox named the autumnal equinox in the northern hemisphere and the vernal or spring equinox in the southern hemisphere occurs on dates varying from 21 September to 24 September (in UTC). In the pagan wheel of the year the spring equinox is the time of Ostara and the autumn equinox is that of Mabon.

In Australia, the Rugby League Grand Final is played on the last Sunday of September. In Australia, the AFL Grand Final is played on the last Saturday of September. 

The Chinese August Moon festival (more correctly called the Mid-Autumn Festival) occurs in September.  (send greetings)

As a celebration for the coming October, the traditional harvest month in historic Germany, the German Oktoberfest is celebrated near the end of September.

Italy - On the first Sunday of September, the regata storica parade is staged in Venice, as prelude to the rowing contests known as regattas.

 • Ganesh Chaturthi  (send greetings)
 • Edinburgh International Festival 12-Sept4
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International Observances
September 8 - International Literacy Day
September - 2nd Saturday - World First Aid Day
September 16 - International Day for the
 Preservation of the Ozone Layer, recognized
by the UN
September 19 - International Talk Like a Pirate Day
September 21 - International Day of Peace
September 21 - World Alzheimer's Day
September 22 - (World) Car Free Day(s)
September 28 - World Rabies Day
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Significant September: 
 • Zodiac Signs: Libra/ Sept. 23 - Oct. 23
 • The name for the Moon for September is Harvest Moon, Blood Moon and Fruit Moon.
 • Next Full Moon
 • September Birthstone: 

Labor Day: (Labour Day in Canada) is observed on the first Monday in September in the United States. (send greetings)

Father's Day: In Australia & New Zealand, Father's Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of September.

Patriot Day: Designated in memory of the nearly three thousand who died in the September 11, 2001, attacks. Time to remember the innocent lives lost... (send Patriot Day EGreetings)

Ramadan (Aug 21 - Sep 19)  (dates vary) Ramadan, the holy month of fasting from dawn to dusk, celebrates the divine...

Positive Thinking Day (Sep-13) It's Positive Thinking Day. Time for you to send positive vibes to all your... (send Positive Thinking Day EGreetings)

Honey Month (September) Hey, it's Honey Month! Time for you to pamper your sweet tooth with as many...

Teddy Bear Day (Sep-9) - Hey, it's Teddy Bear Day! Time for you to send a teddy that 'bears' your...
(Send Teddy Bear Day EGreetings)

Rosh Hashanah (Sep 18 - 20) It's that happy time of the year again. It's Rosh Hashanah, the time to...

Eid ul-Fitr (date varies) Eid ul-Fitr is here! It's time to celebrate and rejoice in the glory and the...
 
Durga Puja (Sep 25 - 28) Durga Puja is the time for fun, feasts and celebration! What better way than...

Onam (Malayalam: ഓണം) is the largest festival in the Indian state of Kerala. It falls during the first month of the Malayalam calendar which is Chingam (August–September) and marks the homecoming of the legendary King Maveli. The festival lasts for ten days and is linked to many elements of Kerala's culture and tradition. Intricate flower carpets, elaborate banquet lunch, snake boat races, Puli Kali, and the Kaikottikkali dance all play a part in the festival. (send greetings
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Movable HolidaysThis means that each year the Holiday falls on a different date.

National Grandparents Day takes place on the first Sunday after Labor Day in the United States and Canada.

Aunt's Day is the first Saturday after Labor Day.
National Hummingbird Day is the first Saturday in September.

Family Day (fourth Monday in September) pp
Idaho Spud Day is the third Saturday in September.

International Day of Peace is the third Tuesday in September.

Native American Day is the fourth Friday In September, although it is often celebrated on different days.

National Hunting and Fishing Day is the fourth Saturday in September.

Respect for the Aged Day is held on the third Monday of September. (Japan)

Good Neighbor Day is the fourth Sunday in September

National Public Lands Day is the last Saturday in September.

Confucius Birthday is September 28 in the US calendar, where it is also known as National Teacher's Day, his birthday falls on the 27th day of the eighth lunar month (Sometime between the end of September and the beginning of November) in the Chinese lunar calendar

Gold Star Mother's Day is the last Sunday in September.
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It's National Month Of?
Cable TV Month
Baby Safety Month
American Newspaper Month
Modern Rock Month
Classical Music Month
National Piano Month
Save the Tiger Month
Adult Literacy Month
Grandparents Month
Pink Flamingo Month
College Savings Month
National Sewing Month
Self Improvement Month
Food Allergy Awareness Month
National Nutrition Month
Food Education Safety Month
Read a new book month
National Hispanic Month
National Courtesy Month
National Coupon Month
Emergency Care Month
National Chicken Month
American Heritage Month
Library Card signup month
Children's Good Manner Month
National Sight Saving Month
Women of Achievement Month
National School Success Month
National Little League Month
Children's Eye Health and Safety Month
National Campus Safety Month (resource link)
National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Cholesterol Education-Awareness Month
Be Kind to Writers & Editors Month
International Self-Awareness Month
National Beach Cleanup Month
Hispanic Heritage Month
Marriage Health Month
Fall Hat Month
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It's National Week of:
National School Bus Safety Week
American Newspaper Week
National Courtesy Week

Week One
Child Accident Prevention Week
 
Week Two
5-A-Day Week
Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week
International Housekeeper's Week
National Rehabilitation Week

Week Three
National Dog Week
National Flower Week
Deaf Awareness Week
National Childcare Week
National Farm Safety Week
School Internet Safety Week
Women in Construction Week
Farm Animals Awareness Week
Constitution Week (September 17-23)

Week Four
Fall Hat Week
National Singles Week
Hooray for National Imperfection Week
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Food Holidays for September:
National Apple Month
National Potato Month
Better Breakfast Month
National Honey Month
Sept 9 Hot Dog Day (First Sold in 1884)
Sept 17: Apple Dumpling Day
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See also: 
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 • Types of Holidays
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Upcoming Holiday To Plan For:        

Halloween is just around the
corner and that means party
planners will start searching the
Internet for ghoulish party ideas 
and recipes. You too should start 
planning ahead for a spooktactular
holiday later!
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Examples of observances  celebrated in the month of September. To see all holidays, research our other directories.

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September 1
Chicken Boy's Day
Emma M. Nutt Day
American Chess Day
Leaf Blower Birthday (1971)
National Hummingbird Day
Independence Day in (Uzbekistan)
Mary Had A Little Lamb Day (Published in 1830)
Pink Cadillac Day (Elvis bought for his mom in 1956)

September 2
Pierce-Your-Ears Day
National Blueberry Popsicle Day
Spalding Baseball Day (Albert Goodwill Born 1850)

September 3
Skyscraper Day
Uncle Sam's Birthday
Sesame Street's Barkley the Dog's Birthday
U.S. Bowling League (Debuted 1921)

September 4
Kodak's Birthday
Newspaper Carrier Day
Eat an Extra Dessert Day
Peter Rabbit's Day (Debuted in 1893)
Quaker Oats Day (Trademark issued in 1877)
Beetle Bailey Day (Birthday in 1950)

September 5
Teachers Day (India)  (send greetings)
National Shrink Day
Be Late For Something Day
Another Look Unlimited Day
Jesse James's Birthday (1847)
Marvel Superheroes Birthday
Waffle House Day (Debuted in 1955)

September 6
Read-a-book day
Barbie Doll Day (1959)
The Great Egg Toss Day
Iguana Awareness Day
Pink Panther's Birthday
Do It! Day (aka Fight Procrastination)
Dragon-Tails Debuted (1999)

September 7
First US Auto Race
GrandmaMoses Day
Blondie's Debuted (1930)
Father's Day in Australia
Google Commemoration Day
National Feel the Love Day
Raggedy Ann's Birthday (1915)

September 8
Nixon Pardon Day
International Literacy Day
National Date Nut Bread Day
Independence Day (Macedonia)
Anniversary-Star Trek TV Premiere
Fight Procrastination Day - Do It Today Day

September 9
Teddy Bear Day  (send greetings)
Wonderful Weirdos Day
Admission Day (California)
Chrysanthemum Day (Japan)
Birthday - Colonel Sanders (KFC)
Pampers Day (Debuted in 1961)

September 10
Sew Be It Day
Swap Ideas Day
National Boss / Employee Exchange Day

September 11
Grandparents Day
Make Your Bed Day
Oh! Susanna Day (1847)
Remember Freedom Day
Libraries Remember Day
New Year's Day (Ethiopia)
No News is Good News Day
National Boss/Employee Exchange Day
"I Want to Start My Own Business" Day
Patriot Day 9/11 Observances & Remembrances

September 12
Video Game day
Fantastic Four Debuted
National Policewoman Day
Josie and the Pussycats Debuted (1970)

September 13
Barbershop Day
Rosh Hashanah
Positive Thinking Day  (send greetings)
Anniversary- Star Spangled Banner
Scooby Doo Debuted

September 14
National Anthem Day
National Pet Memorial Day
TV's 'The Waltons' Debuted (1972)

September 15
Gotcha Day
Make a (Felt) Hat Day
National Thank-You Day
National Care Givers Day
International Sing-out Day
National POW/MIA Recognititon Day
TV's 'The Lone Ranger' (Debuted in 1949)

September 16
Play Doh Day
Stepfamily Day
Collect Rocks Day
Mayflower Day (1620)
Wife Appreciation Day
National Working Parents Day
General Motors Day (first auto released in 1908)
Wrinkled Raincoat Day (No Need for an Umbrella Day)
Hurricane Katrina National Day of Prayer and Remembrance
International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
International eat an Apple Day
International Coastal Cleanup day
Trail of Tears Commemration Day
Road Runner's and Wiley E. Coyote Debuted

September 17
Time's Up Day
Citizenship Day
Air Force Started
Women's Friendship Day
National Student Day
Responsible Dog Owners Day
Citizenship Day (Started in 1787) - National Constitution Day
International Day of Prayer & Action for Human Habitat
NFL's Debuted (1920)

September 18
PCOS Awarenenss Day
New York Times Birthday 1852
Oprah's Angel Network Birthday 1997
National Play-Doh Day

September 19
Talk Like a Pirate Day
Brothers Day
Opening General Assembly of the UN
National Butterscotch Pudding Day
Sesame Street's Slimey the Worm's Birthday
Holy Batman! Day (Adam West Born in 1928)
International Women's E-Commerce Awareness Day

September 20
National Punch Day
First Railroad Station Opened
National Farm Safety Day
Happy Friends Day (ecard)
World's Largest Chicken Dance Performed

September 21
Miniature Golf Day
Pause the World Day
Croissants Debuted (1529)
World Gratitude Day

September 22
Hobbit Day
Yom Kippur
Dear Diary Day
U.S. Post Office Opened
American Women in Business Day
Pledge Across America day
Band-Aid Invented (1921)
Elephant Appreciation Day
Ice Cream Cone Debuted (1903)

September 23
Checkers Day
Fish Amnesty Day
Kiwanis Kid's Day
R.E.A.D. in America Day
The Jetsons' Debuted (1962)
Airmail Started (1911)

September 24
Kiss Day  (send greetings)
Bullwinkle's Debuted (1961)
National Bluebird of Happiness Day
Eat Dinner with your family day (resource link)
Grand Opening (World's first toy store opened)
The Muppets Creator Jim Henson's Birthday (1936 - 1990)
Gall Bladder Good Health Day (1886)

September 25
UNO Debuted (1971)
Mary Poppins Released
World Maritime Day
One-Hit-Wonder Day
National Comic Book Day

September 26
National Pancake Day
Record Player Released (1887)
Johnny Appleseed's Birthday (1774)
Shamu the Whale's Birthday (1985)
National Food Service Employees Day
Rocky Horror Picture Show Debuted (1975)
Beverly Hillbillies Debuted (1962)

September 27
Crush a Can Day
World Tourism Day
Tonight Show Debuted (1954)
Fun and Fancy Free Day (1947)
Ancestor Appreciation Day
National Women's Health and Fitness Day

September 28
Gone-ta-pott Day
First Airport Opened
Ask a stupid question day  (send greetings)
Teacher's Day (Birthday of philosopher Confucius)
Read a Child a Book You Like Day
Family Health & Fitness Day
Marshmallow Twisters Day

September 29
VFW Birthday
Happy Goose Day
Broadway Musicals Day
All Angels Day  (send greetings)
Quick Draw McGraw's Birthday (1959)

September 30
Pumpkin Day
Mud Pack Day
Chewing Gum Day
Safety Pin Invented
Family Health and Fitness Day USA
September Holidays & Observances, Calendar
September Flowers!
Flower of the month: The Aster & Morning Glory are the flowers that represent the month of September.
Send September Greetings!
Ramadan
Honey Month
 • September Flowers • Rosh Hashanah
Autumn
Durga Puja
Eid ul-Fitr
 Positive Thinking Day
Grandparents Day
Friends Day 
See Greeting Cards
September Food Calendar
Did you know that each month has a color ?

January
Purple
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February
Burgundy
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March
Green
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April
Yellow
Lavendar
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May
Dark Forest Green
Pale/Sky Blue

June
True Blue

July
Purple
Green
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August
Yellow
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September
Orange
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October
also Orange
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November 
Yellow

December
Blue
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Learn more about color at the
Wolf Moon Dance website. It's a lot of fun!
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