Each month Brett B of the US of A (to distinguish him from Brett B of Sydney, son of Wayne) sends me the list of the month’s celebrations. September is no exception, the list appearing below. Click on the blue dates to open the item explaining that day’s significance.
- Baby Safety MonthChicken Month
- Better Breakfast Month
- Classical Music Month
- Fall Hat Month
- Hispanic Heritage Month
- Honey Month
- International Square Dancing Month
- Little League Month
- National Blueberry Popsicle Month
- National Courtesy Month
- National Piano Month
- Self Improvement Month
- National Indoor Plant Week - third week of month
1 Eid-Ul-Adha - date varies
1 Emma M. Nutt Day, the first woman telephone operator
2 Internaional Bacon Day - Saturday before Labor Day
4 Labor Day First Monday of month
8 National Date Nut Bread Day - or December 22!?
10 Grandparent's Day - first Sunday after Labor Day
10 National Pet Memorial Day -second Sunday in September
12 National Video Games Day - also see Video Games Day in July
13 Uncle Sam Day - his image was first used in 1813
15 Felt Hat Day - On this day, men traditionally put away their felt hats.
15 POW/MIA Recognition Day - Third Friday of September
17 National Women's Friendship Day - third Sunday in September
17 Wife Appreciation Day - third Sunday in September
22 Autumn Equinox - Fall begins!
22 Hobbit Day
22 Native American Day - fourth Friday of the month
23 Checkers Day
23 International Rabbit Day - Fourth Saturday in September
23 Oktoberfest begins in Germany - date varies
28 Ask a Stupid Question Day (one of my favorite days)
28 National Good Neighbor Day - Always September 28, previously the 4th Sunday in month
- September marks the first day of Spring in the southern hemisphere, the first day of Autumn in the northern hemisphere.
- Americans like to refer to Autumn as “Fall”. Not similarly used in Oz or the UK, where we refer instead simply to “Autumn”, the word “Fall” was in fact in widespread usage in England until relatively recently. It is a shortening of the phrase “fall of the leaf”, which was in common usage in England in the 17th century.