September Holidays, Celebrations, and Observances

Oh, September! Originally the seventh month of the year, September is just packed with holidays, celebrations, and observations. If you're looking to break up the monotony and add some extra joy into your days this September, look no further.

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September Celebrations

Not only do celebrations give us something to look forward to, but they provide opportunities to make space for special moments of connection with children. Decorate your space, or create a special craft, or prepare gifts for friends. Whatever you do, do it together, and you're guaranteed to make some memories.

Non-traditional celebrations in September:

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  • World Coconut Day, September 2nd
  • National Skyscraper Day, September 3rd
  • National Lazy Mom’s Day, September 4th
  • National Wildlife Day, September 4th
  • International Day of Charity, September 5th
  • National Cheese Pizza Day, September 5th. Grab my printable celebration pack for this holiday here!
  • National Read a Book Day, September 6th
  • International Sudoku Day, September 9th
  • National Wiener Schnitzel Day, September 9th
  • National Make Your Bed Day, September 11th
  • National Chocolate Milkshake Day, September 12th
  • National Video Games Day, September 12th
  • Grandparents Day, September 13th
  • National Blame Someone Else Day, September 13th
  • National Peanut Day, September 13th
  • National Coloring Day, September 14th
  • International Hot Dog Day, September 15th
  • National Linguine Day, September 15th
  • National Online Learning Day, September 15th
  • Mexican Independence Day, September 16th
  • National Guacamole Day, September 16th
  • National Cheeseburger Day, September 18th
  • National Dance Day, September 19th
  • National Gymnastics Day, September 19th
  • National Talk Like a Pirate Day, September 19th
  • National Pepperoni Pizza Day, September 20th
  • National Punch Day, September 20th
  • National Queso Day, September 20th
  • National Elephant Appreciation Day, September 22nd
  • National Ice Cream Cone Day, September 22nd
  • National White Chocolate Day, September 22nd
  • National Cooking Day September, 25th
  • National Daughters Day September, 25th
  • National Lobster Day September, 25th
  • Better Breakfast Day September, 26th
  • Johnny Appleseed Day September, 26th
  • National Bunny Day September, 26th
  • National Dumpling Day September, 26th
  • National Family Day September, 26th
  • National Pancake Day September, 26th
  • National No Excuses Day September, 27th
  • National Neighbor Day September, 28th
  • National Coffee Day September, 29th
  • World Heart Day September, 29th
  • National Love People Day September, 30th
  • National Waffle Week, September 6th through 12th

Famous September birthdays:

  • John Dalton, September 6, 1766. The chemist and physicist who formulated atomic theory.
  • Barry White, September 12, 1944.
  • Judith Martin, September 13, 1938. "Miss Manners"
  • Roald Dahl, September 13, 1916. Writer of some of the most delightful children's books.
  • Agatha Christie, September 15, 1890. Mystery writer.
  • Jim Henson, September 24, 1936
  • Shel Silverstein, September 25, 1930
  • Will Smith, September 25, 1968
  • Enrico Fermi, September 29, 1901. Nuclear physicist.

September 2020 holidays of the more standard-fare:

  • Full moon, Wednesday, September 2nd
  • Labor Day/Labour Day (US & Canada), Monday, September 7th
  • Patriot Day (US), Friday, September 11th
  • The month of Elul ends, Friday, September 18th (Elul began on Friday, August 21st)
  • New moon, Thursday, September 17th
  • Rosh Hashanah begins, Friday, September 18th
  • International Day of Peace, Monday, September 21st
  • Autumnal Equinox, Tuesday, September 22nd
  • Yom Kippur, Sunday, September 27th
  • Michaelmas, Tuesday, September 29th
August 30, 2020 — Lori Oster

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