I usually post on Mondays, but since next week is Labor Day, I decided to post today. I have an awesome Author Spotlight for you all on Tuesday, so I couldn't very well wait too long to do a post on September. I wouldn't want you all to miss out on some fun holidays!
September, the ninth month of the year, is one of four months that contain 30 days. September begins on the same day of the week as December, and no other month ends on the same day as September.
In Latin, septem means 'seven.' September was the seventh month of the Roman calendar until 46 BC, when the first month of the year was changed from March to January.
September starts the academic year in many countries in the Northern Hemisphere, but I know a few states in the US that start in August.
American Football starts the collegiate and professional seasons in September. (Go Steelers!)
Those born in early to mid-September are under the sign of Virgo, and those born in the later part of the month are born under Libra.
September's birthstone is the sapphire, and the birth flowers are the forget-me-not, morning glory, and aster.
National Month for:
Women of Achievement
International Square Dance
September is also 'Be Kind to Editors and Writers Month.'
Famous Author Birthdates:
September 1, 1875--Edgar Rice Burroughs
September 2, 1820--Lucretia Hale
September 13, 1916--Roald Dahl
September 15, 1789--James Fenimore Cooper
September 21, 1866--HG Wells
September 29, 1923--Stan Berenstain
Bizarre Holidays: (There are so many this month, but these were some of my favorites.)
2nd--National Beheading Day (Thankfully, we don't celebrate this one.)
Labor Day in the US
5th--Choose Pizza Day
6th--Read a Book Day
Fight Procrastination Day
7th--Neither Rain or Snow Day (We'll see, won't we?)
9th--Teddy Bear Day
Grandparents Day (I'll be celebrating this year!)
10th--Sewing Machine Day
Swap Ideas Day
11th--911 Remembrance Day
12th--Chocolate Milkshake Day
Video Game Day
13th--Positive Thinking Day
14th--The day Francis Scott Key wrote The Star-Spangled Banner
Cream-filled Donut Day
16th--Stay away from Seattle Day
Collect Rocks Day
Step Family Day
Women's Friendship Day
19th--Talk Like a Pirate Day (Aaargh, Mateys!)
Dear Diary Day
Dogs in Politics Day
24th--Festival of Latest Novelties (this sounds like fun!)
25th--Comic Book Day
Good Neighbor Day (Be a good neighbor and make pancakes for the lady next door.)
28th--Ask a Stupid Question Day
29th--Poisoned Blackberries Day (!)
30th--Mud Pack Day
There you have it. Lots of stuff going on this month!
Have a wonderful holiday weekend and don't forget to stop by on Tuesday to view this month's Author Spotlight!
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