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Although we have holidays for most days, there are a few that are blank.
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How Holidays Begin & How to Start One



Bizarre, Crazy, Silly, Unknown Holidays & Observances

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Visit the Pages We did Specials for this Month on:

September 11, 2001 Remembrance Animation
Bald Head Fun
(Old presentation from 1999 people still enjoy. 
National Bald Head Month wasn't re-sponsored .)

School Stuff
History of Labor Day + Cartoon Fun
Authentic Minnesota Wild Rice Recipes + Information
History of the Miwok Acorn Festival + Cartoon
National Honey Month Facts, Fun &  Cartoon!
History of the Miss America Pageant + Cartoon

If you want "On This Day" in History information, go to The History Channel!
 They've got the best resource on the net.
Want to know if anyone famous was born today? Visit Famous Birthdays!
A great source of  past Song Hit of The Day is Bob Dearborn's Disc Jockey site.
Just log in any day on a search engine, and Wikipedia tells you both birthdays, events, etc. for it.

Because dates are tentative and also change a lot, I'm not going to  list the Indian Tribal Gatherings per month.
 But, here's a link to all the Indian  PowWows for the entire year!

Thanks to Andrew Dryer for letting me know about National Truck Driver Week
Thanks to Heather Henderson for letting me know that Talk Like A Pirate Day now has an official song! Argh!
Thanks to Kelsey Winston for letting me know about Campus Safety Awareness Month.
Thanks to Christine for letting me know (and finding the info.) for Salami Day.
Thanks to Sonjia Bradshaw for letting me know about A LOT of observances!
Thanks to Elaine Carter for letting me know about Self Improvement Month.
Thanks to Rachael Owen for letting me know about "Hug A Vegetarian Day."
Thanks to Cindy Schoulte for letting me know about "Child Passenger Safety Week" and "National Seat Check Saturday"
Thanks to Wendy  Haugen for letting me know about National Stepfamily Day and World Physical Therapy Day.
Thanks to Maggie Fields for letting me know about Pollution Prevention Week.
Thanks to Paula Parker for letting me know about Chiropractic Founders Day.
Thanks to Jan Owens for letting me know about Banned Books Week.
Thanks to Chipper Miller for letting me know about National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.
Thanks to Dianne Shoemaker for letting me know about Virgin Mary Day.
Thanks to Jake Watkin for letting me know about Felt Hat Day.
Thanks to Ande Noren for letting me know about Balance Awareness Week.
Thanks to Rachael Durham for letting me know about National Museum Day.
Thanks to Jon Streater for letting me know about National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month.
Thanks to Jackie Jonovic for letting me know about National Fruit and Veggies Month.
Thanks to Robert Smith for letting me know about Ask A Stupid Question Day and National Good Neighbor Day.
Thanks to Roger Hancock for letting me know about Blasphemy Day.
Thanks to Mike Moran for letting me know about National Nutrition Week.
Thanks to Nancy Holland for letting me know about All American Breakfast Month.
Thanks to Robin Morrell for letting me know about National Kreme Filled Donut Day.
Thanks to Shelly Phipps for letting me know about Kids Take Over The Kitchen Day.
Thanks to Tom Olson for letting me know about National Peanut Day.
Thanks to Shelley Weakly for letting me know about Save The Koala Month and Day.
Thanks to Karen Gulliver for letting me know about National Voter Registration Day.
Thanks to Linda Andersen for letting me know about International Dot Day.
Thanks to Kerry Alaric Cheeseboro for letting me know about National Cheeseburger Day.
Thanks to Sara Davis for letting me know about International Housekeepers Week.
Thanks to Mike Baldwin for letting me know about MAGS Day.
Thanks to Kathleen Parkinson for letting me know about Hummingbird Celebration Week.
Thanks to Dave Griffiths for letting me know about Jury Rights Day.
Thanks to Jan Pettis for letting me know about National Sewing Month.
Thanks to Shimna and Neil Gammack for letting me know about World Pharmacists Day.
Thanks to Mike Lanz for letting me know about National Drink Beer Day.
Thanks to Sharon E. Morgan for letting me know about National Guacamole Day.
Thanks to Justin Deering for letting me know about National Postdoc Appreication Week, School Backpack Awareness Day,  Capitol Hill Day,
National Infant Mortality AwarenessMonth, Cholesterol Education Month, World Alzheimer's Month,  National ITP Awareness Month, Get Ready Day, Sport Purple for Platelets Day, RAINN Day, International Day of Charity, National Pet Memorial Month, Save A Tiger Month, National Chicken Month,Deaf Dog Awareness Week, Farm Animal Awareness Week, National Wildlife Day, National Iguana Awareness Day, Dogs in Politics Day, National Teach Ag Day, Mutation Day, National Psychotherapy Day, National Passport Awareness Month.
Thanks to David Sylvester for letting me know about National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children.
Thanks to Colleen Williams for letting me know about National Staffing Employee Week.
Thanks to Natalie Collins for letting me know about National Writing Date Day.
Thanks to Mary Noon for letting me know about Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month.
Thanks to Melanie Sorrell for letting me know about National Environmental Services Week.
Thanks to Elizabeth Alt for letting me know about National Ceiling Fan Day.
Thanks to Leisa Greathouse for letting me know about Histiocytosis Awareness Month.
Thanks to Vernetta Lopez for letting me know about National Translators Month
Thanks to Joanne Talarico for letting me know about International Buy A Priest A Beer Day.
Thanks to Aaron Robinson (NBC) for letting me know about National Tatoo Story Day.
Thanks to Mathew Braun for letting me know about Pain Awareness Month
Thanks to The Yankee Chef Jim Bailey for letting me know about National Fall Foliage Week.


September Monthly Observances

AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Month
All American Breakfast Month
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Month
Atrial Fibrillation Month
Baby Safety Month
Backpack Safety America Month
Be Kind To Editors & Writers Month
Blood Cancer Awareness Month
Bourbon Heritage Month
Childrens' Good Manners Month
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Cholesterol Education Month Link
College Savings Month
Eat Chicken Month
Fall Hat Month
Go Wild During California Wild Rice Month
Great American Low-Cholesterol, Low-fat Pizza Bake Month
Gynecology Cancer Awareness Month
Happy Cat Month
Histiocytosis Awareness Month Link

Hunger Action Month 
Intergeneration Month
International  or National Guide Dogs Month
Link  Link
International People Skills Month
International Self-Awareness Month
International Speak Out Month
International Strategic Thinking Month
International Square Dancing Month
International Women's Friendship Month Link

ITP Awareness Month
Library Card Sign-up Month
(World) Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month
National Recovery Month
Million Minute Family Challenge (September-December)
Mold Awareness Month
National Campus Safety Awareness Month
National Chicken Month Link
National Child Awareness Month
National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
National Coupon Month
National DNA, Geonomics & Stem Cell Education Month
National Fruit and Veggies Month (Also June)
National Head Lice Prevention Month
National Home Furnishings Month
National Honey Month Link

National Infant Mortality Awareness Month
National ITP Awareness Month Link
National Mushroom Month
National Organic Harvest Month
National Osteopathic Medicine Month
National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month (Gov't)
National Passport Awareness Month  Link

National Pet Memorial Month
National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
National Prime Beef Month
National Prosper Where You Are Planted Month
National Recovery Month
National Save A Tiger Month
National Sewing Month 
National Service Dog Month
National Sickle Cell Month 
National Translators Month (Moved from Feb.)  Link
National Pediculosis (Head Lice)  Prevention Month
National Piano Month
Link  Link
National Preparedness Month
National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
National Rice Month
National Shake Month (Ice Cream)
National Skin Care Awareness Month
National Wilderness Month
One-on-One Month
 Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month Link

Pain Awareness Month  Link
Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month
Pleasure Your Mate Month
Save The Koala Month
Sea Cadet Month
Self Improvement Month
September Is Healthy Aging Month
Shameless Promotion Month
Sports and Home Eye Health & Safety Month
Subliminal Communications Month
Superior Relationships Month
Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month 
Update Your Resume Month
Whole Grains Month
Wild Rice Month
Women's Friendship Month
World Alzheimer's Month
World Animal Remembrance Month
National Hispanic Heritage Month
(September 15-October 15)

September Weekly Observances

*National Payroll Week: 1-5
(First Week)
*International Enthusiasm Week: 1-7
*National Nutrition Week: 1-7 (UNICEF-India)
*Self-University Week: 1-7
National Waffle Week: 4-10
(First Week)
 Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week: 5-11
(First Full Week)
Suicide Prevention Week: 5-11
(Always has 10th in it)
Play Days: 6-10
(Tues.thru Sat. after Labor Day)
Popcorn Days: 8-10
(First Weekend After Labor Day)
National Days of Prayer & Remembrance: 9-11
(Friday thru Sunday Closest to 9/11)
Mushroom Days: 10-11
(Weekend After Labor Day)
Child Passenger Safety Week: 11-17
Dating and Life Coach Recognition Week: 11-17
National Assisted Living Week: 11-17
National Environmental Services Week: 11-17
National Truck Driver Appreciation Week: 11-17
International Housekeepers Week: 11-17 (Second Full Week)
Health Information and Technology Week: 12-16
Line Dance Week: 12-17
(Starts 2nd Mon. thru Sat.)
National Guitar Flat-Picking Days: 14-18  Link
Hummingbird Celebration: 15-18 Link
*Constitution Week: 17-23
Farm Animal Awareness Week: 17-24 Link
 (Starts on 3rd Saturday)
International Air Ambulance Week: 17-25  Link
Build A Better Image Week: 18-24
(Third Full Week)
National Security Officer Appreciation Week: 18-24 (Third Full Week)
Pollution Prevention Week: 18-24 (Third Week) 
Prostate Cancer Awareness Week: 18-24 (Third Week) 
National Clean Hands Week: 18-24
(Third Full Week)
National Farm & Ranch Safety and Health Week: 18-24 (Third Full Week)
National Indoor Plant Week: 18-24 (Third Full Week)
National Rehabilitation Awareness Week:18-24 (Third Full Week)
 National Singles Week:18-24 (Third Full Week)
National Dog Week: 18-24 (Always last week)
Link and  Link 
National Historically Black Colleges & Universities Week: 18-24
National Keep Kids Creative Week:
18-24 (Last Week)
Remember to Register to Vote Week: 18-24
(Last Week)
Sea Otter Awareness Week: 18-24
Link   (Last Week)
Tolkien Week: 18-24(Third Week that Hobbit Day falls on = 9/22)
World Reflexology Week: 18-24
(Last  Full Week)
Deaf Dog Awareness Week: 18-25
Link (Last Full Week)
International Interpreters and Translators Week: 18-24
(Last  Full Week)
Balance Awareness Week: 19-25 Link  (3rd Week) 
International Week of the Deaf: 19-25  Link  (Last Week that Includes the Last Sunday of the Month)
International Women's E-Commerce Days: 19-25
National Love Your Files Week: 19-23 Link 
(Third Full  M-F Week)

Great American Beer Festival: 23-25
World Hearing Aid Awareness Week: 25-10/1    Link   (Last Week Sept.)
Banned Books Week: 26-10/1
(Last Week)
National Postdoc Appreciation Week: 26-30 Link
National Fall Foliage Week: 27-10/3 Link
 (Begins last Sunday and runs all week.) 
Ally Week: 28-10/2 Link

September Daily Observances


NOTE:  An * in front of the day means that the observance is on the same date every year regardless of the day it falls on.

*Building and Code Staff Appreciation Day: 1 
*Calendar Adjustment Day: 1
*Chicken Boy's Day: 1
*Emma M. Nutt Day: 1
*International Day of Awareness for the Dolphins of Taiji: 1
*National No Rhyme (Nor Reason) Day: 1
*Save Japan's Dolphins Day: 1
Link (Event dates vary around the world. But 9/1 is when hunts begin.)
*Toy Tips Executive Toy Test Day: 1
*Bison-ten Yell Day: 2
*V-J Day: 2
Bring Your Manners To Work Day: 2 
(First Friday)
Cow Chip Throwing days: 2-3
 (Fri.& Sat. of Labor Day Weekend)
Hug Your Boss Day: 2 ? Link 
(The date varies. But it's usually on a Friday.)
National College Colors Day: 2 Link  (First Friday)

National Lazy Mom's Day: 2
 (First Friday)
Bacon Day: 3
Link (Always the Saturday before Labor Day) and Link
Franchise Appreciation Day: 3 (Saturday of Labor Day weekend)
National Buffalo Chicken Wings Days: 3-4 
Link  (Always Labor Day Weekend)
National Writing Date Day: 3
Link (First Saturday)
*Penny Press Day: 3
*National Wildlife Day:4 Link
*Newspaper Carrier Day: 4

Pet Rock Day: 4
Link (First Sunday)
*Be Late For Something Day: 5
Great Bathtub Race: 5
(Always on Labor Day)
*International Day of Charity: 5 Link
*Jury Rights Day: 5

Labor Day: 5
Another Look Unlimited Day: 6
 (Day after Labor Day)
*Google Commemoration (Founded)   Day: 7
*Grandma Moses Day: 7

*National Attention Deficit Disorder Awareness Day: 7
*"Neither Snow nor Rain" Day: 7
*Salami Day: 7 
*International Literacy Day: 8
*Pardon Day: 8
*Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Day: 8 Link
*Virgin Mary Day (birthday): 8
*World Physical Therapy Day: 8
*International Buy A Priest A Beer Day: 9 Link

*Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Day: 9
*Wonderful Weirdoes Day: 9
Banana Day: 9
Link   (2nd Friday)
Stand Up To Cancer Day: 9
    Link   (Second Friday)
Farmers' Consumer Awareness Day: 10   (2nd Saturday) Link
International Drive Your Studebaker Day: 10 
(2nd Saturday)
National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children: 10
Link (2nd Saturday)
National Hollerin' Day: 10 Link (2nd Saturday)
National Iguana Awareness Day: 10
Link    (2nd Saturday)
Prairie Day:10
  (2nd Saturday)
*Swap Ideas Day: 10
*(World) Suicide Prevention Day: 10  Link

 Grandparent's Day: 11
(First Sunday after Labor Day)
*Libraries Remember Day: 11
Miss America Pageant: 11

*National Day of Service and Remembrance: 11
National Hug Your Hound Day: 11 (Second Sunday)
*Patriot Day: 11
*Remember Freedom Day: 11 Link
*International Day for South-South Cooperation: 12 Link
National Boss/Employee Exchange Day: 12 (First Monday after Labor Day)
*Video Games Day: 12
World Maritime Day: 12 (Second Monday)

*International Chocolate Day: 13 Link
*Kids Take Over The Kitchen Day: 13  Link
*National Celiac Awareness Day: 13
*National Peanut Day: 13 Link
*Roald Dahl Day: 13
*Scooby-Doo Day: 13
National Pet Memorial Day: 13
Link (Second Sunday)
*National Kreme Filled Donut Day: 14
Link  and  Link
*8-Track Tape Day: 15
*Felt Hat Day: 15

*Google.com Day: 15
*Greenpeace Day: 15
*International Day of Democracy: 15
*International Dot Day: 15
*LGBT Center Awareness Day: 15
RAINN Day (Rape Abuse Incest National Network): 15  (3rd Thursday)  Link

*Anne Dudley Bradstreet Day: 16
Clean Up The World Weekend: 16-18 Link
(Third Weekend)
Constitution Day/Pledge Across America: 16

*International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer: 16
*Mayflower Day: 16
*National Tatoo Story Day: 16
  (Originator is NBC's "Blindspot")   Link  Link
*National Guacamole Day: 16
National POW/MIA Recognition Day: 16 (Third Friday) Link
National Trademen Day: 16 (Third Friday)
 *Play-doh Day: 16
*Stay Away From Seattle Day: 16 Link
*Stepfamily Day: 16
*Trail of Tears Commemoration Day: 16

 AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day: 17  Link (3rd Saturday)
Big Whopper Liar Day: 17 (3rd Saturday) Link
Boys' and Girls' Club Day for Kids: 17 Link (3rd Saturday)
*Citizenship Day: 17
*Constitution Day: 17
*International Country Music Day: 17 Link

International Eat An Apple Day: 17
(3rd Saturday)
International Coastal Cleanup Day:
17 (3rd Saturday)
Locate An Old Friend Day: 17 (3rd Saturday)
National Gymnastics Day: 17
*National Monte Cristo Day: 17 Link

National Seatcheck Saturday 2015: 17 (3rd Saturday)
Puppy Mill Awareness Day: 17  (3rd Saturday)
*Time's Up Day: 17
*VFW Ladies Auxiliary Day: 17
*Air Force Birthday: 18
*Chiropractic Founders Day: 18 Link
*Hug A Greeting Card Writer Day: 18
*National Ceiling Fan Day: 18
*National Cheeseburger Day: 18
Link  Link
*National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day: 18 Link
*National Respect Day: 18
Wife Appreciation Day: 18 (3rd Sunday)
*World Water Monitoring Day: 18
Get Ready Day: 19 Link  (Third Tuesday)
Respect for The Aged Day: 19
(3rd Monday) Link
*Talk Like A Pirate Day: 19 Link  Link
*International Day of Peace: 21 
National Rehabilitation Day: 21
(Wednesday of Third Week)
School Backpack Awareness Day: 21  Link  (Third Wednesday)
*World's Alzheimer's Day: 21 Link
*American Business Women's Day: 22
Autumn (Autumnnal Equinox): 22  10:21 AM EDT

*Car Free Day: 22 Link
*Chainmail Day: 22
(Link removed due to malware)
* Dear Diary Day: 22
*Elephant  Appreciation Day: 22
*Hobbit Day: 22
*Ice Cream Cone Day: 22
*International Day of Radiant Peace: 22
Mabon: 22

*National Centenarian's Day: 22
*National Rock n' Roll Dog Day: 22
National Teach Ag Day: 22 Link
(4th Thursday)
*National White Chocolate Day: 22  Link
*Celebrate Bi-sexuality Day: 23
*Checkers Day or Dogs in Politics Day: 23 Link

Innergize Day: 23
(Day after the Autumn Equinox)
Love Note Day: 23
Link (4th Friday)
*Restless Legs Awareness Day: 23  (Different sponsor from the July Weekly Observance)
Batman Day: 24 Link  (Last Saturday)
Family Health and Fitness Day USA: 24
(Last Saturday)
Fish Amnesty Day: 24
(4th Saturday)
International Lace Day: 24
    Link    (Last Saturday)
International Rabbit Day:24 Link  (4th Saturday)
Kids Day (Kiwanis Clubs): 24
 Link  (4th Saturday)
National Hunting and Fishing Day: 24 
(4th Saturday)

* National Familial Hypercholesterolemia Day: 24  Link  (Note: Different than Lipid Day on May 10)
National Museum Day: 24
National Public Lands Day: 24 (Last Saturday)
Nickelodeon's Worldwide Day of Play: 24  Link (Last Saturday)
*Punctuation Day: 24 Link
*Schwenkfelder Thanksgiving: 24

R.E.A.D. in America Day: 24
 (4th Saturday)
*Bright Pink Lipstick Day: 25 Link
Gold Star Mother's Day: 25 (Last Sunday)
International Day of The Deaf: 25 (Last Sunday)
*Math Story Telling Day: 25
*National One-Hit Wonder Day: 25
*National Psychotherapy Day: 25

*(World) Ataxia Awareness Day: 25 Link
*World Pharmacists Day: 25 Link

Family Day - Be Involved. Stay Involved: 26  (4th Monday)
*Johnny Appleseed Day: 26
*National Dumpling Day: 26 Link
National Voter Registration Day: 26 Link

*Shamu the Whale Day: 26
*World Contraception Day: 26
*Ancestor Appreciation Day: 27
*Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: 27

*Google's Birthday: 27
National Woman Road Warrior Day: 27
(4th Tuesday)
Sukkot: 27
*World Tourism Day: 27
Banned Websites Awareness Day: 28 
Link  (Last Wednesday)
*Fish Tank Floorshow Night: 28
*National Drink Beer Day: 28 Link
*National Good Neighbor Day: 28 
(Used to be on 4th Sunday)
*International Right To Know Day: 28
World Heart Day: 26
Link  (Last Monday)
*World Rabies Day: 28
National Women's Health & Fitness Day: 28
(Last Wednesday)
*MAGS Day: 29  Link
*Mutation Day (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles): 29
*National Biscotti Day: 29
*National Attend Your Grandchild's Birth Day: 29
*International Coffee Day: 29
*VFW Day: 29

Ask A Stupid Question Day: 30 Link (Last School Day of the Month)

*Blasphemy Day: 30  Link
Hug A Vegetarian Day: 30  Link 
(Last Friday)

*International Translation Day: 30 Link
*National Mulled Cider Day: 30 Link
Save The Koala Day: 30  Link
(Last Friday)
Support Purple for Platelets Day: 30 Link  
(Last Friday)
Vegan Baking Day: 30 (Last Friday)



September 2016
Moon Phases

New Moon
5:03  am

First Qtr.
7:49  am

Full Moon

3:05 pm

Last Qtr.
5:56 am

New Moon (Blue Moon)
8:11 pm

Full Moon on  the 16th  is the traditional "Harvest Moon" because this is the one that falls closest to the autumn equinox.  Most of the time (2 out of 3 years) the Harvest Moon is in the month of September.  Sometimes it will come in October.  It name comes from the fact that farmers (and Indians) could harvest their crops late at night, by moonlight, because  for the few nights around the Harvest Moon, the Moon seems to rise at nearly the same time each night: just 25 to 30 minutes later across the United States.

Solar Eclipse on August 1.
Annular eclipse of the sun. Visible in Africa, southern Indian Ocean

Lunar Eclipse on 16th.
Prenumbral eclipse of the moon. Visible in  Europe, Africa,  Asia, Australia and the western Pacific.

Blue Moon on September 30.
If a month has two new moons in it, the 2nd one is called the blue moon.

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