Holidays in September

Welcome to holidays in September where you'll find Patriot Day (9-11), Constitution Day, Labor Day, and the creation of the Star Spangled Banner!

You also realize that summer is coming to an end and fall weather will be settling in. Kids are back to school, Saturdays are filled with football, and the colors will begin to change.

Yet you'll find holidays to celebrate and remembrances to be made.

Make the most of each and every day and have fun with your holidays in September!



Autumn Poems




September 2

V-J Day - Japan formally surrendered to the United States aboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, ending World War II.

September 11

Patriot Day(World Trade Center Remembrance Day)
- 9-11 Poems

September 16

National Stepfamily Day

September 17

Constitution Day (or Citizenship Day)
- Preamble to the US Constitution

September 21

International Day of Peace

World Gratitude Day

September 22

American Business Women's Day

September 24

National Punctuation Day (promotes good writing skills and literacy)

September 25

National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims
- Poems

September 29

VFW Day - VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) - a day devoted to the organization and its dedicated members who are so deeply committed to serving those who bravely serve this nation.

More Holidays in September


Labor Day - celebrated the 1st Monday in September
- Facts/Trivia
- Poems
- Quotes

National Grandparents Day - expressing gratitude the 1st Sunday after Labor Day

Child Injury Prevention Week - September 1-7

POW/MIA Recognition Day - 3rd Friday in September

Native American Day - 4th Friday in September
- Powwows
- Poems
- Quotes
- Creation Stories

National Good Neighbor Day - observed the 4th Sunday in September but - a US Senate resolution in 2003 established the day as September 28 but - in another US Senate resolution in 2006 the day was set as September 24. Take your pick.

National Dog Week - celebrate man's best friend the 4th week of September

Rosh Hashanah - date varies depending on the Jewish Calendar

Yom Kippur - follows Rosh Hashanah by 10 days

World Maritime Day - last week in September

Gold Star Mother's Day - last Sunday in September


Full Month Holidays in September


National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15)

Baby Safety Month

Children's Eye Health and Safety Month

Classical Music Month

National Courtesy Month

National Library Card Sign-Up Month

National Literacy Month

National School Success Month

Read-A-New-Book Month


Notable September Dates


September - Autumnal Equinox - date varies around the 22nd (21st to 24th). Also known as fall equinox or September equinox.

September 1, 1752 - The Liberty Bell arrives in Philadelphia from England with the inscription “Proclaim Liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof”.

September 4, 1886 – End of the Indian Wars - Geronimo officially surrendered to the Army Commander General Nelson Miles at Skeleton Canyon, Arizona. For several decades, Geronimo had fought the United States and Mexico because of their expansion into the Apache lands.

September 4, 1972 - Mark Spitz wins his seventh swimming gold medal at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany, becoming the first Olympian to win seven gold medals.

September 6 & 14, 1901 - US President William McKinley was shot by an anarchist while at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo New York. He died eight days later.

September 7, 1998 - Google is founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, students at Stanford University.

September 9, 1956 - Elvis Presley made his first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. Watch this video of that appearance.

September 10, 1962 - Congress incorporated the Naval Sea Cadet Corps. This program consists of the Navy League Cadets for youth 11-14 years of age and the Sea Cadets for youth 13-17.

Their mission: "...through organization and cooperation with the Department of the Navy, to encourage and aid American youth to develop, train them in seagoing skills, and to teach them patriotism, courage, self-reliance and kindred virtues."- NSCC Charter - 36 USC 1541

September 11, 2001 – The United States is attacked by terrorists who took over commercial airliners and slammed them into the World Trade Center Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania.

September 12, 1953 – Jacqueline Lee Bouvier marries John F. Kennedy at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Newport, Rhode Island.

September 13, 1965 Willie Mays hits his 500th homerun.

September 14, 1814 - Francis Scott Key wrote The Star-Spangled Banner. On the 13th he watched the British attack Fort McHenry and, after the battle, was inspired when he saw the American flag still flying.

September 14, 1716 - First lighthouse in US was the Little Brewster in outer Boston Harbor. Although destroyed by the British in 1776 it was rebuilt in 1783.

September 17, 1787 - The United States Constitution was agreed upon and signed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- Preamble to the US Constitution

September 19, 1796 - George Washington's “Farewell Address”, written to “The People of the United States” to inspire and guide future generations, was published in the Philadelphia Daily American Advertiser.

September 21, 1897 - "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" letter was published in the New York Sun.

September 22, 1862 - President Lincoln issued his Emancipation Proclamation. This was the first one declaring the freedom of slaves in any state of the Confederacy that did not return to the Union. The second issue was on January 1, 1863 listing ten states where the proclamation would apply.

September 25, 1981 - Sandra Day O'Connor became the 102nd Justice of the Supreme Court and the first woman to ever hold this office.

September 27, 1964 - The Warren Commission report, having been submitted three days earlier to President Lyndon Johnson, concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald, acting alone, assassinated President John F. Kennedy.

September 29, 1899 - A small group of war veterans from the Spanish-American War came together and formed the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars).


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