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What are the National Days in September? – Get the Full List!

This handy list of national days in September will give you a quick look at the month to find out how to celebrate your favorite national day with outdoor activities and craft ideas, as well as food and drink recipes.

Each time we cover a new and fun national day about September on the blog, we add links to the list below, to give you new ideas for ways to celebrate these days.

Keep reading to find out more about the national days this month and find out what there is to celebrate.

From delicious drink days and decadent food days to days about animals, ideas, people and more, there’s a September national day for everyone to enjoy!

Sunflowers with words hello September.

Discovering September national days and history

Remember the old poem to help us remember how many days are in a month? There are a few versions of the poem, but this is the most popular one

“Thirty days hath September,
April, June, and November, 
all the rest have thirty-one. 

February has twenty-eight, 
but leap year coming one in four
February then has one day more.”

September is the ninth month of the year in our calendar. In the Northern Hemisphere, it comes at the end of summer, with fall just around the corner.

However, in the Southern hemisphere it is associated with the approach of spring.

September kept its original name from the Roman Calendar, where “septem” means 7. The month was originally the 7th month, when the calendar began in March.

September monthly observances:

This month is just stock full of Monthly observances centered around the home and family. There are so many days devoted to honoring family foods and activities that bring the family together.

September is Save Your Photos Month, which is apt, since many people have lots of summer photos from vacations this summer. It is also National Potato Month, National Square Dance Month and National Sewing Month plus many more.

On the medical side, September is national blood cancer awareness month, and national childhood obesity awareness month.

Red ribbon with blood like drops and words September is national blood cancer awareness month.

We also celebrate these monthly observances this month:

  • Fall Hat Month
  • Better Breakfast Month
  • Classical Music Month 
  • Little League Month
  • National Blueberry Popsicle Month
  • National Chicken Month
  • National Courtesy Month
  • National Honey Month
  • National Italian Cheese Month
  • National Library Card Sign Up Month
  • National Mushroom Month
  • National Papaya Month
  • National Piano Month
  • National Rice Month
  • Self Improvement Month
  • Whole Grains Month

But don’t stop these national days, there are also many awareness days this month that give us a chance to celebrate.

Fun facts about September

The month of September has arrived, so let’s brush up with a few facts about the last month of summer.

Sapphire, morning glory virgo symbol and words Fun Facts about September.

  • The birthstone for the month of September is the Sapphire.
  • Flowers that honor the month are morning glory, aster and forget-me-not.
  • If you follow the signs of the Zodiac, September is Virgo from September 1 to September 22 and Libra from the 23rd to the 30th of September. 
  • Labor Day is the most well known holiday in September in the USA. It is celebrated on the first Monday of the month.
  • The autumn equinox – the transition from summer to fall, takes place on or around September 22nd, depending on the year.
  • President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on September 22 in 1862. This ended slavery in the territories held by the Confederacy.
  • President Gerald Ford gave an unconditional pardon to Richard M. Nixon on September 8, 1974. This pardoned the former President for his role in the infamous “Watergate” scandal.

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List of national days in September

The list below breaks down the national days of September, day by day. Some of these days have links to pages on my site where you can find more information about that interesting national day.

NOTE: The first part of the lists shows days that come of the same day of the month each year. After this list, you will also find a list of days that change from year to year.

Even though Labor day and the end of summer are on people’s minds in September, there are many other ways to celebrate, as well. From National Chicken Boy’s Day on September 1, to National Cheese Toast Day on the 15th, this month is full of fun.

If you would like a printable that features some of the national days of the month in a fun puzzle, get the September free word search printable.

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September 1

  • National Chicken Boy’s Day
  • National No Rhyme (Nor Reason) Day
  • National Cherry Popover Day
  • National Gyro Day
  • American Chess Day
  • Building and Code Staff Appreciation Day
  • Cap Classique Day
  • Pink Cadillac Day
  • World Letter Writing Day

September 2

  • National F-J Day
  • National Blueberry Popsicle Day
  • National Grits for Breakfast Day
  • World Coconut Day
  • Pierce Your Ears Day
  • Calendar Adjustment Day
  • Bison-tell Yell Day

September 3

  • U.S. Bowling League Day
  • National Welsh Rarebit Day
  • National Skyscraper Day
  • National Baby Back Ribs Day

September 4

  • National Macadamia Nut Day
  • National Wildlife Day
  • National Newspaper Carrier Day
  • Eat an Extra Dessert Day

African animals in a field with words national wildlife day.

September 5

  • National Cheese Pizza Day
  • National Shrink Day
  • Be Late for Something Day

September 6

  • National Read A Book Day
  • National Coffee Ice Cream Day
  • National 401K Day
  • Barbie Doll Day
  • Great Egg Toss Day
  • Stillbirth Remembrance Day

Cheese pizza and glass of beer.

September 7

  • National Grateful Patient Day
  • National New Hampshire Day
  • National Beer Lover’s Day
  • National Neither Snow Nor Rain Day
  • National Grandma Moses Day
  • National Acorn Squash Day
  • National Feel the Love Day
  • National Salami Day

September 8

  • National Ampersand Day
  • National Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Day
  • National Date Nut Bread Day
  • Pardon Day
  • World Physical Therapy Day

September 9

  • National Teddy Bear Day
  • National Steak au Poivre Day
  • National Wiener Schnitzel Day
  • National I Love Food Day
  • Care Bears Share Your Care Day
  • Wonderful Weirdos
  • Tester’s Day
  • International Sudoku Day

September 10

  • National TV Dinner Day 
  • National Swap Ideas Day
  • World Suicide Prevention Day
  • Sew Be it Day
  • International Make-up Day

Hot cross buns, peanuts.a and double cheeseburger days come in September

September 11

  • National Hot Cross Bun Day
  • National Make Your Bed Day
  • National No News is Good News Day
  • Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance
  • Women’s Baseball Day
  • Libraries Remember Day
  • Remember Freedom Day
  • I Want to Start my Own Business Day

September 12

  • National Video Games Day
  • National Police Woman Day
  • National Chocolate Milkshake Day
  • National Day of Encouragement
  • National Report Medicare Fraud Day

September 13

  • National Peanut Day
  • National Fortune Cookie Day (some celebrate it on the 20th of July)
  • Uncle Sam Day
  • National Kids Take Over The Kitchen Day
  • National Defy Superstition Day
  • National Celiac Awareness Day
  • Roald Dahl Day
  • Snack a Pickle Day
  • Bald is Beautiful Day
  • Positive Thinking Day
  • International Chocolate Day

September 14

  • National Cream Filled Donut Day
  • National Eat a Hoagie Day
  • National Coloring Day
  • National Live Creative Day
  • National Virginia Day
  • National Sober Day 

September 15

  • National Double Cheeseburger Day
  • National Creme de Menthe Day
  • National Tackle Kids Cancer Day
  • National Online Learning Day
  • National Cheese Toast Day
  • National Linguine Day
  • National Felt Hat Day
  • Make a Hat Day
  • Greenpeace Day
  • International Day of Democracy Day
  • International Dot Day

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September 16

  • National Step Family Day
  • National Working Parents Day
  • National Collect Rocks Day
  • National Play-Doh Day
  • National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day
  • National Guacamole Day
  • Mayflower Day
  • Wrinkled Raincoat Day
  • Mexican Independence Day
  • International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

September 17

  • National Apple Dumpling Day
  • Constitution Day and Citizenship Day
  • National Monte Cristo Day
  • National Professional House Cleaners Day 
  • Time’s Up Day

September 18

  • National Cheeseburger Day
  • National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day
  • National School Backpack Awareness Day
  • National Respect Day
  • Air Force Birthday
  • Rice Krispie Treat Day
  • Chiropractor Founder’s Day
  • Hug a Greeting Card Writer Day
  • World Water Monitoring Day
  • World Bamboo Day
  • International Read and eBook Day

September 19

  • National Butterscotch Pudding Day
  • National Woman Road Warrior Day
  • Talk Like A Pirate Day

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September 20

  • National Pepperoni Pizza Day
  • National Punch Day
  • National String Cheese Day
  • National Gibberish Day
  • National Fried Rice Day

September 21

September 22

  • National White Chocolate Day
  • National Girls’ Night In Day
  • National Ice Cream Cone Day
  • National Legwear Day
  • National Centenarian’s Day
  • AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day
  • American Business Women’s Day
  • World Car Free Day
  • Elephant Appreciation Day
  • Dear Diary Day
  • Hobbit Day
  • World Carfree Day
  • World Rhino Day

Rhinoceros and white bird in a field with words World Rhino Day.

The last week of national days in September

The month is almost over. Just one more week to discover something fun to celebrate!

September 23

  • National Checkers Day (also known as Dogs in Politics Day)
  • National Great American Pot Pie Day
  • National Snack Stick Day
  • National Teal Talk Day
  • Restless Legs Awareness Day
  • Celebrate Bisexuality Day

September 24

  • National Punctuation Day
  • National Cherries Jubilee Day
  • National Bluebird of Happiness Day
  • Schwenkfelder Thanksgiving
  • Kiss Day
  • Gallbladder Good Health Day

Two children kissing their father.

September 25

  • National Lobster Day
  • National Tune-Up Day
  • National Cooking Day
  • National Quesadilla Day
  • National Crab Meat Newburg Day
  • National Research Administrator Day
  • National Food Service Employee Day
  • National One-Hit Wonder Day
  • National Comic Book Day
  • Math Storytelling Day

September 26

  • National Dumpling Day
  • National Johnny Appleseed Day (also celebrated on March 11)
  • National Family Day
  • National Shamu the Whale Day
  • National Key Lime Pie Day
  • National Pancake Day
  • National Compliance Officer Day
  • National Situational Awareness Day
  • Lumberjack Day
  • European Day of Languages

September 27

  • National Crush a Can Day
  • National Corned Beef Hash Day
  • National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
  • National Scarf Day
  • National Chocolate Milk Day
  • Ancestor Appreciation Day
  • World Tourism Day

September 28

  • National Good Neighbor Day 
  • National Strawberry Cream Pie Day
  • National North Carolina Day 
  • National Drink Beer Day
  • Gold Lining Day
  • Read a Child a Book you Like Day
  • World Rabies Day

September 29

  • National Coffee Day
  • National Poisoned Blackberries Day
  • National Attend your Grandchild’s Birthday Day
  • National Mocha Day
  • VFW Day
  • Confucius Day
  • Broadway Musicals Day
  • Goose Day
  • World Heart Day

September 30

  • National Hot Mulled Cider Day
  • National Love People Day
  • National Chewing Gum Day
  • National Mud Pack Day
  • National Preparathon! Day (also April 30th)
  • The Time For Yoga Day
  • International Podcast Day
  • International Translation Day
  • Ask a Stupid Question Day (The default day. In practice it is the last school day in September.)

Additional national days of September that change each year

Some days of the year don’t have an exact date that they fall on in any given year. These days depend on the calendar for the current year.

Teal clothing and food bank days are celebrated in September.

First half of September

  • National Programmers Day – 256th day of the year – (changes on leap years) September 13 in 2023
  • International Cabernet Day – (Thursday before Labor Day)
  • National Another Look Unlimited Day – The day after Labor Day
  • Aunt’s Day – (Saturday after Labor Day)
  • National Labor Day – (1st Monday) 
  • National Chianti Day – (1st Friday)
  • National Lazy Mom’s Day – (1st Friday) 
  • National Food Bank Day – (1st Friday) 
  • Wear Teal Day – (1st Friday)
  • National Hummingbird Day – (1st Saturday)
  • National Tailgating Day – (1st Saturday)
  • World Beard Day – (1st Saturday)
  • International Vulture Awareness Day – (1st Saturday)
  • National Pet Memorial Day – (2nd Sunday)
  • National Hug Your Hound Day – (2nd Sunday)
  • National Grandparent’s Day – (2nd Sunday)
  • Sustainable House Day – (2nd Sunday)
  • Racial Justice Sunday – (2nd Sunday)
  • National Boss/Employee Exchange Day – (2nd Monday)
  • I’m on Top of it Day – (2nd Monday)
  • National Ants on a Log Day – (2nd Tuesday) 
  • Stand up to Cancer Day – (2nd Saturday)
  • Farmer’s Consumer Awareness Day – (2nd Saturday)
  • National Wife Appreciation Day – (3rd Sunday)
  • National Women’s Friendship Day – (3rd Sunday)

Proposal photo and gymnast on a balance beam.

Second half of September

  • Proposal Day – (first day of fall and also first day of spring)
  • Autumnal Equinox – The first day of fall – Date changes each year – September 23, 2023
  • Innergize Day – The day after the autumn equinox
  • National IT Professionals Day – (3rd Tuesday) 
  • Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day – (3rd Tuesday)
  • National Tradesmen Day – (3rd Friday 
  • International Grenache Day – (3rd Friday)
  • National POW/MIA Recognition Day – (3rd Friday)
  • International Bacon Day – (1st Saturday)
  • Puppy Mill Awareness Day – (3rd Saturday) 
  • Responsible Dog Ownership Day – (3rd Saturday) 
  • National Clean Up Day – (3rd Saturday) 
  • National Gymnastics Day – (3rd Saturday) 
  • Big Whopper Liar Day – (3rd Saturday) 
  • Thank a Police Officer Day – (3rd Saturday)
  • Boys’ and Girls’ Club Day for Kids – (3rd Saturday) 
  • International Coastal Clean up Day – (3rd Saturday)
  • International Red Panda Day – (3rd Saturday)
  • International Day of Peace – (3rd Saturday)
  • Daughter’s Day (4th Sunday)
  • National Voter Registration Day – (4th Tuesday) 
  • National BRAVE DAY – (4th Friday) 
  • Love Note Day – (4th Friday)
  • Native American Day – (4th Friday)
  • R.E.A.D. in America Day – (4th Saturday)
  • National Public Lands Day – (4th Saturday)
  • Fish Amnesty Day – (4th Saturday)
  • International Rabbit Day – (4th Saturday)
  • Museum Day – (4th Saturday)

National days on the last days of the month of September

  • National Gold Star Mother’s Day – (last Sunday) 
  • World Deaf Day – (last Sunday)
  • World Rivers Day – (last Sunday)
  • World Maritime Day – (last Tuesday)
  • National Women’s Health & Fitness Day – (last Wednesday)
  • Save the Koala Day – (last Friday)
  • Hug A Vegetarian Day – (last Friday)
  • National Hunting and Fishing Day – (last Saturday)
  • National Family Health and Fitness Day USA – (last Saturday)
  • National Ghost Hunting Day – (last Saturday)
  • Save Your Photos Day – (last Saturday)
  • International Lace Day – (last Saturday)

Just for the foodies!

If you are a foodie, I have some special national day pages just for you.

Labor day food spread with words Food Days of the Year.

Each month has its own list of foodie national days and each month celebrates different food holidays.

Here are some other national day food lists that feature only food holidays to honor with your favorite recipes:

National days word search printables

Check out our monthly puzzle library. Each printable features several national days hidden in a puzzle. Search the puzzle to see if you can find your favorite national days.

Autumn word find puzzle with text overlay.

For the national days word search printables for the other months, check out these pages:

Other word search puzzles to be updated soon. Stay tuned!

Orange bokeh background with words National days of the year.

Monthly national day lists

There are over 2000 national days in the year and each month has over 150 special days to celebrate. Get all the monthly lists here:

Need more inspiration?

If you are looking for some inspiration for discovering more about all the national days, be sure to check out our national days board on Pinterest. It has lots of pins that lead to articles about the topic.Always the Holidays boards with words follow on Pinterest

Which of these national days in September is your favorite?

Admin note: This post for the national days in September first appeared on the blog in April of 2018. We have updated the post to add all new photos, and a video for you to enjoy.

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Would you like a reminder of this post for the national days that we celebrate this month? Just pin this image to one of your boards on Pinterest so that you can easily find it later.

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September National Days Planner Printable

Fall greenery and words Hello September

Print out this planner to accompany the September calendar of national days, and fill it in with your favorite national days in September. It's a great way to keep track and plan for the whole month.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $1


  • Heavy cardstock or printer paper


  • Computer printer


  1. Load your heavy card stock or glossy photo paper into your Deskjet printer.
  2. Choose portrait layout and if possible "fit to page" in your settings.
  3. Print out and use the to do list to plan your activities for the month.


September monthly planner and to do list.

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Wednesday 31st of August 2022

Where are your monthly Celebrate the Holidays calendars, 8 1/2 x 11? I can no longer find them here on your website, only the word-finds. Please reply. Tks!


Friday 2nd of September 2022

Thank you for your question! We have discontinued our calendars, and will not be making them in the future. However, we do have a full list of the national days for September which you can find here. This page contains even more national days than our calendars previously had!


Monday 26th of August 2019

September is Save Your Photos Month, which is apt, since many people have lots of summer photos from vacations this summer. It is also National Potato Month, National Square Dance Month and National Sewing Month plus many more.

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