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What are the National Days in September? – Get the Calendar to Find Out!

This handy calendar 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. Calendar of National Days in September

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

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 one that I remember

“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, but 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.

We also celebrate these monthly observances this month:

  • Fall Hat Month
  • Better Breakfast Month
  • Classical Music Month 
  • Little League Month
  • National Blood Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Square Dance Month
  • National Blueberry Popsicle Month
  • National Chicken Month
  • National Childhood Obesity Awareness 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.

September Fun Facts

  • 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.

Calendar for the National Days in September

The calendar below lists 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 calendar lists days that come of the same day of the month each year. After this calendar, 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 fun printable that features some of the National Days of the month, get the September free printable here.

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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
  • 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

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

Teddy Bear day and Beer Lover Day

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. video games 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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Here we are at the half way mark. Has your favorite national day been listed yet?  Don’t give up. We have lots more fun in store. How about National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day September 16, or National Mud Pack Day on the 30th?  Both are still to come!

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 Day

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 Warrier Day
  • Talk Like A Pirate Day

Rhinoceros, Batman, Ice cream cone, and fried rice

September 20

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

September 21

  • National Chai Day
  • National Pecan Cookie Day
  • National New York Day
  • National Day of Civic Hacking
  • Batman Day
  • Pause the World Day
  • World Alzheimer’s Day
  • World Gratitude Day

September 22

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

Kissing and Lobsters

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

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.

First Half of September

  • National Programmers Day – 256th Day of the Year
  • National Another Look Unlimited Day – The Day after Labor Day
  • Aunt’s Day – (Sat. After Labor Day)
  • National Labor Day – (1st Mon.) 
  • National Lazy Mom’s Day – (1st. Fri.) 
  • National Food Bank Day – (1st. Fri.) 
  • Wear Teal Day – (1st Fri.)
  • National Hummingbird Day – (1st Sat.)
  • National Tailgating Day – (1st. Sat.)
  • World Beard Day – (1st. Sat.)
  • International Vulture Awareness Day – (1st. Sat.)
  • National Pet Memorial Day – (2nd.Sun.)
  • National Hug Your Hound Day – (2nd.Sun.)
  • National Grandparent’s Day – (2nd.Sun.)
  • Sustainable House Day – (2nd.Sun.)
  • Racial Justice Sunday – (2nd. Sun.)
  • National Boss/Employee Exchange Day – (2nd. Mon.)
  • I’m on Top of it Day – (2nd. Mon.)
  • National Ants on a Log Day – (2nd Tues.) 
  • Stand up to Cancer Day – (2nd Sat.)
  • Farmer’s Consumer Awareness Day – (2nd Sat.)
  • National Wife Appreciation Day – (3rd Sun.)
  • National Women’s Friendship Day – (3rd Sun.

Second Half of September

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

National days on the last days of the month of September

  • National Gold Star Mother’s Day – (last Sun.) 
  • World Deaf Day – (Last Sun.)
  • World Rivers Day – (last Sun.)
  • World Maritime Day – (last Tues.)
  • National Women’s Health & Fitness Day – (Last Wed.)
  • Save the Koala Day – (last Fri.)
  • Hug A Vegetarian Day – (last Fri.)
  • National Hunting and Fishing Day – (last Sat.)
  • National Family Health and Fitness Day USA – (last Sat.)
  • National Ghost Hunting Day – (last Sat.)
  • Save Your Photos Day – (last Sat.)
  • International Lace Day – (last Sat.)

Just for the foodies!

If you are a foodie, I have some special National Day Calendars just for you.

Each month has its own list of Foodie National days and each month celebrates different food holidays. Here are some other foodie National Day Calendars that feature only food holidays to honor with your favorite recipes:

More to come later!

National Days Calendar Printables

If you like to plan ahead, be sure to check out my monthly printable calendars. Each one features one National Day that I have featured. It’s great for planning craft projects, recipes and outdoor activities to honor the special days.

For all my National Days Calendar printables check out these pages:

2021 calendars to come soon!

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 calendars here:

Need More Inspiration?

If you are looking for some inspiration for discovering more about all the National Days, be sure to check out my National Days board on Pinterest.  It has lots of pins that lead to articles about the topic.Always the Holidays on Pinterest

Which of these National Days in September is your favorite?

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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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