Holidays and Observances in September

September Calendar

 The Spruce / Margot Cavin

Labor Day kicks off many exciting things in September, including the unofficial start of the fall season. Often, September is associated with new beginnings, playing host to the start of the school year, the reappearance of football season, the emergence of the harvest moon, and more. In case you're looking for a reason to celebrate or be mindful, here are the holidays and special days that occur in September.

September Daily Holidays and Observances

  • Sept. 1: Emma M. Nutt Day, National Cherry Popover Day
  • Sept. 2: Victory Over Japan (V-J) Day, World Coconut Day
  • Sept. 3: National Food Bank Day* (first Friday), Skyscraper Day, National Bowling League Day, National Lazy Mom's Day* (first Friday), National College Colors Day* (Friday before Labor Day)
  • Sept. 4: National Wildlife Day, National Macadamia Nut Day, National Tailgating Day* (first Saturday), World Beard Day* (first Saturday), Eat an Extra Dessert Day
  • Sept. 5: Be Late for Something Day, National Cheese Pizza Day
  • Sept. 6: Labor Day* (first Monday), National Coffee Ice Cream Day, Fight Procrastination Day, National Read a Book Day
  • Sept. 7: National Salami Day, Neither Rain Nor Snow Day, National Beer Lover's Day, National Grandma Moses Day
  • Sept. 8: International Literacy Day, National Ampersand Day, Pardon Day
  • Sept. 9: Wonderful Weirdos Day, National Teddy Bear Day
  • Sept. 10: National Swap Ideas Day
  • Sept. 11: Patriot Day (9/11 Remembrance), National Make Your Bed Day
  • Sept. 12: National Grandparents Day* (first Sunday after Labor Day), National Video Games Day, National Chocolate Milkshake Day, National Day of Encouragement, National Pet Memorial Day* (second Sunday)
  • Sept. 13: Roald Dahl Day, Defy Superstition Day, Uncle Sam Day, Positive Thinking Day, National Peanut Day, National Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day, National Bald Is Beautiful Day, National Celiac Disease Awareness Day, National Boss/Employee Exchange Day* (Monday following Labor Day)
  • Sept. 14: National Cream-Filled Donut Day, National Live Creative Day, National Sober Day, Eat a Hoagie Day
  • Sept. 15: Make a Hat Day, Greenpeace Day, National Online Learning Day, National Double Cheeseburger Day
  • Sept. 16: The American Legion Day, Mexican Independence Day, Mayflower Day, National Play-Doh Day, National Step Family Day, National Working Parents Day, Collect Rocks Day, National Guacamole Day
  • Sept. 17: Constitution Day, Citizenship Day, National POW/MIA Recognition Day* (third Friday), National Apple Dumpling Day, National Monte Cristo Day
  • Sept. 18: The U.S. Air Force Birthday, National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day, National Cheeseburger Day, National Dance Day* (third Saturday), International Red Panda Day* (third Saturday), National Gymnastics Day* (third Saturday), National CleanUp Day* (third Saturday), Rice Krispies Treats Day
  • Sept. 19: International Talk Like a Pirate Day, National Butterscotch Pudding Day, National Women's Friendship Day* (third Sunday), Wife Appreciation Day* (third Sunday)
  • Sept. 20: National Pepperoni Pizza Day, National String Cheese Day
  • Sept. 21: International Day of Peace, World Gratitude Day, Miniature Golf Day, National IT Professionals Day* (third Tuesday)
  • Sept. 22: Hobbit Day, Dear Diary Day, Elephant Appreciation Day, Autumnal Equinox Day, American Business Women's Day, World Car-Free Day, National Ice Cream Cone Day, National Centenarian's Day, National White Chocolate Day
  • Sept. 23: National Checkers Day, National Great American Pot Pie Day
  • Sept. 24: Native American Day* (fourth Friday in California/Nevada), National Punctuation Day, National Cherries Jubilee Day, National BRAVE Day* (fourth Friday)
  • Sept. 25: Math Storytelling Day, National Comic Book Day, International Rabbit Day* (fourth Saturday), National Public Lands Day* (fourth Saturday), National Ghost Hunting Day* (last Saturday), National Cooking Day
  • Sept. 26: National Gold Star Mother's and Family Day* (last Sunday), International Daughters Day* (fourth Sunday), Johnny Appleseed Day, National Dumpling Day, National Pancake Day, Love Note Day
  • Sept. 27: National Family Day* (fourth Monday), National Crush a Can Day, National Chocolate Milk Day
  • Sept. 28: National Voter Registration Day* (fourth Tuesday), National Good Neighbor Day
  • Sept. 29: National Veterans of Foreign Wars Day, Confucius Day, National Women's Health and Fitness Day* (last Wednesday), National Coffee Day
  • Sept. 30: National Love People Day, National Chewing Gum Day, National Hot Mulled Cider Day

September Weekly Holidays and Observances

  • National Childhood Injury Prevention Week (Sept. 1–7)
  • National Biscuit and Gravy Week (Sept. 5–11)
  • National Suicide Prevention Week (Sept. 5–11)
  • National Waffle Week (Sept. 5–11)
  • National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week (Sept. 7-10)
  • National Days of Prayer and Remembrance (Sept. 10–12)
  • National Assisted Living Week (12-18, starts Grandparent's Day)
  • National Arts in Education Week (Sept. 12–18)
  • Constitution Week (Sept. 17-23)
  • National Singles Week (Sept. 19–25)
  • National Indoor Plant Week (Sept. 19–25)
  • National Keep Kids Creative Week (Sept. 19–26)
  • National Farm Safety and Health Week (Sept. 19–25)
  • National Farm Animals Awareness Week (Sept. 19–25)
  • Child Passenger Safety Awareness Week (Sept. 19–25)
  • Tolkien Week (Sept. 19–25)
  • International Week of the Deaf People (Sept. 20–26)
  • National Fall Foliage Week (Sept. 26–Oct. 2)
  • Banned Books Week (Sept. 26–Oct. 2)

September Monthly Holidays and Observances

  • Baby Safety Month
  • Better Breakfast Month
  • Classical Music Month
  • Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15)
  • International Update Your Resume Month
  • Intergeneration Month
  • International Strategic Thinking Month
  • Library Card Sign-Up Month
  • National Little League Month
  • National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
  • National Courtesy Month
  • National Fruit & Veggies Month
  • National Italian Cheese Month
  • National Piano Month
  • National Potato Month
  • National Preparedness Month
  • National Rice Month
  • National Self-Care Awareness Month
  • National Sewing Month
  • National Sickle Cell Awareness Month
  • National Square Dance Month
  • National Suicide Prevention Month
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Awareness Month
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month
  • Save Your Photos Month
  • Whole Grains Month

*Denotes that date changes each year.