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

  • September 1: Emma M. Nutt Day
  • September 2: Victory Over Japan (V-J) Day
  • September 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)
  • September 4: National Wildlife Day, National Macadamia Nut Day, National Tailgating Day* (first Saturday), World Beard Day* (first Saturday)
  • September 5: Be Late for Something Day, Cheese Pizza Day
  • September 6: Labor Day* (first Monday), National Coffee Ice Cream Day, Fight Procrastination Day, National Read a Book Day
  • September 7: National Salami Day, Neither Rain Nor Snow Day, National Beer Lover's Day, National Grandma Moses Day
  • September 8: International Literacy Day, National Ampersand Day, Pardon Day
  • September 9: Wonderful Weirdos Day, National Teddy Bear Day
  • September 10: National Swap Ideas Day
  • September 11: Patriot Day (9/11 Remembrance), National Make Your Bed Day
  • September 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)
  • September 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)
  • September 14: National Cream-Filled Donut Day, National Live Creative Day, National Sober Day
  • September 15: Make a Hat Day, Greenpeace Day, National Online Learning Day
  • September 16: American Legion Day, Mexican Independence Day, Mayflower Day, National Play-Doh Day, National Step Family Day, Working Parents Day, Collect Rocks Day
  • September 17: Constitution Day, National POW/MIA Recognition Day* (third Friday), Citizenship Day, National Apple Dumpling Day
  • September 18: The U.S. Air Force Birthday, National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day, National Cheeseburger Day, National Dance Day* (third Saturday), International National Red Panda Day* (third Saturday), National Gymnastics Day* (third Saturday), National Cleanup Day* (third Saturday)
  • September 19: Talk Like a Pirate Day, National Butterscotch Pudding Day, National Women's Friendship Day* (third Sunday), Wife Appreciation Day* (third Sunday)
  • September 20: National Pepperoni Pizza Day, National String Cheese Day
  • September 21: International Peace Day, World Gratitude Day, Miniature Golf Day, National IT Professionals Day* (third Tuesday)
  • September 22: Hobbit Day, Dear Diary Day, Elephant Appreciation Day, Autumnal Equinox Day, Business Women's Day, National Car Free Day, National Ice Cream Cone Day, National Centenarian's Day, National White Chocolate Day
  • September 23: Checkers Day, National Great American Pot Pie Day
  • September 24: Native American Day* (fourth Friday), National Punctuation Day, National Cherries Jubilee Day, National BRAVE Day* (fourth Friday)
  • September 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)
  • September 26: National Gold Star Mother's and Family Day* (last Sunday), International Daughters Day* (fourth Sunday), Johnny Appleseed Day, National Dumpling Day
  • September 27: National Family Day* (fourth Monday), National Crush a Can Day, National Chocolate Milk Day
  • September 28: National Voter Registration Day* (fourth Tuesday), National Good Neighbor Day
  • September 29: National Veterans of Foreign Wars Day, Confucius Day, National Women's Health and Fitness Day* (last Wednesday), National Coffee Day
  • September 30: National Love People Day, National Chewing Gum Day, National Hot Mulled Cider Day

September Weekly Holidays and Observances

  • National Childhood Injury Prevention Week (September 1–7)
  • National Waffle Week (September 6–12)
  • National Assisted Living Week (starts Grandparent's Day)
  • National Arts in Education Week (September 13–19)
  • National Days of Prayer and Remembrance (September 13–19)
  • National Biscuit and Gravy Week (September 13–19)
  • National Suicide Prevention Week (September 13–19)
  • National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week (September 19–25)
  • National Singles Week (September 19–25)
  • Banned Books Week (September 19–25)
  • National Indoor Plant Week (September 20–26)
  • National Keep Kids Creative Week (September 20–26)
  • National Farm Safety and Health Week (September 20–26)
  • National Farm Animals Awareness Week (September 20–26)
  • Child Passenger Safety Awareness Week (September 20–26)
  • Constitution Week (September 17-23)
  • Tolkien Week (September 20–26)
  • International Week of the Deaf (September 20–26)
  • National Fall Foliage Week (September 26–October 2)

September Monthly Holidays and Observances

  • Baby Safety Month
  • Better Breakfast Month
  • Classical Music Month
  • Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 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 and Veggies Month
  • National Italian Cheese Month
  • National Piano Month
  • National Potato Month
  • National Preparedness Month
  • National Rice 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
  • Self-Care Awareness Month
  • Whole Grains Month

*Denotes that date changes each year.