Sunday, September 1, 2013

Hello September!





And so today is the 1st of September. The secend last day of the last long-weekend of summer.  With Autumn just around the corner.  I know I have said this throughout the year, but truly, I love this time of the year. Perhaps I love something in each part of the year.  Perhaps that is the secret, to find the beauty in each day.

Tomorrow is Labor Day here in Canada, to be followed by the first day of a new school year for the young ones here.  Oh how I dreaded that day as a child, and how I adored that day as a mother. Perspective is a funny thing.

The following are some other notable dates to be observed in this wonderful month that is the bridge between Summer and Fall.

Month:

Classical Music Month
Hispanic Heritage Month
Fall Hat Month
International Square Dancing Month
National Blueberry Popsicle Month
National Courtesy Month
National Piano Month
Chicken Month
Baby Safety Month
Little League Month
Honey Month
Self Improvement Month
Better Breakfast Month


 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:

1 Emma M. Nutt Day, the first woman telephone operator

2 Labor Day First Monday of month

2 National Beheading Day

3 Skyscraper Day

4 Newspaper Carrier Day

5 Be Late for Something Day

5 Cheese Pizza Day

6 Fight Procrastination Day

6 Read a Book Day

7 Neither Rain nor Snow Day

8 Grandparent's Day - first Sunday after Labor Day

8 International Literacy Day

8 National Date Nut Bread Day - or December 22!?

8 Pardon Day

8 National Pet Memorial Day -second Sunday in September

9 Teddy Bear Day

10 Sewing Machine Day

10 Swap Ideas Day

11 911 Remembrance

11 Make Your Bed Day

11 No News is Good News Day

12 Chocolate Milk Shake Day

12 National Video Games Day - also see Video Games Day in July

13 Blame Someone Else Day - first  Friday the 13th of the year.

13 Defy Superstition Day

13 Fortune Cookie Day

13 National Peanut Day

13 Positive Thinking Day

13 Uncle Sam Day - his image was first used in 1813

14 National Cream-Filled Donut Day

15 Make a Hat Day

15 Felt Hat Day - On this day, men traditionally put away their felt hats.

15 National Women's Friendship Day - third Sunday in September

16 Collect Rocks Day

16 Step Family Day

16 Mayflower Day

16 Mexican Independence Day

16 National Play Doh Day

16 Working Parents Day

17 National Apple Dumpling Day

17 Citizenship Day

17 Constitution Day

18 National Cheeseburger Day

19 International Talk Like A Pirate Day

19  National Butterscotch Pudding Day

20 National Punch Day

20 POW/MIA Recognition Day - Third Friday of September

21 International Peace Day

21 International Rabbit Day - Fourth Saturday in September

21 Miniature Golf Day

21 Oktoberfest, begins, date varies

21 World Gratitude Day

22 Business Women's Day

22 Elephant Appreciation Day

23 Checkers Day

23 Dog in Politics Day

24 National Cherries Jubilee Day

25 National Comic Book Day

26 Johnny Appleseed Day

27 Crush a Can Day

27 Native American Day - fourth Friday of the month

28 Ask a Stupid Question Day (one of my favorite days)

28 National Good Neighbor Day - Always September 28, previously the 4th Sunday in month

27 Native American Day - fourth Friday of the month

29 Confucius Day - Try your luck. Get a Fortune Cookie.

30 National Mud Pack Day

The birthstone of this magnificent month is Sapphire.  The flower is the Aster or Morning Glory. And the Zodiac signs for September is the outgoing sign of Virgo, which ends on the 22nd, to be followed by the incoming sign of Libra, which begins on the 23rd.

If you were born in September, Happy Birthday!!

And join me in welcoming the 9th month of the year...... Welcome September!!