September is the ninth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars.
The third of four months to have a length of 30 days, and the fourth of five months to have a length of fewer than 31 days.
In the Northern Hemisphere, the meteorological autumn begins on 1 September and the beginning of the traditional autumn is 21 September. In the Southern Hemisphere, the meteorological spring begins on 1 September and traditional spring begins on 21 September.
September marks the beginning of the ecclesiastical year in the Eastern Orthodox Church. It is the start of the academic year in many countries of the northern hemisphere, in which children go back to school after the summer break, sometimes on the first day of the month.
The meaning of September comes from ancient Rome – Septem is Latin and means seven.
September was originally the seventh of ten months in the oldest known Roman calendar, the calendar of Romulus c. 750 BC, with March (Latin Martius) the first month of the year until perhaps as late as 451 BC.
After the calendar reform that added January and February to the beginning of the year, September became the ninth month but retained its name. It had 29 days until the Julian reform, which added a day.
In 1752, the British Empire adopted the Gregorian calendar. In the British Empire that year, September 2 was immediately followed by September 14.
Labor Day is a federal holiday in the United States celebrated on the first Monday in September to honor and recognize the American labor movement and the works and contributions of laborers to the development and achievements of the United States. It is the Monday of the long weekend known as Labor Day Weekend.
The September equinox takes place in this month, and certain observances are organized around it. It is the Autumn equinox in the Northern Hemisphere, and the Vernal equinox in the Southern Hemisphere. The dates can vary from 21 September to 24 September.
A “Harvest Moon” is the full moon closest to the autumn equinox. Before artificial lighting, such moonlight was essential to a farmer’s successful harvest.
September was called “harvest month” in Charlemagne’s calendar. September corresponds partly to the Fructidor and partly to the Vendémiaire of the first French republic.
On Usenet (worldwide distributed discussion system available on computers), it is said that September 1993 (Eternal September) never ended.
September is called Herbstmonat, harvest month, in Switzerland.
September’s birthstone is the sapphire.
The birth flowers for September are the forget-me-not, morning glory and aster.
September 2 is World Coconut Day – there are plenty of uses for coconut, including baking with this fruit, stirring some into cocktails, whipping up skin moisturizers, and making household cleaning products with its oil. For World Coconut Day, start by learning how to crack open a coconut. Then, enjoy its contents however you like.
September 4 is Eat an Extra Dessert Day – splurging on dessert isn’t always the healthiest choice to make. But today, go ahead and indulge in that second serving of your favorite dessert. After all, it’s good to treat yourself every now and then.
September 7 is National Beer Lover’s Day – beer isn’t just the standard light lager bartenders sling across every American bar counter. The craft beer movement has produced some incredibly creative and tasty brews that blend different styles, flavors, and inspirations. It’s the perfect day to check out your local brewery for some new-to-you beers, grab a keg for your kegerator, or try brewing beer at home.
September 9 is National Teddy Bear Day – dust off your childhood teddy bear and give it a squeeze because today is National Teddy Bear Day. If there are kids in your life, consider buying (or making) them a new stuffed animal. You also can donate stuffed animals to children in hospitals and other care facilities.
September 12 is National Chocolate Milkshake Day – indulge in a rich, cool treat on National Chocolate Milkshake Day. Chocolate shakes are incredibly easy to make at home. You only need a few ingredients—usually milk, chocolate ice cream, and chocolate syrup—and a good blender.
September 14 is Eat a Hoagie Day – you might call it a hoagie, grinder, submarine, hero, or po’ boy. Regardless, today’s the perfect excuse to dig into one of these massive sandwiches. Pile it with toppings, and make sure it’s between two long slices of fresh French or Italian bread.
September 15 is National Double Cheeseburger Day – today’s the day to stack your cheeseburger high. It doesn’t matter if it’s topped with bacon, avocado, a fried egg, or even bleu cheese. You can’t properly celebrate National Double Cheeseburger Day without those two patties.
September 16 is National Guacamole Day – learn to make your own guac for National Guacamole Day. All you need are a few mashed avocados, diced red onion, diced tomato, cilantro, and lime. If you want to jazz up this classic Mexican dish, try adding a few diced jalapeños, chopped mango, mashed peas, or pomegranate seeds. There are many recipe variations to suit every taste.
September 20 is National Pepperoni Pizza Day – if cheese pizza is the perfect food, then a pepperoni pizza is the perfect food and then some. Topped with classic pepperoni or spicy soppressata, this pizza can be an ideal take-out dinner, late-night snack, or even breakfast.
September 26 is National Pancake Day – Blueberries. Bananas. Buttermilk. When it comes to pancakes, the combinations are pretty much limitless. In honor of National Pancake Day, simply stir the fixings of your choice into homemade or packaged pancake batter. Then fry them, stack them, and enjoy them.
September 29 is National Coffee Day – today, raise your coffee mug and toast to the roasted beans that keep us going. Looking for a few special ways to appreciate coffee? Try adding it to your favorite cocktail, coating coffee beans in chocolate, or blending a few beans into your favorite vanilla ice cream for a homemade coffee shake.
The zodiac signs for the month of September are Virgo and Libra.