September Holidays, Observances & Awareness Dates


The kids have gone back to school and the summer heat is finally starting to let up as the first day of Fall draws closer and closer. Our favorite coffee shops have started serving up pumpkin spice lattes and mums and pumpkins are starting to find their way to store fronts. It must be September!  While you all start looking forward to wearing your favorite sweaters and enjoying some beautiful fall foliage, here are a few holidays, observances and awareness dates worth noting.



Great Horned Owl fledgling perched in tree

September 4: National Wildlife Day

September 5: International Day of Charity

September 5: International Bacon Day

September 7: Labor Day

September 7: National Threatened Species Day

September 8: International Literacy Day

September 8: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Day

September 9: Wonderful Weirdoes Day

September 10: World Suicide Prevention Day

September 10: NFL Regular Season Kickoff

September 11: 9/11 Remembrance Day

September 11: Emergency Number Day

September 11: National Day of Service and Remembrance

September 11: Stand Up to Cancer Day (Second Friday in September)

September 12: National Clean Out Your Garage Day (Saturday after Labor Day)

September 13: International Chocolate Day

September 13: National Grandparent’s Day

September 13: National Pet Memorial Day (Second Sunday in September)

September 14: World Maritime Day

September 15: Greenpeace Day

September 15: LGBT Center Awareness Day

September 16: Mayflower Day

September 17: Constitution Day

September 18: National POW/MIA Recognition Day (Third Friday in September)

September 18: Global Be(er) Responsible Day (Third Friday in September)

September 18: US Air Force Birthday (USAF)

September 19: Puppy Mill Awareness Day (Third Saturday in September)

September 20: Wife Appreciation Day (Third Sunday in September)

September 21: International Coastal Cleanup Day

September 21: International Day of Peace

September 22: American Business Women’s Day

September 22: National Voter Registration Day

September 23: Autumnal Equinox (First Day of Autumn)

September 26: Family Health and Fitness Day USA (Last Saturday in September)

September 27: Ancestor Appreciation Day

September 27: Google’s Birthday

September 28: Family Day – A Day to Eat Dinner with Your Kids (Fourth Monday in September)

September 29: World Heart Day

September 30: National Women’s Health & Fitness Day (Last Wednesday in September)

September 30: National Hot Mulled Cider Day



many brown autumn oak leaves on stone pavement

August 21 – September 7: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

September 1 – 7: National Childhood Injury Prevention Week

Evening of September 13 – Evening of 15: Rosh Hashanah

September 13 – 19: Child Passenger Safety Week

September 13 – 19: National Assisted Living Week

September 13 – 19: National Environmental Services & Housekeeping Week

September 20 – 26: Build a Better Image Week

September 20 – 26: International Clean Hands Week

September 20 – 26: International Deaf Awareness Week

September 20 – 26: Pollution Prevention Week

September 21 – 26: International Women’s E-Commerce Days

Evening of September 22 – Evening of 23: Yom Kippur

September 27 – October 3: Active Aging Week

September 27 – October 3: Banned Books Week

Evening of September 27 – Evening of October 4: Sukkot



Red Apples In A Paper Bag

AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Month

America on the Move – Month of Action

Apple Month

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Month

Baby Safety Month

Backpack Safety American Month

California Wine Month

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Classical Music Month

Cold and Flu Campaign

Food Allergy Awareness Month

Fruit & Veggie Month

Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

Happy Cat Month

Healthy Aging Month

Hunger Action Month

Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Month

Library Card Sign-Up Month

National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month

National Cholesterol Education Month

National Disaster Preparedness Month

National Food Safety Education Month

National Literacy Month

National Organic Harvest Month

National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Self-Improvement Month

Shameless Promotion Month


Women’s Friendship Month

World Animal Remembrance Month


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