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Special Days and Observances in September

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September Calendar

September Calendar

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The month of September has some really fun and interesting days to celebrate. The days listed here are those that should be of special interest to gifted children and their families. The month has also been set aside to focus on some special interests. You can find information and activities for the month as well as the special days in it.


Month-Long Observances

  • Classical Music Month
  • National Piano Month
  • National Courtesy Month
  • Fair Trade Month
  • Library Card Sign-Up Month
  • National Preparedness Month
  • ADHD Month
  • National Fruit and Veggies Month
  • National Mind Mapping Month
  • International Strategic Thinking Month

Week-Long Observances

  • Constitution Week  -  September 17-23 (always same days)
  • Tolkien Week - September 22 - 28 (calendar week containing September 22)
  • National Keep Kids Creative Week - September 22 - 28 (last week)
  • Banned Books Week - September 22 - 28 (last week)

Special Days and Holidays

First Ten Days

  • September   2  VJ Day
  • September   2  Labor Day
  • September   8  Grandparents Day (first Sunday after Labor Day)
  • September   8  International Literacy Day
  • September   9  Wonderful Weirdo Day
  • September   9  Teddy Bear Day
  • September 10  Swap Ideas Day

Next Four Days

  • September 11  Odd Day
  • September 11  Patriot Day
  • September 11  Remember Forever Day
  • September 12  National Video Game Day
  • September 13  Roald Dahl Day
  • September 13  Defy Superstition Day
  • September 13  Blame Someone Else Day (first Friday 13th of the year)
  • September 13  Uncle Sam Day
  • September 13  Positive Thinking Day
  • September 15  Make a Hat Day

Next Six Days

  • September 16  Mayflower Day
  • September 16  Collect Rocks Day
  • September 16  National Play Doh Day
  • September 17  Constitution Day
  • September 17  Citizenship Day
  • September 18  Air Force Birthday
  • September 18  National Attention Deficit Disorder Day
  • September 19  Talk Like a Pirate Day
  • September 20  World Gratitude Day
  • September 21  International Peace Day

Last Nine Days

  • September 22  Hobbit Day
  • September 22  Dear Diary Day
  • September 22  Elephant Appreciation Day
  • September 22  Autumnal Equinox
  • September 23  Checkers Day
  • September 24  Punctuation Day
  • September 25  Math Story Telling Day
  • September 26  Read in America Day
  • September 27  Ask a Stupid Question Day (Last school day of the month)

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