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Surprise Me Sunday

by Paula on September 2, 2012


September holidays, events, and remembrances

Who knew there were so many strange observances and holidays in September???  Not me, that’s for sure.

I mean, I understand Labor Day.  It’s been around for a while.  And the newer-instituted-but-very-important Patriots Day on September 11.  That makes sense to me too.

But National Beheading Day on September 2?  (That’s today, BTW.)  Ummm… is that a holiday/observance/event designated on your calendar?  I’m really surprised by that one.

Because I was so surprised by National Beheading Day, I just had to do a little bit of research to see what else September might be hiding in its 30 days.

And… OMG!  There’s a lot crammed into this seemingly boring month.  Take a peek!


September Observances, Events, and Holidays 2012

  • National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
  • National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Potato Month
  • National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
  • Fall Hat Month
  • National Wilderness Month
  • Whole Grains Month
  • National Yoga Month
  • Little League Month
  • National Honey Month
  • National School Success Month
  • California Wine Month
  • Self Improvement Month
  • National Chicken Month
  • National Blood Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Biscuit Month
  • Women of Achievement Month
  • National ADHD Awareness Month
  • National Cholesterol Education
  • Better Breakfast Month
  • National Head Lice Prevention Month
  • National Organic Harvest Month
  • Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Rice Month
  • International Square Dancing Month
  • National Sewing Month
  • National Mushroom Month
  • National Mind Mapping Month
  • National Courtesy Month
  • National Papaya Month
  • National Piano Month
  • National Guide Dog Month
  • Baby Safety Month
  • National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month
  • Library Card Sign-Up Month
  • National Bourbon Heritage Month
  • National Preparedness Month
  • Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15)
  • Classical Music Month

Week-Long Observances

  • 1st Week–Child Injury Prevention Week (every September 1-7)
  • 2nd Week–National Waffle Week
  • 2nd Week–International Housekeepers Week
  • 2nd Week–Biscuit and Gravy Week
  • 2nd Week–Vegetarian Awareness Week
  • 3rd Week–National Farm Animals Awareness Week
  • 3rd Week–National Flower Week
  • 4th Week–Equal Parents’ Week
  • 4th Week–National Dog Week
  • 4th Week–National Wild Rice Week
  • 4th Week–National Roller Skating Week

Day-Long Observances

1. Emma M. Nutt Day (she was the first woman telephone operator)

1.  National No Rhyme (Nor Reason) Day

2. National Beheading Day

2.  International Bacon Day (the Saturday before Labor Day)

2.  National “Grits for Breakfast” Day

2.  VJ Day (surrender ceremony aboard the USS Missouri formally ended WWII)

3.  Labor Day (always the first Monday of September)

3.  US Bowling League Day

3.  National Blueberry Popsicle Day

3. Skyscraper Day

3.  National Welsh Rarebit Day

4. National Newspaper Carrier Day

4.  Eat an Extra Dessert Day

4.  National Macadamia Nut Day

5. Be Late for Something Day

5.  Cheese Pizza Day

6. National Fight Procrastination Day

7. Neither Rain nor Snow Day

7.  National Acorn Squash Day

8. Pardon Day

8.  International Literacy Day

8. National Date Nut Bread Day

9.  Grandparent’s Day (1st Sunday after Labor Day)

9.  National Pet Memorial Day (2nd Sunday in September)

9. Teddy Bear Day

9.  Weinerschnitzel Day

10. National Swap Ideas Day

10.  Sewing Machine Day

10.  TV Dinner Day

11. No News is Good News Day

11.  Patriots Day

11.  Make Your Bed Day

11.  “I Want To Start My Own Business” Day

12.  National Chocolate Milkshake Day

12.  National Video Games Day

13. National Defy Superstition Day

13.  Fortune Cookie Day

13.  National Peanut Day

13.  Snack a Pickle Time

13.  Positive Thinking Day

13. Uncle Sam Day

14. National Cream-filled Donut Day

15. National Felt Hat Day

15.  Make a Hat Day

16. Step-Family Day

16.  Mayflower day

16.  Mexican Independence Day

16.  National Women’s Friendship Day (3rd Sunday in September)

16.  Working Parents Day

16.  National Guacamole Day

16.  National Wife Appreciation Day

16. National Play-doh Day

16.  National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day

16.  National Collect Rocks Day

17. National Apple Dumpling Day

17.  Citizenship Day

17.  Constitution Day

18.  National Cheeseburger Day

18.  Rice Krispies Treat Day

19. National Butterscotch Pudding Day

19.  International Talk Like A Pirate Day

19.  National Butterscotch Pudding Day

20. National Punch Day

21. International Banana Festival

21.  International Peace Day

21.  Miniature Golf Day

21.  POW/MIA Recognition Day (3rd Friday of September)

21.  World Gratitude day

22. Dear Diary Day

22.  Business Women’s Day

22.  National Ice Cream Cone Day

22.  Elephant Appreciation Day

22.  National White Chocolate Day

22.  International Rabbit Day (4th Saturday in September)

22.  Oktoberfest Begins

22.  National Hobbit Day

23. Dogs in Politics Day

23.  National Checkers Day

24. Festival of Latest Novelties

24.  National Cherries Jubilee Day

25. National Comic Book Day

25.  National One Hit Wonder Day

26.  Johnny Appleseed Day

26.  National Pancake Day

27. Crush a Can Day

27.  Ancestor Appreciation Day

27.  National Thank You Day

28. Ask a Stupid Question Day

28.  Drink Beer Day

28.  National Good Neighbor Day

28.  Native American Day (4th Friday of the month)

28.  National Strawberry Cream Pie Day

29. Poisoned Blackberries Day

29.  Confucius Day

29.  National Coffee Day

29.  Happy Goose Day

30.  Chewing Gum Day

30. National Mud Pack Day

Did you know that some of these holidays existed?  Me neither!


(photo credit:  Ariel, who created it with the awesome iPhone app, CamWow)



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1 Cassidy September 4, 2012 at 9:53 pm

I love Sept. 6th. But maybe I won’t think too much about it until the 7th.


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