Special Days in September, 2016

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The following has been updated for 2017 here  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2017/08/26/special-days-in-september-2017/

September is loaded with holidays, observances, food themes, awareness days , historic figures and authors birthdays, science and historic based anniversaries,  and more!  So, if your needing a reason to celebrate, a special topic to study, or a food to add to the menu, this list of Special Days in September, 2016 has lots to choose from!

September Themes

  • ADHD Awareness
  • Animal Remembrance
  • Atrial Fibrillation Month
  • Baby Safety
  • Back to School
  • Backpack Safety America
  • Be Kind to Editors and Writers
  • Sea Cadet
  • Campus Safety
  • Chicken
  • Child Awareness
  • Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
  • Childhood Obesity Awareness
  • Children’s Eye Health and Safety
  • Children’s Good Manners
  • Classical Music
  • College Savings
  • Coupon
  • Courtesy
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • DNA, Genomics, and Stem Cell Education
  • Fall Hat
  • Guide Dogs
  • Gynecology Cancer Awareness
  • Happy Cat
  • Hat Month
  • Head Lice Prevention
  • Healthy Aging
  • Hispanic Heritage
  • Home Furnishings
  • Hunger Action
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness
  • Library Card Sign-Up
  • Literacy
  • Little League
  • Million Minute Family Challenge (Sept. – Dec.)
  • Mold Awareness
  • One-On-One
  • People Skills
  • Piano
  • Preparedness
  • Prosper Where You Are Planted
  • Prostate Cancer Awareness
  • Read a New Book
  • Responsible Dog Ownership
  • Save a Koala
  • Save a Tiger
  • Sea Cadet
  • School Success
  • Self Improvement
  • Self-Awareness Month
  • Sewing
  • Shameless Promotion
  • Skin Care Awareness
  • Square Dancing
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Subliminal Communications
  • Update Your Resume
  • Women’s Friendship

September Food Themes

  • All American Breakfast
  • Apple
  • Better Breakfast
  • Blueberry Popsicle
  • Chicken
  • Childhood Obesity Awareness
  • Cholesterol Education
  • Food Safety Education
  • Fruit and Veggies — More Matters
  • Honey
  • Ice Cream Shake
  • Mushroom
  • Organic Harvest
  • Papaya
  • Potato
  • Rice
  • Wild Rice
  • Whole Grains

September 2016 Daily Specials  (the * behind the special day means that the day falls on a different date from year to year)

Sept. 1

  • Calendar Adjustment Day
  • Cherry Popover Day
  • Chicken Boy’s Day
  • Emma M. Nutt Day
  • Enthusiasm Week begins
  • No Rhyme Nor Reason Day
  • Nutrition Week begins
  • Self-University Week begins
  • Waffle Week begins

Sept. 2

  • Bison-ten Yell Day
  • Blueberry Popsicle Day
  • Great Fire of London – 1666
  • Lazy Mom’s Day *(1st Fri.)
  • US Treasury Dept. established 1789
  •  VJ Day 1945

Sept. 3

  • Afternoon Tea Day
  • American Flag 1st Flown in Battle 1777
  • Bacon Day * ( Sat. before Labor Day)
  • Buffalo Chicken Wings Days * (Sat. and Sun. before Labor Day)
  • Hummingbird Day * (1st Sat.)
  • National Wilderness system established 1964
  • Skyscraper Day
  • Treaty of Paris signed  1783
  • National Welsh Rarebit Day
  • Writing Day*  (1st Sat.)

Sept. 4

  • Father’s Day (Australia and New Zealand) * (1st Sun.)
  • Inventor Lewis Howard Latimer born 1848
  • Macadamia Nut Day
  • Newspaper Carrier Day
  • Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week begins
  • Missionary Marcus Whitman born 1802
  • Waffle Week Begins *(1st full week)
  • Wildlife Day

Sept. 5

  • Bacon Day
  • Be Late For Something Day
  • Cheese Pizza Day
  • International Day of Charity
  • Labor Day *(1st Mon.)
  • Cowboy/Outlaw Jesse James born 1847
  • Suicide Prevention Week begins
  • Voyager 1 launched 1977

Sept. 6

  • Jane Addams born 1860
  • Another Look Unlimited Day * (Tues. after Labor Day)
  • Coffee Ice Cream Day
  • Fight Procrastination Day
  • Iguana Awareness Day
  • 1620 – Pilgrims Set Sail to the New World
  • Read a Book Day

Sept. 7

  • Acorn Squash Day
  • Queen Elizabeth 1 born 1533
  • Feel the Love Day
  • Google founded 1996
  • Artist, Grandma Moses born 1860
  • Neither Rain Nor Snow Day
  • Raggedy Ann patented 1915
  • Salami Day
  • Superhuman Day *
  • Threatened Species Day

Sept. 8

  • Date Nut Bread
  • International Literacy Day
  • 1519 – Magellan Set Sail for the 1st Around the World Voyage
  • Pardon Day
  • Physical Therapy Day
  • Popcorn Festival begins
  • 1st Star Trek TV broadcast 1966
  • Virgin Mary born  20 BC

Sept. 9

  • California Statehood 1850
  • Chrysanthemum Day
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Day
  • Stand Up to Cancer Day * (2nd Fri.)
  • Teddy Bear Day
  • Trail of Tears Commemoration Day * (weekend after Labor Day)
  • Wienerschnitzel Day
  • Wonderful Weirdos Day

Sept. 10

  • Clean Out Your Garage Day * (Sat. after Labor Day)
  • Drive Your Studebaker Day * (2nd Sat.)
  • Farmer’s Consumer Awareness Day * (2nd Sat.)
  • Sewing Machine Patented 1846
  • Suicide Prevention Day
  • Swap Ideas Day
  • TV Dinner Day

Sept. 11

  • Assisted Living Week begins
  • Day of Service and Remembrance
  • Emergency Number Day
  • Grandparents Day *(Sun. after Labor Day)
  • Eid al-Adha *
  • Hot Cross Bun Day
  • Hug Your Hound Day *(2nd Sun.)
  • I Want to Start My Own Business Day
  • Libraries Remember Day
  • Make Your Bed Day
  • No News Is Good News Day
  • Odd Day
  • Pet Memorial Day *(2nd Sun.)
  • 9-11-2001 Remembrance Day / Patriot Day
  • Vegetarian Awareness Week * (2nd full week)

Sept. 12

  • Boss/Employee Exchange Day *(2nd Mon.)
  • Poets Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning married 1846
  • Chocolate Milkshake Day
  • Day of Encouragement
  • Lascaux Cave Painting Discovery 1940
  • Line Dance Week begins * (2nd Mon.)
  • UN Day for South – South Cooperation
  • Video Game Day

Sept. 13

  • Ants on a Log Day * (2nd Tues.)
  • Bald is Beautiful Day
  • Celiac Awareness Day
  • Chocolate Day
  • Author, Roald Dahl born 1916
  • Defy Superstition Day
  • Fortune Cookie Day
  • Milton Snavely Hershey (founder of Hershey’s Chocolate) born 1857
  • Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day
  • Peanut Day
  • Positive Thinking Day
  • Programmers’ Day (256th day of the year)
  • Snack a Pickle Time
  • Uncle Sam Day

Sept. 14

  • Creme Filled Donut Day
  • Eat a Hoagie Day
  • Margaret Sanger born 1879
  • 1814 – Star Spangled Banner Composed by Francis Scott Key
  • World Maritime Day

Sept. 15

  • Author Agatha Christie born 1890
  • Farm Animals Awareness Week * (3rd week)
  • Felt Hat Day
  • Greenpeace founded 1971
  • International Day of Democracy
  • Dot Day
  • LGBT Awareness Day
  • Linguine Day
  • Make a Hat Day
  • Neonatal Nurses Day
  • Penicillin discovered 1928
  • Software Freedom Day
  • President William B. Taft born 1857

Sept. 16

  • Anna Bradstreet Day
  • Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day
  • Collect Rocks Day
  • Illusionist David Copperfield born 1956
  • Gedaliah
  • Guacamole Day
  • POW/MIA Recognition Day *(3rd Fri.)
  • Mayflower Day
  • Mexican Independence Day
  • Play-Doh introduced 1955
  • Ozone Preservation Day
  • Author, H.A. Rey born 1898
  • Stay Away from Seattle Day
  • Step Family Day
  • Tradesmen Day * (3rd Fri.)
  • Working Parents Day
  • Wrinkled Raincoat Day

Sept. 17

  • Apple Dumpling Day
  • Big Whopper Liar Day * (3rd Sat.)
  • Citizenship Day
  • Coastal Cleanup Day * (3rd Sat.)
  • Constitution Day
  • Constitution Week begins
  • Eat an Apple Day * (3rd Sat.)
  • Red Panda Day * (3rd Sat.)
  • Responsible Dog Ownership Day * (3rd Sat.)
  • Time’s Up Day
  • Singer/Songwriter Hank Williams born 1923
  • Wife Appreciation Day * (3rd Sat.)

Sept. 18

  • Attention Deficit Disorder Awareness Day
  • Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)  created 1947
  • Cheeseburger Day
  • Clean Hands Week begins * (3rd full week)
  • 1851 – 1st Edition of the New York Times Published
  • Farm and Ranch Safety and Health Week begins * (3rd full week)
  • Global Be Responsible Day
  • Hug a Greeting Card Writer Day
  • Keep Kids Creative Week *(last week)
  • Pollution Prevention Week * (3rd full week)
  • Prostate Cancer Awareness Week begins
  • Respect Day
  • Roadrunner Cartoon debut 1949
  • Singles Week
  • US Air Force Founded 1947
  • World Water Monitoring Day

Sept. 19

  • Balance Awareness Week begins
  • Butterscotch Pudding Day
  • Mickey Mouse 1st appearance 1928
  • Pollution Prevention Week begins
  • Talk Like A Pirate Day
  • Woman Road Warrior Day * (3rd Mon.)

Sept. 20

  • Artist Dale Chihuly born 1941
  • Punch Day
  • Women’s Friendship Day

Sept. 21

  • Alzheimer’s Day
  • Banana Festival
  • Coastal Cleanup Day
  • International Day of Peace
  • Miniature Golf Day
  • Peace One Day
  • Pecan Cookie Day
  • School Backpack Awareness Day * (3rd Wed.)
  • Author H.G. Wells born 1866
  • World Gratitude Day

Sept. 22

  • American Business Women’s Day
  • Autumal Equinox *
  • Band Aid Invented 1922
  • Car Free Day
  • Centenarian’s Day
  • Dear Diary Day
  • Elephant Appreciation Day
  • Scientist Michael Faraday born 1791
  • 1st Day of Fall
  • Hobbit Day
  • Ice Cream Cone Day
  • International Day of Radiant Peace
  • Mabon *
  • Peace Corps established 1961
  • White Chocolate Day
  • World Rhino Day

Sept. 23

  • Autumn Stroll Day
  • Checkers Day
  • Missionary John Hyde born 1858
  • Innergize Day * (Day after Equinox)
  • Love Note Day * (4th Fri.)
  • Author William Holmes McGuffey born 1800
  • Native American Day * (4th Fri.)
  • Neptune discovered 1846
  • Pot Pie Day
  • Activist Victoria Woodhull born 1838

Sept. 24

  • Bluebird of Happiness Day
  • The Bullwinkle Show 1st aired 1961
  • Cherries Jubilee Day
  • Family Health and Fitness Day *(last Sat.)
  • Fish Amnesty Day * (4th Sat.)
  • Jim Henson born 1936
  • Hunting and Fishing Day *(4th Sat.)
  • Kids’ Day * (4th Sat.)
  • Monopoly (board game) introduced
  • Neighborhood Day * (4th Sat.)
  • Public Lands Day *(last Sat.)
  • Punctuation Day
  • Rabbit Day * (4th Sat.)
  • Schwenkfelder Thanksgiving
  • Teach Ag Day

Sept. 25

  • Ataxia Awareness Day
  • Bill of Rights ratified 1789
  • Comic Book Day
  • Dog Week begins
  • Gold Star Mother’s Day *(last Sun.)
  • Mars Observer launched 1992
  • Math Story Telling Day
  • One-Hit Wonder Day
  • Save the Koala Day
  • Poet, Author, Song writer Shel Silverstein born 1930
  • World School Milk Day

Sept. 26

  • Johnny Appleseed born 1774
  • Better Breakfast Day
  • Poet T. S. Eliot born 1888
  • Family Dinner Day * (4th Mon.)
  • Composer George Gershwin born 1898
  • Homeschool Spirit Week begins
  • The Muppet Show 1st aired 1976
  • Pancake Day
  • Shamu (the whale) Day

Sept. 27

  • US Revolutionary /Patriot Samuel Adams born 1722
  • Ancestor Appreciation Day
  • Chimney Safety Week begins
  • Chocolate Milk Day
  • Corned Beef Hash Day
  • Crush a Can Day
  • Evangelist / Philanthropist George Mueller born 1805
  • Rosetta Stone Deciphered 1822
  • World Tourism Day

Sept. 28

  • Artist Caravaggio born 1573
  • Confucius born 551 BC
  • Fish Tank Floorshow Night
  • Good Neighbor Day
  • International Right to Know Day
  • Public Lands Day
  • See You at the Pole * (4th Wed.)
  • Strawberry Cream Pie Day
  • World Rabies Day

Sept. 29

  • Author Stanley Berenstain born 1923
  • Coffee Day
  • Confucius Day
  • Physicist Enrico Fermi born 1901
  • Happy Goose Day
  • Heart Day
  • Inventors Day
  • Scotland Yard Formed 1829
  • VFW Day
  • William the Conqueror invaded England 1066
  • World Maritime Day *

Sept. 30

  • Ask a Stupid Question Day *(last school day)
  • Hot Mulled Cider Day
  • Hug a Vegetarian Day * (last Fri.)
  • International Translation Day
  • Mud Pack Day
  • Stapler patented 1841

Here’s my list of my favorite resources for help with Special Days studies  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2016/07/31/learning-resources-for-special-days/

Specific Special Days in September learning resources  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2016/09/01/special-days-resources-for-september/

I make my monthly special days calendars by using several sources including old calendars,  holiday books, newspapers, and the web. If you know of a special day that I do not have listed, please comment and let me know what it is so I can add it in.   Below are the links to my favorite online calendars.

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/september-2016.html

http://holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/september.htm

http://www.se7en.org.za/se7ens-september

http://food.unl.edu/fnh/september#vegetarian

Happy September!

betty jo

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7 thoughts on “Special Days in September, 2016

      1. Merry Hearts Medicine

        Years ago I made a calendar for several family members. I put special photos on each page and looked up crazy holidays to fill the squares. My brother-in-law said all the people would gather around his desk at work to see what the holidays were. 🙂

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