Upcoming Holiday Calendar


September is the ninth month and the only month with the same number of letters in its name as the number of the month. September marks the beginning of autumn. There are 30 days in the month of September, which starts on the same day of the week as December each year. Ancient Romans  believed that September was looked after by the god of fire. So they always expected fires and volcanic eruptions to occur during this month. The birthstone for September is the sapphire, which is found in many different colors but is most well known for being a bright, vivid blue color. The sapphire is known for representing wisdom, good fortune, truth, and power. On an average September day more babies are born in the US than on a day in any other month.

September 4 -  Newspaper Carrier Day
September 5 - World Beard Day
September 6 - Labor Day
September 8 - Pardon Day
September 9 - Teddy Bear Day
September 11 - 911 Remembrance
September 13 - Grandparent's Day
September 14 - National Cream-Filled Donut Day
September 16 - Step Family Day
September 17 - Citizenship Day
September 18 - Oktoberfest  begins in Germany
September 19 - International Talk Like A Pirate Day, Oktoberfest Begins
September 20 - National Women's Friendship Day /Wife Appreciation Day
September 22 - Business Women's Day
September 25 - National Comic Book Day
September 28 - National Good Neighbor Day
September 31 - National Eat Outside Day


The name of the month of October comes from the Latin “octō”, meaning “eight”, because in the Roman calendar October was the eight month of the year. The holiday of Halloween, celebrated in October, comes from “All Hallows’ Eve” or the night before “All Hallows” day (“All Saints” day) as in old English “hallow” means “to sanctify”. Famous people born in October include Angela Lansbury, Hillary Clinton, Bill Gates, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Julie Andrews, Hugh Jackman, Katy Perry, Alfred Nobel, Anne Rice, Arthur Miller, Auguste Lumière, Friedrich Nietzsche, Christopher Columbus, Johannes Vermeer, John Keets. The birthstone for October is the opal. Opal gemstones are believed to cure eye infections, strengthen memory, calm nerves and enhance creativity.

October 1 - International Coffee Day
October 2 - National Custodial Worker Day
October 3 - National Boyfriends Day
October 5 - World Teacher's Day
October 6 - Physician Assistant Day
October 8 - Yom Kippur
October 9 - Fire Prevention Day
October 11 - 911 Remembrance
October 12 - Columbus Day/Indigenous People Day
October 14 - Emergency Nurses Day
October 16 - Bosses Day
October 17 - Sweetest Day
October 18 - National Meatloaf Appreciation Day
October 20 - International Chefs Day  
October 24 - Make a Difference Day
October 25 - Mother-In-Law Day
October 30 - National Candy Corn Day
October 31 - Halloween

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