Looking Ahead to September Observances
Summer’s nearly over, the kids are back at school and we’re all hoping that good weather continues into September. While August was a quiet month for observances, there’s a lot to think about in September. Here’s a round up of some of the major occasions coming up in September.
- September 3 is Labor Day – and isn’t it great to have a long weekend coming up? This has been a federal holiday since 1894.
- September 9 is Grandparents Day, celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day since 1978. One in 10 of all children in the US live with their grandparents.
- September 11 is Patriot Day, with the weekend before a time of prayers and remembrance for those killed on September 11, 2001.
- September 15 to October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month. Originally celebrated for one week, the celebration was extended to a month in 1988.
- September 16 is National Stepfamily Day.
- September 16-22 is Unmarried and Single Americans Week, to celebrate the contribution of the 102 million unmarried people in America over 18 to society. The week was first observed as National Singles Week in the 1980s.
- September 17 is Constitution Day. Also known as Citizenship Day, it honors the adoption of the US Constitution and those who have become US Citizens. It is observed on the It is also the start of Constitution Week, which ends on September 23.
- September 21 (3rd Friday in September) is National POW/MIA Recognition, honoring those missing in action or who have been prisoners of war. This date is also the International Day of Peace.
- September 22 is the first day of fall.
- September 28 is Native American Day, a state holiday in California to recognize the contributions of Native American cultures to the state and the US.
- September 30 is Gold Star Mothers Sunday. Members of the organization are mothers who have lost a son or daughter in service.
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