31 Aug Highlights about September
Highlights about September
September is a month in the year which many look forward to, though it does also mean the end of summer! It’s also traditionally when school-children head back for the new year of classes, which means it’s a month that is often maligned by many!
However, the ninth month of the year has plenty of interesting facts and history behind it. Were you born in September? How much do you know about your birth month? Let’s take a close look and break down some fun facts about September to fascinate you.
September is host to some interesting national days in the US. For example, September 24th is National Punctuation day – we’re not entirely sure how you’d celebrate that! Also, September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day! On September 19th each year, it’s possible to change specific websites and search engines to show pirate-translated text! Facebook, for example, has gotten involved in the fun in the past.
September is a very important month for the changing of the seasons. On September 23rd, you will witness the Autumnal Equinox. This is the changing of summer into autumn, and both the day and night measure roughly the same length of time.
In the US, September is also seen as a time of year to celebrate Grandparents. National Grandparents’ Day is a holiday which takes place on the first Sunday of September following a Monday.
September is also known as National Potato Month and National Biscuit Month – a good time to stock up on carbs, then!
There’s an odd anomaly in the switch between Roman and Gregorian calendars. Specifically, in 1752, when the calendars changed, people found that they lost 11 days – because the UK only celebrated September for 19 days that year. How would we manage with such confusion these days?
September 26th happens to be the most common birthday for people in the UK born across the past two decades. It’s thought that more people are born in the US on a September day, on average, than any other calendar day in the year.
However, it’s not seen as a great month for the stock market, on the whole. That’s because it seems that share prices seem to go down by at least 1% once summer starts fading away. This doesn’t always follow for all stock, but it’s an interesting statistic!
Spiritual month.- Michaelmas is a celebration which opens up on September 29th. This festival is a huge Celtic celebration and marks the end of harvesting. To this day, there are hundreds of events and festivals opening up across the UK towards the end of September.
It is also a hugely important month for the Jewish faith, as Rosh Hashanah begins in the evening of Sunday, September 25 and ends in the evening of Tuesday, September 27.
September 8th – which in the US is National Hug Your Hound Day and September 1st begins National Happy Cat Month.