The ninth month of the calendar year ushers in a host of Autumn loving holidays.
Before the Julian and Gregorian calendars, September was the 7th month of the Roman calendar. Septem means seven in Latin. At the time, there were only 10 months. In 700 BC, Numa Pompilius added January and February to the calendar. This change more accurately reflected the length of a year on Earth. As a result, September became the 9th month on the calendar.
Weather & Seasons
While September sees a downtick in the number of outdoorsy days, that doesn’t mean you can’t get outside and enjoy the waning days of summer. September is the first month of fall in the Northern Hemisphere and the first month of spring in the Southern Hemisphere. September’s full moon is appropriately named the Harvest Moon. However, the Harvest Moon occasionally lands in October because this full moon is so named. After all, it’s the closest one to the autumnal equinox in September. When the Harvest Moon lands in October, September’s full moon is named the Corn Moon.
Two lesser meteor showers occur in September. The first is the Aurigids and the second is ∈Perseids (not to be confused with the Perseid meteor shower in August).
Celebrate All Month
Alopecia Areata Awareness Month
Baby Safety Month
Better Breakfast Month
Classical Music Month
Fall Hat Month
Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month
Hispanic Heritage Month – September 15 to October 15
International Update Your Resume Month
Little League Month
National Americana Month
National Blood Cancer Awareness Month
National Disease Literacy Month
National Square Dance Month
National Blueberry Popsicle Month
National Chicken Month
National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
National Courtesy Month
National Honey Month
National Italian Cheese Month
National Library Card Sign Up Month
National Neonatal Intensive Care Awareness Month
National Mortgage Professional Month
National Mushroom Month
National Pain Awareness Month
National Piano Month
National Potato Month
National Preparedness Month
National Recovery Month
National Rice Month
National Self-Care Awareness Month
National Sewing Month
National Sickle Cell Awareness Month
National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month
National Suicide Awareness Month
Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Awareness Month
Prostate Health Month
Save Your Photos Month
Self Improvement Month
Whole Grains Month
What’s Your Sign?
The Earth sign Virgo (represented by the goddess of wheat) and the air sign Libra (represented by scales) are the zodiac signs for September. Two flowers represent September birthdays. The Aster blooms in purple, pink, red, and white. This fall flower blooms in September and attracts migrating butterflies. Another flower representing September births is the morning glory. It blooms all summer long and up to the first frost. Finally, glittery, blue sapphires are September’s birthstone.
If you’re born in September, you might share a birthday with Herman Melville, Gloria Estefan, Keanu Reeves, Salma Hayek, Harry Connick Jr., Lance Armstrong, H.G. Wells, or Anne Burrell. So celebrate your September birthday by finding the holiday you share.
September is the only month with the same number of letters in its name as its numerical place on the calendar. In 1752, the British switched from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar. The adjustment caused rioting. Why? The change caused the loss of 11 days between September 2 and September 14. They were probably all born between those dates, too.