September – Ninth Month of the Year
September is the ninth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars. 1 September is the beginning of the meteorological autumn in the Northern hemisphere, and the beginning of the meteorological spring in the Southern hemisphere. In the Northern Hemisphere September is the seasonal equivalent of March in the Southern Hemisphere.
September marks the beginning of the ecclesiastical year in the Eastern Orthodox Church. It is the start of the academic year in many countries, in which children go back to school after the summer break, sometimes on the first day of the month.
September is the month before the last quarter of the year. So, it’s a great time to think about putting things in front of us. Summer holiday is over, there is quite a long time to winter, weather is usually still warm and soft.
Printable September 2020 Calendar
Trees begin to pour yellow leaves, small changes in wardrobes, children go to school, responsibilities increase. September is the perfect month for brand new beginnings, goals and decisions to keep our energy high. So, it might be a good idea to get a September 2020 calendar template! You may think of planning your September month using your blank September 2020 calendar. Set your goals, schedule your tasks, know holidays in advance with your September 2020 calendar with holidays. You will see, everything will be easier and more fun!
HISTORY OF SEPTEMBER
September (from Latin septem, “seven”) was originally the seventh of ten months on the oldest known Roman calendar, with March (Latin Martius) the first month of the year until perhaps as late as 153 BC. After the calendar reform that added January and February to the beginning of the year, September became the ninth month, but retained its name. It had 29 days until the Julian reform, which added a day.
September was called “harvest month” in Charlemagne’s calendar. It corresponds partly to the Fructidor and partly to the Vendémiaire of the first French republic. On Usenet, it is said that September 1993 (Eternal September) never ended. September is called Herbstmonat, harvest month, in Switzerland. The Anglo-Saxons called the month Gerstmonath, barley month, that crop being then usually harvested.
Meteor showers that occur in September include the Aurigids, the Delta Aurigids which occur from mid-September to early October, the Southern Taurids, which occur from September 10 to November 20, and the Andromedids which occur from September 25 – December 25.
The September equinox takes place in this month, and certain observances are organized around it. It is the Autumn equinox in the Northern Hemisphere, and the Vernal Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere.
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10 FACTS ABOUT SEPTEMBER
- September is the only month with the same number of letters in its name as the number of the month: it is the ninth month and has nine letters.
- The Anglo-Saxons called September Gerst Monath (Barley Month) or Haefest Monath (Harvest Month) celebrating the barley harvest.
- Until Julius Caesar’s calendar reform of 45BC, September had only 29 days.
- On an average September day more babies are born in the US than on a day in any other month.
- In the UK, September 26 is the most common birthday for people born in the last 20 years.
- September has three birth flowers: the forget-me-not, the morning glory, and the aster. The birthstone for the month is the sapphire.
- The Autumn equinox, which is the traditional transition from summer into fall, takes place on September 21 to 23 in the Northern Hemisphere every year. This year it will occur on Tuesday, September 22, 2020.
- American college and professional football begin during the month of September.
- Many kids begin the school year during this month.
- September is often associated with fire because it was the month of the Roman god Vulcan. Vulcan was the Roman god of fire and the forge.
SEPTEMBER HOLIDAYS IN THE UNITED STATES
Labor Day (the first Monday in September)
Labor Day is a federal holiday celebrated on the first Monday of September each year. Originally it was a day organized to celebrate various labor associations’ contributions to the United States economy. It is the Monday of the long weekend known as Labor Day Weekend and it is considered generally the unofficial end of summer.
In the United States and Canada, in the late 19th century when the trade union and labor movements grew enormously, a variety of days were chosen by trade unionists as a day to celebrate labor. The holiday was first proposed in the 1880s by Matthew Maguire, a machinist, while serving as secretary of the Central Labor Union of New York in 1882. It is argued that it was first proposed by Peter J. McGuire of the American Federation of Labor in May 1882, after witnessing the annual labor festival held in Toronto, Canada. Oregon was the first state of the United States to make it an official public holiday in 1887. Traditionally, Labor Day was marked with a street parade to show to the public the power and hardworking of labor organizations. This parade was followed by a fun festival for the workers and their families. Later, this became the pattern for Labor Day celebrations. Speeches by prominent men and women were introduced later, as more emphasis was placed upon the civil significance of the holiday.
Today, Labor Day is accepted as the last chance for many workers to go on trips before the summer ends. For many students, it is marks one of the last few days before school starts again. In some neighborhoods, people organize fireworks displays, barbecues and public arts or sports events. As the football season starting on or around Labor Day, many teams playing their first game of the year during Labor Day weekend.
In order to attend the events organized for Labor Day and to be a part of showing the strength of the labor, you need to put a mark this day on your September 2020 calendar printable.
Constitution Day and Citizenship Day (September 17th, Tuesday)
Constitution Day and Citizenship Day is observed on September 17 each year is in the United States with the purpose of to commemorate the creation and signing of the supreme law of the land on September 17, 1787 and to honor and celebrate the privileges and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship for both native-born and naturalized citizens.
Federal law requires that all schools receiving federal funds hold an educational program for their students on September 17 of each year. The US Department of Education provides various resources on the event as the department is responsible for implementing Constitution Day legislated mandates. Many of US civil and educational authorities and individuals celebrate Constitution Day and Citizenship Day with various events and activities. For example, the Center for Civic Education provides lesson topics on Constitution Day and Citizenship Day for students at different levels.
If you want to be part of the events to be held on this important day, mark this day on your September 2020 calendar printable!
International Day of Peace (September 21st, Saturday)
International Day of Peace is an International event that is observed each year by many countries all around the world. International Day of Peace is commemorated on 21st of September each year and it is a day that was set aside by the United Nations General assembly for everyone around the world to dedicate to protect peace as well as play a role in building a peace culture that will last for coming new generations.
International Day of Peace was started way back in 1981 through the resolution 36/67 by the United Nations General Assembly, in an effort to reconcile people all around the world in spite of any differences they may have. Last year’s theme was, Together for Peace: Respect, Safety, and Dignity for all. This year’s theme is yet to be announced.
If you want to participate any of the observations in your city for this meaningful day, you may put a sign on your printable calendar.
FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS IN SEPTEMBER
September 30, 1207– Rumi (Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi), who was a 13th century Persian poet and Sufi mystic, has worldwide recognition was born in Balkh Persia (today Afghanistan).
September 9, 1828– Leo Tolstoy who was one of the most acclaimed Russian writers, who wrote the famous ‘War and Peace’ and ‘Anna Karenina’ was born in Yasnaya Polyana.
September 5, 1890– Agatha Christie, who known as the Queen of Crime, as is famous for her detective novels was born in Torquay, Devon, England.
September 23, 1930– Ray Charles who was a popular American singer, songwriter and was the discoverer of soul music was born in Albany, Georgia.
September 5, 1946 – Freddie Mercury who was a famous British rock-and-roll singer, who founded the band ‘Queen’ was born in Zanzibar, Tanzania.
September 21, 1947– Stephen King who is a famous American author known for his horror and suspense books was born in Portland, Maine.
SEPTEMBER IN HISTORY
Here you may find some of the major September events in history chosen for you to take a look at them before you filled out your own blank September 2020 calendar with events that are important to you.
September 4, 1781 – Los Angeles was founded by the Spanish Governor of California, Felipe de Neve.
September 24, 1789 – The United States Post Office Department is established.
September 28, 1928 – Alexander Fleming discovers Penicillin.
September 7, 1998 – Google, the search engine company, is founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were Ph.D. students at Stanford University in California.
September 11, 2001 – 9/11 Attacks on World Trade Center and Pentagon. The worst terrorist attack in U.S. history.