Monday, September 1, 2014

September Holidays and Activities

Listed below are interesting holidays, celebrations, important dates, and events for September. Icons indicate an activity from one of Toolbox Training’s 100 Activities series of books or activity card sets. Hover over the icon for specific references to exact activities.

You can also click on links for additional information on dates. Many of these connect directly to activities on the Toolbox Training blog, but some are off-site links.

1

“Mary Had a Little Lamb” published (1830)

2

Blueberry Popsicle Day

3

Skyscraper Day

4

Newspaper Carrier Day

Kodak patented the roll film camera (1888)

5

Be-Late-for-Something Day

6

Read a Book Day

Fight Procrastination Day

7

Neither Rain Nor Snow Day

8

Literacy Day (International)

Iguana Awareness Day

9

Teddy Bear Day

California Admissions Day

10

Swap Ideas Day

11

Make Your Bed Day

No-News-Is-Good-News Day

Motor vehicle patented (1900)

12

Video Game Day

Chocolate Milk Shake Day

13

Peanut Day

Positive Thinking Day

Defy Superstition Day

14

Cream-Filled Doughnut Day

National Anthem Day

Eat a Hoagie Day

15

Make a Hat Day

16

Birth of Play-Doh (1956)

Working Parents Day

Happy Stepfamily Day

Kids Day

Collect Rocks Day

Mayflower Day

17

Citizenship Day

Apple Dumpling Day

18

Birth of the U.S. Air Force (1947 – became a separate military unit)

Thank You Day

19

Butterscotch Pudding Day

20

First Railroad Station opened (1914).

Punch Day

Nylon patented (1938)

21

World Gratitude Day

Banana Festival (International)

22

First Day of Autumn

American Business Woman's Day

Band-Aid invented (1921)

Dear Diary Day

Elephant Appreciation Day

US Post Office opened (1789)

23

Eat a Hoagie Day

24

First toy store opened

Rabbit Day

Bluebird of Happiness Day

25

Comic Book Day

26

Ancestor Appreciation Day

Johnny Appleseed’s Birthday (1774)

Food-Service Employees Day

Pancake Day

27

Crush-a Can-Day

28

First airport opened (1940)

Ask a Stupid Question Day

29

Family Health and Fitness Days (2 days)

30

Family Health and Fitness Days (2 days)

Safety pin invented (1849)


Floating Holidays:

  • Working Mothers Day (1st Sunday)
  • Labor Day (1st Monday)
  • Grandparent's Day (1st Sunday after Labor Day)
  • Peace Day (International) (3rd Tuesday)
  • Native American Day (4th Friday)
  • Good Neighbor Day (4th Sunday)
  • Jewish holiday Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on 9/29/11, 9/17/12, 9/5/13, and 9/25/14
  • Jewish holiday Yom Kippur begins at sundown on 10/8/11, 9/26/12, 9/14/13, and 10/4/14
  • Jewish holiday Sukkot begins at sundown on 10/13/11, 10/1/12, 9/19/13, and 10/9/14

Specialty Weeks:

1st week
  • Childhood Injury Prevention Week

2nd week
  • Fall Hat Week

3rd week
  • Child Care Week
  • Farm Animals Week
  • Flower Week
  • Flower Week

4th week
  • Autumn Leaf Festival
  • Constitution Week
  • Dog Week
  • Equal Parents’ Week

Specialty Months:

  • Baby Safety Month
  • Be Kind to Editors and Writers Month
  • Better Breakfast Month
  • Biscuit Month
  • Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
  • Coupon Month
  • Courtesy Month/Children’s Good Manners Month
  • Chicken Month
  • Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month
  • Cholesterol Education Month
  • Classical Music Month
  • Cold and Flu Campaign
  • Ethnic Foods Month
  • Health in Aging Month
  • Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 - Oct. 15)
  • Honey Month
  • Library Card Sign-Up Month
  • Literacy Month
  • Fall Hat Month
  • Little League Month
  • Mushroom Month
  • Nutrition Month
  • Organic Harvest Month
  • Papaya Month
  • Read-a-New-Book Month
  • Rice Month
  • School Success Month
  • Self Improvement Month
  • Sewing Month
  • Square Dancing Month (International)
  • Woman of Achievement Month


Check out other months
or return to activity calendar page.


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