Thursday, September 1, 2016

1 September

1 September and for us here in Straya that means that it is the first day of Spring. It is also Wattle Day.

The word “spring” to denote the season originates from the 14th century, when the season was called “springing time”, a reference to plants springing out of the ground. In the 15th century this was shortened to “spring-time”, and then further shortened in the 16th century to “spring”. Before the 14th century the season had been known as Lent in England.

Byter Brett B sends me a monthly update on events in that coming month and he has done so for September (click on the daily ones to read about the days – 11, 18 and 28 look especially interesting).

Thanks Brett.

  • Classical Music Month
  • Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Fall Hat Month
  • International Square Dancing Month
  • National Blueberry Popsicle Month
  • National Courtesy Month
  • National Piano Month
  • Chicken Month
  • Baby Safety Month
  • Little League Month
  • Honey Month
  • Self Improvement Month
  • Better Breakfast Month
September, 2016 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:
Emma M. Nutt Day, the first woman telephone operator
Internaional Bacon Day - Saturday before Labor Day
Labor Day First Monday of month
National Date Nut Bread Day - or December 22!?
11 Grandparent's Day - first Sunday after Labor Day
11 National Pet Memorial Day -second Sunday in September
12 National Video Games Day - also see Video Games Day in July
13 Uncle Sam Day - his image was first used in 1813
15 Felt Hat Day - On this day, men traditionally put away their felt hats.
16 POW/MIA Recognition Day - Third Friday of September
18 National Women's Friendship Day - third Sunday in September
18 Wife Appreciation Day - third Sunday in September
22 Autumn Equinox - Fall begins!
23 Native American Day - fourth Friday of the month
24 International Rabbit Day - Fourth Saturday in September
28 Ask a Stupid Question Day (one of my favorite days)
28 National Good Neighbor Day - Always September 28, previously the 4th Sunday in month
29 Confucius Day - Try your luck. Get a Fortune Cookie.

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