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aster Flower - Aster (signifies devotion and joy)

Alternate Flower - Morning Glory

Birthstone - Sapphire (signifies clear thinking and purity)

Name Origin - September is Latin for seventh (it was originally the seventh month)

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September 1
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hummingbird National Hummingbird Day 2018 (first Saturday) - See Bird Poems and Quotes.

cherry National Cherry popover Day - See these Cherry Popover Recipes.

Dr. Phil Day - Dr. Phil McGraw was born on this day in 1950. Several years ago he was on Oprah and made the statement "if you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got". That had a profound impact on my life.

boxing gloves Birthday of Rocky Marciano - Champion boxer, Rocky Marciano, was born on this day in 1923. See Boxing Poems and Quotes.

chess piece American Chess Day - All you chess players out there feel free to celebrate in whatever way you choose. As of me "life's too short for chess".

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September 2
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hummingbird National Hummingbird Day 2017 (first Saturday) - See Bird Poems and Quotes.

Pierce Your Ears Day - See Ear and Jewelry Poems and Quotes.

popsicle National Blueberry Popsicle Day

red, white and blue ribbonV-J Day - This is also called Victory over Japan Day. It marks the anniversary of the signing of the surrender documents by Japan that ended WWII in 1945. See Veteran Poems and Quotes.

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September 3
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hardhat Labor Day 2018 (first Monday) - This was started by the Knights of Labor to celebrate the working class. It was first observed as a legal holiday in Oregon in 1887. Congress declared it a national holiday in 1894. See Business Poems and Quotes.

tree National Wilderness Day - The Wilderness Act was enacted by Congress in 1964.

Skyscraper Day - This a day to appreciate the tall buildings in your area. See Skyscraper Poems and Quotes.

fork and spoon National Welsh Rarebit Day

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September 4
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hardhat Labor Day 2017 (first Monday) - This was started by the Knights of Labor to celebrate the working class. It was first observed as a legal holiday in Oregon in 1887. Congress declared it a national holiday in 1894. See Business Poems and Quotes.

candy World Chocolate Day - See Chocolate Poems and Quotes.

cake Eat an Extra Dessert Day - You don't have to go totally off your diet to have dessert. See these Healthy Low-Calorie Dessert Recipes. Also see Dessert Scrapbook Ideas.

camera Kodak™ Anniversary - George Eastman patented roll film and trademarked the name 'Kodak™' in 1888. See Photography Poems and Quotes.

lightbulb Bright Idea Day - Hopefully everyone will come up with a bright idea today and the world will be changed for the better.

newspaperNewspaper Carrier Day - The first newspaper carrier, Barney Flaherty, was hired on this day in 1833 by the New York Sun.

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September 5
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fork and spoon Cheese Pizza Day - Order in and look at Food Poems and Quotes.

book Clifford the Big Red Dog Birthday - The first book of the Clifford the Big Red Dog series was published in 1963. (Some sources say February 15, 1963.)

clock Be Late for Something Day - I am not sure the point of this day. Some people are late for something everyday so this won't be any different. Those of us who hate being late for anything won't like it even on a day set aside for that purpose.

pistol Birthday of Jesse James - Infamous western outlaw, Jesse James, was born on this day in 1847.

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September 6
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ice cream cone National Coffee Ice Cream Day - See Ice Cream Scrapbook Ideas.

book Read a Book Day - Visit your local library. See The National Book Foundation and Book Poems and Quotes.

Fight Procrastination Day (aka Just Do It! Day) - Whatever you've been putting off, now's the time. If what you are facing seems too difficult break it down into steps and do the first one. Often things are not as difficult as they seemed once you start. See Time Poems and Quotes.

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September 7
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Raggedy Ann's Birthday - The original Raggedy Ann doll was created in 1915 and the first of the book series came out in 1918. See Doll Poems and Quotes.

car Automobile Parade Day - On this day in 1899, the first automobile parade in America took place at Madison Square Garden in New York City. See Car Poems and Quotes.

Google Commemoration Day - Google was created on this day in 1998 by Sergey Brin and Larry Page.

mailboxNeither Rain Nor Snow Day - This celebrates the opening of the New York Post Office on this day in 1914. Inscribed on the building is "Neither snow nor rain not heat nor gloom of night, stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds." See Postal Worker Poems and Quotes.

beer Beer Lover's Day - See Beer Quotes.

television ESPN Birthday - ESPN debuted in 1979.

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September 8
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female symbol Aunt's Day 2018 (Saturday after Labor Day, also celebrated the third Sunday in May) - I was fortunate to have a wonderful aunt and several great aunts. I have very fond memories of times with them and the difference they made in my life. If you have an aunt who is special to you let her know today. See Aunt Poems and Quotes.

red, white and blue ribbon Federal Lands Cleanup Day 2018 (Saturday after Labor Day) - This was created in 1985 to encourage all citizens to help in the cleanup of federal lands.

lizard National Iguana Awareness Day 2018 (second Saturday) - See Iguana Care and Reptile and Amphibian Poems and Quotes.

television Blue's Clues Birthday - Blue's Clues premiered on this day in 1996.

book International Literacy Day - This was designated by UNESCO in 1966 by the National Institute for Literacy.

Miss America Anniversary The first Miss America, Margaret Gorman of the District of Columbia, was crowned on this day in 1921 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

red, white and blue ribbon Pledge of Allegiance Day - On this day in 1892 a Boston magazine published some words written by Francis Bellamy for students to repeat on October 12 (Columbus Day) that year. Those words, "I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands - one nation indivisible - with liberty and justice for all", soon became known as the Pledge of Allegiance. In 1923, the words "the Flag of the United States" replaced "my flag". On December 28, 1945 Congress officially recognized the Pledge of Allegiance. In 1954 the words "under God" were added. See Patriotism Poems and Quotes.

Pardon Me Day - On this day in 1974, President Gerald Ford granted a "full, free, and absolute pardon unto Richard Nixon for all offenses against the United States which he, Richard Nixon, has committed or may have committed or taken part in during the period from January 20, 1969 through August 9, 1974".

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September 9
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Rosh Hashanah 2018 - This is the Jewish New Year. It is from sunset today to nightfall September 11.

Grandparents Day 2018 (Sunday after Labor Day) - This was designated by President Jimmy Carter in 1978 with the urging of Marian McQuade. The official song of Grandparents Day is A Song for Grandma and Grandpa by Johnny Prill. The official flower is the forget-me-not. See Grandparent Poems and Quotes.

dog National Pet Memorial Day 2018 - (second Sunday) See Death of a Pet Poems and Quotes.

female symbol Aunt's Day 2017 (Saturday after Labor Day, also celebrated the third Sunday in May) - I was fortunate to have a wonderful aunt and several great aunts. I have very fond memories of times with them and the difference they made in my life. If you have an aunt who is special to you let her know today. See Aunt Poems and Quotes.

red, white and blue ribbon Federal Lands Cleanup Day 2017 (Saturday after Labor Day) - This was created in 1985 to encourage all citizens to help in the cleanup of federal lands.

lizard National Iguana Awareness Day 2017 (second Saturday) - See Iguana Care and Reptile and Amphibian Poems and Quotes.

teddy bear Teddy Bear Day - Make a scrapbook page showing various family members with a teddy bear or stuffed toy, if some of the adults don't have a childhood photo with a teddy bear it is never too late to take one! See Teddy Bear Poems and Quotes.

Pampers Birthday - Pampers were first sold in 1961. The original disposable diapers were nothing like they are today. They were very bulky and just rectangular instead of fitted. There were no fasteners so you still had to use diaper pins. On top of that they were very expensive. Most people used them only for vacations.

television Birthday of NBC - The National Broadcasting System was formed in 1926.

flag California Admission Day - California became the 31th state in 1850. See California Poems and Quotes.

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September 10
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Grandparents Day 2017 (Sunday after Labor Day) - This was designated by President Jimmy Carter in 1978 with the urging of Marian McQuade. The official song of Grandparents Day is A Song for Grandma and Grandpa by Johnny Prill. The official flower is the forget-me-not. See Grandparent Poems and Quotes.

dog National Pet Memorial Day 2017 - (second Sunday) See Death of a Pet Poems and Quotes.

International Make Up Day - If there is someone you are estranged from this might be a good time to talk to them to see if the relationship can be salvaged.

Sew Be It! Day - Elias Howe patented the first working sewing machine in the United States on this day in 1846. See Sewing Poems and Quotes.

National Swap Ideas Day - We all have a lot of ideas that just never go anywhere. Perhaps by swapping ideas we will find someone who can expand on something and carry it through to reality.

Make Your Bed Day - Most mornings I just straighten the covers a little. I only make my bed correctly when I am expecting company. See Custom Made Pillow Case for a fun craft idea for kids.

medical symbol World Suicide Prevention Day - See the International Association for Suicide Prevention.

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September 11
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medical symbol 9-11 Anniversary - On this day in 2001 terrorist attacked the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon. See Scrapbooking the Events of 9 11.

medical symbol Patriots Day - This day is in memory of the 2,993 people killed in the September 11, 2001 attacks.

medical symbol National 911 Emergency Day - This was proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan in 1987. This day is to celebrate the 911 system and the public safety dispatchers who get someone to you quickly in case of emergency.

No News is Good News Day - Most news seems to be bad so today avoid news, whether online, in the newspaper or on TV or radio. At one time I was a news junkie. I read the daily paper, watched the news from 5 p.m. to 6:30 and again at 10 p.m. as well as Dateline, Sixty Minutes, etc. Eventually I realized it was contributing to a constant state of stress. I certainly don't want to be oblivious to what is happening in the world but I cut back to reading the newspaper and one TV news show per day. I am still informed but with much less stress.

Hoover Dam - Hoover Dam, now a National Historic Landmark, was dedicated on the day in 1936.

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September 12
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milkshake National Chocolate Milkshake Day - This is one of my favorite holidays!

badge National Policewoman Day - See Law Enforcement Poems and Quotes.

television National Video Games Day - I have nothing against video games unless they cut into time that would be better spent reading, doing homework or talking to friends or family.

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September 13
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medical symbol STOP a Suicide Today 2018 (Thursday of the week including the 10th) - Of the almost 30,000 who commit suicide every year, seventy percent of them give some kind of warning ahead of time. See Stop a Suicide Today!

National Day of the Working Parent 2018 (second Thursday) - Working parents have a constant juggling act to try to balance both work and home lives. Thank goodness for FMLA in helping parents be able to take time off when their children are ill.

Positive Thinking Day - See Positive Thinking Day and Optimism Poems and Quotes.

fork and spoon Fortune Cookie Day - Most likely fortune cookies were invented in California in the early 1900's. There are several different claims as to who and where they were first made.

peanuts National Peanut Day

Bald is Beautiful Day (also celebrated on October 14) - See Baldness Quotes.

umbrella Defy Superstition Day - So walk under a ladder, break a mirror, let a black cat cross your path, open an umbrella indoors and do all those other things that many people feel are bad luck.

Thank a Programmer Day - Everything you do on a computer has a programmer behind it. See Computer Humor.

television Scooby-Doo Birthday - Scooby-Doo debuted on this day in 1969.

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September 14
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red, white and blue ribbon POW/MIA Recognition Day 2018 (third Friday) - See The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States and Veteran Poems and Quotes.

medical symbol STOP a Suicide Today 2017 (Thursday of the week including the 10th) - Of the almost 30,000 who commit suicide every year, seventy percent of them give some kind of warning ahead of time. See Stop a Suicide Today!

National Day of the Working Parent 2017 (second Thursday) - Working parents have a constant juggling act to try to balance both work and home lives. Thank goodness for FMLA in helping parents be able to take time off when their children are ill.

donut National Cream-Filled Donut Day - Nothing beats a Krispy Kreme bavarian cream-filled donut.

globe Greenpeace Day - Greenpeace was founded in 1971. I have been a member since around 1975. See Greenpeace.

red, white and blue ribbon Francis Scott Key Day - Francis Scott Key wrote The Star Spangled Banner in 1814.

mask Lone Ranger Day - Clayton Moore, who played The Lone Ranger was born on this day in 1914 in Chicago, Illinois.

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September 15
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red, white and blue ribbon POW/MIA Recognition Day 2017 (third Friday) - See The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States and Veteran Poems and Quotes.

California Coastal Cleanup Day 2018 (third Saturday) - This was started in 1985. See the California Coastal Commission.

potato Idaho Spud Day 2018 (third Saturday)

house National Neighborhood Day 2018 (third Saturday) - This was created in 2004 to help build relationships within neighborhoods that will lead to stronger communities. See National Neighborhood Day.

hat Felt Hat Day - The weather is starting to cool and so it is time to bring out your felt hat. See Hat Poems and Quotes.

music notes International Sing-Out Day (this is also celebrated on April 23) - Sing in the shower, sing in the car on the way to work, get a group together to sing on your lunch hour, have a family song fest after dinner, and last of all sing your baby to sleep.

music notes Born to Be Wild Day - I am not sure the meaning of this day but I would listen to Steppenwolf's "Born to Be Wild".

medical symbol National Caregivers Day - If you know someone who is a caregiver for a sick relative or friend try to support them in any way you can. Just taking over for an hour while they take a nap can be a big deal. If you don't feel you can handle caregiving then offer to do some shopping, mow the lawn or other task.

SomeDay - I couldn't find much information about this day but most likely it is the time to do all those things you planned to do 'someday'.

red, white and blue ribbon Birthday of President William Howard Taft (born in 1857) - He was the twenty-seventh president.

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September 16
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California Coastal Cleanup Day 2017 (third Saturday) - This was started in 1985. See the California Coastal Commission.

potato Idaho Spud Day 2017 (third Saturday)

house National Neighborhood Day 2017 (third Saturday) - This was created in 2004 to help build relationships within neighborhoods that will lead to stronger communities. See National Neighborhood Day.

female symbol National Women's Friendship Day 2018 (third Sunday) - This was created in 1999 by the Kappa Delta Sorority. "Men come and go, but girlfriends are forever...and they're really handy at mocking the men who go." See Friendship Poems and Quotes.

heart Wife Appreciation Day - I hope husbands will not see this as just another day to bring flowers and candy. I hope they see it as a day to seriously think of all the contributions his wife brings to the relationship. I also hope he will tell her how much he appreciates those things. See Marriage Poems and Quotes.

Play-Doh® Day - Play-Doh® was created by Joe McVicker in 1956.

Collect Rocks Day - See Kids Love Rocks.

National Step-Family Day - See Blended-Families and Step-Family Poems and Quotes.

medical symbol International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer - This was started in 1994 to commemorate the Montreal Protocol on Substance that Deplete the Ozone Layer signing in 1987. See Environment Poems and Quotes.

red, white and blue ribbon Mayflower Departure Anniversary - The Pilgrims left Plymouth, England on the Mayflower on this day in 1620 and arrived in the new world November 21, 1620.

rain drop Wrinkled Raincoat Day - One way to get wrinkles out of a raincoat is to put it in the dryer with a couple of wet bath towels. Check it every few minutes so it doesn't overheat.

Trail of Tears Commemoration Day - See theTrail of Tears Association and Native American Poems and Quotes.

Mexican Independence Day - The Mexican War of Independence against the Spanish started on this day in 1810 and ended September 27, 1821.

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September 17
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female symbol National Women's Friendship Day 2017 (third Sunday) - This was created in 1999 by the Kappa Delta Sorority. "Men come and go, but girlfriends are forever...and they're really handy at mocking the men who go." See Friendship Poems and Quotes.

apple National Apple Dumpling Day

red, white and blue ribbon Citizenship Day - This was established 1940 to commemorate the anniversary of the ratification of the Constitution in 1787. In 1952 it was changed officially to Constitution Day but continues to be known by both names. See Patriotism Poems and Quotes.

television M*A*S*H Premier Day - M*A*S*H premiered on this day in 1972 and ended on February 28, 1983.

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September 18
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Yom Kippur 2018 - This Jewish holiday is also known as the Day of Atonement. It starts twenty minutes before sundown today and ends at nightfall tomorrow.

apple International Eat an Apple Day - See the U.S. Apple Association and Fruit Poems and Quotes.

music notes Long Playing Record Day - RCA Victor introduced a record in 1931 that could hold fifteen minutes of music per side. See Music Poems and Quotes.

red, white and blue ribbon U.S. Air Force Birthday - The Air Force was established a a separate branch of the military on this day in 1947. See Air Force Poems and Quotes.

newspaperNew York Times Birthday - The New York Times was founded on this day in 1851.

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September 19
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backpack National School Backpack Awareness Day 2018 (third Wednesday) - If you have never weighed your child's backpack you may be in for a shock to see what they are carrying around every day. See The American Occupational Therapy Association.

fork and spoon National Butterscotch Pudding Day

female symbol Women's E-Commerce Awareness Day - This day is to raise awareness among women of the potential of e-commerce businesses for women.

International Talk Like a Pirate Day - See TalkLikeAPirate.com.

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September 20
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backpack National School Backpack Awareness Day 2017 (third Wednesday) - If you have never weighed your child's backpack you may be in for a shock to see what they are carrying around every day. See The American Occupational Therapy Association.

Rosh Hashanah 2017 - This is the Jewish New Year. It is from sunset today to nightfall September 22.

Thank You Day (also celebrated on August 12) - It's always a good day to thank people for things they do.

glass of punch National Punch Day

backpack National Student Day - Many school's today require a lot of homework. Make sure your child has a comfortable, quite and well-lit place to do his homework.

medical symbol National Farm Safety Day - Growing up on a farm I know how easy it is to get careless and not follow proper safety procedures when you have done something a hundred times. It is good to have a day every year to emphasize the importance of following all safety procedures. See Farm Poems and Quotes.

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September 21
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fall leaf Traditional First Day of Fall - Before people got technical and let the equinox designate the official start of fall, it was celebrated on the 21st each year. See Autumn Poems and Quotes.

globe Pause the World Day - Wouldn't it be great if all the noise and hustle and bustle could stop for a day and we could just sit and think or have long conversations with friends and loved ones.

World Gratitude Day - This was created by the United Nations to remind us to express appreciation for things people and groups do in making the world a better place. See Thankfulness Poems and Quotes.

International Day of Peace - This was designated by the United Nations in 1995 and is also known as World Peace Day. See Peace Poems and Quotes.

Miniature Golf Day (also celebrated the second Saturday in May)

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September 22
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National Hunting and Fishing Day® 2018 (fourth Saturday) - This was designated by President Richard Nixon in 1972. I am guessing this day was selected because it is still warm enough fish in most places and some hunting seasons are already open. See National Hunting and Fishing Day®, Hunting Poems and Quotes and Fishing Poems and Quotes.

rabbit Rabbit Day 2018 (fourth Saturday) - This day encourages keeping rabbits as pets and protecting rabbits in the wild. It also discourages the use of rabbit fur and rabbits as food. I am not sure who thought up this holiday because rabbits multiply so fast I don't know anywhere their environment is in danger. They are also a much more inexpensive source of food to raise instead of cattle or hogs. I think that if an animal is used for food we should also use the hides. See Rabbit Poems and Quotes.

Native American Day 2017 (fourth Friday) - This was created in 1968 by President Ronald Reagan. See Native American Poems and Quotes.

fall leaf Autumn Equinox 2017

fall leaf First Day of Fall 2017 - See Autumn Poems and Quotes.

fork and spoon National White Chocolate Day - See these White Chocolate Recipes and Chocolate Poems and Quotes.

National Respect for Centenarians Day - More and more people are living to be 100 or more. Hopefully someone is taking the time to find out more about the lifestyle choices and family history of those who manage such a long life. See Growing Older Poems and Quotes.

medical symbol Band-Aid Birthday - The band-aid was invented by Earle Dickson in 1921.

female symbol American Business Women's Day - This is the anniversary of the founding of the American Business Women's Association.

elephant Elephant Appreciation Day - This was created by Wayne Hepburn in 1996. See Elephant Poems and Quotes.

mailboxU.S. Post Office Anniversary - On this day in 1789 the Act was adopted that established a post office and Postmaster Genera. For info about the post office see the Smithsonian National Postal Museum, the site has info about the history of the Post Office as well as games and puzzles for all ages. Also see Postal Poems and Quotes.

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September 23
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National Hunting and Fishing Day® 2017 (fourth Saturday) - This was designated by President Richard Nixon in 1972. I am guessing this day was selected because it is still warm enough fish in most places and some hunting seasons are already open. See National Hunting and Fishing Day®, Hunting Poems and Quotes and Fishing Poems and Quotes.

rabbit Rabbit Day 2017 (fourth Saturday) - This day encourages keeping rabbits as pets and protecting rabbits in the wild. It also discourages the use of rabbit fur and rabbits as food. I am not sure who thought up this holiday because rabbits multiply so fast I don't know anywhere their environment is in danger. They are also a much more inexpensive source of food to raise instead of cattle or hogs. I think that if an animal is used for food we should also use the hides. See Rabbit Poems and Quotes.

fall leaf Autumn Equinox 2018

fall leaf First Day of Fall 2018 - See Autumn Poems and Quotes.

book Dear Diary Day - I would suggest that everyone keep a journal or diary of some kind. It sounds too simple to be true but writing things out is a way to help you come to a decision as well as relieve stress.

telescope Neptune Birthday - On this day in 1846, astronomer Johann Gottfried Golle discovered the planet Neptune. See Sun, Moon and Star Poems and Quotes.

dog Checkers Day - This doesn't have anything to do with playing checkers, although you can celebrate it that way if you want. This is the day of a speech given by vice-presidential candidate Richard M. Nixon. There had been speculation about the misuse of campaign funds. During the speech where Nixon denied misusing the funds he also talked about a new puppy his daughter had that they named Checkers. Evidently the public decided that a dog-lover must be honest.

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September 24
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fork and spoon Family Day - A Day to Eat Dinner With Your Children™ 2018 (fourth Monday) - This was started in 2001 by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse.

red, white and blue ribbon Gold Star Mothers Day 2017 (last Sunday) - This day is to honor mothers who have lost a son or daughter who was serving in the United States Armed Forces.

medical symbol World Heart Day 2017 (last Sunday) - This was created in 1999 by the World Heart Foundation.

National Punctuation Day® - This was created by Jeff Rubin in 2004 to emphasize the importance of proper punctuation.

telephone Transatlantic Telephone Anniversary - The first transatlantic telephone cable was finished on this day in 1956.

medical symbol Gallbladder Good Health Day - See Your Gallbladder.

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September 25
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fork and spoon Family Day - A Day to Eat Dinner With Your Children™ 2017 (fourth Monday) - This was started in 2001 by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse.

music notes National One-Hit Wonder Day - Some of my favorite one-hit wonders from the '60s are: Billy Bland's "Let the Little Girl Dance", The Exicters' "Tell Him", The Cascades' "Rhythm of the Rain", and The Gentrys' "Keep on Dancing". See One-Hit Wonder Central and Music Poems and Quotes.

Uno Birthday - Uno was invented in 1971.

newspaperNewspaper Day - The first U.S. newspaper published was in Boston, Massachusetts in 1690. It was shut down immediately by the British and the publisher arrested.

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September 26
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medical symbol National Women's Health and Fitness Day 2018 (last Wednesday) - See FitnessDay.com.

apple Johnny Appleseed Day - Johnny Appleseed, whose real name was John Chapman, was born on this day in 1774. See Johnny Appleseed on WikipediA.

fork and spoon National Food Service Employees Day - Think how different our lives would be if we had to cook every meal we eat and thank a food service employee.

pliers International Tool Day - This celebrates those individuals who make their living using tools or who spend their spare time making things with tools. I spent more than twenty years remodeling an old house and know the value of good tools. I now live in a mobile home but still find plenty of use for tools. See Home Improvement Poems and Quotes.

mailboxUnited States Postal Service Day - The first postmaster general to serve under the constitution was Samuel Osgood, appointed on this day in 1789. See Postal Poems and Quotes.

medical symbol National Mesothelioma Awareness Day - See The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation.

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September 27
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medical symbol National Women's Health and Fitness Day 2017 (last Wednesday) - See FitnessDay.com.

female symbol RAINN Day 2018 (fourth Thursday) - This is an annual campaign to raise awareness of sexual violence on college campuses. See the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network.

pop can Crush a Can Day - Crushing aluminum cans can be a good way to work off stress--and they take up much less room in your recycle bin.

pedigree chart Ancestor Appreciation Day - As your learn more about your ancestors you are sure to find a great appreciation of the trials and tribulations many of them went through. A great place to start a search for your ancestors is Cyndi's List. Also see Genealogy Poems and Quotes.

movie camera Fun and Fancy Free Day - On this day in 1947, Disney released a feature film titled Fun and Fancy Free.

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September 28
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Native American Day 2018 (fourth Friday) - This was created in 1968 by President Ronald Reagan. See Native American Poems and Quotes.

female symbol RAINN Day 2017 (fourth Thursday) - This is an annual campaign to raise awareness of sexual violence on college campuses. See the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network.

smilie Ask a Stupid Question Day 2018 (last school day of September) - Generally this is celebrated by students trying to think of silly questions to ask in class.

book Read a Child a Book You Like Day - If you don't have any books left from your childhood you will likely find some of your old favorites at your local library.

house National Good Neighbor Day - This was started by Becky Mattson from Montana to recognize the importance of good neighbors. It was celebrated on the fourth Sunday of September until the U.S. Senate passed a resolution in 2003 that it be September 28.

strawberry National Strawberry Cream Pie Day

Birthday of Confucius - Well-known philosopher, Confucius, was born on this day in 551 BC.

medical symbol World Rabies Day - See the Global Alliance for Rabies Control.

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September 29
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medical symbol Family Health and Fitness Day 2018 (last Saturday) - See FitnessDay.com and The American Academy of Family Physicians.

red, white and blue ribbon National Public Lands Day 2018 (last Saturday) - National Public Lands Day is a time for us to volunteer to clean up and improve the public lands that we all enjoy.

smilie Ask a Stupid Question Day 2017 (last school day of September) - Generally this is celebrated by students trying to think of silly questions to ask in class.

Yom Kippur 2017 - This Jewish holiday is also known as the Day of Atonement. It starts twenty minutes before sundown today and ends at nightfall tomorrow.

cup of coffee National Coffee Day - For using coffee in desserts see INeedCoffee. Also see Coffee Quotes.

music notes Broadway Musicals Day - I couldn't find out anything about this holiday but I guess it is as good a day as any to attend a Broadway musical, or watch one of DVD.

cross Saint Gabriel Feast Day - This was originally set as March 24 in 1921 when it was first included in the General Roman Calendar. In 1969 the date was changed to September 29. Saint Gabriel is the patron saint of messengers - including postal, telephone, and telecommunications workers. See Wikipedia.

red, white and blue ribbon VFW Day - The Veterans of Foreign Wars was established on this day in 1899. See Veteran Poems and Quotes.

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September 30
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red, white and blue ribbon Gold Star Mothers Day 2018 (last Sunday) - This day is to honor mothers who have lost a son or daughter who was serving in the United States Armed Forces.

medical symbol Family Health and Fitness Day 2017 (last Saturday) - See FitnessDay.com and The American Academy of Family Physicians.

red, white and blue ribbon National Public Lands Day 2017 (last Saturday) - National Public Lands Day is a time for us to volunteer to clean up and improve the public lands that we all enjoy.

medical symbol World Heart Day 2018 (last Sunday) - This was created in 1999 by the World Heart Foundation.

cup National Hot Mulled Cider Day - See this recipe.

baseball World Series TV Premier - The World Series was televised for the first time on this day in 1947. The New York Yankees beat the Brooklyn Dodgers.

television Goodbye Howdy Doody Day - The last episode of Howdy Doody was on this day in 1960. Clarabell the clown had never spoken a word during the show until that day when he said "Goodbye, kids".

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Month-Long Events

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hat Fall Hat Month See National Fall Hat Month and Hat Poems and Quotes.

music notes Square Dance Month - See Dosado.com and Dancing Scrapbook Ideas.

music notes Ballroom Dancing Month - See BallroomDancers.com and Dance Poems and Quotes.

music notes Classical Music Month - See Classical.net and Music Poems and Quotes.

music notes Piano Month - See The National Piano Foundation and Piano Poems and Quotes.

heart Pleasure Your Mate Month - See families.com.

pedigree chart Reunion Planning Month - See Reunion Planning and Scrapbook Ideas.

Children's Good Manners Month

Courtesy Month - See not so Common Courtesy™.

book Library Card Sign-up Month - See ilovelibraries.org™ and Library Poems and Quotes.

book Literacy Month - See The National Institute for Literacy.

baseball Little League Month - See Little League® Online and Baseball Poems and Quotes.

National Yoga Awareness Month - See YogaMonth.org.

backpack School Success Month - See School Scrapbook Ideas.

Youth Activities Month - There is a fine balance between a child being so busy they don't have time to be a kid and a child having so much idle time they get into trouble. See How many extracurricular activities are too many?.

Metaphysical Awareness Month - See Metaphysics on WikipediA.

Subliminal Communication Month - See Subliminal Communication on the Skeptic's Dictionary.

Self-Awareness Month - See the Stress Management Blog.

Self-Improvement Month - There are many great websites for various types of self-improvement. There are also many sites that are just there to try to sell you various products, so be cautious.

Save the Tiger Month - See SaveTheTigerFund.org and Tiger Poems and Quotes.

book Be Kind to Editors and Writers Month

money bag College Savings Month - designated by Congress in 2003. See College Savings Plans Network and Affordable Colleges Online.

money bag Coupon Month - See SavingAdvice.com.

pedigree chart Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept 15 - Oct 15) - See Celebrating Hispanic Heritage.

red, white and blue ribbon Sea Cadet Month - This was designated in 1997 by the Navy League of the U.S. The Naval Sea Cadet Corpsis a great program for young people between eleven and seventeen.

cereal Better Breakfast Month - See BetterBreakfast.org and Breakfast Poems and Quotes.

biscuit Biscuit Month

fried chicken Chicken Month - See National Chicken Month and Chicken Poems and Quotes.

apple Five-a-Day Month - See Fruit Poems and Quotes, and Vegetable Poems and Quotes.

spinach Fruit and Veggies - More Matters™ Month - See FoodSafety.gov.

honey bee Honey Month - See The National Honey Board.

mushroom Mushroom Month - See Fresh Mushrooms - Nature's Hidden Treasure.

pumpkin Organic Harvest Month™ - See The Organic Trade Association.

potato Potato Month - See this large collection of Potato Recipes.

fork and spoon Rice Month - This was designated by Congress in 1991. See The USA Rice Federation.

whole grain bread Whole Grains Month - See The Whole Grains Council.

baby toy Baby Safety Month - This was designated in 1991 by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association.

glasses Sports and Home Eye Safety Month

female symbol Menopause Awareness Month - See The North American Menopause Society and A Female Perspective on Aging.

toothbrush Gum Care Month - See Caring for Your Teeth and Gums and Teeth Poems and Quotes.

medical symbol ADHD Awareness Month - See adhdAwareness.com.

medical symbol National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month - See Recovery Month and Addiction Poems and Quotes..

medical symbol National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month - See StopAfib.org.

medical symbol Childhood Cancer Month - See CureSearch.

medical symbol National Cholesterol Education Month - See Cholesterol Management.

medical symbol Cold and Flu Campaign Month - See The Cold and Flu Health Center.

medical symbol Emergency Preparedness Month

medical symbol Food Allergy Awareness Month - See The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network.

medical symbol Food Safety Education Month - See FoodSafety.gov and Home Food Safety.

medical symbol Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month - See The Gynecologic Cancer Foundation.

medical symbol National Head Lice Prevention Month - See HeadLice.org.

medical symbol Healthy Aging Month - See Healthy Aging® and Poems and Quotes about Growing Older.

medical symbol National Infant Mortality Awareness Month - See The National Healthy Start Association.

medical symbol Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month - See The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society®.

medical symbol Osteopathic Medicine Month - See What is Osteopathic Medicine?

medical symbol Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month - See The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition.

medical symbol Pain Awareness Month - See The American Pain Foundation.

medical symbol National Pediculosis Prevention Month - See HeadLice.org.

medical symbol Prostate Cancer Awareness Month - See Zero - The Project to End Prostate Cancer, Prostate Cancer Awareness.net and The Prostate Cancer Foundation.

medical symbol Reye's Syndrome Awareness Month - See The National Reye's Syndrome Foundation.

medical symbol National Sickle Cell Month - See the Break the Sickle Cycle.

medical symbol Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month - See the The National Spinal Cord Injury Association.

medical symbol Stop the Violence and Save Our Kids Month - See Stop the Violence - Save Our Children.

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Week-Long Events

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International Enthusiasm Week
(1 - 7)
Find something today you can be enthusiastic about and pass on that enthusiasm to others.

medical symbol Childhood Injury Prevention week
(first full week)
See Safe Kids USA®.

waffle Waffle Week
(first full week)

medical symbol National Suicide Prevention Week
(week that includes the 10th)
See The American Association of Suicidology.

International Housekeepers Week
(second full week)
See The International Executive Housekeepers Association.

medical symbol National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week
(second full week)
My oldest daughter has several chronic illnesses that show no outward symptoms. She is treated with skepticism by her employers and co-workers even though her illnesses were diagnosed by her doctors. See National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week.

medical symbol National Assisted Living Week®
(second full week)
This was created by the National Center for Assisted Living in 1995.

National No Bully Week
(second full school week)
Talk to your school to make sure they have a firm and comprehensive no bullying policy.

apple Substitute Teacher Appreciations Week
(second full school week)
See Teacher Poems and Quotes.

Wilderness Week
(third week)
This is a week for wilderness advocates to meet with members of Congress to discuss protecting remaining wilderness areas.

television TV Turn-off Week
(third week)
This is also celebrated in April. Now that the weather has warmed up, it is a good time to explore outside activities. See the Center for Screen-Time Awareness.

medical symbol National Farm Safety and Health Week
(third full week)
See The National Education Center for Agricultural Safety.

Build a Better Image Week
(third full week)
Young people seldom think about their image until they have a problem finding a job, getting a date with a respectable person, obtaining a mortgage, etc. It is never too early to learn to write, talk, dress, etc. in a presentable way.

red, white and blue ribbon Constitution Week
(third full week)
See Constitution Week USA and Patriotism Poems and Quotes.

cow Farm Animals Week
(third full week)
This is sponsored by the Humane Society of the United States. See Farm Animal Poems and Quotes.

medical symbol National Farm and Ranch Safety Week
(third full week)
See The National Education Center for Agricultural Safety and Farming Poems and Quotes.

medical symbol National Rehabilitation Awareness week
(third full week)
See The National Rehabilitation Awareness Foundation.

National Unmarried and Single Americans Week
(third full week)
Perhaps another name for this could be 'Redundant Day'! See CelebrateLove.com.

medical symbol Prostate Cancer Awareness Week
(third full week)
See Prostate Cancer Awareness.net and The Prostate Cancer Foundation.

medical symbol Balance Awareness Week
(third full week)
If you have never suffered from vertigo, dizziness or other balance issues you are probably not aware of the difficulties it can cause. This was created in 1997 by the Vestibular Disorders Association.

medical symbol Restless Leg Syndrome Education and Awareness Week
(third full week)
See The Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation.

dog National Dog Week
(third full week)
See Dog Poems and Quotes.

basket of flowers National Flower Week
(third full week)
See Planting Fall Flowers and Flower Poems and Quotes.

angel Angel Week
(24 - 28)
See Angel Poems and Quotes.

medical symbol Deaf Awareness Week
(last full week)
See the National Association of the Deaf.

house National Chimney Safety Week
(week starting the last Sunday)
See the Chimney Safety Institute of America.

needle Adult Immunization Awareness week
(week starting the last Sunday)
See the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases.

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