September, Formerly the 7th Month in the Year

September, in Old England, was called Haervest-monath (Harvest Month). Michaelmas, on the 29th is an ancient Celtic “Quarter Day” which marked the end of the harvesting season and is steeped in folklore. It used to be the 7th month of the year if you were a Roman until about 153 BC.  That is where it gets its name as Septim is the Latim word for “Seven”.  September has never been a particularly interesting month to me so I thought I would use all this massive spare time I seem to have (laughs) and do some digging to see I couldn’t make it just a bit more fun.  Here are some unusual things that I discovered.

September 21 is the International Day of Peace


In the United States, the 11th, 2001 was a very significant date for the people in the United States. This was the exact date when 3,000 of US citizens died all because of the cruel attack of a number of terrorists. The 3 cities that really feel the agony were Washington DC, Pennsylvania, and New York.

In the United States, Hispanic Heritage Month and German American Heritage Month is celebrated starting on September 15th. (it was tough finding a picture of a mexican german)

The 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. (one of my personal favorite fake holidays)

National Grandparents’ Day takes place on the first Sunday after Labor Day in the United States and Canada.

The equinox named the autumnal equinox in the northern hemisphere and the vernal or spring equinox in the southern hemisphere occurs on dates varying from 21st  to 24th (in UTC).

California Admission Day to commemorate the admission of California into the Union is September 9.


Well I hope you all enjoyed reading this as much as I enjoyed creating it.


About JayCooper

Puzzled WebWizard from Mount Juliet Tennessee. Married for 25+ years to a wonderful wife with three grown sons.

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