Thursday, August 29, 2013

Calendar Days—Holidays, Special Days & Downright Crazy Days in September

It's time for Calendar Days again!

It's that time again—Calendar Days. I sure hope you all are enjoying this column as much as me. It's funny, as I research these each month, I think of so many of you.

For example, on the eighteenth—Hug a Greeting Card Writer Day, I think of my friend, Barbara Parentini with her gorgeous line of cards. 

On Punctuation Day, I think of all my fellow editors, who are also writers, like Beth Vogt and Cindy Sproles.

And I can't help but giggle at the holidays that fall on the same date, like the thirteenth, which is Defy Superstition Day and Fortune Cookie Day.

I always share this info on the last Thursday of every month. So be sure to drop by. Today I’m going to continue with the upcoming crazy and normal holidays in the month of September.

Using the calendar for blog post or even article ideas is a great way to jumpstart your creativity. It's also a fun writing prompt idea. 

Calendar days are also great conversation starters for social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.

September Holidays, Special Days & Downright Crazy Days

September is:
September is Classical Music Month
Classical Music Month
Fall Hat Month
National Blueberry Popsicle Month
National Piano Month
Baby Safety Month
Honey Month
Self Improvement Month
Better Breakfast Month
Hispanic Heritage Month
International Square Dancing Month
Little League Month
Chicken Month
National Courtesy Month

Weekly Celebrations
Week 1:
International Enthusiasm Week
National Nutrition Week
National Waffle Week

Week 2:
International Housekeepers Week
Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week
National Assisted Living Week
Suicide Prevention Week
Line Dance Week
Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week

Week 3:
Balance Awareness Week
National Clean Hands Week
National Indoor Plant Week
National Singles Week
Pollution Prevention Week
Prostate Cancer Awareness Week

Week 4:
Deaf Awareness Week
Tolkien Week
National Dog Week
National Keep Kids Creative Week
National Chimney Safety Week
Remember to Register to Vote Week
Sea Otter Awareness Week

Daily Celebrations
September 1
Emma M. Nutt Day (first female telephone operator)
Building and Code Staff Appreciation Day
National No Rhyme (nor reason) Day

National Beheading Day...really?
September 2
Labor Day (first Monday of the Month)
National Beheading Day

September 3
Skyscraper Day

September 4
Newspaper Carrier Day

September 5
Be Late for Something Day
Cheese Pizza Day

September 6
Fight Procrastination Day
Read a Book Day
National Lazy Mom’s Day

September 7
Buy a Book Day
Neither Rain nor Snow Day
Google Commemoration Day
Grandma Moses Day
Salami Day

September 8
Grandparent’s Day (first Sunday after Labor Day)
International Literacy Day
National Date Nut Bread Day
International Drive Your Studebaker Day
Pardon Day
National Hug Your Hound Day
World Physical Therapy Day
National Pet Memorial Day (second Sunday of the month)

September 9
Teddy Bear Day
National Boss/Employee Exchange Day
Wonderful Weirdoes Day

September 10, Sewing Machine Day
September 10
Sewing Machine Day
Swap Ideas Day
World Suicide Prevention Day

September 11
911 Remembrance
Patriot Day
Make Your Bed Day
No News is Good news Day

September 12
National Chocolate Milkshake Day
National Video Games Day

September 13
Blame Someone Else Day
Defy Superstition Day
International Chocolate Day
Fortune Cookie Day
National Peanut Day
Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day
National Celiac Awareness Day
Uncle Sam Day
Positive Thinking Day
Stand up to Cancer Day
Yom Kippur

September 14
Kreme-filled Donut Day

September 15
Make a Hat Day
Felt Hat Day
International Dot Day
Greenpeace Day
International Day of Democracy
National Women’s Friendship Day (third Sunday of the month)

September 16, Collect Rocks Day
September 16
Collect Rocks Day
Stepfamily Day
Trail of Tears Commemoration Day
Mayflower Day
Mexican Independence Day
National Play-doh Day
Working Parents Day

September 17
National Apple Dumpling Day
Citizenship Day
Constitution Day
Time’s Up Day

September 18
National Cheeseburger Day
National Attention Deficit Disorder Awareness Day
National Respect Day
Air Force Birthday
Hug a Greeting Card Writer Day

September 19
International Talk Like a Pirate Day
National Butterscotch Pudding Day

September 20
National Punch Day
POW/MIA Recognition Day (third Friday of the month)
National Trademen Day

September 21, International Rabbit Day
September 21
International Peace Day
International Rabbit Day
Miniature Golf Day
World Gratitude Day
Big Whopper Liar Day
Boys’ and Girls’ Club Day for Kids
International Banana Festival
International Eat an Apple Day
Puppy Mill Awareness Day
Responsible Dog Ownership Day

September 22
Business Women’s Day
Hobbit Day
Car Free Day
Ice Cream Cone Day
Internation Day of Radiant Peace
National White Chocolate Day
Wife Appreciation Day
Elephant Appreciation Day
Dear Diary Day

September 23
Checkers Day
Dog in Politics Day

September 24
Punctuation Day
National Cherries Jubilee Day
Festival of Latest Novelties
National Woman Road Warrior Day

September 25
National Comic Book Day
Family Day – A Day to eat Dinner with Your Kids
Math Story Telling Day
National One-Hit Wonder Day

September 26, Johnny Appleseed Day
September 26
Johnny Appleseed Day
National Pancake Day
Shamu the Whale Day
World Maritime Day

September 27
Crush a Can Day
Ancestor Appreciation Day
Hug a Vegetarian Day
National Walk to Work Day
Save the Koala Day
World Tourism Day
Native American Day (fourth Friday of the month)

September 29, Gold Star Mother's
Day, commemorating mothers
 whose children have died
during times
of war.
September 28
Ask a Stupid Question Day
Family Health and Fitness Day
National Good Neighbor Day
International Lace Day
Love Note Day
World Heart Day

September 29
Gold Star Mother’s Day
Confucius Day
Poisoned Blackberries Day
National Coffee Day

September 30
National Mud Pack Day

Now let's do a little brainstorming for next month. What are some of your favorite days from the list and how do you propose using them?

Don't forget to join the conversation!


  1. International Dot Day........?

    I'm making a note on my calendar to remind the kid it's Make Your Bed Day. :)

    1. Sandra, mine have all flown the nest. Sad until I remember those discussions about room cleaning! Thanks for stopping by, Blessings, E

  2. I'll be thinking of you on Sept. 24 too, Edie -- but I'll see you at ACFW before then!

  3. Hello Edie, just came across your blog yesterday ... what a wonderful idea you have posted today ... much inspiration and encouragement ... thank you!

    1. Liana, thank you so much for stopping by! I love your blog as well. Blessings, E

    2. Thank you for your lovely comment Edie ... have a wonderful day.

  4. National Beheading Day? Who comes up with these things?

    1. I know! I wouldn't want to be responsible for that!

  5. This is my favorite!!

    September 6
    Fight Procrastination Day
    Read a Book Day
    National Lazy Mom’s Day

    Because, really, the key to fighting procrastination is to celebrate lazy mom's reading books... :-)

  6. Awesome! Wish I could have these directly on the calendar in my phone. Thanks! Was looking for ideas of random cards I could send my deployed fella.

  7. Oh will you be doing this every month of the year or is this calendar days thing just this time of year? Sorry if this is a crazy question, I'm just now finding this gold mine. Thanks again!

    1. I'll be doing this the last Thursday of every month. It's one of the most popular columns on the blog. I'm so glad you're enjoying it! Blessings, E

    2. I certainly am enjoying it and have it bookmarked! :)) Thanks so much!