September Holidays

Summer vacations end as kids get back to school, and the weather begins turning somewhat cooler as autumn is on the horizon. That is September in a nutshell, in the Northern Hemisphere anyway. In the Southern Hemisphere, the opposite is true, as the end of September marks the beginning of spring south of the equator. September is the ninth month of the calendar; however, in the Roman calendar, it was the seventh month as ‘sept’ means seven.

September became the ninth month of the year when January and February were added as the first two months. Before 1752 when the British converted the Julian calendar to the Gregorian one, they made adjustments with the days to align with the seasons. The British took away 11 days in September as the dates jumped from the 3rd to the 14th. Therefore, September 4th to the 13th did not exist in 1752. However, those days exist now because further adjustments were made after. Let’s now look at other September facts.

Fun Facts About September

It is already a known fact that kids go back to school in September in the Northern Hemisphere. Still, September is also the month when professional football and American college football begin. Football also marks the sign of autumn.

September is known as the month of Gerst Monath by the Anglo-Saxons. That is because September is the time for the harvesting of barley crops. That also means beer brewed in September is extra fresh, given that fact.

Everyone sadly remembers September 11th, 2001, as the deadliest terror attack in the USA. The al-Qaeda terrorist group hijacked four airlines to attack the Twin Towers in New York and the Pentagon in Washington D.C. The last plain would have attacked the White House if the passengers did not successfully overtake the hijackers. Instead, the plane crashed into a rural open area in Pennsylvania. Over 3,000 people died on that day, and tributes are made on September 11th of every year.

September 9th is the most common day for birthdays as plenty of babies are born on that day in particular and days around that time in September. That means their parents cozied up plenty during December and around the holiday season.

 

Famous September Birthdays 

  • The late Roald Dahl was born on September 13th, 1916, in Cardiff, Wales. He was a British novelist, a screenwriter, a poet, a short-story writer, and a wartime fighting pilot as he served in the Royal Air Force during WWII. He sold more than 250 million of his book copies around the world.
  • The late Colonel Harland Sanders was born on September 9th, 1890, as he is the Kentucky Fried Chicken icon. He did not own his own franchise selling the fried chicken until he was 62. He was a painter, a farmhand, a lawyer, a railroad fireman, and a ferry operator, among other occupations before that.
  • The late British chemist and physicist Michael Faraday was born on September 22, 1791, as he was the one who provided the concept of the electromagnetic field. He invented devices that supported electricity, and we have electricity because of Faraday’s discoveries and inventions.

September calendar

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