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HOLIDAYS: SEPTEMBER 2011

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By Stephen Thomas

 A list of holidays, festivals, designations and special events for the month of September 2011.

SEPTEMBER 2011

MONTH:

Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery

All-American Breakfast/Better Breakfast

American Kennel Club Responsible Dog Ownership

Atrial Fibrillation

Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder

Baby Safety

Backpack Safety America

Be Kind to Editors and Writers

Biscuit

Chicken

Childhood Cancer Awareness

Children's Good Manners

Cholesterol Education

College Savings

Coupon

Craniofacial Awareness

DNA, Genomics and Stem Cell Education and Awareness

Fall Hat

Fruits and Veggies - More Matters

Go Wild During California Wild Rice

Gospel Music Heritage

Great American Low-Cholesterol, Low-Fat Pizza Bake

Gynecologic Cancer Awareness

Happy Cat

Head Lice/Pediculosis Prevention

Healthy Aging

Home Furnishings

Honey

Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) Awareness

Infant Mortality Awareness

International People Skills

Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness

Library Card Sign-Up

Menopause Awareness

Mold Awareness

Mushroom

National Prime Beef

Newborn Screening Awareness

One-On-One

Organic Harvest

Ovarian Cancer Awareness

Pain Awareness

Papaya

Pet Smile

Piano

Pleasure Your Mate

Potato

Preparedness

Prostate Cancer Awareness

Reye's Syndrome Awareness

Rice

Schoolhouse Triangle Project

Sea Cadet

Self-Awareness

Shameless Promotion

Sickle Cell

Skin Care Awareness

Sports and Home Eye Safety

STEPtember 2011 (formerly America on the Move Month)

Strategic Thinking

Subliminal Communication

Update Your Resume

Whole Grains

Women's Friendship

World Animal Remembrance

Yoga

 

Million Minute Family Challenge (9/1 - 12/31)

Hispanic Heritage Month (9/15 - 10/15)

 

WEEK:

Aug. 31-12:

US Open Tennis Championship

1-7:

Self-University

1-10:

International Enthusiasm

4-10:

National Waffle

Suicide Prevention

5-9:

National Payroll

6-10:

Play Days

11-17:

Assisted Living

12-16:

Book Blogger Appreciation

12-17:

Line Dance

12-18:

National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness

13-18:

Kentucky Bourbon Festival

16-22:

Constitution

18-24:

Build a Better Image

Child Passenger Safety

Clean Hands

Deaf Awareness

National Farm Safety and Health

National Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Prostate Cancer Awareness

Rehabilitation Awareness Celebration

Singles

Substitute Teacher Appreciation

Tolkien

Turnoff

19-23:

Balance Awareness

International Women's E-Commerce

Love Your Files

24-Oct. 1:

Banned Books Week - Celebrating the Freedom to Read

25-Oct. 1:

Adult Immunization Awareness

Chimney Safety

Keep Kids Creative

26-Oct. 2:

Fall Astronomy

27-Oct. 2:

Remember to Register to Vote

 

DAY:

1(Th):

Building and Code Staff Appreciation

Emma M. Nutt

No Rhyme (Nor Reason)

NCAA Football opening day

2(F):

Victory Over Japan (V-J)

3(Sa):

National Hummingbird

4(Su):

Muscular Dystrophy Association Telethon

Newspaper Carrier

5(M):

LABOR

Be Late For Something

6(Tu):

Another Look Unlimited

7(W):

Buddy Holly 75th Birthday Anniversary

Fight Procrastination

Grandma Moses

8(Th):

International Literacy

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses

9(F):

Bonza Bottler

Colonel Sanders

Fat Albert

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness

10(Sa):

Iguana Awareness

International Drive Your Studebaker

Suicide Prevention

Swap Ideas

11(Su):

PATRIOT (10th Anniversary)

Grandparents'

Hug Your Hound

Pet Memorial

12(M):

Boss/Employee Exchange

Chocolate Milkshake

Full (Harvest) Moon (approx. 5:27 a.m.)

Video Games

13(Tu):

Bill Monroe 100th Birthday anniversary

Celiac Disease Awareness

International Chocolate

Scooby Doo

14(W):

Cream-Filled Doughnut

15(Th):

International Day of Democracy

16(F):

Citizenship/Constitution (observed)

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

Mayflower

National POW/MIA Recognition

Pledge Across America (2 p.m.)

17(Sa):

Apple Dumpling

Battle of the Bluegrass football game

Boys and Girls Clubs Day for Kids

Citizenship/Constitution (traditional)

Eat an Apple

International Coastal Cleanup

Puppy Mill Awareness

Wife Appreciation

18(Su):

Hug a Greeting Card Writer

International Day of Prayer and Action for Human Habitat

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness

Women's Friendship

19(M):

Butterscotch Pudding

Talk Like a Pirate

Woman Road Warrior

20(Tu):

Get Ready

United Nations 65th General Assembly Opening Day

21(W):

International Day of Peace

School Backpack Awareness

World Alzheimer's

22(Th):

American Business Women's

Centenarian's

Elephant Appreciation

Hobbit

International Day of Radiant Peace

RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network)

White Chocolate

23(F):

Autumn begins (approx. 5:04 a.m.)

Celebrate Bisexuality

Hug a Vegetarian

Libra (through Oct. 22)

Love Note

Neptune Discovery

24(Sa):

American Kennel Club Responsible Dog Ownership

Family Health and Fitness Day - USA

Fish Amnesty

Hunting and Fishing

Innergize

National Public Lands

Punctuation

25(Su):

Gold Star Mother's

National One-Hit Wonder

26(M):

Family Day - A Day to Eat Dinner with your Children

Mesothelioma Awareness

Shamu's Birthday

World Maritime

27(Tu):

Ancestor Appreciation

Kentucky PTA Kids'

National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness

Perigean Spring Tides

World Tourism

28(W):

Good Neighbor

National Women's Health and Fitness

World Rabies

29(Th):

Michaelmas/All Angels

National Attend your Grandchild's Birth

Poisoned Blackberries

VFW Establishment

World Heart

30(F):

Sport Purple for Platelets