September: Fun Facts, Holidays, Historical Events, and More
As the ninth month of the year, September marks the beginning of autumn in the northern hemisphere (and the start of spring in the southern). Traditionally considered the month that marks transitions between seasons, it is often one of the most temperate weather-wise.
The name September comes from the Latin septem, meaning seven, since it was the seventh month of the Roman calendar, which began with March. There are 30 days in the month of September, which starts on the same day of the week as December each year but does not end on the same day of the week as any other month in the year.
Here are some interesting facts about the month of September.
- September has several United States and international holidays.
- Labor Day is the most well known holiday in September. It is observed every year on the first Monday in September.
- Native American Day is always celebrated on the 4th Friday of September.
- Grandparent’s Day is observed in the United States on the first Sunday after Labor Day.
- Constitution Day, celebrating the ratification of the governing document of the United States, is observed on the 17th.
- The autumn equinox, which is the traditional transition from summer into fall, takes place on or around September 22nd, depending on the year.