September 2016 Observances for Your
Senior Activity Calendar

Find interesting and unique observances and holidays for you to use as inspiration for your senior activity program.

Fun Observances and Holidays for September
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September 2016 Monthly Observances

  • Baby Safety Month
  • Be Kind to Editors and Writers Month
  • Better Breakfast Month
  • Classical Music Month
  • Fall Hat Month
  • Happy Cat Month
  • Healthy Aging Month
  • Intergeneration Month
  • International People Skills Month
  • International Speak Out Month
  • International Square Dancing Month
  • International Women's Friendship Month
  • Library Card Sign-Up Month
  • Little League Month
  • National Biscuit Month
  • National Chicken Month
  • National Coupon Month
  • National Courtesy Month
  • National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15)
  • National Honey Month
  • National Mushroom Month
  • National Piano Month
  • National Potato Month
  • National Prime Beef Month
  • National Rice Month
  • National Senior Center Month
  • National Sewing Month
  • National Shake Month
  • National Wilderness Month
  • One-on-One Month
  • Self-Improvement Month
  • Shameless Promotion Month
  • Update Your Resume Month
  • Whole Grains Month

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September 2016 Weekly Observances

  • National Nutrition Week (September 1-7)
  • Self-University Week (September 1-7)
  • National Waffle Week (September 4-10)
  • National Payroll Week (September 5-9)
  • Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week (September 5-12)
  • Play Days, a celebration of humor and fun (September 6-10)
  • National Days of Prayer and Remembrance (September 9-11)
  • Dating and Life Coach Recognition Week (September 11-17)
  • Environmental Services Week (September 11-17)
  • International Housekeeping Week (September 11-17)
  • National Assisted Living Week (September 11-17)
  • National Line Dance Week (September 12-17)
  • National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (September 11-17)
  • Constitution Week (September 17-23)
  • Build a Better Image Week (September 18-24)
  • International Clean Hands Week (September 18-24)
  • National Dog Week (September 18-24)
  • National Farm Safety and Health Week (September 18-24)
  • National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week (September 18-24)
  • National Indoor Plant Week (September 18-24)
  • National Rehabilitation Awareness Week (September 18-24)
  • National Security Officer Appreciation Week (September 18-24)
  • National Singles Week (September 18-24)
  • Tolkien Week, recognizing the works of author J.R.R. Tolkien (September 18-24)
  • World Reflexology Week (September 18-24)
  • Balance Awareness Week (September 19-25)
  • International Week of the Deaf (September 19-25)
  • International Women's Commerce Days, celebrating the purchasing power of women (September 19-25)
  • Pollution Prevention Week (September 19-25)
  • Banned Books Week (September 25 - October 1)
  • National Health IT (Information Technology) Week (September 26-30)

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September 2016 Daily Observances

September 1

  • International Toy Tips Toy Testing Day
  • National No Rhyme (Nor Reason) Day

September 2

  • Bring Your Manners to Work Day
  • Calendar Adjustment Day
  • College Colors Day
  • National Blueberry Popsicle Day
  • National Grits for Breakfast Day
  • World Coconut Day

September 3

  • International Bacon Day (also celebrated on December 30)
  • U.S. Bowling League Day

September 4

  • National Macadamia Nut Day
  • National Wildlife Day
  • Newspaper Carrier Day

September 5

  • Be Late for Something Day
  • International Day of Charity
  • Labor Day
  • National Cheese Pizza Day

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September 6

  • National Coffee Ice Cream Day

September 7

  • National Coffee Ice Cream Day
  • National Beer Lover's Day
  • Neither Rain nor Snow Day

September 8

  • International Literacy Day
  • National Ampersand Day

September 9

  • National I Love Food Day
  • National Teddy Bear Day
  • Stand Up to Cancer Day
  • Wonderful Weirdos Day

September 10

  • National TV Dinner Day
  • Swap Ideas Day

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September 11

  • National Grandparents Day
  • National Hot Cross Bun Day
  • National Hug Your Hound Day
  • Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance

September 12

  • Mindfulness Day
  • National Boss/Employee Exchange Day, promoting bosses and employees sharing one another's point of view
  • National Chocolate Milkshake Day
  • National Day of Encouragement
  • National Programmers Day

September 13

  • Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day
  • National Celiac Awareness Day
  • National Peanut Day

September 14

  • Eat a Hoagie Day
  • National Cream Filled Donut Day

September 15

  • Felt Hat Day
  • International Day of Democracy

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September 16

  • Constitution Day/Pledge Across America
  • International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
  • National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day
  • National Guacamole Day
  • National POW/MIA Recognition Day
  • National Stepfamily Day
  • National Tradesman Day
  • National Working Parents Day
  • World Play-Doh Day

September 17

  • American Kennel Club Responsible Dog Ownership Day
  • Big Whopper Liar Day
  • Constitution Day and Citizenship Day
  • Halfway to St. Patrick's Day
  • International Coastal Cleanup
  • International Eat an Apple Day
  • Locate an Old Friend Day
  • National Gymnastics Day

September 18

  • National Cheeseburger Day
  • Wife Appreciation Day
  • World Water Monitoring Day, to promote the world's water resources

September 19

  • International Talk Like a Pirate Day
  • National Butterscotch Pudding Day

September 20

  • National IT Professionals Day
  • National Punch Day

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September 21

  • International Day of Peace
  • Last Day of Summer
  • National Pecan Cookie Day
  • National School Backpack Awareness Day

September 22

  • American Business Women's Day
  • Car Free Day
  • Dear Diary Day
  • Elephant Appreciation Day
  • First Day of Autumn
  • National Centenarian's Day
  • National Ice Cream Cone Day
  • National Walk 'n' Roll Dog Day, recognizing dogs in wheelchairs
  • National White Chocolate Day

September 23

  • Innergize Day, a day to set aside time to do personal things for yourself
  • National Great American Pot Pie Day

September 24

  • Family Health and Fitness Day
  • National Cherries Jubilee Day
  • National Hunting and Fishing Day
  • National Public Lands Day
  • National Punctuation Day
  • R.E.A.D. (Reading helps Everyone Accomplish Dreams) in America Day

September 25

  • Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day
  • International Day of the Deaf
  • Math Storytelling Day
  • National Comic Book Day
  • National Good Neighbor Day (some sources say September 28)
  • National One-Hit Wonder Day
  • National Research Administrator Day
  • National Tune-Up Day
  • World Maritime Day

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September 26

  • Family Day – Be Involved. Stay Involved., a national campaign to encourage parents to engage more with their children
  • Johnny Appleseed Day
  • National Dumpling Day

September 27

  • Ancestor Appreciation Day
  • National Chocolate Milk Day
  • National Crush a Can Day
  • National Voter Registration Day
  • World Tourism Day

September 28

  • International Right to Know Day, to promote the right of freedom of information
  • National Drink Beer Day
  • National Good Neighbor Day (some sources say September 25 - 4th Sunday of month)
  • National Strawberry Cream Pie Day
  • National Women's Health & Fitness Day
  • World Rabies Day

September 29

  • International Coffee Day (some sources say October 1)
  • National Attend Your Grandchild's Birth Day
  • National Biscotti Day
  • VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) Day

September 30

  • Hug a Vegan Day
  • International Translation Day
  • National Chewing Gum Day
  • National Hot Mulled Cider Day

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