September 2019 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 2019 Monthly Observances

  • All-American Breakfast Month
  • Baby Safety Month
  • Be Kind to Editors and Writers Month
  • Better Breakfast Month
  • Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
  • Classical Music Month
  • Fall Hat Month
  • Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month
  • Happy Cat Month
  • Healthy Aging Month
  • Hunger Action Month
  • Intergeneration Month
  • International People Skills Month
  • International Square Dancing Month
  • International Women's Friendship Month
  • Library Card Sign-up Month
  • Little League Month
  • National Biscuit Month
  • National Bourbon Heritage Month
  • National Chicken Month
  • National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
  • National Children's Good Manners Month
  • National College Savings 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 Preparedness Month
  • National Prostate Health Month
  • National Recovery Month
  • National Rice Month
  • National Save a Tiger Month
  • National Senior Center Month
  • National Service Dog Month
  • National Sewing Month
  • National Shake Month
  • National Skin Care Awareness Month
  • National Wilderness Month
  • One-on-One Month
  • Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
  • Passport Awareness Month
  • Pleasure Your Mate Month
  • Self-Improvement Month
  • Shameless Self-Promotion Month
  • Update Your Resume Month
  • Whole Grains Month
  • World Alzheimer's Month

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September 2019 Weekly Observances

  • Self-University Week (September 1-7)
  • National Payroll Week (September 2-6)
  • National Assisted Living Week (September 8-14)
  • National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (September 8-14)
  • Build a Better Image Week (September 15-21)
  • National Farm Safety and Health Week (September 15-21)
  • National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week (September 15-21)
  • National Security Officer Appreciation Week (September 15-21)
  • National Singles Week (September 15-21)
  • National Surgical Technologist Week (September 15-21)
  • Prostate Cancer Awareness Week (September 15-21)
  • Constitution Week (September 17-23)
  • Banned Books Week – Celebrating the Freedom to Read (September 22-28)
  • World Reflexology Week (September 22-28)

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September 2019 Daily Observances

September 1

  • National Cherry Popover Day
  • National Gyro Day
  • Toy Tips Executive Toy Test Day

September 2

  • Labor Day
  • Mouthguard Day
  • National Blueberry Popsicle Day
  • World Coconut Day

September 3

  • National Baby Back Ribs Day

September 4

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

September 5

  • International Day of Charity
  • National Cheese Pizza Day

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September 6

  • National Coffee Ice Cream Day
  • National Lazy Mom's Day

September 7

  • Grandma Moses Day
  • National Acorn Squash Day
  • National Beer Lover's Day
  • National Salami Day
  • National Tailgating Day
  • Neither Snow nor Rain Day, honoring the opening of the New York Post Office Building in 1914
  • World Beard Day

September 8

  • International Literacy Day
  • National Ampersand Day
  • National Dog Walker Appreciation Day
  • National Grandparents Day
  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Day
  • World Physical Therapy Day

September 9

  • National Boss/Employee Exchange Day
  • National Teddy Bear Day
  • Wonderful Weirdos Day

September 10

  • National Ants on a Log Day
  • National TV Dinner Day
  • Swap Ideas Day
  • World Suicide Prevention Day

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September 11

  • National Hot Cross Bun Day
  • National Make Your Bed Day
  • Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, honoring those who died during the 9/11 attacks in 2001

September 12

  • Defenders Day
  • National Chocolate Milkshake Day
  • National Day of Encouragement
  • National Police Woman Day
  • National Report Medicare Fraud Day
  • National Video Games Day

September 13

  • Blame Someone Else Day
  • Day of the Programmer
  • Friday the Thirteenth
  • Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day
  • National Celiac Disease Awareness Day
  • National Peanut Day
  • Uncle Sam Day
  • 9 x 13 Day, recognizing all the good things that are made with a 9 x 13 baking pan

September 14

  • Farmer-Consumer Awareness Day
  • Full Harvest Moon
  • International Drive Your Studebaker Day
  • National Cream Filled Donut Day
  • National Eat a Hoagie Day

September 15

  • International Day of Democracy
  • International Dot Day, honoring the children's storybook The Dot about a girl discovering her talent as an artist
  • National Double Cheeseburger Day
  • National Linguine Day
  • Wife Appreciation Day

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September 16

  • International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
  • Mayflower Day, recognizing the departure of the Mayflower from Plymouth, England in 1620
  • National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day
  • National Guacamole Day
  • National Stepfamily Day
  • World Play-Doh Day

September 17

  • Constitution Day and Citizenship Day
  • International Country Music Day
  • I. T. Professionals Day
  • National Apple Dumpling Day
  • National Monte Cristo Day

September 18

  • National Ceiling Fan Day
  • National Cheeseburger Day
  • National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day
  • National Respect Day
  • National School Backpack Awareness Day

September 19

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

September 20

  • National Pepperoni Pizza Day
  • National POW/MIA Recognition Day
  • National Rum Punch Day
  • National String Cheese Day
  • National Tradesmen Day

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September 21

  • Big Whopper Liar Day
  • International Coastal Cleanup, an annual gathering of volunteers who clean up trash along beaches
  • International Day of Peace
  • International Eat an Apple Day
  • International Red Panda Day
  • National Pecan Cookie Day
  • National Singles Day
  • World Alzheimer's Day

September 22

  • American Business Women's Day
  • Car-Free Day
  • Dear Diary Day
  • Hobbit Day, honoring the works by author J. R. R. Tolkien
  • International Day of Radiant Peace
  • National Centenarian's Day
  • National Elephant Appreciation Day
  • National Ice Cream Cone Day
  • National White Chocolate Day

September 23

  • First Day of Autumn
  • International Day of Sign Languages
  • National Great American Pot Pie Day
  • National Snack Stick Day
  • Restless Legs Awareness Day
  • Teal Talk Day, to spread awareness about ovarian cancer

September 24

  • Innergize Day, the day after the autumnal equinox that promotes relaxation and rejuvenation
  • National Bluebird of Happiness Day
  • National Cherries Jubilee Day
  • National Punctuation Day
  • National Voter Registration Day

September 25

  • National Food Service Workers Day
  • National One-Hit Wonder Day
  • National Psychotherapy Day
  • National Women's Health and Fitness Day
  • World Pharmacists Day

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September 26

  • Better Breakfast Day
  • National Dumpling Day
  • National Key Lime Pie Day
  • Remember Me Thursday, bringing awareness to homeless pets
  • World Maritime Day

September 27

  • Ancestor Appreciation Day
  • Hug a Vegan Day
  • National Chocolate Milk Day
  • World Tourism Day

September 28

  • Ask a Stupid Question Day
  • Fish Amnesty Day
  • Family Health and Fitness Day USA
  • International Day for Universal Access to Information
  • International Right to Know Day
  • National Drink a Beer Day
  • National Ghost Hunting Day
  • National Good Neighbor Day
  • National Hunting and Fishing Day
  • National Public Lands Day
  • National Strawberry Cream Pie Day
  • World Rabies Day

September 29

  • Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day
  • International Coffee Day
  • National Attend Your Grandchild's Birth Day
  • National Biscotti Day
  • National Mocha Day
  • World Heart Day

September 30

  • International Translation Day
  • National Chewing Gum Day
  • National Hot Mulled Cider Day
  • Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year (September 30 - October 1; begins at sundown on September 29)

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