September 2017 Observances for Your
Senior Activity Calendar

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

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September 2017 Monthly Observances

  • All-American Breakfast Month
  • Baby Safety Month
  • Be Kind to Editors and Writers Month
  • Better Breakfast Month
  • Bourbon Heritage Month
  • Classical Music Month
  • College Savings 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 Bake and Decorate Month
  • National Biscuit Month
  • National Chicken Month
  • National Children's Good Manners Month
  • National Coupon Month
  • National Courtesy Month
  • National Healthy Aging Month
  • National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15)
  • National Honey Month
  • National Mushroom Month
  • National Passport Awareness Month
  • National Piano Month
  • National Potato Month
  • National Preparedness Month
  • National Prime Beef Month
  • National Rice Month
  • National Save a Tiger Month
  • National Senior Center Month
  • National Service Dog Month
  • National Sewing Month
  • National Shake Month
  • National Wilderness Month
  • One-on-One Month
  • Self-Improvement Month
  • Shameless Self-Promotion Month
  • Subliminal Communications Month
  • Update Your Resume Month
  • Whole Grains Month
  • World Alzheimer's Month

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September 2017 Weekly Observances

  • Self-University Week (September 1-7)
  • National Waffle Week (September 3-9)
  • National Payroll Week (September 4-8)
  • National Assisted Living Week (September 10-16)
  • National Line Dance Week (September 11-16)
  • Build a Better Image Week (September 17-23)
  • Constitution Week (September 17-23)
  • International Clean Hands Week (September 17-23)
  • National Farm Safety and Health Week (September 17-23)
  • Balance Awareness Week (September 18-24)
  • World Reflexology Week (September 18-24)
  • Banned Books Week – Celebrating the Freedom to Read (September 24-30)

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September 2017 Daily Observances

September 1

  • Bring Your Manners to Work Day
  • National Cherry Popover Day
  • National College Colors Day
  • No Rhyme or Reason Day

September 2

  • International Bacon Day (also celebrated on December 30)
  • National Blueberry Popsicle Day
  • National Tailgating Day
  • World Coconut Day

September 3

  • U.S. Bowling League Day

September 4

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

September 5

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

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September 6

  • Corn (Full) Moon
  • National Coffee Ice Cream Day
  • National Read a Book Day

September 7

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

September 8

  • International Literacy Day
  • National Ampersand Day
  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Day
  • Stand Up to Cancer Day
  • World Physical Therapy Day

September 9

  • National Teddy Bear Day
  • Wonderful Weirdos Day

September 10

  • National Grandparents' Day
  • National TV Dinner Day
  • Swap Ideas Day

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September 11

  • National Boss/Employee Exchange Day, in which the boss and employee swap roles for the day
  • National Hot Cross Bun Day
  • Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, honoring those who died during the 9/11 attacks in 2001

September 12

  • National Chocolate Milkshake Day
  • National Day of Encouragement
  • National Video Games Day

September 13

  • International Programmer's Day
  • Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day
  • National Celiac Disease Awareness Day
  • National Peanut Day
  • Roald Dahl Day, honoring the children's fantasy writer of the 1964 novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

September 14

  • 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 Linguine Day
  • National POW/MIA Recognition Day
  • National Tradesmen Day

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September 16

  • International Coastal Cleanup
  • International Eat an Apple Day
  • International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
  • Mayflower Day, commemorating the departure of the Mayflower from Plymouth, England in 1620
  • National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day
  • National Guacamole Day
  • National Gymnastics Day
  • National Play-Doh Day
  • National Stepfamily Day
  • Wife Appreciation Day

September 17

  • Constitution Day and Citizenship Day
  • National Apple Dumpling Day

September 18

  • National Ceiling Fan Day

September 19

  • International Talk Like a Pirate Day
  • I. T. Professionals Day
  • National Butterscotch Pudding Day

September 20

  • National Rum Punch Day
  • National School Backpack Awareness Day

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September 21

  • International Day of Peace
  • National Pecan Cookie Day
  • Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year (September 21-22; begins at sundown on September 20)

September 22

  • American Business Women's Day
  • Car Free Day
  • Dear Diary Day
  • First Day of Autumn
  • National Centenarian's Day
  • National Elephant Appreciation Day
  • National White Chocolate Day

September 23

  • Fish Amnesty Day, a day encouraging people not to fish
  • Innergize Day, the day after the autumnal equinox that promotes relaxation and rejuvenation

September 24

  • International Day of the Deaf
  • National Cherries Jubilee Day
  • National Punctuation Day

September 25

  • National One-Hit Wonder Day

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September 26

  • National Key Lime Day
  • National Voter Registration Day

September 27

  • Ancestor Appreciation Day
  • National Chocolate Milk Day
  • National Women's Health and Fitness Day
  • World Tourism Day

September 28

  • National Drink Beer Day
  • National Strawberry Cream Pie Day
  • World Maritime Day
  • World Rabies Day

September 29

  • International Coffee Day
  • National Attend Your Grandchild's Birth Day
  • National Biscotti Day
  • VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) Day

September 30

  • Fall Astronomy Day
  • Family Health and Fitness Day
  • International Translation Day
  • National Chewing Gum Day
  • National Hot Mulled Cider Day
  • National Public Lands Day
  • Yom Kippur, Jewish Day of Atonement (begins at sundown on September 29)

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