September 2022 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 2022 Monthly Observances

  • All-American Breakfast Month
  • Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month
  • Baby Safety Month
  • Be Kind to Editors and Writers Month
  • Better Breakfast Month
  • Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
  • Classical Music Month
  • Fall Hat Month
  • Great American Low-Cholesterol, Low-Fat Pizza Bake
  • 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
  • Mold Awareness Month
  • National Biscuit Month
  • National Bourbon Heritage Month
  • National Chicken Month
  • National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
  • National Children's Good Manners Month
  • National Cholesterol Education Month
  • National College Savings Month
  • National Coupon Month
  • National Courtesy Month
  • National DNA, Genomics & Stem Cell Education and Awareness 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
  • Worldwide Speak Out Month, help people face their fear of public speaking

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September 2022 Weekly Observances

  • Self-University Week (September 1-7)
  • National Payroll Week (September 5-9)
  • National Waffle Week (September 5-11)
  • National Assisted Living Week (September 11-17)
  • National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (September 11-17)
  • National Line Dance Week (September 12-17)
  • Constitution Week (September 16-22)
  • Banned Books Week – Celebrating the Freedom to Read (September 18-24)
  • Build a Better Image Week (September 18-24)
  • National Farm Safety and Health Week (September 18-24)
  • National Security Officer Appreciation Week (September 18-24)
  • National Surgical Technologists Week (September 18-24)
  • National Singles Week (September 18-24)
  • Tolkien Week, promoting the works of J. R. R. Tolkien (September 18-24)
  • International Week of Deaf People (September 19-25)
  • World Reflexology Week (September 19-25)
  • International Go-Kart Week (September 20-26)

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September 2022 Daily Observances

September 1

  • National Cherry Popover Day
  • National Gyro Day
  • National Toy Testing Day

September 2

  • Bring Your Manners to Work Day
  • College Colors Day
  • National Blueberry Popsicle Day
  • National Lazy Mom's Day
  • World Coconut Day

September 3

  • International Bacon Day
  • National Baby Back Ribs Day
  • National Tailgating Day
  • World Beard Day

September 4

  • National Macadamia Nut Day
  • National Wildlife Day (also celebrated on February 22)

September 5

  • International Day of Charity
  • Labor Day
  • Mouthguard Day
  • National Cheese Pizza Day

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September 6

  • National Coffee Ice Cream Day
  • Read a Book Day

September 7

  • Grandma Moses Day
  • International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies
  • National Acorn Squash Day
  • National Beer Lover's Day
  • Neither Snow nor Rain Day, honoring the opening of the New York Post Office Building in 1914
  • Salami Day

September 8

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

September 9

  • International Day to Protect Education From Attack
  • National Teddy Bear Day
  • Wonderful Weirdos Day

September 10

  • Farmer-Consumer Awareness Day
  • Full Harvest Moon, also known as the Corn Moon
  • International Drive Your Studebaker Day
  • National TV Dinner Day
  • Swap Ideas Day
  • World Suicide Prevention Day

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September 11

  • National Grandparents' Day
  • 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 Boss/Employee Exchange Day
  • National Chocolate Milkshake Day
  • National Day of Encouragement
  • National Police Woman Day
  • National Report Medicare Fraud Day
  • Video Games Day

September 13

  • Day of the Programmer
  • Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day
  • National Ants on a Log 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

  • 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

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September 16

  • Constitution Day and Citizenship Day
  • 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 POW/MIA Recognition Day
  • National Stepfamily Day
  • World Play-Doh Day

September 17

  • Big Whopper Liar Day
  • International Coastal Cleanup
  • International Country Music Day
  • International Eat an Apple Day
  • International Red Panda Day
  • Locate an Old Friend Day
  • National Apple Dumpling Day
  • National Dance Day
  • National Monte Cristo Day
  • National Table Shuffleboard Day
  • National Tradesmen Day
  • Oktoberfest in Germany (September 17 - October 3)
  • World Patient Safety Day

September 18

  • Batman Day
  • National Ceiling Fan Day
  • National Cheeseburger Day
  • National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day
  • National Respect Day
  • Wife Appreciation Day

September 19

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

September 20

  • International Day of University Sport
  • IT Professionals Day
  • National Pepperoni Pizza Day
  • National Rum Punch Day
  • National String Cheese Day
  • National Voter Registration Day

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September 21

  • Banned Websites Awareness Day
  • International Day of Peace
  • Last Day of Summer
  • National Pecan Cookie Day
  • National School Backpack Awareness Day
  • National Surgical Technologist Day
  • World Alzheimer's Day

September 22

  • American Business Women's Day
  • Car-Free Day
  • Dear Diary Day
  • First Day of Autumn (September 22 - December 20)
  • Hobbit Day, honoring the works by author J. R. R. Tolkien
  • International Day of Radiant Peace
  • Long Count Day, commemorating the boxing match between Jack Dempsey and Gene Tunney in 1927, in which Tunney after being knocked out was given 12 to 15 seconds to get back into the match instead of the usual 10 seconds, allowing him to win the match
  • National Centenarian's Day
  • National Elephant Appreciation Day
  • National Ice Cream Cone Day
  • National Walk 'n' Roll Dog Day
  • National White Chocolate Day
  • Remember Me Thursday, a day bringing awareness to homeless pets
  • Remote Employee Appreciation Day
  • World Rhino Day

September 23

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

September 24

  • Fish Amnesty Day
  • Innergize Day, the day after the autumnal equinox that promotes relaxation and rejuvenation
  • National Bluebird of Happiness Day
  • National Cherries Jubilee Day
  • National Public Lands Day
  • National Punctuation Day
  • National Singles Day

September 25

  • Acne Scar Awareness Day
  • Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day
  • National Comic Book Day
  • National Daughter's Day
  • National Food Service Employees Day
  • National Ghost Hunting Day
  • National Hunting and Fishing Day
  • National One-Hit Wonder Day
  • National Psychotherapy Day
  • World Day of the Deaf
  • World Pharmacists Day

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September 26

  • Better Breakfast Day
  • International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
  • National Dumpling Day
  • National Key Lime Pie Day
  • Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year (September 7-8; begins at sundown on September 6)

September 27

  • Ancestor Appreciation Day
  • National Chocolate Milk Day
  • World Tourism Day

September 28

  • Ask a Stupid Question Day
  • International Day for Universal Access to Information
  • International Right to Know Day
  • National Drink a Beer Day
  • National Good Neighbor Day
  • National Son's Day
  • National Strawberry Cream Pie Day
  • World Rabies Day

September 29

  • International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste Reduction
  • National Attend Your Grandchild's Birth Day
  • National Biscotti Day
  • National Coffee Day
  • National Mocha Day
  • Silent Movie Day
  • World Heart Day
  • World Maritime Day

September 30

  • International Podcast Day
  • International Translation Day
  • National Chewing Gum Day
  • National Hot Mulled Cider Day

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