September 2018 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 2018 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
  • 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 Wilderness Month
  • Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
  • Passport Awareness Month
  • Self-Improvement Month
  • Shameless Self-Promotion Month
  • Update Your Resume Month
  • Whole Grains Month
  • World Alzheimer's Month

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September 2018 Weekly Observances

  • Self-University Week (September 1-7)
  • National Waffle Week (September 2-8)
  • National Payroll Week (September 3-7)
  • National Assisted Living Week (September 9-15)
  • National Line Dance Week (September 10-15)
  • Build a Better Image Week (September 16-22)
  • National Farm Safety and Health Week (September 16-22)
  • National Rehabilitation Awareness Celebration Week (September 16-22)
  • National Security Officer Appreciation Week (September 16-22)
  • National Singles Week (September 16-22)
  • Tolkien Week, honoring the works by author J. R. R. Tolkien (September 16-22)
  • Constitution Week (September 17-23)
  • National Surgical Technologist Week (September 16-22)
  • Banned Books Week – Celebrating the Freedom to Read (September 23-29)
  • World Reflexology Week (September 23-29)
  • International Week of the Deaf (September 24-30)

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September 2018 Daily Observances

September 1

  • International Bacon Day
  • National Cherry Popover Day
  • National Gyro Day
  • National Tailgating Day
  • National Writing Date Day
  • Toy Tips Executive Toy Test Day
  • World Beard Day

September 2

  • National Blueberry Popsicle Day
  • World Coconut Day

September 3

  • Labor Day
  • 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

September 7

  • Bring Your Manners to Work Day
  • Grandma Moses Day
  • National Acorn Squash Day
  • National Beer Lover's Day
  • National Food Bank Day
  • National Lazy Mom's Day
  • National Salami Day
  • Neither Snow nor Rain Day, honoring the opening of the New York Post Office Building in 1914

September 8

  • Farmer-Consumer Awareness Day
  • International Drive Your Studebaker Day
  • International Literacy Day
  • National Ampersand Day
  • National Dog Walker Appreciation Day
  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Day
  • World Physical Therapy Day

September 9

  • National Grandparents Day
  • National Teddy Bear Day
  • Wonderful Weirdos Day

September 10

  • National Boss/Employee Exchange Day
  • National TV Dinner Day
  • Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year (September 10-11; begins at sundown on September 9)
  • Swap Ideas Day
  • World Suicide Prevention Day

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September 11

  • National Ants on a Log 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

  • Islamic New Year (begins at sunset on September ;11)
  • National Chocolate Milkshake Day
  • National Day of Encouragement
  • National Police Woman Day
  • National Report Medicare Fraud Day
  • National Video Games Day

September 13

  • Day of the Programmer
  • Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day
  • National Celiac Disease Awareness Day
  • National Peanut Day
  • Uncle Sam Day

September 14

  • National Cream Filled Donut Day
  • National Eat a Hoagie Day
  • National Virginia Day
  • Stand Up to Cancer Day

September 15

  • Big Whopper Liar Day
  • Boys' and Girls' Club Day for Kids
  • International Coastal Cleanup, an annual gathering of volunteers who clean up trash along beaches
  • International Day of Democracy
  • International Dot Day, honoring the children's storybook The Dot about a girl discovering her talent as an artist
  • International Eat an Apple Day
  • International Red Panda Day
  • Locate an Old Friend Day
  • National Cheese Toast Day
  • National Double Cheeseburger Day
  • National Gymnastics Day
  • National Linguine Day

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September 16

  • International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
  • National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day
  • National Guacamole Day
  • National Stepfamily Day
  • Wife Appreciation Day
  • World Play-Doh Day

September 17

  • Citizenship Day
  • Constitution Day
  • International Country Music Day
  • National Apple Dumpling Day
  • National Monte Cristo Day

September 18

  • I. T. Professionals Day
  • National Ceiling Fan Day
  • National Cheeseburger Day
  • National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day
  • National Respect Day

September 19

  • International Talk Like a Pirate Day
  • National Butterscotch Pudding Day
  • Yom Kippur, Jewish Day of Atonement (begins at sundown on September 18)

September 20

  • National Pepperoni Pizza Day
  • National Rum Punch Day
  • National String Cheese Day

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September 21

  • International Day of Peace
  • National Pecan Cookie Day
  • National POW/MIA Recognition Day
  • National Tradesmen Day
  • World Alzheimer's Day

September 22

  • American Business Women's Day
  • Car Free Day
  • Dear Diary Day
  • First Day of Autumn
  • Fish Amnesty Day
  • International Day of Radiant Peace
  • National Centenarian's Day
  • National Elephant Appreciation Day
  • National Hunting and Fishing Day
  • National Ice Cream Cone Day
  • National Singles Day
  • National Walk 'N' Roll Dog Day, honoring dogs that use wheelchairs to walk
  • National White Chocolate Day

September 23

  • Innergize Day, the day after the autumnal equinox that promotes relaxation and rejuvenation
  • 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

  • Full Harvest Moon
  • National Bluebird of Happiness Day
  • National Cherries Jubilee Day
  • National Punctuation Day

September 25

  • National Food Service Workers Day
  • National One-Hit Wonder Day
  • National School Backpack Awareness Day
  • National Voter Registration Day
  • World Pharmacists (Pharmacy) Day

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September 26

  • Better Breakfast Day
  • National Dumpling Day
  • National Key Lime Pie Day
  • National Women's Health and Fitness Day

September 27

  • Ancestor Appreciation Day
  • National Chocolate Milk Day
  • Remember Me Thursday, bringing awareness to homeless pets
  • World Tourism Day

September 28

  • Ask a Stupid Question Day
  • International Right to Know Day
  • National Drink a Beer Day
  • National Good Neighbor Day
  • National Strawberry Cream Pie Day
  • World Rabies Day

September 29

  • Family Health and Fitness Day USA
  • International Coffee Day
  • National Attend Your Grandchild's Birth Day
  • National Biscotti Day
  • National Ghost Hunting Day
  • National Mocha Day
  • National Public Lands Day
  • World Heart Day

September 30

  • Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day
  • International Day of the Deaf
  • International Translation Day
  • National Chewing Gum Day
  • National Hot Mulled Cider Day

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