September 2021 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 2021 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

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September 2021 Weekly Observances

  • Self-University Week (September 1-7)
  • National Waffle Week (September 5-11)
  • National Payroll Week (September 6-10)
  • National Assisted Living Week (September 12-18)
  • National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (September 12-18)
  • National Line Dance Week (September 13-18)
  • Constitution Week (September 17-23)
  • International Go-Kart Week (September 19-25)
  • National Farm Safety and Health Week (September 19-25)
  • National Security Officer Appreciation Week (September 19-25)
  • National Singles Week (September 19-25)
  • National Surgical Technologists Week (September 19-25)
  • Tolkien Week, promoting the works of J. R. R. Tolkien (September 19-25)
  • World Reflexology Week (September 19-25)
  • International Week of the Deaf (September 20-26)
  • Banned Books Week – Celebrating the Freedom to Read (September 26 - October 2)

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September 2021 Daily Observances

September 1

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

September 2

  • National Blueberry Popsicle Day
  • World Coconut Day

September 3

  • Bring Your Manners to Work Day
  • National Baby Back Ribs Day
  • National Lazy Mom's Day

September 4

  • International Bacon Day
  • National Macadamia Nut Day
  • National Tailgating Day
  • National Wildlife Day (also celebrated on February 22)
  • Newspaper Carrier Day
  • World Beard Day

September 5

  • International Day of Charity
  • National Cheese Pizza Day

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September 6

  • Labor Day
  • Mouthguard Day
  • National Coffee Ice Cream Day
  • Read a Book Day

September 7

  • Grandma Moses Day
  • 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
  • Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year (September 7-8; begins at sundown on September 6)
  • 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

  • National Teddy Bear Day
  • Wonderful Weirdos Day

September 10

  • National TV Dinner Day
  • Swap Ideas Day
  • World Suicide Prevention Day

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September 11

  • Farmer-Consumer Awareness 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
  • International Drive Your Studebaker Day
  • National Chocolate Milkshake Day
  • National Day of Encouragement
  • National Grandparents Day
  • 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 Boss/Employee Exchange 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 Ants on a Log 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
  • National School Backpack Awareness 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
  • Yom Kippur, Jewish Day of Atonement (begins at sundown on September 15)

September 17

  • Constitution Day and Citizenship Day
  • International Country Music Day
  • National Apple Dumpling Day
  • National Monte Cristo Day
  • National POW/MIA Recognition Day
  • National Table Shuffleboard Day
  • National Tradesmen Day

September 18

  • International Coastal Cleanup
  • International Eat an Apple Day
  • International Red Panda Day
  • Locate an Old Friend Day
  • National Ceiling Fan Day
  • National Cheeseburger Day
  • National Dance Day
  • National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day
  • National Respect Day
  • Oktoberfest in Germany begins (September 18 - October 3)

September 19

  • Big Whopper Liar Day
  • International Talk Like a Pirate Day
  • National Butterscotch Pudding Day
  • Wife Appreciation Day

September 20

  • Full Harvest Moon, also known as the Corn Moon
  • International Day of University Sport
  • National Pepperoni Pizza Day
  • National Rum Punch Day
  • National String Cheese Day

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September 21

  • International Day of Peace
  • IT Professionals Day
  • Last Day of Summer
  • National Pecan Cookie Day
  • Sukkot, the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles holiday (September 21-27; begins at sundown on September 20)
  • World Alzheimer's Day

September 22

  • American Business Women's Day
  • Autumn begins (September 22 - December 20)
  • Car-Free Day
  • Dear Diary Day
  • First Day of Autumn
  • 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 Singles Day
  • National Walk 'n' Roll Dog Day
  • National White Chocolate Day
  • World Rhino Day

September 23

  • Innergize Day, the day after the autumnal equinox that promotes relaxation and rejuvenation
  • International Day of Sign Languages
  • National Great American Pot Pie Day
  • National Snack Stick Day
  • Remember Me Thursday, a day bringing awareness to homeless pets
  • Restless Legs Awareness Day
  • Teal Talk Day, a day to spread awareness about ovarian cancer

September 24

  • Hug a Vegan Day
  • National Bluebird of Happiness Day
  • National Cherries Jubilee Day
  • National Punctuation Day

September 25

  • Fish Amnesty Day
  • National Comic Book Day
  • National Daughter's Day
  • National Food Service Workers Day
  • National Ghost Hunting Day
  • National Hunting and Fishing Day
  • National One-Hit Wonder Day
  • National Psychotherapy Day
  • National Public Lands Day
  • World Pharmacists Day

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September 26

  • Better Breakfast Day
  • Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day
  • International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
  • National Dumpling Day
  • National Key Lime Pie Day

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
  • National Voter Registration Day
  • World Rabies Day

September 29

  • National Attend Your Grandchild's Birth Day
  • National Biscotti Day
  • National Mocha Day
  • World Heart Day

September 30

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

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