In this article, you can find all sorts of information about September holidays. Find out dates for September celebrations, and the meaning of these September holidays. We discuss legal holidays, such as Labor Day, international holidays, such as International Literacy Day, religious and culture-specific holidays, such as Yom Kippur and Saint Matthew’s Day, and fun September holidays.
What Is Today’s September Holiday?
|3||Labor Day||U.S.||Legal||Remembering and honoring the American workers.|
|8||International Literacy Day||International||Observance||Effort to combat illiteracy worldwide.|
|11||Islamic New Year||International||Muslim||Commemoration of Muhammad’s travel from Mecca to Medina.|
|18||National Cheeseburger Day||U.S.||Fun||Cheeseburger Appreciation Day.|
|19||Yom Kippur||International||Jewish||The Day of Atonement, the last day to repent for committed sins.|
|21||Saint Matthew||International||Christian/ Catholic||Celebration of the gospel writer and his message.|
|23||Fall Begins||U.S.||Traditional||The day has equal hours of light and darkness.|
|25||National Comic Book Day||U.S.||Fun||The perfect occasion to gather all your geeky friends.|
What is the Meaning of September Holidays?
Labor Day is a major US September holiday. It is a legal holiday that does not have a fixed date. Labor Day is always celebrated on the first Monday of September. On this September day, the US celebrates labor. It was first observed on a national level in 1864. Unofficially, Labor Day is considered the end of summer.
On the 8th of September the world observes International Literacy Day. The date was set by the UN Council on October 26th 1966. It is a day on which world governments and NGOs are encouraged to come together to discuss the issue of illiteracy.
Yom Kippur is the most important celebration of the Jewish faith. It is always observed in September, however, it does not have a fixed date in the Western calendare. Yom Kippur is preceded by a 25-hour fast. It is considered a day of repentance. Yom Kippur in English is translated aproximately to “Day of Atonement”.
In the Christian faith, one important September holiday is Saint Matthew’s Day. Saint Matthew is significant for Christians as he was one of the Twelve Apostles and also one of the four Evangelists. Western Christians celebrate Saint Matthew on the 21st of September, while Eastern Christians celebrate him on the 16th of November.
While not strictly speaking a September holiday, the 23rd of September is considered the day on which fall officially begins. September 22nd marks the Fall Equinox, when the number of day hours are equal to night hours. From September 23rd onwards nights will continue to grow longer, while days become shorter.
Any September Holidays Missing?
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