September 2021 Holidays
Get your planners and calendars ready—it’s already time for our monthly round-up of holidays! Below is a list of days that we’re looking forward to celebrating and recognizing this September:
Recognized all month: Suicide Prevention Month & Childhood Cancer Awareness Month9/6 Labor Day
- Each year, Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday in September to recognize the American labor movement in the United States. The first proposition for Labor Day to be a Federal Holiday was actually in the 1800s, based on the organizing of trade unions all over the US.
- Rosh Hashanah translates to “Head of the Year”, and is celebrated as the Jewish New Year. It is the first day of the Jewish High Holy Days, and is meant to commemorate the beginning of the civil new year.
- Each year, an estimated 1 million people die by suicide. That’s about 3,000 people around the world, every day. As mental health continues to become a part of our larger global conversation on physical health, more and more mental health initiatives are introduced around the world.
- Every September 10 is internationally known as Suicide Prevention Day. It was started by a collaboration between the International Association for Suicide Prevention, the World Health Organization, and the World Federation for Mental Health.
- Honor and recognize today by checking in on the people in your life who you care about. If you or anyone you know needs someone to talk to, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255.
- If you are a member of the LGBTQ+ Youth Community and would feel more comfortable speaking to an ally, the Trevor Project Lifeline is available at 1-866-488-7386.
- Advocate for accessible mental health resources, and check out awesome accounts like these for more resources: @selfloveblossom @thementalhealthcoalition @mentalhealthamerica @letstalk.mentalhealth
- Each year, September 11th is recognized as Patriot Day in honor of all those who lost their lives during the September 11th attacks in 2001. It is known as a National Day of Mourning throughout the United States.
- On this day, the US Flag is flown at half-staff, and a moment of silence is observed to correspond with the attacks that began at 8:46 A.M when the first plane struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center.
- In 1978, the United States officially recognized that the first Sunday after Labor Day would be known as Grandparents Day, to commemorate the bond between Grandparents and their children.
- The official flower of Grandparent’s Day is the forget-me-not
- Yom Kippur is a Jewish Religious Holiday, also known as the Day of Atonement. It is the holiest day of the year in Judaism, and is observed with a day-long fast, giving charity, and prayer.
- In Judaism, the ten days from Rosh Hashanah (earlier this month) and Yom Kippur correspond to the last ten days of the 40-day period when Moses was on Mount Sinai receiving the second set of tablets.
- The First Day of Autumn, also known as the September Equinox, is the moment when the Sun crosses the equator, heading southward.
- Around the World, many cultures recognize this day differently, but one common element is that a new season of the year is recognized.
- The First Day of Autumn is a unique celestial day in the year, because the length of the night and the length of the day are almost exactly equal.
- Since 1994, National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is celebrated every year in the United States on the fourth Saturday of September.
- NPLD is also known as the one of the biggest volunteer days of the year in the US, and recognized for all the stewardship work that is contributed in our Public Lands.
- It’s also one of the few fee-free entry days at many of our National Parks!
Moon Phases for September
- New Moon: September 7
- First Quarter: September 13
- Full Moon (Harvest Moon): September 20
- Last Quarter: September 28
by Ambika Rajyagor
7 months ago