September 2024 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 2024 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 Ovarian Cancer Awareness 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 Sickle Cell Awareness Month
  • National Skin Care Awareness Month
  • National Wilderness Month
  • One-on-One Month
  • Passport Awareness Month
  • Pleasure Your Mate Month
  • Self-Improvement Month
  • Shameless Self-Promotion Month
  • Subliminal Communication Month
  • Update Your Resume Month
  • Whole Grains Month
  • World Alzheimer’s Month
  • Worldwide Speak Out Month

September 2024 Weekly Observances

  • National Waffle Week (September 1-7)
  • Self-University Week (September 1-7)
  • National Payroll Week (September 2-6)
  • National Assisted Living Week (September 8-14)
  • National Line Dance Week (September 9-14)
  • Build a Better Image Week (September 15-21)
  • National Farm Safety and Health Week (September 15-21)
  • National Singles Week (September 15-21)
  • National Surgical Technologists Week (September 15-21)
  • National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (September 15-21)
  • Prostate Cancer Awareness Week (September 15-21)
  • Constitution Week (September 17-23)
  • Banned Books Week (September 22-28)
  • Tolkien Week, promoting the works of J. R. R. Tolkien (September 22-28)
  • World Reflexology Week (September 23-29)

September 2024 Daily Observances

September 1

  • Emma M. Nutt Day, a day to honor the first woman telephone operator, Emma Nutt, who began working on this day in 1878
  • Meteorological autumn begins
  • National Cherry Popover Day
  • National Gyro Day
  • Toy Tips Executive Toy Test Day

September 2

  • Calendar Adjustment Day, adjustment made to the Gregorian Calendar in 1752
  • Labor Day
  • Mouthguard Day
  • National Blueberry Popsicle Day
  • World Coconut Day

September 3

  • National Baby Back Ribs Day

September 4

  • Eat an Extra Dessert Day
  • National Macadamia Nut Day
  • National Wildlife Day (also celebrated on February 22)
  • Newspaper Carrier Day

September 5

  • International Day of Charity
  • National Cheese Pizza Day
  • NFL 2024 season begins

September 6

  • Bring Your Manners to Work Day
  • National Coffee Ice Cream Day
  • National Food Bank Day
  • National Lazy Mom’s Day
  • Read a Book Day

September 7

  • Grandma Moses Day, honoring the birthday of Anna Mary Robertson Moses who began painting at the age of 78
  • International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies
  • National Acorn Squash Day
  • National Beer Lover’s Day
  • National Days of Prayer and Remembrance
  • National Tailgating Day
  • Neither Snow nor Rain Day, honoring the opening of the New York Post Office Building in 1914
  • Salami Day
  • World Beard Day

September 8

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

September 9

  • International Day to Protect Education From Attack
  • National Boss/Employee Exchange Day
  • National Teddy Bear Day
  • Wonderful Weirdos Day

September 10

  • National Ants on a Log Day
  • National TV Dinner Day
  • Swap Ideas Day
  • World Suicide Prevention Day

September 11

  • 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

  • Day of the Programmer
  • National Chocolate Milkshake Day
  • National Day of Encouragement
  • National Police Woman Day
  • National Report Medicare Fraud Day
  • Video Games Day

September 13

  • Blame Someone Else Day
  • Friday the 13th
  • Kids Take Over the Kitchen 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

  • Farmer-Consumer Awareness Day
  • International Drive Your Studebaker 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
  • Wife Appreciation Day

September 16

  • International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
  • Locate an Old Friend Day
  • 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

September 17

  • Constitution Day and Citizenship Day
  • Full Harvest Moon, so-named by American Indians who noticed that the moon’s brightness allowed farmers to continue harvesting into the night
  • International Country Music Day
  • IT Professionals Day
  • National Apple Dumpling Day
  • National Monte Cristo Day
  • National Table Shuffleboard Day
  • National Voter Registration Day
  • World Patient Safety Day

September 18

  • International Equal Pay Day
  • National Ceiling Fan Day
  • National Cheeseburger Day
  • National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day
  • National Respect Day
  • National School Backpack Awareness Day

September 19

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

September 20

  • International Day of University Sport
  • National Pepperoni Pizza Day
  • National POW/MIA Recognition Day
  • National Rum Punch Day
  • National String Cheese Day
  • National Tradesmen Day

September 21

  • Batman Day
  • Big Whopper Liar Day
  • International Coastal Cleanup Day
  • International Day of Peace
  • International Eat an Apple Day
  • International Red Panda Day
  • Last Day of Summer
  • National Dance Day
  • National Pecan Cookie Day
  • National Singles Day
  • Oktoberfest in Germany begins (September 21 – October 6)
  • World Alzheimer’s Day

September 22

  • American Business Women’s Day
  • Autumn begins (September 22 – December 20)
  • Car-Free Day
  • Dear Diary Day
  • 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
  • Remote Employee Appreciation 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
  • Restless Legs Awareness Day
  • Teal Talk Day, a day to spread awareness about ovarian cancer

September 24

  • National Bluebird of Happiness Day
  • National Cherries Jubilee Day
  • National Punctuation Day

September 25

  • National Comic Book Day
  • National Food Service Workers Day
  • National One-Hit Wonder Day
  • National Psychotherapy Day
  • National Women’s Health and Fitness Day
  • World Pharmacists Day

September 26

  • Better Breakfast Day
  • International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
  • National Dumpling Day
  • National Key Lime Pie Day
  • Remember Me Thursday, a day bringing awareness to homeless pets
  • World Maritime Day

September 27

  • Ancestor Appreciation Day
  • Hug a Vegan Day
  • National Chocolate Milk Day
  • World Tourism Day

September 28

  • Ask a Stupid Question Day
  • Fish Amnesty Day
  • International Day for Universal Access to Information
  • International Right to Know Day
  • National Drink a Beer Day
  • National Ghost Hunting Day
  • National Good Neighbor Day
  • National Hunting and Fishing Day
  • National Public Lands Day
  • National Son’s Day
  • National Strawberry Cream Pie Day
  • World Rabies Day

September 29

  • Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day
  • International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste Reduction
  • National Attend Your Grandchild’s Birth Day
  • National Biscotti Day
  • National Coffee Day (International Coffee Day is October 1)
  • National Mocha Day
  • Silent Movie Day
  • World Heart Day

September 30

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