September: Interesting Things About the Month
The Month of September
September is the ninth month of the year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. It is one of four months with 30 days. The others are April, June, and November.
September starts on the same day of the week as December every year. Since September started on a Sunday in 2019, we know December 2019 will also start on a Sunday. Since September has only 30 days and December has 31 days, the two months do not end on the same day of the week. In fact, the ninth month doesn't end on the same day like any other month in the year. September is unique in that way.
Holidays in September
September has one official holiday. It is Labor Day, which is the first Monday of the month no matter what date it falls on. Children in the South return to school the day after Labor Day since it indicates the end of their summer vacation. Still, there are some hot days left in the year. Students wear shorts to schools that allow them as part of their dress code.
Flowers of September
There are three official birth-flowers for the month of September:
- Forget-Me-Not: The small petals of the forget-me-nots resemble the ears of a mouse.
- Morning Glory: The morning glory is a symbol of affection. It is called morning glory for a very good reason. Most of them unravel into full bloom early in the morning. The flowers usually start to fade a few hours before the petals begin to curl. Not all morning glories bloom early in the morning. Some of them are night-blooming flowers.
- Aster: There are about 180 species of aster. The name comes from an Ancient Greek word meaning "star" based on the shape of the flower head. Many species and varieties are popular as garden plants because they are attractive and colorful. Asters are symbols of powerful love, according to The Old Farmer's Almanac.
September's birthstone is the sapphire which symbolizes clear thinking. Sapphires and rubies are two color varieties of the same mineral.
Zodiac Signs of September
Like most months, September has two zodiac signs.
- Virgo: from August 23 to September 22
- Libra: from September 23 to October 23
Celebrities and Well-Known People Born in September
September is noted as the month that thew most babies are born. September 15th tends to be the most popular date. According to Reader's Digest, dates between September 9 and September 20 are also popular. Here are some celebrities who were born in the popular month.
Babies born in September were probably conceived during December or January. Conception rates are higher in the winter months when it is much colder and lovers are in close contact.
- September 1: Zendaya
- September 2: Salma Hayek, Keanu Reeves
- September 3: Charlie Sheen
- September 4: Beyonce Knowles, Damon Wayans
- September 5: Michael Keaton, Rose McGowan
- September 6: Idris Elba
- September 7: Evan Rachel Wood
- September 8: David Arquette
- September 9: Adam Sandler, Michelle Williams
- September 10: Colin Firth
- September 11: Harry Connick Jr.
- September 12: Jennifer Hudson
- September 13: Tyler Perry
- September 16: Amy Poehler, Nick Jonas
- September 18: Jada Pinkett Smith
- September 19: Jimmy Fallon
- September 20: Sophia Loren
- September 21: Bill Murray
- September 25: Will Smith, Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones
- September 27: Gwyneth Paltrow
- September 28: Naomi Watts, Hilary Duff
September was a busy month for celebrities to be born. Two couples were born in September. One was Jada Pinkett Smith, who was born on September 18th, and her husband Will Smith, who was born on September 25th. Michael Douglas and his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones share the same birthday on September 25th.
Presidents Born in September
William Howard Taft was the only President of the United States born in September. He was the 27th President and was born on September 15, 1857.
Presidents Who Died in September
Two Presidents of the United States died in September.
- James A. Garfield died September 19, 1881.
- William McKinley died September 14, 1901.
Month Long Observances
There are several month long observances in September.
- Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month
- Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month
- Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
- Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month
- National Suicide Prevention Month
- Better Breakfast Month
- Food Safety Education Month
- National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
- Hydrocephalus Awareness Month
- Pain Awareness Month
- National Preparedness Month
- National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
- National Prostate Health Month
- National Sickle Cell Awareness Month
- National Yoga Month