September 2018 – Monthly, Weekly and Food Celebrations

September 2018

Monthly Celebrations

AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Month 
All American Breakfast Month 
Attendance Awareness Month 
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Month
Atrial Fibrillation Month
Baby Safety Month 
Backpack Safety America Month
Be Kind To Editors & Writers Month
Blood Cancer Awareness Month 
Bourbon Heritage Month 
Children’s Good Manners Month
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month 
Cholesterol Education Month 

Classical Music Month  
College Savings Month
Craniofacial Acceptance Month 
Eat Chicken Month
Fall Hat Month
Global Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month  
Go Wild During California Wild Rice Month 
Great American Low-Cholesterol, Low-fat Pizza Bake Month
Gynecology Cancer Awareness Month
Happy Cat Month 
Histiocytosis Awareness Month 
Hunger Action Month  
Intergeneration Month
International  or National Guide Dogs Month 
International People Skills Month
International Self-Awareness Month (Note: There is also one in July. Different Sponsor.)
International Speak Out Month
International Strategic Thinking Month
International Square Dancing Month
International Women’s Friendship Month
ITP Awareness Month 
Library Card Sign-up Month
Little League Baseball Month  
(World) Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month
Million Minute Family Challenge (September-December)

Mold Awareness Month
National Americana Month  
National Bake & Decorate Month
National Campus Safety Awareness Month 
National Cheese Month 
National Chicken Month 

National Child Awareness Month

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month 
National Chiari Awareness Month
National Coupon Month

National DNA, Geonomics & Stem Cell Education Month
National Food Safety Education Month 
National Fruit and Veggies Month (Also June)
National Head Lice Prevention Month
National Home Furnishings Month
National Honey Month 
National Infant Mortality Awareness Month 
National Mushroom Month 
National Organic Harvest Month 
National Osteopathic Medicine Month 
National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month (Gov’t)
National Passport Awareness Month  
National Pet Memorial Month 
National Preparedness Month 
National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month  
National Prime Beef Month 
National Prosper Where You Are Planted Month

National Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month  
National Recovery Month
National Rice Month
National Save A Tiger Month 
National Sewing Month  
National Service Dog Month

National Shake Month (Ice Cream)
National Sickle Cell Month  
National Skin Care Awareness Month
National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month 
National Suicide Prevention Month 
National Translators Month (Moved from Feb.)  
National Pediculosis (Head Lice)  Prevention Month 
National Piano Month 
National Preparedness Month
National Wilderness Month
One-on-One Month
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month 
Pain Awareness Month 
Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month 
Pleasure Your Mate Month
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Awareness Month  
Save The Koala Month 
Save Your Photos Month  
Sea Cadet Month
Self-Care Awareness Month 
Self Improvement Month 
September Is Healthy Aging Month
Shameless Promotion Month
Sports and Home Eye Health & Safety Month
Subliminal Communications Month
Superior Relationships Month
Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month  
Update Your Resume Month
Whole Grains Month
Wild Rice Month 
Women’s Friendship Month
World Alzheimer’s Month 
World Animal Remembrance Month   
World Speak Out Month

Weekly Celebrations

International Enthusiasm Week: 1-7
National Nutrition Week: 1-7 (UNICEF-India)

Self-University Week: 1-7 
 Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week: 2-8 (First Full Week)
National Payroll Week: 3-7 (First Week)
Play Days: 4-8 (Tues. thru Sat. after Labor Day)
National Environmental Services Week: 6-10 
Popcorn Days: 6-8 (First Weekend After Labor Day) 
National Days of Prayer & Remembrance: 7-9 (Friday thru Sunday Closest to 9/11)
Mushroom Days: 8-10 (Weekend After Labor Day)
International Air Ambulance Week: 8-16 
Dating and Life Coach Recognition Week: 9-15
Direct Support Professional Recognition Week: 9-15  
International Housekeepers Week: 9-15  (Second Full Week) 
National Assisted Living Week: 9-15   (Always Grandparents Day thru Saturday)
Suicide Prevention Week: 9-15 (Always has 10th in it)
National Truck Driver Appreciation Week: 9-15  
Line Dance Week: 10-15  (Starts 2nd Mon. thru Sat.)
National Guitar Flat-Picking Days: 12-16  
Hummingbird Celebration: 13-16 
Farm Animal Awareness Week: 15-22  (Starts on 3rd Saturday)
Balance Awareness Week: 16-22  (3rd Week)
Build A Better Image Week: 16-22 (Third Full Week)
International Clean Hands Week: 16-22  (Third Full Week)
National Farm & Ranch Safety and Health Week: 16-22  (Third Full Week)

National Indoor Plant Week: 16-22  (Third Full Week)
National Rehabilitation Awareness Week:16-22 (Third Full Week)

National Security Officer Appreciation Week: 16-22  (Third Full Week)
National Love Your Files Week: 16-22   (Third Full  M-F Week)
National Singles Week:16-22  (Third Full Week)

Tolkien Week: 16-22  (Third Week that Hobbit Day falls on = 9/22)
Constitution Week: 17-23
National Postdoc Appreciation Week: 17-21 
Pollution Prevention Week: 17-23 (Third Week)  
Prostate Cancer Awareness Week: 17-23 (Third Week) 

Great American Beer Festival: 20-22 
National Ballroom Dance Week: 21-30 
Banned Books Week: 23-29 (Last Week)
Child Passenger Safety Week: 23-29 
Deaf Dog Awareness Week: 23-29  Last Full Week)
International Interpreters and Translators Week: 23-29 (Last  Full Week)
National Dog Week: 23-29 (Always last week)  
National Keep Kids Creative Week: 23-29  (Last Week)
Remember to Register to Vote Week: 23-29 (Last Week)
Sea Otter Awareness Week: 23-29  (Last Week)
World Hearing Aid Awareness Week: 23-29      (Last Week Sept.)
World Reflexology Week: 23-29 (Last  Full Week)
Ally Week: 24-28 
International Week of the Deaf: 24-30   (Last Week that Includes the Last Sunday of the Month)
International Women’s E-Commerce Days: 24-29
International Sand Sculpting Championships : 28-10/7
National Fall Foliage Week: 30-10/6  (Begins last Sunday and runs all week.)




Food Celebrations


We tend to think of September as “Back to School Month,” but it is also:

National Biscuit Month

National Bourbon Heritage Month

National Breakfast Month

California Wine Month

National Chicken Month

National Honey Month

National Mushroom Month

National Organic Harvest Month

National Papaya Month

National Potato Month

National Rice Month

National Whole Grains Month


International Bacon Day (Saturday Before Labor Day)

National Ants on A Log Day (2nd Tuesday)

National Waffle Week (2nd Week)

Biscuit & Gravy Week (2nd Week)

Vegetarian Awareness Week (2nd Week)

International Chateauneuf-Du-Pape Day (3rd Friday)

National Wild Rice Week (4th Week)



September 1

National Cherry Popover Day

National Gyro Day

September 2

National Blueberry Popsicle Day

 National Grits for Breakfast Day

September 3

National Welsh Rarebit Day

 Birthday of Anna, Duchess of Bedford, Creator of Afternoon Tea

September 4

National Macadamia Nut Day

September 5

National Cheese Pizza Day

September 6

National Coffee Ice Cream Day

September 7

National Acorn Squash Day

September 8

National Date Nut Bread Day

September 9

Wiener Schnitzel Day

September 10

TV Dinner Day

September 11

National Hot Cross Bun Day

September 12

National Chocolate Milkshake Day

September 13

National Peanut Day

Snack A Pickle Time

September 14

National Cream-Filled Donut Day

Eat a Hoagie Day

September 15

National Linguine Day

September 16

National Guacamole Day (and Mexican Independence Day)

 Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day (have some Irish whiskey or Irish coffee)

September 17

National Apple Dumpling Day

September 18

National Cheeseburger Day

September 19

National Butterscotch Pudding Day

September 20

National Rum Punch Day

September 21

International Banana Festival

National Pecan Cookie Day

September 22

National Ice Cream Cone Day

September 23

National Great American Pot Pie Day

National Key Lime Pie Day

National White Chocolate Day

September 24

National Cherries Jubilee Day

September 25

Crab Meat Newburg Day

National Lobster Day*

September 26

National Pancake Day

September 27

National Chocolate Milk Day

National Corned Beef Hash Day

September 28

 Strawberry Cream Pie Day

Drink Beer Day†

September 29

National Coffee Day

September 30

National Hot Mulled Cider Day

*National Lobster Day was moved to September 25th in 2015 by an act of the U.S. Senate. The resolution was introduced by Maine Senators Susan Collins and Angus King, after no one could find any official approval of the National Lobster Day celebrated on June 15th. However, the old National Lobster Day, June 15th, is still being widely celebrated today. Keep the old and the new, we say. Here’s more information.  

†Beer Holidays: In addition to Drink Beer Day on September 28th (also called National Drink A Beer Day), there are American Beer Day on October 27th National Beer Day on April 7th National Bock Beer Day on May 3rd National Homebrew Day May on the first Saturday in May American Craft Beer Week, the third week in May American Beer Month, July National IPA Day on the first Thursday of August International Beer Day, the first Friday of August

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