starts in September in many countries, such as here, in Belgium
September is the ninth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars, the third of four months to have a length of 30 days, and the fourth of five months to have a length of less than 31 days. In the Northern Hemisphere September is the seasonal equivalent of March in the Southern Hemisphere.
In the Northern hemisphere, the beginning of the meteorological
autumn is on 1 September. In the Southern hemisphere, the beginning of the meteorological spring is on 1 September.
September marks the beginning of the
ecclesiastical year in the Eastern Orthodox Church. It is the start of the academic year in many countries, in which children go back to school after the summer break, sometimes on the first day of the month.
September (from Latin septem, "seven") was originally the seventh of ten months on the oldest known Roman calendar, with March (Latin ) the first month of the year until perhaps as late as 153 BC. Martius After the calendar reform that added  January and February to the beginning of the year, September became the ninth month, but retained its name. It had 29 days until the Julian reform, which added a day.
Ancient Roman observances for September include Ludi Romani, originally celebrated from September 12 to September 14, later extended to September 5 to September 19. In the 1st century BC, an extra day was added in honor of the deified Julius Caesar on 4 September. Epulum Jovis was held on September 13. Ludi Triumphales was held from September 18–22. The Septimontium was celebrated in September, and on December 11 on later calendars. These dates do not correspond to the modern Gregorian calendar. In 1752, the British Empire adopted the Gregorian calendar. In the British Empire that year, September 2 was immediately followed by September 14.
September was called "harvest month" in
Charlemagne's calendar. September corresponds partly to the  Fructidor and partly to the Vendémiaire of the first French republic.
On  Usenet, it is said that September 1993 ( Eternal September) never ended. September is called Herbstmonat, harvest month, in Switzerland. The  Anglo-Saxons called the month Gerstmonath, barley month, that crop being then usually harvested.
September in Astronomy and Astrology [ ] Meteor showers that occur in September include the Aurigids, the Delta Aurigids which occur from mid-September to early October, the Southern Taurids, which occur from September 10 to November 20, and the Andromedids which occur from September 25 – December 25.
September equinox takes place in this month, and certain observances are organized around it. It is the Autumn equinox in the Northern Hemisphere, and the Vernal Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere. The dates can vary from 21 September to 24 September (in UTC).
September is mostly in the sixth month of the astrological calendar (and the first part of the seventh), which begins at the end of March/Mars/Aries.
September symbols [ ]
Observances [ ]
This list does not necessarily imply either official status or general observance.
Non-Gregorian observances: 2018 dates [ ]
(Please note that all Baha'i, Islamic, and Jewish observances begin at sundown prior to the date listed, and end at sundown of the date in question unless otherwise noted.)
Month-long observances [ ]
United States observances [ ]
Food Months [ ]
Movable Gregorian Observances, 2018 dates [ ]
First Sunday: September 2 [ ]
Week of the First Monday: September 2-8 [ ]
First Monday: September 3 [ ]
First Wednesday: September 5 [ ]
First Thursday: September 6 [ ]
Thursday after the first Sunday: September 6 [ ]
First Friday: September 7 [ ]
Saturday after first Monday: September 8 [ ]
Second Saturday: September 8 [ ]
Weekend after first Monday: September 8-9 [ ]
First Sunday after first Monday: September 9 [ ]
First Sunday after September 4: September 9 [ ]
Second Sunday: September 9 [ ]
Week of September 10: September 9-15 [ ]
Nearest weekday to September 12: September 12 [ ]
Third Saturday: September 15 [ ]
Third Sunday: September 16 [ ]
Week of September 17: September 16-22 [ ]
Week of September 22: September 16-22 [ ]
Week of Sunday before September 23: September 16-22 [ ]
September 17 but observed on previous Friday if it falls on a Saturday or following Monday if on a Sunday: September 17 [ ]
Monday after third Sunday: September 17 [ ]
Third Monday: September 17 [ ]
Third Tuesday: September 18 [ ]
Third Friday: September 21 [ ]
Weekend of the Week of September 17: September 22-23 [ ]
Observances pertaining to the September Equinox: September 23 [ ]
Fourth Friday [ ]
Saturday closest to September 23 [ ]
Last week [ ]
Last full week [ ]
Last Week of the Month [ ]
Last Sunday [ ]
Fourth Monday [ ]
Last Wednesday [ ]
Last weekday in September [ ]
Last Friday [ ]
Last Saturday [ ]
Fixed Gregorian observances [ ]
References [ ]
Office, Met. "Met Office: Changing seasons". webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk.
H.H. Scullard, Festivals and Ceremonies of the Roman Republic (Cornell University Press, 1981), p. 84; Gary Forsythe, Time in Roman Religion: One Thousand Years of Religious History (Routledge, 2012), p. 14.
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"Cancer Awareness Month :: Society of Gynecologic Nurse Oncologists". www.sgno.org.
Baunfire.com, Spark CMS by. "September Is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month – ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc". www.thyca.org.
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"Food Days, Weeks, Months – September". UNL Food. University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
Goldstein, Darra (2011). "National Turkey Day". . Gastronomica 11 (4).
"September is Hydrocephalus Awareness Month! Here's What You Can Do…". Hydrocephalus Association . Retrieved . 29 July 2016
"California Wine Month – California Wines". www.discovercaliforniawines.com.
"September Monthly Observations". 4 January 2016.
"Māori Language Week 2018 | Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori". www.tetaurawhiri.govt.nz . Retrieved . 2018-08-15
"About Ally Week". GLSEN . Retrieved . 2017-09-27
External links [ ]
The dictionary definition of at Wiktionary September
Media related to September at Wikimedia Commons Quotations related to September at Wikiquote