The September calendar can be tricky for business owners. The desire to target students and families returning to school is ideal, but sometimes non effective. Some families need additional time to get back into their routine. Giving customers valuable reasons to fit your business into their new routine is the key to having a successful September start.
That’s why it’s important to develop a September calendar filled with great ideas. Here are a few suggestions.
The old Roman word septem means seven which is how September got her name. On the Julian calendar, September was originally the seventh month. However, because of its accuracy in relation to the earth’s rotation, by 1752 many countries switched to the Gregorian calendar. This resulted in September falling from the seventh to the ninth month and losing a few days.
Hispanic Heritage Month
Each year, American citizens come together to celebrate their Hispanic heritage. National parks, museums, art galleries, and more collectively celebrate Hispanic individuals who’ve made positive impressions on this country. To celebrate as well, you could mark your September calendar with clever ways to highlight the culture, food, and experiences inspired from Hispanic ancestors.
National Honey Month
September is typically the month honey bees begin to secure their hives for winter, bringing honey season to a close for the year. And with honey bee populations decreasing each year, every drop of honey matters. Honey festivals and educational events take place all across America this month in an effort to bring awareness to these vital insects. To participate in this movement, fill your September calendar with great recipes using honey and fun facts about honey and bees. Anything that will encourage ideas to get the bee population growing.
The United States Constitution was signed on September 17, 1787. The Daughters of the American Revolution began a campaign to bring awareness to this day. So in 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed into law that for an entire week, September 17-23, America’s most important document would be commemorated. Paint your September calendar in red, white, and blue as you celebrate this auspicious occasion.
A day Americans will never forget. September 11th is a National Day of Remembrance for nearly 3000 people killed in New York City. Many Americans use this day to thank firefighters, police officers, military members, and other first responders.
Other September Calendar Ideas
With so many obscure and unique ‘holidays’, your September calendar may have a celebration for everything. From peanuts and cheeseburgers, books and bees, September recognizes everyone’s love of something.
Non-traditional September holidays include:
- 9/1 American Chess Day
- 9/2 World Coconut Day
- 9/3 Labor Day
- 9/4 Eat Extra Dessert Day
- 9/5 Cheese Pizza Day
- 9/6 National Read a Book Day
- 9/7 National Beer Lovers Day
- 9/7 National Salami Day
- 9/8 International Literacy Day
- 9/9 National Wiener Schnitzel Day
- 9/10 Grandparent’s Day
- 9/11 Day of Remembrance
- 9/11 Rosh Hashanah
- 9/12 Video Games Day
- 9/13 National Video Games Day
- 9/14 National Coloring Day
- 9/15 Make a Hat Day
- 9/16 Wife Appreciation Day
- 9/17 National Batman Day
- 9/18 National Cheeseburger Day
- 9/19 International Talk Like a Pirate Day
- 9/20 National Punch Day
- 9/21 International Peace Day
- 9/22 First Day of Fall
- 9/23 National Checkers Day
- 9/24 National Cherries Jubilee Day
- 9/25 National Comic Book Day
- 9/26 National Pancake Day
- 9/27 National Crush a Can Day
- 9/28 Ask a Stupid Question Day
- 9/29 National Coffee Day
- 9/30 Hot Mulled Cider Day
What’s on your September Calendar?
September is full of unique holidays that will connect you with your customers in a fun and creative way. By taking just a few moments to look over the list of holidays, you may discover quick and easy ideas to add to your marketing.
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