September marks the beginning of the autumn season, making it often a favorite month of the year. Crisp weather, cozy clothes to bundle up in, yummy seasonal foods, and the changing colors all make September a glorious time of year. But in addition to it marking the fall season, and the launch of all things pumpkin spice, we’ve found some other interesting September facts you can share with friends!
1. What does September mean?
September comes from the Latin root septem, meaning “seven,” because in the original Roman republican calendar September was the seventh month of the year rather than the ninth.
2. September holidays
We all know about Labor Day and Grandparents Day, but did you know Native American Day is celebrated on September 28th, and Constitution Day, celebrating the ratification of the governing document of the United States, is observed on the 17th? And it’s the autumn equinox, which is the traditional transition from summer to fall.
3. Fun days in September
- September 5th: National Cheese Pizza Day
- September 9th: National Teddy Bear Day
- September 16th: National Play-Doh Day
- September 19th: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
4. Fun facts
A few other interesting facts about this month…September is the only month with the same number of letters in its name as the number of the month: it is the ninth month and has nine letters. Who knew?! And bring on those babies! On an average September day more babies are born in the US than on any day in any other month of the year.
It’s also a month where we honor and remember those that lost their lives on this day. The 9/11 Memorial occupies the site where the Twin Towers once stood, and tells the story of 9/11 through interactive technology, archives, narratives and a collection of artifacts.