Welcome Autumn! September 2023 Holidays and Observances
Fall brings cooler nights, cute sweaters, homecoming games and tailgate parties. It’s time to flip the calendar page, check out September holidays and observances, and start thinking about who we’re connecting with this month. We’ve shared some ideas to help you celebrate.
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Your Special Days in September
Grab your calendar and a notepad. We’ve listed holidays below for you to add (and make lists of people you want to send cards, letters and gifts to). For your personal list, think about:
- Weddings and anniversaries
- New babies and showers
- New jobs, promotions and retirements
- Thank-you notes
- Special events
- People you’re thinking about or praying for
- Folks you’ve been meaning to get in touch with
- Friends who need some extra care
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National Grandparents Day is September 10.
Patriot Day is September 11.
September Holidays and Observations
Starting in September:
National Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month (September 15-October 15)
- Find out what it is and ways to celebrate.
- What is Labor Day? A day off to celebrate American workers’ contributions to our country.
National Grandparents Day
- What is National Grandparents Day?
- Shop cards
- Find ideas for what to write in a Grandparents Day card
- Shop gifts
- Browse more gift ideas for grandparents and thoughtful gifts for seniors
- September 11, 2023 marks the anniversary of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, and the related hijacked plane that crashed in Pennsylvania. Several presidents have proclaimed the 11th and surrounding dates as national days of prayer, service and remembrance.
National Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month starts September 15.
Rosh Hashanah begins September 25 at sundown.
National Day of Encouragement
- Shop encouragement cards
- See ideas for encouragement messages
- Download free inspirational posters to encourage kids
National Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month begins
Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown
World Gratitude Day
First Day of Fall
Yom Kippur begins at sundown
National Pancake Day
- Try these fun twists on breakfast
National Good Neighbor Day
- Welcome a new neighbor
- Take a neighbor some cinnamon bread and tuck one of these sweet little cards inside
First Day of Fall is September 23.
National Pancake Day is September 26.
More Ideas for September
Make a Big Deal Out of a Fresh Start
New beginnings are happening around us all the time: Moves, job changes and starting school are just a few of them. Read some great ideas for encouragement during a change.
Give Meaningful Grandparent Gifts
When we get a chance to show our love and appreciation for a grandparent, we want to get the gift just right. But what do you give to the grands who have everything? Here are some loving and memorable ideas for giving to the ones who give us so much love.
Make It Cozy
Fall makes us all want to curl up under a blanket at home. But when we want to be social, it’s nice to have an inviting place where people feel welcome. (Hint: Being the perfect host doesn’t mean your house has to be perfect.)
Ways to create healing spaces at home
In the time of legal racial segregation, writer Melvina Young’s family worked hard to protect her innocence and dreams. Now, she shares ways she makes her home a soft space her family can exist in a hard world, with tips for turning an already loving home into a sanctuary.
September Celebration Planner
Download this September Celebration Planner page to keep track of this month’s special moments. IT’S FREE!
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