Welcome Autumn! September 2024 Holidays and Observances

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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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Virgo (August 23-September 22)

Virgo (August 23-September 22)

Libra (September 23-October 22)

Libra (September 23-October 22)

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:


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 National Grandparents Day is September 12.

National Grandparents Day is September 8.

National Day of Service and Remembrance is September 11.

Patriot Day is September 11.

September Holidays and Observations  

Starting in September:

National Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month (September 15-October 15)


September 2:

Labor Day

  • What is Labor Day? A day off to celebrate American workers’ contributions to our country.


September 8:

National Grandparents Day


September 11:

Patriot Day

  • 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 begins September 15.

National Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month starts September 15.

First Day of Fall is September 22.

First Day of Fall is September 22.

September 12:

National Day of Encouragement


September 15:

National Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month begins


September 21:

World Gratitude Day


September 22:

First Day of Fall


September 25:

National Daughters Day


September 26:

National Pancake Day


September 28:

National Good Neighbor Day

I’m so lucky… one of my favorite humans is also my daughter.

National Daughters Day is September 25.

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National Pancake Day is September 26.

More Ideas for September  

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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.

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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.

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Set Up a Cozy Fall Drink Bar

Kick off your favorite season by inviting all your friends over to enjoy a cute fall drink bar. We’ve got a trio of yummy hot drink recipes (including, yes, a homemade pumpkin spice latte) and fun food and decor ideas.

I am my family’s refuge, and they are mine. —Melvina Young

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  

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Download this September Celebration Planner page to keep track of this month’s special moments. IT’S FREE!

Digital Wallpapers  

A laptop screen displaying the free September downloadable desktop wallpaper, with a mobile phone displaying the free downloadable mobile wallpaper lying nearby.

Get into a fall mood with these lovely pastels adorning your screens. Download your free digital wallpapers below.


September Birthday Cake Toppers  

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Fall into birthday vibes with these free downloadable cake toppers made just for September babies.