Welcome Autumn! September 2023 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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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 10.

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 4:

Labor Day

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


September 10:

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.

Rosh Hashanah is September 6.

Rosh Hashanah begins September 25 at sundown.

September 12:

National Day of Encouragement


September 15:

National Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month begins


Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown


September 21:

World Gratitude Day


September 23:

First Day of Fall


September 24:

Yom Kippur begins at sundown


September 26:

National Pancake Day


September 28:

National Good Neighbor Day

First Day of Fall is September 22.

First Day of Fall is September 23.

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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.

Grandparent hands holding gift from grandchild

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.

Cozy blanket and dog - Fall activity

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.)

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  

A free printable September celebration planner page sits on a desktop with a craft mat, a pencil cup, and books.

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

Digital Wallpapers  

A laptop sits open on a white and gray marble patterned surface and features a digital wallpaper in the style of artist Henri Matisse, while a mobile phone lays on the laptop keyboard featuring a digital wallpaper of a similar style.

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