Welcome Autumn! September 2021 Holidays and Observances

Falling for your September written on an envelope with leaves

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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Rosh Hashanah is September 6.

Rosh Hashanah is September 6.

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 6:
Labor Day

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

 

Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown

 

September 11:
Patriot Day

  • September 11, 2021, marks 20 years since terrorists hijacked four airplanes and carried out suicide attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon; one plane crashed in Pennsylvania. Several presidents have proclaimed the 11th and surrounding dates as national days of prayer, service and remembrance.
 National Grandparents Day is September 12.

National Grandparents Day is September 12.

National Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month begins September 15.

National Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month begins September 15.

September 12:
National Grandparents Day

 

September 15:
Yom Kippur begins at sundown

  • What is it? Jewish Day of Atonement.

 

National Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month begins

 

September 21:
World Gratitude Day

 

September 22:
First Day of Fall

 

September 26:
National Pancake Day

 

September 28:
National Good Neighbor Day

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National Pancake Day is September 26.

First Day of Fall is September 22.

First Day of Fall is September 22.

More Ideas for September  

Card featuring a sun on a tan background with leaves

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.

Free downloadable September Digital Wallpapers  

Fall backgrounds on desktop and mobile screens

Get into a fall mood with these lovely watercolors adorning your screens. Download your free September 2021 digital wallpapers below illustrated by Teju A., a Hallmark artist.

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