Celebrations in September

First Monday in September – is Labour Day which celebrates the working people who helped to build the nation.  Labour day became a national holiday in the U.S. and Canada in 1894. is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.

The first Sunday after Labour Day in the U.S. is National Grandparents Day.  This day was made an official day to appreciate grandparents in the U.S. by President Carter in 1978.

September 9th is a holiday called the Chung Yueng Festival celebrated in Hong Kong.

September 16th is International Peace Day.  This day was declared an international day of peace by the United Nations General Assembly in 1981.
September 22 or 23 is Autumn Equinox.  The Autumn equinox is when the hours of daylight and darkness is equal.  The only other day this happens id during the spring equinox.

 Ramadan lasts 1 month and is the holiest month of the year for Muslims.  It is the 9th month on the Islamic calendar, and can occur in September, October, November or December, depending on the citing of the crescent moon.  It marks a period of fasting, family time and spiritual reflection.