The History of September

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September is the ninth month of the year on both the Julian and Gregorian calendars.  It is also the third of four months which has a length of thirty days.

Fall is on the way

Autumn or fall usually begins in September the Northern Hemisphere while spring begins in the Southern Hemisphere.

This is also the time when children return to school from the summer break in the United States.

September was originally the seventh of ten months on the Roman Calendar.  Septem in Latin stands for seven. After January and February were added to the beginning of the year, September became the ninth month, but retained it’s name.


On the Roman calendar, the month of September only had 29 days.  With the Julian calendar, an additional day was added.

Charlemagne’s calendar referred to September as the harvest month, as crops were often harvested. The Anglo-Saxons harvested their barley crop during this time.

When the Julian calendar was replaced with the Gregorian calendar by the British Empire in 1752, September 2 was immediately followed by September 14.

Morning Glories

Those born before the 22nd are of the Virgo sign and those born afterwards are Libra. 

The birthstone for September is sapphire.

The forget-me-not, morning glory and aster are the birth flower for September.


Labor Day is the best-known holiday in the United States. Also, September 11 is a day of remembrance to commemorate the terrorist attacks which occurred on September 11, 2001.

Other observances include Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, National Suicide Prevention Month, National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and Grandparents day.

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