Chess Day, Redhead Day and More—Check Out All These Fun September Holidays and Observances in 2022!

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Flip that calendar over to September and you know what happens? It (unofficially!) becomes pumpkin-everything season! You just know that fall is in the air when the favorite scents of crisp fallen leaves and apple pie take over your senses!

But September is also host to a whole bunch of cool, corny and cute days of observations. Of course, we know about Labor Day and Patriot’s Day (which honors September 11th). But who knew that there was a Ginger Cat Appreciation Day, National Dog Walker Day, National Guacamole Day and National Gymnastics Day? We’ve put together a list of all the September 2022 holidays and observances, so you don’t have to miss a single one that you might be interested in celebrating!

There are also religious holidays celebrated in September, like the Jewish holy day of Rosh Hashanah. Also, whole weeks in September are dedicated to special causes, like National Waffle Week (September 4-10) or National Rehabilitation Awareness Week (September 19-25). And the month of September is also a time to bring awareness to several important causes like Childhood Cancer, Suicide Prevention, Hispanic Heritage, and many more!

Keep on reading to find out all of the special-interest days and causes that are celebrated during the month of September!

What Major Holidays Are in September?

Labor Day is a federal holiday and is celebrated on the first Monday of September. In 2022, Labor Day falls on Monday, September 5, 2022.

Are There Religious Holidays in September?

Yes, there are several religious celebrations that take place in September, such as the Jewish holiday Rosh Hashanah. One of Judaism’s high holy days, Rosh Hashanah means “start of the year” in the Hebrew language. The two-day celebration of the Jewish New Year commemorates the creation of the world. The date for Rosh Hashanah varies every year on the modern Gregorian calendar since its observance begins on the first day of the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar. Rosh Hashanah 2022 will begin the evening of Sunday, September 25, and end in the evening on Tuesday, September 27, 2022.

Another religious holiday that is celebrated in September is the Hindu festival of Navaratri. Spanning over nine nights, Navaratri is one of the most revered festivals in Hinduism and celebrates the Mother Goddess Durga. Navaratri is observed four times a year and the festivals are named after the Hindu seasons during which they fall. The autumn observation of Sharad Navaratri falls during the lunar month of Ashwin and symbolizes the start of winter. On the Gregorian calendar, Sharad Navaratri will begin on Monday, September 26, 2022, and end on Wednesday, October 5, 2022.

Some Christians also celebrate The Birth of the Virgin Mary (also known as the Nativity of the Virgin Mary) on September 8 each year. The exact date that Mary, mother of Jesus, was born was not recorded in modern scripture. But the date of September 8 was chosen centuries ago by the Eastern Church, which begins its church calendar in September.

What Equinox is in September?

The Autumn Equinox this year will fall on Thursday, September 22, 2022. To be specific, fall will officially begin in the Northern Hemisphere at 9:04 p.m. on that date, according to the Farmer’s Almanac.

Does September 2022 Have a Full Moon?

The full moon—called the Harvest Moon in September 2022—will appear on Saturday, September 10, 2022. The full moon that rises nearest to the autumn equinox is traditionally called the Harvest Moon, so that name can be used for either September or October’s full moon. In 2022, September’s full moon is closer to the Autumn Equinox date of Thursday, September 22, so the September full moon will be the Harvest Moon. (When October’s full moon is closer to the equinox, then September’s full moon is called the Corn Moon!) And because of the moon’s cycle at this time of the year, the Harvest Moon will appear to look “full” for three nights, lasting from Friday, September 9, through Sunday, September 12.

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September Daily Holidays and Observances 2022

September 1

  • American Chess Day

  • Ginger Cat Appreciation Day

  • Pink Cadillac Day

  • World Letter Writing Day

  • International Cabernet Day

September 2

  • College Colors Day

  • National Blueberry Popsicle Day

  • National Food Bank Day

  • World Coconut Day

September 3

  • National Doodle Day

  • National Hummingbird Day

  • National Skyscraper Day

  • National Tailgating Day

  • World Beard Day

  • International Bacon Day

September 4

  • Eat an Extra Dessert Day

  • National Macadamia Nut Day

  • National Pet Rock Day

  • National Wildlife Day

September 5

  • Labor Day

  • National Be Late for Something Day

  • National Cheese Pizza Day

  • International Day of Charity

September 6

  • Fight Procrastination Day

  • National Coffee Ice Cream Day

  • National Read a Book Day

September 7

  • Buy a Book Day

  • National Acorn Squash Day

  • National Beer Lovers Day

September 8

  • International Literacy Day

  • National Dog Walker Appreciation Day

  • National Iguana Awareness Day

  • Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

  • World Physical Therapy Day

September 9

  • International Sudoku Day

  • National Teddy Bear Day

  • Star Trek Day

September 10

September 11

  • Grandparents' Day

  • Hug Your Hound Day

  • National Make Your Bed Day

  • Patriot Day

September 12

  • National Chocolate Milkshake Day

  • National Day of Encouragement

September 13

  • International Chocolate Day

  • National Ants on a Log Day

  • National Peanut Day

  • National Celiac Disease Awareness Day

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September 14

  • National Coloring Day

  • National Cream-Filled Donut Day

September 15

  • National Creme de Menthe Day

  • National Double Cheeseburger Day

  • National Linguine Day

  • National Online Learning Day

  • World Lymphoma Awareness Day

September 16

  • Collect Rocks Day

  • Mexican Independence Day

  • National Choose Your Chocolate Day

  • National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day

  • National Guacamole Day

  • National Play-Doh Day

  • National Stepfamily Day

  • National POW/MIA Recognition Day

  • Working Parents Day

September 17

  • International Coastal Cleanup Day

  • International Country Music Day

  • International Eat An Apple Day

  • National Apple Dumpling Day

  • National Dance Day

  • National Gymnastics Day

  • National Pet Bird Day

  • Responsible Dog Ownership Day

September 18

  • International Red Panda Day

  • Locate an Old Friend Day

  • National Cheeseburger Day

September 19

  • National Butterscotch Pudding Day

  • Talk Like a Pirate Day

September 20

  • National Voter Registration Day

  • National Fried Rice Day

  • National Pepperoni Pizza Day

  • National Queso Day

  • National String Cheese Day

September 21

  • International Day of Peace

  • Miniature Golf Day

  • National Chai Day

  • World Gratitude Day

  • World Alzheimer's Day

September 22

  • Fall Equinox

  • Hobbit Day

  • National Elephant Appreciation Day

  • National Girls’ Night In Day

  • National Ice Cream Cone Day

  • National White Chocolate Day

  • National Singles Day

  • World Rhino Day

September 23

  • Native American Day

  • National Checkers Day

  • Bi Visibility Day

  • International Day of Sign Languages

  • Redhead Appreciation Day

September 24

  • International Rabbit Day

  • National Cherries Jubilee Day

  • National Punctuation Day

  • World Bollywood Day

September 25

  • National Comic Book Day

  • National Cooking Day

  • National One-Hit Wonder Day

  • National Quesadilla Day

  • National Good Neighbor Day

  • National Daughters Day

  • Rosh Hashanah (begins at sunset through sunset of September 27)

September 26

  • Love Note Day

  • National Dumpling Day

  • National Family Day

  • National Pancake Day

  • Navratri Begins (through October 5)

September 27

  • Ancestor Appreciation Day

  • National Chocolate Milk Day

  • National Scarf Day

  • World Tourism Day

  • Rosh Hashanah (ends at sunset)

September 28

  • National Drink a Beer Day

  • National Sons Day

September 29

  • National Biscotti Day

  • National Coffee Day

  • World Heart Day

September 30

  • International Podcast Day

  • National Chewing Gum Day

  • National Hot Mulled Cider Day

  • Save the Koala Day

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September Weekly Observances

  • National Waffle Week (September 4-10)

  • National Assisted Living Week (September 11-17)

  • Deaf Dog Awareness Week (September 18-24)

  • National Farm Animals Awareness Week (September 18-24)

  • Sea Otter Awareness Week (September 18-24)

  • National Rehabilitation Awareness Week (September 19-25)

September Monthly Observances

  • Baby Safety Month

  • Better Breakfast Month

  • Blood Cancer Awareness Month

  • Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

  • Classical Music Month

  • Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

  • Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15)

  • International Square-Dancing Month

  • National Chicken Month

  • National Honey Month

  • National Library Card Signup Month

  • National Papaya Month

  • National Self-Care Awareness Month

  • National Service Dog Month

  • National Yoga Awareness Month

  • National Mushroom Month

  • National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Awareness Month

  • Prostate Health Month

  • Responsible Dog Ownership Month

  • Self-Improvement Month

  • Save the Koala Month

  • World Candle Month

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