National and International Important Days In September

National and International Important Days In September

September month has some of the important events and days to celebrate and honor the cause and raise awareness on different diseases and days. In Latin, September means “seventh month”, because originally it was the seventh and not the ninth month of the Roman year, which began the year in March.

In September we observe Important days like Daughter’s Day, World Heart Day, World Ozone Day, National Engineer’s Day, and Hindi Diwas. While Ganesh Chaturthi is the main festival celebrated in the month of September.

1 -7 September – National Nutrition Week

National Nutrition Week (NNW) is observed from September 1-7 every year since 1982 to raise awareness among people about the importance of eating wholesome food packed with vital nutrients. The events of NNW are organized by the Food and Nutrition Board of the Ministry of Women and Child Development(WCD), the Government of India to educate the importance and role of nutrition in the human body.

2 September – World Coconut Day

World Coconut day is celebrated on 2 September every year to promote, coordinate and harmonize coconut developmental activities and to achieve maximum economic development. Coconut is known as Narakela in Sanskrit and as Nariyal in Hindi. Nara means a human in the same language. Thus the words Narakela, Nariyal are etymologically similar to Nara, man. Coconut is one of nature’s most versatile products, the coconut plant (and its various parts) can be used for food and drink, cosmetic preparations, and decorating.

3 September – National Skyscraper Day

Each year on September third, National Skyscraper Day is a time to appreciate the beautiful architecture and construction of some of the world’s tallest buildings. It is the anniversary of the birth of U.S. architect Louis H. Sullivan (1856-1924), called the father of modern skyscrapers. Sullivan worked in Chicago with William LeBaron Jenney, engineer of the first steel-framed 10-story building. Tall multi-story buildings have enabled people to live more closely together, saving the land from development, and turning cities into artificial mountain ranges, each with its own distinct look.

5 September – Teacher’s Day in India

On 5th September, we celebrate teachers’ day as a day dedicated to honoring all our teachers for everything they have done. It is a special day to shower respect, gratitude, and love towards that revered person. This day in India is celebrated by the people and children to mark the tribute of various teachers through all the ages who have covered the history of India. It is usually celebrated on 5th September which is marked as the birthday of Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan.

5 September – The International Day of Charity

The International Day of Charity on 5 September was established with the objective of sensitizing and mobilizing people, NGOs, and stakeholders all around the world to help others through volunteer and philanthropic activities. United Nations designated 05th September as the International Day of Charity to commemorate the anniversary of the passing away of Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Mother Teresa received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for “work undertaken in the struggle to overcome poverty and distress, which also constitute a threat to peace.”

7 September – Brazilian Independence Day

Brazilian Independence Day, also known as Sete de Setembro and Dia da Independência, is celebrated on 7th September, marking the country’s declaration of independence from Portuguese reign in 1822. Brazil was officially “discovered” in 1500, when a fleet commanded by Portuguese diplomat Pedro Álvares Cabral, on its way to India, landed in Porto Seguro, between Salvador and Rio de Janeiro.

8 September – International Literacy Day

Since 1967, International Literacy Day (ILD) celebrations have taken place on 8th September annually around the world to remind the public of the importance of literacy as a matter of dignity and human rights, and to advance the literacy agenda towards a more literate and sustainable society. The aim is to let the government and various organizations establish an equal power to quality education in the lives of all people.

8 September – World Physical Therapy Day

World Physical therapy Day is celebrated on 8 September every year. It is an opportunity for physical therapists from all over the world to raise awareness about the crucial contribution their profession makes to keeping people well, mobile, and independent.

9 September – Himalaya Diwas

Himalaya Diwas is celebrated on 9th September in India as a remembrance of the necessity to conserve the Himalayan ecosystem. It is an initiative that was started in 2010 by a group of noted environmentalists and activists including Sunderlal Bahuguna, Anil Joshi, and Radha Behan. Himalayan Day is celebrated to spread the message that solutions for sustainable development and ecological stability for the Himalayas must be as unique as the Himalayan ecosystem itself.

10 September – World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day, observed on September 10, is an opportunity to raise awareness of mental health issues and to mobilize efforts in support. This day is reserved for raising awareness, sharing resources, and letting everyone know there are alternatives, success stories, reasons to live.

14 September – Hindi Diwas

Hindi Diwas is celebrated on 14th September every year. It was on this day in 1950, the Constituent Assembly of India adopted Hindi written in Devanagari script as the official language of India.

15 September – National Engineer’s Day

Engineer’s Day is celebrated on September 15 in India as a tribute to the greatest Indian engineer and to commemorate the birth anniversary of Mokshagundam Visvesvaray, popularly known as Sir MV.

15 September – International Day of Democracy

The International Day of Democracy is celebrated on 15th September every year. This day was established through a resolution passed by the UN General Assembly in 2007 to encourage the government to strengthen and consolidate democracy.

16 September – World Ozone Day

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 16 September the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, commemorating the date, in 1987, on which the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was signed.

21 September – International Day of Peace

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. On this day millions of people around the world will participate in activities, events, concerts, and festivals to celebrate the International Day of Peace.

21 September – Alzheimer’s Day

Each year, September 21 is recognized as World Alzheimer’s Day, while September being World Alzheimer’s Month. The day is observed to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Alzheimer’s, a common type of dementia that leads to gradual memory loss and thinking ability.

22 September – World Rose Day (welfare of cancer patients)

World Rose Day is annually celebrated on September 22 in dedication to the welfare of cancer patients and to spread awareness about cancer and send a positive message to all cancer patients to fight against the disease.

23 September – International day of sign languages

International Day of Sign Languages will be held on 23 September annually. This day raises awareness about the fact that sign languages are natural languages for deaf people. It was first celebrated in 2018. The particular date was chosen because it is the same day that the World Federation of the Deaf was established in 1951.

25 September – World Pharmacist Day

World Pharmacists Day is celebrated every year on the 25th of September after having been approved by the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) in 2009. The main purpose of celebrating this day is to draw attention to pharmacies and the positive benefits they offer when it comes to health in all corners of the world.

25 September – Antyodaya Diwas

Antyodaya Diwas is observed in India on 25th September to mark the birth anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya, a noted philosopher, historian, and political activist.

27 September – World Tourism Day

World Tourism Day is a day which is celebrated on September 27th of each year. The day was established in 1980 by the United Nations World Tourism Organization to raise awareness of the important role tourism plays worldwide.

29 September – World Heart Day

World Heart Day is observed on September 29 every year around the world to raise awareness about cardiovascular diseases (CVD), their prevention, and global impact. While the month of September is also National Cholesterol Education Month.

30 September – International translation day

The International Translation Day is celebrated once a year on September 30, as a tribute to St. Jerome, the Bible translator and patron saint of translators and interpreters, born on September 30.

First Monday in September – National Labor Day for the US

Labor Day, a national holiday in the United States, takes place on the first Monday in September. Labor Day is a holiday dedicated to honoring the contributions U.S. workers have made to the strength and prosperity of our country. The first Labor Day was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City. The originator of this celebration was the Central Labor Union.

First Sunday in September – Grandparents Day

Grandparents Day falls on the first Sunday after Labor Day, a day dedicated to acknowledging and celebrating the important contribution made by grandparents to the well-being and education of children within their families. Grandparents come in all shapes and sizes (step-grandparents, paternal grandparents, and even grandparents who provide kinship care), but they all have one thing in common – the joy they experience from knowing and being able to support their grandchild.

Second Saturday in September – World First Aid Day

World First Aid Day is observed on the second Saturday of September since 2000. The day was introduced by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. The day is observed to raise public awareness about first aid and how it can save a life every day and during a crisis.

Fourth Sunday in September – Daughter’s Day

Every year, the fourth Sunday of September is celebrated as Daughters’ Day in India to promote equality and celebrate the presence of daughters in our life. Children are blessing by God no matter male or female. As the day falls on a Sunday, daughters, and parents usually have a holiday on that day and have the day to spend together celebrating.

Last Sunday in September – World rivers day

World Rivers Day, recognized on the last Sunday of every September. With many of our rivers facing an uncertain future, it is all the more important we celebrate them and raise awareness of the key issues they’re up against.

Last week of September – International Week of the Deaf

International Week of the Deaf is celebrated annually by Deaf people worldwide during the last full week of September. The International Week of the Deaf (IWD) first began in Rome, Italy in 1958 by members of the World Federation for the Deaf (WFD).

Last Thursday of September – World Maritime Day

World Maritime Day was first held in 1978 to mark the 20th anniversary of the IMO Convention’s entry into force. Celebrations are held throughout the world to focus attention on the importance of shipping safety, maritime security, and the marine environment, and to emphasize a particular aspect of IMO’s work. World Maritime Day celebrations are usually held during the last week in September.

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