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September 2020 Calendar
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Specifically, on our September 2020 Calendar, which you can download below, you’ll find 30 days and three holidays. In particular, these holidays are Labor Day, Patriot Day, and the First Day of Autumn. For more information regarding these holidays, or to download our September 2020 Calendar, continue reading below!
Moon Phases for September 2020
September is the first month of fall and the month children go back to school. With all of these changes going on, it might be the perfect time to sit down at night, reflect on your day, and relax while gazing at the moon. If this sounds like a cozy nighttime activity for you, then keep reading below. Because we’ll tell you when the moon is in each phase on the September 2020 Calendar!
- Full Moon – September 2, 2020 (Also known as the Full Corn Moon, as this is when crops such as corn are harvested.)
- Last Quarter Moon – September 10, 2020
- New Moon – September 17, 2020
- First Quarter Moon – September 23, 2020
The Month of September in the United States
In the United States, September is typically known as “Back to School Month.” This is because the majority of public schools open right after Labor Day to kick off their 9 month school year. It’s a bittersweet time for students, parents, and teachers alike.
While today we know September to be the ninth month of the year when school starts, this obviously was not always the case. In fact, in Latin “Septem” means seven. Why would September’s name be inspired by the number seven? Good question! It’s because September used to be the seventh month, not the ninth. This is back in the days of Ancient Rome when the calendar only had 10 months, absent of January and February. Therefore, in this format, it made sense to name September after the number seven. However, in 450 BCE when September became the ninth month, the name just stuck.
Labor Day in the United States
Like many other public holidays in the United States, Labor Day does not have an exact date. Instead, it is celebrated on the first Monday of September. On the September 2020 Calendar, available for download below, you’ll find that it will be observed on Monday September 7, 2020.
As mentioned above, Labor Day is a public holiday. This means it is observed by public schools and many federal offices as a national holiday, and therefore these buildings are closed. As it is meant to celebrate all hard-working people around the nation, this is a popular day for parties and barbecues, or going away on a final “summer vacation.”
Many people will take local “day-cations” to a nearby town or state on this day. Or, invite close friends, neighbors, and families to their home to eat American classics such as hotdogs and hamburgers. In short, it’s the unofficial “goodbye to summer.” So people plan to do their favorite warm weather activities that they will no longer be able to do in the colder months.
Patriot Day in the United States
A relatively new holiday for the United States, Patriot Day is always observed on September 11. It’s a way to honor those who died tragically as victims in the 9/11 terrorist attack of 2001. On the September 2020 Calendar, September 11 will fall on a Friday.
September 11, or Patriot Day, is not an official public holiday, and therefore most schools and businesses will remain open. However, especially in the New York area, you might find disruptions such as road closures as people hold services and/or ceremonies to remember those who lost their lives on this day. It is customary on this day for there to be a moment of silence at 8:46am. Because this is the time the first plane struck one of the twin towers. Additionally, American Flags should be flown at “half staff” this day, or halfway down the flagpole. This is done as a way to mourn lives lost on appropriate days throughout the year.
First Day of Autumn in the United States
The date of the First Day of Autumn, or Fall, in the United States will always differ. This is because it is based off of when the sun aligns perpendicularly with the Earth’s axis. In fact, while in the Northern Hemisphere this phenomena marks the beginning of the fall season, south of the equator it signifies the beginning of spring!
On the September 2020 you’ll find the First Day of Autumn on Tuesday September 22, 2020. This day marks more than just the beginning of colder weather. It also begins the start of shorter days, where the sun rises later and sets earlier. During this time as well, it’s common for leaves on the trees to turn red, orange, and yellow as they fall off the trees. Animals such as squirrels also use the fall season to prepare for winter by gathering food and finding ideal places such as warm burrows or nests to sleep through the cold months to come.