Annie's "Month of September" Page

"Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman
that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly
dividing the word of truth"
2 Timothy 2:15~KJV

It's already September!!!
Fall is almost here. The birds will soon fly south for the winter. Time to put up those bird feeders if you live down south that is. The children will go "Back to School". Families will take that last weekend get-away before the cold sets in. Labor Day weekend vacation is that last cook out. September is time to put away those "white shoes". Thanksgiving will be here before you know it. So put those summer clothes in the back of the closet and pull out your favorite sweater and sweats.

Summer will be over soon. Actually it will be Autumn or Fall on September 22nd 2010

Christian & Family Related Events in September:
September 22nd,
2010: See You at the Pole - The annual event where middle school,
junior high, and high school students across the country gather around their school
flagpolls to pray for their schools, fellow students and teachers.
Takes place the fourth Wednesday in September each year!
September 19th - 25th, 2010: "Scriptures In Schools Week" or SISW -- A Plan to
Return the Bible to America's Public Schools & Restore Biblical Literacy to America's
Children. They want each Child to bring a Bible to School that week.
"Scriptures In Schools Week" is the last full week in September!

September is Pain Awareness Month
Dealing with Chronic Pain & Illness? Visit:
Annie's Chronic Pain Page

September has 30 days; seventh month of early Roman republican calendar,
from Latin septem, or seven.

September is the ninth month of the year, according to the Gregorian calendar, which is used in almost
all the world today. It was the seventh month in the old Roman calendar, and its name comes from the Latin
septem, meaning seven. September later became the ninth month when the ancient Romans moved
the beginning of their year from March 1 to January 1. September has had 29 days, 31 days, and,
since the time of the Roman emperor Augustus, 30 days.

Activities - Summer ends and autumn begins at the autumnal equinox, on September 22 or 23 in the northern
half of the world. September is one of the warmest months in the Southern United States. States farther
north have hot days during September, but nights are likely to be cool. September is harvesttime
for many crops. It was called the harvest month in Switzerland.

Special days - Labor Day, the only legal public holiday in September, comes on the first Monday of the
month in Canada and the United States. After
Labor Day, most children return to school.

Many peoples have celebrated harvest festivals in September. In many European countries, the people held
feasts and games. In America, the Harvest Home supper celebrated the end of harvest. The ancient
Greeks honored Demeter, the goddess of agriculture, during this month, and the
ancient Romans honored their goddess of agriculture, whom they called Ceres.

Five Jewish holidays are celebrated in September or early October. They are
Rosh Ha-Shanah, or New Year; Tzom Gedaliah, a fast day; Yom Kippur, the Day of
Atonement; Sukkot, the
Feast of Tabernacles; and Simhat Torah, a day of rejoicing.

Hindus begin the 10-day celebration of Durga Puja, or the Festival of the Divine Mother,
in September.

Citizenship Day and Constitution Day are observed in the United States on September 17.
Mexicans and many Mexican Americans celebrate Mexico's Independence Days on
September 15 and 16.

September Symbols - September's flower is the morning-glory. Sapphire is the gem.


The morrow was a bright September morn;
The earth was beautiful as if newborn;
There was nameless splendor everywhere,
That wild exhilaration in the air,
Which makes the passers in the city street
Congratulate each other as they meet.
Source: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Just after the death of the flowers,
And before they are buried in snow,
There comes a festival season
When Nature is all aglow.
Source: Author Unknown

By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer's best of weather
And autumn's best of cheer.
Source: Helen Hunt Jackson


September 2010

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

First Day
and New

Father's Day
Australia &
New Zealand)

Labor Day
in USA &
Labour Day
in Canada

Day - and another link
Feast of Trumpets & Rosh Hashanah*
Remembering the Pain of September 11th! &
Patriot Day

Grandparents Day is celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day, annually.

13th - 19th,
2010 is
National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week
Month (pr newswire link)
Mayflower Day & Independence Day (Mexico) & National Step Family Day
Citizenship Day
Thank You Day

Friendship Day & Sept 19th - 25th - "Scriptures In Schools Week" and the last full week in September is Flower Week


Native American Day

Autumn or
Fall Begins & See You at the Pole


Jake's Birthday






*Labor Day - First Monday in September. This celebration began with a labor parade
in New York City on Sept 5, 1882
Grandparents Day. First Sunday after Labor Day.
*Native American Day. Fourth Friday in September. Formerly American Indian Day.
*Harvest festivals are held throughout most of the nation. Some communities honor special
crops with celebrations, such as the National Tobacco Festival at Richmond, Va.,
in September or October.
*National School Bus Safety Week is in --September
*National Farm Safety Week is in --September

Five Jewish holidays are celebrated in September or early October. They are Rosh Ha-Shanah, or New Year;
Tzom Gedaliah, a fast day; Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement; Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles;
and Simhat Torah, a day of rejoicing.

Rosh Hashana (New Year). September or October.
Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement). Eight days after Rosh Hashana.
Succoth, or
Feast of Tabernacles. September or October.

Rosh Hashanah, Jewish New Year's Day festival celebrated on the first or first
and second days of Tishri (September or

Jewish Calendar - Tishri. 30 days; Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur fall during this month;
regarded as birth month of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob;
zodiacal sign is the scales, symbolizing the weighing
of one's deeds between New Year and Day of Atonement.

You can learn all about the Jewish Feasts and their fulfillment on this page:
Annie's Feasts of the Bible Page

The Real Thanksgiving?? The date of the feast is not known. Bradford wrote in his history
'Of Plimoth Plantation' that on September 18 some men set out in a small boat for Massachusetts Bay
to trade with the Indians. The harvest was gathered after they returned. The feast must have
occurred before December 11. It was described in a letter written on that date by Edward Winslow.

Labor Day, a holiday celebrated in most industrialized nations to honor working men and women; devised mainly
by trade unions and Socialists and first celebrated May 1, 1889, as sponsored by the Second Socialist
International; observed in U.S. on first Monday in September to reject any identification with Socialists
or Communists; legalized by Congress June 28, 1894; now a general holiday in
North America, while Europe still devotes it to working class.

The earliest known record of a New Year festival dates from 2000 BC in Mesopotamia. In Babylonia the
New Year began with the new moon closest to the spring equinox, usually mid-March. In Assyria it was
near the autumnal equinox in September. For the Egyptians, Phoenicians, and Persians the day was
celebrated on the autumnal equinox, which now falls on about September 23. For the Greeks it was the
winter solstice, which now falls on about December 21 or 22. During the early Roman republic
March 1 began a new year, but after 153 BC the date was January 1. This date was kept
by the Julian calendar of 46 BC.

During the early Middle Ages March 25 (the feast of the Annunciation) was celebrated as New Year's Day.
January 1 was restored as New Year's Day by the Gregorian calendar, which was adopted by the Roman
Catholic church in 1582. Over the next 350 years other countries followed. Russia, in 1918, was
the last major nation to adopt the practice. In countries that use the Julian calendar,
New Year's Day is on January 14 of the Gregorian calendar.

Rosh Hashana
The Jewish New Year, called Rosh Hashana, is sometimes called the "
feast of the trumpets." It starts
on the first day of the month of Tishri, which may begin any time from September 6 to October 5.
The celebration lasts for 48 hours but ushers in a ten-day period of penitence. The Chinese
New Year is celebrated wherever there are sizable Chinese communities. The official celebration
lasts one month and begins in late January or early February. There are outdoor
parades and fireworks to mark the occasion.

In Japan the New Year festivities take place on January 1 to 3. In some rural areas the time of
celebration corresponds more closely to the Chinese New Year, and the dates vary between January 20
and February 19. The house entrance is hung with a rope made of rice straw to keep out evil spirits.
Decorations of ferns, bitter orange, and lobster promise good fortune, prosperity, and long life.
In South India the Tamil New Year is a religious celebration that takes place on the
winter solstice. It is marked by pilgrimages to holy places and the boiling of new rice.

The American celebration of the New Year marks the end of the Christmas holiday period. Many
people go to church on
New Year's Eve, and many attend parties. Street celebrations in large
cities are televised. New Year's Day itself is often a time for receiving guests at home.

Months, Weeks, and Days
The word month is derived from the Old English word for moon. A month was originally the time between
two new moons. Today astronomers refer to this period of time as a lunar month. Its average length
is 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes, and 2.8 seconds. The moon travels around the Earth in 27 days,
7 hours, 43 minutes, and 11.5 seconds. This is the sidereal month. Calendar months usually
differ in length, and all except February are longer than 29 days in order to accommodate
the solar year, which is almost 11 days longer than a lunar year.

The names for the months in the present Gregorian calendar are taken from the ancient Roman months
of the Julian calendar. January is derived from Janus, a household god of beginnings. He was often
depicted facing in two directions. February was the time of a feast of purification called Februa.
March was named after Mars, the god of war. April is of uncertain origin. It may be named after
the Greek goddess Aphrodite. May is probably derived from the goddess Maia. June was named
after the goddess Juno. July and August were named, respectively, after Julius Caesar
and his successor, Augustus. The last four months got their names from their original
numerical placement in the year.
Septem, for instance, is Latin for "seven."

The seven-day week has no astronomical basis. It may well have originated in the Middle East or in the Bible.
By the 3rd century AD, the Roman Empire was operating on a week of the same length. The days
were named after the then known seven planets: Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, the sun (not distinguished from
a planet at the time), Venus, Mercury, and the moon (also considered a planet). The names of days in Latin
countries still point to these origins, as do Sunday, Monday, and Saturday in English. Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday, and Friday, however, are named after the Scandinavian gods Tiw, Woden, Thor, and Frigga.

Generally here in the United States children return to school either the end of August
or the first week of September.

Back to School Links: Annie's Back to School Page

What's happening in September?
Sports: Tennis is in focus in September with the U.S. Open tennis finals, featuring the world's best players.
Events: National Hispanic Heritage Month starts in September in the United States.
Special days: Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday of September to honor all working people.
In Australia, Labor Day is called Eight Hour Day.

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