HOLIDAYS SEPTEMBER 2020

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS

All-in-one holidays September 2020, observances and event calendar has been compiled with all the events happening worldwide and which days are celebrated with their observance and events listed.

We have tried to list the international days like this month of September 2020 has world gratitude day, world car-free day, world tourism day, world heart day, international chocolate day, international literacy day, etc. Similarly, there are many more.

Feel free to add any event through our contact page or by simply writing a comment so that we can add it to our list.

1st September 2020 – Tuesday

Day of Knowledge: Knowledge Day, often simply called 1 September, is the day when the school year traditionally starts in Russia and many other former Soviet republics as well as other countries in the former Eastern Bloc and Israel.

Indra Jatra: Indra Jātrā, most commonly known as Yenyā is the biggest religious street festival in Kathmandu, Nepal. Ye means “Kathmandu” and Ya means “celebration”, together it means “celebration inside Kathmandu” in Nepal Bhasa. The celebrations consist of two events, Indra Jātrā and Kumāri Jātrā.

World Peace Day: It is dedicated to world peace, and specifically the absence of war and violence, such as might be occasioned by a temporary ceasefire in a combat zone for humanitarian aid access. The day was first celebrated in 1981, and is kept by many nations, political groups, military groups, and people.

HOLIDAYS, OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 1st SEPTEMBER 2020.
1-Sep-20Day of Knowledge
1-Sep-20Indra Jatra
1-Sep-20World Peace Day

2nd September 2020 – Wednesday

Day of Saint Antolín: Saint Antoninus of Pamiers (French: Saint Antonin, Occitan: Sant Antoní, and Spanish: San Antolín) was an early Christian missionary and martyr, called the “Apostle of the Rouergue”. His life is dated to the first, second, fourth, and fifth century by various sources since he often confused with various other venerated Antonini. Today he is revered as the patron saint of Pamiers, Palencia, and Medina del Campo. His historicity and exact identity are in doubt.

Reportedly born at Fredelacum (Pamiers), he converted to Christianity and made a pilgrimage to Rome, where he was ordained. He returned to preach the Gospel in Aquitaine, especially in the border regions of the Rouergue. He is credited with performing many miracles. He was martyred at Vallis Nobilis, now Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val on 2 September, his feast day. His relics ended up at Pamiers and Palencia.

Day of the Independent City of Ceuta: The Day of Ceuta (Día de Ceuta) is an annual public holiday in the city of Ceuta, Spain, on September 2. This local holiday marks the date when Pedro de Menezes (or Meneses), Count of Viana do Alentejo, took control of the city from King John I of Portugal on September 2, 1415.

Hungry Ghost Festival: The Ghost Festival, also known as the Hungry Ghost Festival, Zhongyuan Jie, Gui Jie or Yulan Festival is a traditional Buddhist and Taoist festival held in certain East Asian countries. According to the Chinese calendar, the Ghost Festival is on the 15th night of the seventh month.

Vietnam Independence Day: National Day is a national holiday in Vietnam observed on 2 September, commemorating President Hồ Chí Minh reading the Declarations of independence of Vietnam at Ba Đình Square in Hanoi on 2 September 1945. It is the country’s National Day.

HOLIDAYS, OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 2nd SEPTEMBER 2020.
2-Sep-20Day of Saint Antolín
2-Sep-20Day of the Independent City of Ceuta
2-Sep-20Hungry Ghost Festival
2-Sep-20Vietnam Independence Day

3rd September 2020 – Thursday

Armed Forces Day: The Republic of China Armed Forces, commonly known as the Taiwanese Armed Forces, are the armed forces of the Republic of China now on Taiwan, encompassing the Army, Navy (including the Republic of China Marine Corps), Air Force, and Military Police Force. It is a military establishment, which accounted for 16.8% of the central budget in the fiscal year of 2003. Since 2002, the military comes under the full civilian control of the Ministry of National Defense and oversight by the Legislative Yuan. It was the National Revolutionary Army before being renamed as the Republic of China Armed Forces in 1947 due to the implementation of the newly promulgated Constitution of the Republic of China (ROC). It was also historically known as the Chinese National Armed Forces (CNAF).

Yamashita Surrender Day: Sept. 3 has been declared by Republic Act 11216 as Surrender of Yamashita Day, a working public holiday, to commemorate the surrender of Japanese General Tomoyuki Yamashita and his army in Baguio City weeks after the surrender of Japan to the allied forces.

HOLIDAYS, OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 3rd SEPTEMBER 2020.
3-Sep-20Armed Forces Day
3-Sep-20Yamashita Surrender Day

HOLIDAYS, OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 5th SEPTEMBER 2020.
05-Sep-20Teacher’s Day

6th September 2020 – Sunday

Defense Day: Defense Day is celebrated in Pakistan as a national day to commemorate the sacrifices made by Pakistani soldiers in defending its borders.

Father’s Day: Because fathers in Australia often dislike their Father’s Day presents so we moved the celebration of dads to September, just ten days before Christmas so the dads could re-gift their presents on to other men and boys within two weeks.

6-Sep-20Defence Day
6-Sep-20Father’s Day

7th September 2020 – Monday

Brazil Independence Day: The Independence Day of Brazil, commonly called Sete de Setembro, is a national holiday observed in Brazil on 7 September of every year. The date celebrates Brazil’s Declaration of Independence from the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil, and the Algarves on 7 September 1822.

Civil Service Day: The government has granted a holiday for civil servants today. Nepal has been marking the Civil Service Day since 2004.

Faro Day:  typical day trip to Faro would spend half of the day exploring the Cidade Velha and half in the new city, which would also include the Bone Chapel.

Labor Day: Labor Day is an annual holiday to celebrate the achievements of workers. Labor Day has its origins in the labor union movement, specifically the eight-hour day movement, which advocated eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.

HOLIDAYS, OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 7th SEPTEMBER 2020.
7-Sep-20Brazil Independence Day
7-Sep-20Civil Service Day
7-Sep-20Faro Day
7-Sep-20Labor Day
7-Sep-20Labour Day

8th September 2020 – Tuesday

Day of Asturias: The Day of Asturias (Día de Asturias) is a public holiday in Asturias in Spain on September 8 each year. It marks the birth of Mary, mother of Jesus.

Day of Extremadura: The Day of Extremadura (Día de Extremadura) is an annual public holiday in the Spanish autonomous community of Extremadura on September 8. It marks the anniversary of the birth of Mary, mother of Jesus.

Day of Our Lady of San Lorenzo: Saint Lorenzo Ruiz is the first Filipino saint. Also known as San Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila, he died a martyr in Nagasaki, Japan, on Sept.

Day of the Virgin of the Vega: It marks the date in 1531 when the Virgin Mary purportedly appeared to an indigenous Mexican, in the last of several apparitions. To the present day, Our Lady of Guadalupe remains a powerful symbol of Mexican identity and faith, and her image is associated with everything from motherhood to feminism to social justice.

Feast of the Nativity of Mary: The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Nativity of Mary, or the Birth of the Virgin Mary, refers to a Christian feast day celebrating the birth of Mary, mother of Jesus. The modern canon of scripture does not record Mary’s birth.

Feast of Virgin of Antigua: Virgin of Antiquity, Virgen de la Antigua in Spanish, the miraculous image revealed to King St Fernando during the siege of Seville.

Festival of Virgin of Guadalupe: Our Lady of Guadalupe also known as the Virgin of Guadalupe (Spanish: Virgen de … in name of Our Lady of Guadalupe was requested and approved, as well as the transfer of the date of the feast of the Virgin of Guadalupe from September.

International Literacy Day: 8 September was declared international literacy day by UNESCO on 26 October 1966 at the 14th session of UNESCO’s General Conference. It was celebrated for the first time in 1967. Its aim is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities, and societies. Celebrations take place in several countries.

Victory Day: Victory Day is a name of different public holidays in various countries to commemorate victories in important battles or wars in the countries’ history.

HOLIDAYS, OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 8th SEPTEMBER 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8-Sep-20Day of Asturias
8-Sep-20Day of Extremadura
8-Sep-20Day of Our Lady of San Lorenzo
8-Sep-20Day of the Virgin of the Vega
8-Sep-20Feast of Our Lady of the Cinta
8-Sep-20Feast of the Nativity of Mary
8-Sep-20Feast of Virgin of the Antigua
8-Sep-20Festival of Virgin of Guadalupe
8-Sep-20International Literacy Day
8-Sep-20Victory Day
8-Sep-20Virgin of the Plains
8-Sep-20Virgin of the Victory

9th September 2020 – Wednesday

California Admission Day: California Admission Day is a legal holiday in the state of California in the United States. It is celebrated as a day of observance annually on September 9 to commemorate the anniversary of the 1850 admission of California into the Union as the thirty-first state.

HOLIDAYS, OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 9th SEPTEMBER 2020.
9-Sep-20California Admission Day
9-Sep-20North Korea National Day

10th September 2020 – Thursday

Jeune Genevois: Jeûne genevois is a public holiday in the canton of Geneva, Switzerland which occurs on the Thursday following the first Sunday of September. It dates back to the 16th century.

Jitiya: Jivitputrika is a three-day-long festival which is celebrated from the seventh to ninth lunar day of Krishna-Paksha in Ashwin month. It is celebrated mainly in India and Nepal.

 

HOLIDAYS, OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 10th SEPTEMBER 2020.
10-Sep-20Jeune Genevois
10-Sep-20Jitiya

11th September 2020 – Friday

Day of Catalonia: The National Day of Catalonia is a day-long festival in Catalonia and one of its official national symbols, celebrated annually on 11 September. It commemorates the fall of Barcelona during the War of the Spanish Succession in 1714 and the subsequent loss of Catalan institutions and laws.

HOLIDAYS, OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 11th SEPTEMBER 2020.
11-Sep-20Day of Catalonia
11-Sep-20Patriot Day

12th September 2020 – Saturday

Carl Garner Federal Lands Cleanup Day: Carl Garner Federal Lands Cleanup Day is a day observed in the United States to encourage nationwide citizen participation in the cleanup of federal lands. It occurs on the first Saturday after Labor Day, and may include a variety of programs, ceremonies, and activities.

German Language Day: Experts believe the basis of the German language, Proto-Germanic, began to develop about 2000b. c., as people began to settle in western areas of the Baltic Sea. … German is an interesting language due to the dominance of dialects, which emerged due to the fact there was no cultural center, like Paris in France.

Knabenschiessen: Knabenschiessen is a traditional target shooting competition in Zürich, held on the second weekend of September each year. The festival, officially held for the first time in 1889, is one of the oldest in Switzerland, dating back to the 17th century.

HOLIDAYS, OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 12th SEPTEMBER 2020.
12-Sep-20Carl Garner Federal Lands Cleanup Day
12-Sep-20German Language Day
12-Sep-20Knabenschiessen

13th September 2020 – Sunday

European Heritage Days: European Heritage Days is a joint action of the Council of Europe and the European Commission involving all 50 signatory states of the European Cultural Convention under the motto, Europe: a common heritage.

International Chocolate Day: World Chocolate Days, is referred to, in some instances, as International Chocolate Day, is an annual observance that occurs globally on ‘7th of July. References to World Chocolate Day are observed on 9th of July have been recorded as early as 2009. The celebration of the day includes the consumption of chocolate.

Knabenschiessen: Knabenschiessen is a traditional target shooting competition in Zürich, held on the second weekend of September each year. The festival, officially held for the first time in 1889, is one of the oldest in Switzerland, dating back to the 17th century.

National Grandparents Day: National Grandparents Day is a secular holiday celebrated in various countries, with official recognition in some, and occurring on various days of the year, either as one holiday or sometimes as a separate Grandmothers’ Day and Grandfathers’ Day.

HOLIDAYS, OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 13th SEPTEMBER 2020.
13-Sep-20European Heritage Days
13-Sep-20International Chocolate Day
13-Sep-20Knabenschiessen
13-Sep-20National Grandparents Day

14th September 2020 – Monday

Boston Marathon: The Boston Marathon is an annual marathon race hosted by several cities in greater Boston in eastern Massachusetts, United States. It is traditionally held on Patriots’ Day, the third Monday of April. Begun in 1897, the event was inspired by the success of the first marathon competition in the 1896 Summer Olympics.

Knabenschiessen: Knabenschiessen is a traditional target shooting competition in Zürich, held on the second weekend of September each year. The festival, officially held for the first time in 1889, is one of the oldest in Switzerland, dating back to the 17th century.

HOLIDAYS, OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 14th SEPTEMBER 2020.
14-Sep-20Boston Marathon
14-Sep-20Knabenschiessen

15th September 2020 – Tuesday

Birth of Bocage: Bocage was born in the Portuguese city of Setúbal, in 1765, to José Luís Soares de Barbosa and Mariana Joaquina Xavier l’Hedois Lustoff du Bocage, of a French family. Bocage began to make verses in infancy, and being somewhat of a prodigy grew up to be flattered, self-conscious, and unstable.

International Day of Democracy: In 2007 the United Nations General Assembly resolved to observe 15 September as the International Day of Democracy—with the purpose of promoting and upholding the principles of democracy—and invited all member states and organizations to commemorate the day in an appropriate manner that contributes to raising public awareness.

Nuestra Señora de la Bien Aparecida: La Virgen de la Bien Aparecida es la patrona de la diócesis de Santander y de la comunidad … título de Bien-Aparecida en la iglesia del convento de San Felipe el Real de esta corte, celebra su fiesta a esta señora el día 8 del corriente mes, … Oye complacida nuestro alegre canto, si del pecho brotan himnos en tu honor.

Pilgrimage of the Virgin of Fuensanta: The Shrine of Our Lady of Fuensanta is one of the most important and most visited tourist and religious attractions in the region of Murcia. It is located in the Regional Park of Carrascoy and the Valley, in Algezares, dominating the Murcian plain from its position on the side of the mountain facing the city.

Shout of Dolores: The Cry of Dolores is a historical event that occurred in Dolores, Mexico, in the early morning of 16 September 1810. Roman Catholic priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla rang the bell of his church and gave the pronunciamiento that triggered the Mexican War of Independence.

Software Freedom Day: Software Freedom Day (SFD) is an annual worldwide celebration of Free Software. SFD is a public education effort with the aim of increasing awareness of Free Software and its virtues, and encouraging its use. Software Freedom Day was established in 2004 and was first observed on 28 August of that year. About 12 teams participated in the first Software Freedom Day. Since that time it has grown in popularity and every year we have more than 300 events organized by over 100 cities from the world.

HOLIDAYS, OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 15th SEPTEMBER 2020.
15-Sep-20Birth of Bocage
15-Sep-20International Day of Democracy
15-Sep-20Nuestra Señora de la Bien Aparecida
15-Sep-20Pilgrimage of the Virgin of Fuensanta
15-Sep-20Shout of Dolores
15-Sep-20Software Freedom Day

16th September 2020 – Wednesday

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer: September 16 was designated by the United Nations General Assembly as the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. This designation had been made on December 19, 2000, in commemoration of the date, in 1987, on which nations signed the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.

Malaysia Day: Malaysia Day is a public holiday held on 16 September every year to commemorate the establishment of the Malaysian federation on the same date in 1963.

Mexico Independence Day: Independence Day (Día de la Independencia) is a Mexican holiday to celebrate the “cry of independence” on September 16, 1810, which started a revolt against the Spaniards.

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 16th SEPTEMBER 2020.
16-Sep-20International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
16-Sep-20Malaysia Day
16-Sep-20Mexico Independence Day

17th September 2020 – Thursday

Day of Melilla: The Day of Melilla (Día de Melilla) in Spain marks the anniversary of September 17, 1497. On this date, the soldiers of the Duke of Medina Sidonia stormed the city of Melilla.

United States Constitution Day and Citizenship Day: Constitution Day September 17th is an American federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. It is normally observed on September 17, the day in 1787 that delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document in Philadelphia.

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 17th SEPTEMBER 2020.
17-Sep-20Day of Melilla
17-Sep-20United States Constitution Day and Citizenship Day

18th September 2020 – Friday

Air Force Birthday: The U.S. Air Force was officially founded on 18 September 1947, and in the decades since it has established itself as an air force second-to-none.

National POW/MIA Recognition Day: In the United States, National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed on the third Friday in September. It honors those who were prisoners of war and those who are still missing in action. It is most associated with those who were POWs during the Vietnam War.

Rosh Hashana Eve: Rosh Hashanah, literally meaning “head [of] the year”, is the Jewish New Year. The biblical name for this holiday is Yom Teruah, literally “day of shouting or blasting”. It is the first of the Jewish High Holy Days specified by Leviticus 23:23–32 that occur in the early autumn of the Northern Hemisphere.

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 18th SEPTEMBER 2020.
18-Sep-20Air Force Birthday
18-Sep-20Fair Friday
18-Sep-20National POW/MIA Recognition Day
18-Sep-20Rosh Hashana Eve

19th September 2020 – Saturday

National CleanUp Day: National CleanUp Day is celebrated annually in the United States on the third Saturday of September. It promotes both organized and individual cleanup events and volunteering to keep the outdoors clean. The inaugural National CleanUp Day was held in 2017 and had more than 225,000 volunteers.

Nepal Constitution Day: Constitution day is being celebrated on Wednesday as per the Nepali calendar across the country. … It was the first full-fledged constitution drafted by the people’s representatives after the South Asian country became a federal democratic republic in 2008 following the overthrow of the 240-year Monarchy.

Rosh Hashana: Rosh Hashanah, literally meaning “head [of] the year”, is the Jewish New Year. The biblical name for this holiday is Yom Teruah, literally “day of shouting or blasting”. It is the first of the Jewish High Holy Days specified by Leviticus 23:23–32 that occur in the early autumn of the Northern Hemisphere.

Talk Like a Pirate Day: International Talk Like a Pirate Day is a parodic holiday created in 1995 by John Baur and Mark Summers, of Albany, Oregon, U.S., who proclaimed September 19 each year as the day when everyone in the world should talk like a pirate.

The Feast of Saint Januarius (Naples): Januarius is the patron saint of Naples, where the faithful gather three times a year in Naples Cathedral to witness the liquefaction of what is claimed to be a sample of his blood kept in a sealed glass ampoule.

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 19th SEPTEMBER 2020.
19-Sep-20National CleanUp Day
19-Sep-20Nepal Constitution Day
19-Sep-20Rosh Hashana
19-Sep-20Talk Like a Pirate Day
19-Sep-20The Feast of Saint Januarius (Naples)

20th September 2020 – Sunday

German World Children’s Day: The International Day for Protection of Children became universally established in 1954 to protect children’s rights, end child labor and guarantee access to education. Universal Children’s Day was created to change the way children are viewed and treated by society and to improve children’s welfare.

Rosh Hashana (Day 2): Many Jewish Americans observe Rosh Hashanah, known as the New Year in the Jewish calendar, for two days, while others celebrate the event for one day. It is a time of family gatherings, special meals, and sweet foods. Many Jewish people celebrate Rosh Hashana by eating challah bread and apples dipped in honey.

Swiss Federal Fast: The Federal Day of Thanksgiving, Repentance, and Prayer is a public holiday in Switzerland. It is an interfaith feast observed by Roman Catholic dioceses, the Old Catholic Church, the Jewish and Muslim congregations, and the Reformed church bodies as well as other Christian denominations.

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 20th SEPTEMBER 2020.
20-Sep-20German World Children’s Day
20-Sep-20Rosh Hashana (Day 2)
20-Sep-20Swiss Federal Fast

21st September 2020 – Monday

Federal Fast Monday: Federal Fast Monday is a public holiday in Vaud, where it is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

Gedaliah Fast: The Fast of Gedalia, also transliterated from the Hebrew language as Gedaliah or Gedalya, is a minor Jewish fast day from dawn until dusk to lament the assassination of Gedaliah, the righteous governor of Judah. His murder ended Jewish autonomy following the destruction of the First Temple.

Respect for the Aged Day: Respect for the Aged Day is a Japanese designated public holiday celebrated annually to honor elderly citizens. It started in 1966 as a national holiday and was held on every September 15. Since 2003, Respect for the Aged Day is held on the third Monday of September due to the Happy Monday System.

St. Matthew’s Day: Matthew the Apostle, also known as Saint Matthew and as Levi, was, according to the New Testament, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus. According to Christian tradition, he was also one of the four Evangelists and thus is also known as Matthew the Evangelist.

World Gratitude Day: Gratitude Day is celebrated annually on the 21st of September. The celebration of Gratitude Day allows both individual citizens and organizations within wider society to celebrate the broad meaning of gratitude in a variety of ways.

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 21st SEPTEMBER 2020.
21-Sep-20Federal Fast Monday
21-Sep-20Gedaliah Fast
21-Sep-20Respect for the Aged Day
21-Sep-20St. Matthew’s Day
21-Sep-20World Gratitude Day

22nd September 2020 – Tuesday

Emancipation Day: Emancipation Day is observed in many former European colonies in the Caribbean and areas of the United States on various dates to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people of African descent. It is also observed in other areas in regard to the abolition of serfdom or other forms of involuntary servitude.

World Car-Free Day: World Car Free Day, which is celebrated on September 22, encourages motorists to give up their cars for a day. Organized events are held in some cities and countries. The events, which vary by location, give motorists and commuters an idea of their locality with fewer cars.

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 22nd SEPTEMBER 2020.
22-Sep-20Emancipation Day
22-Sep-20Mauritius Day
22-Sep-20World Car-Free Day

23rd September 2020 – Wednesday

Blessed Rainy Day: Blessed Rainy Day is the holiday marking the end of the monsoon season in Bhutan. On this day all-natural water resources in the country are considered to be sanctifying and citizens are encouraged to take an outdoor bath to be cleansed of “bad deeds, obstructions and defilements” and accumulated bad karma.

Day of Saint Tecla: In Bede’s martyrology, Thecla is celebrated on 23 September, which was her feast day in the West, though in 1969 the Roman Catholic Church removed Thecla’s feast day from the Calendar of Saints for lack of historic evidence.

Saudi National Day: Saudi National Day is celebrated in Saudi Arabia on every 23 September to commemorate the renaming of the Kingdom of Nejd and Hejaz to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by a royal decree from King Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud in 1932. It is a National Holiday. The number of lunar, not solar, years are commemorated.

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 23rd SEPTEMBER 2020.xc
23-Sep-20Blessed Rainy Day
23-Sep-20Day of Saint Tecla
23-Sep-20Saudi National Day
23-Sep-20Thimphu Drubchoe

24th September 2020 – Thursday

Armed Forces Day: Armed Forces Day in Peru Date in the current year: September 24, 2020. Armed Forces Day in Peru (Día de las Fuerzas Armadas del Perú) is celebrated on September 24. It commemorates the creation of the Peruvian Armed Forces in their modern form. The Peruvian Armed Forces comprise the Army, Navy, and Air Force.

Heritage Day: The International Day for Monuments and Sites also known as World Heritage Day is an international observance held on 18 April each year around the world with different types of activities, including visits to monuments and heritage sites, conferences, round tables, and newspaper articles.

Saint Rupert’s Day: Rupert’s feast day is celebrated by the Eastern Orthodox Church on the anniversary of his repose, March 27 (March 28 according to the Lutheran Calendar of Saints). In Austria, it is September 24, commemorating the translation of his relics to Salzburg Cathedral.

Virgin of Mercy: The Virgin of Mercy is a subject in Christian art, showing a group of people sheltering for protection under the outspread cloak, or pallium, of the Virgin Mary.

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 24th SEPTEMBER 2020.
24-Sep-20Almarhum Sultan Iskandar Day
24-Sep-20Armed Forces Day
24-Sep-20Heritage Day
24-Sep-20Saint Rupert’s Day
24-Sep-20Virgin of Mercy

25th September 2020 – Friday

AFL Grand Final Friday:  If it’s Friday in Australia, then it’s Aussie Madness as a nation full of footy-crazed fans gets ready to celebrate its most popular sporting event on September 25, the AFL Grand Final Friday! On the final Friday of the month, at midday, a spectacular parade in Melbourne kicks off the Australian Football League Final that actually takes place the next day. It’s a public holiday in Victoria and the parade is a real crowd-puller. Fans line the streets to watch players, mascots, marching bands, and other entertainers.  Yep, they do it big in Australia!

Native American Day: Native American Day is a holiday celebrated across the United States in lieu of Columbus Day. In California and Nevada, the holiday is celebrated on the fourth Friday of September, whereas in South Dakota and Wisconsin, it falls on the second Monday of October.

St. Nicholas of Flüe: Saint Nicholas of Flüe was a Swiss hermit and ascetic who is the patron saint of Switzerland. He is sometimes invoked as Brother Klaus. A farmer, military leader, member of the assembly, councilor, judge, and mystic, he was respected as a man of complete moral integrity.

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 25th SEPTEMBER 2020.
25-Sep-20AFL Grand Final Friday
25-Sep-20Native American Day
25-Sep-20St. Nicholas of Flüe

26th September 2020 – Saturday

Make up Day for Mid Autumn Festival Holiday: The festival also coincides with the end of the autumn harvest, marking the end of the Hungry Ghost Festival, which occurs during the seventh lunar month. The day of the Mid-autumn Festival is traditionally thought to be auspicious for weddings, as the moon goddess is believed to extend conjugal bliss to couples.

Thimphu Tshechu: One of the biggest festivals in the country is the Thimphu Tshechu. This festival is held in the capital city for three days. The Tshechu is witnessed by thousands of people, both local and tourists. The actual Tshechu is preceded by days and nights of prayer and rituals to invoke the gods. Mask dances like the Guru Tshengye (Eight Manifestations of Guru Rinpoche), Shaw Shachi (Dance of the Stags) and many more are performed.

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 26th SEPTEMBER 2020.
26-Sep-20Make up Day for Mid Autumn Festival Holiday
26-Sep-20Thimphu Tshechu

27th September 2020 – Sunday

Day of the French Community: The Belgian French Community Holiday is a holiday on 27 September, held only in the French Community of Belgium. It is also variously translated as Day of the French Community, French Community Day, Feast Day of the French Community, Festival of the French Community, or other variants.

Day of the Walloon Region: The Day of the Walloon Region or simply the Day of Wallonia is the annual public holiday of Wallonia, the southern region of Belgium. It is celebrated each third Sunday of September.

European Heritage Days: European Heritage Days is a joint action of the Council of Europe and the European Commission involving all 50 signatory states of the European Cultural Convention under the motto, Europe: a common heritage.

Gold Star Mother’s Day: Gold Star Mother’s Day is observed in the United States on the last Sunday of September each year. It is a day for people to recognize and honor those who have lost a son or daughter while serving the United States Armed Forces.

Thimphu Tshechu: One of the biggest festivals in the country is the Thimphu Tshechu. This festival is held in the capital city for three days. The Tshechu is witnessed by thousands of people, both local and tourists. The actual Tshechu is preceded by days and nights of prayer and rituals to invoke the gods. Mask dances like the Guru Tshengye (Eight Manifestations of Guru Rinpoche), Shaw Shachi (Dance of the Stags), and many more are performed.

World Deaf Day: World Deaf Day is observed “to create awareness among the public to show how much the deaf could contribute to society and the country’s economic growth” on 28th September, every year. World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) was established in September 1951, in Rome, Italy.

World Tourism Day: Since 1980, the United Nations World Tourism Organization has celebrated World Tourism Day as international observances on September 27. This date was chosen as on that day in 1970, the Statutes of the UNWTO were adopted. The adoption of these Statutes is considered a milestone in global tourism.

Yom Kippur Eve: But what greetings are best to use for Yom Kippur? The most appropriate greeting for Yom Kippur is “G’mar Hatima Tova”, which means “May you be sealed in the Book of Life”, or the shorter version “G’mar Tov.” It is also customary to say “Have a meaningful fast” before the holiday begins.

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 27th SEPTEMBER 2020.
27-Sep-20Day of the French Community
27-Sep-20Day of the Walloon Region
27-Sep-20European Heritage Days
27-Sep-20Gold Star Mother’s Day
27-Sep-20Thimphu Tshechu
27-Sep-20World Deaf Day
27-Sep-20World Tourism Day
27-Sep-20Yom Kippur Eve

28th September 2020 – Monday

Queen’s Birthday: Elizabeth II is Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms. Elizabeth was born in London, the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York, later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, and she was educated privately at home.

South Canterbury Anniversary Day: South Canterbury Anniversary Day is celebrated on the fourth Monday in September. It commemorates Dominion Day which took place on 26 September 1907.

Teachers’ Day: Teachers’ Day is a special day for the appreciation of teachers, and may include celebrations to…Taiwan, 28 September, Taiwan uses this day to honor teachers’ contributions to their own students and to society in general.

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 28th SEPTEMBER 2020.
28-Sep-20Queen’s Birthday
28-Sep-20South Canterbury Anniversary Day
28-Sep-20Teachers’ Day
28-Sep-20Thimphu Tshechu
28-Sep-20Yom Kippur

29th September 2020 – Tuesday

Feast of Saint Miguel: Michaelmas is a Christian festival observed in some Western liturgical calendars on 29 September. In some denominations, a reference to a fourth angel, usually Uriel, is also added. Michaelmas has been one of the four quarter days of the financial year.

World Heart Day: The World Heart Foundation organizes World Heart Day, an international campaign held on September 29 to inform people about cardiovascular diseases, which are the biggest cause of death. The day promotes preventative measures to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 29th SEPTEMBER 2020.
29-Sep-20Feast of Saint Miguel
29-Sep-20World Heart Day

30th September 2020 – Wednesday

Chuseok Holiday: Chuseok, literally “Autumn eve”, once known as hangawi, is a major harvest festival and a three-day holiday in both North- and South Korea celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar on the full moon.

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 30th SEPTEMBER 2020.
30-Sep-20Chuseok Holiday

With this we come to the end of September 2020 calendar.

I got myself thinking one day, why do we celebrate holidays?

A holiday is a day set aside by custom or by law on which normal activities are suspended or reduced.

Generally, holidays allow individuals to celebrate or commemorate an event or tradition of cultural or religious significance.

Why holidays need to happen?

I really enjoy exploring nature with my family and my friends.

Holidays commemorate an important event and/or person in the history of a nation.

Traditions are an important part to building a strong bond between family, and our community.

Celebrations are some of the core aspects of any culture.

They give us a sense of belonging and a way to express what is important to us.

They connect us to our history and also help us celebrate generations of family.

It may be a harvest festival, a religious holiday, or a national observance, or a family wedding.

Celebrating your traditions helps keep you grounded in your own culture while adapting to a new one.

This is especially important when going through some of the phases of culture shock.

It affects many of us in the first months after moving to a different continent or city.

One of your traditional holidays can brighten up your mood for weeks.

While planning as you become absorbed in preparations for the event and the excitement of the day itself.

Celebrating a special day can also help you connect with fellows in your area.

This can add to your mutual support group.

Traditions should be celebrated most importantly if you have kids growing up in another culture.

The good name for which is the third culture kids.

It can help them keep one foot firmly rooted in their home culture.

This also offers learning experiences that might not otherwise occur.

Traditional celebrations are also an excellent opportunity for intercultural exchange and understanding.

Through these celebrations both kids and adults learn about other cultures.

So do start planning the next time you see one of your traditional holidays approaching on the calendar.

Invite your friends, involve the kids, and create your own lasting memories.

We can add your stories or event list if you send your experiences and comments to us.

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