Is it really September, the ninth month of the year?

Is this really happening? Is it really September, the ninth month of the year? And summer is almost over? Monday, Sept. 7 is Labor Day, so not only is summer officially over, but I can’t wear white after Monday! 

But I do have a serious question. If Sept. 7 is the end of summer and the first day of fall is Sept. 22 (autumn equinox), what season is it between the two dates? Summall? Sumfa? Can I wear white in those two weeks? And do “summer” things? OK, I realize Ask a Stupid Question Day isn’t until Sept. 28, but I need these questions answered before summer is over! If only for my own peace of mind!

Just like that odd two-week period, September seems to be a month of transition, summer to fall, no big or flashy holidays (even Labor Day seems like kind of a ho-hum holiday, sorry), not a lot of big celebrations, unless you count Cheese Pizza Day (Sept. 5) or National Cheeseburger Day (Sept. 18), nothing really earth-shaking.

Of course, there are serious, important days in the month, such as 9/11 Remembrance Day, Mexican Independence Day on the 16th, , Citizenship Day and

Constitution Day on the 17th, and the beginning of Rosh Hashanah on the 18th.

Even the odd or silly days that most months have are pretty tame in September. For example, there’s Be Late for Something Day on Sept. 5, No News is Good News Day on Sept. 11, Collect Rocks Day on Sept. 16, Crush a Can Day on Sept. 27, and Ask a Stupid Question Day on Sept. 28. Oh, and of course, probably the weirdest of the month, International Talk Like A Pirate Day on Sept. 19. Aaaargh!

But the day that has a little something for everyone, has to be Sept. 13. Check all these out: Defy Superstition Day, Fortune Cookie Day, Grandparent’s Day, National Peanut Day, National Pet Memorial Day, Positive Thinking Day, National Kids Take Over The Kitchen Day, National Bald is Beautiful Day Uncle Sam Day (his image was first used on that day in 1813), and my favorite, National Hug Your Hound Day! 

And, this one’s for Mom and Dad, who have been working hard through this whole pandemic thing, Sept. 16, is Working Parents Day. Here’s to you Mom and Dad!

Stay safe everyone!

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