September facts and trivia

September is the 9th month of the year and also has 9 letters in it’s name. It is the only month with the same number of letters in it’s English name as the number of the month. It has 30 days. It is the first month of the fall season. The birthstone is Sapphire, which was once thought to guard against evil and poisoning. The birth flowers are aster, forget-me-nots, or morning glory. And the band-aid was invented in September.

September in Old England was called Haervest-monath(Harvest Month). September’s name came from the Latin word septem, meaning “seven.” This month had originally been the seventh month of the year of the early Roman calendar.

The name “United States” came into existence in the month of September on Sept 9, 1776. Originally it was referred to as the United Colonies.

Holidays in September are : Labor Day Sept 2nd, Grandparents Day Sept 8th, Patriot Day Sept 11, Constitution Day Sept. 17, International Day of Peace Sept 21, Autumnal Equinox Sept. 23 at 3:50am EDT, Michaelmas Sept 29, and Rosh Hashanah Sept 29.

On Sept 1st Louis XIV, known as the Sun King, died at the age of 76, after ruling France since the age of 5.

Folklore about September: ~Fair on September 1st, Fair for the month. ~Heavy September rains brings drought. ~Married in September’s golden glow, smooth and serene your life will go. ~September dries up ditches or breaks our bridges.