Important Days in Month of September

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Important Days in Month of September

First week of September National Nutrition Week The day is observed from 1-7 September t provide knowledge about the importance of nutrition and its importance for human body.
2 September World Coconut Day The day is celebrated every year on the same day.

The day commemorates the formation of the Asian Pacific Coconut Community.

3 September Skyscraper Day The day is celebrated every year on the birth anniversary of Louis H. Sullivan often called the “Father of Modern Skyscrapers”. The name was first coined in 1880’s for the high rise buildings of te USA.

The world’s first skyscraper was completed in 1885 in Chicago

5 September International Day of Charity The day is celebrated annually on 5th September. The day was declared by the United nations General Assembly in 2012.

September 5 was chosen in order to commemorate the death anniversary of Mother Teresa of Calcutta who received the noble prize 1979.

The International day of charity was conceived as Hungarian Civil Society Initiative supported by the Hungarian Parliament and government 2011 and on 17th December 2012, the United Nations General assembly adopted the Resolution by consensus to designate 5 September as International Charity Day.

5 September Teachers Day in India Teacher’s is annually celebrated annually on birth anniversary of Dr. Radhakrishnan who was the second president and first vice president of India. The day is to pay tribute to Dr. Radhakrishnan and all teachers in India.

The day is celebrated since 1962 to honour Radhakrishnan’s remarkable approach towards education and student’s.

The Ministry of Education present’s the National Teachers Awards on his occasion every year.

6-12 September Food Processing Week The day is celebrated as ‘Azadi ka Mahotsav’ from 6-12 September 2021 in India.
7 September International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies The day is observed to promote and facilitate actions to improve air quality.

The day is declared by United Nations on 19th December 2019 during 74th UNEP session.

The day emphasizes the health aspects of air pollution during COVID-19 pandemic.

8 September International/ World Literacy Day The day is celebrated every year on 8th September that was declared by UNESCO on 26th October 1966 at the 14th Session of UNESCO’s General Conference.

The day was first celebrated in 1967 and observed by All United Nations Member States.

8 September World Physiotherapists Day The day is generating to aware about the crucial contribution of Physiotherapists to society.

The day was founded in 1951.

The day is designated in 1996 World PT day is promoted by World Physiotherapists Day.

9 September International Day to Protect Education from Attack The day was first celebrated in 2020.

The main purpose of the day is to raise awareness regarding importance of safeguarding schools as places of protection and safety for students from attacks.

9 September World EV Day The day marks the celebration of e-mobility ( Electric Vehicles)

The day was first celebrated in 2020 in China which is the largest EV market in the world.

9 September Himalayan Day The National Mission for clean Ganges organised Himalayan Diwas in association with Naula Foundation

The event was part of ongoing mission ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’.

The day is celebrated every year in state of Uttarakhand with aim to conserve the Himalayan ecosystem and region

The day was officially declared as Himalayan Day in 2015 by the Chief Minister.

10 September World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) The day is observed to provide awareness about worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides the various activities around the world since 2003.

The IASP with WHO and WFMH to host World Suicide Prevention Day. According to World Health Organisation, mental health Atlas released in 2014.

The day is celebrated since 2003 with theme “Suicide can Be


11 September 9/11 Remembrance Day or Patriot Day or National Day of Service and Remembrance In USA, Patriot Day is occurs on 11th September of each year in memory of people killed in the September 11 attacks of the year 2011.

A bill to make September 11 a national day of mourning was introduced in the U.S. House on 25th October 2001 by Rep Vito Fossella with 22 co-sponsors.

From 2009-2016 President Barrack Obama proclaimed 11 September as Patriot Day.

In 2017 President Donald Trump proclaimed September 8-10 as National Days of Prayers and Remembrance and proclaimed 11 as Patriot Day. 

11 September National Forest Martyrs Day The day is celebrated to pay tributes to those who laid down their lives in order to protect the Jungles, forest and wildlife across India.
Second Saturday of  September World First Aids Day The day is observed on the second Saturday of September every year to spread awareness on first aid and how it can prevent injuries and save lives in critical situation.

The day has been organised by the Red cross and Red Crescent Societies.

Second Sunday of September Grandparent’s Day The day is celebrated to show the bond, love care and support between grandparents and grandchildren.
12 September United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation The day is celebrates the economic, social and political development made in recent years by regions and countries in south.

It begins in 1949 with establishment of the United Nations technical aid programme by economic and social council and UNDP in 1969.

14 September Hindi Diwas The day is celebrated to commemorate the date 14th September 1949. During drafting constitution of India, the language is adopted under Article 343 and Hindi gets the status of official language in Republic India. The Munshi – Ayyangar formula declared Hindi to be he official language of India’s federal government and English as a de-facto language of India.

The day was announced by Pt. Jawaharlalal Nehru.

The day was first celebrated in 1953.

15 September Engineer’s Day in India In India, 15th September is celebrated as engineers day to give tribute to the Indian engineer and Bharat Ratan awardees Sir Mokshagundam Viswesvaraya who is popularly known as Sir MV. He was awarded with Bharat Ratna award in 1955 for his exceptional work in building of India.

He also conferred the British knighthood and served as Diwan of Mysore from 1912-1918.

The day was first declared as engineer’s day in 1968.

On 19th January 1996 the World Federation of Engineering Organization has designated March 4th as World Engineering Day for Sustainable World.

15 September International Day of Democracy The day was established through resolution passed by UN General Assembly in 2007.

The day was celebrated for first time in 2008.

15 September World Lymphoma Awareness Day The day is dedicating to raising awareness about lymphoma and particular emotional and Psychosocial challenges facing patients and suffering from this disease.

The day was initiated in 2002.

16 September International Day for the Preservation for Ozone layer/ World Ozone Day The day is to celebrate the awareness of the depletion of the Ozone Layer and search for solution to preserve it.

The day was designated by the United Nation General Assembly on 19th December 2000.

17 September World Patient Safety Day The day is observed to create awareness for patient’s safety and urge people to show their commitment to making healthcare safer.

The day was established by WHO in 2019 through resolution WHA72.6 on Global action on patient safety.

The day is adopted at 72nd world health assembly on 25th May 2019.

18 September World Bamboo Day The day is observed to generate awareness about conserving and promoting bamboo industries.

Bamboo is also known as poor man’s timber. Bamboo is omnipresent in tribal culture and community living.

The day was declared by World Bamboo Organisation in Bangkok in 2009.

It is tall tree like grass of family Poaceae.

18 September International Equal Pay Day Under the initiative of UN, the day was observed for the first time in 2020.

The day highlights the importance of ending sexual discrimination in relation to gender pay gap which refers to the difference in earning between men and women.

Third Saturday of September  International Red Panda Day The day is celebrated every year to raise awareness about conservation of Red Panda.

The day was observed by Red Panda Network in 2010 and celebrated for first time in 2010.

Different species of Red Panda is Ailurus Fulgens commonly known as Himalayan Red Panda and Ailutus Fulgens Styani in Eastern Himalaya and south-western China.

21 September World Alzheimer’s Day The day aims to raise awareness about the Stigma that runs around Alzheimer disease.

The disease is named after German psychiatrist, Alois Alzheimer who diagnosed the disease first time in 1950 in 50 year old woman.

21 September International Day of Peace The day is also known as World Peace Day.

The day is observed around the world with United Nation support to strengthen the ideals of peace and harmony by observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease fire.

22 September World Rhino Day The day is celebrated to raise awareness of the need to protect all the five existing species of Rhinoceros which are Black Rhino, Javan Rhino, Sumatran Rhino, Greater one horned Rhino and White Rhino.
22 September World Rose Day The day is celebrated to spread awareness about cancer which starts when cells grow out of control and crowd out normal cells.

The day is observed in the memory of a 12 year old girl from Canada named Melinda Rose who went on to live for six months in critical stage. 

23 September International Day of Signs Languages The day was first celebrated in 2018 as a part of the international week of the deaf.
25 September World Pharmacist Day The day is celebrated to aware about the importance and role of Pharmacist in improving health.

The day was designated by FIP Council in 2009 at the World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical sciences in Istanbul, Turkey  

25 September Nation Observes Antyodaya Divas in India The day marks the birth anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya. He was born in Mathura in 1916 and one of the key leaders of Bhartiya Jana Sangh from 1953-1968.

Antyodaya means Uplifting the poor of or rise of the last person”.

The day was officially declared by Modi Government in 2015.


Fourth Sunday of September Happy Daughters Day
26 September International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear weapons The aim of the day is to enhance public awareness about the threat posed to humanity by nuclear weapons.

The General assembly declared the international day in December 2013 with resolution 68/32.

26 September World Environmental Health Day The day is celebrated to shed the light on important work of environmental health around the world. The day is observed by International Federation of Environmental Health in 2011 during a meeting session in Indonesia on 26 September. 
Fourth Sunday September World Rivers Day The day is observed to raise awareness to support, protect and preserve the rivers around the world.

Mark Angelo, a river environmentalist addressed the United nations in 2005 during its water for life campaign.

27 September World Tourism Day The day is celebrated to raise awareness on the role of tourism within the international community and effect of social, cultural, political and economical values worldwide.


28 September World Rabies Day The day is to raise the awareness about the impact of rabies on human and animals. The aim of the day is to provide information and prevention about the disease.
28 September International day for Universal Access to information The international day for universal access to information day means that everyone has the right to seek, receive and important for healthy and inclusive knowledge societies.
29 September World Heart Day The day is celebrated to draw attention to heart illness and the range of associated health issues.
29 September International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste The day is celebrated since 2020 to promote and implement global efforts to resolve the issue of food wastage.
Last Thursday of September World Maritime Day The day is based on maritime safety and the maritime environment.
30 September International Translation day It was set up in 1953 by International Federation of Translators.

The first official celebration of ITD was held in 1991.

The day also marks the feast of St. Jerome, the Bible translator who is considered the patron saint of translator.