September 5: Labor Day
Labor Day is a national holiday that always falls on the first Monday in September. As such, it gives (most) workers a three-day weekend off from work, which is why it’s often referred to as Labor Day Weekend. The first-ever Labor Day happened on September 5, 1882 and began when members of New York’s Central Labor Union marched in protest to unsafe work conditions, but also to honor the benefits of the union. Approximately 10,000 workers marched from City Hall to 42nd Street in New York City. In 1894, President Grover Cleveland signed Labor Day into law, officially declaring the first Monday of every September the national holiday we know it to be today. This holiday recognizes the many contributions workers have made to America’s strength, prosperity and well-being, per the US Department of Labor.
September 15- October 15: National Hispanic Heritage Month
This month honors the culture and contributions of both Hispanic and Latino Americans
National Recovery Month: This month helps to educate all Americans on treatment and mental health services for those with substance use disorder
September 20: HeForShe (Women):
initiated by the UN to promote gender equality
September 22: Autumnal Equinox:
As summer moves into fall, the autumnal equinox is a time for various religious observances worldwide
September 25 – September 27: Rosh Hashanah (Jewish):
the Jewish New Year, a time for reflection in the faith.
Also observed in September
National Self-Care Awareness Month: a reminder that taking care of ourselves, first and foremost, is essential. True self-care is not self-centered or selfish. It’s about saying yes or no….guilt-free.
National Suicide Awareness Month: Suicide impacts family and friends long after the loss of a loved one. There is no shame in seeking help.
Prostate Health Month: dedicated to raising awareness to the second-leading cancer among men. Early detections will increase the success of treatment.