September – 2023 Holidays and Observations
Hello September. The end of the federal fiscal year is near. Does this affect you at work?
Below you’ll find some month, week, and daylong celebrations/observations (mostly US based). They are holidays/observations related to the content of this site that we’ve selected to highlight. We try to focus on money (and ways to make money), technology, and product based holidays and observations. Maybe we missed some, maybe we added some you don’t think apply.
If you’re interested in Food/Drink/Travel holidays, we have a list of those too over at Grecobon.
Which celebrations will you be making note of this month?
International Update Your Resume Month
Even if you’re not in the market for a new job, use International Update Your Resume Month to take some time to update your resume. You never know when the ideal job may present itself. What skills or certificates have you acquired recently, that may be missed if you are in a hurry to put your resume together? Market yourself, and be prepared!
National Library Card Sign Up Month
I actually just renewed my library card so I can take advantage of the FREE Libby App! Sign in with your library card information and you’ll be able to access all the e-books and audio books within your library system for FREE! Your local library is a source of both free learning and entertainment. Save money on entertainment, borrow a good book, grab a blanket and enjoy an afternoon reading at your favorite park, beach, or in your own front yard!
National Save Your Photos Month
I can speak personally on the loss of beloved family photos. When we lost our home in 2012 to a fire, the other belongings didn’t matter, it was the photos and videos gone forever. Take time this month to scan your photos and upload videos to an online drive. We use Google Drive and Dropbox (referral code) to store many of our old photos.
- Payroll Week – Week of Labor Day
- Truck Driver Appreciation Week – Second Week
- Healthcare Environmental Services Week – Second Full Week
- Nephrology Nurses Week – Second Full Week
- Security Officer Appreciation Week – Third Week
- Surgical Technologists Week – Third Week
- Construction Appreciation Week – Third Week, Monday through Friday
- US Bowling League Day
- Did you know bowling used to be an outdoor sport? Called ninepins, it was popular with gamblers. Connecticut outlawed the game in 1841, this resulted in indoor lane owners adding one pin to their alleys to get around the law. US Bowling League Day celebrates the formation of groups and rules set in place for the game. Do you enjoy bowling? Keep yourself safe and your shoes lane ready with these bowling shoe covers from MyShoeCovers.
- National Read A Book Day
- Grab a book, relax and spend some time reading. Read to your children, or to grandparents. Encourage your kids to practice their reading skills by reading to you or finding a local shelter program so they can read to shelter animals, a great bonding experience for both.
- Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Day
- Honoring those who provide care to children, adolescents, and young adults with cancer and/or blood disorders. September is also Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
- National Swap Ideas Day
- Whether it’s at work, in a volunteer organization, or at home, swapping ideas and brainstorming can lead to endless possibilities. Maybe you’ll have the idea for a successful new product at your job, the most successful fundraising campaign your non-profit group has ever had, or you’ll conquer that writers block, design dismay, vacation itinerary holdup, or whatever else you may be struggling with. You can never be sure how your ideas merge with someone else’s ideas to create something amazing. So get together with you need to get get to creating and idea swapping!
- National Boss/Employee Exchange Day
- Observed the Monday following Labor Day, Boss/Employee exchange day is the opportunity for workers and those above them to spend a day in each other’s shoes. This could be a vital day for some business as higher ups can see how those they manage spend their day and manage their time, perhaps realizing what is needed for a healthy work environment. In contrast workers can see things from their higher ups’ perspectives and the difficulty of managing many people on top of other assorted tasks.
- National Report Medicare Fraud Day
- Medicare Fraud is a crime that affects us all. $650 billion dollars is spent annually on Medicare and $65 billion of that is lost to Medicare Fraud. Like in so many other situations – if you see something, say something.
- Day of the Programmer
- Celebrated the 256th day of the year, Day of the Programmer thanks those who make all electronic things work! 256 is the highest power of 2 less than 365 thus the holiday date choosing. On leap years it is celebrated on September 12. Matt is a programmer if you want to send some love his way – @deedniblog on instagram!
- Neonatal Nurses Day
- Working with the tiniest patients, neonatal nurses care for newborns born with a variety of medical challenges and those without any medical challenges who are brand new to this world.
- Tradesmen Day
- Celebrated the third Friday in September, National Tradesmen Day honors the professionals who keep our lives running and our world spinning. They keep our roads, water systems, power grids and more running. Thank you Tradesmen, Tradeswomen, and Tradespeople!
- National Working Parents Day
- This day honors parents who are pulling double duty parenting and working to provide for their families. They juggle both family and work life, daycare schedules, sports schedules, their own schedules, on top of day to day child rearing.
- National Professional House Cleaners Day
- Working behind the scenes, professional house (and business) cleaners make our world a more beautiful place, literally. While you may not employ one at home, certainly a business or establishment you frequent does and they are an integral part of keeping the smooth ship sailing. If you’re thinking of renting a space you own for Short Term Rentals or Long Term, you may want to consider hiring some cleaners to make your space look amazing! What are the pros and cons of a house cleaner? Let us know in the comments!
- IT Professionals Day
- What a month for Matt…. Celebrated the third Tuesday in September, is IT Professionals Day. Take today to honor your favorite IT “geek” who keeps your world running and connected to the internet.
- American Business Women’s Day
- American Business Women’s Day honors accomplishments of businesswomen across the country and their impact on day to day life.
- International Research Administrator Day
- Consider a research administrators like a jack of all trades. They help keep projects running and support the staff in their research goals. Research administrators are heavily used in medical institutions and colleges.
- National Compliance Officer Day
- Compliance officers work hard to make sure businesses and organizations are run ethically. They oversee the organization’s policies, handle claims of misconduct, and evaluate procedures. Their job preserves a company’s reputation in making sure they are holding up the standards that have been set for them.
- National Women’s Health & Fitness Day
- The last Wednesday in September reminds us of the importance of keeping our bodies healthy. Whether you take a walk, join a fitness class, learn about appropriate portion sizes, or work on ways to reduce your stress, any way to work on your well being is beneficial. You don’t have to spend a ton on physical fitness, in fact there are many ways you can get fit for free. Looking to make some money and get fit at the same time? We’ve got you covered on that end too.
- Save Your Photos Day
- To end Save Your Photos Month, the last Saturday of September is Save Your Photos Day. This day reminds you to back up your photos digitally to preserve them. Save your memories to have for generations to come.
- International Podcast Day
- Whatever type of podcast you love, be it for entertainment purposes, to learn, money tips and tricks, business, or true crime. Today is the day to celebrate, rate, and recommend your favorite podcast.
Lora’s podcast lineup in absolutely no order whatsoever are:
- BiggerPockets Money Podcast
- Dumb Blonde
- The Food Blogger Pro Podcast
- The Science of Social Media
- The Vine Podcast
- Financial Feminist
- Fly on the Wall with Dana Carvey and David Spade
- Getting Curious with Johnathan Van Ness
- Hot Moms & Intrusive Thoughts
- Noble Blood
- Pinsights – Der Podcast fur dein Pinterest Marketing
- NPR Planet Money
- Rex Factor
- Rusyn World Interviews
- Stuff You Should Know Podcast
There’s September for you.
For more celebrations in September you can check out one of our favorite sites – National Day Calendar.
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