HISTORIC SEPTEMBER CELEBRATIONS & EVENTS

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Here are some September celebrations and events with histories kids might like to investigate.

Blackpool Illuminations Switch=On (September 4th, Blackpool, England)
Newspaper Carrier Day (September 4th, U.S.A.)
Heritage Open Days (September 10th – 13th, National Trust Properties, U.K.))
Labour Day (September 7th, Multi-Country)
Teacher’s Day (September 5th, India)
Great River Race (September 12th, London, England)
Grandparents’ Day (September 13th, Canada & U.S.A.)
Grito de Dolores (Independence Day) (September 16th, Mexico)
Autumn Equinox (September 23rd, Northern Hemisphere)
International Rabbit Day (September 26th, Multi-Country)
Moon Festival (September 27th, China)
Rosh Hashanah (September 13th – 15 th, Israel & Jewish Communities worldwide)

They might also like to learn more about some historic folk born in September:

Edgar Rice Burroughs, writer, September 1st, 1875
Jesse James, American outlaw, September 5th, 1847
Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier de Lafayette, Marquis de Lafayette, American Revolutionary, September 6th 1757. (I wonder how old he was before he could spell all that.)
Elizabeth I, Queen of England, September 7th, 1553.
William Sydney Porter (O. Henry), writer, September 11th, 1862.
James Fennimore Cooper, writer, September 15th, 1789.
Agatha Christie, writer, September 15th, 1890.
William Golding, writer, September 19th, 1911.
H.G. Wells, writer, September 21st, 1866.
Stephen King, writer, September 21st, 1947.
Jim Henson, puppeteer, September 24th, 1936.
Shel Silverstein, poet, September 25th, 1930.
Thomas Stearns (T.S.) Eliot, writer, September 26th, 1888.

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