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What's so special about september?

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This week has been a parade of beach chairs, umbrellas, kayaks, bikes and much more being hauled in and out by our storage customers.

We all know that September starts off with the Labor Day celebration, but the staff here at The Storage Inn thought that you might enjoy a few fun facts about September – so here are a dozen of them!

1.The name “September” comes from an old Roman word, “septem,” which actually means 7. That’s right – September was the seventh month of the year on the Roman calendar – It did not become the ninth month until the advent of the Gregorian calendar.

2. The Romans believed that September was looked after by the god of fire. So they always expected fires and volcanic eruptions to occur during this month.

3. Out of all 12 months of the year, September is spelled with the most letters. It contains nine letters, and it happens to be the ninth month of the year. No other months have the same amount of letters as their number in the calendar year.

4. This September “Harvest Moon” is the fullest moon of the year. When you gaze at it, it looks very large and gives a lot of light throughout the entire night. No other lunar spectacle is as awesome as the Harvest Moon.

5. The first day of fall is typically on September 22 or September 23 in North America. This is when the hours in the day are almost equal to the hours in the night.This occurs at the same time as the Spring Equinox does in Australia.

6. A little-known, but highly significant holiday falls in September. September 17th is Constitution Day, which marks the day that the U.S. Constitution was adopted.

7. There are more pop and classic songs with “September” in the title than any other month.

8. We all know that Labor Day is in September, but did you know that September also has a few  little known holidays? Among these are National Grandparent Day, National Cheese Pizza Day, and National Drink-a-Beer Day.

9. September is known as Harvest Month. It’s a great month to harvest in preparation for the coming winter months. In fact, in Old England, it was called “Haervest-monath”, meaning Harvest Month. Some of the best crops to harvest are onions, apples, raspberries, and tomatoes.

10. Zodiac signs in September are split between Virgo (August 23 – September 22) and Libra (September 23 – October 22).

Virgos are known for being loyal, practical, thoughtful, analytical people who sometimes come off as cold, but it’s only because they’re taking a methodical approach to friendship (like most aspects of their lives).

Libras are a little different. Their main characteristics include being diplomatic and fair. They like harmony, dislike being alone, and always strive for peace and justice in the world.

11. Famous people born in September include Adam Sandler, Amy Winehouse, Bill Murray, Bruce Springsteen, Confucius, Freddie Mercury, Queen Elizabeth, Stephen King, and Sophia Loren.

12. The birthstone for September is the sapphire which is said to reduce inflammation, treat fever and act as a lucky charm for the person wearing it. It symbolizes intuition, clarity of thought, peacefulness, as well as loyalty and trust.

Okay – so now you are ready to go with some fun facts about the month of September courtesy of The Storage Inn. Now, if only National “Cheese Pizza Day”, and National “Drink a Beer Day” fell on the same date! Mmmmmmmmm!

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Alhad Venkat
MIXING MACHINE FEEDER
Answer # 2 #

September is the ninth month of the year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars, the third of four months to have a length of 30 days, and the fourth of five months to have a length of fewer than 31 days. September in the Northern Hemisphere and March in the Southern Hemisphere are seasonally equivalent.

In the Northern hemisphere, the beginning of the meteorological autumn is on 1 September. In the Southern hemisphere, the beginning of the meteorological spring is on 1 September.[1]

September marks the beginning of the ecclesiastical year in the Eastern Orthodox Church. It is the start of the academic year in many countries of the northern hemisphere, in which children go back to school after the summer break, sometimes on the first day of the month.

September (from Latin septem, "seven") was originally the seventh of ten months in the oldest known Roman calendar, the calendar of Romulus c. 750 BC, with March (Latin Martius) the first month of the year until perhaps as late as 451 BC.[2] After the calendar reform that added January and February to the beginning of the year, September became the ninth month but retained its name. It had 29 days until the Julian reform, which added a day.

Ancient Roman observances for September include Ludi Romani, originally celebrated from September 12 to September 14, later extended to September 5 to September 19. In the 1st century BC, an extra day was added in honor of the deified Julius Caesar on 4 September. Epulum Jovis was held on September 13. Ludi Triumphales was held from September 18–22. The Septimontium was celebrated in September, and on December 11 on later calendars. These dates do not correspond to the modern Gregorian calendar.

September was called "harvest month" in Charlemagne's calendar. September corresponds partly to the Fructidor and partly to the Vendémiaire of the first French republic. September is called Herbstmonat, harvest month, in Switzerland. The Anglo-Saxons called the month Gerstmonath, barley month, that crop being then usually harvested.[3]

In 1752, the British Empire adopted the Gregorian calendar. In the British Empire that year, September 2 was immediately followed by September 14.

On Usenet, it is said that September 1993 (Eternal September) never ended.

The September equinox takes place in this month, and certain observances are organized around it. It is the Autumn equinox in the Northern Hemisphere, and the Vernal equinox in the Southern Hemisphere. The dates can vary from 21 September to 24 September (in UTC).

September is mostly in the sixth month of the astrological calendar (and the first part of the seventh), which begins at the end of March/Mars/Aries.

This list does not necessarily imply either official status or general observance.

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Abhishek Shrivastav
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The Romans believed that the month of September was looked after by the god, Vulcan. As the god of the fire and forge they therefore expected September to be associated with fires, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes.

September is the start of the school year. Students return to school after the six week summer holiday.

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Fasnokk Mente
SUPERVISOR AIRPLANE FLIGHT ATTENDANT
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Celebrate the month of September with your kids and learn lots of September Fun facts including birthstones, flowers, and holidays.

This September Fun Facts month is full of all kinds of holidays, fun, and a whole lot of HAPPY. Learn with us all about September with these fun facts and we have some added crafts and printables that are sure to make you love this 9th month as much as we do!

Before we get into all of HAPPY September, don't forget to check out last month's August Fun Facts too!

The month of September is a fabulous month! Some of the stats about this month include:

While the current calendar has September as the ninth month of the year, that wasn't always the case. In the Roman calendar, September was the seventh month of the year. January and February didn't exist.

Each month of the year has a few different symbols within the month. There are birthstones associated with each month, there is a monthly flower and there are astrological symbols. These are all based on the month you were born. Those people that are born in September.

September is the end of Summer and the beginning of Fallin the northern hemisphere (above the equator). Almost all schools have started by September or after Labor Day in September. It's a great month of getting into the new school year swing of things. We love the start of Autumn and all the cozy that comes with it.

Don't forget to celebrate all the Fall fun, check out our Happy Fall Coloring Page, Easy Fall Crafts, Fall Printables, Fall Bingo, and Fall DIY Projects.

In terms of September Holidays here are a few:

September is a month full of fun and fabulous weather. We have lots of different crafts, printables, and coloring pages.

Fill the month with lots of different crafts full of Back to School, Fall, Apple-themed, and more.

Have some September fun with this free printable September coloring page.

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iupkh Fatima
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  • Septem means 'seven' in Latin, and the name for September has remained the same.
  • September is dedicated to Vulcan, Roman god of Fire.
  • September marks the end of Summer and the start of the Fall season (Autumnal Equinox).
  • September is known as harvest month.
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As the ninth month of the year, September marks the beginning of autumn in the northern hemisphere (and the start of spring in the southern). Traditionally considered the month that marks transitions between seasons, it is often one of the most temperate weather-wise.

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