K-12 TLC Teacher's Calendar: September
September 2011
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September Is...
  Archaeology Month:

Baby Safety Month
Children's Good Manners Month
Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month
Healthy Aging Month
Home and Sports Eye Safety Month
Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Month
Library Card Sign-Up Month
National 5 A Day Month
National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month
National Cholesterol Education Month
National Food Safety Education Month
National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15) Presidential Proclamation
National Literacy Month
National Menopause Awareness Month
National Osteopathic Medicine Month
National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month Presidential Proclamation
National Pain Awareness Month
National Pediculosis Prevention Month
National Piano Month
National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month Presidential Proclamation
National Reye's Syndrome Month
National Save-the-Tiger Month
National Sickle Cell Awareness Month

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September 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 September
This Week Is...
Childhood Injury Prevention Week
(September 1-7)
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Hinduism: Ganesh Chauth (Festival) Hinduism Hindu Council UK Festivals India
(Celebrates the birth of Lord Ganesh on the 4th day after the new moon of Bhadrapad)
China: Teacher's Day China Education Learnet India
(Oberved annually on September 1 since the 1980s to reverse the anti-intellectual sentiment nurtured by the "Cultural Revolution")
Eritrea: Anniversary of the Start of the Armed Struggle Eritrea
Ethiopia U.S. Department of State Ertra.com
(Commemorates the start of the armed struggle for independence from Ethiopia: 09/01/1961)
Japan: Disaster Prevention Day Japan
Earthquakes Hurricanes Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs
(Observed on this date each year since 1960 to elevate the population's disaster preparedness)
Libya: Revolution Day Libya
BBC
(Commemorates the military overthrow of King Idris: 09/01/1969)
Slovakia: Constitution Day Slovakia U.S. Department of State
(Commemorates adoption of the Slovak constitution: 09/01/1992)
Tibet: Xuedun (Shoton) Festivals: Opera Festivals Tibet Buddhism Opera Travel China Guide
(Day 4 of 8-day festival observed beginning on the 30th day of the sixth Tibetan month)

Uzbekistan: Independence Day Day Uzbekistan Soviet Union U.S. Department of State
( Observed September 1 to commemorate declaration of independence issued 08/31/1991)

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Vietnam: National Day Vietnam U.S. Department of State
( Commemoration of declaration of independence by Ho Chi Minh: 09/02/1945)

Tibet: Xuedun (Shoton) Festivals: Opera Festivals Tibet Buddhism Opera Travel China Guide
(Day 5 of 8-day festival observed beginning on the 30th day of the sixth Tibetan month)

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Australia: National Flag Day Australia Australian National Flag Association
(Commemoration of first flying of flag: 09/03/1901)
Republic of San Marino: San Marino Day Republic of San Marino
(Traditional celebration of founding in 301)
Tibet: Xuedun (Shoton) Festivals: Opera Festivals Tibet Buddhism Opera Travel China Guide
(Day 6 of 8-day festival observed beginning on the 30th day of the sixth Tibetan month)

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First Quarter Moon
This Week Is...
Suicide Prevention Week
(The week including September 10: World Suicide Prevention Day)
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Labor Day
India: National Teachers' Day India Education ILoveIndia
(Observed since 1962 to commemorate the birth date of the great teacher Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan)
Chile: National Unity Day/Reconcilitation Day Chile Bay Area World Trade Center
(Observed the first Monday in September)

(Commemorates Dom Pedro's Declaration Independence for Brazil from Portugal: "Independence or Death!" 09/07/1822)
Peru: Anniversary of Chachapoyas Peru Trafico
(Commemoration of the founding of Chachapoyas 09/05/1538)
Tibet: Xuedun (Shoton) Festivals: Opera Festivals Tibet Buddhism Opera Travel China Guide
(Day 7 of 8-day festival observed beginning on the 30th day of the sixth Tibetan month)

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Bonaire: Flag Day Bonaire Tourism Corporation
(Obersrved annually on this date)
Bulgaria: Unification Day Bulgaria U.S. Department of State
(Commemorates the reunification of Northern Bulgaria & Eastern Rumelia: 09/06/1885)
Sao Tome and Principe: Armed Forces Day/Heroes Day Sao Tome and Principe
(Observed annually on September 6)
Swaziland: Somhlolo Independence Day Swaziland Great Britain U.S. Department of State
(09/06/1968 Independence from Great Britain)
Tibet: Xuedun (Shoton) Festivals: Opera Festivals Tibet Buddhism Opera Travel China Guide
(Day 8 of 8-day festival observed beginning on the 30th day of the sixth Tibetan month)

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Brazil: Independence Day Brazil Portugal Library of Congress U.S. Department of State
Mozambique: Victory Day Mozambique Portugal Norwegian Embassy in Mozambique Crawfurd
( Commemorates the cease fire that results in an independent Mozambique: 09/07/1974)
New York: Grandma Moses Grandma Moses American Artists & Illustrators Gallerie St. Etienne
(Declared by Governor Nelson Rockefeller on the occasion of Grandma Moses' 100th birthday: 09/07/1961)

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United Nations Reading International Literacy Day Reading United Nations
(Observed annually on September 8 every year since 09/08/1967)

Andorra: National Day Andorra Government of Andorra
(Observed annually on September 8 to commemorate Saint's Day for Virgin of Meritxell, Patron Saint of Andorra)
Federated States of Micronesia: Kosrae Liberation Day Federated States of Micronesia World War II Association of Pacific Island Legislatures
(Commemorates the 1945 liberation of the island of Kosrae from the Japanese)
Lithuania: Crowning of Vytautas the Great Lithuania Government of Lithuania
(Observed to commemorate the scheduled crowning of Vytautas the Great as King in 1430)
Macedonia: Independence Day Macedonia Voting U.S. Department of State
(Observed annually on September 8 to commemorate 1991 referendum vote for independence)
Switzerland (Geneva): Jeûne Genevois (Thanksgiving Day) Switzerland State of Geneva
(Observed on Thursday following the first Monday in September)

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Teddy Bear Teddy Bear Day Teddy Bear About.com
(Observed annually on September 9)

Tajikistan: National Day Tajikistan Tajikistan Embassy, Washington
(Independence from Russia: 09/09/1991)
California: Admission Day California LearnCalifornia.org
(31st state: 09/09/1850)

10

SAT
World Suicide Prevention Day
(Observed annually on September 10 by the International Association for Suicide Prevention and the World Health Organization)

Belize: National Day/St. George's Caye Day Belize U.S. Department of State Belize.net
(Spanish invasion repelled at St. George's Caye: 9/10/1798)

11

SUN
9/11 Attack Religion Presidential Proclamation
United States National Day of Prayer and Remembrance
(Established by Presidential Proclamation in remembrance of 9/11/2001)

Presidential Proclamation Patriot Day Presidential Proclamation
World Trade Center


Family Grandparents Day Family
(Observed annually the first Sunday after Labor Day)

Ethiopia: Ethiopian New Year Ethiopia Canadian Department of Immigration
(Observed annually on this date)
Federated State of Micronesia: Pohnpei Liberation Day Federated States of Micronesia World War II Association of Pacific Island Legislatures
(Observed on this date to commemorates the 1945 liberation of the island of Pohnpei from the Japanese)
This Week Is...
National Constitution Week (September 17-23) Presidential Proclamation
National Farm Safety and Health Week (Third week of September) Presidential Proclamation
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MON
Gibralter: National Day Government of Gibraltar Great Britain CIA Global Translation
(Observed closest Monday to 9/10 to commemorate self-government established under British sovereignty: 9/10/1967)

Maryland: Defenders' Day Maryland War of 1812 Baltimore County Public Library
(Commemorate militia victory at Battle of North Point: 9/12/1814)

Full Moon

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Hinduism: Start of Pitr-Paksha (Saradhas) Hinduism InfoPlease
(16-day season for the remembrance of dead ancestors observed during the "dark fortnight" following the September full moon)
United States: Commodore John Barry Day John Barry U.S. Military Leaders Naval History American Revolution Presidential Proclamation
(Commemorates the life of Commodore John Barry: Established by 1981 Presidential Proclamation)

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Christianity: Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church of the Holy Sepulcher Religion Society of Archbishop Justus
(Commemorates the dedication of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher by Saint Helen: 09/14/335)
China: Yue Laan: Festival of Hungry Ghosts China Hong Kong Tourism Board
(Observed the 15th day of the 7th Lunar Month)
Nicaragua: Anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto Battle of San Jacinto William Walker U.S. Department of State
(Commemorates the defeat of American filibusters led by William Walker: 09/14/1856)

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Presidential Proclamation First Day of Hispanic Heritage Month Presidential Proclamation

Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua: Independence Day Spain Costa Rica El Salvador Guatemala Honduras Nicaragua U.S. Department of State 1Up Info
(Commemorates independence from Spain by the Central American provinces: 09/15/1821)

Great Britain: Battle of Britain Day Great Britain NAZI Germany Aviation History Battle of Britain BBC Spartacus
(Commemorates Britain's decisive defense against Luftwaffe attacks on London: 09/15/1940)

Japan: Keiro no Hi (Respect for the Aged Day) Respect for the Aged Day
(Observed annually on September 15)
Mexico: Mexican Independence Day (Day 1 of 2) Mexico Spain U.S. Department of State PBS
(Commemorates Father Miguel Hidalgo's pre-dawn declaration of independence from Spain: 09/16/1810)

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Presidential Proclamation Prisoners of War/MIA POW/MIA Logo Prisoners of War/MIA Presidential Proclamation
National POW/MIA Recognition Day
Observed the Third Friday of Each September

Geology Collect Rocks Day Geology
(Observed annually on this date)

United Nations: International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer United Nations United Nations Environment Programme
(Observed this date each year to commemorate the signing of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer: 09/16/1987)
Mexico: Mexican Independence Day (Day 2 of 2) Mexico Spain PBS
(Commemorates Father Miguel Hidalgo's pre-dawn declaration of independence from Spain: 09/16/1810)

New Guinea: Independence Day New Guinea
(09/16/1975: Independence from an International Trusteeship)

St. Kitts and Nevis: National Heroes Day St. Kitts St. Kitts Tourism Authority
(Observed annually on this date since 1998)

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U.S. Constitution Constitution Day/Citizenship Day Presidential Proclamation
(Celebration of signing of the U.S. Constitution: September 17, 1787)

Angola: National Heroes Day Angola U.S. Department of State
(Celebration of birthdate of Angola's first president, Agostinho Neto: 9/17/1922)
Honduras: Dia del Maestro (Teachers' Day) Honduras Education Teacher Appreciation Teatro la Fraqua
(Observed annually on this date to commemorate José Trinidad Reyes, founder of the national university)

18

SUN
Women National Women's Friendship Day Women
Observed the Third Sunday of Each September

Chile: Independence Day Chile Spain U.S. Department of State
(Commemorates Chile's independence from Spain: 09/18/1810)

This Week Is...
Deaf Awareness Week (Last full week of September)
International Clean Hands Week (Third full week of September 10)
National Child Passenger Safety Awareness Week (Fourth week of September)
National Dog Week (Last full week of September)
National Farm Animals Awareness Week (Fourth week of September)
National Rehabilitation Awareness Celebration (Fourth week of September)
National Reye's Syndrome Week (Third full week of September)
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International Talk Like a Pirate Day World Language Official Web Site
(Observed on this date annually)
Chile: Día de las Glorias del Ejército (Armed Forces Day/Army Day) Chile
(Observed on this date annually)
St. Kitts and Nevis: Independence Day St. Kitts Great Britain St. Kitts Tourism Authority
(Commemorates independence from the United Kingdom: 09/19/1983)

20

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Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day
(Observed annually the third Tuesday of September)

Last Quarter Moon

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United Nations United Nations United Nations
(Observed annually on September 21 as per 2002 resolution of the United Nations)

Armenia: Independence Day Armenia Soviet Union U.S. Department of State
(Commemorates independence from the Soviet Union: 09/21/1961)

Belize: Independence Day Belize Great Britain Library of Congress U.S. Department of State
(Commemorates independence from Great Britain: 09/21/1981)

Bosnia-Herzegovina (Serbian Orthodox): Mala Gospojina Bosnia-Herzegovina Orthodox Christian
(Annual observance on this date of the Orthodox Nativity of the Virgin Mary)
Brazil: Arbor Day Brazil Arbor Day Arbor Day Foundation
(Observed annually on this date to correspond with the start of spring)

Malta: Independence Day Malta Great Britain U.S. Department of State World Statesmen
(Commemorates independence from Great Britain: 09/21/1964)

Uruguay: Students' Day Uruguay Education Teacher Appreciation
(Observed in conjunction with Teachers' Day 9/22)

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Barbados: Arbor Day Barbados Arbor Day Arbor Day Foundation
(Observed annually on this date)

United States: American Business Women's Day Women Presidential Proclamation Bryan/College Station Charter Chapter American Business Women's Association
(Commemorates the founding of the American Business Women's Association: 09/22/1949)
United States: National Centenarian's Day: Family Live100andBeyond.com
(Observed annually on this date)
United States: National Elephant Appreciation Day : Elephants Crayola

Uruguay: Dia del Maestro (Teachers' Day) Uruguay Education Teacher Appreciation
(Observed in conjunction with Students' Day 9/21)

23

FRI
Hobbies & Games Checkers Day Hobbies & Games
(Observed annually on this date - the anniversary of Richard Nixon's "Checkers" speech: 09/23/1952)

Autumnal Equinox First Day of Autumn/Autumnal Equinox Autumnal Equinox
09:04 UT, Sept 23/05:04 a.m. EDT, Sept 22

Brunei: Teachers' Day Brunei Education Teacher Appreciation
(Observed annually on this date)


Marshall Islands: Manit Day (Customs Day) Marshall Islands Marshall Islands Visa
(Observed the last Friday in September)
Puerto Rico: Grito de Lares Puerto Rico El Boricua
(Revolutionaies declare independence from Spain: 09/23/1868)
Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands: Arbor Day Puerto Rico U.S. Virgin Islands Arbor Day Arbor Day Foundation
(Observed annually on the last Friday of September)

Saudi Arabia: National Day Saudi Arabia Saudi-US Relations Information Service
(Commemorates unification of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: 09/23/1932)

Turks and Caicos: National Youth Day Turks and Caicos Child Advocacy
(A celebration of children observed the last Friday in September)

California: Native American Day California Native American Studies California Native American Day Website
(Observed the fourth Friday in September)

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Estuaries
(Observed annually on the last Saturday of September)

National Hunting and Fishing Day
(Observed annually on the last Saturday of September)

Last Saturday in September
(Observed annually on the last Saturday of September)

Guinea-Bissau: Independence Day Republic of Guinea-Bissau Portugal U.S. Department of State
(Commemoration of independence declared from Portugal on 9/24/1973)
New Caledonia: New Caledonia Day New Caledonia
(Commemoration of the French claim on New Caledonia 09/24/1853)
South Africa: Heritage Day South Africa U.S. Department of State Government of South Africa
(Observed as a recognition of South African culture since 09/24/1995 )
Trinidad and Tobago: Republic Day Trinidad Tobago U.S. Department of State Government of Trinidad-Tobago
(Observed annually to commemorate the first meeting of Parliament on this date in 1976 under the new Republican Constitution)
United States: Punctuation Day National Puncutation Day Official Web Site
(Observed annually on this date since 2004)

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SUN

National Day of Remembrance
for
Parents of Murdered Children

National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children, Inc
(Observed annually on Sept 25 in commemoration of the death of the daughter of the founder of POMC)

Museum Day


War Death Gold Star Mothers Day Presidential Proclamation
(Observed the last Sunday in September since 1936 to honor mothers who have lost a child in military action)

Cambodia: Bonn Phchum Ben Cambodia U.S. Department of State Cambodian Embassy, Washington, D.C.
(Final 3 days of 15 days of offerings to monks in remembrance of deceased family ancestors concluding the day of the new moon local time)
Mozambique: Revolution Day Mozambique Portugal
(Commemoration of the beginning of a revolution campaign against Portugese rule: 09/25/1964)

Rwanda: Kamarampaka Day (Republic Day) Rwanda U.S. Department of State
(Celebration of the end of monarchy 09/25/1961)

This Week Is...
Hearing Aid Awareness Week (Last week of September/First of October)
National Banned Books Week (Last week of September/First of October)
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MON
Family Family Day
(Observed annually on the fourth Monday of September)

Cambodia: Bonn Phchum Ben Cambodia U.S. Department of State
(Final 3 days of 15 days of offerings to monks in remembrance of deceased family ancestors concluding the day of the new moon local time)
New Zealand: Dominion Day New Zealand
(Observed the fourth Monday of September to commemorate New Zealand's dominion status within the British Empire beginning 09/26/1907)
Yemen: Revolution Day Yemen U.S. Department of State
(Celebration of the overthrow of the monarchy of Imam Muhammad al-Badr on 09/26/1962)

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Cambodia: Bonn Phchum Ben Cambodia U.S. Department of State Cambodian Embassy, Washington, D.C.
(Final 3 days of 15 days of offerings to monks in remembrance of deceased family ancestors concluding the day of the new moon local time)
Ethiopia & Eritrea: Meskel Meskel Eritrea Church of the Holy Sepulcher
(Observed annually on this date (September 28 in Leap Years) to celebrate the finding of the true cross of Christ and construction of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher)

New Moon

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Rosh Hashanah
World Rabies Day
(Observed annually on this date since 2008)

Women's Health and Fitness Day
(Observed annually on the last Wednesday of September)

Canada: Maple Leaf Day Canada Arbor Day Arbor Day Foundation
(Observed annually on the last Wednesday of September)

Czech Republic: Statehood Day Wenceslaus Catholic Saints U.S. Department of State
(Observed annually on this date - the feast day of St. Wenceslaus - Patron Saint of the Czech Republic)
Taiwan: Teacher's Day Teacher's Day Teachers
(Annual national holiday on 09/28, recognized in Taiwan as Confucius' birthday)

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Rosh Hashanah
England: Michaelmas England Catholic Encyclopedia
(Ancient traditional holiday observed in England and elsewhere in celebration of St. Michael's feast day: Sep 29)
Paraguay: Battle of Boquerón Day Paraguay U.S. Department of State World at War
(Celebration of the Battle of Boquerón air battle fought 09/09- 0929/1932 during the Chaco War)

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Catholicism: Feast of St. Jerome St. Jerome Education Libraries Catholic Saints Daily Catholic
(Commemoration of the death of St. Jerome, patron saint of scholars and librarians, 9/30/420)
Botswana: Independence Day Botswana United Kingdom U.S. Department of State
(Independence from the United Kingdom: 9/30/1966)
Sao Tome and Principe: Agricultural Reform Day Sao Tome and Principe Farming & Agriculture
(Observed annually on this date)
Spain: Homenaje al Maestro (Teachers' Day) Spain Education Teacher Appreciation
(Observed annually on this date)

Uzbekistan: Teachers and Tutors Day Uzbekistan Teachers U.S. Department of State Asian Development Bank

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