September is the ninth month of the modern-day Gregorian calendar, coming after January, February, March, April, May, June, July, and August. There are 30 days in the month of September.
September has its name from the Latin word Septem, meaning seven. September was named during the time when March symbolized the starting of the year. This is why the name does not associate itself with the placement of the month in the calendar.
The earlier versions of the Roman calendar had September as the seventh month with 30 days. After the addition of January and February in the calendar, it became the ninth month with 29 days. After the Julian calendar reform, one more day was added to September, making it a full 30 month.
The full moon for September is known as Harvest Moon. The birth flowers for September are forget-me-not, morning glory, and aster. Its birthstone is sapphire, which symbolizes clear thinking.
Celebrate the tallest buildings in the world on Skyscraper Day, observed on September the third. The United States commemorates the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 with Patriot Day. If you want to travel elsewhere, World Tourism Day is celebrated on September the twenty-seventh. Before you do, though, it might be helpful to study another language. Good thing that September 26 is the European Day of Languages. And if you'd like an excuse to use a different vocabulary without learning a foreign language, International Talk Like a Pirate Day is on September 19.
The worksheets below are all themed on celebrations or events that take place during the Fall month of September. Fun Fact: In September, 2016, NASA announced that they had "corrected" the Zodiac by recalibrating it according to how the Earth had changed position relative to the constellations. A thirteenth sign, Ophiuchus, was added.