September always feels like the beginning of the year to me. It is the when school begins for most areas and the time of year when businesses start new projects or promoting new ideas. For many, however, it is the time of the year to lament the end of summer and fun at the beach and in the mountains. But September’s cooler air is great for hiking and camping as well as the many other good things offered by the beginning of fall.
September is the ninth month of the year but its name was derived from the Latin Septem, (seven) because it was the seventh month of the Roman calendar. It marks the beginning of the ecclesiastical year in the Eastern Orthodox Church, the autumnal equinox in the northern hemisphere and the vernal or spring equinox in the southern hemisphere occur on dates varying from 21 September to 24 September
This is the time of year when the theater and concert seasons begin, museums have special exhibits and of course there are many festivals and fairs, let’s not forget it is the football and soccer seasons as well.
Although spring is usually considered the traditional season for weddings, September can be the perfect time to get married. The cooler temperatures provide more choices for gown styles, longer sleeves, fabrics such as heavy satins and velvet. And don’t forget the choice of shawls from soft pashima to delicate lace to keep the wedding party warm and add a little flavor to their dresses. Floral arrangements of rich blues and purples to dark yellow and burnt oranges can decorate the rooms. On nice days it is still warm enough for garden ceremonies, but perhaps by the end of the month one can wed before the fireplace. In addition to weddings, September is a wonderful month for any type of event from corporate seminars to personal parties.
Labor Day is held on the First Monday of September and honors the American Labor movement and the workers contribution to the prosperity of the country.
Rosh Hashanah, Jewish New Year Begins sunset of Sunday, September 13, 2015
Ends nightfall of Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Yom Kippur begins sunset on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 and
ends nightfall on Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Sukkot Festival is September 27 thru October 4-7 day Festival
To learn more about the Jewish holidays click here
Miss America Pageant will be held on September 14, 2014 this year
Do you know that The Miss America Pageant began in Atlantic City, New Jersey as a bathing beauty contest? For many years since its origin the pageant has been held in other towns in the United States. But, Atlantic City, NJ is considered the birthplace of this pageant, which is held either in September or October for one week every year.
This is also the month in which we start making the many preparations for the soon to arrive many special holidays from Halloween through the way we welcome in the New Year. We will be searching for many ideas to share with you as to how to make the coming holidays special.
Till next time ………