September Observances

All Month

National Suicide Prevention Month – All month, mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors, allies, and community members unite to promote suicide prevention awareness.

National Voter Registration Month – the perfect reminder to get registered or to check your voter status. To find your election official or to learn more about your state’s specific voter registration requirements visit.

First Parkash (September 1) – Opening ceremony of the Siri Guru Granth Sahib, the main Sikh scripture.

Labor Day (September 4) – honors American laborers and their economic contributions to society.

National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15–October 15) – Celebrates the contributions, heritage and culture of Hispanic and Latino Americans.

Rosh Hashanah (September *16­-17) – Sometimes known as the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashana commemorates the creation of the world and is the beginning of the Days of Awe, a 10-day period of introspection.

Ganesh Chaturthi  (September 18) – the Hindu celebration of the birth of Lord Ganesh.

International Week of Deaf Persons (September 19-25) – Contributions of Deaf people around the world celebrated by Deaf people and communities, allies, and stakeholders.

First day of Autumn (September 23)

Bi Visibility Day (September 23) – Seeks to draw attention to public policy concerns and foster respect for bi+ individuals and communities.

Yom Kippur (September *24-25) – The holiest day of the Jewish calendar, sometimes known as the Day of Atonement, marks the culmination of the Days of Awe. The holiday is observed with a 25-hour fast.

International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste (September 29) – an opportunity to raise awareness of practices and innovations to reduce food loss and waste and build a more resilient food system.

Sukkot (September *30-October 6) – A fall harvest holiday, commemorating the years that the ancient Israelites wandered in the desert on the way to the promised land.


* Please note that these holidays begin the prior evening at sundown.