Fun Facts About Month of Seprember


• The name of the ninth month of the year – September – comes from the old Roman word “septem”, meaning “seven”, because in the Roman calendar it was the seventh month.

• The Romans believed that the month of September was looked after by the god of the fire and forge – Vulcan. Therefore, they expected fires, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions in this month.

• In many parts of the world, September is the first month of autumn and it is associated with the beginning of school.

• The zodiac signs for September are Virgo (August 23 – September 22) and Libra (September 23 – October 22).

Famous people born in September include Adam Sandler, Adam West, Agatha Christie, Alexis Bledel, Amy Winehouse, Andrea Bocelli, Beyonce Knowles, Bill Murray, Brigitte Bardot, Bruce Springsteen, Carl Zeiss, Colin Firth, Confucius, Daniel Defoe, Freddie Mercury, Greta Garbo, Ivan Pavlov, Karl Lagerfeld, Lance Armstrong, Leonard Cohen, Michael Faraday, Monica Bellucci, Queen Elizabeth I, Richard I, Sophia Loren, Stephen King, T. S. Eliot, Truman Capote, Upton Sinclair.

• 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. The sapphire, present in almost every color (rich blue, pink, yellow, green etc.), symbolizes intuition, clarity of thought, peacefulness, as well as loyalty and trust.

• There are three traditional flowers of the month of September: the aster, symbolizing love; the forget-me-not, representing memories and love; and the morning glory, symbolizing unrequited love.

• Special holidays in September include Labor Day (the first Monday in September), the September equinox (September 22nd), National Grandparents’ Day (celebrated in the U.S. on the first Sunday after the first Monday of September).

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