Important Days of September: Literacy Day, Teachers’ Day and More!


September is the ninth month of the Julian calendar. Interestingly, in Latin ‘septem’ means Seven. There are several very important events that we have observed all through the month of September like Literacy Day, Teachers’ Day, Hindi Diwas and many more!

In this article, let us quickly take a look at all the important observations and celebrations of the month and their significance. 

Important Days of September

September 1-7World Nutrition WeekTo understand the importance of receiving proper nutrition for people all over the world to grow as a race and civilization. 
September 2World Coconut DayTo conserve and protect the coconut production industry. This day also educates us on the many health benefits of coconuts and coconut oil. 
September 5Teachers’ DayThis day marks the birth day of Dr. S. Radhakrishnan. It is dedicated to celebrating the contribution of all teachers in our lives. 
September 5International Day of CharityMarks the death anniversary of Mother Teresa of Calcutta and her tireless efforts toward helping the downtrodden. 
September 7Brazilian Independence DayAlso known as, Sete de Setembro , this day marks Brazil’s liberation from the Kingdom of Portugal. 
September 8International Day of LiteracyTo educate children in our respective local communities. To ensure children can start/re-start their education and the overall quality of education is enhanced. 
September 10World Suicide Prevention DayTo foster awareness against committing suicide and the many reasons that may lead individuals to take this step. In today’s world, depression and subsequent despair are major causes of suicide among the youth.
September 119/11 Remembrance DayThis day is observed to honour the memory of those who were injured or killed in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centre Twin Towers in New York City. 
September 11World First Aid DayThis day is celebrated on the 2nd Saturday of September. It teaches us the importance of having basic knowledge of first aid and how timely administered first aid can go a long way to save lives. 
September 12 Grandparents’ DayTo celebrate the role of grandparents and elders in our lives. This day allows us to reflect upon how they enrich our lives with their wisdom and experience. 
September 14Hindi DiwasOn this day in 1949, Hindi was given the status of being one of the official languages of India along with some others. 
September 15National Engineers’ DayIt marks the birth anniversary of Civil Engineer extraordinaire, Sir M. Visvesvaraya. The day is also dedicated to all engineers and the contribution they make to our society. 
September 15International Day of DemocracyThis day honours the importance of the values of liberty, freedom and democracy, it also urges us to focus on the state of democracy in the present world. 
September 16World Ozone DayThis day talks about the depletion of the Ozone layer and how it is adversely affecting our climate. The day also invites dialogue on what we can do to prevent it from depleting further. 
September 17World Patient Safety DayThis day calls for action from the global community to protect the health of patients in hospitals and nursing homes. 
September 18Bamboo DayTo promote and protect the bamboo industry. 
September 18Red Panda DayTo learn about Red Pandas and to protect their species and their habitat. 
September 21World Peace Day/ International Day of PeaceTo maintain world peace and stability.The day is also dedicated to cease-fire (in places with ongoing war) and non-violence. 
September 21World Alzheimer’s DayTo raise awareness about Alzheimer’s and Dementia. To create dialogue about the needs of the patients suffering from these diseases.
September 22World Rose DayThis day is dedicated to the wellbeing of Cancer patients. This day provides hope to patients that Cancer is a curable disease. 
September 22World Rhino DayTo create awareness about the 5 species of Rhinoceros that inhabit our planet and the efforts that we need to put to save them and their habitat. 
September 23International Day of Sign LanguagesThis UN-mandated observance raises awareness about sign language and the importance for all people to learn the same. It also protects the linguistic identity of those whose hearing has been challenged. 
September 25Antyodaya DiwasMarks the birth anniversary of Deen Dayal Upadhyay. 
September 26World Contraception DayTo raise awareness about the use of contraception and family planning. This day also creates dialogue for people to take care of their sexual and reproductive health. 
September 26World Environmental Health Day To raise awareness about the health of our environment and how it affects the human race at large. 
September 27World Tourism DayThis day highlights the socio-cultural and economic importance of the tourism industry. Moreover, it is dedicated to making tourism and traveling as safe as possible for all people. 
September 28World Rabies DayTo create awareness about this disease and how to earn protection against it.
September 29World Heart DayThis day is dedicated to fostering awareness about maintaining the health of the heart. Moreover, it talks about diseases like strokes and heart attacks and what we can do to prevent the same. 
September 30World Translation DayHonours the work done by translators to keep the international community running smoothly. 

Such trivia is important for you if you are appearing for competitive exams. Government exams such as NABARD Grade A, RBI Grade B, FCI AGM, IBPS RRB PO, SBI Clerk and such all test a candidate’s general knowledge in the General Awareness section. 

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