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September 2024 Events Celebrations & Special Days

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Events, celebrations, awareness events, saint's days, annual campaigns, major sporting events - UK and global festivities happening in September 2024.

Autumn is approaching and it's Back to School time. September is the month when we celebrate Harvest Festival, and Tolkien fans can celebrate Hobbit Day.

Here are the key dates and events happening this September in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as well as around the world.

September 2024 Events Celebrations & Special Days

Harry Potter Back to Hogwarts Day

1st Sep 2024

Harry Potter fans celebrate the day that students return to Hogwarts School. Gather at King's Cross Station in London or watch livestreamed events via the Wizarding World website.


Harry Potter Wordsearch

Zero Waste Week

2nd Sep to 6th Sep 2024

The aim of this international social media campaign is to help householders, businesses, schools and community groups increase recycling, reduce landfill waste and participate in the circular economy.


Read a Book Day

6th Sep 2024

This one is easy, just put your feet up and curl up with a book today. Reading is a fantastic way to stimulate the mind and it can also slow down the mental effects of age and dementia.

How To Help Relectant Readers

Colouring Pages About Books & Literature

Grandparents Day US

8th Sep 2024

September is when the US has it's celebration of grandmothers, grandfathers and all grandparents. It is a day to appreciate and show your love for your grandparents.

Grandparents Day Crafts, Cards and Activities

Printables for Grandparents Day

International Literacy Day

8th Sep 2024

A day to support the promotion of literacy as an integral part of lifelong learning. Supported by UNESCO, it aims to takle the fact that one in five adultsaround the world are still not literate and that two-thirds of them are women.


How To Help Relectant Readers

Star Trek Day

8th Sep 2024

A celebration of the legendary Sci-Fi TV series which promoted tolerance and unity between all the peoples of Earth. Take the opportunity to watch a favourite episode or introduce a friend to the show.


Star Trek Wordsearch

Fairtrade Fortnight

9th Sep to 22nd Sep 2024

Fairtrade farmers, workers and campaigners up and down the country highlight the difference fair trade can make to lives and communities.


International Sudoku Day

9th Sep 2024

Designated by the World Puzzle federation, the 9th of September was chosen because Sudoku is traditionaly played on a 9 x 9 board.


Sudoku Online

Revision Resources

Teddy Bear Day

9th Sep 2024

A day to appreciate the companionship that your Teddy Bear gives you. So bring out your beloved bear and give it a hug.

Roald Dahl Story Day

13th Sep 2024

The birthday of author Roald Dahl was chosen as a day to promote reading and raise money for the children's charities which Dahl supported in his lifetime.

All About Roald Dahl Story Day

Roald Dahl Wordsearch & Anangrams

World Atopic Eczema Day

14th Sep 2024

This is an annual awareness day to recognise the impact eczema can have and to raise the standards of care.


Read An Ebook Day

18th Sep 2024

Read an eBook Day is a celebration of modern storytelling, whether you buy an eBook or borrow one for free from your local library.


20 Classic Works Of Children's Literature That You Can Read On An eBook For Free


Talk Like A Pirate Day

19th Sep 2024

Shiver me timbers! It's a day of pirate related silliness! Arrrrggghh!


Pirate Wordsearch

Autumn Equinox (Northern Hemisphere) Spring Begins (Southern hemisphere)

20th Sep 2024

This date marks the first day of astronomical Autumn in the northern hemisphere, also known as the Autumnal Equinox.

More About The Autumn Equinox

5 Autumn Outdoor Activities For Kids

Autumn Wordsearches, Hard & Easy!

Spring Equinox (Southern Hemisphere)

20th Sep 2024

This date marks the first day of astronomical Spring in the sorthern hemisphere, also known as the Vernal Equinox.

More About The Spring Equinox

International Red Panda Day

21st Sep 2024

International Red Panda Day seeks to inspire people to learn more about these lovely species and to contribute to the conservation of the habitat in which they reside. It is held on the 3rd Saturday in September each year.


U.N. International Day of Peace

21st Sep 2024

A globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace.


Hobbit Day

22nd Sep 2024

Hobbit Day is celebrated on September 22 in reference to its being the birthday of the hobbits Bilbo and Frodo Baggins from J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings.

Hobbit Wordsearch

The International Day of Sign Languages

23rd Sep 2024

A UN designated day to raise awareness of the importance of sign language in the full realization of the human rights of people who are deaf.


International Rabbit Day

28th Sep 2024

Celebrated on the fourth Saturday of September each year, this day celebrates the value and contribution that rabbits make to our lives, and the care of both domestic and wild rabbits.

World Rivers Day

29th Sep 2024

A celebration of the world's waterways, highlighting the many values of rivers and strives to increase public awareness and encourages the improved stewardship of rivers around the world. It is celebrated on the 4th Sunday in September each year.


World Maritime Day

30th Sep 2024

A day to focus on and appreciate the contribution of the maritime industry for trade, and to ensure the safe and fair treatmentment of maritime workers of all nations.


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