Some holidays and events that happen in September include Labor Day, the start of school in many states, memorials for September 11 and more. September also signals the beginning of the fall season, with temperatures cooling in the northern portion of the United States.
While states in the South may start school in late August, most Northern states begin the school year after the Labor Day holiday, giving families one last weekend to spend at the beach before packing things up for the year. Several other less well-known holidays occur in September, including: Teddy Bear Day on September 9, Newspaper Carrier Day on September 4, National Peanut Day on September 13, Constitution Day on September 17 and Checkers Day on September 23.
In addition, many churches and schools have fall festivals in September that feature carnival rides, bonfires and hayrides. The cooler weather brings people outdoors, and in many states, the leaves on the trees begin to change colors. In the South, September temperatures are often hot, much like August, and residents and visitors still flock to the beach. The Labor Day holiday brings the first long weekend of the school year, with many people choosing to barbecue and spend time with friends.