Why did I write an article on September's little-known and unusual holidays? Maybe you want to add something just a bit different to your story. Have one of your characters celebrate one of these holidays. Even better, have your character become maniacal about the holiday or holidays your character chooses to celebrate.
Use your imagination with each one of them. Some of them I elaborate a little on, some of them I don't. You are a writer, so have fun researching each one of them that catches your eye.
Instead of listing these unusual holidays by date, I decided to list them by category and just tell the day it is celebrated.
September 2 - Bison-ten Yell Day
September 11 - Hug Your Hound Day
September 17 - Puppy Mill Awareness Day
September 17 - Responsible Dog Ownership Day
September 26 - Shamu the Whale Day
September 28 is Fish Tank Floorshow Night. Do you own a fish tank? All year long our fish entertain us. This is the night for us to thank our fish for their tireless endeavors at keeping us happy. We should show how appreciative we are of them and entertain them for a change. Sing to them, dance for them, read them. Do whatever will entertain your fish.
September 8 is World Physical Fitness Day. I am partial to this holiday and the other fitness holiday because I came so close to losing my ability to walk. Enjoy the freedom you have to exercise and stay physically fit.
Septmber 29 - Women's Health & Fitness Day
September 1 is Chicken Boy's Day. Chicken Boy is a 22-foot tall fiberglass statue of a chicken with a man' head. He was the mascot for the now defunct Chicken Boy fried chicken restaurant. He now endorses products and makes guest appearance.
September 5 - Oatmeal Day
September 7 - Salami Day
September 13 - International Chocolate Day
September 17 - International Eat An Apple Day
September 22 is National White Chocolate Day. Chocolate is so awesome that not only is there a national day for it, there is also an international day to celebrate its goodness.
September 29 is National Coffee Day. Coffee, besides being a common beverage first thing in the morning, also goes great with your chocolate.
September 15 - Google.com Day
September 27 - Google's Birthday
September 4 - International Drive Your Studebaker Day
September - National Lacemaking Day
September 12 - Video Games Day
September 24 is Innergize Day. This is the day set aside especially for you to do anything you want.
September 24 - National Hunting and Fishing Day
September 25 - National One-Hit Wonder Day
September 1 is Emma M. Nutt Day. Emma C. Nutt was the first woman telephone operator in America.
September 2 is National Lazy Mom Day. How would a mom celebrate this most awesome day? She could sleep in, lounge around all day in her pajamas, have her children wait on her and do the housework, and just read or watch television all day long. She could have a thoroughly lazy day with no reason to feel guilty for it.
September 7 - Grandma Moses Day
September 9 is Wonderful Weirdos Day, This is a special day to be your typically weird self.
September 15 is Felt Hat Day. This is the day to pull your felt hat out of the closet, wear it, and show it off to all your friends.
September 16 is Anne Bradstreet Day. Her collection of poems entitled, The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up in America, By a Gentlewoman of Those Parts, was the first book written by a woman to be published in the United States.
September 16 - Stepfamily Day
September 18 - Wife Appreciation Day
September 19 - National Woman Road Warrior Day
September 26 - Johnny Appleseed Day
September 27 - Ancestor Appreciation Day
September 28 - National Good Neighbor Day
September 7 is Neither Snow nor Rain Day. The New York post office building opened on this day in 1914.
September 1 is National No Rhyme (Nor Reason) Day. This is the day to celebrate the uniqueness of words in the English language that do not rhyme with any other words.
September 8 – International Literacy Day
September 17 is Big Whopper Liar Day. As writers, what do we do each time we write a story? We tell lies. Work on a great one today, one that you would consider a whopper.
September 18 – Hug A Greeting Card Writer Day
September 22 is Dear Diary Day. The celebration of keeping a diary. As writers, we could also consider it a celebration of keeping a writing journal.
September 22 is Hobbit Day. This is the official birthday of the fictional characters from The Lord of the Rings series, Bilbo and Frodo Baggins.
September 23 – Love Note Day
September 24 is Punctuation Day. This is the day we applaud the apostrophe, cherish the colon, commend the comma, dig the dash, exalt the exclamation point, praise parentheses, prize the period, savor the semi-colon, query the question mark, and quiz quotations.
September 24 – R.E.A.D. In American Day
September 30 is Ask A Stupid Question Day. No question is too dumb, no question is too stupid.