September 17th is the 260th day of the calendar year, and the New Year’s countdown is set at 105 days.
September 17th is a holiday for apple dumplings, citizenship and more. Nannies, dog owners and others mark September 17th as a special day for many reasons. Here are several popular September 17th holidays (arranged alphabetically).
Apple Dumpling Day
Apple dumplings top the menu on September 17th, with Apple Dumpling Day tempting pastry lovers’ tastebuds.
Check out these delicious apple dumpling recipes from various AC writers (CTRL-click on each title to open that article in a new internet window): “Apple Dumplings,” by Summer Stewart; “Holiday Apple Recipe: Apple Dumplings,” by Mimi Bullock; “How to Make Apple Simmin Dumplin’s,” by Betty Bremmer, and “Recipe for Holly Golightly’s Apple Dumplings,” by 1actressinoregon.
Waist watchers might choose to bypass the baked goods on September 17th and watch The Apple Dumpling Gang movie instead. This 1975 Walt Disney Pictures comedy/drama stars Bill Bixby, Susan Clark, Tim Conway, Don Knotts, Harry Morgan and Slim Pickens.
Bloodiest Day (United States)
September 17th is a gory occasion as well, particularly in American history. On September 17, 1862, during the Civil War, this date marked a gruesome battle.
Union forces repelled a Confederate attack in Maryland, fighting the Battle of Antietam, on this date. More than 23,100 soldiers were captured, wounded or slain in the conflict, which has become known as the bloodiest day in American military history.
Constitution Day (United States)
Americans salute the U.S. Constitution on September 17th each year. It’s Constitution Day. This patriotic occasion was officially declared by the U.S. Congress in 2004.
Each year, on September 17th, American schools may receive federal funding that is specifically appropriated for teaching students about the U.S. Constitution. Federal employees may also be given materials that teach about the U.S. Constitution.
Also, on Constitution Day, Americans celebrate those who have become U.S. citizens during the past calendar year.
September 17th marks the momentous date in American history when the Constitutional Congress signed the original U.S. Constitution in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787.
Babysitters and child care givers are the toast of the town on September 17th. It’s Nanny Day.
Have you ever worked as a nanny? Did you ever have a nanny, while you were a child?
Nanny Day celebrates au pairs, babysitters, child minders, governesses and all other domestic child care providers.
This homey holiday coincides with the Catholic celebration of St. Lambert’s Day. St. Lambert, a 7th Century Belgian bishop, is the patron saint of children and nannies.
Responsible Dog Owners Day
Do you pick up after your pooch? Have you vaccinated your canine companions? Where do you stand on spaying and neutering?
September 17th is Responsible Dog Owners Day. Actually, the dates of Responsible Dog Ownership Day celebrations (often affiliated with the American Kennel Club) may vary somewhat each year. Still, what’s wrong with emphasizing responsible dog ownership every day?
The last week of September is known as Dog Owners Week as well.
Special Saints Days (Various)
The Calendar of the Saints lists the following for September 17th: Agathoclia, Ariadne, Brogan of Ross Tuirc, Columba of Cordova, Crescentio, Emmanuel Nguyen VanTrieu, Flocellus, Gordian the Martyr, Hildegard von Bingen, Justin and Lambert of Maestricht.
Additional September 17th saints include Macrinus, Narcissus, Peter Arbues, Robert Bellarmine, Rodingus, Satyrus, Zygmunt Szcesny Felinski, Stanislaus of Jesus and Mary, Stigmata of Francis of Assisi, Theodora of Rome, Uni of Bremen and Valerian.
Notable Anniversaries on September 17th:
The American Professional Football Association was established on September 17, 1920, in Canton, Ohio. This organization later became the National Football League (NFL).
CBS premiered the popular wartime television series M*A*S*H on September 17, 1972. During its 11-year run (from 1972-1983) the M*A*S*H cast included Alan Alda, Gary Burghoff, Wayne Christopher, Mike Farrell, Jamie Farr, Harry Morgan, Wayne Rogers, McLean Stevenson, David Ogden Stiers, Loretta Swit and more.
On September 17, 1994, Alabama’s Heather Whitestone was crowned as the first hearing-impaired Miss America.
Professional sporting events and Wall Street stock trading resumed on September 17, 2001, after a six-day shutdown following the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001.
Various Other September 17th Holidays
September 17th is also Citizenship Day (United States), Fairies’ Return of Kelp-Koli Celebration, Feast Day of Saints Socrates and Stephen, Feast of St. Columba the Martyr, Feast of the Pilgrims (Belgium), Festal Celebration of St. Chrodingus, Festival of Min Kyawawa – God of Driging and Fireworks (Burma) and Heroes’ Day (Angola).
Additional September 17th holidays include International Day of Prayer & Action for Human Habitat, St. Hildegardis the Abbess Day, St. Lambert of Maestrict Feast Day, Stepfamily Day (varies), Stigmata of St. Francis’ Day, Student Day, Surgical Nurse Day and Time’s Up Day.
Happy September 17th to one and all!
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