Celebrate September 19th – the 262nd day of the calendar year.
September 19th is a holiday for butterscotch pudding, kids, sick friends and more. Pirates, blood donors and others mark September 19th as a special day for many reasons. Here are several popular September 19th holidays (arranged alphabetically).
Blood Banks Day
Generous-minded folks may make life-giving deposits on September 19th. It’s Blood Banks Day.
Want to find a blood donation center near you? Try the Red Cross for an online interactive map and appointment scheduling options.
Blood Banks Day is probably initially linked to the Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Christian celebrations of St. Januarius’ Day. St. Januarius was a 3rd Century Italian bishop and martyr, who has become known as the patron saint of blood banks.
Butterscotch Pudding Day
Who doesn’t enjoy butterscotch pudding, perhaps the ultimate comfort food for sweet-toothed dessert lovers? September 19th is Butterscotch Pudding Day.
Check out these delicious recipes, published by a variety of AC writers, for butterscotch pudding (CTRL-click on each title to open that article in a new internet window): “Butterscotch Meringue: Christmas Pudding Recipe,” by Maria Gardner; “How to Make Butterscotch Spectacular or Chocolate Spectacular,” by nbegil715, and “Make Your Own Pudding Mix,” by Kris Ruddy.
Happy Butterscotch Pudding Day on September 19th.
“Holy _____, Batman” Day.
“Holy fun holiday, Batman!”
September 19th is “Holy _____, Batman” Day, recalling the repeated catchphrase of Batman’s sidekick Robin (played by Burt Ward in the 1960s ABC Batman television series).
Adam West, the original Batman was born on September 19, 1928. On this date each year, Batman fans may come up with all sorts of ways to complete the exclamation, “Holy _____, Batman!”
Talk Like a Pirate Day
Avast, ye mateys!
September 19th is Talk Like a Pirate Day. Aaaaargh!
How much pirate-speak do you know? Is your lingo more landlubber, or can you speak like an old salt?
And did you know that you can even set your Facebook profile page (if you have one) for pirate talk? It’s easy. Just click the “Account” button at the top of the Facebook screen. Click “Account Settings” from the drop-down list. Choose “Language” from the available tabs. Scroll way down, and select “English (Pirate)” from the languages listed there.
Ahoy! It’s Talk Like a Pirate Day.
Visit a Sick Friend Day
September 19th is also Visit a Sick Friend Day, a hospitable holiday for brightening the spirits of those who may be infirm for any reason.
Do you have a friend or family member in the hospital or shut-in at home? Why not stop by for a brief chat? If distance prevents an in-person visit, how about picking up the phone or sending a note on Visit a Sick Friend Day – September 19th?
Special Saints Days (Various)
The Calendar of the Saints lists the following for September 19th: Acutius, Alonso de Orozco Mena, Arnulph, Constantia, Desiderius, Dorymedon, Elias, Emily de Rodat, Eutychius, Felix, Festus, Goeric, Hugh of Sassoferrato and Januarius.
Additional September 19th saints include Mary de Cerevellon, Nilus, Peleus, Pomposa, Sabbatius, Sequanus, Sosius, Susanna, Theodore of Tarsus, Thomas Akafuji and Trophimus.
Notable Anniversaries on September 19th:
On September 19, 1881, 20th U.S. President James A. Garfield died of gunshot wounds, shot by attorney Charles J. Guiteau. The next day, Chester A. Arthur was sworn in, becoming the 21st U.S. President.
Carpenter Bruno Richard Hauptmann was arrested on September 19, 1934 for the arrest and murder of the Lindbergh baby (toddler son of pilots Charles Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh) in what became known as “The Crime of the Century.”
Various Other September 19th Holidays
September 19th is also Armed Forces Day (Chile), Cosmetic Bridge Day, Fairies Jubilee of the Moth Moons Holiday, Feast Day of St. Januarius of Benevento, Feast of Mato – the Bear Spirit (Lakota and Ogalala Sioux), Feast of St. Lucy the Virgin, Feast of Thoth -God of Wisdom and Magic (Egypt), Festal Celebration of St. Sequanus, International Day of Peace (varies), International Women’s E-commerce Awareness Day, Kids Day and National POW/MIA Recognition Day (varies).
Additional September 19th holidays include National Student Day, National Woman Road Warrior Day, Pig’s Face Feast Day (United Kingdom), Scouring the White Horse Day (United Kingdom), Sesame Street‘s Slimey the Worm Birthday Celebration Day, St. Eustochius of Tours Festal Holiday, St. Kitts and Nevis Independence Day, St. Theodore of Canterbury Day and World Peace Day.
Happy September 19th to one and all!
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