It’s September 25th, the 268th day of the year, with fun-filled festivities of many sorts.
September 25th is a holiday for comic books, Uno, one-hit wonders and more. Angels, patriots and others mark September 25th as a special day for many reasons. Here are several popular September 25th holidays (arranged alphabetically).
Comic Book Day
September 25th is Comic Book Day, offering cartoon fans an ideal excuse for paging through their favorite issues.
What is your favorite comic book series? Are you a superheroes fan, a science fiction buff, a teen series follower or a children’s cartoon enthusiast? Did you know you can even read the Bible in comic book formats?
Celebrate Comic Book Day with the cartoon volume of your choice.
One-Hit Wonder Day
Grab a musical memory moment on September 25th. It’s One-Hit Wonder Day. This harmonic holiday celebrates hit singles from the past, which marked their artists’ proverbial 15 minutes of fame.
See how many of these one-hit wonders you recognize: Baha Men’s “Who Let the Dogs Out” (2000), Toni Basil’s “Mickey” (1982), Billy Ray Cyrus’ “Achy Breaky Heart” (1982), Devo’s “Whip It” (1980), Norman Greenbaum’s “Spirit in the Sky” (1970), Bertie Higgins’ “Key Largo” (1982), Iron Butterfly’s “In-a-Gadda-da-Vida” (1968), Mungo Jerry’s “In the Summertime” (1970), SOHO’s “Hippychick” (1990) and Blue Swede’s “Hooked on a Feeling” (1974).
What other one-hit wonders can you recall?
Fill up your playlist with your favorite one-hit wonders for September 25th. Does a favorite flash-in-the-pan song set your toes a-tapping? Crank it up on One-Hit Wonder Day.
Do you know how to play Uno? September 25th is Uno Day.
On September 25, 1971, Hungarian barber Merle Robbins invented the popular card game known as Uno. Based on Crazy Eights, Uno is now a Mattel product, with more than 150 million decks sold worldwide to date.
Uno is a perennial hit for children’s sleepover parties, family gatherings and game nights. With modern technology, folks can play Uno online or even on certain cellular phones.
Happy Uno Day on September 25th.
Special Saints Days (Various)
The Calendar of the Saints lists the following for September 25th: Albert of Jerusalem, Anacharius, Augustine Ota, Austindus, Cadoc of Llancarvan, Caian, Ceolfrid, Cleophas, Egelred and Euphrosyne.
Additional September 25th saints include Finbar, Firminus of Amiens, Fymbert, Giovanni Battista Mazzucconi, Giuseppe Benedetto Dusmet, Herculafilis, Herculanus, Herman the Cripple and Lupus of Lyons.
Still more September 25th saints are Mancius Shisisoiemon, Mark Criado, Mewrog, Paphnutius, Paul, Sergius of Moscow, Solemnis of Chartres, Tatta and Vincent Strambi.
Notable Anniversaries on September 25th:
American patriot and Revolutionary war hero Ethan Allen was apprehended by British soldiers near Montreal on September 25, 1775. Ethan Allen was freed three years later.
The United States Congress passed the first 12 Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, including “The Bill of Rights,” on September 25, 1789.
Nominated by 40th U.S. President Ronald Reagan, former U.S. Senator Sandra Day O’Connor (R-AZ) was sworn in as the first female Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court on September 25, 1981.
Various Other September 25th Holidays
September 25th is also Angel Week, Armed Forces Day (Mozambique), Banned Books Week, Crab Meat Newburg Day, Dog Week, Fairies’ Toad Tempting Holiday, Feast Day of St. Aunaire of Auxerre, Feast of Nammu – Sumerian Goddess of Primeval Sea, Feast of Nariwiinyapah – God of Immortal Water and the Feast of St. Firmin of Amiens.
Additional September 25th holidays include Festal Celebration of St. Barr of Cork, Festal Holiday of St. Colfrid the Abbot, First Responders Day, Gold Star Mother’s Day (varies), Join a Cabal of International Bankers Today Day, Kamarampaka Day (Rwanda), Mozambique Popular Liberation Forces Day and Muslim Ashura.
Still more September 25th holidays are National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims (United States), National Food Service Workers Day (United States), Niklaus of Flue Day (Switzerland), Origin of Life Day, Salute the Sun Day (China), St. Finnbar’s Day, St. Joseph Calasanctius’ Day and Voudon Raoi Wangol – Mousindi Holiday (Haiti).
Happy September 25th to one and all!
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