The 246th day of the calendar year, September 3rd offers lots of holidays to celebrate.
September 3rd is a holiday for skyscrapers, chants, lower-case letters and more. Working mothers and other celebrants mark September 3rd as a special day for many reasons. Here are several popular September 3rd holidays (arranged alphabetically).
Monotones make merry on September 3rd for Chant Day. Repetitive rhymes, singsongs and familiar phrasings are the order of the day.
Chant Day probably began with the celebration of St. Gregory the Great (Pope Gregory I), a Catholic saint and papal father credited with the invention of the Gregorian Chant. St. Gregory the Great is traditionally known as the patron saint of music, singers, schoolchildren, teachers and the plague.
Lower-Case Letter Day
Strike those caps on September 3rd. It’s Lower-Case Letter Day.
American poet Edward Estlin (e.e. cummings) Cummings was born on September 3, 1894. E.e. cummings Known for writing lines of verse with a conspicuous absence of capital letters.
Here’s a capital idea for September 3rd. Write everything in lower-case letters.
What is the tallest building in the world? Which tower offers the finest panoramic views?
September 3rd is Skyscraper Day. Why not take an elevator to the top floor to see past the horizon?
Preschoolers and particularly creative sorts may choose to construct their own skyscrapers from cardboard bricks, wooden blocks, plastic link kits or other playthings on September 3rd. Others may simply challenge one another to a game of Jenga, trying their skills at not toppling tall towers.
Working Mothers Day
Is any mother not a working mother?
Still, moms who juggle careers and families are celebrated each September for Working Mothers Day.
Actually, Working Mothers Day is held on or around September 3rd (close to Labor Day), honoring all busy, multi-tasking matriarchal figures.
Special Saints Days (Various)
The Calendar of the Saints lists the following for September 3rd: Aigulphus of Lérins, Ambrose of Sens, Andrew Dotti, Angus MacNisse, Anthony Ishida, Auxanus, Balin, Bartholomew Gutierrez, Brigida of Jesus, Chanton, Charles-Victor Véret, Claude Ponse, Claude-Louis Marmotant de Savigny, Claude-Silvain-Raphaël Mayneaud de Bizefranc, Dorothy of Aquileia, Erasma, Euphemia, François-Joseph Monnier, Frugentius the Martyr, Gabriel of Saint Magdalen, Gregory the Great and Guala.
Additional September 3rd saints are Henri-Jean Milet, Hereswitha, Herman of Heidelberg, Jacques-Louis Schmid, Jacques-Léonor Rabé, Jean Lemaître, Jean-Antoine-Joseph de Villette, Jean-Antoine Seconds, Jean-Charles Legrand, Jean-Michel Philippot, Jean-Pierre le Laisant, Jean-Thomas Leroy, Jerome of the Cross de Torres, John of Perugia, Louis-François Rigot, Joseph-Louis Oviefre, Julien le Laisant, Mansuetus, Marie-François Mouffle, Marinus, Martin de Hinojosa and Martin-François-Alexis Loublier.
Still more September 3rd saints include the Martyrs of September, Maurilius, Michel Leber, Natalis of Casale, Nicolas-Claude Roussel, Nicolas-Marie Verron, Peter of Sassoferrato, Phoebe, Pierre-Claude Pottier, Pierre-Florent Leclercq, Pierre-Jacques de Turmenyes, Pierre-Robert Regnet, Pierre Saint-James, Regulus of Rheims, Remaclus, René-Joseph Urvoy, Sandila, Thecla, Yves-Jean-Pierre Rey de Kervisic and Zeno.
Notable Anniversaries on September 3rd:
Search for Tomorrow, a CBS television soap opera, first aired on September 3, 1951. The popular soap series moved to NBC in March 1982, where it remained until its final installment on December 26, 1986. Famous guest stars on Search for Tomorrow included Kevin Bacon, Angela Bassett, Olympia Dukakis, Sandy Duncan, Morgan Fairchild, Larry Hagman, Kevin Kline, Jane Krakowski, Viggo Mortensen and Susan Sarandon.
The final episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Show was broadcast on NBC television on September 3, 1977. The series cast included Edward Asner, Georgia Engel, Valerie Harper, Ted Knight, Cloris Leachman, Gavin MacLeod and Betty White.
Various Other September 3rd Holidays
September 3rd is also Applefest Holiday (South Carolina), Australian Flag Day, Bowling League Day, Cromwell’s Day, Fairies’ Day of Universal Alarm, Feast Day of St. Mansuet of Toul, Feast Day of St. Remaclus of Maestrict, Feast of Atqksak of Baffin Land, Foundation of the Republic Holiday (San Marino), Home Run Pitcher Day, International Enthusiasm Week and Lost Day.
Additional September 3rd holidays include National Welsh Rarebit Day (Wales), National Wilderness Day (varies), Qatar Independence Day, Running of the Sheep Holiday (Manitoba), St. Macnisius of Connor Festal Celebration Day, St. Marinus’ Feast Day, St. Simeon Stylites the Younger Day, Sesame Street‘s Barkley the Dog’s Birthday, South African Constitution Day (1984), Tunisian Independence Movement Day and Uncle Sam’s Birthday.
Happy September 3rd to one and all!
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