How many holidays can we celebrate on September 30th? The list of special celebrations may surprise you – on the 273rd day of the calendar year.
September 30th is a holiday for chewing gum, mulled cider, mud packs and more. Fiscal forecasters and others mark September 30th as a special day for many reasons. Here are several popular September 30th holidays (arranged alphabetically).
Chewing Gum Day
What’s your favorite flavor for chewing gum? Can you blow a giant bubblegum bubble? Do you like to crack and pop your gum, or do you munch quietly and subtly?
September 30th is Chewing Gum Day. Tell the teacher it’s your patriotic duty to pop a wad of gum into your mouth before class. Chew away, for tomorrow may be demerit day or even detention day for gum chewers.
Fiscal Forecast Day
Many companies close out the fiscal year annually on September 30th, totaling assets and liabilities and mapping our profits and losses.
For other organizations, September 30th marks the end of the third quarter of the fiscal year.
Either way, September 30th has become known as Fiscal Forecast Day, a prime occasion for calculating risks, weighing investment options, considering strategic purchases and evaluating financial holdings.
Hot Mulled Cider Day
September 30th is also Hot Mulled Cider Day. As autumn progresses and temperatures tend to drop, many folks reach for steaming mugs of fragrant and delicious hot mulled cider.
Try these recipes from a variety of AC writers (CTRL-click on each title to open that article in a new internet window.): “3 Easy Apple Cider Recipes,” by Scott Kessman; “A Fall Favorite; The Four Best Cider Recipes,” by Rachel Krech; “Holiday Cider,” by Linda Allen; “Hot Mulled Apple Cider,” by N. State; “Mulled Apple Cider in a Percolator,” by Kimberly Louise, and “Recipes for Hot Mulled Apple Cider,” by Carol Whyte.
Hot Mulled Cider Day, celebrated annually on September 30th, gives holiday entertainers an advance opportunity to try out seasonal hot cider recipes well before company arrives for Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas.
Mud Pack Day
From spas to salons, and from bathrooms to beaches, September 30th is also Mud Pack Day. Beauticians, masseuses and do-it-yourselfers apply mounds of mud to faces or entire bodies as an aesthetic, cosmetic or therapeutic treatment and for personal pampering.
Of course, in a pinch, mud packs also provide relief for bee and wasp stings and many other bug bites.
Go play in the mud. Happy Mud Pack Day on September 30th.
Special Saints Days (Various)
The Calendar of the Saints lists the following for September 30th: Amatus of Nusco, Antoninus of Piacenza, Conrad of Urach, Enghenedl, Frederick Albert, Honoratus of Canterbury, Jerome and Laurus.
Additional September 30th saints include Leopardus, Midan, Tancred, Torthred, Tova, Ursus the Theban and Victor the Theban.
Notable Anniversaries on September 30th:
Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute), composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, was first performed in Vienna, Austria, on September 30, 1791.
On September 30, 1955, actor James Dean (Rebel Without a Cause () was killed in a California car crash.
NBC TV debuted the popular comedy series Cheers on September 30, 1982. The Boston barroom show continued for eleven seasons. Cheers cast members included Ted Danson, Shelley Long, Rhea Perlman, Kirstie Alley, Nicholas Colasanto, John Ratzenberger, Woody Harrelson, George Wendt, Kelsey Grammer, Bebe Newwirth and more.
Various Other September 30th Holidays
September 30th is also Agriculture Day (Sao Tome and Principe), Army Incompetence Day, Botswana Independence Day, British Footfair Fair Holiday, Celtic Tree Month of Gort – Ivy (first day), Customs Day (Marshall Islands), Dog Week and Family Health and Fitness Day (varies).
Additional September 30th holidays include Feast Day of St. Gregory the Enlightener, Feast Day of St. Jerome of Aquileia, Feast of Soma – God of Ambrosia and Immortality (India), Feast of St. Gregory of Armenia, Festal Celebration of St. Honorius the Confessor, Festival of Maheo – Cheyenne God of the Void and Festival of Tereteth – Goddess of the Coconut Toddy (Micronesia).
Still more September 30th holidays are Gold Star Mother’s Day (varies), International Night (varies), Medetrinalia – Goddess of Medicine (Old Roman), National Public Lands Day (varies), Pumpkin Day (varies), Shemini Atzeret (Hebrew), Simchat Torah (Hebrew), St. Otto’s Feast Holiday, Voudon Maitresse Delai (Haiti) and Youth Day (Turks and Caicos Islands).
Happy September 30th to one and all!
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