Celebrate September 7th, the 250th day of the calendar year.
September 7th is a holiday for acorn squash, kielbasa, feeling the love and more. Postal workers, granddads and others mark September 7th as a special day for many reasons. Here are several popular September 7th holidays (arranged alphabetically).
Acorn Squash Day
September 7th finds a fine foodie holiday. It’s Acorn Squash Day.
Who doesn’t love a savory acorn squash, as autumn approaches? September 7th celebrates this delicious garden treasure, even as squash blossoms bloom outdoors to boast of their bounty.
CTRL-click here to read a fast and easy recipe for “Super-Simple Acorn Squash” (in a new window), explaining how to cook acorn squash in mere minutes in the microwave.
Feel the Love Day
Affection and altruism are highlights of this heartwarming holiday, as September 7th is Feel the Love Day. What words, gestures or deeds make you feel the most loved?
Historians find it difficult to wrap their arms around any tangible origin for Feel the Love Day on September 7th. Still, the idea seems to carry some merit.
September 7th is Granddad’s Day, a prime occasion for greeting gramps, praising pappies, saluting grand-sires, phoning far-fars, and peeking in on pop-pops.
This granddaddy of holidays reminds any who are fortunate enough to still enjoy living grandfathers to salute these patriarchal figures with friendly words and shared memories.
Neither Rain Nor Snow Day
“Neither snow nor rain not heat, nor gloom of night, stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”
This slogan has long been attributed to the United States Postal Service, honoring mail carriers. In fact, the quotation was inscribed on the outside of the James Farley Post Office , New York City’s primary postal location, which was dedicated on September 7, 1914.
As a result, September 7th has become known as Neither Rain Nor Sleet Day, or Postal Workers Day.
It seems the U.S. Postal Service has no official slogan. The “neither rain nor sleet” quote actually came from an ancient Greek work, Histories, by Herodotus. However, the saying has been unofficially linked to the U.S.P.S. for generations.
September 7th is a positively postal holiday, recognizing the devotion of those who deliver the mail, day after day, in all sorts of climates and conditions.
Special Saints Days (Various)
The Calendar of the Saints lists the following for September 7th: Alcmund, Anastasius the Fuller, Augustalus, Balin, Carissima of Albi, Clodoald, Cloud, Dinooth, Diuma, Eugenia Picco, Eupsychius of Caesarea, Eustace, Evortius of Orleans, Faciolus, Gratus of Aosta, Grimonia of Picardy, Hiduard, Ignatius Klopotowski and John Duckett.
Additional September 7th saints include John Maid, John Maki, John of Lodi, John of Nicomedia, Louis Maki, Madalberta, Marek Krizin, Memorius of Troyes, Pamphilus of Capua, Ralph Corby, Regina and Tilbert of Hexham.
Notable Anniversaries on September 7th:
American cable television’s ESPN (Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) first aired on September 7, 1979.
Tupac Shakur, an American rap music artist, was shot in Las Vegas, Nevada, on September 7, 1996, after attending a boxing match between Mike Tyson and Bruce Seldon at the MGM Grand Hotel. Tupac Shakur died six days afterwards.
The Google online search engine was launched on September 7, 1996.
Various Other September 7th Holidays
September 7th is also Blondie’s Birthday, Brazilian Independence Day (1822), Carnegie Library Day (Scotland), Carry Nation Festival Day, Death Day, Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, Feast of St. Madelberte, Feast of St. Regina the Martyr, Festal Holiday of St. Grimonia the Virgin, Festival of Durga – Goddess of Energy Around the World, Fiesta de Santa Fe, First Parkash – Bikarami (Sikhism), His Holyness Sakya Trizin’s Birthday (Buddhist), Kielbasa Festival Holiday, Lukasa Agreement Day (Mozambique), National Napoleon Day and National Tree Planting Day (Namibia).
Additional September 7th holidays include Onam Festival Holiday, Play Day, Snow Ridge Scots Irish Festival Holiday (New York), St. Cloud the Confessor Day, St. Eunan of Raphoe Feast Day (Ireland), St. Evurtius of Orleans Feast Day, United Tribes International Pow-Wow Holiday and Welsh Fairies Bonnet Hurling Competition Day.
Happy September 7th to one and all!
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