September 9th is a day to remember.
The 252nd day of the year, September 9th merits celebration, as 113 days remain until the new year begins.
September 9th is a holiday for teddy bears, pepper steaks, wiener schnitzel and more. Weirdoes, expectant moms and others mark September 9th as a special day for many reasons. Here are several popular September 9th holidays (arranged alphabetically).
Expectant Mother’s Day
September 9th is Expectant Mothers, a grand occasion for hosting a baby shower for a pregnant friend or family member. Why not visit a local store’s baby gift registry, or check out baby gift registries online for gift-giving ideas?
All women who are with child on September 9th, be sure to milk it for all it’s worth. It’s Expectant Mothers Day. Claim cravings, and send loved ones out for special treats in the wee hours of the night.
Why not? It’s your day.
Steak Au Poivre Day
September 9th is Steak au Poivre Day, celebrating pepper steak. This culinary holiday appeals to meat lovers, particularly those that prefer filet mignon encrusted with cracked peppercorns.
Here are several recipes for Steak au Poivre, or pepper steak, from various AC writers (CTRL-click on each title to open that recipe in a new internet window.): “Fat-Free Pepper Steak Recipe,” by Sumit Kalra; “How to Make Delicious Pepper Steak,” by NBegil715; “Pepper Steak Recipe,” by Connie Batterton; “Pepper Steak,” by Teresa Mahieu, and “Steak au Poivre,” by Michelle Young.
Do the plentiful varieties of steak cuts confuse you? CTRL-click here to read “Steakhouse Savvy: How to Order Steak Like a Bona Fide Beefeater.”
Teddy Bear Day
The teddy bear, named for 26th U.S. President Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt, is a key subject of celebration on September 9th. For generations, cuddly teddy bears have comforted children of all ages, snuggling up for the night or attending afternoon tea parties with impeccable manners.
Watch for warm fuzzies on September 9th, and take your teddy bear with you, when you crawl under the covers. It’s Teddy Bear Day.
Wonderful Weirdos Day
Who is the weirdest person you know?
September 9th honors those unusual, eccentric, odd, one-of-a-kind and almost unimaginably individual folks who make our lives most intriguing.
Anyone can be an oddball on September 9th. It’s Wonderful Weirdos Day, a unique opportunity to test out an alarming new hairstyle (or hair color), wear mismatched socks or even chime into a conversation with a potentially unpopular opinion.
Shock someone today in a hilarious or startling way, through your wardrobe or your words. Why not, on Wonderful Weirdos Day? After all, some of the greatest minds in the history of the world may have been regarded (at least, in their own eras) as weirdos.
Celebrate individuality – in yourself and others – on Wonderful Weirdos Day.
Special Saints Days (Various)
The Calendar of the Saints lists the following for September 9th: Alexander, Bettelin, Dorotheus, Frédèric Ozanam, Gaudridus, George Douglas, Gorgonius, Goroon, Hyacinth, Isaac the Great, Jacques Laval, Joseph of Volokolamsk, Kieran the Younger, Maria Eutimia and Mary de la Cabeza.
Additional September 9th saints days include Omer, Osmanna, Peter, Peter Claver, Pierre Bonhomme, Rufinian, Rufinus, Seraphina Sforza, Severian, Straton, Tiburtius, Wilfrida and Wulfhilda.
Notable Anniversaries on September 9th:
California was named the 31st state of the Union on September 9, 1850.
On September 9, 1904, the first New York City mounted police officers saddled up their horses for duty.
The Radio Corporation of America (RCA) formed the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) on September 9, 1926.
Elvis Presley appeared for the first time on The Ed Sullivan Show on CBS TV, singing “Love Me Tender” on September 9, 1956. For this performance, the first of Elvis’ multiple appearances on the popular TV variety show, the King of Rock & Roll was photographed only from the waist up.
On September 9, 1971, approximately 1,000 inmates at New York’s Attica Correctional Facility stages a four-day riot, in which 43 people were killed.
Various Other September 9th Holidays
September 9th is also Ascepigenia – Eleusinian Mysteries Priestess Day, Aunt’s Day (varies), Bulgarian Freedom Day, Buy No Gasoline Day (varies), Celtic Horned Dance at Abbots Bromley Holiday, Chesok (Korea), Eid ul-Fitr (varies), Fairies’ Milk Bathing Festival, Father Leval Day (Mauritius), Feast Day of St. Peter Claver, Feast of St. Omer the Confessor, Feast of Sts. Gorgonius – Dorotheus and Companions and Festal Celebration of St. Sergius of Antioch.
Additional September 9th holidays include Geneva Flower and Garden Festival Celebration Holiday (Switzerland), Grand Forks Potato Bowl Holiday (North Dakota), Grandparents Day (varies), Jeane Genevois – Garden Show Holiday (Switzerland), Luxemboug Liberation Day, North Korean Independence Day, Rosh Hashana (varies), St. Bettelin the Hermit Day, St. Kiaran Festal Celebration (Ireland), St. Osmann the Virgin Feast Day, Super Chicken’s Birthday, Tajikistan Independence Day, Uganda Independence Day, Utah and New Mexico Territories Day, Weiner Schnitzel Day and Wyatt Earp Prime Beef Day.
Happy September 9th to one and all!
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