What holidays are celebrated on September 2nd, the 245th day of the year?
September 2nd is a holiday for baseball, bowling shirts, pierced ears and more. Old timers and other celebrants mark September 2nd as a special day for many reasons. Here are several popular September 2nd holidays (arranged alphabetically).
Bowling Shirt Day
Retro fashions are in style on September 2nd for Bowling Shirt Day. Loose-fitting, short-sleeved, bright-patterned button-down shirts are celebrated on this occasion. And, of course, bowling shirts are never tucked in, so they are straight-hemmed.
The modern bowling shirt first appeared in the 1950’s, with men sporting these garments in a wide variety of colors, stripes and styles. Usually, entire bowling teams have worn matching shirts, often with players’ names embroidered on or above a chest pocket.
The origins of this apparel holiday are difficult to pin down, but no matter. Bowling shirts are a big deal each year on September 2nd.
Old Timers Day
Old Timers Day is September 2nd. This prime occasion celebrates the most senior and seasoned among us.
Out of respect for those of advanced years on Old Timers Day, the following phrases are best avoided: anile, antiquated, decrepit, gone to seed, hoary, matronly, no spring chicken, old as Methuselah, past one’s prime, patriarchal, quadragenarious, ripe, senescent, superannuated, waning and wrinkled.
Instead, Old Timers Day honors all who carry the good fortune of life and longevity.
Pierce Your Ears Day
Gems and jewels, bangles and dangles are the order of the day on September 2nd. It’s Pierce Your Ears Day. Fashion accessory shops may offer discounts on ear piercing and beginner earring sets on this annual holiday.
If you aren’t in the mood for piercing your lobes (or any other body part) on September 2nd, you can opt to crank up the tunes on your stereo, iPod, MP3 player or other audio device, and pierce your ears in an altogether different manner.
Spaulding Baseball Day
Have a ball!
September 2nd is Spalding Baseball Day, a super day for swatting at fast pitches on the diamond, in the sandlot or out in the backyard.
Albert Goodwill Spalding, the popular baseball pitcher and sporting goods manufacturer, was born on September 2, 1850, so this sports-minded holiday honors his memory.
Special Saints Days (Various)
The Calendar of the Saints lists the following for September 2nd: Agricola of Avignon, Antoninus of Pamiers, Antoninus of Syria, Antoninus the Martyr, Apollinaris of Posat, Augustine Ambrose Chevreux, Brocard, Castor of Apt, Charles Regis Mathieu de la Calmette, Comus of Crete, Diomedes the Martyr, Eleazar the Patriarch, Elpidius of Lyon, Elpidius the Cappadocian, Eutychian the Martyr, Hesychius the Martyr, Hieu and Ingrid of Sweden.
Additional September 2nd saints include Jean Marie du Lau Dalleman, Julian the Martyr, Justus of Lyons, Leonides the Martyr, Lolanus, Margaret of Louvain, Martyrs of September, Maxima, Menalippus the Martyr, Nonossus, Pantagapes the Martyr, Philadelphus the Martyr, Philip the Martyr, Rene Julien Massey, Solomon le Clerq, Valentine of Strasbourg, William of Roeskilde and Zeno.
Various Other September 2nd Holidays
September 2nd is also Beer Can Day, Beheading Day, Bison-Ten-Yell Day, Blueberry Popsicle Day, Braemer Royal Highland Gathering Day (Scotland), Celtic Tree Month of Muin – Vine (first day), Fairies’ Coughing and Spluttering Convention Holiday, Feast Day of Blessed Margaret the Martyr, Feast of Ali – Nussairis (Asia Minor), Feast of Bichamon-Ten (Japan), Feast of St. Stephen of Hungary, Festal Celebration of St. Justus of Lyon, Festival of P’ing an Fu Chu Wang – the Star King (China), Frisbee Disc Festival Day and Good Society Day.
Additional September 2nd holidays include Historical Regatta Holiday (Italy), Hobbit Day, Liberty Kids Day, Nehru Day (India), South African Day of Peace, St. Agricola of Avignon’s Day, St. John the Faster’s Day (Eastern Orthodox), St. Sulien’s Day, St. William of Roschild Day, Tolkien Calendar Adjustment Day, Vietnamese Independence Day and V-J Day.
Happy September 2nd to one and all!
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