September 5th is the 248th day of the calendar year. How many holidays can we mark on this date?
September 5th is a holiday for beards, cheese pizza and tardiness. Waffle lovers and other celebrants mark September 5th as a special day for many reasons. Here are several popular September 5th holidays (arranged alphabetically).
Be Late for Something Day
Hit the snooze button on the alarm clock on September 5th, and catch a few extra winks. It’s Be Late for Something Day.
Of course, no one seems to want to admit to founding this overdue occasion. Still, punctuality may be postponed on September 5th. Delays are the order of the day, except for those with eccentric employers or boorish bosses.
Just don’t let tardiness become a habit, for tomorrow is Fight Procrastination Day.
Celebrate facial hair on September 5th. It’s Beard Day.
This hirsute holiday has its roots in Russian history. On September 5, 1698, Pyotr Alexeyevich Romanov (also known as Peter I or Peter the Great) ordered his courtiers and military leaders to shave their beards. Those who refused were expected to pay an annual beard tax totaling 100 rubles (which would now total approximately $3.25).
From sideburns to stubbles, garibaldis to goatees, beards are the subject of celebration on September 5th.
Cheese Pizza Day
Say cheese, please!
September 5th is Cheese Pizza Day, a culinary celebration in the United States and elsewhere.
Do you savor sausage, prefer pepperoni or adore anchovies? However you take your pizza, extra cheese is the order of the day on September 5th.
Special Saints Days (Various)
The Calendar of the Saints lists the following for September 5th: Albert of Butrio, Albert of Pontida, Alvitus, Arcontius of Capua, Bertin the Great, Charbel, Donatus of Capua, Genebald of Laon, Gentilis, Guise Hoang Luong Canh and Herculanus.
Additional September 5th saints include Jordan of Pulsano, Lawrence Giustiniani, Obdulia, Peter Tu, Quintius of Capua, Romulus, Teresa of Calcutta, Victorinus and William Browne.
Notable Anniversaries on September 5th:
America’s first ever Labor Day parade stepped off in New York City on September 5, 1882.
The first Waffle House family restaurant opened on September 5, 1955, in Avondale Estates, Georgia.
On September 5, 1958, Russian novelist Boris Pasternak published his classic tale, Doctor Zhivago in the United States. The epic romance was transformed into a 1965 motion picture by Metro Goldwyn Mayer, starring Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Alec Guinness and Rod Steiger.
Californian Lynette (Squeaky) Fromme was arrested for an apparent Presidential assassination attempt on September 5, 1975. American Secret Service agents detained Squeaky Fromme for pointing a loaded Colt .45 semi-automatic pistol at 38th U.S. President Gerald R. Ford in Sacramento. California. A member of the infamous Manson Family, Squeaky Fromme was released from prison on August 14, 2009.
Various Other September 5th Holidays
September 5th is also Ancient Circensian Games Holiday (Roman), Anniversary of Chachapoyas (Peru), Another Look Unlimited Day, Fairies’ Wag and Carrot Fancying Day, Feast of St. Bertin, Festal Celebration of St. Laurence Justinian the Confessor of Venice, Goddess Month of Hesperis (last day), Great Canadian Beer Festival Holiday and Jesse James Day.
September 5th holidays also include National Day of Prayer and Remembrance, National Shrink Day, Regatta Day (Malta), St. Alto the Abbot Festal Celebration, St. Laurence Gustiani of Venice Day, St. Zacharias’ Day (Eastern Orthodox) and Western Samoa National Day.
Happy September 5th to one and all!
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