13 Offbeat September Holidays You Can Celebrate

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Even after Labor Day has come and gone, there is still plenty to celebrate this month. If none of the following holidays catch your fancy, just remember that September also marks Happy Cat Month.

1. SEPTEMBER 3: SKYSCRAPER DAY

Celebrate the architectural triumphs that make the skyline of your city unique with this ode to oversized buildings. This day coincides with the birthday of Louis Sullivan, the influential architect who helped develop and advance the skyscraper movement in the late 19th century.

2. SEPTEMBER 4: NATIONAL NEWSPAPER CARRIER DAY

This day honors Barney Flaherty, who was hired as the first paperboy for the New York Sun way back in 1833. (International Newspaper Carrier Day, meanwhile, is celebrated on October 11.)

3.SEPTEMBER 5: CHEESE PIZZA DAY

No frills, just deliciousness.

4. SEPTEMBER 6: FIGHT PROCRASTINATION DAY

Don’t put it off!

5. SEPTEMBER 7: NEITHER RAIN NOR SNOW DAY

September 7 is the anniversary of the opening of the New York Post Office in 1914, and the name of the holiday comes from the inscription on the building: “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”

6. SEPTEMBER 13: GRANDPARENTS DAY

Mom and dad get one, so why not the older generation? Grandparents Day has been celebrated annually on the first Sunday after Labor Day since 1978. Many other countries have their own versions sometime during the year and, unlike the U.S., they often give grandmothers and grandfathers their own separate days.

7. SEPTEMBER 16: MAYFLOWER DAY

This is the anniversary of the day in 1620 when 102 men, women, and children set sail from Plymouth, England aboard the Mayflower.

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Source: Mental Floss | Hannah Keyser