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Thursday, 3 September 2020

September ... Did You Know !

September is the ninth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar, coming between August and October. It has 30 days. Its name comes from the Latin word sept for "seven" (it was the seventh month of the year, before January and February were added to the beginning of the year.)


September begins on the same day of the week as December every year, as each day in September and its equivalent in December are 91 days (13 weeks) apart.

In the old Roman calendar, September was the seventh month, which is where it got its name ("Septem" means "seventh"). The ninth month at the time was November ("Novem" means "ninth"). With Julius Caesar's calendar reform, September became the ninth month, with 30 days. September comes after August and before October.

An equinox occurs in September, either on the 22nd or 23rd, meaning there are days and nights of about equal length, half way between the June and December solstices. In the Northern Hemisphere, Autumn (Fall) begins in this month, while in the Southern Hemisphere, this is the beginning of Spring. 

In most Northern Hemisphere countries, school starts in this month, following the summer holidays. (In 2020 Covid 19 has affected school attendance with many pupils studying at home with online sessions).

In Ancient Greece, September was called Boedromion. The Anglo-Saxons called it Gerstmonath, meaning "Barley month", referring to the harvest. In other countries, it is referred to as Autumn Month, such as in Finland (Syyskuu) and German-speaking parts of Switzerland (Herbstmonat). 


The birth stone for September is the sapphire, symbolising clear thinking. 


The birth flowers for the month are the forget-me-not (picture above), morning glory and aster.

The Zodiac signs for September are Virgo (August 23 – September 23) and Libra (September 24 – October 23).

In the English language, September comes last alphabetically out of all the months of the year.

Also in the English language, September has the longest name of all the months of the year, with nine letters. Coincidentally, it is also the ninth month.
September is the first of four months in-a-row to have a name ending in "ber", with the last three months of the year, October, November and December, also doing so.

The above and more to read with all reference links here

September 5th is National Cheese Pizza Day, so have your ingredients and recipe ready!


Pizza Night ... the Low Carb Way
more details here

Dear reader, you will find a variety of articles and recipe ideas within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan

29 comments:

Tom said...

...this is all new to me!

William Kendall said...

Cheese pizza has a day?

Christine said...

Thanks for sharing September facts with us! Count me in for pizza day!

sandy said...

that was fun to read - many things I didn't know about September.... but I will always remember the 21st night of September. ba de ya ....... de ya de ya.

happyone said...

Nice to learn some things about September.
We will have to have pizza this Saturday!!

My name is Erika. said...

Fascinating read. I learned a lot of new things!

Lowcarb team member said...

William Kendall said...
Cheese pizza has a day?

Hello William ...
Yes National Cheese Pizza Day is celebrated annually on September 5, read more about it here:
https://nationaltoday.com/national-cheese-pizza-day/

All the best Jan

Louca por porcelana said...

Yummy pizza and interesting post!Hugs,Jan!Best wishes.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

The one thing I like about September is pizza night.

God bless.

CHERI said...

First of all, THANK YOU for dropping by my blog to "chat":) Second, I did not know that fact about Sept. & Dec. always starting on the same day of the week! Wow! Even at my age I seem to learn something new every day...and I love that! I am sooo looking forward to Oct. when we will finally begin to have some cooler weather. Years ago Sept. was the month that our neck of the woods began to cool, but these days Sept. is normally still a hot month. And I am soooooo over hot weather!!!! Come back to visit sometime...I'm always up for a chat:)

Jeanie said...

I always really love your first of the month posts. I always learn something new and interesting! September is a splendid month -- fickle weather, but still, quite lovely

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm quite pleased and surprised that I learned so much I didn't know about September. That was a great post.

Lorrie said...

September is a beautiful month, often with sunny warm days offset by cool nights. Cheese pizza day sounds like something to celebrate!

Margaret D said...

How interesting is all of that, most of which I didn't know, some of it put out of my mind...nice to have those bits refreshed.

Linda said...

Interesting post. How inconvenient that is was properly named as the seventh month only to be changed.

Betty said...

that's interesting stuff, thanks for putting it together.

Jo said...

Well that tomorrow's dinner sorted then.

eileeninmd said...

Happy September to you! Love the flowers and the pizza YUM!

Thanks for sharing! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend!

Laura. M said...

Interesante Eddie. Muy guapa la flor!
Buen septiembre para Todos. Y cuidaros
Un abrazo.

Anita said...

ohh what a wonderful post and nice reading!Beautiful beautiful photo of the flower of the month!

Stay healthy and always smile

Wish you a grea weekend!

bill burke said...

Lots of interesting facts which I didn't know.

JFM/Jan said...

Wow!!!I thought I knew everything but now I know that I still have some learning to do ☕🌷

Divers and Sundry said...

I count seasons by the meteorological reckoning, so I'm already in Autumn :)

I enjoy the food holidays, but cheese pizza day had slipped up on me. I think I have the makings... Thanks for the timely reminder :)

mamasmercantile said...

Always a joy to learn something new.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Um abraço e bom mês de Setembro.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

Sami said...

Interesting facts about September. I had no idea September and December began on the same day of the week.
Didn't know about Pizza day either, but it falls on my husband's birthday, so maybe he deserves something more than Pizza :)
Spring has started here in Australia, yayy...

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful post about September and delish looking lobcarb pizza ^_^

Live each moment with love,

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Sue said...

Well there's a lot there that I didn't know, but cheese pizza day - there's something to celebrate! xx

baili said...

thank you for knowledge that i had no idea about dear Jan :)

I love September ,it is starting point for dropping temps here in southern Pakistan

i hope after lockdown and specially summer days are wonderful in your part of land my friend
more joys to you and your's