Thursday, September 01, 2005

September, 2005




SEPTEMBER IS:
· Back to school time
· Baby Safety Month
· Children's Eye Health and Safety Month
· Classical Music Month
· Library Card Sign-Up Month
· Read-A-New Book Month
· Emergency Care Month
· Youth Month
· Be Kind to Sewing Month
· National Chicken Month
· Latino Heritage Month
· National Honey Month
· National Literary Month
· National Piano Month
· National Rice month
· Organic Harvest Month
· National Courtesy Month
· National School Success Month

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*** Holiest days; some may abstain from work

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Sep - National Hispanic Heritage Month
It is initiated in 1968 as 'National Hispanic Heritage Week' but was established in 1988 by the U.S. Congress, and includes the days between September 15-October 15. Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15 because this day marks the anniversary of independence for five Hispanic countries - Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico achieved independence on September 16, and Chile on September 18. Latinos from all across the nation take a moment to reflect upon their history, customs and culture, as well as the contributions their people have made to the U.S.

Sep - Sep Navajo Nation Fair And Rodeo
Dates vary according to native reservations.

Sep - Sept Sunrise Dance
Apache. This is an ancient rite of passage for 14-year old girls and lasts four days. After a girl's first mentruation, the girl is massaged and prayed for by an elder female relative. Then, the girl's family decides which ceremony will be sponsored, which medicine man to choose, and whom to ask to be her godparents and cosponsors of the ceremony.

Sep - Sep 30 San Geronimo Day
Named after St. Jerome (1829-1909), an Apache fighter, this day is celebrated by the Native Americans and Hispanics in the Pueblo. Among the ceremonies are the morning races, the sacred clowns and the pole climb.

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