About September month

The name September comes from the old Roman word ‘septem’ which means seven, because in the Roman calender it was the seventh month . The Anglo-Saxons called it Gerst monath ( Barley month ) , because it was their time when they harvested barley to be made into their favourite drink -barley brew. They also called it hardest monath or Harvest month . As the ninth month of the year, September marks the beginning of autumn in the northern hemisphere (and the start of spring in the southern). Important days in September 2020 we talk about below .

Fact of September

September has three birth flowers: the forget-me-not, the morning glory, and the aster. Forget-me-nots represent love and memories, asters represent love as well, and the morning glory represents unrequited love. The birthstone for the month is the sapphire.

  List of important days in September national and international days and dates in September for RRB NTPC, SSC CGL,UPsc ,Railway and Other Competitive Exams. Important days in September 2020 in  exams usually, 2-3 questions from this list can be seen in every competitive exam making it a very important topic for those students who are honestly preparing for the competitive exams. 

Important days in September 2020

・2nd September ー World Coconut Day 

World Coconut Day is observed on the 2nd of September, every year. The day marks the contribution of the fruit in poverty eradication. Coconut fruit and its products have many uses and health benefits for skin, hair, and overall health.

Theme in 2020 : “Invest in Coconut to save the world”. The theme as every other year was decided by the International Coconut Community.

5th September ー Teachers’ Day ; International Day of Charity

Teachers’ Day celebrates the unique role that adults play in the lives of young minds and help shape the future of a country. In India, Teachers’ Day is celebrated annually on September 5 to mark the birthday of the country’s former President, scholar, philosopher and Bharat Ratna award, Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, who was born on this day in 1888.

•International Day of CharityInternational Charity Day 2020 is celebrated on 5th September annually. International Charity Day is observed to commemorate the death anniversary of Mother Teresa, who is well-known for her charity deeds. International Charity Day was marked by the UN to remind us to be kind to people who need and promote the charity.

• 7th September ─International Day of Clean Air Blue Skies

The very first International Day of Clean Air for blue skies will be held on September 7th, 2020. The Day aims to: Raise public awareness at all levels—individual, community, corporate and government—that clean air is important for health, productivity, the economy and the environment.

Theme in 2020 – “Clean Air for All” .

• 8 September ー International Literacy Day

The aim of the day spread awareness about the importance of literacy for individuals, communities, and societies and the need for intensified efforts towards more literate societies. It is necessary to raise awareness in the world of literary issues that are faced by people and also to endorse campaigns that help increase literacy for all people.

Theme in 2020 : “Literacy teaching and learning in the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.”

• 9 September ー International Day to protect education from Attack 

The United Nation (UN) 1st International Day to Protect Education from Attack is observed on September 9, 2020 to raise awareness about the importance of safeguarding school as places of protection and safety for educators and students. The day indicates that education is under attack.

Theme in 2020 – ” Protect Education,Save a Generation”.

Reason Behind the Theme

Attacks on the children around the world are continuing constantly,as the warning parties defy one of the basic rules of war ,i.e.  the protection of children.

•12th Septemberー World First Aid Day

The term “First Aid” refers to the assistance given to anyone suffering a sudden injury or illness. Its main goals are to preserve life and prevent the condition from worsening. The World First Aid Day is observed on the 12 September every year to create awareness about the importance of first aid in preventing injuries and saving lives. The day was started by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in 2000 .

Theme in 2020 : “First aid saves lives”.

•14th Septemberー Hindi Diwas 

Hindi diwas is celebrated on 14 September every year in India to promote and propagate the official language. Hindi is also the fourth most spoken language in the world after English, Spanish, and Mandarin. The language was adopted under Article 343 of the Indian Constitution. The first Hindi day was celebrated on 14th September 1953.

Theme in 2020:  “New World, New India, New Hindi”.

• 15th Septemberー Engineers’ Day ; International Day of Democracy

Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya’s birthday is celebrated as Engineers’ Day every year. September 15 is celebrated as National Engineers’ day in India. Engineers’ contribution to a country’s development is obvious; from civil to mechanical, they build the backbone of infrastructure. The computers we use to the buildings we live in – everything has an engineer behind it.

•International Day of Democracy

International Day of Democracy is celebrated on September 15 every year to raise awareness about democracy. This day helps people around the world to learn and review democracy in the world.

Theme in 2020: “COVID-19: A Spotlight on Democracy.”.

• 16 September ー World Ozone Day ; International Day for Preservation

The ozone layer, a fragile shield of gas, protects the Earth from the harmful portion of the rays of the sun, thus helping preserve life on the planet. September 16 was designated by the United Nations General Assembly as the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. This designation had been made on December 19, 2000, in commemoration of the date, in 1987, on which nations signed the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.

Theme in 2020: “Ozone for life: 35 years of ozone layer protection”.

•17 September ーWorld Patient Safety Day

World Patient Safety Day was established by the 72nd World Health Assembly, in May 2019, with the adoption of resolution WHA72.6 on ‘Global action on patient safety’, and an endorsement for the Day to be marked annually on 17 September. World Patient Safety Day builds on a series of successful annual Global Ministerial Summits on Patient Safety, which started in London in 2016.  The overall objectives of World Patient Safety Day are to enhance global understanding of patient safety, increase public engagement in the safety of health care and promote global actions to enhance patient safety and reduce patient harm.

Theme in 2020: ‘Health Worker Safety: A Priority for Patient Safety’ and the slogan is ‘Safe health workers, Safe patients’.

•18 Septemberー World Water Monitoring Day

Water Monitoring Day was created by America’s Clean Water Foundation in 2003 with the intent of being a program that reached out to people all over the globe to raise awareness of water pollution issues and get people to test their local bodies of water. It was established to encourage and educate people on how to monitor the components of the water in their local area. Water pollution is a serious problem, and learning how to identify, take care of, and prevent it is more important with every passing year.

Theme in 2020: ‘Solve Water’.

•19 September ーInternational Coastal Clean-Up Day 

Coastal Cleanup Day was established by the Ocean Conservancy, an organization that work to help protect the ocean from the challenges it faces every year. It is one of the world’s largest annual preservation and protection events and volunteer efforts for our ocean, waves and beaches . 

Theme in 2020: “Achieving a trash-free Coastline”.

• 21 September─World Alzheimer’s Day ; Day for Peace & Non-violence(UN) 

The first time diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease was in 1906. Alzheimer’s is a progressive brain disorder. It slowly destroys memory , behavior and thinking skills. Eventually, when someone has Alzheimer’s, they lose the ability to thinking simple tasks. Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia

Theme in 2020:“Let’s talk about dementia”.

• International Day of Peace (United Nations)

The International Day of Peace, sometimes officially known as World Peace Day, is a United Nations-sanctioned holiday observed annually on 21 September .

Theme in 2020:“Shaping Peace Together.” The world body encourages people to “celebrate the day by spreading compassion, kindness and hope in the face of the (COVID-19) pandemic”.

• 22 September : World Rose Day (Welfare cancer patients) ; World Rhino Day

World Rose Day is observed in the memory of Melinda Rose, a 12-year-old from Canada who was identified with blood cancer (Askin’s tumour).World Rose Day is observed on September 22 every year. The day aims to spread a message to all cancer patients that they can fight the disease with strong willpower and spirit.

Theme in 2020: “Changing The Way We Look At Cancer”.

•World Rhino Day

World Rhino Day celebrates Rhinoceroses and generates awareness of issues regarding their well-being.World Rhino Day was first planned by World Wildlife Fund-South Africa in 2010. Then, in 2011, Lisa Jane Campbell of Zimbabwe and Rhishja Larson joined forces to promote World Rhino Day 2011. Since then, September 22nd has been celebrated annually by governments, animal rights organizations and animal enthusiasts as World Rhino Day.

Theme in 2020: “Five Rhino Species Forever”.

23 September : International Day of Sign Languages
Theme in 2020: “Sign Languages are for Everyone!”
26 September : Day of the Deaf; World Contraception Day, World Environment Health Day

•27 September : World Tourism Day; World Maritime Day


29 September : World Heart Day
World Health Day was first founded in 1999 with the World Heart Federation (WHF) collaborating with the World Health Organisation (WHO). The idea of an annual event was conceived by Antoni Bayés de Luna, the president of WHF from 1997-2011.
World Heart Day is annually observed on September 29 around the globe in an effort to raise public awareness about cardiovascular diseases, their prevention and global impact. Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) claim the lives of around 17.9 million people each year.
Theme in 2020: “Use heart to beat cardiovascular disease” .
• 30 September: International Translation Day

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