Events

Outbreak of World War II

Outbreak of World War II

1st September

On the 1st of September 1939, Germany invaded Poland. War was declared on the 3rd of September.  

Start of the Great Fire of London

Start of the Great Fire of London

2nd September

In 1666 the Great Fire of London destroyed two thirds of the City. It started (on 2nd September) as a small fire accidentally started in Pudding Lane in the City of London, and raged for four days as an enormous fire.

Eid-Ul-Adha

2nd September

Eid-ul-Adha is the second most important festival in the Muslim calendar. It remembers the prophet Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son when God ordered him to.

National Day of Vietnam

National Day of Vietnam

2nd September

National Day is a national holiday which commemorates the Vietnam Declaration of independence from France, September 2nd 1945.

Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days

7th September to 10th September

Every year historic properties that are either closed to the public or charge for admission open for free on this weekend.

International Literacy Day

International Literacy Day

8th September

International Literacy Day has been celebrated on 8th September since 1966. Its aim is to highlight the importance of Literacy to individuals, communities and societies.

Roald Dahl's Birthday

Roald Dahl's Birthday

13th September

Roald Dahl, a famous children's author, was born on 13 September 1916.

International Day of Democracy

International Day of Democracy

15th September

The International Day of Democracy aims to promote and consolidate democracy across the world.

Agatha Christie's Birthday

Agatha Christie's Birthday

15th September

Agatha Christie was a British crime writer of novels, short stories and plays. She is best remembered for her detective novels and short story collections.

Talk Like a Pirate Day

Talk Like a Pirate Day

19th September

Talking like a pirate is fun! Spend the day talking like a pirate with your class… could you take part in some pirate themed lessons on September 19th each year?

Navaratri (start)

Navaratri (start)

21st September to 29th September

Navaratri is one of the greatest Hindu festivals. It symbolises the triumph of good over evil.

International Day of Peace

21st September

The International Day of Peace is devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

Al-Hijira

Al-Hijira

21st September to 9th October

Al-Hijra, the Islamic New Year, is the first day of the month of Muharram.

Jeans for Genes Day

Jeans for Genes Day

22nd September

Jeans for Genes Day raises money for Genetic Disorders UK and aims to change the world for children with genetic disorders. Get a free fundraising pack here.

World Car Free Day

World Car Free Day

22nd September

Every September 22, people from around the world get together in the streets, intersections, and neighbourhood blocks to remind the world that we don't have to accept our car-dominated society.

Autumn Equinox

Autumn Equinox

22nd September

The September Equinox marks the beginning of Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere. The day and night are of equal length.

European Day of Languages

European Day of Languages

26th September

The European Day of Languages aims to show people across Europe how important languages are, and what fun can be had learning them.

Beep Beep Day

Beep Beep Day

27th September

Every year thousands of tots and infants age 2-7 take part in a special Beep Beep! Day organised by their nursery, playgroup, childminder or infant school, to help save little lives. It's a great way to engage children with the road safety basics through fun activities, while raising awareness among parents and the wider community about protecting children on roads.

National Poetry Day

National Poetry Day

28th September

An annual celebration that inspires people throughout the UK to enjoy, discover and share poems.

Dussehra

Dussehra

30th September

Hindus in India celebrate the festival of Dussehra. The festival celebrates the triumph of the Hindu god Ram over the demon king Ravana, marking the victory of good over evil.