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.

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

6th September to 9th September

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

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.

Rosh Hashanah

9th September to 11th September

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year. It is celebrated with a special meal, often including apples dipped in honey. No one is allowed to work on Rosh Hashanah

Al-Hijira

Al-Hijira

11th September to 12th September

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

Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days

13th September to 19th September

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

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.

Dussehra

Dussehra

18th 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.

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?

Ashura

Ashura

20th September to 21st September

Ashura has been a day of fasting for Sunni Muslims since the days of the early Muslim community.

Jeans for Genes Day

Jeans for Genes Day

21st 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.

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.

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.

Sukkot

Sukkot

23rd September to 30th September

Sukkot commemorates the years that the Jews spent in the desert on their way to the Promised Land, and celebrates the way in which God took special care of them under impossible conditions. 

Autumn Equinox

Autumn Equinox

23rd 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.