Important Days in September 2023: National and International Dates

September marks the ninth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars and has a length of 30 days. This month observes many important dates, the knowledge of which can make you aware of the major concerns going on worldwide. It also gives an idea of holidays that are going to be observed in the month and is significant for preparation of competitive exams as well. In this article, a list of Important Days in September 2023 is provided along with the dates on which they are going to fall.

The list of special days in September 2023 includes Skyscraper day, Teacher’s day, International literacy day, World suicide prevention day, Mindfulness day, Hindi diwas among others.

Special Days & Dates in September 2023

The month of September has a number of significant observances, some of international importance while others being observed in particular country (or countries) only. A list of important days in September 2023 has been provided below.

September 3, 2023:  Skyscraper Day

Every year 3rd September is celebrated as Skyscraper Day and commemorates the birth anniversary of Louis H. Sullivan, called the ‘father of skyscrapers’. By observing this day, people also honors the architects all around the world.

September 5, 2023: Teachers’ Day (India)

In India,  Teachers’ Day is celebrated on September 5th every year. On this very day, one of the greatest teacher and educationist, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was born. In his honor, and to honor the teachers all around the country fro their hard work, Teacher’s Day is observed every year on 5 September.

September 8, 2023: International Literacy Day

To draw people’s attention towards the importance and impact of literacy on an individual and whole society, International Literacy Day is observed every year on 8 September. Different nations celebrate this day with new themes decided every year to observe this day.

September 10, 2023: World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day is an annual observance held every year on 10 September. The idea is to provide awareness among people to take action to prevent suicides and is observed by many countries all around the world.

September 12, 2023: Mindfulness Day

Mindfulness Day was introduced in the year 2011 and it focuses on the importance of meditation on our day-to-day life. It is celebrated every year on September 12. Many meditation workshops are organized on this day to raise awareness about the benefit of mindfulness.

September 13, 2023: Day of the Programmer

Day of the Programmer or Programmer’s Day is observed on the 256th day of every year and falls on 13th of September every year (12th September in leap years).

September 14, 2023: Hindi Diwas

Every year, 14 September is celebrated as Hindi Day or Hindi Diwas in India. This day marks the anniversary of adoption of Hindi as one of the official languages by different Hindi speaking states of India in 1949.

September 15, 2023: Engineer’s Day (India)

Every year September 15 is celebrated as Engineer’s Day in India and marks the birth anniversary of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, an Indian civil engineer, statesman and the 19th Diwan of Mysore. He was the Chief Engineer of Krishna Raja Sagara dam and also one of the Chief Engineers of the flood protection system for Hyderabad.

September 16, 2023: International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

To bring people’s attention towards the importance of Ozone layer and work together to preserve the depleting ozone layer, International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer is observed every year on September 16.

September 21, 2023: International Day of Peace

International Day of Peace, also known as World Peace Day is a United Nations-sanctioned holiday observed on 21 September every year. Many countries around the world observes this day and discourage the act of violence and war.

September 22, 2023: World Car-Free Day

World Car Free Day is celebrated every year on September 22 that encourages people to give up their cars for a day. The idea to celebrate this day is to save fuel and reduce pollution by giving up cars and picking some environment efficient way of transportation like bicycle or walking.

September 23, 2023: International Day of Sign Languages

Every year, 23rd September is observed as International Day of Sign Languages. The aim behind celebrating this day is to encourage people to learn and use of sign language so that deaf individual feel like a part of the society. The date of observance of International Day of Sign Languages is the same date on which the World Federation of the Deaf was established in 1951.

September 24, 2023: World Rivers Day (Fourth Sunday of September)

To increase public awareness towards rivers and to encourage to keep the rivers clean and pollution free,  World Rivers Day is celebrated on fourth Sunday of September every year. In the year 2023, it will be observed on September 24.

September 27, 2023: World Tourism Day

World Tourism Day is observed every year on September 27th with the aim to make people aware of the importance of tourism and the role it plays in economic growth. Different countries celebrate this day in their own way deciding themes for celebrations.

September 28, 2023: World Rabies Day

The World Rabies Day is celebrated to make people aware of this disease and also commemorates the death anniversary of Louis Pasteur, who developed an effective vaccine against it. It is observed every year on September 28.

September 29, 2023: World Maritime Day

To mark the contribution of international maritime industries in the world economy, World Maritime Day is observed every year on the last Thursday of September month. In the year 2023, the World Maritime Day will be observed on September 29.

September 30, 2023: International Translation Day

To recognize the role of professional translation and translators in connecting the nations worldwide, it was decided by the United Nations General Assembly that International Translation Day will be observed every year on September 30.

Other Important Dates in September 2023

Apart from the days mentioned above, there are many other important days observed in September as well. Check out the list of other important days and dates falling in the month of September 2023 given below.

  • 1 September 2023- Disaster Prevention Day (Japan), Independence Day (Uzbekistan), Start of National Arbor Week (South Africa), Random Acts of Kindness Day (New Zealand), Wattle Day (Australia), Knowledge Day (Russia, Ukraine, Armenia), Emma Nutt Day, Anniversary of the Start of the Armed Struggle (Eritrea), Constitution Day (Slovakia), National Cherry Popover Day (US), Journalist Day (Taiwan), Flag Day (Honduras)
  • 2 September 2023- World Coconut Day, Victory over Japan Day (US), Independence Day (Transnistria, Nagorno-Karabakh Republic), National Day (Vietnam), National Blueberry Popsicle Day (US)
  • 3 September 2023- Feast of San Marino and the Republic (Republic of San Marino), Flag Day (Australia), Independence Day (Qatar), Levy Mwanawasa Day (Zambia), National Welsh Rarebit Day (US), Memorial Day (Tunisia), Tokehega Day (New Zealand), China’s Victory, Merchant Navy Remembrance Day (Canada), V-J Day (People’s Republic of China), Armed Forces Day (Republic of China), Merchant Navy (United Kingdom)
  • 4 September 2023- Newspaper Carrier Day (US), Immigrant’s Day (Argentina), Clear Day (Scientology), National Macadamia Nut Day (US)
  • 5 September 2023- International Day of Charity, National Cheese Pizza Day (US)
  • 6 September 2023- Independence Day (Swaziland), Flag Day (Bonaire), Armed Forces Day (Sao Tome and Principe), Unification Day (Bulgaria), Defence Day or Army Day (Pakistan), National Coffee Ice Cream Day (US)
  • 7 September 2023- National Threatened Species Day (Australia), Independence Day (Brazil), Air Force Day (Pakistan), National Acorn Squash Day (US), Military Intelligence Day (Ukraine), National Salami Day (US), National Beer Lover’s Day (US), Forgiveness Day
  • 8 September 2023- Victory Day (Pakistan, Malta), Day of the Battle of Borodino (Russia), Nativity of Mary (Roman Catholic Church), Feast Day of Our Lady of Meritxell (a national holiday in Andorra), Martyrs’ Day (Afghanistan), Independence Day (Republic of Macedonia), National Day (Andorra), Monti Fest (Mangalorean Catholic), World Physical Therapy Day
  • 9 September 2023– Independence Day (Tajikistan) from USSR in 1991, Remembrance for Herman the Cheruscan (The Troth), Chrysanthemum Day (Japan), Day of the Victims of Holocaust and of Racial Violence (Slovakia), Children’s Day (Costa Rica), Emergency Services Day (United Kingdom), National Steak Au Poivre Day (US), Wienerschnitzel Day (US), Armored Forces Day (Ukraine), Wonderful Weirdos Day, California Admission Day (California, US), Independence Day or Republic Day (North Korea), World First Aid Day
  • 10 September 2023- Teachers’ Day (China), Amerindian Heritage Day (Guyana), National TV Dinner Day (US), Children’s Day (Honduras), Saint George’s Caye Day (Belize), National Day (Gibraltar),
  • 11 September 2023- Emergency Number Day (US), Nayrouz (Coptic Orthodox Church), National Hot Cross Bun Day (US), Battle of Tendra Day (Russia), Patriot Day (US), Death Anniversary of Muhammad Ali Jinnah (Pakistan), Teachers’ Day (Argentina), National Day of Catalonia (Catalonia), Enkutatash (Ethiopia, Rastafari), Remember Freedom Day
  • 12 September 2023- National Day of Encouragement (US), Day of Conception (Russia), Defenders Day (US), National Chocolate Milkshake Day (US), Saragarhi Day (Sikhism), National Day (Cape Verde)
  • 13 September 2023- Feast of the Cross (Assyrian Church of the East), Engineer’s Day (Mauritius), National Peanut Day (US)
  • 14 September 2023- Feast of the Cross (Christianity), San Jacinto Day (Nicaragua), Elevation of the Holy Cross (Eastern Orthodox), Children’s Day (Nepal), Mobilized Servicemen Day (Ukraine), National Cream Filled Donut Day (US), Engineer’s Day (Romania), National Eat a Hoagie Day (US)
  • 15 September 2023- International Day of Democracy, Battle of Britain Day (United Kingdom), National Double Cheeseburger Day (US), Free Money Day (International), National Linguine Day (US), Patriotic Day (Guatemala), Independence Day (Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica), National Creme de Menthe Day (US), Knowledge Day (Azerbaijan), Silpa Bhirasri Day (Thailand), National Cheese Toast Day (US), Restoration of Primorska to the Motherland Day (Slovenia), World Lymphoma Awareness Day, Beginning of National Hispanic Heritage Month (US)
  • 16 September 2023- Malaysia Day, Heroes’ Day (Saint Kitts and Nevis), Grito de Dolores (Mexico), Independence Day (Papua New Guinea), Martyrs’ Day (Libya), National Cinnamon Raisin Toast Day (US), National Guacamole Day (US), Malaysian Armed Forces Day (Malaysia)
  • 17 September 2023- Teachers’ Day (Honduras), Australian Citizenship Day, Heroes’ Day (Angola), Constitution Day (US), Marathwada Liberation Day (India), Start of Constitution Week, National Monte Cristo Sandwich Day (US), National Apple Dumpling Day (US), Von Steuben Day (US)
  • 18 September 2023- Day of National Music (Azerbaijan), First day of Fiestas Patrias (Chile) or Dieciocho (Chile), Navy Day (Croatia), Island Language Day (Okinawa Prefecture, Japan), National Cheeseburger Day (US), World Bamboo Day
  • 19 September 2023- Second day of Fiestas Patrias (Chile), Armed Forces Day (Chile), Independence Day (Saint Kitts and Nevis), Feast of San Gennaro, Day of the First Public Appearance of the Slovak National Council, National Butterscotch Pudding Day (US), International Talk Like a Pirate Day
  • 20 September 2023- National Youth Day (Thailand), National Rum Punch Day (US), Universal Children’s Day (Germany), Independence Day of South Ossetia, Oil Workers’ Day (Azerbaijan), National Pepperoni Pizza Day (US), National Punch Day (US)
  • 21 September 2023- Independence Day (Armenia, Belize, Malta), Commemoration of the Declaration of Martial Law (Philippines), Arbor Day (Brazil), Founder’s Day and National Volunteer Day (Ghana), Customs Service Day (Poland), Victory over the Golden Horde in the Battle of Kulikovo (Russia), Student’s Day (Bolivia), National Pecan Cookie Day (US), World Alzheimer’s Day
  • 22 September 2023- Rose Day (Welfare of Cancer patients), Resistance Fighting Day (Estonia), American Business Women’s Day (US), OneWebDay, Dear Diary Day, Hobbit Day (American Tolkien Society), Independence Day (Bulgaria, Mali)
  • 23 September 2023-, Kyrgyz Language Day (Kyrgyzstan), Holocaust Memorial Day (Lithuania), Celebrate Bisexuality Day, National Day (Saudi Arabia), Grito de Lares (Puerto Rico), Teachers’ Day (Brunei), Celebrate Bisexuality Day
  • 24 September 2023- Mahidol Day (Thailand), Heritage Day (South Africa), La Merce (Barcelona), Armed Forces Day (Peru), National Punctuation Day (US), Constitution Day (Cambodia), Independence Day (Guinea-Bissau), Republic Day (Trinidad and Tobago), New Caledonia Day (New Caledonia)
  • 25 September 2027- National Youth Day (Nauru), German Butterbrot Day (Germany), Day of National Recognition for the Harkis (France), Revolution Day (Mozambique), National Lobster Day (US)
  • 26 September 2027- European Day of Languages, World Contraception Day, National Dumpling Day (US),Johnny Appleseed Day (US), Day of the National Flag (Ecuador), Revolution Day (Yemen), National Better Breakfast Day (US), Dominion Day (New Zealand), National Good Neighbor Day (US), National Pancake Day (US)
  • 27 September 2023- French Community Holiday (French community of Belgium), National Chocolate Milk Day (US), Consumacion de la Independencia (Mexico), National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (US), National Corned Beef Hash Day (US), Meskel (Ethiopian and Eritrean Orthodox Church), Polish Underground State’s Day (Poland)
  • 28 September 2023- International Right to Know Day, Family Day (US), National Day of Awareness and Unity against Child Pornography (Philippines), Czech Statehood Day (Czech Republic), Freedom from Hunger Day, Teachers’ Day (Taiwan and Chinese-Filipino schools in the Philippines), National Sons Day (USA)
  • 29 September 2023- Victory of Boqueron Day (Paraguay), Feast of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, Coffee Day, National Biscotti Day (US), Inventors’ Day (Argentina), World Heart Day
  • 30 September 2023- Orange Shirt Day (Canada), Boy’s Day (Poland), National Hot Mulled Cider Day (US), Blasphemy Day (US, Canada), Independence Day (Botswana), Recovery Day (Canada), Birth of Morelos (Mexico), Agricultural Reform (Nationalization) Day (Sao Tome and Principe)


When is world car free day observed in September?

September 22

On which day world tourism day falls in September?

September 27

When do we observe International literacy day?

September 8

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