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Important Days in September 2019: National and International

India is a constitutional republic country that consists of 29 states and Union territories with New Delhi as India’s capital. It is the second most populous country after China. No doubt India is a land of diversity which has a mix culture of eastern values and western freedom. India has Himalayan ranges, Ganga, the sacred river, mountains and has a history of great philosophers like Swami Vivekananda, Ramkrishna Paramhansa etc. Therefore, various festivals and events are celebrated together by the people.

Important Days and Dates in September 2019

1st September – National Nutrition Week

National Nutrition Week is observed from 1st September to 7th September to provide knowledge among people about the importance of Nutrition and its importance for the human body, for better health.

2nd September – Victory over Japan Day or V-J Day

On 2nd September, 1945 Japan surrendered aboard the U.S.S Missouri, anchored in Tokyo Bay and so, Victory over Japan is celebrated on 2nd September.

2nd September – World Coconut Day

World Coconut Day is observed on 2nd September every year to make people aware about the importance of this crop in poverty reduction. This day also commemorate the formation day of Asian Pacific Coconut Community (APCC).

3rd September – Skyscraper Day

Skyscraper Day is observed on 3rd September every year to commemorate the birthday of the famous architect William Can Aien who is genius in constructing the Chrysler Building which is one of the iconic landmark in New York city. This day marks the ability of the man to construct industrial masterpiece.

5 September – International Day of Charity

International Day of Charity is observed on 5 September every year to eradicate poverty in all its forms and dimensions to achieve sustainable development goals.

5 September – Teachers’ Day (India)

Teachers Day in India is celebrated on 5 September every year to mark the birth anniversary of India’s second President Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan. On this day we appreciate and acknowledge the efforts of teachers in making responsible individual.

7 September – Brazilian Independence Day

Brazilian Independence Day is celebrated on 7 September every year to commemorate the birth of the nation. On 7 September, 1822, Brazil got its independence from Portuguese. In 1889 Brazil ended up with the monarchical system and became republic but kept 7 September as its Independence Day.

8 September – International Literacy Day

International Literacy Day is observed on 8 September every year to make people aware about the importance of literacy which no doubt is a matter of dignity and human rights. Let us tell you that it is key component of the UNs Sustainable Developmental Goals.

8 September – World Physical Therapy Day

World Physical Therapy Day is observed on 8 September every year to provide an opportunity for physical therapists from all over the world to raise awareness about the important contribution of the profession and in improving the well being and health of the people.

10 September – World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD)

World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) is observed on 10 September every year to raise awareness to prevent the cases of suicide. This day is organised by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP). And this day is co-sponsored by WHO.

1 September – 13 September, 2019 – Onam Festival

Onam is the harvesting festival and marks the homecoming of mythical King Mahabali. People across the state Kerala celebrate this festival with joy. Celebrations include boat races, martial arts, music, plantain offerings, folk songs etc.

14 September – World First Aid Day

World First Aid Day is observed on 14 September to raise awareness among public about how first aid can save lives in case of crises. According to the International Federation, first aid should be accessible to all people and should be an important part of the developmental societies.

14 September -Hindi Diwas

Hindi Divas is celebrated on 14 September as on this day the Constituent Assembly of India had adopted Hindi written in Devanagri script in 1949 as the official language of the Republic of India.

Official Languages in Indian Constitution

15 September – Engineer’s Day (India)

Engineers Day is celebrated in India on 15 September every year to mark the tribute to the Indian Engineer Bharat Ratna Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya.

15 September – International Day of Democracy

International Day of Democracy is observed on 15 September to remind people that democracy is about people. This day provide an opportunity to make people understand about the importance of democracy and the effective realisation of Human Rights.

Concept of Democracy by Rig Veda

16 September – Malaysia Day

Malaysia Day is celebrated on 16 September and is also known as ‘Hari Malaysia’. On 16 September, 1963, the former British colony of Singapore and the East Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak joined the Federation of Malaya to generate the Malaysian Federation.

16 September – World Ozone Day

World Ozone Day is observed on 16 September annually. On this day in 1987 the Montreal Protocol was signed. Since 1994, World Ozone Day is celebrated which was established by the United Nations General Assembly. This day reminds people about the depletion of Ozone Layer and to find solutions to preserve it.

19 September – International Talk Like a Pirate Day

International Talk Like a Pirate Day is celebrated on 19 September annually. In 1995, it was celebrated first time. This day encourages people to talk and dress like the sea plunderers of yesteryears.

21 September – International Day of Peace and Non-Violence (UN)

International Day of Peace and Non-Violence (UN) is observed on 21 September around the world. For the first time it was observed in September 1982 and in 2001, the General Assembly adopted a resolution 55/282, which established 21 September as International Day of Peace of non-violence and cease fire.

21 September – World Alzheimer’s Day

World Alzheimer’s Day is observed on 21 September to raise awareness among people about the challenges that patient faces due to dementia. In 2012, World Alzheimer’s Month was launched.

22 September – Rose Day (Welfare of Cancer patients)

Rose Day is observed on 21 September for the welfare of cancer patients or we can say that this day marks the hope for cancer patients that cancer is curable. This day is celebrated in the memory of a 12 year old Melinda Rose of Canada, who when diagnosed with a rare form of blood cancer and did not give up hope.

26 September – European Day of Languages

European Day of Languages is celebrated on 26 September annually to promote awareness among the public about the importance of language learning and protecting the heritage of the language.

Starts last week of September and ends on last Sunday of September – Day of Deaf

Day of Deaf or International Week of Deaf starts on the last week of September and ends on the last Sunday of the month. It is also known as World Day of Deaf. This day draw attention not only to the affected person but also to the general people, politicians and development authorities towards the achievements and challenges faced by the community of the deaf people.

26 September – World Contraception Day

World Contraception Day is observed on 26 September annually. It is a global campaign to improve the awareness about the contraceptive methods available and enable the young people to make informed decisions regarding their sexual and reproductive health.

26 September – World Maritime Day

World Maritime Day is observed annually on 26 September to raise awareness about the importance of gender equality which is also necessary to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and also to highlight the contribution of women in the maritime sector. The theme of 2019 is “Empowering women in the maritime community”.

27 September -World Tourism Day

World Tourism Day is annually celebrated on 27 September to highlight the importance of tourism which help in generating employment and build future for millions of people around the world. World Tourism Day 2019 theme is “Tourism and Jobs: A Better Future for All”.

28 September – World Rabies Day

World Rabies Day is observed on 28 September every year to make people aware about the prevention regarding rabies and to highlight the progress in defeating this horrifying disease.

29 September – World Heart Day

World Heart Day is observed annually on 29 September. This day informs people about the heart disease and stroke which is the world’s leading cause of death.

30 September -International Translation Day

International Translation Day is observed on 30 September every year. This day provide an opportunity to pay tribute to the work of language professionals. It also plays an important role in making nations together and strengthens world peace and security.

Fourth Sunday of September – World Rivers Day

World Rivers Day is celebrated on fourth Sunday of September. In 2019, it falls on 29 September. This day highlights the importance of rivers and generates awareness and encourages people to improve and save water, rivers around the world. It is necessary to care our water resources.

September 2019 Important Days
Date Name of Important Days
1 September National Nutrition Week
2 September Victory over Japan Day or V-J Day
2 September World Coconut Day
3 September Skyscraper Day
5 September International Day of Charity
5 September TeachersDay (India)
7 September Brazilian Independence Day
8 September International Literacy Day
8 September World Physical Therapy Day
10 September World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD)
1 September – 13 September, 2019 Onam Festival
14 September World First Aid Day
14 September Hindi Divas
15 September Engineer’s Day (India)
15 September International Day of Democracy
16 September Malaysia Day
16 September World Ozone Day
19 September International Talk Like a Pirate Day
21 September International Day of Peace and Non-Violence (UN)
21 September World Alzheimer’s Day
22 September Rose Day (Welfare of Cancer patients)
26 September European Day of Languages
26 September World Contraception Day
26 September World Maritime Day
27 September World Tourism Day
28 September World Rabies Day
29 September World Heart Day
30 September International Translation Day
Fourth Sunday of September World Rivers Day
Starts last week of September and ends on last Sunday of September Day of Deaf

So, these are the National and International important Days in September 2019 which may also help in the preparation for several exams and also enhance your general knowledge.

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