Public Holidays: September 2008

Day Date Country Holiday
Mon 1st USA USA Labor Day
Mon 1st Canada Canada Labour Day
Mon 1st Malaysia Malaysia National Day
Tue 2nd Spain Spain Ceuta
Sun 7th Brazil Brazil Independence Day
Mon 8th Spain Spain Asturias
Mon 8th Spain Spain Extremadura
Thu 11th Spain Spain Catalonia
Sat 13th South Korea South Korea Harvest Festival
Sun 14th South Korea South Korea Harvest Festival
Sun 14th Taiwan Taiwan Mid Autumn Festival
Mon 15th South Korea South Korea Harvest Festival
Mon 15th Hong Kong Hong Kong Late mid Autumn festival
Mon 15th China China Mid Autumn Festival
Mon 15th Japan Japan Respect for the Aged Day
Tue 16th Mexico Mexico Independence Day
Tue 23rd Japan Japan Autumnal Equinox Day
Wed 24th South Africa South Africa Heritage Day
Thu 25th New Zealand New Zealand South Canterbury Day
Sat 27th Belgium Belgium French Community Holiday
Mon 29th Israel Israel Rosh Hashana
Tue 30th Israel Israel Rosh Hashana


Public Holiday
Regional Holiday
Diversity Month


Used to be the seventh month of the year and in Latin, septem means 'seven'.

Until Julius Caesar's calendar reform of 45BC, September had only 29 days.

The Anglo-Saxons called September Gerst Monath (Barley Month) or Haefest Monath (Harvest Month) celebrating the barley harvest.

Key holidays in September are Labor Day, Mid Autumn Festival and Autumnal Equinox Day.