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A Complete Calendar of September Global Holidays 2022

Updated: March 16, 2022
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This list is a complete and comprehensive list of all September holidays (or "Days") in 2022. This list is perfectly suitable for all users since it is simple, easy to use and understand, and contains all important holidays.

1. Ganesh ChaturthiSeptember 1st
2. Father's DaySeptember 4rth
3. Labor Day September 5th
4. Unification Day September 6th
5. Feast of Our Lady of VictoriesSeptember 8th
6. Indra JatraSeptember 9th
7. ChuseokSeptember 10th
8. Ethiopian New YearSeptember 11th
9. Mid-Autumn FestivalSeptember 12th
10. Swiss Federal FastSeptember 18th
11. St Mauritius' DaySeptember 22nd
12. Blessed Rainy DaySeptember 23rd
13. MeskelSeptember 27th

International September Global Holidays List 2022

1. Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh

Ganesh Chaturthi is the Hindu festival dedicated to the god Ganesh. It is observed in the Hindu calendar month of Bhaadrapada, and falls between August 19th and September 20th. 

Clay idols of Ganesh are placed in homes or outdoor in decorated tents for people to view and pay their homage. Priests will then invokes life into the idols while mantras are chanted, in a ritual known as 'pranapratishhtha'.

  • Place of Celebration – Maharashtra India
  • The Reason For Celebration – Ganesh Chaturthi is a Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of the god Ganesh. It is typically celebrated with processions and large public celebrations. The festival became a public celebration in India when the Maratha ruler Shivaji used it to encourage nationalist sentiment among his subjects. In 1893, when the British banned political assemblies, the festival was revived by the Indian nationalist leader Bal Gangadhar Tilak.

2. Father's Day

father's day

Father's Day is celebrated in many countries around the world, usually involving gift-giving and family activities. 

The date varies, but it is generally observed in a similar manner. Father's Day is a celebration of fathers and fatherhood. It is a modern holiday, though the ancient Romans did have a tradition of honouring fathers.

  • Place of Celebration – Around the world
  • The Reason For Celebration – Father's Day is a holiday that celebrates fathers and fatherhood. It is a modern holiday, though the ancient Romans did have a tradition of honoring fathers.

3. Labor Day 

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Labor Day is a holiday celebrated in the United States, Canada, and other parts of the world to celebrate workers and labor unions.

  • Place of Celebration – American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, USA
  • The Reason For Celebration – Labor Day is a day to celebrate the achievements of workers. It is a national holiday in the United States and Canada.

4. Unification Day 

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Unification Day is a public holiday in Bulgaria. It commemorates the unification of Eastern Rumelia and the Principality of Bulgaria on September 6th 1885. Celebrations are focused in Plovdiv, where unification was declared. Museums offer free admission on Unification Day.

  • Place of Celebration – Bulgaria
  • The Reason For Celebration – This holiday celebrates the unification of two parts of Bulgaria on this day in 1885.

5. Feast of Our Lady of Victories

5. Feast of Our Lady of Victories

The Feast of Our Lady of Victories is a holiday celebrated on September 8th. It is a national holiday in Malta, and is also a regional holiday in Spain in Asturias, Melilla, and Extremadura. It is also the national day of Andorra (Meritxell Day) and is a public holiday in Liechtenstein. 

In the Philippines in 2019, President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law declaring September 8th of every year as a special working holiday nationwide to commemorate the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

  • Place of Celebration – Andorra, Liechtenstein, Malta, Spain
  • The Reason For Celebration – Marks the Feast Day of the nativity (birth) of the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus

6. Indra Jatra

6. Indra Jatra

The Indra Jatra festival is a major celebration in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal. It takes place on the 15th day of the 11th month in the Nepalese calendar and celebrates the harvest. 

A Kumari is a young girl who is selected to be a living goddess. She is only allowed out of her house on major festivals and when she participates, she is carried or walks on special carpets. When she reaches puberty, she returns to normal life.

  • Place of Celebration – Nepal
  • The Reason For Celebration – The Nepalese Newari community celebrates a festival known as Yenya for eight days.

7. Chuseok

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The Harvest Moon Festival is a major Korean holiday celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month. It is a time for families to come together and celebrate the bounty of the harvest. Many people travel to their hometowns to spend time with family and friends.

  • Place of Celebration – North Korea, South Korea
  • The Reason For Celebration – Chuseok, the Harvest Moon Festival, is one of Korea's most cherished holidays. It is a time when families come together to celebrate the autumn harvest. They enjoy traditional food and games, and give thanks for the blessings of the year.

8. Ethiopian New Year

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The Ethiopian New Year is celebrated annually on either September 11th or 12th, depending on the Ethiopian calendar. 

This holiday marks the first day in the Ethiopian calendar, and celebrations usually last for a week. The holiday is focused on family events, and typically starts on New Year's Eve with each household lighting torches called "chibo."

  • Place of Celebration –Ethiopia, Eritrea
  • The Reason For Celebration –The Ethiopian calendar is based on the Coptic calendar, which was created in 25 BC by Augustus of Rome.

9. Mid-Autumn Festival

9. Mid-Autumn Festival

The Mid Autumn festival is a holiday that celebrates the harvest moon. It starts on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month, and usually falls in September or October. 

There are many activities that people can enjoy during the festival, such as fire dragon dancing, looking at lanterns, and eating moon cakes. If the day after Mid Autumn Festival falls on a Sunday, the following Monday will be a national holiday in Hong Kong.

  • Place of Celebration – China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan
  • The Reason For Celebration – The Mid Autumn festival is a traditional Chinese festival that celebrates the harvest. It starts on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month and lasts for three days.

10. Swiss Federal Fast

Swiss

The Federal Fast is a holiday celebrated by all Christian Churches and the Jewish community in Switzerland. 

It is arranged by the government and usually falls on the third Sunday in September. However, the canton of Geneva celebrates it on the Thursday after the first Sunday in September.

  • Place of Celebration – Aargau, Ausserrhoden, Appenzell Innerrhoden, Basel-Landschaft, Basel-Stadt, Bern, Fribourg, Glarus, Graubünden, Jura, Zurich and many more places.
  • The Reason For Celebration – Federal Fasts is a Swiss government-arranged holiday celebrated by Christians and the Jewish community.

11. St Mauritius' Day

St Mauritius' Day

Saint Maurice's Day is celebrated on September 22nd in Appenzell, Innerrhoden, and Solothurn. 

Maurice was a Roman military officer who was martyred for refusing to attack fellow Christians. His troops were ordered to be executed, and the place where this occurred is now called Saint-Maurice, Switzerland.

  • Place of Celebration – Switzerland 
  • The Reason For Celebration – Mauritius was a Roman general who was martyred for refusing to persecute Christians.

12. Blessed Rainy Day

rainy day

Blessed Rainy Day is a public holiday in Bhutan that celebrates the end of the monsoon and farming season, and the beginning of the harvest season. 

The holiday was first made a public holiday in the 1980s, but was removed from the list in 2007. It was reinstated in 2008.

  • Place of Celebration – Bhutan
  • The Reason For Celebration – The end of the monsoon season in Bhutan marks the beginning of the harvest season.

13. Meskel

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Meskel is a religious holiday celebrated by Ethiopians and Eritreans. It commemorates the discovery of the True Cross by Queen Helena in the fourth century. 

This is the first big festival of the Ethiopian religious year. Meskel was added to the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the UN Agency for Education, Science and Culture in 2013.

  • Place of Celebration – Ethiopia, Eritrea
  • The Reason For Celebration – This feast day commemorates the discovery of the True Cross by Saint Helena in the fourth century.

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