Meet September, the ninth month of the year

By Esther Muhozi
On 5 September 2023 at 03:58

September, the ninth month of the year, is a time of transition and transformation. It marks the end of summer and the beginning of autumn. This month carries a rich tapestry of history, significance, and a touch of magic. Let’s delve into the depths of September’s secrets and discover why it’s a month to celebrate.

A Glimpse into September’s History:September gets its name from the Latin word "septem," meaning seven. But why is it the ninth month? The Roman calendar used to begin in March, making September the seventh month. When January and February were later added, it retained its name, even though it became the ninth month. Fascinating, isn’t it?

The Celestial Dance of Equinox also happens in September and One of September’s defining moments is the autumnal equinox, which usually happens on 22 or 23 of September in the northern hemisphere and is sometimes called the Fall. In the same way September in Rwanda is considered as the start of the rainy seasons Considered the and a reminder to find balance in our own lives as we embrace the changing season.

Throughout history, September has witnessed remarkable events that have shaped our world. On September 1, 1939, World War II began with the invasion of Poland, marking a dark chapter. Conversely, on September 11, 2001, the tragic 9/11 attacks occurred, forever changing the course of modern history.

On a brighter note, September has seen iconic achievements too. On September 20, 1973, Billie Jean King defeated Bobby Riggs in the famous "Battle of the Sexes" tennis match, symbolizing the strength and resilience of women in sports.

We also have International days celebrated in September and these include;

5 September - International Day of Charity

7 September - International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies

8 September - International Literacy Day

9 September - International Day to Protect Education from Attack

10 September - Suicide Prevention Awareness Day

12 September - United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation

15 September - International Day of Democracy

16 September - International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

17 September - World Patient Safety Day

18 September - International Equal Pay Day

21 September - International Day of Peace

23 September - International Day of Sign Language

26 September - International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

27 September - World Tourism Day

28 September - International Day for Universal Access to Information

29 September - International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste

29 September - World Maritime Day

30 September - International Translation Day

There are Some of the world’s most beloved celebrities born in September. Let’s celebrate their talent and charisma:

Will Smith (September 25): The Fresh Prince himself, a multi-talented actor, and rapper who has left an indelible mark on the entertainment industry.

Taraji Henson (September 11): An Emmy-winning actress known for her powerhouse performances in movies and TV series like "Empire" and "Hidden Figures."

Nick Jonas (September 16): A versatile musician and actor who found fame with the Jonas Brothers and continues to shine in his solo career.

Idris Elba (September 6): A British actor known for his compelling roles in films like "Luther" and "The Wire," he’s a true master of his craft.

Prince Harry (September 15): A member of the British royal family who, along with his wife Meghan Markle, has championed important social causes.

Nick Jones (September 16): A talented musician and actor, part of the Jonas Brothers trio, and married to the lovely Priyanka Chopra.

Keanu Reeves (September 2): An actor known for his roles in "The Matrix" and "John Wick," who has captured the hearts of many with his kindness and humility.

Beyoncé (September 4): Queen Bey herself, a global icon in the world of music and culture, whose artistry knows no bounds. And Many More.

These celebrities, born in September, remind us that this month is not only a time of transition but also a time of birth, growth, and the potential for greatness.

As September unfolds, take a moment to appreciate the historical significance and the remarkable individuals who share this month with us. It’s a time to find balance, embrace change, and let the legends of September inspire us to create our own legacies. Happy September