Some Offbeat Days Celebrate in September

Some Offbeat Days Celebrate in September
Some Offbeat Days Celebrate in September

After a long, slow, quiet season, we dug deep to find a healthy helping of celebrations to help you beat the low season blues.

September 6th – Read a Book Day

Today is about everyone, book lovers and non-book lovers alike to find a book they would enjoy, find a nice, quiet and relaxing spot and read for a while. It is time to turn off the television and other electronics and enjoy the relaxation of reading. You may have young children or elderly in your home, if so, then you can spend quality time together by reading them a book or two.

September 9th – Teddy Bear Day

We have all had a special cuddly teddy as a child. Some of us still have our teddy bear from our childhood. Whether or not you still have your childhood teddy, today is the perfect day to celebrate your childhood friend!

September 10th – TV Dinner Day

A new product, called “TV Dinners” was introduced in 1953. This changed the prepackaged meal industry forever. The term remains synonymous with any prepackaged dinner that is purchased frozen from a store and heated at home. The original tray was made of aluminum and each food item had it’s own compartment. The dinner had to be heated in the oven and took about 25 minutes to cook. Today most frozen food trays are made of microwaveable safe material.

September 11th – Make Your Bed Day

Do you want to get a better night’s sleep? According to the National Sleep Foundation, making your bed can help improve your tossing, turning and restless sleeping which in return, can be good for your health. “A comfortable and clean sleep environment is a sleep aid.” If you have young children at home, begin teaching them to make their bed everyday (it will become habit)!

September 13th – Peanut Day

Peanuts, which grow underground, are rich in nutrients, providing over 30 essential nutrients and phytonutrients. Peanuts are a good source of niacin, folate, fiber, vitamin E, magnesium and phosphorus. They also are naturally free of trans-fats and sodium, and contain about 25% protein (a higher proportion than in any true nut). Crack open some peanuts and enjoy.

September 14th – Cream Filled Donut Day

This day recognises one of our favorite foods. Whether you enjoy a vanilla filled, chocolate filled or many of the other varieties, cream filled donuts offer many ways to satisfy your sweet tooth. So go out and enjoy a Cream Filled Donut or make some of your own.

September 18th – Cheeseburger Day

There are many theories to the beginning of the cheeseburger dating back to the 1920′s. One story suggests that Lionel Sternberger is reputed to have invented the cheeseburger in 1926 while working at his father’s Pasadena, California sandwich shop, “The Rite Spot”. During an experiment, he dropped a slice of American cheese on a sizzling hamburger. To celebrate National Cheeseburger Day, gather some friends together, start up your barbecue grills, grill some hamburger patties, add your favorite cheese, then enjoy!

September 25th – One Hit Wonder Day

This is a day to celebrate all of the musical artists/song that became known from one Top 40 single. Here are just a few of the well known one-hit wonders from days gone by.

1963 – “Six Days on the Road” by Dave Dudley
1968 – “Tip Toe Thru The Tulips With Me” by Tiny Tim
1969 – “Smile a LIttle Smile for Me” by The Flying Machine
1970 – “One Tin Soldier” by Original Caste
1972 – “Hot Rod Lincoln” by Commander Cody and His
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1083 – “Puttin on the Ritz” by Taco
1988 – “Don’t Worry Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin
Do any of these bring back memories?

26th September – Pancake Day

The table is set, the batter is mixed, the griddle is hot, the butter and syrup are ready and so is everyone, ready to celebrate Pancake Day. You may not have time to make a pancake breakfast but that is okay, pancakes make a great dinner as well. Pancakes can actually be served at any time and with a variety of toppings or fillings some of which are jam, fruit, syrup, chocolate chips or meat.

September 28th – Good Neighbour Day

This day was created to acknowledge and celebrate the importance of a good neighbor. It is a blessing to have a good neighbor but it is even a greater thing to BE a good neighbor. Good neighbours often become friends, they watch out for each other, lend a helping hand and are there for advice when asked. Neighbours are there when we need to borrow something, to get our mail for us when we are away, to watch our homes and sometimes to watch our children and our pets as well as the many other things we do with our neighbors. To celebrate, do something nice for your neighbour today.