7 Weird, Exciting Holidays Celebrated Every September
by Jace Amodo, September 04, 2019 4:24pm
Art by Dani Elevazo
The month of August was filled with national holidays and, much to our delight, long weekends. There aren’t many official celebrations this September, but there are several observances to mark such as Civil Service Month, National Peace Consciousness Month, and Social Security Month.
Meanwhile, Inside Manila this September aims to visit universities in the metro and the important part they play in a Manillennials’ life. And along the way, we'll jump on the fad and celebrate these quirky events.
Sept 1. Back to Hogwarts Day
Wizards Unite! We can celebrate Hogwarts brushing up on our spells, betting how long the latest Defense Against The Dark Arts teacher will last, or simply drinking Butterbeer. Unfortunately, these aren’t real so bingeing on all Harry Potter films should do just fine too.
Sept 6. Fight Procrastination Day
We're no fans of procrastination, but we're not saying we aren’t guilty of it. Mark this unofficial holiday by assessing all your priorities and create an appropriate to-do list. Apply a reward system if you must.
Sept 8. Grandparents Day
Our grandparents are precious whether they are scary or cute; it is every Manillennials' duty to protect them. Make this day special by going beyond buying them gifts or treating them out for dinner. Defend their reserved seats in buses and designated public spaces from indecent people. Of course, all of these actions and more should be observed all year round.
Sept 12. Chocolate Milkshake Day
Three hearty scoops of chocolate ice cream, two ounces of milk, shake ‘em up, and voila! You’re set to celebrate this day. Treat your chocoholic self by experimenting with different chocolates on your milkshake. Indulge.
Sept 16. Working Parents Day
Juggling work and family is never an easy feat. There's always a constant battle between who should have your time first: the job that supports your family or the family that supports you. If you’re one working parent yourself, hats off to you! And if you aren’t, give the working parents you know a well-deserved break.
Sept 21. World Gratitude Day
It’s easy to get caught up in your worries and uncertainties. How about switching things up and thanking not just your ups but also your downs? Celebrate the little wins. You could also use this day as an excuse to express your gratitude
Sept 24. Punctuation Day
A proper use of punctuation can help you save one’s life. Take for example the difference between “Eat your dinner” and “Eat. You’re dinner.” Writer or not, it's always best to be armed with punctuation knowledge. Read the Elements of Style by Strunk & White or take online quizzes.
Sept 28. Good Neighbor Day
Dogs shouldn't be the only good boys and girls in the hood. At home or at work, initiate an event where you and your neighbors will finally be able to put a name on familiar faces. In these times, not everyone will be warm, but be kind anyway. It all comes back to you.
Unofficial holidays: they're gimmicks of people in the past that is now embraced and are able to unite people with common interests. You know you connected with a holiday or two; don't dismiss it.