i Love September

Isn’t September absolutely the most awesome month of the year!!

It’s a month of beauty, a month of change, a month refreshment!

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So, just what is it about September that makes it so great?  Let’s explore…

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(Remember, pictures link to more fun info.)

SEPTEMBER

Well to start with September is the month of this author’s birth.
So we might say, I’m particular to it for that reason.
But there are many other reasons too.

What about you?  Are you “particular” to September?

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Birthstone – blue sapphire

Sapphire is a variety of the mineral species corundum. Sapphires occur in all colors of the rainbow with the exception of red, which is ruby.

The name corundum comes from the ancient Sanskrit “kuruvindam”, while the name “Sapphire” comes from the Persian word “safir”, meaning “beloved of Saturn”, (or Greek sapphiros).

It is noted in several texts that sapphire was the lapis lazuli of the ancient world, probably because the stones both have the same intense blue coloring.

Sapphire is mined in Australia, Sri Lanka and Thailand. Other producers are Burma, Kampuchea, Kenya and Tanzania. Sapphires are commonly heated to improve their color and reduce cloudiness that is caused by rutile inclusions. The rutile inclusions are responsible for the “star” or “cat’s eye” in star sapphires.

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Flower – Aster
The meaning of the September Birth Flower, the Aster is Love, Faith, Wisdom and symbolizes Valor

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Other flowers mentioned for September include the  forget-me-not or morning glory

Forget Me Nots

Morning Glories

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Link to video on Bluebirds – National Geographi

Bird – Bluebird
(coincidentally the State bird of Missouri)

[Well, I really didn’t find a bird for September, but if there isn’t one, this surely should be it.  It just fits!]

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History and Events

Well, as you can imagine there are many many events of the past that happened in September.  Of course we’re well familiar with one of the latest – that 911 thing.
But let’s look on the positive side –

There’s FATHER’s day in Australia,
Labor Day here in the US – when we fast from labor,
Independence days in many countries of the world,
School starts – YAY!!!
There are new seasons of TV, Movies and Cars
Football season starts!!!
And we finally get some relief from the summer’s heat.

To find more events in any particular month, in any particular year, type in the month and year in Google web search and find the listing for Wikipedia – lots of info….

Holy Days

In September we celebrate and remember some of the Church’s Great Saints and Holy days (Sts. Matthew, Archangels, Cornelius, Cyprian, Cosmas, Damian, Wenceslaus, Jerome, John Chrisostom, Robert Bellarmine, Pio, Vincent dePaul, Januarius, Peter Clavier, martyrs.  And then there are the feasts of the Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary, Most Holy Name of the BVM, Exaltation of the Cross and Our Lady of Sorrows, besides others.)
Catholic Calendar for September 2011 – Link

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Music
There is a Swedish singer/songwriter by the name of September,
And just tons of songs – here is just a sampling: (by artist and song name)

123 Minut – September
Adrian Alexis (buzz) September Yellows
Al Stewart – Blue September
And Oceans – September (När Hjärtat Blöder)
Anorexia Nervosa – Sister September [Album: Redemption Process]
ASP – The 6th Of September (How Far Would You Go?)
Ataris (buzz) The Boys Of Summer
BBMak – September
Belinda Carlisle (buzz) Remember September
Big Star–“September Gurls”
Billie Holiday – Yours and Mine [Album: Her Best Recordings: 1935-1942]
Bobby Sherman – Julie, Do Ya Love Me? [Album: The Very Best of Bobby Sherman [Restless]]
Boston College Heightsmen – September
Brian Setzer Orchestra (buzz) September Skies
Cheryl Wheeler – First Of September
Chris Rea – September Blue [Album: Dancing with Strangers]
Clouseau – September
Conor Oberst – Eagle on a Pole [Album: Conor Oberst]
Conor Oberst – I Don’t Want to Die (In the Hospital) [Album: Conor Oberst]
Dar Williams (buzz) The End of the Summer
Daughtry – September [Album: Leave This Town]
David Blue–“These 23 Days in September
Daysend – September [Album: Severance]
Deborah Cox – September [Album: One Wish]
Deep Insight – September
Deepest Blue – Late September [Album: Late September]
Digger (buzz) September
Dream Academy – Lucy September
Dusty Springfield (buzz) Summer is Over
Earth, Wind and Fire–“September”
Eddy Arnold – Love Me Like That [Album: I Want to Go with You]
Fiona Apple – Pale September [Album: Tidal]
Four Tops (buzz) Back to School Again
Frank Sinatra – September of My Years [Album: Reprise Years: The Selections]
Green Day – When September Ends
Hayden – In September [Album: Everything I Long For]
Human Nature – September Girl [Album: Telling Everybody]
Ike & Tina Turner; Tina Turner And Ike Turner – Nutbush City Limits
James Taylor – September Grass [Album: October Road [Bonus Tracks]]
Joseph Arthur – September Baby [Album: Redemption’s Son]
Jupiter Sunrise – September Girl [Album: Under a Killer Blue Sky]
Kate Wolf (buzz) September Song
Kidz Bop Kids – Better in Time [Album: Kidz Bop, Vol. 15]
Kidz Bop Kids – Burnin Up [Album: Kidz Bop, Vol. 15]
Kidz Bop Kids – One Step at a Time [Album: Kidz Bop, Vol. 15]
Kirk Franklin – September
Kalai – September
Neal Diamond – September Morn
Jimmy Durante – September Song
Single File – September Skyline
Latin Quarter – Seaport September
Lindsey Buckingham – September Song [Album: Law and Order]
Lou Reed – September Song
Marianas Trench – September
Marty Friedman – Last September [Album: True Obsessions [Shrapnel]
Mirah – Oh! September
Mono Für Alle – 11. September
My Morning Jacket – Old September Blues [Album: The Tennessee Fire]
Natalie Imbruglia – Come September [Album: White Lilies Island]
Neil Young (buzz) Let’s Roll
Peppino Gagliardi – September
Peter LeMarc – Ända Till September [Album: LeMarcologi (1986-1996)]
Philippe Bühler – September
Plain White T’s – A lonely September
Rod Stewart – Maggie Mae
Ryan Adams–“September
Sergio Dalma – September Night
Shades Apart – September Burns [Album: Save It]
Sharifah Aini – Ingatan Manis Di Bulan September
Sharifah Aini & Sweet September – Kirimkan Kasihmu
Sheena Easton And Kenny Rogers – We’ve Got Tonight [Duet]
Sisqo – September
Slaves on Dope – September [Album: Metafour]
Sonny (buzz) Letters To A High School Sweetheart
Spoken – September [Album: Last Chance to Breathe]
Sting (buzz) Fields of Gold
The Bangles – September Gurls
The Brilliant Green – September Rain
The CobbleStones (buzz) September Sky
The Drams – September’s High
The Happenings (buzz) See You In September
Tony Bennett – September Song
Sugarcult – The Worst September
Cheryl Wheelers – 75 Septembers
Tony Christie – Sweet September
Type O Negative – September Sun [Album: Dead Again]
Union City Blue – Sweet, Sweet September
Urma – September
Waikiki – Here Comes September
When September – September All Over

Many of the names here have come from “Leo’s lyrics” and other sites such as “Last FM,” which had some 1200 finds.

Movies,
There are also lots of movies with “September” in the title.
Here is a link to the  IMDB search results

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.Why the name “September”?

If the Latin for the number 7 is Septem, 8 is Octo, 9 is Novem and 10 is Decem, what happened that we got two months off in our calendar to make Sept the 9th month and December the 12th?  Let’s see . . .

The ancient Roman writers claimed that their calendar was invented by Romulus, the founder of Rome around 753 BC.  And that “Roman” calendar actually did have only 10 months. In their calendar, all the months from the fifth to tenth were named after Latin numerals: Quint, Sext, Sept, Octo, Novem, Decem.  Of the others:  Martius was named for Mars the Roman god of war.   Aprilis‘ name derivation is uncertain, but may be attributed to the Latin aperire, “to open,” in allusion spring.  Or it may be in honor of  the goddess Venus, the Roman goddess of love who’s Greek equivalent was Aphrodite (Aphros) or Aphrilis in Latin.  Maius came from the name Māia, daughter of Atlas and mother of Mercury.  Iunius or Junius, is named in honor of the ancient Roman goddess Juno, the wife of Jupiter.

Then, around 713 BC, Numa Pompilius, the second traditional king of Rome, reformed the calendar of Romulus by prefixing January and February to the original ten months.

Thus the names of Quintilis, Sextilis, September, October, November and December (implying fifth through tenth) no longer agreed with their position in his calendar.

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The Julian calendar began in 45 BC (709 AUC) as a reform of the Roman calendar by Julius Caesar.

Here two additional months were added: Ianarius (derived from Roman god Janus, the Latin word ianua, which means “door” or opening, or it is the masculine form of Diana, Ianus) and Februarius (from the Latin term februum, which means purification).

The month Quintillis was changed to Iulius after Julius Caesar and later Sextilis was changed to Augustus after Augustus Caesar.

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Next, the Gregorian calendar, also known as the Western calendar, or Christian calendar, became the internationally accepted civil calendar.  It was introduced by Pope Gregory XIII, after whom the calendar was named, by a decree or  papal bull, signed on February 24, 1582, which is known by its opening words Inter gravissimas.

Thus, with the name changes of the months, Quintilis and Sextilis, and the addition of January and February, the names of September through December are two months off from their original meanings.

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An interesting sideline about September in the calendar:
September begins on the same day of the week as December every year, because there are 91 days separating September and December, which is a multiple of seven (the number of days in the week).  And, no other month ends on the same day of the week as September in any year.

Please send in your comments.
What more can we add for September?

About Joe Puglis

Hello and welcome to ColorMe4Life and Whispers to the Wind. My name is Joe Puglis and these websites encompass various aspects of my life. From the backgrounds of grocery story proprietor, to research chemist, to manager, carpet dyer and Catholic deacon you'll find a cornucopia of colors here, the Colors of Life. Most dear to my heart is my love of God, my awesome family, and you, beloved. Thank you for visiting. Please come back again. And feel free to visit the links in all pictures and hyper-linked words. These are always hand selected to go with the topic of discussion and kept as absolutely clean as possible. Hope you enjoy. May God bless YOU always, in Christ's love! Joe
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One Response to i Love September

  1. Joe says:

    Why thank you!! And thanks for visiting!

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