Significant days of September




National Nutrition Week is observed to generate awareness about important tips of their health and well-being. Through the national nutrition week campaign people can be educated to maintain their look and feel better. India is one of the top countries which suffer from the problem of malnutrition. In India, national nutrition week addresses the problem of malnutrition, especially among the children and women. Nutrition, being the focal point of health and well being of a nation, is vital for the human resource development, productivity and ultimately to the national growth.

(Image: Golden palanquin of the erstwhile Cochin Maharaja being exhibited in the Athachamaya procession at Tripunithura)

September 02 - World Coconut Day

World Coconut Day is observed to promote, coordinate and harmonise coconut development activities. World coconut day was declared by the Asian and Pacific Coconut Community (APCC) headquartered at Jakarta, Indonesia, to coincide with APCC’s foundation day.  All major coconut-growing countries, including India, are members of the APCC




Sree Krishna Jayanthi also known as Janmashtami, is a annual festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Sri Krishna, the ninth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. It is observed on the eighth day (Ashtami) of the Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) in the month of Chingam (August-September).

(Image:  A procession in connection with Janmashtami)

September  05 – TEACHERS’ DAY

Teachers’ Day is observed as a honour to the contributions made by teachers, who have played a significant role in the development of persons and thereby to the society. The day is the birth day (5th September 1888) of Dr.S.Radhakrishnan, the Second President of India whw was a great teacher and academic philosopher.





September 08 – WORLD  LITERACY DAY

World Literacy Day emphasizes the importance of the literacy to the individuals, society and communities and to commemorate the status of the literacy and adult. This year, International Literacy Day is celebrated under the theme of ‘Literacy in a digital world’ with an aim to look at what kind of literacy skills people need to navigate increasingly digitally-mediated societies, and to explore effective literacy policies and programmes that can leverage the opportunities that the digital world provides.



September  08 – WORLD  FIRST AID DAY

World First Aid day is observed globally on the second Saturday in September every year. This Year, it falls on 10th September. The theme of this year is “Domestic Accidents - we are all concerned about that”.  Domestic accidents affect all populations, regardless of age, sex, income, or geographic region.  First aid training teaches people about the dangers and causes of home accidents and what to do in case of an injury. First aid training is an effective way to raise awareness in the home and within the broader community about safety issues and prevention in a domestic setting.






September 16 – WORLD OZONE DAY

The earth’s ozone layer plays an important role in protecting human health and environment. World Ozone Day is observed to commemorate the date of the signing of the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the Ozone Layer, in the year 1987.


September 20 – MUHARAM

Muharam denotes the beginning of the Islamic year. Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar. The Islamic community considers this month to be the holiest month. The word Muharam denotes forbidden. The festival of Muharam moves from year to year since the calendar of Islam is a lunar calendar. 

(Image: Muharam festival in Ardabil)






The International Day of Peace also known as the World Peace Day is observed to recognise the efforts of those who have worked to end conflict and promote peace. The theme for the International Day of Peace in 2018 is “The Right to Peace - The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70”.  The theme celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.



September 21 – ALZHEIMER’S DAY

Alzheimer’s Day is observed to generate awareness about Alzheimer’s disease which is most common form of dementia. The theme for this year’s World Alzheimer's Day is “Remember Me”.







Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi commemorates the death of the Sree Narayana Guru, saint, prophet and social reformer of Kerala. Sree Narayana Guru lies in the state of samadhi at Sivagiri, Kerala.
(Image: Sivagiri: tomb of Sree Narayana Guru)



World Cancer Free Day, also known as Rose day, is observed to let all cancer patients aware that they can face the disease with strong willpower and spirit. Alertness about cancer is important not only for supporting the patients, but also for preventing it. Awareness programs on the day also make people aware of the importance of being cautious about cancer.

World Cancer Free Day (Rose Day) is observed in the memory of 12 year old Melinda Rose from Canada, who was diagnosed with Askin’s Tumour, a rare form of Blood Cancer. Doctors predicted that she will not survive more than a couple of weeks, but she lived six months more. Within that period, she successfully cheered up other cancer patients and their caregivers with her letters, poems, and emails.




September 27 – World Tourism Day

The World Tourism day aims to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic values.Thisyear’s World Tourism Day focuses on the theme “Tourism and the Digital Transformation” that aims to put the opportunities provided to tourism, by technological advances including big data, artificial intelligence and digital platforms, on the map of sustainable development


September 29 –  WORLD HEART DAY

World Heart Day is a campaign to spread awareness about heart disease and stroke prevention. This is the perfect day to quit smoking, get exercising and start eating healthy – all in the name of keeping heart in good working order, and improving the health and well being of people the world over.



International Translation Day is the annual event for the literary translation community. It is an opportunity for translators, students, publishers, booksellers, librarians, bloggers and reviewers to come together and debate significant issues within the sector, discuss challenges and celebrate success. The theme of this year is “Let’s tell the world about what we do”.


September 30 – WORLD DEAF DAY

World Deaf Day is observed on the last Sunday of the month of September. This year it falls on 24th September. The day is observed to draw the attention of not only of affected people and their families but to draw attention of general public and authorities also towards the achievements of the deaf people as well as deaf people community.