September is always a relief after hot August, and it's a precursor of beautiful Autumn. But our nation has some terrible memories associated with this month that may have blotted out other positive associations. So here's a quick look at some things we value about September. ( The first few facts are borrowed from Wikipedia).
* September is the ninth month of the year on our calendar, but it derives from the Latin word "septem," or seven, because it was the seventh month on the Roman calendar until 46 B.C.
* German Oktoberfest is celebrated at the end of September.
* On the first Sunday in September, the regatta storica parade is staged in Venice.
* September in the Northern hemisphere is equivalent to March in the Southern hemisphere and vice versa.
* September's birthstone is the beautiful sapphire, and its flowers are the forget-me-not, the morning glory, and the aster.
* Many beautiful songs and poems have been written in honor of September. Here are some tunes you might remember (from users.globalnet):
Come September Nathalie Imbruglia : 2001 It Might As Well Rain Until September Carole King : 1962 My September Love David Whitfield : 1956 See You In September (Edwards/Wayne) The Tempos : 1959 See You In September (Edwards/Wayne) The Happenings : 1966 September Earth Wind & Fire : 1979 September In The Rain Dinah Washington : 1961 September Morn (Diamond) Neil Diamond : 1980 September Song (Anderson/Weill) The Ravens : 1948 September Song (Anderson/Weill) Ian McCulloch : 1984Here are some fun YouTube links of a few of these songs: I love that last song! And now I leave you with the words of William Wordworth: "Departing summer hath assumed An aspect tenderly illumed, The gentlest look of spring; That calls from yonder leafy shade, Unfaded, yet prepared to fade, A timely carolling." Wordsworth, September