Holidays Calendar for September 10, 2017

Grandparents' Day is a new holiday in Estonia. It's celebrated annually on the second Sunday in September since 2010. The holiday was established by the government of Estonia in order to strengthen relations between different generations within the families.

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September 10 is National Day in Belize. This holiday celebrates the day, when Belize gained independence from Spain in 1798.

People of Gibraltar annually celebrate National Day on September 10. This first celebration took place in 1992 and a year later the holiday was given an official status.

Eid al-Ghadeer is an Islamic holiday observed by Shia Muslims on the 18th day of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah. It celebrates the appointment of Ali ibn Abi Talib as the successor of the Islamic prophet Muhammad.

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Tankman's Day is one of the Russian professional days, established by presidential decree in order to honor and appreciate the role of tankmen in defense of the country and the role they played during World War II.

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The second Sunday in September is Workers of Natural Gas and Petroleum Industry Day in Ukraine. This professional day was established by the first President of Ukraine Leonid Kravchuk in 1993.

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Many countries around the world celebrate Teachers' Day to show respect and appreciation for the work the teachers and educators do every day. The People's Republic of China annually celebrates Teachers' Day on September 10.

Sustainable House Day is an annual event held across Australia in September. It typically falls on the second Sunday in September, although the date may vary. The event aims to educate a wide audience about energy efficiency and sustainable living.

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Latvia is adopting new traditions and holidays, that promote valuable cultural ideas. For instance, relatively recently Latvians started celebrating Father's Day, that annually falls on the second Sunday in September.

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Turkmen Bakshy Day is celebrated in Turkmenistan on the second Sunday in September. This national festival is dedicated to bakshy, the folk performers of the peoples of Central Asia.

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September is Amerindian Heritage Month in Guyana. During the whole month people of Guyana celebrate the Amerindian heritage, the heritage of the indigenous people. And one of the most important dates is September 10, that marks Amerindian Heritage Day.

National Grandparents' Day is a United States observance celebrated annually on the first Sunday after the Labor Day. It was first proclaimed in 1978.

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The second Sunday in September is National Grandparents' Day in Canada. This holiday was recognized in 1995 after about 20 years of celebration in the U.S.

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The second Sunday in September is Remembrance Day for Victims of Fascism. This day is observed in many countries around the world, by people, whose families or friends fell as victims of fascism during World War II.

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The National TV Dinner Day is celebrated on September 10 throughout the United States. A TV dinner is a prepackaged chilled or frozen meal that requires very little preparation. It usually comes as a single-serving meal.

World Suicide Prevention Day is annually observed on September 10. This observance was initiated by the Intentional Association for Suicide Prevention in collaboration with the World Health Organization and the World Federation for Mental health.

Racial Justice Sunday is observed by Christian churches in the United Kingdom on the second Sunday in September. It focuses on celebrating human diversity and raising awareness of the importance of overcoming prejudices.

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Grandparents' Day is celebrated in many countries around the world, including in the Philippines. Annually this jolly holiday takes place on the second Sunday in September.

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Adults of Honduras congratulate children with their holiday Children's Day (or Día de los Niños, as it's called there) on September 10 every year. This holiday is very popular and children have and get everything without excuse, just because it's their day.

 


This Day in History

  • 2014 The first Invictus Games began at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, England. It is an international Paralympic-style event.
  • 2008 The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) was launched in CERN (Geneva, Switzerland). It is the largest and most powerful particle collider in the world.
  • 2007 Died: Anita Roddick, British businesswoman and activist, best known as the founder of the cosmetic company The Body Shop (1976).
  • 2006 Died: Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV, King of Tonga from 1965 until his death. He wielded great political authority and influence in the government.
  • 2003 Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs Anna Lindh was fatally stabbed while shopping in central Stockholm. She died the following day.
  • 2001 Died: Cliff Robertson, American actor whose prolific career spanned over six decades. He received the 1968 Academy Award for Best Actor.
  • 1983 Died: Felix Bloch, Swiss-American physicist who was awarded the 1952 Nobel Prize in Physics, sharing it with Edward Mills Purcell.
  • 1980 Born: Mikey Way, American musician who served as bassist of the rock band My Chemical Romance from 2001 until their split in 2013.
  • 1979 Died: Agostinho Neto, Angolan revolutionary, politician and statesman who served as the 1st President of Angola from 1976 until his death.
  • 1977 Tunisian immigrant Hamida Djandoubi became the last person to be executed in France. He was executed by guillotine for the torture and murder.
  • 1976 British Airways Flight 476 and Inex-Adria Aviopromet Flight 550 collided near Zagreb (then Yugoslavia), killing all 176 people aboard both flights.
  • 1975 Died: George Paget Thomson, English physicist who was awarded the 1937 Nobel Prize in Physics, sharing it with Clinton Joseph Davisson.
  • 1968 Born: Guy Ritchie, English filmmaker whose best known films include Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, and Sherlock Holmes and its sequel.
  • 1967 A sovereignty referendum was held in Gibraltar. The overwhelming majority of voters chose to remain under British sovereignty.
  • 1960 Ethiopian athlete Abebe Bikila won the 1960 Olympic Marathon, running barefoot. Four years later, he also won the 1964 Olympic Marathon.
  • 1960 Born: Colin Firth, English actor of stage and screen best known for his roles in Pride and Prejudice, Bridget Jones's Diary, The King's Speech etc.
  • 1958 Born: Chris Columbus, American filmmaker known for such films as Home Alone and its sequel, Mrs. Doubtfire, the first two films in the Harry Potter series.
  • 1949 Born: Bill O'Reilly, American television host, columnist, author and political commentator. Since 1996, he has been hosting The O'Reilly Factor.
  • 1941 Born: Gunpei Yokoi, Japanese video game designer best known for developing the Game Boy and Game & Watch handheld systems.
  • 1939 Born: Cynthia Lennon (née Powell) the first wife of John Lennon of the Beatles and mother of his elder son Julian. They met in college.
  • 1933 Born: Karl Lagerfeld, German fashion designer, artist and photographer known for working with Chanel and Fendi. He also has its own label.
  • 1919 The Allies of WWI and Austria signed the Treaty of Saint-Germain-en-Laye, recognizing the independence of Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia.
  • 1919 Died: J. F. Archibald, Australian journalist and publisher. He is known as the editor of The Bulletin and the founder of the Archibald Prize.
  • 1897 19 unarmed striking mine workers were killed by sheriff's posse at the Lattimer mine near Hazleton, Pennsylvania (the Lattimer massacre).
  • 1892 Born: Arthur Compton, American physicist who was awarded the 1927 Nobel Prize in Physics, sharing it with Charles Thomson Rees Wilson.
  • 1797 Died: Mary Wollstonecraft, English writer, philosopher, and advocate of women's rights. She is also known as the mother of Mary Shelley.
  • 1748 Died: Venerable Ignacia del Espíritu Santo, also known as Mother Ignacia, Filipino Religious Sister of the Roman Catholic Church.
  • 1638 Born: Maria Theresa of Spain, Queen consort of France and Navarre as the wife of King Louis XIV. She was famed for her virtue and piety.
  • 1604 Died: William Morgan, Welsh bishop best known as the translator of the first version of the whole Bible into Welsh from Greek and Hebrew.
  • 1509 A 7.2 magnitude earthquake, known as the Lesser Judgement Day, occurred in the Sea of Marmara near Constantinople, killing 10,000 people.