Holidays Calendar for September 14, 2014

San Jacinto Day is a Nicaraguan public holiday celebrated on September 14. It commemorates the Battle of San Jacinto which took place in 1856 during the Filibuster War.

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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On September 14, Western Christian churches celebrate the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, often referred to as the Feast of the Cross. It commemorates the dedication of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in 355.

The Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (Khachaverats) is one of the most important feasts in the Armenian Apostolic Church. It is typically observed on the Sunday closest to September 14.

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All Romanian engineers annually celebrate their professional holiday, known as Engineer's Day, on September 14. This holiday was officially established in 2000.

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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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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Fjord Day (Fjordens Dag) is an annual nature-related observance held in Denmark on the second Sunday of September. It honors one of the most popular natural attractions of Scandinavia.

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In India, Hindi Day is celebrated on September 14. It commemorates the day Hindi was adopted as the official language of the Dominion of India.

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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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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September 14 is a holiday for all of your with a sweet tooth out there as it is the National Cream-Filled Doughnut Day. To celebrate this holiday, indulge yourself with this delicious pastry.

Nepal is the land of festivals and colorful events, that people enjoy very much. One of the most favorite non-religious events in Nepal is Children's Day, that's annually celebrated on September 14 (or September 15 in leap years).

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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Family Day in Kazakhstan is celebrated annually on the second Sunday of September. It was initiated by President Nursultan Nazarbayev. The first celebration of Family Day was held in 2013.

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This Day in History

  • 2009 Died: Patrick Swayze, American actor, dancer and singer-songwriter best known for his roles in Dirty Dancing, Ghost, Point Break, Donnie Darko.
  • 2008 Aeroflot Flight 821 crashed on approach to Perm Airport, Perm, Russia, killing all 88 people on board. It was a controlled flight into terrain.
  • 2005 Died: Robert Wise, American filmmaker who won Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture for West Side Story and The Sound of Music.
  • 2000 Microsoft launched Windows Millennium Edition, also known as Windows ME. This release had a short shelf-life of just over a year.
  • 1984 Retired U.S. Air Force pilot Joseph Kittinger began his solo Atlantic crossing in a gas balloon. He was the first to complete such a crossing.
  • 1983 Born: Amy Winehouse, English singer-songwriter known for her eclectic mix of musical genres and deep vocals. She died at the age of 27.
  • 1982 Died: Grace Kelly, American actress and Princess of Monaco. She met Prince Rainier III at the 1955 Cannes Film Festival and married him in 1956.
  • 1975 Elizabeth Ann Seton became the first American to be canonized by the Roman Catholic Church. She was canonized by Pope Paul VI.
  • 1965 Born: Dmitry Medvedev, Russian lawyer, statesman, and politician who served as the third President of Russia from 2008 to 2012.
  • 1960 Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) was established in Baghdad, Iraq. As of 2015, it has a total of 12 member states.
  • 1959 Born: Morten Harket, Norwegian musician and singer-songwriter, primarily known as the lead singer of the synthpop/rock band A-ha.
  • 1954 The Soviet army undertook a nuclear exercise in Totskoye range in order to explore defensive and offensive warfare during nuclear war.
  • 1939 Igor Sikorsky's single-engine helicopter Vought-Sikorsky VS-300 made its first flight. It was flown by Sikorsky himself, tethered by cables.
  • 1937 Died: Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, Czechoslovak politician, sociologist and philosopher, who served as the first President of Czechoslovakia.
  • 1936 Born: Ferid Murad, American pharmacologist and physician who was co-awarded the 1998 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
  • 1927 Died: Isadora Duncan, American dancer and choreographer who had to leave the United States due to her pro-Soviet sympathies.
  • 1920 Born: Alberto Calderón, Argentine mathematician. He is regarded as one of the most influential mathematicians of the 20th century.
  • 1920 Born: Lawrence Klein, American economist who won the 1980 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for the creation of econometric models.
  • 1915 Born: John Dobson, American amateur astronomer who designed the Dobsonian telescope, a type of the Newtonian telescope.
  • 1901 Died: William McKinley, American politician who served as the 25th President of the US. He was assassinated during his second term.
  • 1879 Born: Margaret Sanger, American nurse, sex educator, and birth control activist, known for opening the first birth control clinic in the USA.
  • 1864 Born: Robert Cecil, British lawyer, politician, and diplomat. He was awarded the 1937 Nobel Peace Prize for his work with the League of Nations.
  • 1852 Died: Augustus Pugin, English architect, designer, artist, and citric who created the interior design for the Palace of Westminster.
  • 1851 Died: James Fenimore Cooper, American author of historical fiction whose best known work is his Romantic novel The Last of the Mohicans.
  • 1829 Russia and the Ottoman Empire signed the Treaty of Adrianople, also known as the Treaty of Edirne, that ended the Russo-Turkish War.
  • 1812 Napoleon Bonaparte's troops entered Moscow following the Battle of Borodino. The fire that broke out that day destroyed most of the city.
  • 1769 Born: Alexander von Humboldt, Prussian naturalist, geographer, and explorer, best known for his contributions to botanical geography.
  • 1712 Died: Giovanni Domenico Cassini, Italian mathematician, engineer, astronomer, and astrologist. He discovered four satellites of Saturn.
  • 1638 Died: John Harvard, English-American minister and philanthropist, who contributed to the foundation of the college that was named after him.
  • 786 Harun al-Rashid became the fifth Abbasid Caliph, following the death of his brother Al-Hadi. He ruled during the peak of the Islamic Golden Age.