September 2011 Holidays, Observances, and Awareness Dates: Plan Your Promotions!

Summer is almost officially over. The kids have gone back to school, it’s getting darker earlier, and the weather is cooling off – but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to celebrate! September brings brightly colored leaves, pumpkin flavored coffee and hot chocolate, and…pirates? Yes. “Talk Like a Pirate Day” takes place this month!

There’s still time to give your grill one last “hurrah!” with Labor Day falling on the 5 – hopefully your guests won’t also be celebrating “Be Late for Something Day,” and they will show up to your party on time! Your company can show its support for our country, troops, and firemen during the National Day of Service and Remembrance on September 11 – you could try organizing a charity event, give away patriotic promo products, or just have a moment of silence.

Curious about what else is going on this month? Take a look below! (click to enlarge):

September 2011 Holidays, Observances, and Awareness Dates

Geeks, nerds, weirdos, and book worms unite! You have Wonderful Weirdos Day, Video Games Day, and Comic Book Day, all falling within Library Card Sign-Up Month. If your brand is hoping to appeal to these delightfully eclectic folks, you could try a nerdy promotional product. Or, maybe your gym, grocery store, or clinic would like to promote National Fruit and Veggies Month and Whole Grains Month with some fruit and veggie stress balls. No matter which holiday tickles your fancy, there is plenty to celebrate and honor this month!

Also, this isn’t mentioned on our promotional calendar, but September 2011 is Military Month here at QLP. We’ll be running a special promotion for members of the military that provides huge discounts above and beyond our regular prices! More details will follow very soon, so keep checking our blog for the latest updates.

If any of the items featured in this month’s calendar sparked your interest, you can find them here: Patriotic Pencils, Sani-Mist Pocket Sprayer, Chicken Stress Ball.

If you still need some help selecting the perfect festive promo item for this month, we’d be happy to lend a hand! You can contact a friendly Quality Logo Products representative by phone (866-312-5646), by email (, by live chat, or by commenting below.

How will you be using promotional products this month? Which dates are you most excited about? Did we miss any?

Jenna Markowski

Jenna has a much easier time writing about the media and pop culture than she does writing about herself. She enjoys the simple things in life, like puns and typography. She is an avid fan of pop-punk, Halo 3, Spider-Man and origami, with a slight Taco Bell obsession. Her spirit animal is either a bulldog or a panda bear. You can also connect with Jenna on Google+.


  1. Peemo

    My tattoos and I will be celebrating Elephant Appreciation day on the 22nd!

    • Jenna Markowski

      You have elephant tattoos?! That’s awesome! 🙂

  2. Scooby

    Good luck with the Blog contest-

    Woot woot for military month!!

  3. Joseph Giorgi

    This pretty much settles what I’ll be doing on September 12th. Thanks for the heads-up, Jenna! 😀

    • Kyle

      Why oh why do my classes start on September 12th???

      The universe can be so cruel at times… 😛

    • Mandy Kilinskis

      I think September 12th should be a national holiday. Because that’s all I want to do on that day.

      • Jenna Markowski

        My classes start on September 12, too…but I don’t think that will stop me from getting at least a few rounds of Halo in before the day is done! 🙂

      • Amanda

        Nice calendar Jenna! I have always loved September–it’s my bday month, and I have always loved fall. =) Library Card sign up month, huh?–how fittng since I just started reading again! Yay for Libraries! Labor Day is great too–a Monday off work, sweet!

  4. Mandy Kilinskis

    Wow! There are some awesome holidays coming up September. I was aware of National Talk Like a Pirate Day, but not Wonderful Weirdos, Video Games, or Comic Book Day! This is awesome!

    Great list/compilation/calendar and thanks for the link to the nerdy promo products blog!

    • Jenna Markowski

      September should just be National Nerds, Geeks, and Weirdos month! There’s a nerdy holiday for everyone!

      No problem! 🙂

  5. LK

    Waffle Week?! 🙂

    I always find out about such exciting holidays/weeks when I read these monthly “Holidays, Observances, and Awareness Dates” posts!

    • Jenna Markowski

      Yes! We should probably celebrate Waffle Week here at QLP!

      Glad to be of service! 🙂

    • Amanda

      Waffle week–yes!! =)

  6. amy

    I’m going to a Josh Turner concert on Sept. 9th (Wonderful Weirdos Day), I feel like this is going to be an awesome show!! Thanks for compiling these dates Jenna 🙂

    • Jenna Markowski

      I don’t know who Josh Turner is, but I’m pretty sure anything falling on Wonderful Weirdos Day will be absolutely…wonderful!

      It was my pleasure! 🙂

  7. Jen

    Pleasure Your Mate Month???
    Really??? Who comes up with this stuff?

    But I’m most excited for Wonderful Weirdos day and Elephant Appreciation Day! I marked them on my calendar. 🙂

    • Jenna Markowski

      Hahaha, I was waiting for someone to say something about that one!

      Those are both excellent holidays to look forward to! Personally, I think I’m most excited about National One-Hit Wonder Day! 🙂

  8. Rachel

    Wow, so many awesome holidays in September! Be Late for Something Day, Video Games Day, Talk Like a Pirate Day, Elephant Appreciation Day … not to mention Be Kind to Editors and Writers Month. Thanks for the heads up! 🙂

    • Jenna Markowski

      Those are all great reasons to celebrate/have some sort of party! And it’s nice that us writers get a little love this month! No problem! 🙂

  9. Marisa

    I live life every day as national chicken month. Chicken every form, every meal of every day is the lifestyle for me. I also tend to celebrate Be Late for Something day more than once every single day. ~*h83r$ gunn@ h8*~

    • Jenna Markowski

      Haha, thanks for commenting, Marisa! 😀

      You already know that I love chicken and that I am always late for everything — it must run in the family!

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