September 2014 Holidays, Observances, and Awareness Dates: Plan Your Promotions!

Summer is slowly coming to an end and schools everywhere are gearing up for a new year. You know what that means: time to prepare for all the holidays and events September has in store!

Whether you’re a school or library wrapping up your summer programs, or a business keeping your summer programs rolling until the first day of fall, there are sure to be some September events you can get excited about!

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Labor Day kicks off September on the 1st. So this is a perfect day to plan an outdoor event to thank all the hard workers in your community and help them relax. Raffle off some outdoor kits that will let them kick back in Captains Chair with a cooler full of their favorite drinks.

Read a Book Day might be better suited for the schools and libraries that are kicking off their school year promotions. This September 6th try handing out book lights, bookmarks or book-light-bookmarks to encourage kids and adults alike to dust off their bookshelf and crack open their favorite novel.

Arguably one of the best holidays in September, and one of my personal favorites, is Talk Like a Pirate Day! It’s the perfect way to end the second week of September and get some laughter around the office. Give out our Pirate Stress Ball to your employees to remind them why working there is so fun.

Don’t forget that September is National Piano Month. Honor the piano players of the nation and encourage others to take up the practice with a piano stress ball or mini electric piano. You’ll strike music into the hearts of many with a memorable giveaway that will highlight your brand.

If you are looking for something to do a little later in the month, have your company celebrate Build a Better Image Week from the 21st to the 27th by giving out eco-friendly items and promoting the green movement. Encourage your customers to Build a Better Image for themselves with our Encouraging Mints, which come with magnets inside to craft your own encouraging messages.

As sad as it is, summer will soon be coming to an end and fall will begin. Soon it will start to get colder as the days get shorter and soon it will be time for hot apple cider and warm blankets. Get your customers ready for the cooler weather and beautiful autumn colors with any of our fall items.

Like the products featured on our September calendar? You can find them on our website: Non-Adhesive Scratch Pad, Plastic 2” Ruler with Circular Magnifying Glass, and Carrot Stress Ball.

Looking to warm up your promotions this September? Our sales team is standing by ready to help you make your next promotion a hit! You can contact a Quality Logo Products by phone (866-312-5646), by email (info@qualitylogoproducts.com), via live chat, or by leaving a comment below!

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Julie Foster

Julie enjoys almost any creative outlet and isn't afraid to show off her geeky side. She can't help but love puns and witty banter, and she appreciates a well-crafted advertisement. She is a super fan of the Georgia Rae Family Band. Currently, Julie is looking for new ways to improve her Japanese.


  1. Rondell Caraos

    Autumn is my family’s favorite time of the year! We love the weather, the Fall colors, and the holidays that come with it! What a better way than to create some custom Captain’s Chairs to help promote your company that everyone will enjoy for years to come!

  2. Jay

    Thanks for the reminder, Julie! I can only hope, that, in the future, pirates are more accepted into mainstream America and we can celebrate pirate appreciation day instead of just patronizing them by walking around saying “ARRRRGH” all day!

    On a SERIOUS note. These holidays have been coming in handy. I’ve had a few customers call with no idea of what they need and reverted to this section of our website which made it extremely easy for them. A couple even made gag gifts out of it by celebrating the silly ones for things like “national cheeseburger day”, which just so happens to be in the middle of “national fruit and veggies month”.


  3. Jaimie

    Labor Day weekend is one of my faves! Canoing trip with my group of friends. Grab your COOZIE and your COOLER BAG and you will be ready to go! 🙂

  4. AG

    National Cheeseburger day sounds awesome! The whole office should just bring burgers and we just grill out! 😀 Still, I didn’t know September had so many weird holidays. Maybe I’ll try to celebrate them all in the future!

  5. Jon

    Yarr … Talk Like a Pirate Day is already here again! Shiver me timbers, it seems like that day just happened… it’s hard to believe its almost been a full year since then.
    Time is moving quickly, if you have an event coming up it will probably be here before you know it – order any promo pieces you need now before its too late 🙂

  6. Chase

    Having a list of all of the Holidays/Awareness days is so helpful! It can really people lock down events and what to get with the list you have above. Such a good idea! But on a lighter note, Chicken Month?! Really?! Really?! HAHAHA That is awesome! Side note: We have a ton of chicken stress balls in stock right now! Get your orders in. 🙂

  7. alan

    How is it almost September already? That’s crazy!

  8. Kelly Bird

    I want read a book day and cheeseburger day to happen every week! Love these fun holidays!

  9. keith

    Really, we’re talking about September now. This is sad, however, there are some days that should definitely be celebrated here at the office. I agree with AG that a burger cookout is in order! Also, talk like a pirate day. I’m not so sure how customers will respond to that. I don’t know about everyone else, but I am trying to fight procrastination everyday!

  10. Katelyn

    Does anybody else find it odd that Fight Procrastination Day and Read a Book Day are on the same day?..

    .. I feel like those things are contradictory.. Unless your goal was to read the book. 🙂

  11. Chuck

    FIRST DAY OF AUTUMN!! YES! I love fall. Cool temps, my birthday, and Thanksgiving…AMAZING. Maybe I’ll check out this “Read a Book Day” See what that is all about…HAHA.

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