10 fun facts you should know about September
It almost the month of back-to-school – September, we can see you coming!
And although the kids might not be too happy, parents will be breathing a communal sigh of relief!!
Oh and here's an early Happy Birthday to all the lovely people born in the ninth month.
Just for fun and to celebrate its imminent arrival, we thought we'd bring you 10 facts about September
1. In the old Roman calendar it was the seventh month - from which it gets its Latin name ‘Septem’ - meaning seven.
2. According to US stats, more babies on average are born in September than any other month of the year. Interesting to note Labour Day is also celebrated in some countries in September.
3. September was the month in which former President Gerald Ford gave a pardon to former president Richard M. Nixon after Watergate
4. Sapphire is the birthstone for the month.
5. The zodiac signs for the month of September are Virgo and Libra
6. September is the most active month for hurricanes in the Atlantic.
7. Elias Howe patented his sewing machine in September.
8. The birth flower for September is the morning glory.
9. September is the only month with the same number of letters in its number and name; September is the ninth month and has nine letters in its name.
10. September was once a month with only 29 days until Julius Caesar’s calendar reform.