September Holidays From Around the World

The weather is finally cooling down as Autumn approaches, and for some it may be time to start pulling out the comfy sweaters. At Appen, we love hearing from our Crowd members to learn more about the special occasions they look forward to celebrating. Read on to discover what our Contributors around the world celebrated during September. 

September 5, Labor Day (United States)

The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council says that between Memorial Day and Labor Day, Americans will eat 7 billion hot dogs.

Considered a federal holiday in the U.S., Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday in September. This holiday recognizes the American labor movement started in the 19th Century and honors the hard work of laborers across the nation. 

September 7, Independence Day (Brazil)

“We take to the streets to parade, telling important stories of our country.” From one of our Contributors, Francielle.

Commonly referred to as Sete de Setembro, Independence Day in Brazil is celebrated on the seventh of September. This holiday celebrates Brazil’s declaration of independence from the United Kingdom of Portugal in 1822. 

September 9, Mid Autumn Festival (Vietnam)

“The Mid-Autumn Festival is based on the legend of Chang’e, the Moon goddess in Chinese mythology.” From one of our Contributors, Viet

Known as Tết Trung Thu, the Mid Autumn Festival is a children’s festival held in Vietnam. People gather for a feast and watch the moon. Children are given toys such as star lamps or masks. Lanterns of all size and shapes are carried and displayed to symbolize beacons that light people’s path to prosperity and good fortune. 

September 24, Heritage Day (South Africa)

“South Africa is a culturally diverse country. We celebrate this holiday to showcase our heritage. In the photo we are wearing Zulu apparel.” From one of our Contributors, Phumla

Celebrated on the 24th of September, Heritage Day is a public holiday in South Africa. This holiday commemorates South African culture and diversity. 

To our Contributors, thanks for taking the time to tell us about special events in your part of the world! If you want to see your responses featured in our next blog post, make sure to fill out our survey for October. See you next time!

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