Facts About September

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September is the ninth month of the year and one of the four months with a length of 30 days. If it's the ninth month why is it called September, from the Latin SEPTEM meaning seven. Well it was originally the seventh of ten months in the oldest known Roman calendar, with March being the first month of the year. After the calendar reform, January and February were added, so September became the ninth month, but retained it's name. In the Northern Hemisphere, the 1st of September is the beginning of the meteorological Autumn. September also marks the beginning of the Ecclesiastical year in the Eastern Orthodox Church and is the start of the Academic year in many countries, in which children go back to school after the summer break. The Autumn Equinox, when Day and Night are of equal lengths, takes place at varying dates from 21st September to 24th September.

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