12 September Celebrations + a Birthday!

First Day of Fall (Sept 22/23)In The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations, you’ll find September poems about:
National Guide Dog Month
Grandparents Day
Good Neighbor Day
National Hispanic Heritage Month
Mid-Autumn Moon Festival
Tashlich (Rosh Hashanah)
National Blended Family Day
Constitution Day, Citizenship Day
International Talk Like a Pirate Day
Band-Aid Day
First Day of Fall
Dashain Festival
and a Birthday!

September Highlights

Good Neighbor Day

Celebrate Good Neighbor Day on September 28th with poet Linda Kulp Trout’s “Welcome”

Celebrate Good Neighbor Day


National Blended Family Day

Celebrate National Blended Family Day with “Our Blended Family” by Doraine Bennett (and a version in Spanish, too)!
National Blended Family Day

Int’l Talk Like a Pirate Day


In “As High as Mt. Everest” Margarita Engle describes Dashain (in Nepal), when people ride huge “ping”swings (see the video)!

On the Moon Festival


Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

Poet Janet Wong wrote this poem to inspire ALL kids to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month—including kids who are NOT Hispanic. You can follow this poem with a video of “De colores”; after that, you can share “I Will Be a Chemist: Mario José Molina”/”Voy a ser químico: Mario José Molina” by Alma Flor Ada and pieces from Yes! We Are Latinos by Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy to highlight the wide variety of Latino and Hispanic experiences. And if you’re ready for more poems still, there are 156 bilingual poems by 115 poets in The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations, including poems by Alma Flor Ada, Francisco X. Alarcón, Jorge Argueta, Carmen T. Bernier-Grand, F. Isabel Campoy, Margarita Engle, Pat Mora, and René Saldaña, Jr. on everything from being bilingual to Día de los muertos. As Pat Mora likes to say: ¡Alegría en los libros!


Wong Hispanic Heritage Month JPEG

And here’s the Spanish version of the same poem. Share both!

Wong Hispanic Heritage Month in Spanish