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September 22, 2022 - NATIONAL STATES AND CAPITALS DAY - CAR FREE DAY – NATIONAL ICE CREAM CONE DAY – AMERICAN BUSINESS WOMEN’S DAY – HOBBIT DAY – AUTUMNAL EQUINOX – NATIONAL ELEPHANT APPRECIATION DAY – NATIONAL CENTENARIAN’S DAY – NATIONAL GIRLS’ NIGHT – DEAR DIARY DAY – NATIONAL LEGWEAR DAY – NATIONAL ONLINE RECOVERY DAY – NATIONAL WHITE CHOCOLATE DAY

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SEPTEMBER 22, 2022 | NATIONAL STATES AND CAPITALS DAY | CAR FREE DAY | NATIONAL ICE CREAM CONE DAY | AMERICAN BUSINESS WOMEN’S DAY | HOBBIT DAY | AUTUMNAL EQUINOX | NATIONAL ELEPHANT APPRECIATION DAY | NATIONAL CENTENARIAN’S DAY | NATIONAL GIRLS’ NIGHT | DEAR DIARY DAY | NATIONAL LEGWEAR DAY | NATIONAL ONLINE RECOVERY DAY | NATIONAL WHITE CHOCOLATE DAY

NATIONAL STATE AND CAPITALS DAY | September 22

NATIONAL STATES AND CAPITALS DAY | September 22

September 22 focuses on raising awareness and sharing education about all 50 states and their capitals on National States and Capitals Day. Read more…

Car Free Day | September 22

CAR FREE DAY | SEPTEMBER 22

On September 22nd, Car Free Day encourages motorists around the world to give up their vehicles for a day. The observance is also known as World Car Free Day. Read more…

National Ice Cream Cone Day | September 22

NATIONAL ICE CREAM CONE DAY | SEPTEMBER 22

Despite the official end of summer, National Ice Cream Cone Day continues celebrating on September 22nd! Read more…

American Business Women’s Day | September 22

AMERICAN BUSINESS WOMEN’S DAY | SEPTEMBER 22

On September 22nd, American Business Women’s Day honors the accomplishments of businesswomen across the nation. Take a moment to reflect on the contributions and achievements of the millions of women in the workforce. Also, consider the impact of millions of women business owners in the U.S. Read more…

Hobbit Day | September 22

HOBBIT DAY | SEPTEMBER 22

Explore the Shire on September 22nd during Hobbit Day. While there, celebrate the birthdays of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins. Read more…

Autumnal Equinox | Changes Annually

AUTUMNAL EQUINOX | CHANGES ANNUALLY

The Autumnal Equinox in September ushers in a change of season. It is observed annually when the sun can be seen directly overhead along the equator. The day marks the end of summer and beginning of fall in the Northern Hemisphere. Read more…

Elephant Appreciation Day | September 22

NATIONAL ELEPHANT APPRECIATION DAY | SEPTEMBER 22

Remember, September 22nd recognizes National Elephant Appreciation Day. The elephant probably won’t forget. Read more…

National Centenarian’s Day | September 22

NATIONAL CENTENARIAN’S DAY | SEPTEMBER 22

On September 22nd, National Centenarian’s Day honors those who’ve celebrated 100 birthdays or more. Read more…

National Girls’ Night | September 22

NATIONAL GIRLS’ NIGHT

Grab your besties, on September 22nd – it’s National Girls’ Night! Read more…

Dear Diary Day | September 22

DEAR DIARY DAY | SEPTEMBER 22

Dear Diary, on September 22nd each year, we celebrate the way you help us document our lives. On Dear Diary Day write an extra entry. For those who don’t keep a diary, consider starting one. Read more…

NATIONAL LEGWEAR DAY | SEPTEMBER 22

National Legwear Day on September 22nd coincides perfectly with the beautiful changing leaves. The air is getting cooler, and fashion magazines are covering the best of fall style. Read more…

National Online Recovery Day | September 22

NATIONAL ONLINE RECOVERY DAY | SEPTEMBER 22

Every year, at least 17 million Americans who need help with a substance abuse problem don’t get it. Why? Largely because of the shame and stigma associated with substance use disorders (SUDs) and the perception that treatment is inaccessible. On September 22nd, National Online Recovery Day reminds us that quality substance abuse treatment and recovery support is available entirely online – offering the highest level of privacy and accessibility, in order to reach the millions of people who really need it. Read more…

National White Chocolate Day | September 22

NATIONAL WHITE CHOCOLATE DAY | SEPTEMBER 22

Satisfy your sweet tooth on National White Chocolate Day on September 22nd. Enjoy it with pretzels or drizzled on pastries. It’s a versatile confection with many ways to celebrate! Read more…


On Deck for September 23, 2022

National Days

International Days

Recipe of the Day

Name: Yema
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total Prep: 45 minutes
Servings: 6-8

Ingredients:

1 can sweetened condensed milk
8 egg yolks
2 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup chopped nuts (walnuts, peanuts, or pecans), optional
powdered sugar

Instructions:

In a medium saucepan, heat sweetened condensed milk, egg yolks, and butter over low heat until thickened. Stir constantly.

Add nuts.

Pour onto a baking sheet and let cool.

Divide into squares. Roll each square into a ball. Coat in powdered sugar.

September 22nd Celebrated History

1888

The magazine, National Geographic, publishes its first issue.

1903 

Italo Marchiony receives a patent for a mold to make ice cream cups. The inventor originally worked for his cousin selling ice cream. His invention created controversy in later years when ice cream cones took off in popularity. Machiony’s cousin took him to court for copyright infringement.

1937

First International Hobbit Day celebrated.

22 1961 

Antonio Abertondo swims across the English Channel – twice. It’s the first time a person completed a round trip swim across the channel.

1973

The United States swears in Henry Kissinger as Secretary of State. Kissinger became the first Jew to serve in the role until 1977 under both President Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.

1982 

The television comedy Family Ties debuts on NBC. Starring Michael J. Fox, the show aired until 1989.

1985 

Willie Nelson, Neil Young, and John Mellencamp organize the first Farm Aid concert for struggling farmers around the country.

1994 

The television comedy Friends premieres on NBC. The show launched the careers of Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow and Matt LeBlanc.

September 22nd Celebrated Birthdays

Elizabeth Simcoe – 1762

The Canadian pioneer captured the virgin landscape of Canada in sketches, paintings, and her diaries.

Louise McKinney – 1868 

In 1917, she ran under the Non-Partisan League ticket. She and Sister Roberta MacAdams became the first two women elected to a legislature in the British Empire. Since McKinney was sworn in before MacAdams, she became the first woman sworn into the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.

Ellen Church – 1904

After earning her nursing degree, Church pursued her pilot’s license. However, there were no jobs open to women pilots. In 1930, Steve Stimpson took an idea of Church’s and ran with it. He hired her and seven other nurses to become Boeing’s first stewardesses.

Allan Rocky Lane – 1909

The B-movie actor is best remembered for being the voice of the Mister Ed the Talking Horse.

Lillian Chestney – 1913

During the 1940s and 1950s, Zuckerberg earned a name for herself through her artwork. She illustrated for magazines such as the Saturday Evening Post. She also created covers for art for children’s books including two classics – Arabian Knights and Gulliver’s Travels.

Eric Baker – 1920

The innovative businessman co-founded StubHub and Viagogo, two secondary ticket-selling websites.

Junko Tabei – 1939 

As a mountaineer, Tabei became the first woman to reach Mt. Everest’s summit. She also climbed Kilimanjaro, Denali, and Mt. Elbrus among others.

About National Day Calendar

National Day Calendar is the original and authoritative source for fun, unusual and unique National Days! Since our humble beginnings on National Popcorn Day in 2013, we have been tracking the National Days, National Weeks, National Months, and International Days. We became the first calendar of its kind to curate the days all in one place and tell their stories, too! Here at National Day Calendar, we are on a mission to Celebrate Every Day with you! And by you, we mean families, businesses, educators, and strangers we meet on the street. There’s more than one day for everyone.

At National Day Calendar, we discovered the National Days have a way of inspiring us. We’re honored to tell the stories behind the days and provide you with informational ways to incorporate the National Days into your business, family, schools, and home!

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