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In Slovakia - Holyday of the Seven sorrows of Virgin Maria

In ancient Greece, the second day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the priests of Demeter declared the public start of the rites.

Independence Day from Spain (1821) for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua, celebrated everywhere with marches from schoolchildren.

RC Saints - Feast day of Our Lady of Sorrows.

Also see September 15 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics).

The United Kingdom - the British commemorate the Battle of Britain on the day of the last massive Luftwaffe attack in 1940.

Japan - Respect for the Aged Day before 2003; beginning in 2003, Respect for the Aged Day is held on the third Monday of September.

Bulgaria - The first day of school.



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