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In ancient Greece, the third day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the initiates walked to the sea at Phaleron and purified themselves in the water.

RC Saints - Saint Cyprian, Pope Cornelius, Saint Ludmila

Also see September 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

Mexico - Independence Day (from Spain; proclaimed 1810, recognised 1821, instituted 1825; See Fiestas Patrias)

Papua New Guinea - Independence Day (from Australia, 1975)



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