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8 Things To Celebrate Other Than The End Of Summer

BY: Christopher Mahar | Dec 11, 2018

Today is of course the autumnal equinox, or the first day of fall. For some, the changing of the seasons is cause enough for celebration (depending on your tolerance of pumpkin flavoring or love of sunscreen), but did you know that September 22 is also the official day to celebrate eight other things? Here is a quick rundown of what you need to know, along with some deals to help you commemorate each holiday.

American Business Women’s Day

Business Woman with Coffee 68 years ago today, the American Business Women's Association was founded. The mission of the ABWA "is to bring together business women of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition." Get inspired by some legendary business women and then save up to 30% at Macy's when you use their promo code to buy the entrepreneur in your life a new briefcase.

Car Free Day

Couple riding tandem bike Not to be confused with "Free Car Day", which doesn't exist, Car Free Day is dedicated to people getting out of automobiles and rediscovering literally any other way of commuting. Do your part by dusting off your bike and use this promo code for $15 off at Chain Reaction Cycles to get kitted out.

Dear Diary Day

Dear Diary Day writing in journal Journal it out today! You never know what moments will be celebrated by posterity, so don't sweat what is worth recording and what isn't–write it all down. Stock up on notebooks with a code for up to 30% off bulk orders from AT-A-GLANCE.

Elephant Appreciation Day

A Painted Elephant I hope everybody remembered the elephant in their life today! Get it? It's a joke that obliquely references the saying that "an elephant never forgets." That's ok, it was a first pass. I'll workshop it. Celebrate elephants with this Dumbo costume for your baby, and use our exclusive Groupon code to take 20% off your order at Spirit Halloween.

Hobbit Day

75th Anniversary Edition of The Hobbit Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, our two favorite hobbits (Flambard Took and Gorbulas Brandybuck can go kick rocks, amirite?) share September 22 as their birthday. Celebrate this day like a true resident of the shire: by eating. First with breakfast, then second breakfast, brunch, elevenses, lunch, tea, and dinner. Points for authenticity if you eat all of them in a (comfortable) hole in the ground. Also, pick up the 75th Anniversary Edition of The Hobbit at Barnes & Noble now to save 27%.

National Centenarian’s Day

National Centenarians Day Did you know that by last count, there are over 53,000 people in America who are at least 100 years old? Do you know one? Break out the party hats! Track down the source of those good genes with a test from and save with a limited-time free shipping code.

National Ice Cream Cone Day Fair question. Celebrate with a cone of course, but today also wear a pair of these.

National White Chocolate Day

White Chocolate Fountain The most controversial of sweets (can something that doesn't even contain any chocolate liquor really be called "chocolate"? According to me and the FDA: no), white chocolate has its day in the sun today (please keep white chocolate out of the sun as it will melt). Use this Ghirardelli promo code to take 15% off your orders of all things white chocolate.