“Do you remember
The 21st night of September?
Love was changin’ the minds of pretenders
While chasin’ the clouds away”
Earth, Wind & Fire Day is celebrated on the 21st of September for obvious reasons because of the lyrics of the band’s 1978 single ‘September‘. Although the song was recorded in September of that year, it was actually released in November, when it went to number one on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart, and number three on the UK Singles chart. By 2020 it had been certified as 6x platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.
National Elephant Appreciation Day has been observed on the 22nd September every year since 1996, originally started by Wayne Hepburn who began collecting elephant-themed items in 1970, eventually amassing thousands of items.
Did you know: Elephant tusks are actually elongated teeth – one third of the tusk is embedded in the cranium with the remaining two thirds being visible.
Celebrate Bisexuality Day, celebrated since 1999 on September 23rd, is known by many other names too, including Bisexual Pride and Visibility Day, and Bi Visibility Day.
I chose these looks based on the Bisexual Flag which is a mix of pink, purple and blue. 💗💜💙
Cannes Fashion For Relief image is from Reuters.
National Cherries Jubilee Day celebrates the dessert Cherries Jubilee, which is believed to have been created in 1897 by French chef Auguste Escoffier for Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee celebration. It is made using black cherries flambéed with kirsch (or brandy) served on vanilla ice cream, and was a popular dessert from the 1930s to the 1960s.
Did you know: King Charles V of France planted over one thousand cherry trees in his gardens at St. Paul and Tournelle in the mid 1300s, and at one time it was against the law to serve ice cream on cherry pie in Kansas.
Since 2015, September 25th has been National Lobster Day. Originally served to prisoners when lobsters were found all over New England, the crustacean was then served to railway passengers as an exotic item, leading to its transformation into an expensive gourmet food item.
Some interesting facts about lobsters: the record weight for an American lobster is 45 pounds (20kg), their blood is colourless, turning blue upon exposure to oxygen, and their liver is called ‘tomalley’ – it turns green when cooked and is itself considered a delicacy.