Monthly Trivia: September

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by: Lili Pad

The month of September

September was originally the seventh month of the year in the Roman calendar. It became the ninth month of the year when January and February were added to the calendar. It kept its original name from the Roman calendar in which SEPTEM means “seven” in Latin.

September in Other Languages:

• Danish – September
• French – Septembre
• Italian – Settembre
• Latin – September
• Spanish – Septiembre

Birthstone
Sapphire

This birthstone was said to represent the purity of the soul. Before and during the Middle Ages, it was worn by priests as protection from impure thoughts and temptations of the flesh. Medieval kings of Europe valued these stones for rings and brooches, believing that it protected them from harm and envy. Warriors presented their young wives with sapphire necklaces so they would remain faithful. It was believed that the stone’s color would darken if worn by an adulterer or adulteress, or bu an unworthy person.
Typically, sapphires appear as blue stones, ranging from very pale blue to deep indigo, due to the presence of small amounts of titanium and iron within the crystal structure.

Birth Flower
Aster

This fall-blooming herb with daisy-like flowers is also called the September flower and is said to symbolize love, faith, wisdom and colour, which blooms in pink, red, white, lilac and mauve. Alhough the flower resembles a daisy, it is in actual fact a relative of the sunflower.
The hidden message “Take Care Of Yourself For Me” is what is being sent with a gift of asters.
Famous people celebrating their birthdays this month:

Beyonce Knowles – September 4
Adam Sandler – September 9
Ferdinand Marcos – September 11
Kara David – September 12
Niall Horan – September 13
Aiza Seguerra – September 17
Skylar Astin – September 23
Will Smith – September 25

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