September was the 7th month of the Roman calendar, but is the ninth according to our reckoning.  The Anglo-Saxons called it ‘gerst-monath,’ – Barley month!

Feast Days:

September 21. St. Matthew

September 28. St. Michael or Michaelmas Day


“Fair on September first, fair for the month’.  ‘Plant trees at Michaelmas & command them to grow.

Source:  “The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady” By Edith Holden.  Copyright 1977 by Webb & Bower Ltd. Exeter, England.  Printed in Italy by Arnoldo Mondadori Company Limited.