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!
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.