Fun Facts Friday!

There are three traditional flowers of the month of September: the aster, symbolizing love; the forget-me-not, representing memories and love; and the morning glory, symbolizing unrequited love.

The birthstone for September is the sapphire, which is said to reduce inflammation, treat fever and act as a lucky charm for the person wearing it. The sapphire, present in almost every color (rich blue, pink, yellow, green etc.), symbolizes intuition, clarity of thought, peacefulness, as well as loyalty and trust.

The name “September” comes from an old Roman word septem, which actually means “seven.” Isn’t September the ninth month of the year? Yes—when we’re referring to the modern-day US calendar year. In the Roman calendar, at the time the term was coined, it was the seventh month.