Things to Do This September

This is quickly becoming one of my best features where we look ahead to things happening next month. This time, we’re talking about things happening this September.


Northern Lights Season

The best time to witness northern lights is from September to April when there is a good possibility of clear skies, combined with long nights. This phenomenon occurs in both the northern and southern hemispheres (near the magnetic poles), however, the Scandinavian countries have become synonymous with the northern lights, and for good reason. You can’t go wrong with any of the Scandinavian countries, as you can combine northern lights viewing along with some stunning nature activities.



The worst of the Monsoon season is usually over by September in Maldives. Chances of rain are 50% during September, and rainfall is typically not heavy.

You can find some amazing deals in September as people tend to stay away until the start of the actual dry season, which runs from November to April.


Braemer Gathering

The roots of the Braemer Gathering extend to more than 900 hundred years! It has been run in its current format since 1832. The event is due to be held on 2 September 2017 (traditionally the event is held on the first Saturday of every September)


The event features numerous activities, including a combination of traditional games, dancing and a whole lot of bag pipes.

To find out more about the event head over to the official Braemer Gathering website.


Regata Storica

The event traces it’s roots way back to the 13th Century. The Regata Storica is an annual event that occurs on the first Sunday of every September. This year, the event is due to be held on 3 September 2017. If you’re in Venice around this time, you wouldn’t want to miss this event.

Let’s leave the event’s description to the experts:

“The Regata Storica is the main event in the annual “Voga alla Veneta” rowing calendar. This unique sport has been practised in the Venetian lagoon for thousands of years and today it is particularly well-known for the spectacular historical water pageant that precedes the race. Scores of typically 16th century-style boats with gondoliers in period costume carry the Doge, the Doge’s wife and all the highest ranking Venetian officials up the Grand Canal in a brightly coloured parade. An unforgettable sight and a true reconstruction of the glorious past of one of most the powerful and influential Maritime Republics in the Mediterranean.”


Grand Sumo Tournament (Tokyo)

There are 6 main Sumo Tournaments per year, 3 of which occur in Tokyo, typically in January, May and September. The September edition of the Grand Sumo Tournament is due to be held from 10-24 September 2017.

Tickets for the event are already sold out, however, you can get your hands on some tickets from the secondary market. There are other Sumo activities throughout the year if you happen to visit during non-tournament times (Sumo museum, and training camps).

For more information, check out this Sumo guide here.


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