Sunday, March 01, 2009

March 2009 Calendar of Events

March brings breezes, loud and shrill,
To stir the dancing daffodil.


--from "The Garden Year" by Sara Coleridge

Holidays, History, and Heritage

March is...

Irish American Heritage Month (United States)

Women's History Month (global)

March 1: Korean Independence Movement Day
(celebrated in both North and South Korea - independence from Japan)
St. David's Day (Wales)

March 2: Texas Independence Day (Texas)

March 8: International Women's Day (global)
Daylight Savings Time Begins

March 17: St. Patrick's Day (Ireland, United States)

March 20: Vernal Equinox (Northern Hemisphere)
Autumnal Equinox (Southern Hemisphere)

March 25: Greek Independence Day

Do any of the above events feature in or affect your heritage, culture, or family history?

Carnivals and Other Events:

Posted March 1 - the 1st Edition of the Graveyard Rabbit Carnival - Exceptional Finds

Posted March 2 - Data Backup Day Contest

Posted March 3 - the 67th Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy - Nobody's Fool

Posted March 15 - the 11th Edition of the "I Smile for the Camera" Carnival - Brothers & Sisters

Posted March 17 - the 12th Edition of the Carnival of Irish Heritage & Culture - 2nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade of Posts

Posted March 17 - the 15th Edition of the Cabinet of Curiosities

Posted March 18 - the 68th Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy - Women's History Month: A Tribute to Women

Posted March 26 - Bound for Mom - A Journey of Firsts

Posted March 31 - the 17th Edition of the Carnival of Central and Eastern European Genealogy - Women in Central and Eastern European Genealogy


March 1 - Data Backup Day

Read "11 Ways to Create Backups and Prevent Data Loss" by Thomas MacEntee.

March 29 - Scanfest

Read the March 2009 Scanfest post.


The sun is nervous
As a kite
That can't quite keep
Its own string tight.

Some days are fair,
And some are raw.
The timid earth
Decides to thaw.

Shy budlets peep
From twigs on trees,
And robins join
The chickadees.

Pale crocuses
Poke through the ground
Like noses come
To sniff around.

The mud smells happy
On our shoes.
We still wear mittens,
Which we lose.


--"March," by John Updike

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