Monday, June 01, 2009

June 2009 Calendar of Events



June brings tulips, lilies, roses,
Fills the children's hands with posies.

--from "The Garden Year" by Sara Coleridge




Holidays, History, and Heritage

June is...

...Caribbean American Heritage Month

...Gay and Lesbian Pride Month

June 6th: Swedish National Day (Sweden)

June 7: Canadian Forces Day (Canada)

June 10th: Portugal Day

June 14th: Flag Day (United States)

June 17th: Icelandic National Day

June 19th: Juneteenth

June 21st: Father's Day (United States)

June 21st: Soltice (Summer - Northern Hemisphere; Winter - Southern Hemisphere)

June 24th: St. John the Baptist Day - celebrated in many European cultures in conjunction with the Summer Solstice (Midsummer)

June 25th: Statehood Day (Croatia; Slovenia)

June 27: Armed Forces Day (United Kingdom)

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




Carnivals and Other Events:

Need help? Read my post, "How to Submit a Post to a Carnival", here.

Posted June 4 - the 73rd Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy - The Good Earth: Family Ties to the Land

Posted June 16 - the 14th edition of the "I Smile for the Camera" Carnival - Wedding Belles

Posted June 18 - the 74rd Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy - Annual Swimsuit Edition

Posted June 28 - the 20th Edition of the Carnival of Central and Eastern European Genealogy - Carousel theme (choose your own)

Posted June 28 - the 2nd Edition of A Festival of Postcards - Main Street

Please note: the Cabinet of Curiosities has been discontinued until further notice.




June 1 - Data Backup Day

Read the latest "Today is Backup Day!" post by Thomas MacEntee at Geneabloggers.




Scanfest: Sunday, June 28th, 11 AM - 2 PM, Pacific Daylight Time

Go here to learn how to join Scanfest and our group of chatting, scanning family archivists, historians, and bloggers!




Go here to add the above deadlines and dates to your Google Calendar,
courtesy of Thomas MacEntee of Geneabloggers.

The sun is rich
And gladly pays
In golden hours,
Silver days,

And long green weeks
That never end.
School's out. The time
Is ours to spend.

There's Little League,
Hopscotch, the creek,
And, after supper,
Hide-and-seek.

The live-long light
Is like a dream,
And freckles come
Like flies to cream.

--"June," by John Updike



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