Hot July brings cooling showers,
Apricots, and gillyflowers.
--from "The Garden Year" by Sara Coleridge
Holidays, History, and Heritage
July 1: Canada Day (Canada)
July 4 - Independence Day (United States)
July 9: Independence Day (Argentina)
July 14: Bastille Day (France)
July 17 - Constitution Day (South Korea)
July 20: Independence Day (Colombia)
July 24: Pioneer Day (observed by the State of Utah and members of the LDS church)
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 July 1 - the 4th Edition of the Graveyard Rabbits Carnival - Obituaries
Posted July 4 - the 75th Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy - Justice and Independence
Posted July 17 - the 15th Edition of the "I Smile for the Camera" Carnival - They Worked Hard for the Family
Posted July 18 - the 5th Edition of the Canadian Genealogy Carnival - Favorite Canadian Vacations
Posted July 18 - the 76th Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy - How I Spent My Summer Vacation
Posted July 26- the 21st Edition of the Carnival of Central and Eastern European Genealogy - Celebrating Summer
Posted July 31 - the 3rd Edition of A Festival of Postcards - Signs
Posted July 31 - the 14th Edition of the Carnival of Irish Heritage & Culture - Irish Vacations
July 1 - Data Backup Day
Read the latest "Today is Backup Day!" post by Thomas MacEntee at Geneabloggers.
Scanfest: Scanfest is postponed until Sunday, September 27th, 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.
Our national Independence date,
The Fourth, with Firecrackers and
The marching of The Legion Band.
America: It makes us think
Of hot dogs, fries, And Coke to drink.
The shade is hot. The little ants
Are busy, but Poor Fido pants
And Tabby dozes
In a pool
Of fur she sheds
To keep her cool.
--"July," by John Updike