August brings the sheaves of corn,
Then the harvest home is borne.
--from "The Garden Year" by Sara Coleridge
Holidays, History, and Heritage
...National Back to School Month (United States).
...Holiday Month (many European countries).
August 1: Anniversary of the 1st U.S. Federal Census
Swiss National Day
August 6: National Salvadoran-American Day (United States)
August 7: Purple Heart Day (United States)
August 7 - 9: Twins Day in Twinsburg, Ohio
(Do twins run in your family?)
August 9: Singapore Independence Day
August 10: Ecuador Independence Day
August 14: Pakistan Independence Day
August 15: Korea Independence Day
India Independence Day
August 17: Indonesia Independence Day
August 20: Ramadan begins
August 21: Hawaii Statehood Day
August 25: Uruguay Independence Day
August 31: Malaysia Independence Day
Do any of the above events feature in or affect your heritage, culture, or family history?
Deadlines for Carnivals and Other Events:
Need help? Read my post, "How to Submit a Post to a Carnival", here.
Posted August 1 - the 5th Edition of the Graveyard Rabbits Carnival - Favorite Photo
Posted August 1 - the 77th Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy - Disasters
Posted August 15 - the 22nd Edition of the Carnival of Central and Eastern European Genealogy - Roadblocks and Breakthroughs
Posted August 17 - the 16th Edition of the "I Smile for the Camera" Carnival - Bling, Ancestor Bling
Posted August 18 - the 78th Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy - Ride 'Em Cowboy - Share Your Pony Pictures
Posted August 22 - the 4th Edition of A Festival of Postcards - Water
August 25 - the 6th Edition of the Graveyard Rabbits Carnival - Carousel (pick your own topic)
August 30 - the 15th Edition of the Carnival of Irish Heritage & Culture - The 2nd Annual Small-Leaved Shamrock Summer Reading Challenge
Heads up! Submissions for the 6th Edition of the Canadian Genealogy Carnival ("Home Sweet Home") will be due September 13.
August 1 - Data Backup Day
Read It's Data Backup Day - How Protected Are You? 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.
The sprinkler twirls.
The summer wanes.
The pavement wears
The playground grass
Is worn to dust.
The weary swings
Creak, creak with rust.
The trees are bored
With being green.
Some people leave
The local scene
And go to seaside
And take off nearly
All their clothes.
--"August," by John Updike