Tuesday, September 01, 2009

September 2009 Calendar of Events


Warm September brings the fruit;
Sportsmen then begin to shoot.


--from "The Garden Year" by Sara Coleridge



Holidays, History, and Heritage

...Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15)

September 1: Independence Day (Uzbekistan)

September 2: Independence Day (Vietnam)

September 6: Father's Day (Australia and New Zealand)
Independence Day (Swaziland)

September 7: Labor Day (United States)
Labour Day (Canada)
("Labor Day and Ancestral Occupations" by Carolyn L. Barkley)
Independence Day (Brazil)

September 8: Independence Day (Macedonia)

September 9: Independence Day (North Korea, Tajikistan)

September 13: National Grandparents' Day (U.S. and Canada)

September 11: Patriot Day (United States)

September 15: Independence Day
(Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua)

September 16: Independence Day (Mexico, Papua New Guinea)

September 18, sunset: Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year)

September 19: Independence Day (Saint Kitts and Nevis)

September 21: Independence Day (Armenia, Belize, Malta)
Eid Al-Fitr (Islam: End of Ramadan)

September 22: Autumnal Equinox (Northern Hemisphere)
Vernal Equinox (Southern Hemisphere)
Independence Day (Bulgaria, Mali)

September 27th, sunset: Yom Kippur (Judaism: Day of Atonement)

September 30: Independence Day (Botswana)


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


Carnivals and Other Events:

Posted September 1 - the 7th Edition of the Graveyard Rabbits Carnival - Carousel theme

Posted September 4- the 79th Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy - Reunions

Posted September 16 - the 17th Edition of the "I Smile for the Camera" Carnival - School Days

Posted September 16 - the 6th Edition of the Canadian Genealogy Carnival - Home Sweet Home

Posted September 18 - the 80th Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy - Family Fun

Posted September 21 - the 23rd Edition of the Carnival of Central and Eastern European Genealogy - Carousel (pick your own) theme

Heads up! The Festival of Postcards is switching to an every-other-month publication.


September 1 - Data Backup Day

Read the latest Data Backup Day post by Thomas MacEntee at Geneabloggers.


Scanfest: 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 breezes taste
Of apple peel.
The air is full
Of smells to feel--

Ripe fruit,
old footballs,
Drying grass,
New books and blackboard
Chalk in class.

The bee, his hive
Well-honeyed, hums
While Mother cuts
Chrysanthemums.

Like plates washed clean
With suds, the days
Are polished with
A morning haze.


--"September," by John Updike


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