Fresh October brings the pheasant;
Then to gather nuts is pleasant.
--from "The Garden Year" by Sara Coleridge
Holidays, History, and Heritage
Family History Month (various U.S. states)
Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15)
Czech Heritage Month
Polish American Heritage Month
Italian American Heritage Month
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Month
October 1: National Day (People's Republic of China)
Independence Day (Cyprus)
Independence Day (Nigeria)
October 3: German Unity Day (Germany)
October 6: German American Day
October 8: Independence Day (Croatia)
October 12: Thanksgiving (Canada)
October 13: Columbus Day (United States)
October 19: Constitution Day (Niue)
October 20: National Multicultural Diversity Day
Birth of the Báb (Bá'hai)
October 23: Revolution of 1956 Remembrance Day (Hungary)
October 27: Independence Day (St. Vincent & the Grenadines)
Independence Day (Turkmenistan)
October 28: Independence Day (Greece)
October 29: Republic Day (Turkey)
October 31: All Hallows Eve (Christianity)
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 October 1 - the October 2009 Edition of the Graveyard Rabbits Carnival - Funeral Cards
October 1 - the 81st Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy - Write Your Blog's Obituary
October 15 - the 82nd Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy - Weddings!
October 20 - the 5th Edition of the Festival of Postcards - Quadrupeds (four-legged animals)
October 25 - the November 2009 Edition of the Graveyard Rabbits Carnival - Write Your Own Epitaph
Submissions for the 16th Edition of the Carnival of Irish Heritage and Culture (theme: Irish Portraits) will be due November 1.
The 24th Edition of the Carnival of Central and Eastern European Genealogy (Tips, Tricks, Websites for Researching Central and Eastern European Genealogy) will accept submissions through November 8th.
Submissions for the 18th Edition of the "I Smile for the Camera" Carnival (theme: Travel) will be due November 10.
The 7th Edition of the Canadian Genealogy Carnival (theme: Carousel [choose your own]) will accept submissions through November 29.
October 1 - Data Backup Day
Read the latest Data Backup Day post by Thomas MacEntee at Geneabloggers.
Scanfest: Sunday, October 25th, 11 AM - 2 PM, Pacific Standard 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 month is amber,
Gold and brown.
Blue ghosts of smoke
Float through the town,
Great V's of geese
And maples turn
A fiery red.
Frost bites the lawn.
The stars are slits
In a black cat's eye
Before she spits.
At last, small witches,
And pirates armed
With paper bags,
Their costumes hinged
On safety pins,
Go haunt a night
Of pumpkin grins.
--"October," by John Updike