Wednesday, October 01, 2008

October Is...

...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: Eid Al-Fitr (Islam: End of Ramadan)
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, sunset: Yom Kippur (Judaism: Day of Atonement)
Independence Day (Croatia)

October 13: Columbus Day (United States)
Thanksgiving (Canada)

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?

October Carnivals and Events:

Posted October 1 - "Getting to Know You, Getting to Know All About You" Challenge - Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV

Posted October 2 - A Genea-Blogger Yearbook

Posted October 3 - Treasure Hunters Round-up

Posted October 4 - the 57th Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy - I Read It in The News!

Posted October 16 - the 6th Edition of the "I Smile for the Camera" Carnival - Funny Bone

Posted October 18 - the 58th Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy - Halloween Hauntings...Fact or Fiction?

Posted October 15 - Blog Action Day - Poverty

Posted October 20 - the 10th Edition of the Cabinet of Curiosities

Posted October 23 - Treasure Hunt Challenge Round-Up: Just Look What We Found in Our Cupboards & Closets & Boxes!

Posted October 31 - 9th Edition of the Carnival of Irish Heritage & Culture - Irish Superstitions

Posted October 31 - 12th Edition of the Carnival of Central and Eastern European Genealogy - Folklore, Myths, Legends, Ghost Stories, Traditions or Festivals

Posted November 2 - Polish History and Culture Challenge

October 1 - Data Backup Day

Read Thomas' newest post on this subject here.

Scanfest: Sunday, October 26th, 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 Destination: Austin Family.


Jessica's thoughts said...

Hi Miriam,

The deadline for the Carnival of Central and Eastern European Genealogy is October 29th. I don't know if you saw this announcement or not:



Miriam Robbins said...

Jessica, I apologize. I create my calendars in advance and try to add the deadlines throughout the previous months as I hear about them. I will add the CCEEG at once!