Monday, December 01, 2008

December Is...

...Universal Human Rights Month (International)

December 1st: Union Day (Romania)
World AIDS Day (International)

December 2nd: National Day (United Arab Emirates)

December 5th: Sinterklaas (the Netherlands, Belgium)
Father's Day/King's Birthday (Thailand)

December 6th: St. Nicholas Day (Greece)
Independence Day (Finland)
Constitution Day (Spain)

December 7th: Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day (United States)
Second Sunday of Advent (Christianity)

December 8th: Mother's Day (Panama)
Constitution Day (Romania)
Feast of the Immaculate Conception (Christianity - Catholicism)
Bodhi Day (Buddhism)

December 8th - 11th: Eid al-Adha (Islam)

December 10th: Human Rights Day (International)

December 12th: Independence Day (Kenya)
Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe (Mexico)

December 13th: Santa Lucia Day (Scandinavian countries)

December 14th: Third Sunday of Advent (Christianity)

December 15th: Bill of Rights Day (United States)

December 16th: Day of Reconciliation (South Africa)

December 21: Winter Solstice (Northern Hemisphere)
Summer Solstice (Southern Hemisphere)
Fourth Sunday of Advent (Christianity)

December 21, sunset - December 29, sunset: Hannukah (Judaism)

December 23rd: Emperor's Birthday (Japan)

December 25th: Christmas (Christianity)

December 26th: Boxing Day (United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, Australia)

December 26th - January 1st: Kwaanza (African-American)

December 30th: Rizal Day (Philippines)

December 31st: New Year's Eve (International)
First Night (United States)

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 December 4 - the 61st Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy - Traditions!

Posted December 10 - the 2nd Edition of the Canadian Genealogy Carnival - My Famous Canadian Ancestor

Posted December 15 - the 8th Edition of the "I Smile for the Camera" Carnival - Stocking Stuffer

Posted December 15 - Christmas Tour of Blogs

Posted December 15 - Blog Caroling

Posted December 17 - the 12th Edition of the Cabinet of Curiosities

Posted December 18th - the 62nd Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy - Three Wishes

Posted December 26 - the 14th Edition of the Carnival of Central and Eastern European Genealogy - Christmas and Hanukkah Traditions of Central and Eastern Europe

Heads Up! The submissions for the 11th Edition of the Carnival of Irish Heritage & Culture ("My Key to Ireland") are due January 18th.

December 1 - Data Backup Day

Read "The Importance of a Good Backup Plan" by JL at JLog: Simple Computer Technology for Genealogists

Scanfest will resume after the holidays on Sunday, January 25th, 2009
from 11 AM to 2 PM, Pacific Standard Time

Go here to add the above deadlines and dates to your Google Calendar,
courtesy of Thomas MacEntee of Destination: Austin Family.

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