Sunday, February 01, 2009

February 2009 Calendar of Events

February brings the rain,
Thaws the frozen lake again.

--from "The Garden Year" by Sara Coleridge

Holidays, History, and Heritage

February is...

Black History Month

Library Lovers' Month

February 2: Groundhog Day
Candlemas (Christianity)

February 9 - 15: Random Acts of Kindness Week
See my 2007 posts here.

February 14: St. Valentine's Day (Christianity)

February 16: Presidents' Day (United States)

February 21: International Mother Language Day

February 24: Mardi Gras/Shrove Tuesday (Christianity)

February 25: Ash Wednesday/Lent Begins (Christianity)

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

Carnivals and Other Events:

February 1 - the 65th Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy - The Happy Dance! The Joy of Genealogy

Posted February 14 - the 3rd Edition of the Canadian Genealogy Carnival - Around the Kitchen Table

Posted February 15 - the 10th Edition of the "I Smile for the Camera" Carnival - Costume

Posted February 17 - the 66th Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy - The 2008 iGene Awards

Posted February 18th - the 14th Edition of the Cabinet of Curiosities (I'm having trouble accessing the carnival post)

Posted February 24 - the 16th Edition of the Carnival of Central and Eastern European Genealogy - Carousel Edition

Posted March 1 - the 1st Edition of the Graveyard Rabbits Carnival - Exceptional Finds

February 1 - Data Backup Day

Read the latest "Today is Backup Day!" post by Thomas MacEntee of Destination: Austin Family.

Also read "Effective Ways to Backup Important Data" by Monika Mundell at Dumb Little Man- Tips for Life.

February 22 - Scanfest

Read the February 2009 Scanfest post.

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

The sun rides higher
Every trip.
The sidewalk shows.
Icicles drip.

A snowstorm comes,
And cars are stuck,
Though road salt flies
From the old town truck.

The chickadees
Grow plump on seed
That Mother pours
Where they can feed,

And snipping, snipping
Scissors run
To cut out hearts
For everyone.

--"February," by John Updike

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