Wednesday, April 01, 2009

April 2009 Calender of Events

April brings the primrose sweet,
Scatters daisies at our feet.

--from "The Garden Year" by Sara Coleridge

Holidays, History, and Heritage

April is...

National Volunteer Month (United States)
(See my post on being a volunteer back during Random Acts of Kindness Week.)

National Jewish-American Heritage Month (United States)

April 5: Palm Sunday (Christianity)

April 6: National Tartan Day (United States)

Sunset of April 8th - April 15th: Passover (Judaism)

April 10: Good Friday (Christianity)

April 12: Easter Sunday (Christianity)

April 13: Easter Monday (United Kingdom)

April 19: Patriot's Day (United States)

April 19: Dutch-American Friendship Day (Netherlands, United States)

April 25: ANZAC Day (Australia, New Zealand)

April 27 - May 4: Yom Hashoah/Holocaust Remembrance Week (global/Judaism)

April 30: Valborn/Walpurgis Night (Sweden)

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

April Carnivals and Other Events:

Need help? Read my post, "How to Submit a Post to a Carnival", here.

Posted April 1 - the 2nd Edition of the Graveyard Rabbits Carnival - Burial Customs

Posted April 3 - Bound for Mom - The Roadside Café

Posted April 8 - the 69th Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy - "What If": Rewriting History

Posted April 10 - Bound for Mom - Driving Lessons

Posted April 15 - the 12th Edition of the "I Smile for the Camera" Carnival - A Noble Life

Posted April 18 - the 70th Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy - Uncle, Uncle!

Posted April 22 - Bound for Mom - The World is Not Flat

Posted April 22 - the 18th Edition of the Carnival of Central and Eastern European Genealogy
- Easter and Passover Traditions

Posted April 30 - the 4th Edition of the Canadian Genealogy Carnival - Black Sheep Canadian Ancestors

Please note: the 18th Edition of the Cabinet of Curiosities was postponed until host Tim Abbott recovered from illness. Stay tuned.

April 1 - Data Backup Day

Read the latest "Today is Backup Day!" post by Thomas MacEntee at Geneabloggers.

Scanfest: Sunday, April 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.

It's spring! Farewell
To chills and colds!
The blushing, girlish
World unfolds

Each flower, leaf,
And blade of turf--
Small love-notes sent
From air to earth.

The sky's a herd
Of prancing sheep,
The birds and fields
Abandon sleep,

And jonquils, tulips,
Bloom bright upon
That wide-eyed hills.

All things renew.
All things begin.
At church, they bring
The lilies in.

--"April," by John Updike


Henk van Kampen said...

19 April: Dutch-American Friendship Day.

Miriam Robbins said...

Thanks, Henk! I'll add it!

footnoteMaven said...


You have created a beautiful service for the GeneaBlogging community.

I look forward to it every month.

Thank you!


Untangled Family Roots said...

Just wanted to say congrats on being one of the top 25 genealogy bloggers. Read here

Great job!

Miriam Robbins said...

Thank you, fM! I need to update March's with all the wonderful carnivals that were posted last month!

Amy, thank you. I just came back from Spring Break and was pleasantly surprised to discover how popular AnceStories is!