Monday, February 01, 2010

February 2010 Calendar of Events

All the months in the year curse a fair February.

Holidays, History, and Heritage

February is...

Black History Month

Library Lovers' Month

February 2: Groundhog Day
Candlemas (Christianity)

February 12 - 28: The Winter Olympics
 - held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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

February 15: Presidents' Day (United States)

February 15 - 21: Random Acts of Kindness Week
See my 2008 posts here.

February 16: Mardi Gras/Shrove Tuesday (Christianity)

February 17: Ash Wednesday/Lent Begins (Christianity)

February 21: International Mother Language Day

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

Carnivals and Other Events:

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

Posted February 1 - the February 2010 Edition of the Graveyard Rabbit Journal - Cemetery Critters

Posted February 4 - the 89th Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy - Ode to My Family's History

Posted February 12 - Shades of the Departed - February 2010 Issue

February 13 - 28 - the GeneaBlogger 2010 Winter Games

Posted February 16 - the 20th Edition of the "Smile for the Camera" Carnival - Valentine

Posted February 18 - the 90th Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy - 3rd Annual iGene Awards; the Best of the Best

Posted February 20 - the 26th Edition of the Carnival of Central and Eastern European Genealogy - Carousel (choose your own theme)

Posted February 21 - the 8th Edition of the Canadian Genealogy Carnival - Winter Sports in the Great White North

February 1 - Data Backup Day

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

Here's some other Backup Day posts recently published by other geneabloggers:

Organizing My Life: Backups by Renee Zamora at the WorldVitalRecords blog

Backing Up Your Genealogy Data by Elyse Doerflinger at Elyse's Genealogy Blog

Scanfest: Sunday, February 28th

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.

If Candlemas day be fair & bright
Winter will have another flight -
If the day brings showers & rain
Winter is gone and will not come again.