Thursday, April 01, 2010

April 2010 Calendar of Events

The cuckoo comes in April,
He sings his song in May;
In the middle of June he changes his tune,
In July he flies away.

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)

Sunset of March 29th - April 5th: Passover (Judaism)

April 2: Good Friday (Christianity)

April 4: Easter Sunday (Christianity)

April 5: Easter Monday (United Kingdom)

April 6: National Tartan Day (United States)

April 11 - 18: Yom Hashoah/Holocaust Remembrance Week (global/Judaism)

April 19: Patriot's Day (United States)

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

April 25: ANZAC Day (Australia, New Zealand)

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 April 2010 Edition of the Graveyard Rabbits Carnival - Anonymous Graves

Posted April 3 - the 92nd Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy - Dance!

Posted April 19 - the 2nd Edition of the Carnival of African-American Genealogy - Grandma's Hand

Posted April 29 - Shades of the Departed - The Civil War 

Posted April 29 - the 19th Edition of the Carnival of Irish Heritage and Culture - Poetry

April 1 - Data Backup Day

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

Genealogy Television Shows
(check your local listings for accurate local airing times and reruns)

The Generations Project
Monday Nights at 8 PM on BYU-TV
April 5, 12, 19, 26

Who Do You Think You Are?
Friday Nights at 8 PM on NBC
April 2 - Brooke Shields
April 9 - Sarah Jessica Parker (repeat)
April 16 - no episode
April 23 - Susan Sarandon
April 30 - Spike Lee

Scanfest: Sunday, April 25, 11 AM - 2 PM, PDT

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 is not Spring until you can plant your foot on twelve daisies.

1 comment:

Heather Wilkinson Rojo said...

Thanks for mentioning Patriot's Day! I had many ancestors in Lexington and Concord on that famous day in 1775. One ancestor lost a brother and a brother in law right there on Lexington Green. Not many people outside of New England remember we still celebrate Patriot's Day!