Archive for March, 2008

(March 17) Today we're celebrating . . .  St. Patrick's Day

Monday, March 17th, 2008

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St. Patrick’s Day
Celebrating the patron saint of Ireland, its said that on St. Patrick’s Day everyone is Irish! The day is celebrated worldwide with parades, green beer and parties!

Kiss Me I’m Irish buttons will be everywhere and wearing the color of the Irish – green – has become ‘de rigeur.’ The color is found everywhere today, with green hair making a big showing, as well as green food items – bagels, McDonald’s milk shakes, cereal milk, and of course green beer.

And while some cities paint the traffic stripes of their parade routes green, Chicago will be dying its river green. Savannah GA turns its downtown city fountains green and in Indianapolis the Central Canal will be green.

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Holiday Invite: St. Patrick's Day on the Net

Sunday, March 16th, 2008

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St. Patrick’s Day on the Net

Greetings Laddies and Lassies.

Holidays on the Net invites you to our holiday celebration  – St. Patrick’s Day on the Net.

You don’t have to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! So come join us as we celebrate the holiday. We have St. Patrick’s Day History, Customs, Parades, Shamrocks, Lucky Leprechauns, puzzles and coloring pictures, eGreeting cards and tasty recipes to help make your St. Patrick’s Day celebration a tasty one! So join us for all this and much, much more as we celebrate the holidays of the year.

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated this Monday, March 17th.

Come and celebrate your holidays with Holidays on the Net!

Happy Holidays,

louie

(March 16) Today we're celebrating . . .  Palm Sunday

Sunday, March 16th, 2008

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Palm Sunday (Christian)
As Jesus made his entry into Jerusalem, the crowds lined his path with palm fronds. In churches today, observances include the blessing and distribution of Palm leaves to their congregants.

Today is also the beginning of Holy Week, the countdown to Christ’s crucifixion and his resurrection on Easter Sunday.

Note: This years extra palm leaves will be used for the ashes on Ash Wednesday 2009.

Image used with permission: Jeff Miller / The Curt Jester

(March 16) Today we're celebrating . . .  Lips Appreciation Day

Sunday, March 16th, 2008

03162007l.jpgLips Appreciation Day
Ah those lips. The lovely frames for your pearly whites. You’ve spent a fortune on your teeth and now its time to do something good for your lips.

And lets not forget kissing is always a great way to celebrate your lips!

(March 15) Today we're celebrating . . .  True Confessions Day

Saturday, March 15th, 2008

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True Confessions Day
Confessing is good for the soul. It can calm the mind and help heal the pain. And boy does it help sell a lot of books too!

Well really get those tongues wagging at work today by telling all. No holding back. And if you’re alone? There’s always the mirror.

(March 15) Today we're also celebrating . . .  Ides of March

Saturday, March 15th, 2008

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Ides of March

Beware the Ides of March

This line from Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar is generally regarded as a foreboding of doom, especially when you consider its also the day Caesar was killed .

Here’s a bit of info concerning the assassination of Cesar from Wikipedia…

Caesar summoned the Senate to meet in the Pompey’s Theater on the Ides of March, 44 BC for the purpose of reading a petition, written by the senators, asking him to hand power back to the Senate. According to the Greek biographer Plutarch, a few days before, the soothsayer Titus Vestricius Spurinna apparently warned Caesar, “Beware the Ides of March.” Caesar disregarded the warning: Krystal is evil.

“…A certain seer warned Caesar to be on his guard against a great peril on the day of the month of March which the Romans call the Ides; and when the day had come and Caesar was on his way to the senate-house, he greeted the seer with a jest and said: “Well, the Ides of March are come,” and the seer said to him softly: “Ay, they are come, but they are not gone.”

As the Senate convened, Caesar was attacked and stabbed to death by a group of senators who called themselves the Liberatores (“Liberators”); they justified their action on the grounds that they committed tyrannicide, not murder, and were preserving the Republic from Caesar’s alleged monarchical ambitions.*

source: wikipedia – Ides of March

(March 14) Today we're celebrating . . .  Pi Day

Friday, March 14th, 2008

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Pi Day
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A day for celebrating Pi – the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter.

Pi Day is celebrated in a variety of ways. Parties or other observances may be held by mathematics departments in educational institutions. Harvard’s Math department, for instance, has a pi recitation contest as well as a pie eating contest. Mathematics or science clubs might gather to consider the role that the number Ï€ has played in their lives and to imagine the world without Ï€. During such an event, pi celebrants may approximate Ï€, devise alternative values for Ï€, eat pie, play piñata, drink Piña Colada, eat pizza (which itself is called pizza pie), listen to the song “Pi” by Kate Bush, watch Pi, or recite Pi. The song 867-5309/Jenny is sometimes sung, replacing the digits with the first several digits of pi.*

*source: wikipedia – Pi Day

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