Archive for December, 2008

Holiday Invite : New Year on the Net (2009)

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Happy New Year!

Holidays on the Net is delighted to invite you to countdown the days, hours and minutes with us until the start of the new year. We’ll bring the champagne if you bring the merry singing of Auld Lang Syne.

Did you know that not all cultures celebrate New Year’s on January 1st? Or that the original New Year’s was celebrated in March, not January? Come learn more about the history behind New Year’s celebrations and other fun New Year’s facts.

And while you are busy making out your list of New Year’s resolutions, take a few moments to learn about where this — and many other — New Year’s traditions began. If you are hosting a party this New Year’s Eve, you may also be interested in our article about traditional New Year’s food. We cover cuisine across the globe, including an American favorite: Black Eyed Peas.

Whatever your plans and wherever you will be, we look forward to toasting in a healthy, happy New Year together with our favorite readers!

*Cheers!*

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(December 31) Today we're celebrating. . .  New Years Eve

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008
New Years Eve (Dec 31)

Happy New Year! The last night of the Gregorian calendar means
it’s time to ring in the new year in style.

Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and days of auld lang syne?
For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and days of auld lang syne?
And here’s a hand, my trusty friend
And gie’s a hand o’ thine
We’ll tak’ a cup o’ kindness yet
For auld lang syne

Photo Credit via Flickr: Paul Mannix.

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(December 31) Today we're celebrating. . .  The 6th Day of Kwanzaa

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

The 6th Day of Kwanzaa
The 6th day of a week long festival celebrating the African American people, their culture and their history.

On the sixth day the black candle is lit, then the farthest left red, the farthest right green, the next red, the next green and then the final red candle. This represents the 6th principle of Kwanzaa – Kuumba (koo-OOM-bah): Creativity.

The sixth day, which occurs on New Years Eve, is a special day. This is the day of the Kwanzaa Karamu or Kwanzaa Feast. In the spirit of celebration many families invite their friends and family to join in the festivities.

source: Kwanzaa on the Net – Seven Days of Celebration

(December 30) Today we're celebrating. . .  Oh My! Day

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008


Oh My! Day

‘Twas the day before the night before New Years begins
Is it true? Can it be? That we’ve actually run out
Of silly festivals? Goofy names? A daily holiday drought?

There seems nothing left to celebrate
And we’re darn petered out!
We’ve done Blah Blah, zucchinis and a great apple pie.
But Oh My!? Oh My!? Oh My My My My!

Is it possible on this 364th day of the year
We have nothing to celebrate, no jollies, no cheer.

So on this day before the night before a new year begins
Let’s celebrate this new one. Oh My! Come on friends
But Oh Why you may ask? Oh My!? But Why?
As the Sulu proclaims – “OH MY!”
That’s why!

photo credit: Dalla* via flickr

(December 30) Today we're celebrating. . .  The 5th Day of Kwanzaa

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

The 5th Day of Kwanzaa
The 5th day of a week long festival celebrating the African American people, their culture and their history.

On the fifth day the black candle is lit, then the farthest left red, the farthest right green, the next red and then the next green candle. This represents the 5th principle of Kwanzaa – Nia (NEE-ah): Purpose.

source: Kwanzaa on the Net – Seven Days of Celebration

(December 29) Today we're celebrating. . .  Tick Tock Day

Monday, December 29th, 2008


Tick Tock Day
Have you accomplished all you hoped for this year? Honestly – who has? Well you better hurry ’cause time’s running out.

But you’re in luck – there’s still time to get it all done before the year is gone. But ‘ya better get going. And quick.

Oh. And Good Luck!

photo credit: ms_quarantine via flickr

( courtesy of www.wellcat.com )

(December 29) Today we're observing. . .  Muharram 1

Monday, December 29th, 2008

Muharram 1 (Islamic New Year)
Today is the first month of the Islamic calendar and the start of the new year. (began the previous night at sundown)

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