Archive for December 28th, 2008
Muharram 1 (Begins at sundown – Islamic New Year)
Tonight marks the beginning of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar. Considered the second most holy month, after Ramadan, the name of the month Muharram is derived from the word haram, which means forbidden, indicating that fighting is forbidden during this month.
I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God*, indivisible, With Liberty and Justice for all.
*Did you know that “under God” was added in the 1950’s? More info: The Pledge of Allegiance (Independence Day on the Net)
The 3rd Day of Kwanzaa
The 3rd day of a week long festival celebrating the African American people, their culture and their history.
On the third day the black candle is lit, then the farthest left red, and then the farthest right green candle. This represents the 3rd principle of Kwanzaa – Ujima (oo-JEE-mah): Collective work and responsibility.
source: Kwanzaa on the Net – Seven Days of Celebration