Archive for December 28th, 2008

Tonight is the 8th and Final Night of Chanukah (12/28/08)

Sunday, December 28th, 2008

A Chanukah Video Highlight

"Chinese Food on Christmas
by Brandon Harris Walker

December 28, 2008: The 8th and Final Night of Chanukah

Remember – Chanukah might be ending but you can check out our Chanukah Video page for past video highlights.

(December 28) Tonight we're observing. . .  Muharram 1

Sunday, 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.

(December 28) Today we're celebrating. . .  Pledge of Allegiance Day

Sunday, December 28th, 2008

Pledge of Allegiance Day
On this day in 1945, the U.S. Congress recognized the Pledge of Allegiance and urged its recitation in American schools.

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)

(December 28) Today we're celebrating. . .  The 3rd Day of Kwanzaa

Sunday, December 28th, 2008

The 3rd Day of Kwanzaa
TheĀ 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

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