Archive for December 31st, 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

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