Archive for December, 2008

(December 27) Today we're celebrating. . .  The 2nd Day of Kwanzaa

Saturday, December 27th, 2008

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The 2nd Day of Kwanzaa
The 2nd day of a week long festival celebrating the African American people, their culture and their history.

On the second day the black candle is again lit, as well as the farthest red candle on the left. This represents the 2nd principle of Kwanzaa – Kujichagulia (koo-jee-chah-goo-LEE-ah): Self-Determination

source: Kwanzaa on the Net – Seven Days of Celebration

Tonight is the 6th Night of Chanukah (12/26/08)

Friday, December 26th, 2008

A Chanukah Video Highlight

"Hanukkah Bird"

December 26, 2008: The 6th Night of Chanukah

Remember – You can check out a new holiday video each day right here or check out our Chanukah Video page for past video highlights.

(December 26) Today we're celebrating. . .  Kwanzaa

Friday, December 26th, 2008

Kwanzaa
Today marks the start of the seven-day Kwanzaa festival, a holiday observed by many African-American families in recognition of their African heritage. Kwanzaa, which means first fruit in Swahili, begins with a special harvest feast, known as karamu, held on the first day.

Kwanzaa begins on December 26th and continues until New Years Day, January 1st.

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On the first day of Kwanzaa the center black candle is lit, representing the first principle of Kwanzaa – Umoja (oo-MOH-jah): Unity.

 

 

For more info please visit our celebration: Kwanzaa on the Net

Tonight is the 5th Night of Chanukah (12/25/08)

Thursday, December 25th, 2008

A Chanukah Video Highlight

"Chinese Food on Christmas
by Brandon Harris Walker
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December 25, 2008: The 5th Night of Chanukah

Remember – You can check out a new holiday video each day right here or check out our Chanukah Video page for past video highlights.

(December 25) Today we're celebrating. . .  Christmas Day

Thursday, December 25th, 2008
And so this is Christmas…

"John Lennon – Happy Christmas (War is Over)"

War Is Over If You Want It.
War Is Over Now.

Peace.

(December 24) Today we're observing. . .  Christmas Eve

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

Christmas Eve
‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring not even that louse…y brother-in-law.

Well that’s not quite how the story goes. And since it’s Christmas Eve – here are the real words to A Visit from Saint Nicholas by Clement Clark Moore.

 

 

 

A Visit from Saint Nicholas
Clement Clark Moore

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.

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2008 Video Advent Calendar: December 24th

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

A Holiday Video Countdown to Christmas – Day 24

"Sinead O´Connor singing Silent Night"

December 24, 2008: Christmas Eve

You can check out a new holiday video each day right here or check out our Advent Calendar each day.

link: Advent Calendar on the Net

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