Archive for March, 2009

Did You Know? Countdown to Easter 2009 (03/31)

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Easter

March 31 : 12 days till Easter

Did you know that eating Easter candy is a relatively modern tradition?

The first chocolate eggs, for example, were made in Europe in the 1800s. And Marshmallow Peeps, produced by the Russian-born U.S. confectioner Sam Born, didn’t get their start until the 1950s in the United States.

Easter is the time of springtime festivals, a time to welcome back the Tulips, the Crocuses and the Daffodils. A time for Christians to celebrate the life, death and resurrection of Christ. And a time of chocolate bunnies, marshmallow chicks, and colored eggs!

So join our Easter festivities as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Easter on April 12th!

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Did You Know? Countdown to Passover 2009 (03/31)

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore about the Jewish Holiday of Passover

March 31 : 08 days till 1st night Passover

Did you know that Jews are prohibited from eating bread and other fermented grain products during Passover?

This prohibition is a reminder of the fact that the Jews left Egypt in such haste that they did not even have time to let their bread rise. Instead, they baked unleavened bread, or matzah, on their backs as the fled from the Egyptians.

Spring has arrived and with it comes the eight-day Jewish holiday of freedom. It’s time to clean out your chametz, open up a box of matzah and set up for your seder. So join our Passover festivities to learn all about this pinnacle holiday in the Jewish calendar.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to the first night of Passover on April 08th (begins at sundown)! So stop by again tomorrow.

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Did You Know? Countdown to April 2009 (03/31)

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore about the Month of April

March 31 : 01 day till April

Did you know that both Judaism and Christianity celebrate pinnacle holidays during the month of April?

The eight-day Jewish festival of Passover (Pesach) celebrates the Israelites exodus from Egypt, while the Christian holiday of Easter marks the resurrection of Jesus. In 2009, Passover will be celebrated beginning on April 8. Easter may fall on any Sunday between March 22 and April 25, but in 2009, it will be celebrated on April 12. Orthodox Easter will be celebrated on Sunday, April 19.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to the the month of April! So stop by again tomorrow.

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(March 31) Today we’re celebrating . . .  National “She’s Funny That Way” Day

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009


National “She’s Funny That Way” Day
How do the women in your life make you laugh? Pay tribute to the female funny bone today by making a list of the top five things your favorite funny ladies do to make you laugh.

Holiday Invite: Passover on the Net

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

passoverinvitePesach Sameach!  Happy Passover!

Holidays on the Net is delighted to invite you to celebrate the Jewish holiday of freedom with us this year.

For our Jewish readers, the impending arrival of Pesach means it’s time to rid your home of chametz, stock up on endless boxes of matzah and start planning your Passover seders. Whether you are in charge this year of cleaning or cooking, we’ve got you covered with in-depth how-to articles.

Looking for a new kosher for Passover dessert? Want to spice up your traditional charoset recipe? Look no further. And while you’re at it, be sure to check out our article on non-traditional Passover cooking, including meat-free and low-fat recipes. Yes, it is possible to make it through eight days of Passover without gaining 10 pounds!

Holidays on the Net even has some modern feminist twists on this ancient holiday to share with those of you looking to create some new traditions this year. Of course, if you think you know all there is to know about Passover, you can test your acumen over at our newest feature: Did You Know? It’s chockfull with seventeen facts and figures about Pesach.

Perhaps you are not very familiar with the story and significance of Passover. We welcome you to join us as we uncover the secrets of the seder plate; the significance behind the parable of the Four Sons; and just what Kosher for Passover means anyway!

Do you have young children at home? Help them get ready for the holiday by practicing the Four Questions or enjoying one of the fun activities in our expanded Passover crafts section.

Please take a few minutes to tune into our newest feature: Real Audio Passover, which includes new lectures on preparing for the holiday and understanding its religious significance. And finally, don’t forget to wish your family and friends a Happy Passover with one of our free e-cards.

Passover begins on the 15th day of the Jewish month of Nissan, which this year corresponds to Wednesday, April 8, 2009.  Join us at our celebration – Passover on the Net.

Hag Kasher v’Samech (A Happy and Kosher Passover),

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Holidays on the Net

 

Did You Know? Countdown to Passover 2009 (03/30)

Monday, March 30th, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore about the Jewish Holiday of Passover

March 30 : 09 days till 1st night Passover

Did you know that the Jewish people were enslaved for 410 years in Egypt?

When Moses tried to persuade Pharaoh to release the Israelites, Pharaoh refused. G-d then reigned down a series of ten plagues on the Egyptian people, culminating in the death of the firstborn. After witnessing the devastation of this plague, Pharaoh agreed to Moses’ demand.

Spring has arrived and with it comes the eight-day Jewish holiday of freedom. It’s time to clean out your chametz, open up a box of matzah and set up for your seder. So join our Passover festivities to learn all about this pinnacle holiday in the Jewish calendar.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to the first night of Passover on April 08th (begins at sundown)! So stop by again tomorrow.

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Did You Know? Countdown to April 2009 (03/30)

Monday, March 30th, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore about the Month of April

March 30 : 02 days till April

Did you know that William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564?

The month of April is filled with famous birthdays, from the Civil War General and 18th President of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant (April 27, 1822), to the renowned children’s author Hans Christian Anderson (April 2, 1805), to the former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell (April 5, 1937). April is also the birth month of dozens of contemporary Hollywood stars, including Uma Thurman, Renee Zellweger, Alec Baldwin, Robert Downey, Jr., and James Garner.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to the the month of April! So stop by again tomorrow.

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