Archive for March 5th, 2009

Did You Know? Countdown to Purim 2009 (03/05)

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore About the Jewish Holiday of Purim

March 05 : 04 days till Purim

Did you know that hamantashen are a three cornered pastry filled with poppy seed* that are served on Purim? The cookies are named for the three-cornered hat that Haman wore. In Hebrew, hamantashen are called oznei haman, or Haman’s ears.

*hamantashen can also be filled with different fillings including fruit jams, chocolate, even peanut butter. (check our website for tasty Hamantashen Recipes )

The most festive of Jewish holidays, Purim is a time of prizes, noisemakers, costumes and treats. The Festival of Purim commemorates a major victory over oppression and is recounted in the Megillah, the scroll of the story of Esther. Purim begins at sundown on the 09th of March.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fun fact each day as we countdown to Purim! So stop by again tomorrow or for those with no patience you can visit our Purim celebration for our list of Did You Know? Purim facts.

(March 05) Today we're celebrating. . .  Name Tag Day

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

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Name Tag Day
Ahh yes. Name Tags. Those ubiquitous little stickers found on the lapels of strangers and conventioneers everywhere. And the perfect icebreaker!

To celebrate the day – wear your own name tag* – proudly. This way we are only strangers once.

All this week we will be celebrating our names. So stop back tomorrow for more fun during our week long celebration of names.

*Adults only! This is NOT a day for children! Safety first!

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