International Women’s Day
Today is a day dedicated to all women, especially working women. Celebrated on the anniversary of the 1857 march by female garment workers in New York, this day also marks the first international conference of women, held in Finland in 1910.
Archive for March 8th, 2009
Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore About the Jewish Holiday of Purim
March 08 : 01 day till Purim
Did you know that Purim is one of the only Jewish holidays not commanded in the Torah? The holiday can trace its roots to the Talmudic period. The earliest known celebration of Purim was in the 2nd century CE.
Did you know that the Book of Esther is the only holy Jewish book that does not ever mention G-d’s name?
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.
Check Your Batteries Day
On this first day of Daylight Savings Time, what better time than today to check all your battery operated devices and replace the batteries in those that need to be.
Its especially important to check the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.
Daylight Savings Time
Well its that time of the year again. Time to “Spring Forward” with Daylight Savings Time. So at 2AM tonight (or 2AM Sunday morning) set your clocks ahead 1 hour, to 3AM.
Daylight Savings Time ends the first Sunday of November, which would be the 1st (2009).