Archive for March 10th, 2009

(March 10) Today we're celebrating . . .  Purim

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Purim (began yesterday at sundown)
The most festive of Jewish holidays, 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.

Visit our Purim celebration Purim on the Net. For your entertainment we have fun Holiday things for you and your family. We’ve got stories of Queen Esther, King Ahasuerus, Mordechai, and Haman, we’ve got graggers to spin, masks to print and color, costumes to make, and Hamantashan to bake! We hope you find something you like!

Celebrating the first flowers of (almost) Spring

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

With Spring a little more than a week away, what better way to begin the celebration by sharing these early signs of the season! The purple crocus’ just bloomed today!

Enjoy.

Purple Crocus’

Winterhazel

Crocus

Hellebore

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Did You Know? Countdown to St. Patrick’s Day 2009 (03/10)

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

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Did You Know? Facts, Figures & Folklore About St. Patrick’s Day March 10 : 07 days till St. Pat’s Day

Did you know that St. Patrick’s Day is the Roman Catholic feast honoring Ireland’s patron saint, St. Patrick? The holiday is also an international celebration of Irish history and heritage.

Did you know that St. Patrick is believed to have died in Ireland on March 17, 461 C.E.? The anniversary of his death is now the day on which St. Patrick’s Day feast is celebrated.

Celebrating the patron saint of Ireland, its said that on St. Patrick’s Day everyone is Irish! The day is celebrated worldwide with shamrocks, parades and green beer!

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fun fact each day as we countdown to St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th! So stop by again tomorrow or for those with no patience you can visit our St. Patrick’s Day celebration for our list of Did You Know? St. Patrick’s Day facts.

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