Archive for March 13th, 2009

Did You Know? Countdown to St. Patrick’s Day 2009 (03/13)

Friday, March 13th, 2009

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Facts, Figures & Folklore About St. Patrick’s Day

March 13 : 04 days till St. Pat’s Day

Did you know that the Irish celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by wearing shamrocks on their lapels’ and dressing their children up in the colors of the Irish flag: orange, white and green? The green on the flag symbolizes the people of the south, the orange represents the people of the north. The white stands for peace, which brings the green and orange together as a united nation.

Did you know that the shamrock, considered the official plant of Ireland, was viewed as a sacred plant in ancient Ireland? The shamrock symbolized rebirth.

Did you know that in the seventeenth century, the shamrock became a symbol of Irish nationalism? In defending themselves against encroaching English imperialism, many Irish wore a shamrock on their lapel as a symbol of their opposition to English rule.

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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Did You Know? Countdown to Spring (03/13)

Friday, March 13th, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Spring

March 13 : 07 days till Spring begins

Did you know that the Vernal Equinox marks the beginning of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere?

Occurring annually on March 20 or March 21, the Vernal Equinox marks one of two times of the year at which both hemispheres are equal distant from the Sun. So when spring has sprung, day and night are evenly divided into 12 hours periods.

Ah, spring. The snow fades away, the temperatures warm, and the days grow blissfully longer. The lovebirds are happily cooing in their new nests; and the daffodils and tulips are blooming. This year, get yourself ready to spring into springtime with our fun-filled spring trivia.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fun fact each day as we countdown to Spring on March 20th! So stop by again tomorrow.

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(March 13) Today we're celebrating . . .  National Open An Umbrella Indoors Day

Friday, March 13th, 2009

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National Open An Umbrella Indoors Day
We’ve all heard that opening an umbrella indoors is bad luck.  But is it really true? Today’s the day to find out – Open your umbrella indoors and lets see what happens?

Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies. Rivers and seas boiling…Earthquakes, volcanoes…The dead rising from the grave…Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together…

Umm. Maybe its time to close those umbrellas!

 

(I know he’s gone. But it’s such a great pix!)

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