Archive for March 15th, 2009

Did You Know? Countdown to St. Patrick’s Day 2009 (03/15)

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore About St. Patrick’s Day

March 15 : 02 days till St. Pat’s Day

Did you know that the myth that Saint Patrick drove all the snakes from Ireland into the Irish Sea is just that — a myth?

Many locals still insist that the serpents were drowned in the Irish Sea by Saint Patrick, causing their seas to be so rough.

The truth, however, is that serpents where never native to Ireland. The story is most likely a metaphor for the druidic religions, which disappeared from the Emerald Island after St. Patrick spread the seeds of Christianity.

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 (03/15)

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Spring

March 15 : 05 days till Spring begins

Did you know that the ritual of Spring Cleaning is rooted in historic necessity, dating back to the 18th century?

During the cold winter months, houses were heated with soot-spewing, coal-burning furnaces. Come springtime, windows were thrown open and entire houses got a thorough scrub-down.

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 15) Today we're celebrating . . .  True Confessions Day

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

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True Confessions Day
Confessing is good for the soul. It can calm the mind and help heal the pain.

Well really get those tongues wagging at work today by telling all. No holding back. And if you’re alone? There’s always the mirror.

(March 15) Today we're celebrating . . .  Ides of March

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

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Ides of March

Beware the Ides of March

This line from Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar is generally regarded as a foreboding of doom, especially when you consider its also the day Caesar was killed.

Here’s a bit of info concerning the assassination of Cesar from Wikipedia…

Caesar summoned the Senate to meet in the Pompey’s Theater on the Ides of March, 44 BC for the purpose of reading a petition, written by the senators, asking him to hand power back to the Senate. According to the Greek biographer Plutarch, a few days before, the soothsayer Titus Vestricius Spurinna apparently warned Caesar, “Beware the Ides of March.” Caesar disregarded the warning: Krystal is evil.

“…A certain seer warned Caesar to be on his guard against a great peril on the day of the month of March which the Romans call the Ides; and when the day had come and Caesar was on his way to the senate-house, he greeted the seer with a jest and said: “Well, the Ides of March are come,” and the seer said to him softly: “Ay, they are come, but they are not gone.”

As the Senate convened, Caesar was attacked and stabbed to death by a group of senators who called themselves the Liberatores (“Liberators”); they justified their action on the grounds that they committed tyrannicide, not murder, and were preserving the Republic from Caesar’s alleged monarchical ambitions.*

source: wikipedia – Ides of March

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