Archive for March 16th, 2009

Did You Know? Countdown to Spring (03/16)

Monday, March 16th, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Spring

March 16 : 04 days till Spring begins

Did you know that there might even be a connection linking Spring Cleaning to Passover?

For centuries, Jewish families have prepared for this festival of freedom by scouring their homes and ridding them of chametz, or leavened bread products. On Passover, only matzah and other non-leavened products may be consumed.

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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Did You Know? Countdown to St. Patrick’s Day 2009 (03/16)

Monday, March 16th, 2009

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

March 16 : 01 day till St. Pat’s Day

Did you know that there are 34 million U.S. citizens claiming Irish ancestry?

That’s nearly ten times the population of Ireland today, which has 3.9 million people. Since 1820, 4.8 million Irish have legally immigrated to the U.S.

Did you know that Irish Americans are the second most numerous ethnic group in the United States? Only four other countries (Germany, Italy, Mexico and the United Kingdom) have sent more native-born residents to U.S. shores.

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!

This is our last “Did You Know?” fun fact as we counted down to St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th). Visit our St. Patrick’s Day celebration for our full list of Did You Know? St. Patrick’s Day facts.

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(March 16) Today we're celebrating . . .  Lips Appreciation Day

Monday, March 16th, 2009

Lips Appreciation Day
Ah those lips. The lovely frames for your pearly whites. You’ve spent a fortune on your teeth and now its time to do something good for your lips.

And lets not forget kissing is always a great way to celebrate your lips!

photo credit: via flickr

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