Archive for March, 2009

Did You Know? Countdown to Easter 2009 (03/30)

Monday, March 30th, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Easter

March 30 : 13 days till Easter

Did you know that religion historians believe that the holiday of Easter originated with the pagan festival of Eastre, a Saxon celebration of spring and fertility?

The April holiday included a number of the same springtime rituals and symbols that today feature in Christianity’s celebration of Easter. Included among these are the rabbit and the egg, both ancient Pagan symbols of fertility.

Easter is the time of springtime festivals, a time to welcome back the Tulips, the Crocuses and the Daffodils. A time for Christians to celebrate the life, death and resurrection of Christ. And a time of chocolate bunnies, marshmallow chicks, and colored eggs!

So join our Easter festivities as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Easter on April 12th!

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(March 30) Today we're celebrating . . .  Grass Is Always Browner on the Other Side of the Fence Day

Monday, March 30th, 2009


Grass Is Always Browner on the Other Side of the Fence Day*
Here’s to those who are happily satisfied and have chosen to look no further than their own relationships, their jobs, and their lives for greener pastures.

*Or is it?

Did You Know? Countdown to Easter 2009 (03/29)

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore About Easter

March 29 : 14 days till Easter

Easter is the time of springtime festivals, a time to welcome back the Tulips, the Crocuses and the Daffodils. A time for Christians to celebrate the life, death and resurrection of Christ. And a time of chocolate bunnies, marshmallow chicks, and colored eggs!
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Did you know that Easter is celebrated on the first Sunday following the full moon of the vernal equinox?

In Western churches, this can occur any Sunday between March 22nd and April 25th. In Orthodox Churches, Easter falls a bit later — between the beginning of April and the beginning of May. The difference in dates is due to varying calculations of when the vernal equinox takes place.

In 2009, Easter will be celebrated on Sunday April 12; Orthodox Easter will be celebrated on April 19.

So join our Easter festivities as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day and countdown to Easter on April 12th!

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Did You Know? Countdown to Passover 2009 (03/29)

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore about the Jewish Holiday of Passover

March 29 : 10 days till 1st night Passover

Did you know that before Passover can begin, one must thoroughly clean their house and rid it of all chametz, or leavened bread products?

Counter tops must be bathed in bleach, couch cushions must be overturned, and cooking surfaces must be burned clean. Even everyday plates, glasses and silverware must be put away and replaced with special ones just for Passover. This Jewish version of Spring Cleaning typically takes several weeks to complete.

Spring has arrived and with it comes the eight-day Jewish holiday of freedom. It’s time to clean out your chametz, open up a box of matzah and set up for your seder. So join our Passover festivities to learn all about this pinnacle holiday in the Jewish calendar.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to the first night of Passover on April 08th (begins at sundown)! So stop by again tomorrow.

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Did You Know? Countdown to April 2009 (03/29)

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore about the Month of April

March 29 : 03 days till April

Did you know that the daisy is the official flower of the month of April?

This cheerful flower brightens any flower garden and makes a wonderful addition to any indoor vase arrangement. There are dozens of varieties of daises, but the most popular the African Daisy and the Shasta Daisy.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to the the month of April! So stop by again tomorrow.

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(March 29) Today we're celebrating . . .  National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

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National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day
Celebrating all the Mom and Pop businesses throughout the country, as well as the husbands and wives who have put their life, love, and souls into their businesses.

(March 28) Tonight we're observing . . .  Earth Hour

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

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Earth Hour

Earth Hour is an annual international event created by the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature/World Wildlife Fund), held on the last Saturday of March, that asks households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights and electrical appliances for one hour to raise awareness towards the need to take action on climate change. It was pioneered by WWF Australia and the Sydney Morning Herald in 2007, and achieved worldwide participation in 2008.

Earth Hour will next take place on Saturday, March 28, 2009 at 8:30 pm, local time.*
 

More info: Earth Hour

*source: wikipedia – Earth Hour

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