Archive for March, 2009

Did You Know? Countdown to Passover 2009 (03/26)

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

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

March 26 : 13 days till 1st night Passover

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 us for our Did You Know? countdown to the start of Passover, which begins at sundown on April 08th, 2009

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Did you know that Passover celebrates the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt?

On a broader level, the holiday also marks the birth of the Jewish nation, whose journey began with Moses leading them across the Red Sea and culminates with G-d* giving them the Torah on Mount Sinai fifty days later?

(*BTW – Did you know that Jews do not write the name G-d or L-rd? It has to do with the commandment about taking G-d’s name in vain. It is believed that if the name was written on a piece of paper and the paper was crumpled, discarded, or destroyed it would be considered a sin.).

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 (03/26)

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

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

March 26 : 06 days till April

Did you know that April is the first full month of Spring?

The month is marked by a renewal of natural life, with hibernating animals coming out of their burrows, birds returning from their winter migration, flowers and trees blossoming, and bees beginning to gather nectar.

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 26) Today we're celebrating . . .  Make Up Your Own Holiday Day

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

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Make Up Your Own Holiday Day
Ever wanted your own holiday? Have you dreamed of the world celebrating a ME day?

Well not much is going on today and now here’s your chance. Make up your own holiday today and celebrate.

(Oh Yeah and make sure to tell your friends and family, or it’ll be a kinda quiet celebration!)

Did You Know? Countdown to April 2009 (03/25)

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

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

March 25 : 07 days till April

Did you know that April was originally the second month, not the fourth month, of the year?

In the early Roman calendar, the month was referred to as Aprilis, likely derived from the Roman word for “to open” — perhaps referring to the opening of spring flowers.

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 25) Today we're celebrating . . .  Pecan Day

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

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Pecan Day
Why should that damn peanut get all the attention? Always looking smug in his top hat, spats and monocular.

Well its time for that tastier cousin, Pecan, to take his place in your life.

Lets look at the facts – peanuts basically make peanut butter. Whoopdie Do!

Ah – but the Pecan is part of such wondrous and tasty delights as Pecan Pie and Pralines and Cream Ice Cream! (Yum Yum!)

And while we’re at it – today’s the anniversary of the planting of Pecan trees at George Washington’s Mount Vernon home by none other than George himself. Oh, and those trees? Why they were a gift from Thomas Jefferson!

Maybe it’s time to send that peanut packing back to Jimmy Carter, cause its pecan time now!

White House Easter Egg Roll

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

The White house has just released details of the 2009 White House Easter Egg Roll.

The annual White House Easter Egg Roll will be held on Monday, April 13, 2009, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the South Lawn of the White House.

For the first time, tickets for the Easter Egg Roll will be distributed online so that more children and families from across the United States have the opportunity to experience this event. Tickets will no longer be distributed on the Ellipse the weekend before the event. Tickets and more information about the ticketing process will be available through www.whitehouse.gov/eastereggroll beginning on Thursday, March 26th.

This year’s theme, “Let’s go play”, encourages America’s youth to lead healthy and active lives. The White House will open the South Lawn to children age ten and under, along with their families, to enjoy sports, cooking classes, live musical performances, storytelling and the traditional Easter egg roll.

Souvenir White House Eggs

Visit the National Park Foundation online to purchase your 2009 White House Easter Egg Roll souvenir eggs. Do not miss a historic opportunity to purchase this commemorative item. Each wooden egg is expertly crafted, painted, and includes the signatures of the President and First Lady. Order your souvenir White House Easter Eggs at www.nationalparks.org/WhiteHouseEasterEgg.

White House website: Easter Egg Roll

photo credit: via flickr

(March 24) Today we're celebrating . . .  American Diabetes Association Alert Day

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009


American Diabetes Association Alert Day
Today is a wake-up call. Do you know if you are at risk of developing diabetes? Learn the warning signs, risk factors and treatment options.

 

photo credit: American Diabetes Assoc – via flickr

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