Archive for April 6th, 2009

Did You Know? Countdown to Passover 2009 (04/06)

Monday, April 6th, 2009

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

April 06 : 02 days till 1st night Passover

Did you know that during the seder, participants must drink four cups of wine (grape juice may be substituted)?

An extra cup is set out on the table for the Jewish prophet Elijah, who is said to visit every Passover seder.

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 Easter 2009 (04/06)

Monday, April 6th, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Easter

April 06 : 06 days till Easter

Did you know that Palm Sunday is also known as Passion Sunday in many Orthodox churches?

Palm Sunday celebrates the triumphant entry of Jesus in Jerusalem, commemorated in many churches by processionals of parishioners who hold palm leaves tied to crosses. The Orthodox church view this as a solemn day of reflection since it portents Jesus’ death just five days later. The term passion is used in Christian parlance to refer to the suffering of Jesus on the Cross.

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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(April 06) Today we're celebrating . . .  Tartan Day

Monday, April 6th, 2009


Tartan Day
Celebrate Scottish culture on the anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath (1320).

 

 

 

 

 

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