Archive for April 11th, 2009

Did You Know? Countdown to Easter 2009 (04/11)

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Easter

April 11 : Easter Even, Holy Saturday
01 day till Easter

Did you know that over one billion Easter eggs are hunted every year in America?

The most popular (or at least the most televised) Easter egg hunt is the one held at the White House. President Hayes hosted the first White House egg hunt in 1878, launching a tradition that has continued to this day.

President and First Lady Obama will sponsor their first Easter egg hunt on April 13, 2009. The event — themed as “Let’s Go Play” — is intended to encourage America’s youngsters to lead active, healthy lives.

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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(April 11) Today we're celebrating . . .  International “Louie Louie” Day

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

International “Louie Louie” Day
Rock out to one of the greatest songs of all time on the birthday of its composer, Richard Barry. “Louie Louie” has been recorded more than any other rock song in history.

 

Click here to listen to “Louie Louie” (Last.fm)

(April 11) Today we're celebrating . . .  Easter Even

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

Easter Even / Holy Saturday / The Great Sabbath (Christian)
The Saturday before Easter and last day of Holy Week.

In Roman Catholic Churches, the altar is either stripped completely bare or coloured in violet, while the administration of the sacraments is severely limited. Holy Communion is given only as Viaticum. All Masses are strictly prohibited. No Mass at all appears in the liturgy for this day, nor for the preceding day, Good Friday. Many of the churches of the Anglican Communion observe most of the same traditions, however their altars are usually stripped or coloured in black.*

* source: wikipedia – Holy Saturday

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