Archive for May 25th, 2009

Did You Know? Countdown to Shavuot 2009 (05/25)

Monday, May 25th, 2009

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

May 25 : 3 days to Shavuot begins

Did you know that the holiday of Shavuot commemorates the giving of the Ten Commandments to Moses on Mount Sinai?

This is the seminal event in the formation of the Jewish people.

Shavuot is the Jewish holiday celebrating the harvest season in Israel. Shavuot also commemorates the anniversary of the giving of the Ten Commandments to Moses and the Israelites at Mount Sinai. Stop by again as we’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Shavuot (sundown 05/28).

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Did You Know? Countdown to Memorial Day 2009 (05/25)

Monday, May 25th, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Memorial Day

May 25 : It’s Memorial Day!

Did you know that since 2000, Congress has called on Americans to observe a Memorial Day moment of silence at 3 p.m. local time?

This annual resolution is intended to reconnect Americans with the solemnity of Memorial Day.

 
For more info:  Memorial Day (U.S.)

Thanks for joining us for our “Did You Know?” count down to Memorial Day.

Happy Memorial Day!
Louie and the Holiday Elves

 

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(May 25) Today we're observing . . .  Memorial Day

Monday, May 25th, 2009

Memorial Day (US) A United States federal holiday commemorating the men and women who have died in military service to their country.

The day is also celebrated as the traditional start of summer with BBQs, picnics and parades.

 

For more info : Memorial Day

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