Archive for May, 2009

Holiday Invite: Shavuot on the Net

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

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Chag Sameach (Happy Holiday)!

Holidays on the Net invites you to join us for our celebration of the Jewish festival of Shavuot.

Shavuot is celebrated exactly seven weeks after the second day of Passover, which explains the name of the holiday — it literally means “weeks”. Commemorating the ancient harvest of the first fruits, Shavuot also has important religious significance for the Jewish people: The holidays marks the anniversary of G-d giving the Israelites the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai.

Join us at Shavuot on the Net to learn more about the unique religious customs and legends of Shavuot, including the tradition of eating dairy foods. Share the spirit of this early summertime holiday with your children, by making together Shavuot-themed crafts or cooking up a Shavuot feast in your kitchen.

This year, Shavuot will be celebrated from sundown on Thursday, May 28th.

We look forward to seeing you this Shavuot.

Happy Holidays,
Holidays on the Net

Did You Know? Countdown to June 2009 (05/26)

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About the Month of June

May 26 : 06 days till June

Did you know the month of June is named for the Latin word Junius, meaning “of Juno”?

Juno was the principle Roman goddess of marriage and sister/wife of the god Jupiter. In Greek culture, Juno was known as Hera.

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

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(May 26) This month we're celebrating . . .  Gifts From the Garden Month

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009


Gifts From the Garden Month
Discover the treasures in your backyard – or even in your flowerbox garden. Gardening adds beauty to your life and reduces stress.

 

 

 

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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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Did You Know? Countdown to Memorial Day 2009 (05/24)

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

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

May 24 : 1 day to Memorial Day

Did you know that the first state to officially recognize the observance of Memorial Day was New York, in 1873?

Over the next decade, May 30th was adopted by other northern states as their official Memorial Day as well. The southern states, however, honored their Civil War casualties on a different date. The nation did not finally unite behind one Memorial Day until after World War I.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Memorial Day (05/25)! So stop by again tomorrow.

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