Archive for June 26th, 2009

Holiday Invite: Independence Day on the Net

Friday, June 26th, 2009

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Happy Independence Day!

Holidays on the Net is delighted to invite you to share in our online celebration of America’s birthday. On July 4, 1776, nine of the twelve colonies attending the Continental Congress voted to approve the Declaration of Independence — and a nation was born!

Help your children get into the spirit of our nation by enjoying one of our craft projects. Or brush up on your knowledge of American history, with our articles on the Pledge of Allegiance, the American flag and the Declaration of Independence. Also be sure to enjoy a little red, white and blue trivia with our Did You Know? Facts and Figures about July 4th.

Are you planning to host or attend a 4th of July cookout (would it be July 4th if you didn’t?!) Be sure to peruse all our great grill recipes — plus our patriotic pastries, like Mom’s Favorite Apple Pie.

Perhaps you are planning a trip to our nation’s capital for Independence Day? Be sure to visit one of the national monuments and memorials — there is no better way to celebrate the country’s history and heroism. Or how about visiting one of America’s 400 national parks? They are the perfect place to get in touch with the beauty and bounty of the United States.

Of course, nothing says 4th of July like an awesome fireworks display. And if you don’t mind doing a little holiday driving, you might be able to catch one of the nation’s eight best Independence Day pyrotechnic shows.

On Saturday, July 4th, 2009, America will be celebrating its 233rd birthday. We look forward to sharing with you one of the biggest parties yet!

Happy Holidays,
Holidays on the Net

 

 

Did You Know? Countdown to Independence Day 2009 (06/26)

Friday, June 26th, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About America’s Independence

June 26 : 08 days to July 4th

Did you know that on the first Independence Day, commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the US had consisted of 13 colonies under the rule of England’s King George III?

At the time, there were approximately 2.5 million people living in those 13 colonies. This 4th of July, there will more than 304 million people in the United States.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Independence Day Day (07/04)! So stop by again tomorrow.


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Did You Know? Countdown to July 2009 (06/26)

Friday, June 26th, 2009

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

June 26 : 05 days to July

Did you know that the month of July is named for Julius Ceasar?

The Roman Senate named the month “Julius” in honor of the Roman Emperor. Ceasar was born in July in the year 100 B.C.E. While July is the seventh month on the Gregorian calendar, it was considered the fifth month of the Roman calendar. Before being named Julius, July was called “Quintilis” by the Romans, which means “fifth”.

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

Sources: Daily Holidays on the Net,  Holidaypedia: July

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(June 26) Today we're celebrating . . .  Take Your Dog to Work Day

Friday, June 26th, 2009


Take Your Dog to Work Day
Celebrate the companionship of man’s best friend and promote adoption of rescue dogs from animal shelters.

 

 

 

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