Archive for August 14th, 2009

Did You Know? Countdown to Ramadan 2009 (08/14)

Friday, August 14th, 2009


Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Ramadan &
the Islamic Faith

August 14 : 08 days to Ramadan*

Did you know that health experts estimate food consumption actually increases 50 percent during the month of Ramadan?

Did you know that according to a government-run survey in Tunisia, 59 percent of women and 35 percent of men gained weight during Ramadan, despite fasting for some 14 hours a day.

Observed by more than one billion Muslims around the world, the month of Ramadan is a time for spiritual purification achieved through fasting, self-sacrifice and prayers. It is also believed to be the month when the Holy Quran was sent down from Heaven as a “guidance unto men, a declaration of direction, and a means of Salvation.” We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Ramadan.* Please join us!

*Please Note: the first day of fasting in North America is expected to be 08/22. Elsewhere depends where you live.

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(August 14) This weekend we're celebrating . . .  Kool-Aid Days

Friday, August 14th, 2009

Kool-Aid Days
Celebrate that favorite childhood drink in the birthplace of Kool-Aid: Hastings, Nebraska.

Enjoy a festival, parades, rides and games — plus free Kool-Aid all weekend long.

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