Archive for September, 2009

Holiday Invite : Sukkot on the Net

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

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Hag Sameach! Happy Holidays!

Holidays on the Net is delighted to invite you to share in our celebration of the festive, nine-day Jewish holiday of Sukkot.

This jubilant celebration, known as Chag Ha’Sukkot or Feast of the Booths, falls on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Tishri, just 5 days after the solemn Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur.

On Sukkot, Jewish families build their sukkah, or hut, in which they eat and sleep for the duration of the holiday. Recalling the impermanent structures that the Israelites lived in as they wandered the desert for 40 years before reaching the Promised Land, Sukkot also has an agricultural significance: celebrating the conclusion of the fall harvest.

Come learn more about the Story of the Sukkot and discover some of the festival’s central traditions, including waving the etrog, lulav and the four species. Get your children involved in the spirit of the holiday, with some fun-filled Sukkot crafts, including making your own sukkah out of PVC pipes.

Sukkot begins at sundown on Friday October 02nd. I look forward to celebrating with you soon at Holidays on the Net.

Happy Holidays! Hag Sameach!

Louie and the Holiday Elves
Holidays on the Net

Did You Know? Countdown to Sukkot 2009 (09/30)

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Sukkot, the Jewish
Feast of Tabernacles

Sept 30 : 2 days till Sukkot

Did you know that in addition to its Biblical roots, Sukkot is also an agricultural holiday?

The festival praises and offers thanksgiving to G-d for the bounty of the fall harvest. Among the rituals of Sukkot is the daily waving of the lulav and etrog, or the “four species“, evoking joy over the final fruit harvest. The ritual is also symbolic of G-d’s divine rule over nature.

Sukkot is a jubilant celebration, known as Chag Ha’Sukkot or Feast of the Booths, which falls on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Tishri, just 5 days after the solemn Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur.

On Sukkot, Jewish families build their sukkah, or hut, in which they eat and sleep for the duration of the holiday. Recalling the impermanent structures that the Israelites lived in as they wandered the desert for 40 years before reaching the Promised Land, Sukkot also has an agricultural significance: celebrating the conclusion of the fall harvest.

Join us as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Sukkot! Sukkot begins Friday October 02nd at sundown. So stop by again tomorrow.

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Did You Know? Countdown to October 2009 (09/30)

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

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

Sept 30 : 01 day to October

Did you know that Canadian Thanksgiving and Halloween are both celebrated in October?

These fall holidays are rich in symbols of the season, including the pumpkin — a gourd harvested throughout the autumn months.

Join us as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to the month of October! So stop by again tomorrow.

Sources: Daily Holidays on the Net, Holidaypedia: October


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(September 30) Today we're celebrating . . .  National Women's Health and Fitness Day

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009


National Women’s Health and Fitness Day
Today’s the day to work up a sweat. Join in one of 700 events around the country marking the annual celebration of women’s health and fitness.

Did You Know? Countdown to Sukkot 2009 (09/29)

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Sukkot, the Jewish
Feast of Tabernacles

Sept 29 : 3 days till Sukkot

Did you know that the Jewish festival of Sukkot is known in English as the Feast of Booths or the Feast of Tabernacles?

The holiday is named after the impermanent hut-like structures (sukkot) that Moses and Israelites built and lived in as they wandered in the desert for 40 years — after leaving Egypt before reaching the Promised Land.

Sukkot is a jubilant celebration, known as Chag Ha’Sukkot or Feast of the Booths, which falls on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Tishri, just 5 days after the solemn Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur.

On Sukkot, Jewish families build their sukkah, or hut, in which they eat and sleep for the duration of the holiday. Recalling the impermanent structures that the Israelites lived in as they wandered the desert for 40 years before reaching the Promised Land, Sukkot also has an agricultural significance: celebrating the conclusion of the fall harvest.

Join us as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Sukkot! Sukkot begins Friday October 02nd at sundown. So stop by again tomorrow.

Signup for our Did You Know? Holiday Countdown emails or follow us on Twitter – twitter.com/holidaysnet (@holidaysnet)

Did You Know? Countdown to October 2009 (09/29)

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

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

Sept 29 : 02 days to October

Did you know that former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt was born on October 11th?

The First Lady was the niece of the 26th President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, who also had an October birthday (October 27th).

Other former presidents with October birthdays include John Adams (October 30th) and Jimmy Carter (October 1st).

Join us as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to the month of October! So stop by again tomorrow.

Sources: Daily Holidays on the Net, Holidaypedia: October


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(September 29) This month we're celebrating . . .  Hispanic Heritage Month

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009


Hispanic Heritage Month (09/15-10/15)
This national holiday celebrates the cultural contributions of America’s citizens of Hispanic origin. The month began September 15, in honor of the Independence Day for five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Guatemala.

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