Archive for September 17th, 2009

Did You Know? Countdown to Rosh Hashanah 2009 (09/17)

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Rosh Hashanah &
the Jewish High Holy Days

Sept 17 : 01 day to Rosh Hashanah

Did you know that on the first two nights of Rosh Hashanah, families and friends customarily gather for a holiday meal?

Traditional foods include apples dipped in honey, round challot, carrots, pomegranates, and dates.

Rosh Hashanah begins a 10 day period, known as the High Holy Days or Yamim Nora’im, a time of penitence and prayer that ends with Yom Kippur. Jews worldwide are given these 10 days to repent for their sins and ask G-d for forgiveness.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Rosh Hashanah and the Jewish High Holy Days. Please join us!

Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on Friday September 18, 2009.

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Did You Know? Countdown to Fall 2009 (09/17)

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Fall / Autumn

Sept 17 : 05 days to Fall

Did you know that the Autumnal Equinox marks the start of Fall in the Northern Hemisphere?

On the Equinox, which can occur on September 21, 22 or 23, the Sun crosses the celestial equator and day and night are equal in length.

In the Southern Hemisphere, the September Equinox marks the beginning of Spring.

Do you feel that? The crisp morning air is a sure sign that the Fall season is right around the corner. As the days get shorter and the temperatures fall, Autumn heralds its coming with fiery red leaves and bright orange pumpkins. Get yourself ready to fall back into Fall with Holidays on the Net’s fun-filled Autumn trivia. Join us for a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Autumn! So stop by again tomorrow.


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(September 17) This week we're celebrating . . .  Constitution Day / Constitution Week

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

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Constitution Day / Constitution Week
On this day in 1787, the U.S. Constitution Convention adopted the Constitution, which established and outlined the three branches of the federal government.

Also known as Constitution Day, this holiday was established by a Congressional Act in 2004. The Constitution has been amended twenty-seven times since then, including the Bill of Rights, which were the first ten amendments.

Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, Constitution Week, 2009 Presidential Proclamation

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

The White House has released President Obama’s Presidential Proclamation for Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, Constitution Week, 2009

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…THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim September 17, 2009, as Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, and September 17 through September 23, 2009, as Constitution Week. I encourage Federal, State, and local officials, as well as leaders of civic, social, and educational organizations, to conduct ceremonies and programs that celebrate our Constitution and reaffirm our rights and obligations as citizens of our great Nation.

 

 

Read the full text: Presidential Proclamation – Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, Constitution Week, 2009

National Hispanic Heritage Month 2009 Presidential Proclamation

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

The White House has released President Obama’s Presidential Proclamation for National Hispanic Heritage Month 2009

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…THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim September 15 through October 15, 2009, as National Hispanic Heritage Month. I call upon public officials, educators, librarians, and all the people of the United States to observe this month with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs.

Read the full text: Presidential Proclamation – National Hispanic Heritage Month

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