Archive for September, 2009

(September 24) Today we're celebrating . . .  National Punctuation Day

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

09272007npd.jpgNational Punctuation Day
Commas, and semi-colons, and explanation marks. Oh my!

A day to appreciate the lowly punctuation mark.

So in honor of the day vow never again to ignore the ” , ” or ” * ” or even the mighty ” . “!

(September 23) Today we're celebrating . . .  Libra

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Libra
Libra is the seventh astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Libra. In astrology, Libra is considered a “masculine”, positive (extrovert) sign.

Did You Know? Countdown to Fall 2009 (09/22)

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

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

September 22

Did you know that Fall (Autumn) arrives this afternoon at 5:18PM EDT?

Well It Does!!

(And Spring arrives in the Southern Hemisphere!)

Thanks for joining us as we counted down to Fall.

Happy Fall,
Louie and the Holiday Elves


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(September 22) Today we're celebrating . . .  Fall / Autumn

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Fall / Autumn / Autumnal Equinox
Its time for cooler days and colder nights. The trees and gardens will soon be ablaze in reds, yellows, oranges and every color in between.

Its time for apple picking and apple pie. For raking leaves and cool weather gear. For sweaters and hats and a nip in the air. For Halloween costume preparations and holiday baking plans.

Fall (Autumn) arrives this afternoon at 5:18PM EDT. Welcome Fall, my favorite time for the year!

And to our friends in the Southern Hemisphere – Happy Spring!

photo credit: Roger Lynn via flickr

Did You Know? Countdown to Fall 2009 (09/21)

Monday, September 21st, 2009

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

Sept 21 : 01 day1 to Fall

Did you know that pumpkins can grow to be over 1,000 pounds?

The harvesting of pumpkins — which, along with winter squash, are a variety of gourds — is a true harbinger of Autumn.

Many families carve pumpkins as part of their celebrations for Halloween, which falls in the middle of Fall on October 31.

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 21) Today we're celebrating . . .  National Woman Road Warrior Day

Monday, September 21st, 2009

National Woman Road Warrior Day
Salute the stamina and tenacity of America’s traveling businesswomen.

(September 20) Today we're celebrating . . .  Eid-Al-Fitr

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

Eid-Al-Fitr / Eid ul-Fitr / EID (Celebrating the Fast – Islamic)
Almost two billion Muslims around the world celebrate Eid ul-Fitr (eed al-fitter), the three-day festival commonly known as “Eid.” “Eid ul-Fitr” literally means the feast of the breaking/to break the fast. The holiday marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting and is a culmination of the month-long struggle towards a higher spiritual state.

Eid-Al-Fitr began last night at sunset

source: Ramadan on the Net - Eid ul-Fitr

photo credit: EID Prayers – Ashish T via flikr

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