Archive for October 1st, 2009

Did You Know? Countdown to Sukkot 2009 (10/01)

Thursday, October 1st, 2009


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

Oct 01 : 1 day1 till Sukkot

Did you know that during Sukkot, many devout Jews not only eat all of their meals in their sukkah (singular of sukkot), but sleep there as well?

Did you know that Sukkot is a nine-day holiday everywhere outside of Israel, but in the Jewish homeland, the holiday is only celebrated for eight days?

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 (10/01)

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Did You Know?
October 01

It’s October!

Thanks for joining us as as we counted down to the month of October. Hope you have a good month and come back and join us again for next month’s Did You Know countdown!

Happy October,
Louie and the Holiday Elves

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It's October!

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Welcome October.

With its cool days and even cooler nights. With the trees beginning their change into robes of red, yellow and gold. And with one of the best holidays of the year – Halloween!

And we’ve got all month to get ready for tricks and treats, jack o’lanterns, and those sweet, sweet bags of Halloween candy. Milky Ways, Toostie Rolls, and Candy Corn anyone? (yes I really do like candy corn!)

October, the 10th month of the year, was originally the eight month of the year (“octo” means eight).*

Days: 31
Birthstone: Opal
Flower: Calendula
Season: Fall
Horoscope: Libra, Scorpio

And you know, any month that features “Its the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” has got to great!

Welcome October. My favorite month of the whole year!

*source: Daily Holdiays on the Net

(October 01) Today we're celebrating . . .  World Vegetarian Day

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

World Vegetarian Day
Celebrate the contributions and benefits of vegetarianism to animals, humans and the planet.




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