Archive for November, 2009
Charles Schulz (cartoonist-Peanuts)
One of America’s most influential cartoonists, the late Charles Schulz is most famous for his comic strip “Peanuts” and its beloved characters including Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Pig Pen and of course Snoopy.
Along with the comic strip Schulz also created 2 of the best television holiday specials ever – “A Charlie Brown Christmas ” and “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown”.
Today is a special day for us “Charlie Browniacs” and join us as we celebrate with a little music, specifically what has become the signature tune of the Peanuts TV specials – “Linus and Lucy.” Here is a nice interpretation of the tune by the group The Divine Comedy. Enjoy.
Earlier today President Obama officially pardoned the White House Thanksgiving Turkeys “Courage” and “Carolina”. Joined by his daughter Sasha and Malia, the President continued the tradition of pardoning the White House Thanksgiving Turkeys. The turkeys will live the rest of their lives at Disneyland.
Holidays on the Net is delighted to invite you to partake in our cornucopia of Thanksgiving celebrations.
To get you in the Thanksgiving mood, come learn about the very first Thanksgiving, the freedom-seeking Pilgrims, and the quintessential symbol of Thanksgiving: the turkey. You might also be interested to learn about the traditions of Canadian Thanksgiving, which our neighbors to the north celebrate in October.
When it comes time to cook, you will definitely want to visit our tutorial on how to roast a turkey. In fact, we have plenty of recipes, decorating tips and craft ideas to make your Thanksgiving table extra special. We think you will especially enjoy our countdown of the Top Seven Stuffing Recipes.
And finally, don’t forget to stop by our fun Did You Know Thanksgiving feature, where you can test your knowledge of Thanksgiving trivia.
However you are celebrating Thanksgiving this year, we know you will find something to be thankful for over at Holidays on the Net. We look forward to seeing you there!
Louie and the Holiday Elves
Did You Know?
Facts, Figures &
Folklore about the Pilgrims
& America’s Thanksgiving
Nov 25 : 01 day till Thanksgiving
Did you know that for many Native American people, Thanksgiving is cause for mourning rather than celebration?
Although the First Thanksgiving included the Pilgrims’ Native American neighbors, that spirit of cooperation did not last long between the native people and the colonists.
The land and lives of the native people were pillaged and destroyed countless times during the early history of the United States of America. Racism and bigotry persist until this day. As a result, Thanksgiving has taken on greater historical significance for many Native Americans, who view that First Thanksgiving as the beginning of centuries of oppression and discrimination.
Related: The National Day of Mourning
Thanksgiving Day in America is a time to offer thanks, a time for family gatherings and holiday meals. A time of turkeys, stuffing, and pumpkin pie. A time for Indian corn, holiday parades and giant balloons. We are delighted to invite you to partake in our Thanksgiving celebration. Our table is full this year, but we always have room for one more! So join us for a new Did You Know? each day as we count down to Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving will be celebrated on Thursday November 26th.
photo credit: via flickr
The White House has released the Presidential Proclamation for Thanksgiving Day, 2009
Thanksgiving Day, 2009
By the President of the United States of America
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim Thursday, November 26, 2009, as a National Day of Thanksgiving. I encourage all the people of the United States to come together, whether in our homes, places of worship, community centers, or any place where family, friends and neighbors may gather, with gratitude for all we have received in the past year; to express appreciation to those whose lives enrich our own; and to share our bounty with others.
Full text of Thanksgiving Day 2009 Presidential Proclamation