Archive for November, 2009

Did You Know? Countdown to Thanksgiving 2009 (11/24)

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures &
Folklore about the Pilgrims
& America’s Thanksgiving

Nov 24 : 02 days till Thanksgiving

Did you know that it has become tradition for US Presidents to issue a pardon to the White House Thanksgiving Turkey?

Since about 1947 the National Turkey Federation has presented the President of the United States with one (and in recent years – two) live turkey(s) in a ceremony known as the National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation.

The live turkeys are pardoned and live out the rest of their days on a farm or, since 2005, sent to either Disneyland in California or Walt Disney World in Florida, where they serve as the honorary grand marshals of Disney’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

While it is commonly believed that this pardoning tradition began with President Harry Truman in 1947, the Truman Library has been unable to find any evidence for this. The earliest Thanksgiving Presidential Pardon on record is with President George H. W. Bush in 1989

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.

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(November 24) Today we're celebrating . . .  Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009


Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day
Everybody has at least one thing they truly excel at it. Flaunt your talent gifts today.

Did You Know? Countdown to Thanksgiving 2009 (11/23)

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures &
Folklore about the Pilgrims
& America’s Thanksgiving

Nov 23 : 03 days till Thanksgiving

Did you know that US Presidents issue an annual Thanksgiving Proclamation?

While President George Washington was the first US President to issue a Thanksgiving Proclamation, subsequent Presidents did not necessarily follow that custom.

In 1863 President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be celebrated on the final Thursday of November. In 1939 President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared that Thanksgiving would be celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November and in 1941 the US Congress passed a law officially establishing the celebration of Thanksgiving as the fourth Thursday in November.

Related: 2008 US Presidential Thanksgiving Proclamation (George W. Bush)

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.

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(November 23) This week we’re celebrating . . .  National Teens Don’t Text and Drive Week

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

National Teens Don’t Text and Drive Week
Help prevent accidents and save lives during one of the busiest traffic weeks of the year by raising awareness about the dangers of texting while driving.

This national campaign is specially directed at teens, who have the statistically highest rates of this potentially deadly pastime.

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Did You Know? Countdown to Thanksgiving 2009 (11/22)

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures &
Folklore about the Pilgrims
& America’s Thanksgiving

Nov 22 : 04 days till Thanksgiving

Did you know that while there are many “Thanksgiving Day” parades held across the country, the most famous has to be the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City?

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is held annually every Thanksgiving Day and is televised nationally by NBC. The parade features parade floats with specific themes, scenes from Broadway plays, large balloons of cartoon characters and TV personalities, and high school marching bands.

The float that traditionally ends the Macy’s Parade is the Santa Claus float, the arrival of which is an unofficial sign of the beginning of the Christmas season.

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.

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(November 22) This week we're celebrating . . .  National Game and Puzzle Week

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009


National Game and Puzzle Week
A week for bringing the family together through playing games, doing puzzles, and generally spending quality family time together.

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Did You Know? Countdown to Thanksgiving 2009 (11/21)

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures &
Folklore about the Pilgrims
& America’s Thanksgiving

Nov 21 : 05 days till Thanksgiving

Did you know that there are at least three American towns named after Thanksgiving dinner’s main course?

There’s Turkey, Texas, with 496 residents; Turkey Creek, Louisiana, with 357 residents, and Turkey, North Carolina, with 267 residents. There are also eight places and townships named Cranberry, and 20 places named Plymouth, after the location of the first Thanksgiving.

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.

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

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