Archive for January 1st, 2010

Holiday Invite: New Year on the Net

Friday, January 1st, 2010

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Happy New Year!

Holidays on the Net is delighted to invite you to our rockin’ New Year’s celebration! Join us as we sing Auld Lang Syne and set our New Year’s resolutions.

Come read up on the story of the New Year, including the fact that the holiday used to be celebrated on March 1st, not January 1st! (In fact, there are a number of cultures until today that do not celebrate New Year’s on the 1st of January!)

Get pumped for New Year’s Eve with our article on Times Square and an historical timeline of the famous ball drop. Discover culinary New Year’s traditions from around the world, from osechi-ryori in Japan to Black Eyed Peas.

Learn fun New Year’s facts in our Did You Know feature article, including: Did you know that New Year’s celebrations date back over 4,000 and that the original Babylonians used to party for eleven days straight?

And finally, share the New Year’s cheer by sending a free ecard to your family and friends! I look forward to welcoming you to our New Year’s party and to raising a glass to toast a happy, healthy and wealthy new year! Cheers!

Happy New Year!

Did You Know? New Years Day 2010 (01/01/10)

Friday, January 1st, 2010

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Did You Know?
January 01, 2010

It’s New Years Day!!

Thank you for joining us as we counted down to New Years Day 2010!

Happy New Year,
Louie and the Holidays Elves

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

Friday, January 1st, 2010

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures &
Folklore about Kwanzaa

Jan. 01 : Seventh Day of Kwanzaa

Did you know today is the seventh and final day of Kwanzaa?

On the seventh day the black candle is lit, then the farthest left red, the farthest right green, the next red candle, the next green, the final red and then the final green candle. This represents the 7th principle of KwanzaaImani (ee-MAH-nee): Faith.

The seventh principle is discussed. The family shares the Unity cup and all seven candles are extinguished. Kwanzaa is over.

Kwanzaa is a 7 day festival celebrating the African American people, their culture and their history. It is a time of celebration, community gathering, and reflection. A time of endings and beginnings. Kwanzaa begins on December 26th and continues until New Years Day, January 1st.

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(January 01) Today we're celebrating . . .  New Years Day 2010

Friday, January 1st, 2010

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New Years Day
The world’s most widely celebrated holiday, New Year’s Day marks the beginning of the Gregorian calendar. New Year’s Day is a national holiday in the United States and most other countries.

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(January 01) Today we're celebrating. . .  The 7th, and Final, Day of Kwanzaa

Friday, January 1st, 2010

The 7th Day of Kwanzaa
The 7th, and last day, of a week long festival celebrating the African American people, their culture and their history.

On the seventh day the black candle is lit, then the farthest left red, the farthest right green, the next red candle, the next green, the final red and then the final green candle. This represents the 7th principle of Kwanzaa – Imani (ee-MAH-nee): Faith.

source: Kwanzaa on the Net – Seven Days of Celebration

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