Archive for February, 2010

(February 28) Today we're celebrating . . .  Purim

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

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The most festive of Jewish holidays, a time of prizes, noisemakers, costumes and treats. The Festival of Purim commemorates a major victory over oppression and is recounted in the Megillah, the scroll of the story of Esther.

Visit our Purim celebration Purim on the Net. For your entertainment we have fun Holiday things for you and your family. We’ve got stories of Queen Esther, King Ahasuerus, Mordechai, and Haman, we’ve got graggers to spin, masks to print and color, costumes to make, and Hamantashan to bake! We hope you find something you like!

(February 28) Today we're celebrating. . .  Holi

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

Holi (Hindu – India)
Holi, also known as the Festival of Colors, is one of the most popular and widely observed Hindu holidays. The springtime festival commemorates the triumph of good over evil in Hindu mythology.

This joyous occasion is marked by happy street demonstrations in which people throw colored powder & water on their fellow celebrants.

Holi, the Festival of Colors, is perhaps best understood as a celebration of the colors of unity and brotherhood – as an opportunity to forget differences. The festival does not recognize distinctions of cast, class, creed, color, status or sex. Holi is about bringing people together: employees and employers, men and women, rich and poor, young and old.*

Holi is celebrated for 2 days.

*Source: Holi – The Hindu Festival of Colors

photo credit: © Poras Chaudhary via flickr.
Visit our Holi Pictures & Slideshows page for more of this photographer’s portfolio of stunning photos of the Holi celebration.

(February 28) Today we're celebrating . . .  National Tooth Fairy Day

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

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National Tooth Fairy Day
I know its been a while, but can you remember back to the first time your teeth fell out? Ahhh, the joy. The innocence. That exciting jingle of change, those sweet crisp bills, and the blind faith that your piggy bank would just keep growing each time you left one of your teeth under your pillow. What bliss!

Well today lets give a shout out to our favorite fairy (or at least until Gay Pride weekend). For no one does the dental nightshift quite like that fairy we call Tooth.

Did You Know? Countdown to Purim (02/28)

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

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Did You Know?
February 28

It’s Purim!!
Purim began last night @ sundown

Thanks for joining us as we counted down to Purim.

Chag Purim Sameach,
Louie and the holiday elves

(February 27) Tonight we're celebrating . . .  Purim

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

Purim (Jewish – begins at sundown)
The most festive of Jewish holidays, a time of prizes, noisemakers, costumes and treats. The Festival of Purim commemorates a major victory over oppression and is recounted in the Megillah, the scroll of the story of Esther.

Visit our Purim celebration Purim on the Net. We’ve got stories of Queen Esther, King Ahasuerus, Mordechai, and Haman, we’ve got graggers to spin, masks to print and color, costumes to make, and Hamantashan to bake! We hope you find something you like!

Did You Know? Countdown to Purim (02/27)

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore About the Jewish Holiday of Purim

Feb 27 : Purim begins tonight @ sundown

Did you know that on Purim, children dress up in costume for Purim parades and carnivals?

Traditional fare includes little Queen Esthers. Of course, modern day revelers also dress up as Disney Princesses and Super Heroes.

Related link: Easy to Make Purim Costumes

The most festive of Jewish holidays, Purim is a time of noisemakers, costumes and tasty treats. The Festival of Purim commemorates a major victory over oppression and is recounted in the Megillah, the scroll of the story of Esther. Purim begins tonight @ sundown (Saturday February 27).

(February 27) Today we're celebrating . . .  Open That Bottle Night

Saturday, February 27th, 2010


Open That Bottle Night
Seize the moment tonight and pop open that bottle of bubbly that you have been saving for a special occasion. Stop letting your finest red gather dust as you wait for the perfect moment. Nothing can be more perfect than celebrating the here and now, so grab your corkscrew and a pair of glasses! Salut!

 

 

 

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