Archive for February 7th, 2010

Did You Know? Countdown to Valentine's Day (02/07)

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Valentine’s Day

Feb. 07 : 07 Days to V’Day

Did you know that men spend an average of $156.22 on Valentine’s Day gifts, flowers and cards?

Women, by contrast, spend just $85.08. But if even $8 sounds like a budget buster to you, don’t worry: Romance doesn’t have to cost a fortune on Valentine’s Day. In fact, it doesn’t have to cost anything at all. Consider packing up a romantic picnic of leftovers and sparkling apple cider, or writing a heartfelt love poem.

February 14th is Valentines Day – a worldwide celebration of love and romance, marked by giving red roses and chocolate hearts or by sending valentines. Join us as we present a new “Did You Know?” fun fact each day as we countdown to Valentine’s Day, the day of love!

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Did You Know? Countdown to Chinese New Year (02/07)

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
about the Chinese New Year

Feb. 07 : 07 Days to Chinese NY

Did you know that preparation for the Chinese New Year begins the month before with a special day known as the Sweeping of the Grounds?

Chinese fastidiously clean their homes and business in preparation of the holiday. They also hang red scrolls on their gates to usher in good fortune.

From Bangkok to New York’s Chinatown, the Chinese New Year is the pinnacle celebration for billions of Chinese people around the world. The Chinese New Year is the most important and elaborate holiday in Chinese culture. More than any other Chinese holiday, the New Year stresses the importance of familial ties. Whether it’s family gatherings or citywide celebrations, the New Year is a time rich in traditions and ancient superstitions

The holiday begins on February 14th, 2010, the New Moon on the first day of the Chinese New Year, and continues for 15 days, through the end of the full moon.

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(February 07) Today we're celebrating. . .  Wave All Your Fingers At Your Neighbors Day

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

02072007q.jpgWave All Your Fingers At Your Neighbors Day
“It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood, A beautiful day for a neighbor, Would you be mine, Could you be mine, … Won’t you be my neighbor.”

Ahh yes the neighbors. No one warned you about the neighbors who came with your house. And now your stuck with them. There’s the busybody, the physco, the cat lady, and that weird old guy*. How come on TV all the neighbors are young, sexy, and friendly?

Well today’s the day to put aside all the animosity and say hello. That’s right, just wave that hand and say “Hi Neighbor!”

*weird old guy – that’s the one I’m aiming for!

Lyrics to Mr. Roger’s “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” after the jump

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