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Did You Know? Countdown to Purim (02/26)

Friday, February 26th, 2010

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

Feb 26 : 01 day till Purim

Did you know that hamantashen are a three cornered pastry filled with poppy seed that are served on Purim?

The cookies are named for the three-cornered hat that Haman wore. In Hebrew, hamantashen are called oznei haman, or Haman’s ears. (Hamantashen recipes).

The most festive of Jewish holidays, Purim is 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. Purim begins at sundown on Saturday the 27th of February.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fun fact each day as we countdown to Purim! So stop by again tomorrow.

(February 26) Today we're celebrating . . .  For Pete's Sake Day

Friday, February 26th, 2010

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For Pete’s Sake Day
Enquiring minds want to know: Who the hell is Pete and why should we care?

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