Archive for March, 2010

Did You Know? Countdown to Easter (03/31)

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures &
Folklore About Easter

March 31 : 04 days till Easter

Did you know that in Greece, children and adults alike play an egg cracking game called tsougrisma on Easter?

Players attempt to crack their eggs against their friend’s egg; the last person with an un-cracked egg is considered the lucky one. The Greeks traditionally dye their eggs red, symbolizing the blood and passion of Christ.

Easter is the time of springtime festivals, a time to welcome back the Tulips, Crocuses and Daffodils. A time for Christians to celebrate the life, death and resurrection of Christ. And a time of chocolate bunnies, marshmallow chicks, and colored eggs! Join our Easter festivities as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day and countdown to Easter on April 04th!

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(March 31) Today we’re celebrating . . .  National “She’s Funny That Way” Day

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010


National “She’s Funny That Way” Day
How do the women in your life make you laugh? Pay tribute to the female funny bone today by making a list of the top five things your favorite funny ladies do to make you laugh.

Did You Know? Countdown to Passover (03/30)

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

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Did You Know?
March 30

It’s Passover!!*

Thank you for joining us as we counted down to Passover.

Chag Sameach,
louie and the holiday elves

*Passover began last night at sundown

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Did You Know? Countdown to Easter (03/30)

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

diduknow-easterblog

Did You Know?
Facts, Figures &
Folklore About Easter

March 30 : 05 days till Easter

Did you know that the trumpet shape of the Easter Lily is considered symbolic of the heralding of Jesus on his triumphant entry into Jerusalem?

Biblical scholars also tell us that lilies may have grown in the Garden of Gethsemane, where Judas betrayed Jesus.

Did you know that 95 percent of the world’s Easter Lilies are produced by just ten growers along the California-Oregon border?

Known as the Easter Lily Capital of the World, this area sees more than 15 million lily bulbs planted each year to meet the Easter demand.

Easter is the time of springtime festivals, a time to welcome back the Tulips, Crocuses and Daffodils. A time for Christians to celebrate the life, death and resurrection of Christ. And a time of chocolate bunnies, marshmallow chicks, and colored eggs! Join our Easter festivities as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day and countdown to Easter on April 04th!

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(March 30) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Passover

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Passover (Jewish)
Today is the 1st day of Passover (Pesach – which began last night). The 8 day observance commemorates the freedom and exodus of the Israelites (Jewish slaves) from Egypt during the reign of the Pharaoh Ramses II.

A time of family gatherings and lavish meals called Seders, the story of Passover is retold through the reading of the Haggadah. With its special foods, songs, and customs, the Seder is the focal point of the Passover celebration.

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(March 29) Tonight we're celebrating . . .  Passover

Monday, March 29th, 2010


Passover (Jewish)
Tonight is the 1st night of Passover, the 8 day observance commemorating the freedom and exodus of the Israelites (Jewish slaves) from Egypt during the reign of the Pharaoh Ramses II.

A time of family gatherings and lavish meals called Seders, the story of Passover is retold through the reading of the Haggadah. With its special foods, songs, and customs, the Seder is the focal point of the Passover celebration.

Join us for our Passover celebration – Passover on the Net

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Holiday Invite: Passover on the Net

Monday, March 29th, 2010

passoverinvitePesach Sameach! Happy Passover!

Holidays on the Net is delighted to invite you to celebrate the Jewish holiday of freedom with us this year.

For our Jewish readers, the impending arrival of Pesach means it’s time to rid your home of chametz, stock up on endless boxes of matzah and start planning your Passover seders. Whether you are in charge this year of cleaning or cooking, we’ve got you covered with in-depth how-to articles.

Looking for a new kosher for Passover dessert? Want to spice up your traditional charoset recipe? Look no further. And while you’re at it, be sure to check out our article on non-traditional Passover cooking, including meat-free and low-fat recipes. Yes, it is possible to make it through eight days of Passover without gaining 10 pounds!

Holidays on the Net even has some modern feminist twists on this ancient holiday to share with those of you looking to create some new traditions this year. Of course, if you think you know all there is to know about Passover, you can test your acumen over at our newest feature: Did You Know? It’s chockfull with seventeen facts and figures about Pesach.

Perhaps you are not very familiar with the story and significance of Passover. We welcome you to join us as we uncover the secrets of the seder plate; the significance behind the parable of the Four Sons; and just what Kosher for Passover means anyway!

Do you have young children at home? Help them get ready for the holiday by practicing the Four Questions or enjoying one of the fun activities in our expanded Passover crafts section.

Please take a few minutes to tune into our newest feature: Real Audio Passover, which includes new lectures on preparing for the holiday and understanding its religious significance. And finally, don’t forget to wish your family and friends a Happy Passover with one of our free e-cards.

Passover begins at sundown Monday March 29, 2010. Join us at our celebration – Passover on the Net.

Hag Kasher v’Samech (A Happy and Kosher Passover),

Louie and the Elves
Holidays on the Net

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