Archive for March 16th, 2010

Did You Know? Countdown to St. Patrick's Day (03/16)

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

diduknow-blog

Did You Know? Facts, Figures & Folklore About St. Patrick’s Day March 16 : 01 day till St. Pat’s Day

Did you know that there are 34 million U.S. citizens claiming Irish ancestry?

That’s nearly ten times the population of Ireland today, which has 3.9 million people. Since 1820, 4.8 million Irish have legally immigrated to the U.S.

Did you know that Irish Americans are the second most numerous ethnic group in the United States?

Only four other countries (Germany, Italy, Mexico and the United Kingdom) have sent more native-born residents to U.S. shores.

Celebrating the patron saint of Ireland, its said that on St. Patrick’s Day everyone is Irish! The day is celebrated worldwide with shamrocks, parades and green beer!

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fun fact each day so join us as we countdown to St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th!

Signup for our Did You Know? Holiday Countdown emails or follow us on Twitter – twitter.com/holidaysnet (@holidaysnet)

Did You Know? Countdown to Passover (03/16)

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

diduknowpass

Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore about
the Jewish Holiday of Passover

March 16 : 13 days till 1st night Passover

Did you know that the holiday of Passover is celebrated for eight days?

In Israel, the holiday is one day shorter- just one week long.

Did you know that the Hebrew word for Passover is Pesach?

Like the English name for this holiday, Pesach means passing over, and refers to G-d’s sparing of the firstborn Jewish males during the 10th Plague, which smote all firstborns in Egypt.

Spring has arrived and with it comes the eight-day Jewish holiday of freedom. It’s time to clean out your chametz, open up a box of matzah and set up for your seder. So join us for our Did You Know? countdown to Passover, which begins at sundown on Monday March 29, 2010.

Signup for our Did You Know? Holiday Countdown emails or follow us on Twitter – twitter.com/holidaysnet (@holidaysnet)

(March 16) Today we're celebrating . . .  Lips Appreciation Day

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Lips Appreciation Day
Ah those lips. The lovely frames for your pearly whites. You’ve spent a fortune on your teeth and now its time to do something good for your lips.

And lets not forget kissing is always a great way to celebrate your lips!

photo credit: via flickr

© 2014 Holidays on the Net Designed and Maintained by Studio Melizo