Archive for March 21st, 2010
Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore about
the Jewish Holiday of Passover
March 21 : 08 days till 1st night Passover
Did you know that making matzah must be strictly timed?
No more than 18 minutes may pass from the time that the flour and water are mixed together until the time that the matzah is completely baked. If the process takes longer than 18 minutes, the matzah is not deemed Kosher for Passover.
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.
Did You Know?
Facts, Figures &
Folklore About Easter
March 21 : 14 days till Easter
Did you know that Easter is celebrated on the first Sunday following the full moon of the Vernal Equinox?
In Western churches, this can occur any Sunday between March 22nd and April 25th. In Orthodox Churches, Easter usually falls a bit later — between the beginning of April and the beginning of May. The difference in dates is due to varying calculations of when the Vernal Equinox* takes place.
In 2010, Easter will be celebrated on Sunday April 04; this year Orthodox Easter will be also be celebrated on April 04.
*FYI – The Vernal Equinox (arrival of Spring) occured yesterday afternoon (03/20).
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!
The Sign of Aries
Aries is the first sign of the Zodiac and associated with fresh vigor and new beginnings. Individuals born under this sign are thought to have a confident, aggressive, energetic, active, adventurous, enthusiastic, fair, passionate, and pioneering character but one which is also prone to selfishness, boastfulness, intolerance, impulsiveness, and impatience. In terms of anatomy Aries is said to rule the cranium, jaw, facial bones, brain, upper teeth, carotid arteries, and nerve centers. Physically they are said to be tall in stature, and athletic in appearance.*
Aries, the Ram, is the astrological sign which runs from March 21 to April 19.
* source: wikipedia – Aries