Archive for March 25th, 2010

Did You Know? Countdown to Passover (03/25)

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

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

March 25 : 04 days till 1st night Passover

Did you know that the centerpiece of the Passover Seder is the Seder plate?

This special plate contains five symbolic foods, which remind participants of the bitterness of slavery and the exaltation of exile.

Haroset (Charoset) is a mixture of walnuts, apple, cinnamon and red wine that symbolizes the mortar used by Jewish slaves who laid Pharaoh’s bricks.

Beitzah or egg is a symbol of rebirth.

Zroa is the shank bone, which represents the sacrificial lamb offering.

Karpas is a symbol of spring, usually represented by celery or parsley; the karpas is dipped in salt water to symbolize the tears of the Jewish slaves.

Maror or bitter herbs, most typically grated horseradish, represents the bitterness of slavery.

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.

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Did You Know? Countdown to Easter (03/25)

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures &
Folklore About Easter

March 25 : 10 days till Easter

Did you know that the most popular treat to hide inside an Easter egg is jellybeans?

Americans consume more than 16 billion of them at Easter — enough to circle the circumference of the globe three times!

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 25) Today we're celebrating . . .  Pecan Day

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

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Pecan Day
Why should that damn peanut get all the attention? Always looking smug in his top hat, spats and monocular.

Well its time for that tastier cousin, Pecan, to take his place in your life.

Lets look at the facts – peanuts basically make peanut butter. Whoopdie Do!

Ah – but the Pecan is part of such wondrous and tasty delights as Pecan Pie and Pralines and Cream Ice Cream! (Yum Yum!)

And while we’re at it – today’s the anniversary of the planting of Pecan trees at George Washington’s Mount Vernon home by none other than George himself. Oh, and those trees? Why they were a gift from Thomas Jefferson!

Maybe it’s time to send that peanut packing back to Jimmy Carter, cause its pecan time now!

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