Archive for June, 2010

Did You Know? Countdown to Independence Day (06/24)

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About America’s Independence

June 24 : 10 days to July 4th

Did you know that Independence Day is one of ten federal holidays?

The other federal holidays are New Years Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Independence Day Day (07/04)! So stop by again tomorrow.


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(June 24) Today we're celebrating. . .  Celebration of the Senses

Thursday, June 24th, 2010


Celebration of the Senses
Experience and stimulate as you celebrate the five senses: taste, touch, scent, sight, and sound.

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(June 23) Today we're celebrating . . .  Let It Go Day

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Let It Go Day
Free yourself from all negative thoughts and worries. Its time to let them go and allow the positive into your life in order to heal yourself.

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Holiday Invite: Independence Day on the Net

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

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Happy Independence Day!

Holidays on the Net is delighted to invite you to share in our online celebration of America’s birthday. On July 4, 1776, nine of the twelve colonies attending the Continental Congress voted to approve the Declaration of Independence — and a nation was born!

Help your children get into the spirit of our nation by enjoying one of our craft projects. Or brush up on your knowledge of American history, with our articles on the Pledge of Allegiance, the American flag and the Declaration of Independence. Also be sure to enjoy a little red, white and blue trivia with our Did You Know? Facts and Figures about July 4th.

Are you planning to host or attend a 4th of July cookout (would it be July 4th if you didn’t?!) Be sure to peruse all our great grill recipes — plus our patriotic pastries, like Mom’s Favorite Apple Pie.

Perhaps you are planning a trip to our nation’s capital for Independence Day? Be sure to visit one of the national monuments and memorials — there is no better way to celebrate the country’s history and heroism. Or how about visiting one of America’s 400 national parks? They are the perfect place to get in touch with the beauty and bounty of the United States.

Of course, nothing says 4th of July like an awesome fireworks display. And if you don’t mind doing a little holiday driving, you might be able to catch one of the nation’s eight best Independence Day pyrotechnic shows.

On Sunday, July 4th, 2010, America will be celebrating its 233rd birthday. We look forward to sharing with you one of the biggest parties yet!

Happy Holidays,
Holidays on the Net

Holiday Reminder: US Independence Day

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

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Holiday Reminder:
America’s Birthday / US Independence Day / July 4th will be celebrated in 13 days, Sunday, 07/04!

(June 22) Today we're celebrating . . .  Stupid Guy Thing Day

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010


Stupid Guy Thing Day
You know all those dumb things guys do? Today’s the day to call them to task for it all!

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What Happens If July 4th Lands on a Weekend?

Monday, June 21st, 2010

We’ve been asked that since July 4th falls on a weekend this year, what is the policy about getting the following Monday (July 5th) off from work for a 3 day weekend.

According to Wikipedia, Federal employees should get Monday the 5th off. But for state/local and private business employees its at their employers discretion.

From Wikipedia: Federal Holidays

If a holiday falls on a Saturday it is celebrated the preceding Friday; if a holiday falls on a Sunday it is celebrated the following Monday. Most, but not all, states and most private businesses also observe a Sunday holiday on the following Monday. It is less common, however, for a state or private business to observe a Saturday holiday on the preceding Friday. Some states and private businesses may observe it then, a few may observe it on Monday, and some may not observe the holiday at all in those years. In particular, banks that close on Saturdays do not observe a holiday when it falls on Saturday.

*This post has been updated for 2010

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