Archive for July, 2010

Did You Know? Countdown to Ramadan (07/31)

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Ramadan &
the Islamic Faith

July 31 : 11 days to Ramadan*

Did you know that the Muslim calendar is based on the lunar cycle, which is approximately 11-13 days shorter than the Gregorian calendar?

Did you know that the holiday of Ramadan may fall during any month of the Gregorian calendar?

It takes approximately 35 years for Ramadan to cycle through the entire solar/Gregorian calendar.

Observed by more than one billion Muslims around the world, the month of Ramadan is a time for spiritual purification achieved through fasting, self-sacrifice and prayers. It is also believed to be the month when the Holy Quran was sent down from Heaven as a “guidance unto men, a declaration of direction, and a means of Salvation.” We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Ramadan.* Please join us and stop by again tomorrow.

*Please Note: the first day of fasting in North America is expected to be 08/11. Elsewhere depends where you live.


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(July 31) Today we're celebrating . . .  Feast of Saint Ignatius Loyola

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

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Feast of Saint Ignatius Loyola (Catholic)
The patron saint of my childhood church*, “St. Iggy” was the founder of the “Society of Jesus,” the Catholic religious order know as the Jesuits.

*Saint Ignatius Loyola Parish, Hicksville, New York

Did You Know? Countdown to Ramadan (07/30)

Friday, July 30th, 2010

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Ramadan &
the Islamic Faith

July 30 : 12 days to Ramadan*

Did you know that Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar?

It is also believed to be the month when the Holy Quran was sent down from Heaven as a “guidance unto men, a declaration of direction, and a means of Salvation.”

Our countdown to the Islamic holiday of Ramadan starts today. Observed by more than one billion Muslims around the world, the month of Ramadan is a time for spiritual purification achieved through fasting, self-sacrifice and prayers. We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Ramadan!* So stop by again tomorrow.

*Please Note: the first day of fasting in North America is expected to be 08/11. Elsewhere depends where you live.


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(July 30) This Month we're celebrating . . .  Cell Phone Courtesy Month

Friday, July 30th, 2010


Cell Phone Courtesy Month

“Cell phones were invented to make our lives easier, not more annoying”

We couldn’t let the month pass without bringing attention to a very important cause – Cell Phone Courtesy – because L-rd knows there sure is a lack of common courtesy from cell phone users throughout this country!

Visit the Sprint website for these cell phone courtesy suggestions.

photo credit: via flickr.

(July 29) Today we're celebrating . . .  National Chili Dog Day

Thursday, July 29th, 2010


National Chili Dog Day
It’s Summertime! And whats one of the favorite foods of summer? Why Hot Dogs of course! So today why not “spice up” your life a bit by “spicing up” that hot dog with a little chili? Hmmmm Hmmmm Good!

photo credit: via flickr

Holiday Reminder: Ramadan 2010

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

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Holiday Reminder: Ramadan
The first day of Ramadan (fasting) in North America according to sighting, is expected to be August 11*. (2 weeks)

For more information visit our Ramadan celebration – Ramadan on the Net

(*source: Moonsighting.com)

(July 28) Today we're celebrating . . .  Singing Telegram Day

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010


Singing Telegram Day
On this day in 1933, the first singing telegram was delivered. Enjoy this tradition by sending a singing telegram to someone you love today.

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