Archive for September, 2010

(September 30) Tonight we’re celebrating . . .  Simchat Torah

Thursday, September 30th, 2010


Simchat Torah (begins at sundown – Jewish)
The final day of the holiday of Sukkot, Simchat Torah is a Jewish holiday, which translates literally to the Joy of the Torah. The holiday marks the end of the annual cycle of reading the Jewish Bible and the beginning of the new cycle. In Israel, Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah are celebrated simultaneously.

(September 30) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Shemini Atzeret

Thursday, September 30th, 2010


Shemini Atzeret (began last night at sundown – Jewish)
Literally translated as the “eighth day of the assembly”, this Jewish holiday marks the ending of the Feast of Tabernacles, or Sukkot.

More info: Sukkot on the Net: Shemini Atzeret

BTW – Tonight at sundown begins the Jewish holiday of Simchat Torah.

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(September 29) Tonight we’re celebrating . . .  Shemini Atzeret

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010


Shemini Atzeret (begins at sundown – Jewish)
This Jewish holiday commemorates the end of Sukkot. In ancient Israel, this holiday marked the start of the rainy season.

More info: Sukkot on the Net: Shemini Atzeret

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(September 29) Today we’re celebrating . . .  National Women’s Health & Fitness Day

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010


National Women’s Health and Fitness Day
Today’s the day to work up a sweat. Join in one of 700 events around the country marking the annual celebration of women’s health and fitness.

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(September 28) Today we’re celebrating . . .  National Good Neighbor Day

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

National Good Neighbor Day
To have good neighbors, one must be a good neighbor. Reach out to your neighbors today by starting a tradition of sharing this day together.

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(September 27) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Ancestor Appreciation Day

Monday, September 27th, 2010


Ancestor Appreciation Day
A day for learning about and honoring your family’s ancestors.

(September 26) Today we’re observing . . .  Gold Star Mother’s Day

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

Gold Star Mother’s Day
Since World War I, the Gold Star Mothers Club has provided support to mothers that lost sons or daughters while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.

On the last Sunday in September, America honors its bereaved mothers in a very special Mother’s Day.

More info: Mother’s Day on the Net: Gold Star Mother’s Day

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