Archive for September 1st, 2010
Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Rosh Hashanah &
the Jewish High Holy Days
Sept 01 : 07 days to Rosh Hashanah*
Did you know that Rosh Hashanah has several names by which it is referred to in the Bible, including Yom Teruah (the Day of the Shofar) and Yom Ha-Zikkaron (the Day of Remembrance)?
The name Yom Ha-Zikkaron reminds Jews of their responsibilities as G-d’s chosen people.
Rosh Hashanah begins a 10 day period, known as the High Holy Days or Yamim Nora’im, a time of penitence and prayer that ends with Yom Kippur. Jews worldwide are given these 10 days to repent for their sins and ask G-d for forgiveness.
Chicken Boy’s Birthday
I’ve gotta say this is one of my absolute favorite daily holidays of the year. My admiration for Chicken Boy, and the artist that “saved” him from certain destruction, goes back years and years and years!
And who, or more realistically what, is Chicken Boy you may ask?
Well Shame! Shame! Shame on you, you cultural Luddite!
The beloved Chicken Boy is a pop cultural icon in Los Angeles. Chicken Boy is a 22-foot-tall statue of a boy with a chicken’s head holding a bucket of chicken.
Named for the former restaurant that once shared his name, Chicken Boy was rescued from destruction by a local graphic designer over 20 years ago and now resides proudly once again over the Los Angeles community. Chicken Boy has also been lovingly referred to as the “Statue of Liberty” of Los Angeles.
Visit the official Chicken Boy website for more information (make sure to read the looong story as it’s very humorous) and of course CB gifties galore! And don’t forget to print out your own membership card to become a card carrying “Friend of Chicken Boy.”