Archive for September 5th, 2010

Did You Know? Countdown to Labor Day (09/05)

Sunday, September 5th, 2010

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Labor Day (US)

Sept 05 : 01 day to Labor Day

Did you know that the first state to adopt an official celebration of Labor Day was Oregon, which did so in l887?

Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York quickly followed suit, passing similar laws later that year.

By 1894, 23 more states had adopted Labor Day and Congress had passed a federal law declaring the first Monday in September a legal holiday.

Labor Day in America is a day to remember and pay tribute to the contributions made by the country’s workers and laborers. Join us as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Labor Day in the US!

Labor Day will be celebrated on Monday September 06, 2010.

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Did You Know? Countdown to Rosh Hashanah (09/05)

Sunday, September 5th, 2010

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Rosh Hashanah &
the Jewish High Holy Days

Sept 05 : 03 days to Rosh Hashanah*

Did you know that the Jewish month of Elul immediately precedes Tishrei, the month in which the High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur fall?

The month of Elul is considered a “warming up” period of reflection and repentance, during which special selichot, or forgiveness, services are recited daily.

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.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Rosh Hashanah and the Jewish High Holy Days. Please join us!

*Rosh Hashanah 5771 begins at sundown on Wednesday September 08, 2010.

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(September 05) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Be Late For Something Day

Sunday, September 5th, 2010

Be Late For Something Day
Life getting you down? Too much stress and strain in your life? Don’t worry about deadlines today. About time cards. About the clock.

Take a little more time for yourself today. Don’t worry. You’ll get there when you get there!

photo credit: ms_quarantine via flickr

(September 05) Today we’re observing . . .  Laylat-al-Qadr (Night of Power)

Sunday, September 5th, 2010


Laylat-al-Qadr (Lailat ul Qadr, Lailat-ul Qadr – Night of Power)
The Muslim holiday of Laylat-al-Qadr known in English as the Night of Power, falls during the month of Ramadan and marks one of the most significant historical events in all of Islam.

Laylat-al-Qadr marks the night that the prophet Muhammad received his first Divine Revelation, which contained the first verses of the Quran.

Source: Ramadan on the Net – Laylat-al-Qadr: The Night of Power

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