Archive for September, 2010

Holiday Invite: Sukkot on the Net

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Hag Sameach! Happy Holidays!

Holidays on the Net is delighted to invite you to share in our celebration of the festive, nine-day Jewish holiday of Sukkot.

This jubilant celebration, known as Chag Ha’Sukkot or Feast of the Booths, falls on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Tishri, just 5 days after the solemn Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur.

On Sukkot, Jewish families build their sukkah, or hut, in which they eat and sleep for the duration of the holiday. Recalling the impermanent structures that the Israelites lived in as they wandered the desert for 40 years before reaching the Promised Land, Sukkot also has an agricultural significance: celebrating the conclusion of the fall harvest.

Come learn more about the Story of the Sukkot and discover some of the festival’s central traditions, including waving the etrog, lulav and the four species. Get your children involved in the spirit of the holiday, with some fun-filled Sukkot crafts, including making your own sukkah out of PVC pipes.

Sukkot begins at sundown on Wednesday September 22, 2010. I look forward to celebrating with you soon at Holidays on the Net.

Happy Holidays! Hag Sameach!

Did You Know? Countdown to Fall (09/22)

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Fall / Autumn

September 22

Did you know that Fall (Autumn) arrives tonight @ at 11:09PM EDT?

Well It Does!!

(And Spring arrives in the Southern Hemisphere!)

Thanks for joining us as we counted down to Fall.

Happy Fall,
Louie and the Holiday Elves

Join us for our celebration of Fall / Autumn


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Did You Know? Countdown to Sukkot (09/22)

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Sukkot, the Jewish
Feast of Tabernacles

Sept 22 : Sukkot begins tonight
@ sundown

Did you know that the ninth day of Sukkot (the eighth day in Israel) is called Simchat Torah?

On this holiday, the final passage of the Torah, or Five Books of Moses, is read and the first passages of Genesis is begun anew. The holiday is celebrated by calling every person up to the Torah for an “aliyah”, or special blessing over the sacred text. Festive dancing is also common.

Sukkot is a jubilant celebration, known as Chag Ha’Sukkot or Feast of the Booths, which falls just 5 days after the solemn Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur. On Sukkot, Jewish families build their sukkah, or hut, in which they eat and sleep for the duration of the holiday. Recalling the impermanent structures that the Israelites lived in as they wandered the desert for 40 years before reaching the Promised Land.

*Sukkot begins tonight, Wednesday September 22nd, at sundown. Hag Sameach!

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(September 22) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Fall / Autumn

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Fall / Autumn / Autumnal Equinox
Its time for cooler days and colder nights. The trees and gardens will soon be ablaze in reds, yellows, oranges and every color in between.

Its time for apple picking and apple pie. For raking leaves and cool weather gear. For sweaters and hats and a nip in the air. For Halloween costume preparations and holiday baking plans.

Fall (Autumn) arrives tonight at 11:09PM EDT. Welcome Fall, my favorite time for the year!

And to our friends in the Southern Hemisphere – Happy Spring!

More info: Celebration of the Season of Autumn

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Did You Know? Countdown to Fall (09/21)

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Fall / Autumn

Sept 21 : 01 day to Fall

Did you know that pumpkins can grow to be over 1,000 pounds?

The harvesting of pumpkins — which, along with winter squash, are a variety of gourds — is a true harbinger of Autumn.

Many families carve pumpkins as part of their celebrations for Halloween, which falls in the middle of Fall on October 31.

Do you feel that? The crisp morning air is a sure sign that the Fall season is right around the corner. As the days get shorter and the temperatures fall, Autumn heralds its coming with fiery red leaves and bright orange pumpkins. Get yourself ready to fall back into Fall with Holidays on the Net’s fun-filled Autumn trivia. Join us for a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Autumn (Sept 22 @ 11:09 PM EDT)! So stop by again tomorrow.


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Did You Know? Countdown to Sukkot (09/21)

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Sukkot, the Jewish
Feast of Tabernacles

Sept 21 : 1 day till Sukkot*

Did you know that during Sukkot, many devout Jews not only eat all of their meals in their sukkah (singular of sukkot), but sleep there as well?

Did you know that Sukkot is a nine-day holiday everywhere outside of Israel, but in the Jewish homeland, the holiday is only celebrated for eight days?

Sukkot is a jubilant celebration, known as Chag Ha’Sukkot or Feast of the Booths, which falls just 5 days after the solemn Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur. On Sukkot, Jewish families build their sukkah, or hut, in which they eat and sleep for the duration of the holiday. Recalling the impermanent structures that the Israelites lived in as they wandered the desert for 40 years before reaching the Promised Land.

Join us as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Sukkot!

*Sukkot begins Wednesday September 22nd at sundown.

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(September 21) Today we're celebrating . . .  UN International Day of Peace

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010


UN International Day of Peace
This United Nations day commemorates the ideals of peace between and among peoples. The day also supports the concepts of ceasefire and nonviolence.

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