Archive for October 4th, 2010

Did You Know? Countdown to Diwali (11/04)

Monday, October 4th, 2010

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Diwali, the Hindu
Festival of Light

Nov 04 : 01 day to Diwali

Did you know that one out of every seven people on the planet is a Hindu living in India?

The majority of Hindus live in India, although there are also significant Hindu populations in Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Fiji, African, Europe and North America. About one million Hindus live in the United States, for example.

Diwali, or the “festival of lights” is celebrated by Hindus across India and the huge Hindu diaspora spread all over the world. This multi-day festival, whose name literally means “row of lighted lamps“, is celebrated with great fervor and enthusiasm and is the most important Hindu festival on the annual calendar. Join us as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Diwali.

Diwali begins Friday November 05, 2010.


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(October 04) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Child Health Day

Monday, October 4th, 2010


Child Health Day
Since 1928, Child Health Day has been issued by Presidential Proclamation to raise awareness and draw national attention to children’s health issues.

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