Archive for October 27th, 2010

Holiday Invite: Diwali on the Net

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010


Happy Diwali!

Holidays on the Net is delighted to invite you to our holiday celebration – Diwali on the Net – celebrating the five-day Hindu Festival of Lights.

Whether with modest oil lamps or awesome firework displays, the Diwali festival illuminates Hindu homes and businesses for five spectacular days.

Come join us as we share some of the ancient mythology practiced on each of the fives days of the Diwali, including the pinnacle third day when families light their traditional diyas (oil lamps). Learn more about the origin of this ancient festival and then savor some of the sugary treats that are traditionally served during Diwali.

If you are interested in investigating more about the Hindu religion, let our introduction to Hinduism get your started. Just don’t forget to test your knowledge with our fun Did You Know? Diwali feature.

Diwali begins Friday November 05, 2010.

Wishing you a prosperous and peaceful Diwali.

Happy Diwali,

Louie and the Holiday Elves

Did You Know? Countdown to Halloween (10/27)

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010


Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Halloween

Oct 27 : 04 days till Halloween

Did you know that there are more than 2,500 costume rental shops across the country?

If rental isn’t for you, consider some more frugal options: making a costume at home with materials you already have on hand or check out garage sales, thrift shops and your local Craigslist for costume sales.

The holiday of Halloween dates back to the Dark Ages. Once truly spooky traditions have morphed over the years into much more light-hearted (but still mischievous) celebrations. Here is a fun look at some of the facts and folklore that describe how All Hallows Eve came to be celebrated as Halloween. Join us for a new Did You Know? each day as we count down to Halloween.

Halloween will be celebrated on Sunday October 31st.

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Did You Know? Countdown to Diwali (10/27)

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010


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

Oct 27 : 09 days to Diwali

Did you know that there are five days of Diwali, each with its own unique traditions and mythologies?

The third day is the pinnacle of the festival, when families light their oil lamps (divas, diyas) to illuminate the world with knowledge.

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 27) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Cranky Co-Workers Day

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Cranky Co-Workers Day
As if that pain-in-the-cubicle next to yours really needed another excuse to annoy the hell out of you! OY!

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