Archive for October, 2010

Did You Know? Countdown to Days of the Dead (10/29)

Friday, October 29th, 2010

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore About Mexico’s
Days of the Dead
(Los Dias De Los Muertos)

Oct 29 : 03 days till DOD

Did you know that Mexicans believe that spirits return to the Earth during the Days of the Dead to be with their families?

Angelitos, or little angel spirits, are believed to come on November 1, while adult spirits visit on November 2.


Los Dias de los Muertos (Days of the Dead), is a traditional Mexican holiday honoring the dead. It is celebrated every year at the same time as Halloween and the Christian holy days of All Saints Day and All Souls Day. Unlike the modern-day interpretation of Halloween, Los Dias de los Muertos is neither morbid nor gloomy but rather a festive remembrance of those who have departed.

Los Dias de los Muertos, which is celebrated November 01st & 2nd, can also be referred to as (the singular) El Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).

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(October 29) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Frankenstein Friday

Friday, October 29th, 2010

Frankenstein
Frankenstein Friday
Honoring the “mother” and “father” of Frankenstein, Mary Shelly and Boris Karloff.

(For this and other Halloween coloring pictures visit our Halloween celebration – Halloween on the Net)

(October 29) Today we’re celebrating . . .  The Internet’s Birthday

Friday, October 29th, 2010

Internet’s Anniversary
Happy Birthday 2 U
Happy Birthday 2 U
Happy Birthday Al Gore’s lil darling
Happy Birthday 2 U
!!

40 years ago today the first connection was made between remote computers at UCLA and Stanford Research Institute in which bits of data was transferred.

This connection would lead to ARPNET, the forbearer of the Internet.

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Did You Know? Countdown to November (10/29)

Friday, October 29th, 2010

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About the Month of November

Oct 29 : 03 days till November

Did you know that topaz is the birthstone for the month of November?

The golden brown to yellow colored stone is one of the hardest minerals in nature. The extremely rare blue topaz is produced by heating and irradiating clear crystals.

Join us as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to the month of November!

Sources: Daily Holidays on the Net, Holidaypedia: November

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Holiday Reminder : Thanksgiving (US)

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

 

Holiday Reminder : Thanksgiving (US), will be celebrated in 4 weeks – Thursday November 25, 2010.

Visit our holiday celebration for more information, tasty recipes and easy crafts – Thanksgiving on the Net

Did You Know? Countdown to Halloween (10/28)

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Halloween

Oct 28 : 03 days till Halloween

Did you know that if you have young children, Halloween is undoubtedly an important landmark in your fall holiday schedule?

From the costumes, to the crafts to the trick-or-treating, kids love Halloween. Why not capitalize on their affection by hosting your own Halloween bash? Here are some suggestions for how to make your kids’ Halloween party a spooktacularly good time!

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 Days of the Dead (10/28)

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore About Mexico’s
Days of the Dead
(Los Dias De Los Muertos)

Oct 28 : 04 days till DOD

Did you know that in pre-Hispanic times, the Mexican people were often buried directly underneath their homes, representing Mexican’s deep and personal ties with their dead?

This connection is reflected in the Mexican holiday of El Dìa de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, which is an opportunity for Mexicans to remember and pay tribute to their deceased loved ones.

Los Dias de los Muertos (Days of the Dead), is a traditional Mexican holiday honoring the dead. It is celebrated every year at the same time as Halloween and the Christian holy days of All Saints Day and All Souls Day. Unlike the modern-day interpretation of Halloween, Los Dias de los Muertos is neither morbid nor gloomy but rather a festive remembrance of those who have departed.

Los Dias de los Muertos, which is celebrated November 01st & 2nd, can also be referred to as (the singular) El Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).

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