Archive for November 1st, 2010

On the First Night of Chanukah My True Love Gave to Me . . . 

Monday, November 1st, 2010

. . .  8 days of Chanukah Video Highlights – a new video every day!

We hope you’ll enjoy these fun, interesting, and we hope entertaining, holiday clips to help celebrate the holiday. Enjoy a new one each day of the holiday

A Chanukah Video Highlight

In Honor of the First Night of Chanukah

“Light One Candle” (Don’t Let the Light Go Out)
Peter, Paul and Mary
RIP Mary.
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Remember – You can check out a new holiday video each day right here or check out our Chanukah Video page for past video highlights.

Holiday Reminder : Chanukah (Hanukah, Hanukkah)

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Holiday Reminder : Chanukah, the eight-day Jewish festival of lights, begins in 1 month – sundown December 01, 2010.

Visit our holiday celebration for more info, fun and easy crafts, and tasty holiday recipes – Chanukah on the Net

Holiday Invite: Days of the Dead / Los Dias de los Meurtos

Monday, November 1st, 2010

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Feliz Dias de los Muertos!
Happy Days of the Dead!

Mexico’s joyful Days of the Dead are celebrated November 01 & 02, and Holidays on the Net is delighted to invite you to join our celebration.

Come learn why this spooky-sounding holiday is actually anything but scary. Uncover the history of Los Dias de los Muertos and its celebration of dearly beloved — and departed — spirits. You can also delve into the rituals and traditions of this national holiday, such as setting up little alters called ofrendas and decorating them with sugar skulls and handmade skeletal figures called calacas. Before you leave, don’t forget to test your knowledge with our Did You Know trivia feature.

We look forward to celebrating Los Dias de los Meurtos with you!

Feliz Dias de los Muertos,
Louie and the Holiday Elves

Did You Know? Countdown to Days of the Dead (11/01)

Monday, November 1st, 2010

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

November 01

Did you know that the Days of the Dead are actually a three-day celebration, beginning the evening of October 31 and culminating on November 3?

The Mexican holiday coincides with America’s Halloween, and many of the traditions have melded across the border. The holiday is also rooted in the Mexican people’s strong Catholic faith, which celebrates All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day on November 1st and 2nd.


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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Did You Know? Countdown to Diwali (11/01)

Monday, November 1st, 2010

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

Nov 01 : 04 days to Diwali

Did you know that Hinduism is the world’s oldest religion, with its sacred texts dating back to the middle of the 6th century BCE?

Many historians believe that the early Hindu practices can be dated as far back as the 10th century BCE.

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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(November 01) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Days of the Dead

Monday, November 1st, 2010

11012006.jpgDays of the Dead (Los Dias de los Muertos)
A traditional Mexican holiday honoring the dead. Los Dias de los Muertos is not a sad time, but instead a joyous time of remembering friends, family and loved ones who have passed.

It is celebrated every year at the same time as Halloween and the Christian holy days of All Saints Day and All Souls Day (November 1st and 2nd). Some areas celebrate the holiday for one day, while other celebrate for 2 days.

Visit our Los Dias de los Muertos (the Days of the Dead) website for more.

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Did You Know? Countdown to November (11/01)

Monday, November 1st, 2010

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Did You Know?
November 01

It’s November!!

Thanks for joining us as we counted down to the month of November!

Happy November,
Louie and the Holiday Elves

Sources: Daily Holidays on the Net, Holidaypedia: November

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