Archive for November 2nd, 2010

Holiday Invite: Diwali on the Net

Tuesday, November 2nd, 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 Diwali (11/02)

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010


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

Nov 02 : 03 days to Diwali

Did you know that Hinduism is the third largest religion, with over one billion adherents?

Christianity and Islam outpace Hinduism in worldwide numbers with 2.1 billion Christians and 1.5 billion Muslims.

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 02) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Plan Your Epitaph Day

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

11022009edPlan Your Epitaph Day
Is a forgettable epitaph a fate worse than death?

“That’s All Folks!”
The Man of a Thousand Voices
Mel Blanc
(voice of Bugs Bunny)

Leave your mark after you’re gone with a memorable and intelligent epitaph and leave them missing you even more.

(November 02) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Election Day (US)

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Election Day (US)

Vote early, vote often.

Well, not really often, but you definitely want to get out and vote today in the US General Election.

photo credit: via flickr

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