Archive for November 4th, 2010

Statement by President Obama on Diwali

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

The White House has released a statement from the President in honor of the Hindu celebration of Diwali.

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Statement by the President on Diwali

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Tomorrow, Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and some Buddhists, here in America and around the world, will celebrate the holiday of Diwali – the festival of lights. This is a day when members of some of the world’s oldest religions celebrate the triumph of good over evil. Last year, I marked this holiday as many will this weekend – by lighting the Diya, or lamp. This lamp symbolizes the victory of light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance.

Diwali is a time for celebration, but it is also a time for reflection – a time when we must remember that there are always others less fortunate then ourselves. This holiday reminds us all that we should commit ourselves to helping those in need. For many, this is also a time to gather with family and to pray. To those celebrating Diwali in India, I look forward to visiting you over the next few days. And to all those who will celebrate this joyous occasion on Friday, I wish you, your families and loved ones Happy Diwali and Saal Mubarak.

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Holiday Reminder : Thanksgiving (US)

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

 

Holiday Reminder : Thanksgiving (US) will be celebrated in 3 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 Diwali (11/04)

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

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

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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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(November 04) Today we’re celebrating . . .  National Men Make Dinner Day

Thursday, November 4th, 2010


National Men Make Dinner Day
Give your wife or girlfriend a break today and whip up something to eat for dinner without any help.

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