Archive for November 20th, 2010

Did You Know? Countdown to Thanksgiving (11/20)

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures &
Folklore about the Pilgrims
& America’s Thanksgiving

Nov 20 : 05 days till Thanksgiving

Did you know that there are at least three American towns named after Thanksgiving dinner’s main course?

There’s Turkey, Texas, with 496 residents; Turkey Creek, Louisiana, with 357 residents, and Turkey, North Carolina, with 267 residents. There are also eight places and townships named Cranberry, and 20 places named Plymouth, after the location of the first Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Day in America is a time to offer thanks, a time for family gatherings and holiday meals. A time of turkeys, stuffing, and pumpkin pie. A time for Indian corn, holiday parades and giant balloons. We are delighted to invite you to partake in our Thanksgiving celebration. Our table is full this year, but we always have room for one more! So join us for a new Did You Know? each day as we count down to Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving will be celebrated on Thursday November 25th.

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Did You Know? Countdown to Thanksgiving (11/20)

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures &
Folklore about the Pilgrims
& America’s Thanksgiving

Nov 20 : 05 days till Thanksgiving

Did you know that there are at least three American towns named after Thanksgiving dinner’s main course?

There’s Turkey, Texas, with 496 residents; Turkey Creek, Louisiana, with 357 residents, and Turkey, North Carolina, with 267 residents. There are also eight places and townships named Cranberry, and 20 places named Plymouth, after the location of the first Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Day in America is a time to offer thanks, a time for family gatherings and holiday meals. A time of turkeys, stuffing, and pumpkin pie. A time for Indian corn, holiday parades and giant balloons. We are delighted to invite you to partake in our Thanksgiving celebration. Our table is full this year, but we always have room for one more! So join us for a new Did You Know? each day as we count down to Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving will be celebrated on Thursday November 25th.

Signup for our Did You Know? Holiday Countdown emails or follow us on Twitter – twitter.com/holidaysnet (@holidaysnet)

Did You Know? Countdown to Chanukah (11/20)

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures &
Folklore about Chanukah
the Jewish Festival of Lights

Nov 20 : 11 days till Chanukah

Did you know that the eight-day holiday of Chanukah falls anytime between the middle of November and the beginning of January?

The date fluctuates because Chanukah is set according to the Jewish calendar, which is lunar-based. The holiday of Chanukah begins on the 25th day of the Jewish month of Kislev, which in 2010 is December 01st (@ sundown).

Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, is a celebration of the victory of the Maccabees and the rededication of the Jerusalem Temple. It also commemorates the miracle of the oil that burned for 8 days. Jewish people mark this eight-day holiday by lighting the menorah, an eight-branched candelabra, and eating foods fried in oil such as potato latkes and jelly donuts. Join us for a new Did You Know? each day as we count down to Chanukah.

Chanukah, Hanukkah, Hanaka — no matter how you spell it — the fun begins at sundown on Wednesday December 01th.

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(November 20) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Name Your PC Day

Saturday, November 20th, 2010


Name Your PC Day
Do you have an unnatural and unhealthy obsession for your computer? Is you laptop your best friend? Well you need help. And fast!

And while you’re waiting for the medical authorities to come and pick you up, take a moment and think of a good name for your electronic friend. Cause you’ll need something to address those love letters too.

photo credit: via flickr

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