Archive for November 24th, 2010

White House Releases Presidential Proclamation for Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

The White House has released the Presidential Proclamation for Thanksgiving, 2010

Thanksgiving Day, 2010
By the President of the United States of America
A Proclamation


…THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim Thursday, November 25, 2010, as a National Day of Thanksgiving. I encourage all the people of the United States to come together — whether in our homes, places of worship, community centers, or any place of fellowship for friends and neighbors — to give thanks for all we have received in the past year, to express appreciation to those whose lives enrich our own, and to share our bounty with others.


Barack Obama
President of the United States of America

Full text of Thanksgiving Day 2010 Presidential Proclamation

Holiday Invite: Thanksgiving on the Net

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010


Happy Thanksgiving!

Holidays on the Net is delighted to invite you to partake in our cornucopia of Thanksgiving celebrations.

To get you in the Thanksgiving mood, come learn about the very first Thanksgiving, the freedom-seeking Pilgrims, and the quintessential symbol of Thanksgiving: the turkey. You might also be interested to learn about the traditions of Canadian Thanksgiving, which our neighbors to the north celebrate in October.

When it comes time to cook, you will definitely want to visit our tutorial on how to roast a turkey. In fact, we have plenty of recipes, decorating tips and craft ideas to make your Thanksgiving table extra special. We think you will especially enjoy our countdown of the Top Seven Stuffing Recipes.

And finally, don’t forget to stop by our fun Did You Know Thanksgiving feature, where you can test your knowledge of Thanksgiving trivia.

However you are celebrating Thanksgiving this year, we know you will find something to be thankful for over at Holidays on the Net. We look forward to seeing you there! Thanksgiving in America will be celebrated Thursday November 25, 2010.

Happy Holidays,

Louie and the Holiday Elves

Did You Know? Countdown to Thanksgiving (11/24)

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010


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

Nov 24 : 01 day till Thanksgiving

Did you know that for many Native American people, Thanksgiving is cause for mourning rather than celebration?

Although the First Thanksgiving included the Pilgrims’ Native American neighbors, that spirit of cooperation did not last long between the native people and the colonists.

The land and lives of the native people were pillaged and destroyed countless times during the early history of the United States of America. Racism and bigotry persist until this day. As a result, Thanksgiving has taken on greater historical significance for many Native Americans, who view that First Thanksgiving as the beginning of centuries of oppression and discrimination.

Related: The National Day of Mourning

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 Chanukah (11/24)

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010


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

Nov 24 : 07 days till Chanukah

Did you know the Chanukah story is not written about in the Torah?

The principle event of the holiday, the battle between the Maccabees and the Greeks, is post-Biblical. It happened several hundred years after the Torah is believed to have been given to the Jewish people on Mount Sinai.

Did you know that the word Chanukah means “dedication“?

Referring to the restoration of the Temple by the Maccabees after they defeated the Greeks? Unlike the monotheistic Jews, the Greeks practiced a pagan faith and had filled the Holy Temple with numerous idols.

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 01st.

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(November 24) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day
Everybody has at least one thing they truly excel at it. Flaunt your talent gifts today.

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