Archive for November 25th, 2010

Did You Know? Countdown to Chanukah (11/25)

Thursday, November 25th, 2010


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

Nov 25 : 06 days till Chanukah

Did you know that a menorah is actually a candelabra with six branches?

So, when someone says that they are going to light their Chanukah menorah, they are technically mistaken. The eight-branched candelabra that is lit on Chanukah is correctly known as a chanukiah.

Did you know that the many chanukiahs have nine candle holders?

There are eight equally spaced holders for each of the eight days of Chanukah, along with a ninth holder for the helper candle, called the Shamash. The Shamash holder is typically separated from the other eight — either higher up or off to the side. The role of the Shamash is to light each of the other candles.

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 25) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

Thanksgiving Day
Thanksgiving Day in America is a time to offer thanks, of family gatherings and holiday meals. A time of turkeys, stuffing, and pumpkin pie. A time for Indian corn, holiday parades and giant balloons.

So join us for our Thanksgiving celebration. We’ve got stories of the Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving, turkeys to take home, holiday pictures for the kids to print and color, tasty holiday recipes and e-greeting cards to send your friends and family. We hope you find something you like!

Thanksgiving on the Net

The History of Thanksgiving and its Celebrations
The Pilgrims and America’s First Thanksgiving
The Thanksgiving Turkey
Thanksgiving Goodies! (holiday crafts and coloring pictures)
Tasty Thanksgiving Recipes
Free Thanksgiving eGreeting Cards

Did You Know? Countdown to Thanksgiving (11/25)

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

Did You Know?
November 25

It’s Thanksgiving!!

Thank you for joining us as we counted down to Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving,
Louie and the Holiday elves

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