Archive for December 15th, 2010

(December 15) Tonight we’re observing. . .  Ashura: Tenth Day

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Ashura: Tenth Day (Islamic – begins tonight @ sundown)
This Shia Muslim holiday commemorates the death of Muhammad’s grandson, killed during the Battle of Karbala. Celebrated on the 10th of Islamic month of Muharram, Ashura is a day of fasting, reflection and meditation.

Did You Know? Countdown to Christmas (12/15)

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010


Did You Know?
Facts, Figures &
Folklore about Christmas

Dec 15 : 10 days till Christmas

Did you know that the word Advent comes from the Latin term “adventur”, meaning arrival?

The Advent Calendar begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas and counts down the 25 days until the holiday’s arrival. The tradition of counting down the days until Christmas began in the early 19th century in Holland, where families marked a chalk line on their front door each day before Christmas Eve.

BTW – Have you checked out our 2010 Advent Calendar? A new holiday video each day!

Christmas is the Christian festival celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, and is a central part of the winter holiday season. Although traditionally a Christian holiday, Christmas is widely celebrated worldwide by many non-Christians.

Santa Claus, a popular mythological figure, is also an important part of the celebration and is associated with the bringing of gifts for children.

Join us for a new Did You Know holiday fact each day as we countdown to Christmas. This year Christmas Eve will be celebrated Friday December 24, Christmas Saturday December 25.

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2010 Video Advent Calendar: December 15th

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

A Holiday Video Countdown to Christmas – Day 15

"64,000 Christmas LED Lights Dance to Coca Cola Holiday Song"

December 15, 2010: 10 Days Till Christmas

You can check out a new holiday video each day right here or check out our Advent Calendar each day.

link: Advent Calendar on the Net

(December 15) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Cat Herders Day

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Cat Herders Day
Is your life so out of control its almost like you’re “herding cats”? Well enjoy today knowing you’ve got our best wishes and sympathy.

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