Archive for March 8th, 2011
Did You Know? Facts, Figures & Folklore About St. Patrick’s Day March 08 : 09 days till St. Pat’s Day
Did you know that St. Patrick’s Day is the Roman Catholic feast honoring Ireland’s patron saint, St. Patrick?
The holiday is also an international celebration of Irish history and heritage.
Did you know that St. Patrick is believed to have died in Ireland on March 17, 461 C.E.?
The anniversary of his death is now the day on which St. Patrick’s Day feast is celebrated.
Celebrating the patron saint of Ireland, its said that on St. Patrick’s Day everyone is Irish! The day is celebrated worldwide with shamrocks, parades and green beer!
We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fun fact each day so join us as we countdown to St. Patrick’s Day, Thursday March 17, 2011!
The last day of festive and sometimes rowdy celebrations leading up to the start of the Lenten season (Ash Wednesday). Mardi Gras is also known as “Fat Tuesday”, “Shrove Tuesday”, or “Pancake Day”.
While Mardi Gras is celebrated throughout the southern US, it is most often identified with New Orleans, where it is celebrated with masquerade balls, King Cakes, and parades where beads, doubloons, cups, and trinkets are thrown from floats into the exuberant crowds.
Join us for our Mardi Gras celebration – Mardi Gras on the Net
International Women’s Day
Today is a day dedicated to all women, especially working women. Celebrated on the anniversary of the 1857 march by female garment workers in New York, this day also marks the first international conference of women, held in Finland in 1910.
Unique Names Day
First there was Chastity*, Moon Unit, Zowie Bowie and Elijah Blue.
Now we’ve got Suri, Shiloh Nouvel, Apple, Knox Léon and Vivienne Marcheline! And what about Nick’s kid Kal-el?
However you feel about them, it looks like unique names are here to stay.
So whether you too are visiting from another planet or just interested in the uniqueness of your name, today’s the day to thank your parents for scarring you for life giving you that “sui generis” identity.
It’s Celebrate Your Name Week! and all this week that’s exactly what we’ll be doing – celebrating our names! So stop back tomorrow for more fun during our week long celebration of names.
link: Celebrity Baby Names
*now know as Chaz.