Archive for March 16th, 2011

Did You Know? Countdown to St. Patrick’s Day (03/16)

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

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Did You Know? Facts, Figures & Folklore About St. Patrick’s Day March 16 : 01 day till St. Pat’s Day

Did you know that there are 34 million U.S. citizens claiming Irish ancestry?

That’s nearly ten times the population of Ireland today, which has 3.9 million people. Since 1820, 4.8 million Irish have legally immigrated to the U.S.

Did you know that Irish Americans are the second most numerous ethnic group in the United States?

Only four other countries (Germany, Italy, Mexico and the United Kingdom) have sent more native-born residents to U.S. shores.

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!

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Did You Know? Countdown to Purim (03/16)

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore About the Jewish Holiday of Purim

Mar 16 : 03 days till Purim

Did you know Jewish people have a custom of giving alms to the poor on Purim?

Known as “Matanot L’Evyonim“, this specific proscription is to give three half-dollar coins, symbolizing that the giver is part of the larger whole. Everyone, rich and poor alike, is required to give the same amount on Purim, since everyone has an equal role in the destiny of the Jewish people.

The most festive of Jewish holidays, Purim is a time of noisemakers, costumes and tasty treats. The Festival of Purim commemorates a major victory over oppression and is recounted in the Megillah, the scroll of the story of Esther. Purim begins at sundown on Saturday March 19, 2011.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fun fact each day as we countdown to Purim! So stop by again tomorrow.

(March 16) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Lips Appreciation Day

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Lips Appreciation Day
Ah those lips. The lovely frames for your pearly whites. You’ve spent a fortune on your teeth and now its time to do something good for your lips.

And lets not forget kissing is always a great way to celebrate your lips!

photo credit: via flickr

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