Archive for March 19th, 2011

(March 19) Tonight we’re celebrating . . .  Purim

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

Purim (Jewish – begins at sundown)
The most festive of Jewish holidays, a time of prizes, noisemakers, costumes and treats. The Festival of Purim commemorates a major victory over oppression and is recounted in the Megillah, the scroll of the story of Esther.

Visit our Purim celebration Purim on the Net. We’ve got stories of Queen Esther, King Ahasuerus, Mordechai, and Haman, we’ve got graggers to spin, masks to print and color, costumes to make, and Hamantashan to bake! We hope you find something you like!

Did You Know? Countdown to Purim (03/19)

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

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

Mar 19 : Purim begins tonight @ sundown

Did you know that on Purim, children dress up in costume for Purim parades and carnivals?

Traditional fare includes little Queen Esthers. Of course, modern day revelers also dress up as Disney Princesses and Super Heroes.

Related link: Easy to Make Purim Costumes

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 tonight @ sundown (Saturday March 19, 2011).

(March 19) Today we’re celebrating. . .  Holi

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

Holi (Hindu – India)
Holi, also known as the Festival of Colors, is one of the most popular and widely observed Hindu holidays. The springtime festival commemorates the triumph of good over evil in Hindu mythology.

This joyous occasion is marked by happy street demonstrations in which people throw colored powder & water on their fellow celebrants.

Holi, the Festival of Colors, is perhaps best understood as a celebration of the colors of unity and brotherhood – as an opportunity to forget differences. The festival does not recognize distinctions of cast, class, creed, color, status or sex. Holi is about bringing people together: employees and employers, men and women, rich and poor, young and old.*

Holi is celebrated for 2 days.

*Source: Holi – The Hindu Festival of Colors

photo credit: © Poras Chaudhary via flickr.
Visit our Holi Pictures & Slideshows page for more of this photographer’s portfolio of stunning photos of the Holi celebration.

(March 19) Today we’re celebrating . . .  National Quilting Day

Saturday, March 19th, 2011
Quilting Inspirations by zigeunerweisen

National Quilting Day
If you are a quilter, novice or veteran, today is your opportunity to come together with other quilters to share your love of this great ancient artform.

photo credit: via flickr

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