Archive for March, 2011

(March 20) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Won’t You Be My Neighbor Day

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood,
A beautiful day for a neighbor,
Would you be mine?
Could you be mine?
Won’t you be my neighbor?

Won’t You Be My Neighbor Day
Today we’re celebrating the birthday of one of our childhood icons – Mister Rogers!

And in honor of his birthday everyone is being asked to wear a sweater today. Cardigans are optional (but preferred!)

So let’s make the most of this beautiful day,
Since we’re together, we might as well say,
Would you be mine? Could you be mine?
Won’t you be my neighbor?
Won’t you please, won’t you please,
Please won’t you be my neighbor?


Here is a video from Mr. McFeely talking about wearing a sweater in honor of Mister Rogers.

photo credit: via flickr

(March 20) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Purim

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

Purim (began yesterday 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!

(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

Holiday Reminder: Passover

Friday, March 18th, 2011


Holiday Reminder:
The 1st night of the Jewish holiday of Passover begins in 1 month, Monday April 18th 2011 (@ sundown).

Visit our Passover celebration for more holiday fun and information.

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