Archive for April 10th, 2011

Did You Know? Countdown to Passover (04/10)

Sunday, April 10th, 2011


Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore about
the Jewish Holiday of Passover

April 10 : 08 days till 1st night Passover

Did you know that Jews are prohibited from eating bread and other fermented grain products during Passover?

This prohibition is a reminder of the fact that the Jews left Egypt in such haste that they did not even have time to let their bread rise. Instead, they baked unleavened bread, or matzah, on their backs as the fled from the Egyptians.

Spring has arrived and with it comes the eight-day Jewish holiday of freedom. It’s time to clean out your chametz, open up a box of matzah and set up for your seder. So join us for our Did You Know? countdown to Passover, which begins at sundown on Monday April 18, 2011.

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Did You Know? Countdown to Easter (04/10)

Sunday, April 10th, 2011


Did You Know?
Facts, Figures &
Folklore About Easter

April 10 : 14 days till Easter

Did you know that Easter is celebrated on the first Sunday following the full moon of the Vernal Equinox?

In Western churches, this can occur any Sunday between March 22nd and April 25th. In Orthodox Churches, Easter usually falls a bit later — between the beginning of April and the beginning of May. The difference in dates is due to varying calculations of when the Vernal Equinox takes place.

In 2011, Easter will be celebrated on Sunday April 24; this year Orthodox Easter will be also be celebrated on April 24.

Easter is the time of springtime festivals, a time to welcome back the Tulips, Crocuses and Daffodils. A time for Christians to celebrate the life, death and resurrection of Christ. And a time of chocolate bunnies, marshmallow chicks, and colored eggs! Join our Easter festivities as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day and countdown to Easter on April 24th!

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(April 10) Today we’re celebrating . . .  National Siblings Day

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

National Siblings Day
Show your appreciation to your brothers and sisters and memorialize those siblings no longer with us.

photo credit: via flickr

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