Archive for April 13th, 2011

Holiday Invite: Earth Day on the Net

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

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Happy Earth Day!

Holidays on the Net is delighted to invite you to join our celebration of Mother EarthEarth Day on the Net. Our celebration has everything you need to know about preserving and protecting our planet.

For example, did you know that the goal of the first Earth Day, celebrated in 1970, was to serve as an environmental learn-in? You can honor this original intention by doing a little eco-learning of your own. Read up on the history of Earth Day and then test your environmental know-how with some Earth Day trivia.

When you’re ready to get seriously green, check out our articles on the three Rs: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. With fifty easy suggestions for greening your day-to-day life, there’s no reason not to practice a little Earth Day magic all year-round. Learn how to grow an earth-friendly garden (a great activity to share with your children) — or bring your greening efforts inside, with our 10 eco-friendly recipes for homemade cleaners.

If you have children at home, you will surely enjoy one of our Earth Day craft projects, all of which encourage you to reuse supplies you already have on hand. Or print out one of our Earth Day coloring pages — on recycled paper, of course! Complete your Earth Day celebrations by whipping up a planet-friendly menu based on our delicious, wholesome vegan recipes.

Earth Day is annually celebrated on April 22nd. We look forward to sharing our love for Mother Earth with you over the next several days. And we invite you to spread the green love with your family and friends by sending a free Earth Day e-card.

Happy Holidays!

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Did You Know? Countdown to Easter (04/13)

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures &
Folklore About Easter

April 13 : 11 days till Easter

Did you know that the most popular Easter confection is Marshmallow Peeps?

More than 700 million of these chick, bunny and egg-shaped marshmallows are purchased every year. A meager 90 million chocolate bunnies are consumed. At peak production, over four million Marshmallow Peeps can be made each day.

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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Did You Know? Countdown to Passover (04/13)

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

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

April 13 : 05 days till 1st night Passover

Did you know that the first two days of Passover are considered especially holy?

It is on these nights that families hold their Passover seders, a 15-step ritual meal in which the exodus story is retold. Up to 85% of all Jews participate in some kind of Passover seder, making it the most widely celebrated Jewish ritual.

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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(April 13) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Thomas Jefferson Day

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Thomas Jefferson Day
Honoring America’s third president, Thomas Jefferson. His April 13th birthday has been a national holiday since the 1938 Presidential proclamation.

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