Archive for April 21st, 2011

Did You Know? Countdown to Earth Day (04/21)

Thursday, April 21st, 2011


Did You Know?
Facts & Figures about
Celebrating and
Saving Mother Earth

April 21 : 01 day till Earth Day

Did you know that the Earth’s population has grown faster since 1950 than over the previous four million years combined?

Today, there are 6.5 billion people living on the planet, with another 74 million people are added every year. Yet just two hundred years ago, there were barely 1 billion people on Planet Earth. The term “population explosion” seems like a ridiculous understatement.

Earth Day is a day to both celebrate the environmental victories of the past and to reflect on the many remaining opportunities for improvement. Whether you celebrate Earth Day by attending a rally, signing a petition or switching to highly efficient light bulbs, make an effort to be mindful of the original vision for this day: to serve as a national learn-in for the sake of the environment.

Join our Earth Day celebration as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Earth Day on April 22nd!

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Did You Know? Countdown to Easter (04/21)

Thursday, April 21st, 2011


Did You Know?
Facts, Figures &
Folklore About Easter

April 21 : Holy Thursday
03 days till Easter

Did you know that in Russia, Easter eggs are dyed on Holy Thursday*?

The traditional method involves boiling the eggs in a mixture of onion peels and silk scraps. Russian Easter eggs are thought to possess magic powers, including bringing prosperity and warding off evil spirits.

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 21) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Kindergarten Day

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

01082007snt.jpgKindergarten Day
A day to recognize that play, games and creativity have an important part in a child’s education.

Celebrated on the birthday of Friedrich Froebel, the founder of the first Kindergarten in 1837.

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