Archive for May, 2011

Holiday Invite: Shavuot on the Net

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

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Chag Sameach (Happy Holiday)!

Holidays on the Net invites you to join us for our celebration of the Jewish festival of Shavuot.

Shavuot is celebrated exactly seven weeks after the second day of Passover, which explains the name of the holiday — it literally means “weeks”. Commemorating the ancient harvest of the first fruits, Shavuot also has important religious significance for the Jewish people: The holidays marks the anniversary of G-d giving the Israelites the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai.

Join us at Shavuot on the Net to learn more about the unique religious customs and legends of Shavuot, including the tradition of eating dairy foods. Share the spirit of this early summertime holiday with your children, by making together Shavuot-themed crafts or cooking up a Shavuot feast in your kitchen.

This year, Shavuot will be celebrated @ sundown on Tuesday, June 07th.

We look forward to seeing you this Shavuot.

Happy Holidays,
Holidays on the Net

(May 31) Today we’re celebrating . . .  What You Think Upon Grows Day

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

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What You Think Upon Grows Day

A day for promoting the idea that the power of positive thinking can turn your dreams into reality.

Did You Know? Countdown to Memorial Day (05/30)

Monday, May 30th, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Memorial Day

May 30 : It’s Memorial Day!

Did you know that since 2000, Congress has called on Americans to observe a Memorial Day moment of silence at 3 p.m. local time?

This annual resolution is intended to reconnect Americans with the solemnity of Memorial Day.

For more info: Memorial Day (U.S.)

Thanks for joining us for our “Did You Know?” count down to Memorial Day.

Happy Memorial Day!
Louie and the Holiday Elves


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(May 30) Today we’re observing . . .  Memorial Day

Monday, May 30th, 2011

Memorial Day (US)
A United States federal holiday commemorating the men and women who have died in military service to their country.

The day is also celebrated as the traditional start of summer with BBQs, picnics and parades.

For more info : Memorial Day

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Did You Know? Countdown to Memorial Day (05/29)

Sunday, May 29th, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Memorial Day

May 29 : 1 day to Memorial Day

Did you know that the first state to officially recognize the observance of Memorial Day was New York, in 1873?

Over the next decade, May 30th was adopted by other northern states as their official Memorial Day as well. The southern states, however, honored their Civil War casualties on a different date. The nation did not finally unite behind one Memorial Day until after World War I.

Memorial Day is America’s day to remember those who have died serving our nation, and to honor their families. We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Memorial Day (05/30/11)! So stop by again tomorrow.


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(May 29) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Rural Life Sunday or Soil Stewardship Sunday

Sunday, May 29th, 2011

Rural Life Sunday or Soil Stewardship Sunday
Do your part to safeguard the environment today on this Christian-based celebration of the Earth.

Did You Know? Countdown to Memorial Day (05/28)

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Memorial Day

May 28 : 2 days to Memorial Day

Did you know that Memorial Day began as a commemoration of soldiers killed during the Civil War?

Following several years of spontaneous gatherings to honor their fallen comrades, the unofficial military tradition was officially adopted in 1868 by Union Army General John Logan, who proclaimed May 30th as the national Memorial Day. That first year, Memorial Day was only commemorated at Arlington National Cemetery, where flowers were placed on soldiers’ graves.

Memorial Day is America’s day to remember those who have died serving our nation, and to honor their families. We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Memorial Day (05/30/11)! So stop by again tomorrow.


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