Archive for June 6th, 2011

Holiday Invite: Shavuot on the Net

Monday, June 6th, 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

Holiday Invite: Father’s Day on the Net

Monday, June 6th, 2011

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Happy Father’s Day

Holidays on the Net is delighted to invite you to join our celebration of Father’s Day. Come celebrate with us as we honor our dear old dads.

At our special Father’s Day celebration, Father’s Day on the Net, you can learn all about the history of Father’s Day and then test your knowledge of father-related facts & figures. You might even get some inspiration on original ways to celebrate your dad by reading what the President (AKA Dad-in-Chief) has to say about fathers across America.

Or, if you are looking for ways to get your children involved in celebrating Father’s Day, you will definitely want to check out our collection of dad-inspired crafts and coloring pages. Plus, we have a flush list of gift suggestions, with options to fit any budget.

For a real Father’s Day treat, try winning the way to his heart with one of our super special daddy-friendly recipes. We have everything from sweet treats for breakfast to hero sandwiches for lunch to BBQ with all the fixins’ for dinner.

Are you a fan of famous fathers? Whether it’s TV dads (everyone from Ward Cleaver to Tony Soprano) you like, or real-life celebrity dads you prefer (Brad Pitt, anyone?), we have you covered!

In America (and 53 other countries around the globe), Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June. In 2011, we will be toasting our dear dads on June 19st. We look forward to seeing you in the coming days as we gear up for a most special celebration of fatherhood!

Happy Holidays,
Holidays on the Net

Did You Know? Countdown to Shavuot (06/06)

Monday, June 6th, 2011

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

June 06 : 1 day to Shavuot begins

Did you know that on Shavuot, it is customary to eat only dairy foods?

One possible explanation is related to a verse in the Torah, which says, “And He gave us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey.” Cheesecake and blintzes are two traditionally favorites on Shavuot.

Shavuot is the Jewish holiday celebrating the harvest season in Israel. Shavuot also commemorates the anniversary of the giving of the Ten Commandments to Moses and the Israelites at Mount Sinai. We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Shavuot* (sundown 06/07).

*Shavuot is pronounced sha-voo-OT.


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(June 06) Today we’re observing . . .  Anniversary – D-Day

Monday, June 6th, 2011


Anniversary – D-Day (US)
On this day in 1944, the Allied forces landed on Normandy along the northern coast of France to open their long-awaited second front against the Germans. This massive operation, which involved more than 1.7 million troops from America alone, proved to be the turning point for the Allied victory in World War II.

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