Archive for June 8th, 2011

Did You Know? Countdown to Father’s Day (06/08)

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Father’s Day & Fatherhood

June 08 : 11 days till Father’s Day

Did you know that the concept of Father’s Day was first proposed in 1909 by Washingtonian native Mrs. John B. Dodd?

Her inspiration for the holiday was to honor her own father, William Smart, a Civil War veteran and single dad, widowed when his wife died in childbirth with their sixth child.

Father’s Day is a day of commemoration and celebration of Dad. It is a day to not only honor your father, but all men who have acted as a father figure in your life – whether as Stepfathers, Uncles, Grandfathers, or “Big Brothers.” So join our Father’s Day festivities as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Father’s Day on Sunday June 19th!

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Did You Know? Countdown to Shavuot (06/08)

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011
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Did You Know?
June 08

It’s Shavuot! *

Thanks for joining us as we counted down to Shavuot!

Chag Sameach,
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*Shavuot began last night at sundown


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(June 08) Today we’re observing . . .  Shavuot

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

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Shavuot (Jewish – began last night at sundown)
Today continues the observation of the Jewish holiday commemorating the anniversary of the giving of the Ten Commandments to Moses and the Israelites at Mount Sinai.

Also known as the Feast of the Weeks, which celebrates the harvest season in Israel. Shavuot, which means “weeks”, refers to the timing of the festival which is held exactly 7 weeks after Passover.

For more information visit our Shavuot celebration – Shavuot on the Net

(June 08) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Upsy Daisy Day

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011


Upsy Daisy Day
Wake up with a smile on your face today (and everyday). You are alive … and that’s a reason to be grateful and gleeful!

photo credit: via flickr

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