Archive for June, 2011

(June 20) Today we’re celebrating . . .  World Juggling Day

Monday, June 20th, 2011


World Juggling Day
Share the art of juggling during this international holiday celebrated by juggling clubs around the world.

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Did You Know? Countdown to Father’s Day (06/19)

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

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Did You Know?
June 19

It’s Father’s Day!

Thanks for joining us as we counted down to Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day,
Louie and the Holidays Elves

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(June 19) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Father’s Day

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

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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.”

It is a time of burnt toast and breakfast in bed, family gatherings, crayon scribbled “I Love You”s and, of course, that lovely new tie!

And on this very special day – Holidays on the Net is happy to invite you to our special Father’s Day celebration. Come join us as we celebrate dear old dads and let them know just how much they mean to us.

You can refresh your memory about the history of Father’s Day, test your dad trivia (Quick: How many dads are there in America?), and read some inspirational quotes about fatherhood. Or take a trip with us down memory lane as we recount your favorite TV dads (Are you more a fan of the Homer Simpson dads or the Ward Cleaver fathers?).

And its not too late to get your kids involved in planning for Father’s Day. Check out our collection of crafts and coloring pages. We’ve also got a robust list of gift suggestions suitable for any budget. And since the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach (or so goes the saying), we’ve put together an impressive collection of Father’s Day recipes — from sweet treats for breakfast to Hero sandwiches for lunch to BBQ with all the fixins’ for dinner.

We look forward to celebrating this special day together with you. Here’s to our dads!

(June 19) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Juneteenth

Sunday, June 19th, 2011


Juneteenth
Celebrating the anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.

“Juneteenth” comes from the words “June” and “19th”, which according to southern folklore, is when the slaves of Texas first learned of their freedom. Though freed in 1863, the slaves did not learn of their freedom until the arrival of the Union soldiers on June 19th, 1865, 2 1/2 years after the proclamation was first issued.

For more information : Juneteenth: June 19th – A Day of Thanks and the Celebration of Emancipation

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Presidential Weekly Address: Celebrating Fathers

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

On Father’s Day weekend, President Obama reflects on his experience as a parent and discusses the challenges and necessity of being a good father.

Father’s Day, 2011 ­ A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

The White House has released President Obama’s 2011 Father’s Day Proclamation

Father’s Day, 2011
A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America

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NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, in accordance with a joint resolution of the Congress approved April 24, 1972, as amended (36 U.S.C. 109), do hereby proclaim June 19, 2011, as Father’s Day. I direct the appropriate officials of the Government to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on this day, and I call upon all citizens to observe this day with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.

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Barack Obama
President of the United States of America

Full text – Father’s Day Proclamation

Holiday Invite: Father’s Day on the Net

Saturday, June 18th, 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

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