Archive for September 20th, 2011

Did You Know? Countdown to Fall (09/20)

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Fall / Autumn

Sept 20 : 03 days to Fall

Did you know that Autumn’s association with the harvest is rooted in a number of world religions?

The autumn Jewish holiday of Sukkot, for example, has its roots in the full moon harvest; native American tribes have a number of festivals associated with the harvest; and in China, there is a mid-autumn Moon Festival.

Even the secular American holiday of Thanksgiving is an autumnal celebration, which originally marked the conclusion of the harvest and the preparation for winter’s imminent arrival.

Do you feel that? The crisp morning air is a sure sign that the Fall season is right around the corner. As the days get shorter and the temperatures fall, Autumn heralds its coming with fiery red leaves and bright orange pumpkins. Get yourself ready to fall back into Fall with Holidays on the Net’s fun-filled Autumn trivia. Join us for a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Autumn (Sept 23 @ 05:04 AM EDT)! So stop by again tomorrow.


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Did You Know? Countdown to Rosh Hashanah (09/20)

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Rosh Hashanah &
the Jewish High Holy Days

Sept 20 : 08 days to Rosh Hashanah*

Did you know there are five Jewish holidays that are celebrated during the month of September or early October?

These holidays include Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Shemeni Atzeret and Simchat Torah.

Did you know that the eight-day long holiday of Sukkot, which concludes with the two-day festival of Shemeni Atzeret and Simchat Torah, has an agricultural significance as well as a religious one?

Agriculturally, the holiday is connected to the gleaning of the harvest. In Israel (and among Reform Jews in the Diaspora), Sukkkot lasts for one week, culminating in a one-day festival combining Shemeni Atzeret and Simchat Torah.

Rosh Hashanah begins a 10 day period, known as the High Holy Days or Yamim Nora’im, a time of penitence and prayer that ends with Yom Kippur. Jews worldwide are given these 10 days to repent for their sins and ask G-d for forgiveness.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Rosh Hashanah and the Jewish High Holy Days. Please join us!

*Rosh Hashanah 5772 begins at sundown on Wednesday September 28, 2011.

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(September 20) This week we’re celebrating . . .  Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

09182007mcd.jpgSubstitute Teacher Appreciation Week
Substitute teachers seem to get no respect!

But this is the week to can change things by honoring those substitute teachers who put all their effort into doing the best job they can do.

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