Archive for September 22nd, 2011

Did You Know? Countdown to Fall (09/22)

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

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

Sept 22 : 01 day to Fall

Did you know that pumpkins can grow to be over 1,000 pounds?

The harvesting of pumpkins — which, along with winter squash, are a variety of gourds — is a true harbinger of Autumn.

Many families carve pumpkins as part of their celebrations for Halloween, which falls in the middle of Fall on October 31.

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 (09/22)

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

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

Sept 22 : 06 days to Rosh Hashanah*

Did you know that “May you be inscribed in the Book of Life,” is a typical greeting on Rosh Hashanah?

On the Jewish New Year, it is believed that G-d records the destiny of each human being in the Book of Life.

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 22) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Hobbit Day

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011
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Hobbit Day
Celebrate the birthday of hobbit creator, J.R.R. Tolkien. Tolkien also made today the birthday of his beloved characters Frodo and Bilbo Baggins.

photo credit: via flickr

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