Archive for September 23rd, 2011

Did You Know? Countdown to Fall (09/23)

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

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

September 23

Did you know that Fall (Autumn) arrives today @ at 05:04 AM EDT?

Well It Does!!

(And Spring arrives in the Southern Hemisphere!)

Thanks for joining us as we counted down to Fall.

Happy Fall,
Louie and the Holiday Elves

Join us for our celebration of Fall / Autumn


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Did You Know? Countdown to Rosh Hashanah (09/23)

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

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

Sept 23 : 05 days to Rosh Hashanah*

Did you know that a shofar, the world’s oldest wind instrument, is ritually blown on Rosh Hashanah?

The piercing sound of the shofar*, which is made from a hollowed out ram’s horn, serves as a clarion call to worshippers to repent. It is the one musical instrument that has not changed in over 5,000 years.

(*Come Blow our Horn! Welcome in the High Holy Days by blowing our shofar!)

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 23) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Fall / Autumn

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Fall / Autumn / Autumnal Equinox
Its time for cooler days and colder nights. The trees and gardens will soon be ablaze in reds, yellows, oranges and every color in between.

Its time for apple picking and apple pie. For raking leaves and cool weather gear. For sweaters and hats and a nip in the air. For Halloween costume preparations and holiday baking plans.

Fall (Autumn) arrives today at 05:04 AM EDT. Welcome Fall, my favorite time for the year!

And to our friends in the Southern Hemisphere – Happy Spring!

More info: Celebration of the Season of Autumn

photo credit: Roger Lynn via flickr

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