Archive for September, 2011

Did You Know? Countdown to Rosh Hashanah (09/24)

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

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

Sept 24 : 04 days to Rosh Hashanah*

Did you know that Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are the only Jewish holidays that are purely religious?

Unlike other major festivals such as Sukkot and Passover (Pesach), Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are not tied to historical or agricultural events.

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 24) Today we’re celebrating . . .  National Punctuation Day

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

09272007npd.jpgNational Punctuation Day
Commas, and semi-colons, and explanation marks. Oh my!

A day to appreciate the lowly punctuation mark.

So in honor of the day vow never again to ignore the ” , ” or ” * ” or even the mighty ” . “!

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

dykrh

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

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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