Archive for October 22nd, 2011

Did You Know? Countdown to Halloween (10/22)

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Halloween

Oct 22 : 09 days till Halloween

Did you know that the days of apples as favorite Halloween treats are long gone. Today it’s all about the candy. And just what are the favorite Halloween candies among trick-or-treaters?

The most (search engine) searched-for Halloween candy included Tootsie Rolls, Hershey’s Milk Chocolate, Nestle Crunch, Candy Corn, Snickers Bar & Milky Way.

The holiday of Halloween dates back to the Dark Ages. Once truly spooky traditions have morphed over the years into much more light-hearted (but still mischievous) celebrations. Here is a fun look at some of the facts and folklore that describe how All Hallows Eve came to be celebrated as Halloween. Join us for a new Did You Know? each day as we count down to Halloween.

Halloween will be celebrated on Monday October 31st.

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Did You Know? Countdown to Diwali (10/22)

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Diwali, the Hindu
Festival of Light

Oct 22 : 04 days to Diwali

Did you know that Hinduism is the world’s oldest religion, with its sacred texts dating back to the middle of the 6th century BCE?

Many historians believe that the early Hindu practices can be dated as far back as the 10th century BCE.

Diwali, or the “festival of lights” is celebrated by Hindus across India and the huge Hindu diaspora spread all over the world. This multi-day festival, whose name literally means “row of lighted lamps“, is celebrated with great fervor and enthusiasm and is the most important Hindu festival on the annual calendar. Join us as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Diwali.

Diwali begins Wednesday October 26, 2011.


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(October 22) Today we’re celebrating . . .  International Stuttering Awareness Day

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011


International Stuttering Awareness Day
Help draw attention to the physiological impediment of stuttering, which affects millions of Americans.

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