Archive for October 23rd, 2011

Did You Know? Countdown to Halloween (10/23)

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Halloween

Oct 23 : 08 days till Halloween

Did you know that October is Black Cat Month?

These sweet felines have been long maligned. In fact, many humane societies are so worried about mistreatmet of the black cat on Halloween that they don’t allow any black cat adoptions during the entire month of October.

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 (10/23)

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

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

Oct 23 : 03 days to Diwali

Did you know that Hinduism is the third largest religion, with over one billion adherents?

Christianity and Islam outpace Hinduism in worldwide numbers with 2.1 billion Christians and 1.5 billion Muslims.

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 23) Today we’re celebrating . . .  TV Talk Show Host Day

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011


TV Talk Show Host Day
In honor of Johnny Carson’s birthday (the greatest TV talk show host ever) give a shout out today to Jay, David, Conan, Jimmy, Craig, Reege, Rosie and all the other yapping heads out there!

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