Archive for October, 2011

Did You Know? Diwali (10/28)

Friday, October 28th, 2011

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Did You Know?
October 28

It’s Diwali!

Today is Bhai Duj, the 5th and final day of the Diwali festival.


The final day of Diwali is known as Bhai Duj. On this day, brothers and sisters exchange gifts as tokens of their love and as a hope for one another’s safe-keeping. There is also a focus on seeing the good in everyone on the last day of the festival — even in one’s enemies.

May You Have a Happy, Bright, and Prosperous Diwali,
Louie and the Holiday Elves

(October 28) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Frankenstein Friday

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Frankenstein
Frankenstein Friday
Honoring the “mother” and “father” of Frankenstein, Mary Shelly and Boris Karloff.

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(October 28) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Statue Of Liberty Day

Friday, October 28th, 2011


Statue Of Liberty Day
On this day in 1886, the Statue of Liberty was dedicated on Bedloe’s Island in the New York Harbor.

photo credit: via flickr

(October 28) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Bhai Duj – 5 Days of Diwali: Day 05

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Bhai Duj (Hindu)
5 Days of Diwali: Day 05
The final day of Diwali is known as Bhai Duj. On this day, brothers and sisters exchange gifts as tokens of their love and as a hope for one another’s safe-keeping. There is also a focus on seeing the good in everyone on the last day of the festival — even in one’s enemies.

Calendar Resource: Deepavali 2011 Calendar

Holiday Reminder : Thanksgiving (US)

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Holiday Reminder : Thanksgiving (US), will be celebrated in 4 weeks – Thursday November 24, 2011.

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Did You Know? Countdown to Halloween (10/27)

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Halloween

Oct 27 : 04 days till Halloween

Did you know that there are more than 2,500 costume rental shops across the country?

If rental isn’t for you, consider some more frugal options: making a costume at home with materials you already have on hand or check out garage sales, thrift shops and your local Craigslist for costume sales.

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? Diwali (10/27)

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

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Did You Know?
October 27

It’s Diwali!

Today is Padwa & Govardhan Puja, the 4th of the 5 days of the Diwali festival.


On the fourth day of Diwali, there is a tradition to settle old accounts and start new books. These new books are worshipped in a special ceremony, during which Hindus focus on eliminating jealousy and anger from their lives.

May You Have a Happy, Bright, and Prosperous Diwali,
Louie and the Holiday Elves

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