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Holiday Invite: Easter on the Net

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

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Hoppy Easter!

Holidays on the Net is delighted to invite you to hop on over to our Easter celebration, Easter on the Net.

Our Easter celebration has everything you could possibly want to know about this pinnacle holiday in the Christian religion. From an overview of Easter and the holiday’s historical origins to an explanation of the 40-day Lenten Season, including the holidays of Palm Sunday and Good Friday.

Have you ever wondered how Easter is celebrated in the Holy Land? Or what traditions are practiced by the Russian Orthodox and Greek Orthodox communities? Speaking of which, do you know why there are two different dates for Easter — one celebrated by Western churches, the other by Eastern Orthodox churches?

Perhaps you think you know already all there is to know about Easter! Like where the custom of hunting for Easter eggs comes from. And why the bunny rabbit is a symbol of Easter. Or how the Easter lily became associated with this springtime holiday. And just why we eat so much chocolate and marshmallowy candy at Easter time. You can brush up on the answers to these questions and more in our newest trivia feature: Did You Know Easter?

Do you have young children at home? Help them get ready for the Easter holiday by sending an email to the Easter bunny (every child will receive a personalized message in return!) or by enjoying one of our age-appropriate Easter crafts and coloring pages. We also have tips for hosting the perfect Easter egg hunt, cooking up a mouth-watering Easter menu and organizing a round of Easter egg games. We even have step-by-step instructions for making your own Easter egg baskets.

Finally, don’t forget to wish your family and friends a Happy, Hoppy Easter by sending one of our free Easter e-cards.

This year, the moveable feast of Easter will be celebrated on Sunday, April 04, 2010. The Eastern Orthodox churches will also enjoy their Easter celebrations on Sunday, April 04. We look forward to sharing our celebrations with you and your family.

Happy Easter!

Louie and the Elves
Holidays on the Net

Holiday Invite: New Year on the Net

Friday, January 1st, 2010

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Happy New Year!

Holidays on the Net is delighted to invite you to our rockin’ New Year’s celebration! Join us as we sing Auld Lang Syne and set our New Year’s resolutions.

Come read up on the story of the New Year, including the fact that the holiday used to be celebrated on March 1st, not January 1st! (In fact, there are a number of cultures until today that do not celebrate New Year’s on the 1st of January!)

Get pumped for New Year’s Eve with our article on Times Square and an historical timeline of the famous ball drop. Discover culinary New Year’s traditions from around the world, from osechi-ryori in Japan to Black Eyed Peas.

Learn fun New Year’s facts in our Did You Know feature article, including: Did you know that New Year’s celebrations date back over 4,000 and that the original Babylonians used to party for eleven days straight?

And finally, share the New Year’s cheer by sending a free ecard to your family and friends! I look forward to welcoming you to our New Year’s party and to raising a glass to toast a happy, healthy and wealthy new year! Cheers!

Happy New Year!

Did You Know? Countdown to Christmas 2009 (12/23)

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures &
Folklore about Christmas

Dec 23 : 02 days till Christmas

Did you know that the tradition of kissing under the mistletoe dates back to the Middle Ages?

Originally, the custom held that for each kiss under the mistletoe, one berry should be removed from the mistletoe branch. Once all the berries were removed, no more kissing was allowed! Couples avoid this prohibition today by dispensing with the berry removal tradition.

Christmas is the Christian festival celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, and is a central part of the winter holiday season. In Christianity the holiday marks the beginning of the larger season of Christmastide, which lasts twelve days. And although traditionally a Christian holiday, Christmas is widely celebrated worldwide by many non-Christians.

Popular holiday customs include the playing of seasonal music, gift-giving, the exchange of greeting cards, observing special church celebrations and masses. The display of holiday decorations are common; including Christmas trees, indoor and outdoor lights, garlands, mistletoe, and nativity scenes.

Santa Claus, a popular mythological figure, is also an important part of the celebration and is associated with the bringing of gifts for children.

Join us for a new Did You Know holiday fact each day as we countdown to Christmas. This year Christmas Eve will be celebrated Thursday December 24, Christmas Friday December 25.

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Holiday Invite : Chanukah on the Net

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Holidays on the Net is delighted to invite you to share in our celebration of the Jewish festival of lights, which begins this year on December 11, 2009. The eight-day holiday of Chanukah, which means “rededication” in Hebrew, celebrates the victory of the Jewish Maccabees over the Greeks and the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem.

At Chanukah on the Net, you can learn the story of Chanukah, the history of the holiday, and the legacy of the Maccabees. You can also discover why this holiday is referred to as the Holiday of Lights and other interesting Chanukah tidbits in Did You Know?

Come read all about the Chanukah traditions, including lighting the menorah (chanukiah), playing with the dreidel, and frying up festive foods like latkes (potato pancakes) and sufganiyot (jelly donuts). Be sure to check out our extensive collection of Chanukah crafts, coloring pages, games and recipes. And finally, don’t forget to browse through our selection of Chanukah e-cards — perfect for far-away friends and family.

We have everything you need to enjoy a festive Chanukah and we look forward to sharing our holiday traditions with you and your family.

Happy holidays from our family to yours!

(November 29) Today we're celebrating . . .  Electronic Greetings Day

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

Electronic Greetings Day
One of the most popular online services are Electronic Greeting Cards. And whether they’re called eGreetings or eCards, you can easily send birthday wishes to holiday greetings to friends and family from the comfort of your computer.

And what a perfect time to make you aware of our own eCard site – Holiday eCards on the Net – where you can send free holiday and general eCards. Right now we’ve got a great selection of Seasonal Greetings, Christmas, Chanukah, and Kwanzaa holiday egreetings to send.

(November 26) Today we're celebrating . . .  Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

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Thanksgiving Day
Thanksgiving Day in America is a time to offer thanks, of family gatherings and holiday meals. A time of turkeys, stuffing, and pumpkin pie. A time for Indian corn, holiday parades and giant balloons.

So join us for our Thanksgiving celebration. We’ve got stories of the Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving, turkeys to take home, holiday pictures for the kids to print and color, tasty holiday recipes and e-greeting cards to send your friends and family. We hope you find something you like!

Links:
Thanksgiving on the Net

The History of Thanksgiving and its Celebrations
The Pilgrims and America’s First Thanksgiving
The Thanksgiving Turkey
Thanksgiving Goodies! (holiday crafts and coloring pictures)
Tasty Thanksgiving Recipes
Free Thanksgiving eGreeting Cards

Holiday Invite: Thanksgiving on the Net

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Holidays on the Net is delighted to invite you to partake in our cornucopia of Thanksgiving celebrations.

To get you in the Thanksgiving mood, come learn about the very first Thanksgiving, the freedom-seeking Pilgrims, and the quintessential symbol of Thanksgiving: the turkey. You might also be interested to learn about the traditions of Canadian Thanksgiving, which our neighbors to the north celebrate in October.

When it comes time to cook, you will definitely want to visit our tutorial on how to roast a turkey. In fact, we have plenty of recipes, decorating tips and craft ideas to make your Thanksgiving table extra special. We think you will especially enjoy our countdown of the Top Seven Stuffing Recipes.

And finally, don’t forget to stop by our fun Did You Know Thanksgiving feature, where you can test your knowledge of Thanksgiving trivia.

However you are celebrating Thanksgiving this year, we know you will find something to be thankful for over at Holidays on the Net. We look forward to seeing you there!

Happy Holidays,

Louie and the Holiday Elves

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