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Holiday Invite: Days of the Dead

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

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Feliz Dias de los Muertos!
Happy Days of the Dead!

Mexico’s joyful Days of the Dead is October 31-November 2, and Holidays on the Net is delighted to invite you to join our celebration.

Come learn why this spooky-sounding holiday is actually anything but scary. Uncover the history of Los Dias de los Muertos and its celebration of dearly beloved — and departed — spirits. You can also delve into the rituals and traditions of this national holiday, such as setting up little alters called ofrendas and decorating them with sugar skulls and handmade skeletal figures called calacas. Before you leave, don’t forget to test your knowledge with our Did You Know trivia feature.

We look forward to celebrating Los Dias de los Meurtos with you!

Feliz Dias de los Muertos,
Louie and the Holiday Elves

 

 

(November 01) Today we're celebrating . . .  Days of the Dead

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

11012006.jpgDays of the Dead (Los Dias de los Muertos)
A traditional Mexican holiday honoring the dead. Los Dias de los Muertos is not a sad time, but instead a joyous time of remembering friends, family and loved ones who have passed.

It is celebrated every year at the same time as Halloween and the Christian holy days of All Saints Day and All Souls Day (November 1st and 2nd). Some areas celebrate the holiday for one day, while other celebrate for 2 days.

Visit our Los Dias de los Muertos (the Days of the Dead) website for more.

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(October 31) Today we're celebrating . . .  Halloween

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

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Halloween
A favorite holiday among kids, and many adults, Halloween is an ancient celebration that blends Druid and Christian customs. Long associated with spirits and ghosts, Halloween today is a reason to dress up in costume and trick-or-treat for candy.

Halloween is the time of Ghosts, Goblins, Gravestones and Graveyards. Of Spooks and Spirits and silly-fun tricks. Of Witches and Warlocks and Scary Black Cats. And Candy Corn, Jelly Apples, Pumpkins and Bats.

Come visit our Halloween celebration for some holiday fun. We’ve got Dancing Skeletons, Halloween stories, some ghosts, goblins and “jack-o-lanterns”, holiday pictures for the kids to print and color, and some tasty Halloween recipes to make and enjoy. We hope you find something you like!

Happy Halloween and come visit our Halloween sites:

Halloween fun: Halloween on the Net

Halloween Recipes: Holiday Eats

Halloween Crafts / Coloring Pictures: Holiday Arts and Crafts on the Net

Halloween eCards: Holiday eCards on the Net

Hosting a Halloween Party for Kids? Have we got some ideas for you!

Monday, October 26th, 2009

If you have young children, Halloween is undoubtedly an important landmark in your fall holiday schedule. From the costumes, to the crafts to the trick-or-treating, kids love Halloween. Why not capitalize on their affection by hosting your own Halloween bash?

We have some suggestions for how to make your kids’ Halloween party a spooktacularly good time! Visit our Halloween celebration for more party ideas including:

Costumes
Costumes are an integral part of Halloween. Consider having a costume competition or a costume parade. Check out our children’s no-sew costume ideas.

Activities
We have a host of child-appropriate games and activities you can play at your Halloween party,

Snacks & Food
Make your little guests scream from fright and delight with these ghoulish snacks.

Visit our Halloween celebration - Halloween on the Net - for these and more Halloween party ideas.

Holiday Invite: High Holy Days on the Net

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Shanah Tova!
Happy New Year!

With the Jewish season of the High Holy Days upon us, we are delighted to invite you to come join our High Holiday Day celebrations at Holidays on the Net.

The Jewish High Holy Days refer to the ten-day period between the first day of the Jewish month of Tishrei, when Rosh Hashanah begins, and the tenth day of the month, when Yom Kippur falls.

These two holidays are the most significant in the Jewish calendar, a time rich in religious, spiritual and historical symbolism. On Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish people celebrate the beginning of a new year. The holiday is commemorated with special services, such as Tashlich (casting off of one’s sins), and the blowing of the shofar (and here). Rosh Hashanah is also a sacred time for ritualized family gatherings and sweet festive meals. And make your celebration a sweet and tasty one with our delicious holiday recipes.

Get the little ones interested in the holiday with our selection of fun and entertaining Rosh Hashanah crafts and holiday related coloring pictures. Send holiday greetings to your friends and family with our Rosh Hashanah eGreeting Cards.

Between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are the Days of Awe. During this ten-day period, the Jewish people stand before G-d, praying for forgiveness for their sins and hoping to be inscribed in the Book of Life. Then on Yom Kippur, which is also called the Day of Atonement, the Jewish people fast for 25 hours, during which they atone for their sins.

We hope that you will find something at Holidays on the Net that will help you better enjoy and appreciate these High Holy Days. We really look forward to seeing you at our High Holy Days celebration!

Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on Friday September 18. Yom Kippur begins at sundown on September 27.

Happy Holidays and Shanah Tova!

Louie and the Elves
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Holiday Invite: Ramadan on the Net

Friday, August 21st, 2009

 Greetings & Ahlan wa-Sahlan (Welcome)

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Holidays on the Net is delighted to invite you to join our celebration of the Islamic holiday of Ramadan. The ninth month of the Islamic calendar, Ramadan is a time for spiritual purification through fasting, prayer and self-sacrifice.

More than one billion Muslims around the world daily observe the fast of Ramadan from sunrise to sunset. Visit Holidays on the Net to learn more about fasting and other traditions of Ramadan, such as the Eid ul-Fitr feast, which marks the conclusion of this holy month.

If you are new to the study of Islam, come read more about the Prophet Muhammad, the five pillars of the faith (one of which is fasting on Ramadan), and the Holy Qur’an from Holidays on the Net.

You can also learn more about Muslim terminology, such as the difference between Muslim and Islam or Sunni and Shiite. And discover why the weather affects the start of Ramadan. Then come test your knowledge with our Did You Know ? trivia quiz, highlighting facts and figures about the Islamic faith.

If you have young children at home, be sure to enjoy our Ramadan coloring pictures (perfect for homeschoolers!) And don’t forget to share some Internet greetings with your loved ones with our free Ramadan and Eid ul-Fitr e-cards.

This year, the first day of fasting for Ramadan will begin in North America on August 22nd. I am excited to share our Ramadan celebration with you at Holidays on the Net.

Kul ‘am wa enta bi-khair! (May every year find you in good health!)

Louie and the Elves
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Holiday Invite: Independence Day on the Net

Friday, June 26th, 2009

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Happy Independence Day!

Holidays on the Net is delighted to invite you to share in our online celebration of America’s birthday. On July 4, 1776, nine of the twelve colonies attending the Continental Congress voted to approve the Declaration of Independence — and a nation was born!

Help your children get into the spirit of our nation by enjoying one of our craft projects. Or brush up on your knowledge of American history, with our articles on the Pledge of Allegiance, the American flag and the Declaration of Independence. Also be sure to enjoy a little red, white and blue trivia with our Did You Know? Facts and Figures about July 4th.

Are you planning to host or attend a 4th of July cookout (would it be July 4th if you didn’t?!) Be sure to peruse all our great grill recipes — plus our patriotic pastries, like Mom’s Favorite Apple Pie.

Perhaps you are planning a trip to our nation’s capital for Independence Day? Be sure to visit one of the national monuments and memorials — there is no better way to celebrate the country’s history and heroism. Or how about visiting one of America’s 400 national parks? They are the perfect place to get in touch with the beauty and bounty of the United States.

Of course, nothing says 4th of July like an awesome fireworks display. And if you don’t mind doing a little holiday driving, you might be able to catch one of the nation’s eight best Independence Day pyrotechnic shows.

On Saturday, July 4th, 2009, America will be celebrating its 233rd birthday. We look forward to sharing with you one of the biggest parties yet!

Happy Holidays,
Holidays on the Net

 

 

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