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Holiday Invite: Easter on the Net

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010


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: Chinese New Year on the Net

Sunday, February 14th, 2010


Xin Nián Kuài Lè! Happy Chinese New Year!

Holidays on the Net is delighted to invite you to join our new celebration of one of the world’s biggest New Year’s parties: Chinese New Year. From Bangkok to San Francisco’s Chinatown, the Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is the pinnacle celebration for billions of Chinese around the world.

Come discover the history of Chinese New Year, including the special traditions and superstitions such as bidding farewell to the Kitchen Gods and giving Red Envelopes stuffed with money to children. Uncover the origins of each of the fifteen days of the Chinese New Year — like do you know why the seventh day of the festival is considered the Birthday of Man?

We also go in-depth into the ancient Chinese zodiac, the 12-year cycle that restarts each New Year. Learn about the Chinese horoscopes associated with each of the 12 years of the Zodiac, especially the qualities of anyone born this year — the Year of the Tiger! (Of course, we’ve got it all for you, from the Year of the Rat to the Year of the Boar.) Once you have read up on all the facts and figures of Chinese New Year, come flex your trivia muscle at our fun Did You Know feature. We’ve got factoids the whole family will enjoy!

Do you want plan to celebrate the Chinese New Year in your own home this year? Then you will definitely want to check out our article on traditional Chinese New Year foods. Food plays a central role in all Chinese holidays — and the Spring Festival is no exception. We explain the symbolism of various foods and offer suggestions on how to prepare these culinary omens.

Help your little ones appreciate the spirit of Chinese New Year with our fun crafts, coloring pages and other goodies. And finally, don’t forget to wish your friends and family a Xin Nián Kuài Lè by sending one of our free Chinese New Year e-cards.

Chinese New Year begins this year on Sunday, February 14, 2010. I look forward to seeing you soon.

Gong Xi Fa Cái,

Louie and the Holiday Elves

Holiday Invite: Kwanzza on the Net

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009


Kwanzaa yenu iwe na heri! Happy Kwanzaa!

Holidays on the Net is delighted to invite you to join us for our Kwanzaa celebration.

Kwanzaa is a seven-day festival, celebrating African American people, culture and history. It is a time of community gathering that begins on December 26th and continues through New Year’s Day.  

Join us as we uncover the story of Kwanzaa, including its beginnings in the 1960s and its celebration today by more than 18 million African Americans. Learn about the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa and how each is practiced during the Kwanzaa week. Discover the meaning of the seven-branched candelabra known as the Kinara, which is lit each day of Kwanzaa.

Test your knowledge and have some fun with our Did You Know Kwanzaa feature, including interesting facts such as: Did you know that karamu is a large feast enjoyed on the last full day of Kwanzaa? Karamu is the high point of the Kwanzaa celebration.

If you would like create your own Kwanzaa celebration at home this year, you are sure to enjoy our extensive selection of Kwanzaa crafts, recipes and other holiday goodies. And be sure to share the Kwanzaa cheer with your loved ones by sending a free Kwanzaa e-card.  

We look forward to celebrating with you during this special time. Happy Kwanzaa from our family to yours!

Happy Holidays,

Louie and the Holiday Elves



Holiday Invite: Christmas on the Net

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

Merry Christmas and Feliz Navidad!

Holidays on the Net is delighted to invite you to share in our joyful celebration of Christmas.

With just a few days left until Christmas, make your yuletide preparations more meaningful by reading our beautiful story of Christmas and the birth of the Christ child. Learn about the origins of the traditions of Christmas and Christmas Eve. Discover the origin of the Christmas tree, the romance of mistletoe, the star-shape of the poinsettia, and the history of Christmas cards.

Enjoy the fantastical magic of Santa and his reindeer and discover the childhood power of counting down to Christmas with the Advent calendar. Then test your knowledge of Christmas trivia in our Did You Know feature.

If you have young children at home, they are sure to enjoy our extensive collection of Christmas crafts, coloring pages, and holiday recipes. And don’t forget to share the holiday cheer with your far-away loved ones by sending a Christmas e-card.

Merry Christmas from our Holidays on the Net family to yours! We look forward to celebrating together this holiday season.

Christmas Eve will be celebrated Thursday December 24. Christmas Day is Friday December 25.

Happy Holidays,

Louie and the Holiday Elves


(December 12) Today we're celebrating . . .  Chanukah

Saturday, December 12th, 2009

Chanukah (Jewish)
Its the First Day of Chanukah and all through the house the latkes are tasty and gifties are great!

Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, is a celebration of the victory of the Maccabees and the rededication of the Jerusalem Temple. It also commemorates the miracle of the oil that burned for 8 days.

And don’t forget to stop by our Chanukah celebration – we have some fun Holiday things for you and your family. We’ve got stories, tasty holiday recipes, holiday pictures for the kids to print and color, easy crafts to make, holiday games to play, and spinning dreidels! So bring your kids and tell your friends. We hope you find something you like!

Chanukah on the Net

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!

(December 11) Tonight we're celebrating . . .  The First Night of Chanukah

Friday, December 11th, 2009

The First Night of Chanukah (Jewish)
Tonight is the start of the Jewish holiday of Chanukah, which commemorates religious freedom, national pride and the 2nd century BCE victory of the Maccabees over the Greeks. Jewish people mark this eight-day holiday by lighting the menorah, an eight-branched candelabra, and eating foods fried in oil such as potato latkes and jelly donuts.

For more info visit our Chanukah celebration – We’ve got stories, tasty holiday recipes, holiday pictures for the kids to print and color, easy crafts to make, holiday games to play, and spinning dreidels!

Chanukah on the Net

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