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Holiday Invite: Kwanzza on the Net

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

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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

(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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