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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

 

 

(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

Did You Know? Countdown to Halloween 2009 (10/28)

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Halloween

Oct 28 : 03 days till Halloween

Did you know that 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? Here are some suggestions for how to make your kids’ Halloween party a spooktacularly good time!

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 Saturday October 31st.

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Kids Halloween Costume Ideas From Ellen

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Funny clips of kids Halloween costumes featured on the Ellen Show

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.

Last Minute Halloween?

Monday, October 26th, 2009

With less than a week to go till Halloween – are you still searching for that special last minute recipe for your Halloween party? Looking for some holiday coloring pictures to keep the kids quiet for just a couple of more days? Well have we got good news for you!

Stop by our holiday recipe site – Holiday Eats for great recipe suggestions for your Halloween party or just something sweet and spooky for the kids.

And don’t forget our craft site – Holiday Arts & Crafts on the Net! For some seasonal craft projects and a great selection of Halloween coloring pictures to easily print.

All you’ll need to do is bring the crayons. Now how easy is that!

holiday recipes: Holiday Eats

holiday crafts / coloring pictures: Holiday Arts & Crafts on the Net

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
Holidays on the Net

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