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Ramadan Mubarak!!

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

ramadanblog09 Ramadan (Islamic)
With the sighting of the cresent moon tonight (depending where you live), Mulsims around the world will begin their observance of Ramadan.

Observed by more than one billion Muslims around the world, Ramadan is a month-long spiritual purification achieved through fasting, self-sacrifice and prayers.

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.

Muslims around the world daily observe the fast of Ramadan from sunrise to sunset. Visit Ramadan 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.

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

(This year, the first day of fasting in North America will begin on August 01st)

Did You Know? Countdown to Mother’s Day (05/02)

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore:
Motherhood & Mother’s Day

May 02 : 06 days till Mother’s Day

Did you know that there are 10.4 million single moms in America living with children under the age of 18?

This is up from 3.4 million single moms in 1970.

Did you know that seven out of 10 moms with a child over the age of one work outside the home?

In 1976, 39% of moms worked full-time. For those moms with a child under the age of one, 55% work outside the home, as compared to 31% in 1976.

Did you know that 81% of American children younger than 6 eat dinner with their mothers most evenings?

66% of the 6-and-under-set eat dinner regularly with their dads, too.

Mother’s Day is a time of commemoration and celebration for Mom. It is a time of breakfast in bed, family gatherings, and crayon scribbled “I Love You’s.” So join our Mother’s Day festivities as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Mother’s Day on May 08, 2011!

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Did You Know? Countdown to Mother’s Day (05/01)

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore:
Motherhood & Mother’s Day

May 01 : 07 days till Mother’s Day

Did you know that stepmoms in America have their own special holiday?

National Stepmother’s Day is celebrated today, May 1st. Of course, you are welcome to honor your stepmom on Mother’s Day, too!

Mother’s Day is a time of commemoration and celebration for Mom. It is a time of breakfast in bed, family gatherings, and crayon scribbled “I Love You’s.” So join our Mother’s Day festivities as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Mother’s Day on May 08, 2011!

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Did You Know? Countdown to Mother’s Day (04/30)

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore:
Motherhood & Mother’s Day

April 30 : 08 days till Mother’s Day

Did you know that modern moms have an average family size of two children?

Mothers in the 1950s had an average of 3.5 kids. In the 1700s, women gave birth to seven to ten children each.

Did you know that the average age at which a woman becomes a mom for the first time is 25.1 years?

That’s up from 21 years of age in 1970. Every year, about 4.3 million American women give birth to a new baby.

Did you know that in the United States, 56% of all women between the ages of 15 and 44 are mothers?

The percentage spikes to 82% for women between the ages of 40 and 44.

Mother’s Day is a time of commemoration and celebration for Mom. It is a time of breakfast in bed, family gatherings, and crayon scribbled “I Love You’s.” So join our Mother’s Day festivities as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Mother’s Day on May 08, 2011!

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(April 30) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Hairstylist Appreciation Day

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

Hairstylist Appreciation Day
What would Marge Simpson be without her blue bouffant? Rachel without her “Rachel” shag? Farrah Fawcett (who?) without the famous “Farrah Fawcett” flip? Dorothy Hamill’s wedge? Bo Derek’s cornrows? Or even Sanjaya without his pony-hawk?

Well we’ve got their hairstylists to thank for these lovely, and in some cases iconic doos. So give a shout out today (and maybe a bigger tip) to your own hairstylist and let them know how important they are to you and your tresses.

Did You Know? Countdown to Mother’s Day (04/29)

Friday, April 29th, 2011

diduknow-momblog

Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore:
Motherhood & Mother’s Day

April 29 : 09 days till Mother’s Day

Did you know that more than 83 million mothers are living today in the United States?

According to the U.S. Census Bureau there are approximately 2 billion mothers living worldwide.

Did you know that in the United States, 56% of all women between the ages of 15 and 44 are mothers?

The percentage spikes to 82% for women between the ages of 40 and 44.

Mother’s Day is a time of commemoration and celebration for Mom. It is a time of breakfast in bed, family gatherings, and crayon scribbled “I Love You’s.” So join our Mother’s Day festivities as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Mother’s Day on May 08, 2011!

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(April 29) Today we’re celebrating. . .  National Hairball Awareness Day

Friday, April 29th, 2011

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National Hairball Awareness Day
Coughing up hairballs must surely be annoying for your pussy kitty. But did you know in fact that hairballs can be a real problem, even life-threatening, for your pussy kitty?

Well there are ways you can help your pussy kitty deal with this problem. We’ve included a link below that offer tips and ideas on battling the dreaded hairball. Cause, honestly, nothings more satisfying than a happy pussy kitty!

Hairballs Are More Than A Cat Nuisance
Dealing with Hairballs

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