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(April 24) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 24th, 2011


Easter (Christian)
Easter is the springtime holiday marking the rebirth of Jesus and the renewal of the Christian faith.

It is a blessed time for the faithful to celebrate the life, death and resurrection of the Savior… and a magical time for children to enjoy chocolate bunnies, marshmallow chicks and jellybean-filled Easter eggs.

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Did You Know? Countdown to Easter (04/23)

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures &
Folklore About Easter

April 23 : Holy Saturday, Easter Even
01 day till Easter

Did you know that over one billion Easter eggs are hunted every year in America?

The most popular (or at least the most televised) Easter egg hunt is the one held at the White House. President Hayes hosted the first White House Egg Hunt in 1878, launching a tradition that has continued to this day.

The President and First Lady Michelle Obama will sponsor the White House Easter Egg Hunt on Monday April 25, 2011. The theme of this years event is “Get Up and Go!”, which is intended to encourage America’s youngsters to lead active, healthy lives and to follow the First Lady’s “Let’s Move!” initiative.

Easter is the time of springtime festivals, a time to welcome back the Tulips, Crocuses and Daffodils. A time for Christians to celebrate the life, death and resurrection of Christ. And a time of chocolate bunnies, marshmallow chicks, and colored eggs! Join our Easter festivities as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day and countdown to Easter on April 24th!

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(April 23) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Easter Even

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

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Easter Even / Holy Saturday / The Great Sabbath (Christian)
The Saturday before Easter and last day of Holy Week.

In Roman Catholic Churches, the altar is either stripped completely bare or coloured in violet, while the administration of the sacraments is severely limited. Holy Communion is given only as Viaticum. All Masses are strictly prohibited. No Mass at all appears in the liturgy for this day, nor for the preceding day, Good Friday. Many of the churches of the Anglican Communion observe most of the same traditions, however their altars are usually stripped or coloured in black.*

* source: wikipedia – Holy Saturday

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(April 22) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Earth Day

Friday, April 22nd, 2011


Earth Day
A day to both celebrate the environmental victories of the past and to reflect on the many remaining opportunities for improvement.

Whether you celebrate Earth Day by attending a rally, signing a petition or switching to highly efficient light bulbs, make an effort to be mindful of the original vision for this day: to serve as a national learn-in for the sake of the environment.

Please visit our Earth Day celebration – Earth Day on the Net – for more info, environmental tips, crafts, recipes, and more.

Did You Know? Countdown to Easter (04/22)

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures &
Folklore About Easter

April 22 : Good Friday
02 days till Easter

Did you know that in many Catholic churches, Good Friday services begin at precisely 3 o’clock* (PM)?

*This is the time that Jesus is believed to have died on the Cross.

Good Friday is a solemn day of prayer, repentance and, in some churches, fasting in commemoration of Jesus’ death. Catholics, Greek and Russian Orthodox, and many Protestants celebrate Good Friday.

Easter is the time of springtime festivals, a time to welcome back the Tulips, Crocuses and Daffodils. A time for Christians to celebrate the life, death and resurrection of Christ. And a time of chocolate bunnies, marshmallow chicks, and colored eggs! Join our Easter festivities as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day and countdown to Easter on April 24th!

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Did You Know? Countdown to Earth Day (04/22)

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

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Did You Know?
April 22

It’s Earth Day!

Thanks for joining us as we counted down to Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day,
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Did You Know? Countdown to Earth Day (04/21)

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts & Figures about
Celebrating and
Saving Mother Earth

April 21 : 01 day till Earth Day

Did you know that the Earth’s population has grown faster since 1950 than over the previous four million years combined?

Today, there are 6.5 billion people living on the planet, with another 74 million people are added every year. Yet just two hundred years ago, there were barely 1 billion people on Planet Earth. The term “population explosion” seems like a ridiculous understatement.

Earth Day is a day to both celebrate the environmental victories of the past and to reflect on the many remaining opportunities for improvement. Whether you celebrate Earth Day by attending a rally, signing a petition or switching to highly efficient light bulbs, make an effort to be mindful of the original vision for this day: to serve as a national learn-in for the sake of the environment.

Join our Earth Day celebration as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Earth Day on April 22nd!

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