Archive for the 'December' Category

(December 05) Today we’re observing. . .  Ashura: Tenth Day

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Ashura: Tenth Day (Islamic)
This Shia Muslim holiday commemorates the death of Muhammad’s grandson, killed during the Battle of Karbala. Celebrated on the 10th of Islamic month of Muharram, Ashura is a day of fasting, reflection and meditation.

(December 04) Today we’re celebrating . . .  National Dice Day

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

National Dice Day
On this fun holiday, everyone should enjoy a game of dice. Winners score 10,000 by rolling 5s (and earning 500 points) and 1s (which earn 100 points).

(December 03) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Coats and Toys for Kids Day

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011
Coats awaiting kids by SalvationArmyIndiana

Coats and Toys for Kids Day
This Maine holiday drive collects more than 12,000 new and gently used winter coats and unwrapped toys for children in need. Even if you don’t live in Maine, today is a great opportunity to donate to your local children’s charity.

photo credit: via flickr

(December 02) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Special Education Day

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Special Education Day
On this day in 1975, Congress passed the Special Education Law in America. The anniversary is an opportunity for special education teachers, parents and activists to reflect on the great strides that have been made since the mid1970s and to strategize for ways to continue to progress the state of special education in the U.S.

(December 01) Today we’re observing . . .  World AIDS Day / Day Without Art

Thursday, December 1st, 2011
World AIDS Day / Day Without Art
World AIDS Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV and AIDS. It’s up to you, me and us to stop the spread of HIV and end prejudice.

Day Without Art (DWA) began on December 1st 1989 as the national day of action and mourning in response to the AIDS crisis. To make the public aware that AIDS can touch everyone, and inspire positive action, some 800 U.S. art and AIDS groups participated in the first Day Without Art, shutting down museums, sending staff to volunteer at AIDS services, or sponsoring special exhibitions of work about AIDS.
Every year since artists and art institutions throughout the world have taken part in the observances, many closing or covering their artwork with black cloths for the day. While others hold special observances and performances in remembrance for those artists lost to the disease.



(November 27) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Advent

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

Advent (First Sunday)
Advent begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas and counts down the days until the arrival of Christmas. The term Advent comes from the Latin “adventur”, meaning arrival.

Countdown to Christmas with our Video Advent Calendar (begins December 01st)

source: Christmas on the Net – The History of the Advent Calendar

photo credit: via flickr

Did You Know? Countdown to New Years Day (01/01/11)

Saturday, January 1st, 2011

Did You Know?
January 01, 2011

It’s New Years Day!!

Thank you for joining us as we counted down to New Years Day 2011!

Happy New Year,
Louie and the Holidays Elves

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