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Did You Know? Countdown to President’s Day
Facts, Figures & Folklore About America’s Presidents
February 16 : 05 days till President’s Day
Originally intended to celebrate the birthday of the first US President, George Washington, the President’s Day holiday has become a general celebration of all past US Presidents.
Did you know that George Washington, according to some historical accounting, was actually the eighth president of the United States, and not the first president?
Washington was sworn in as President on April 30, 1789 at the age of 57. He was the first president elected after the passage of the U.S. Constitution in 1788. From 1781 to 1788, however, the United States had been governed by a document known as the “Articles of Confederation,” which set out that there should be one house of Congress without an executive branch.
During that eight-year time period, Congress elected its own president. The first Congressional president was John Hanson, who served a two-year term. Hanson was succeeded by six other Congressional presidents, causing some historians to argue that George Washington was in fact the eighth president of the United States.
So in honor of this upcoming holiday join us as we countdown to President’s Day with little know facts, figures, and folklore about America and its Presidents! We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fun fact each day as we countdown to February 21st! So stop by again tomorrow.
Susan B. Anthony Day
On this day in 1820, one of America’s first women’s rights activists, Susan B. Anthony, was born in Adams, Massachusetts. Anthony was active in the advocating for women’s right to vote.
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Happy Valentine’s Day!
Holidays on the Net is delighted to invite you to join our amorous celebration of the year’s most romantic holiday, Amoré on the Net.
Get yourself in the Valentine’s Day mood by checking out our articles on everything from the origin of Valentine’s Day to Valentine’s Day celebrations around the world. We even feature China’s unique love celebration, in which the Chinese girls spend the evening preparing a feast of fruits and praying for true love.
If you like to indulge in a Valentine’s Day feast, think chocolate: Creamy, dark and delicious chocolate. Come find out the amorous origins of chocolate and then whip up one of our chocolate recipes — the surest way to win your Valentine’s Day heart. If gourmet cooking is more your speed, you will love our recipes for a Valentine’s Day feast.
In fact, we have plenty of ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day — from cooking and baking to dating your mate (5 creative date ideas for the romantically-impaired). And don’t worry — you don’t have to spend a fortune to show your love how much she or he means to you. Check out our guide to frugal romance and inexpensive gift-giving for some thrifty inspiration.
After filling up on Valentine’s Day facts and figures, come test your amore knowledge with our fun Did you know feature? For example, did you know that Cupid was the son of Venus, the Roman god of love? In Greek tradition, he was known as Aphrodite’s son.
Help get your little ones into the lovey-dovey mood with our tips for celebrating Valentine’s Day with children. They are sure to delight in our holiday craft ideas, coloring pages and guide to making their own Valentine’s Day cards. And don’t forget to share your love with family and friends by sending one of our free Valentine’s Day e-cards.
Valentine’s Day will be celebrated next Monday, February 14, 2011. We look forward to seeing you soon!
With love and best wishes for a Happy Valentine’s Day Holiday,
Louie and the Holiday Elves
A Day for love and lovers. A day for flowers, romance, and candy hearts. A day for Cupid, kisses and snuggling galore!
Come and join us as we celebrate Valentine’s Day – Amore on the Net