Archive for the 'January' Category

(January 06) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Epiphany Three Kings Day

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Three Kings Day (Little Christmas, Epiphany, Twelfth Day, Greek Christmas, & La Befana)
January 6th is the traditional day the Magi, or the Three Kings, visited the Christ Child. They came bearing gifts of Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh.

Today is also known as Little Christmas, Epiphany, Twelfth Day, Greek or Orthodox Christmas, & La Befana (Italy).

Epiphany is one of the oldest Christian celebrations. It was celebrated since the end of the second century, before the Christmas holiday was recognized. It is commonly known as Twelfth Night, Twelfth Day, or the Feast of Epiphany. It means “manifestation” or “showing forth”. It is also called Theophany (“manifestation of God”), especially by Eastern Christians. Epiphany also refers to the church season that follows the day.

And yes, however you celebrate today, its time to take the tree down because Christmas is officially over!

Holiday Reminder: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

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Reminder: The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday will be celebrated in 2 weeks, Monday January 16, 2012. Remember – It’s A Day On, Not A Day Off!!

More Info: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day On the Net

Holiday Reminder: Purim

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

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Holiday Reminder: The Jewish Festival of Purim begins in 3 weeks, sundown Saturday March 19, 2011.

For more info please visit our Purim celebration – Purim on the Net

Did You Know? Countdown to Chinese New Year (01/31)

Monday, January 31st, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
about the Chinese New Year

Jan. 31 : 03 Days to Chinese NY

Did you know that each of the first seven days of the Chinese New Year is associated with the birthday of a specific animal?

The first day is the birthday of the chicken, the second is the birthday of the dog; the third is pig and the fourth is the sheep. The birthday of the ox and cattle is celebrated on the fifth day, while the horse’s birthday is the sixth day. The seventh day is known as the birthday of man, on which all Chinese traditionally celebrate their birthday and become a year older.

From Bangkok to New York’s Chinatown, the Chinese New Year is the pinnacle celebration for billions of Chinese people around the world. The Chinese New Year is the most important and elaborate holiday in Chinese culture. More than any other Chinese holiday, the New Year stresses the importance of familial ties. Whether it’s family gatherings or citywide celebrations, the New Year is a time rich in traditions and ancient superstitions

Chinese New Year 2011, the Year of the Rabbit, begins on February 03rd and continues for 15 days, through the end of the full moon.

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(January 31) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day

Monday, January 31st, 2011


Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day
Celebrating the joy that is Bubble Wrap, everyones favorite shipping material. Take some time today to learn the history and etiquette of bubble wrap “popping.”

BTW – Did You Know Bubble Wrap was initially conceived as a textured wallpaper?

And courtesy of Virtual Bubblewrap here is some excellent Bubble Wrap fun to help with your holiday celebration. On you mark. Get set. Pop!

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Did You Know? Countdown to Chinese New Year (01/30)

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
about the Chinese New Year

Jan. 30 : 04 Days to Chinese NY

Did you know that on the fifth day of the Chinese New Year, a holiday known as Jie Cai Ceng, or the Welcoming of the Gods of Wealth, is celebrated?

Many Chinese take vacation through the fifth day of New Year festival. Merchants, on the other hand, often return to work on Jie Cai Ceng, saying special prayers for the financial success of their business in the coming year.

From Bangkok to New York’s Chinatown, the Chinese New Year is the pinnacle celebration for billions of Chinese people around the world. The Chinese New Year is the most important and elaborate holiday in Chinese culture. More than any other Chinese holiday, the New Year stresses the importance of familial ties. Whether it’s family gatherings or citywide celebrations, the New Year is a time rich in traditions and ancient superstitions

Chinese New Year 2011, the Year of the Rabbit, begins on February 03rd and continues for 15 days, through the end of the full moon.

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(January 30) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Inane Answering Machine Message Day

Sunday, January 30th, 2011


Inane Answering Machine Message Day
A day for updating, erasing, or re-recording those awful and annoying answering machine messages we all have.

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