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(July 04) Today we’re celebrating. . .  (US) Independence Day

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

Independence Day (4th of July – US)
Celebrating the 235th birthday of the United States of America: On this day in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress.

And in honor of the day – Holidays on the Net invites you to celebrate America’s birthday with us.

Whether you enjoy BBQs, fireworks or picnics in the park, we’ve got plenty of fun for your 4th of July. To help your family get into the independence spirit, we also have a trove of craft projects and coloring pictures that are perfect for kids young and old.

If you’re a history buff, Independence Day is probably one of your favorite holidays. What better way to relive our nation’s history than to spend its birthday visiting the national monuments and memorials in Washington, DC?

Or you can visit our site for a refresher on the history of the Pledge of Allegiance, the timeline of the American Flag and the full text and signers of the Declaration of Independence. And if you’re a trivia freak, you don’t want to miss our Did You Know? Facts and Figures about July 4th.

Are you planning to host or attend a 4th of July cookout (would it be July 4th if you didn’t?!) Be sure to peruse all our great grill recipes — plus our patriotic pastries, like Mom’s Favorite Apple Pie.

We look forward to hosting you at our biggest birthday bash yet!

And a bit of holiday trivia – Today is also the anniversary of the song – America the Beautiful.

Did You Know? Countdown to Ramadan (08/01)

Monday, August 1st, 2011

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Did You Know?
August 01

It’s Ramadan!

Thanks for joining us as as we counted down to the Islamic holiday of Ramadan.

Ramadan Mubarak,
Louie and the Holiday Elves


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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)

Holiday Reminder: Ramadan 2011

Sunday, July 31st, 2011


Holiday Reminder: Ramadan
The first day of Ramadan (fasting) in North America according to sighting, is expected to begin tomorrow Monday August 01*.

For more information visit our Ramadan celebration – Ramadan on the Net

(*source: Moonsighting.com)

Holiday Invite: Ramadan

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Greetings & Ahlan wa-Sahlan (Welcome)

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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.

More than one billion Muslims around the world daily observe the fast of Ramadan from sunrise to sunset. Visit Holidays 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.

According to Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) the first day of fasting for Ramadan will begin in North America on August 01, 2011. I am excited to share our Ramadan celebration with you at Holidays on the Net.

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

Louie and the Elves
Holidays on the Net

Did You Know? Countdown to Ramadan (07/31)

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Ramadan &
the Islamic Faith

July 31 : 01 day to Ramadan*

Did you know that the end of the month of Ramadan is marked with a joyous festival called Eid al-Fitr?

Eid al-Fitr literally means the “Festival of Breaking the Fast,” during which many Muslims partake in elaborate feasts. They also wear their finest clothes, while simultaneously increasing their almsgiving.

Observed by more than one billion Muslims around the world, the month of Ramadan is a time for spiritual purification achieved through fasting, self-sacrifice and prayers. We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Ramadan!*

*Please Note: According to Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) the first day of fasting in North America would be Monday, August 1, 2011. Elsewhere depends where you live.


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(July 31) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Feast of Saint Ignatius Loyola

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

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Feast of Saint Ignatius Loyola (Catholic)
The patron saint of my childhood church*, “St. Iggy” was the founder of the “Society of Jesus,” the Catholic religious order know as the Jesuits.

*Saint Ignatius Loyola Parish, Hicksville, New York

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