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(June 14) Today we’re observing . . .  Flag Day / National Flag Day USA

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Flag Day
By Presidential Proclamation; honors and celebrates our flag, our country, and our heritage.

National Flag Day USA: Pause for Pledge
All Americans are asked to pause at 7PM EST to share a moment of nationwide patriotism.

 

Related link: Independence Day on the Net – U.S. Flag Etiquette

Holiday Invite: Independence Day on the Net

Friday, July 1st, 2011

Holiday Reminder: US Independence Day / July 4th will be celebrated next Monday July, 04, 2011.

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Happy Independence Day!

Holidays on the Net is delighted to invite you to share in our online celebration of America’s birthday. On July 4, 1776, nine of the twelve colonies attending the Continental Congress voted to approve the Declaration of Independence — and a nation was born!

Help your children get into the spirit of our nation by enjoying one of our craft projects. Or brush up on your knowledge of American history, with our articles on the Pledge of Allegiance, the American flag and the Declaration of Independence. Also be sure to enjoy a little red, white and blue trivia with 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.

Perhaps you are planning a trip to our nation’s capital for Independence Day? Be sure to visit one of the national monuments and memorials — there is no better way to celebrate the country’s history and heroism. Or how about visiting one of America’s 400 national parks? They are the perfect place to get in touch with the beauty and bounty of the United States.

Of course, nothing says 4th of July like an awesome fireworks display. And if you don’t mind doing a little holiday driving, you might be able to catch one of the nation’s eight best Independence Day pyrotechnic shows.

On Monday, July 4th, 2011, America will be celebrating its 235th birthday. We look forward to sharing with you one of the biggest parties yet!

Happy Holidays,
Holidays on the Net

Did You Know? Countdown to Independence Day (06/30)

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About America’s Independence

June 30 : 04 days to July 4th

Did you know there are nine places named “freedom,” including the most populous city on the list: Freedom, California (population 6,000 residents)?

Did you know there is one city named Patriot in America? It’s in Indiana. Population 192?

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Independence Day Day (07/04)! So stop by again tomorrow.


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(June 30) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Leap Second Adjustment Time

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Leap Second Adjustment Time
A leap second can be added, or subtracted, twice a year to keep time in sync with the atomic clock time.

The second is added, or subtracted, at midnight on June 30th and January 31st.

Although a…leap second is “added” at midnight, its effect actually slows down the atomic clock by one second…since a…leap second represents an extra second that must be counted before the new day can begin.

photo credit: via flickr

Did You Know? Countdown to Independence Day (06/29)

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About America’s Independence

June 29 : 05 days to July 4th

Did you know that there are 31 cities in America with the word “eagle” — a national symbol of the United States — in their name, including Eagle Pass, Texas (population 26,401)?

Did you know that twelve places are named for Independence, including Independence, Missouri (population 109,400)?

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Independence Day Day (07/04)! So stop by again tomorrow.


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(June 29) Today we’re observing . . .  Isra Al Mi’Raj (Ascent of the Prophet Muhammad)

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011


Isra Al Mi’Raj (Ascent of the Prophet Muhammad – Islamic)*
Commemorating the Prophet Muhammad’s journey to Jerusalem and his ascent into heaven where he prayed together with Abraham, Moses, and Jesus.

“The rock in the center of the dome (The Dome of the Rock) is the spot from which, according to Islamic tradition, Muhammad ascended for a night-long journey to Heaven in AD 621, accompanied by the angel Gabriel. There he met many prophets like Abraham and Moses and was given the (now obligatory) Islamic prayers before returning to Earth…A Qur’anic verse says that Muhammad took an instantaneous night journey on Buraq from al-Masjid al-Haram (“the sacred mosque”, interpreted as being in Mecca) to al-Masjid al-Aqsa (“the farthest mosque”, interpreted as being in Jerusalem).”**

more info: Isra Al Mi’Raj (Ascent of the Prophet Muhammad)

**Photo credit & quote source: Jerusalem – The Dome of the Rock at Night via flickr

*US date. Date may vary depending on where one lives in the world.

Did You Know? Countdown to Independence Day (06/28)

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About America’s Independence

June 28 : 06 days to July 4th

Did you know that Americans spent more than $4.7 million on American flags in 2007?

And did you know that the vast majority of those flags — $4.3 million worth — were made in China?

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Independence Day Day (07/04)! So stop by again tomorrow.


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