Archive for the 'Holidays' Category

Mother’s Day and Free eCards

What better thing to do on Mother’s Day than send out a free eCard! One reason this is better then driving down the CVS and picking up a paper version (other then saving money) – It saves paper, and aren’t we all trying to go green. Where can you find these free eCards? eCardPlanet and […]

Good Friday 2011

Good Friday 2011 falls on the 22 April. Good Friday is a sanctified occasion for Christians as Christ was crucified on this day. On this specific day, people solemnly follow rituals which include signing hymns, chanting prayers, reading Good Friday sermons. Good Friday (also popularly known as Great Friday or Holy Friday) is observed during […]

Holy Week 2011

Putnam, Conn. Jesus’ return to Jerusalem was celebrated in music Sunday by the members of several local church choirs during the Congregational Church of Putnam’s 82nd annual Palm Sunday Concert of Sacred Music. For Christians, Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, which culminates with recognition of Jesus’ death on Good Friday and resurrection […]

Palm Sunday 2011

Most people know the Sunday before Easter as Palm Sunday, but it is also called Passion Sunday in acknowledgement of the Passion (meaning the suffering and death) of Jesus. The gospels describe Palm or Passion Sunday as what is called the Triumphal Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, riding on the back of a donkey, with […]

Record Store Day 2011

Looking to celebrate ‘Record Store Day’? This is a holiday that is celebrated internationally and is observed on the third Saturday of April each year. The purpose of this holiday is to celebrate the art of music. Fans, artists and over 700 independently owned record stores in the United States as well as other record […]

Cesar Chavez Day 2011

Today (Thursday March 31) is Cesar Chavez Day. California state offices (including the Department of Motor Vehicles and Los Angeles Superior Courts) will be closed. Chavez was a labor leader and civil rights activist who co-founded the group which later became the United Farm Workers. Los Angeles city offices will be open, as it observes […]

Earth Hour and Day 2011

This time tomorrow, Earth Hour would have come and gone. But the threat from the effects of climate change will still very much be a reality. Earth Hour 2011 has reached an unprecedented record number of participation with 130 countries and territories registered to take part – on all seven continents, all G20 countries, thousands […]

Earth Hour 2011

Over 4,000 cities (including New Delhi and Mumbai) from 131 countries will turn off their lights during the global Earth Hour event Saturday, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) said on Friday. Earth Hour is organised annually on the last Saturday of March by the WWF. “Earth Hour is your chance to vote for […]

World Water Day 2011

Tuesday is ‘World Water Day’, an occasion to celebrate water and its crucial contribution to human life in all its forms. To mark the occasion, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released a report that gathers available evidence on the benefits of investing in water and sanitation services. The emphasis of the […]

Vernal Equinox 2011

Sunday, March 20, marked the vernal equinox: the traditional start of official day of spring and the end of winter. The Sun yesterday was directly over the equator on the Tropic of Cancer. The Sun crossed into the Northern Hemisphere and will shine there for the majority of the time for the majority of time […]