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Current and Upcoming Holidays
April 20th, 2014 - Easter Sunday April 20th, 2014 - Orthodox Easter April 21st, 2014 - Patriot's Day April 21st, 2014 - San Jacinto Day April 21st, 2014 - Easter Monday April 21st, 2014 - Orthodox Easter Monday April 22nd, 2014 - Earth Day April 22nd, 2014 - Oklahoma Day April 22nd, 2014 - Last day of Passover April 23rd, 2014 - Administrative Professionals Day April 23rd, 2014 - World Book and Copyright Day April 25th, 2014 - World Malaria Day April 25th, 2014 - Arbor Day April 26th, 2014 - World Intellectual Property Day April 27th, 2014 - Yom HaShoah April 28th, 2014 - Confederate Memorial Day April 28th, 2014 - World Day for Safety and Health at Work April 29th, 2014 - Day to Remember Chemical Warfare Victims May 1st, 2014 - Law Day May 1st, 2014 - National Day of Prayer May 1st, 2014 - Loyalty Day May 3rd, 2014 - World Press Freedom Day May 4th, 2014 - Rhode Island Independence Day May 5th, 2014 - Cinco de Mayo May 6th, 2014 - Yom HaAtzmaut May 6th, 2014 - Primary Election Day Indiana May 8th, 2014 - Time to Remember Lost Lives From World War II May 8th, 2014 - Truman Day May 9th, 2014 - 'Confederate Memorial Day' observed May 10th, 2014 - Confederate Memorial Day May 11th, 2014 - Mother's Day May 13th, 2014 - Primary Election Day West Virginia May 14th, 2014 - World Migratory Bird Day May 15th, 2014 - International Day of Families May 15th, 2014 - Peace Officers Memorial Day May 16th, 2014 - National Defense Transportation Day May 17th, 2014 - World Information Society Day May 17th, 2014 - Armed Forces Day May 18th, 2014 - Lag B'Omer May 21st, 2014 - World Day for Cultural Diversity May 22nd, 2014 - World Biological Diversity Day May 22nd, 2014 - National Maritime Day May 25th, 2014 - African Liberation Day May 26th, 2014 - Jefferson Davis Birthday May 26th, 2014 - Memorial Day May 27th, 2014 - Isra and Mi'raj May 29th, 2014 - International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers May 29th, 2014 - Ascension Day May 31st, 2014 - World No Tobacco Day June 1st, 2014 - Statehood Day June 2nd, 2014 - Jefferson Davis Birthday June 3rd, 2014 - Jefferson Davis Birthday June 4th, 2014 - World Day for Child Victims of Aggression June 4th, 2014 - Shavuot June 5th, 2014 - World Environment Day June 8th, 2014 - World Oceans Day June 8th, 2014 - Pentecost June 9th, 2014 - Whit Monday June 11th, 2014 - Kamehameha Day June 12th, 2014 - World Day Against Child Labour June 14th, 2014 - Flag Day June 14th, 2014 - World Blood Donor Day June 15th, 2014 - Father's Day June 15th, 2014 - Trinity Sunday June 17th, 2014 - Bunker Hill Day June 17th, 2014 - World Day to Combat Desertification June 19th, 2014 - Juneteenth June 19th, 2014 - Corpus Christi June 20th, 2014 - West Virginia Day June 20th, 2014 - World Refugee Day June 21st, 2014 - June Solstice June 23rd, 2014 - International Widows' Day June 23rd, 2014 - Public Service Day
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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.
The Jewish holiday of Passover is one filled with rich tradition. But, even more than on any other Jewish holiday, the biggest tradition (and commandment) of Passover is actually the story itself. Jews are commanded to tell the story of Passover in each generation as if it were we, ourselves, who were freed from slavery in Egypt.
Different from most Jewish holidays (in which the religious observance takes place mostly in the synagogue), on Passover the observance takes place at home with a festival meal and re-telling of the Passover story. Called the Seder, this festival meal and service is celebratory and educational, filled with delicious food, tradition and symbolism. The ?instruction manual? for the Seder is a book called the Hagaddah (which actually means the telling.) On every Seder table, appear the symbols through which the story is told. And how do we tell the story as if we were actually participants in the Exodus from Egypt? By becoming participants in the story . . . by not just reading about the symbols–but by tasting, using, and experiencing the symbols. By questioning, debating, discussing . . . and singing!
Perhaps the best-recognized symbol of Passover is the Matzah–the unleavened bread. By eating it for seven days during Passover instead of regular bread, we actually become the Israelites in such a hurry to escape Egypt before Pharaoh changed his mind that they didn?t even take time to let their bread rise. As the central symbol of Passover, the Matzah has an honored place on the Seder table, usually placed in an exquisite Matzah Cover.
The other symbols of the Passover Seder also hold places of honor at the table, displayed beautifully on a traditional Seder Plate. This plate often has a section for each of the symbols and a label in Hebrew or in English (or both) to remind us what goes there: parsley, a lamb bone, a roasted egg, bitter herb, salt water, and charoset (a delicious mixture of apples, nuts, and wine).
And let?s not forget the wine! At the Seder it?s traditional to drink four cups. So, at the center of the table stands an ornate Kiddush Cup used especially for blessing the wine and consecrating the specialness of the day.
One of the most beautiful traditions of the Seder is that of welcoming all to join us: the old and young, the poor and wealthy, the Jew and non-Jew. So, it?s not uncommon for non-Jews to attend a Passover Seder from time to time. All are welcome to tell the story, to participate in the traditions, and to enjoy the sounds and tastes of this festive springtime holiday. Happy Passover! Chag sameyach!
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