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Current and Upcoming Holidays
August 29th, 2014 - International Day against Nuclear Tests August 30th, 2014 - World Day of Victims of Enforced Disappearance September 1st, 2014 - Labor Day September 6th, 2014 - Carl Garner Federal Lands Cleanup Day September 7th, 2014 - National Grandparents Day September 8th, 2014 - International Literacy Day September 10th, 2014 - World Suicide Prevention Day September 11th, 2014 - Patriot Day September 15th, 2014 - International Day of Democracy September 16th, 2014 - World Ozone Layer Day September 17th, 2014 - Constitution Day and Citizenship Day September 19th, 2014 - International Talk Like a Pirate Day September 19th, 2014 - National POW/MIA Recognition Day September 21st, 2014 - International Day of Peace September 22nd, 2014 - Autumnal equinox September 22nd, 2014 - Emancipation Day September 25th, 2014 - World Maritime Day September 25th, 2014 - Rosh Hashana September 27th, 2014 - World Tourism Day September 28th, 2014 - World Rabies Day September 28th, 2014 - Gold Star Mother's Day September 28th, 2014 - World Heart Day October 1st, 2014 - International Day of Older Persons October 2nd, 2014 - International Day of Non-Violence October 4th, 2014 - Feast of St Francis of Assisi October 4th, 2014 - Yom Kippur October 5th, 2014 - Eid-al-Adha October 5th, 2014 - World Teachers' Day October 6th, 2014 - Child Health Day October 6th, 2014 - World Habitat Day October 8th, 2014 - World Day for Natural Disaster Reduction October 9th, 2014 - World Post Day October 9th, 2014 - Leif Erikson Day October 9th, 2014 - World Sight Day October 9th, 2014 - First day of Sukkot October 10th, 2014 - World Mental Health Day October 11th, 2014 - International Day of the Girl Child October 13th, 2014 - Indigenous People's Day October 13th, 2014 - Columbus Day October 13th, 2014 - Native Americans' Day October 15th, 2014 - International Day of Rural Women October 15th, 2014 - Last day of Sukkot October 15th, 2014 - White Cane Safety Day October 16th, 2014 - Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah October 16th, 2014 - Boss's Day October 16th, 2014 - World Food Day October 17th, 2014 - 'Alaska Day' observed October 17th, 2014 - World Day for Poverty Eradication October 18th, 2014 - Alaska Day October 23rd, 2014 - Diwali/Deepavali October 24th, 2014 - United Nations Day October 24th, 2014 - World Development Information Day October 25th, 2014 - Muharram/Islamic New Year October 27th, 2014 - World Day for Audiovisual Heritage October 29th, 2014 - World Stroke Day October 31st, 2014 - Nevada Day October 31st, 2014 - Halloween November 1st, 2014 - All Saints' Day November 1st, 2014 - All Saints November 2nd, 2014 - All Souls' Day November 2nd, 2014 - Daylight Saving Time ends
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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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