Religious Holidays

    October, 2008

  • Halloween: Get Wicked on the Web - October 02, 2008 10:01 AM

    It's the second largest commercial holiday in America, but your Halloween celebration can be as homemade or as far over the top with special effects as you want. On the Web, you can discover the history of this holiday, learn to plan a spooky party, find that costume you've dreamt about since last year, become an expert pumpkin carver, or find the most terrifying haunted house in your neck of the woods.

  • March, 2008

  • Passover: History, Traditions, Seders and Food - March 14, 2008 04:06 PM
    Passover, or Pesach, celebrates the exodus of the Jews from Egypt, where they were slaves. The holiday has also come to symbolize and commemorate various types of individual, political and social freedom in modern times. Although there are basic laws and traditions, Passover can be a personalized celebration. The veritable cornucopia of Haggadahs available indicates the many ways to observe the holiday; every family celebrates in their own fashion. Learn about the basic traditions and choose some new ones to spice up your holiday.
  • Easter - March 14, 2008 01:20 PM
    Easter is one of the most important religious holidays of the Christian calendar, steeped in  tradition and ritual developed over centuries. It also has its secular side: the familiar bonnets, bunnies and those irresistible foil-wrapped chocolate eggs nestled into beds of neon grass. With all of these distractions, it’s easy to see how the religious message of Easter can sometimes get crowded out of the picture. This Web Guide can help you rediscover the history, beliefs, symbolism and practice of Easter.
  • St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations: History, Traditions and more - March 03, 2008 09:45 AM
    It’s been said that on St. Patrick’s Day, everyone is Irish. So no matter what your nationality or faith, use our St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations Web Guide to find links to parades, the best places to have fun and of course, tips on beer. We’ve also provided a history of St. Patrick’s Day, and suggestions for family-friendly traditions.
  • January, 2008

  • Mardi Gras Information: Lean Web Sites for Fat Tuesday - January 15, 2008 04:18 PM
    Mardi Gras is more than just a debauched free-for-all: In fact, the history of Mardi Gras is steeped in tradition and religious meaning. This Mardi Gras Information Web Guide shows you Fat Tuesday in all its incarnations. Use these resources to learn about Mardi Gras traditions, and find help throwing your own Fat Tuesday celebration.
  • December, 2007

  • Hanukkah Celebration: Understanding the Jewish Festival of Lights - December 05, 2007 11:25 AM
    For eight nights each year, Jews celebrate the Festival of Lights, known as Hanukkah. Hanukkah celebrates the miracles that occurred more than 2,000 years ago when Judah and the Maccabees fought against religious persecution, rededicated the Holy Temple in Jerusalem and lit the menorah (a candelabrum) with one day’s worth of oil that, amazingly, lasted for eight. Let the Hanukkah Celebration Web Guide show you where to find information on Hanukkah customs, traditions, food, blessings, music and more.
  • November, 2007

  • Christmas Holiday: Resources for Celebrating - November 26, 2007 05:00 AM
    When the red and green lights and wreaths appear and the sounds of familiar carols echo in the streets,it’s time to celebrate the Christmas holiday again. This Christmas Holiday Web Guide presents the history of Christmas, illuminates how and why we celebrate certain customs, and reveals the best places to look for Christmas recipes, decorations and gift ideas. Whether you have a religious view of the holiday or simply enjoy the Christmas spirit, the resources below can help you make merry with your friends and family all through the season.
  • September, 2007

  • Holidays On the Web - September 13, 2007 10:29 AM
    Click on your holiday of choice in the menu on the right to learn more.

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