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National Wear Red Day (Feb 04)
Go red to raise awareness about women's cardiovascular disease during the month of February, which is American Heart Month.

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2/3/11 12:34 P

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Chinese New Year (Feb 03)
Gung Hay Fat Choy! The first day of the Chinese lunar calendar is a very important holiday to the Chinese people. It is celebrated worldwide, wherever there are large Chinese populations, with food, festivities, fireworks, and parades.

There are 12 cycles to the Chinese lunar calendar, each represented by an animal. This year, 2011, is the year of the "Rabbit."

It is common to give red packets to children during this period of celebration. The red envelopes contain money, which should be of an even number (as odd numbers are associated with money given during funerals).

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1/25/11 2:41 P

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A Room of One's Own Day (Jan 25)
Delight in the private sanctity of your own space today. No matter how big or how small, a room of your own is a gift to be cherished.

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9/23/10 2:12 A

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Today for the Jewish people like me it is the beginning of a one week holiday of Succot. It has 2 significant aspects.

1, When the Jewish people made their Exodus from Egypt they lived in the desert. They built huts at night to protect themselves from the hot desert winds. Hence many of us build what we call Succot and eat our meals in them. We decorate them with brigh ornaments and the first fruit and vegetables of the harvest.

2 The other reason is to commerate the harvest when in the Bibical times, Jews brought offerings of their bounty to The Temple in Jerusalem.

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9/18/10 8:05 P

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Yom Kippur (Jewish - Sept 18)
Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is the most solemn day of the Jewish year and is observed on the tenth day of Tishri. It is a day of fasting, reflection and prayers.

Yom Kippur is a day of "NOT" doing. There is no blowing of the Shofar and Jews may not eat or drink, as fasting is the rule. It is believed that to fast on Yom Kippur is to emulate the angels in heaven, who do not eat, drink, or wash.

On Yom Kippur the Book of Life is closed and sealed. Those that have repented for their sins are granted a good and happy New Year.

(Began last night @ sundown)

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