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2011-12-23 01:45:00

Roadfish.com has released its annual 6 ways to enjoy the winter solstice list. The winter solstice falls on December 22nd, 2011 and is the longest night of the year. Minden, Nevada (PRWEB) December 22, 2011 The winter Solstice falls on December 22nd this year, and RoadFish.com has released its list of 6 Ways To Enjoy The Winter Solstice. The author of the article is said in an interview, "With an estimated 21,000,000 people in the United States suffering from depression according to Mental...

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2011-06-20 12:52:55

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 marks the Summer Solstice. The Summer Solstice, or "Midsummer," derived from the Latin sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still), occurs exactly when the Earth's axial tilt is most inclined towards the sun at its maximum of 23° 26'. This is the time when the Sun is at its highest, or most northerly, point in the sky in the Northern Hemisphere. Except in the polar regions, where daylight is continuous for many months during the spring and summer, the day on which...

2010-12-08 00:00:42

Hundreds of Lights, Live Music and Holiday Activities Create a Festive Occasion at the Garden Naples, FL (Vocus) December 7, 2010 On December 16, 2010 Naples Botanical Garden begins its annual Winter Solstice Celebration, sponsored by Home-Tech, from 6-8 p.m. During December 16 -23 and again from December 26-30 from 6-8 p.m. visitors will enjoy special holiday activities and live musical entertainment as they walk along Garden pathways lit by hundreds of tiki-torches to the Solstice...

2010-12-02 07:07:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Now that Thanksgiving is over, it's time to get ready for Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. The holiday season can be both a joyful and stressful time for many families. Children often get caught in the middle of bitter arguments between separated and divorced parents during the Holiday Season and are compelled to take sides. Holidays can intensify parental conflict and sadly leave children feeling responsible during a time that should be filled with...

2010-11-26 00:01:47

Thanksgiving and Christmas Themed Webisodes Added to New Online Video Series "ËœHistory: Deconstructed' New York, NY (PRWEB) November 24, 2010 To celebrate the holidays, History.com's minisites for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa tell the story of each holiday--including history, fun facts and traditions--through brand-new videos, photos and updated articles. Also, just in time for the holiday season, History.com has created original online videos as part of its...

2010-11-11 10:17:00

MONTEREY, Calif., Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for the season of holiday parties and white elephant gifts, SHOP.COM asks shoppers to dig up photos of the funniest, oddest, craziest or simply most lackluster gift they've ever received. The award-winning shopping comparison site would like shoppers to post their holiday photos on SHOP.COM's Facebook page wall (http://www.facebook.com/Shop.com) as an entry into SHOP.COM's My Funniest Gift Contest. Shoppers can submit as many...

2009-12-26 07:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Happy New Year! Happy New Year! It's twice the fireworks, twice the fun as Philadelphia rings in 2010 with two dazzling pyrotechnic displays along the Delaware River waterfront at 6:00 p.m. and 12:00 midnight. Restaurants, hotels and attractions in Philly and South Jersey are ensuring that revelers have a clear view of the colorful displays by hosting lavish celebrations for adults and kid-friendly fetes for pint-sized partiers -- the details of which...

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2009-12-16 09:16:32

In a fitting finale for the International Year of Astronomy (IYA 2009), astronomers and archaeologists will celebrate the five millennia of astronomical heritage at Stonehenge, the most sophisticated stone circle in the world and amongst Europe's most important Neolithic sites. The attractions include a free public astronomy exhibition and expert-led tours of the site and surrounding landscape. Activity on the world famous Stonehenge site dates from earlier than 3000 BCE and the monument was...


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2011-06-20 11:32:36

The Summer Solstice, or "Midsummer," derived from the Latin sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still), occurs exactly when the Earth's axial tilt is most inclined towards the sun at its maximum of 23° 26'. This is the time when the Sun is at its highest, or most northerly, point in the sky in the Northern Hemisphere. Except in the polar regions, where daylight is continuous for many months during the spring and summer, the day on which the Summer solstice occurs is the day of the year with...

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Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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