The longest, loudest standing ovation of the Kennedy Center Honors gala went to the man attending his eighth and most likely his last honors presentation: President Barack Obama.
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December 27, 2016
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Hanukkah (/ˈhɑːnəkə/ hah-nə-kə; Hebrew: חֲנֻכָּה khanuká, Tiberian: khanuká, usually spelled חנוכה, pronounced [χanuˈka] in Modern Hebrew, [ˈχanukə] or [ˈχanikə] in Yiddish; a transliteration also romanized as Chanukah or Ḥanukah) is a Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire.
Hanukkah is observed for eight nights and days, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, which may occur at any time from late November to late December in the Gregorian calendar. It is also known as the Festival of Lights and the Feast of Dedication.
The festival is observed by the kindling of the lights of a unique candelabrum, the nine-branched menorah (also called a Chanukiah/Hanukiah), one additional light on each night of the holiday, progressing to eight on the final night. The typical menorah consists of eight branches with an additional visually distinct branch. The extra light, with which the others are lit, is called a shamash (Hebrew: שמש, “attendant”) and is given a distinct location, usually above or below the rest.
Other Hanukkah festivities include playing dreidel and eating oil-based foods such as doughnuts and latkes. Since the 1970s, the worldwide Chabad Hasidic movement has initiated public menorah lightings in open public places in many countries.
|Significance||Day or evening preceding the traditional birthday of Jesus|
|Observances||Gift shopping, gift giving, goodwill greetings, Midnight Mass, other church services, meals, preparations for the arrival of Christmas gift-bringers, preparing for Christmas|
It’s a special time when children get presents from family, friends and Santa Claus, or Father Christmas. Christmas cards are also given or sent out prior to Christmas Day.
For some, Christmas is an exclusive family affair, while others invite friends to a Christmas buffet or pot luck meal. Churches have special services and may include a crèche or miniature Nativity scene.
December 23, 2016
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December 1, 2016
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November 24, 2016
If you still have visions of Black Friday being a delightful experience then comedienne Karen Alloy’s video below retelling of her Black Friday shopping experience is hilarious while “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” plays in the background.
November 23, 2016
August 20, 2016
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In 2012; I was the host sponsor for the 2012 presidential debate watches with sponsor 1917 American Bistro making available healthy appetizing buffet dinners and a delicious buffet breakfast for the second Inauguration of President Obama.
Below please find the debate schedule as it stands today, August 20th. You will be able to meet up with your candidate’s debate watches at their state and/or city campaign offices or one of their supporters’ home,
The final presidential debate will be hosted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, on Oct. 19, 2016,
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