Behind The Red Door: Spring Cleaning – Good Excuse or the Real Deal?

The origins of Spring Cleaning are said to date back to the Iranian Norouz, or the Persian New Year, which falls on the first day of spring. Iranians have a tradition of cleaning their houses from top to bottom in preparation for their new year; which helped coin the term, “Spring Cleaning”.

It is also a tradition in Greece to thoroughly clean the house in the week leading up to the Great Lent; which is in early spring.

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What does St. Patrick’s Day mean to you?

by:  Sean Ryan Donoghue:

What does St. Patrick’s Day mean to me? Who better to answer this question than myself! Being of 100% Irish decent, this question should be relatively easy to answer, no? Of course it is! When you think of St. Patrick’s Day you might think parades, parties, corned beef & cabbage and people in celebration while wearing clothing that makes the amassing public filled streets appear to resemble a sea of green.  Let us not forget the most important part: the beer! But what we truly celebrate on this day is St. Patrick himself, of course.

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17th; his religious feast day and the anniversary of his death in the fifth century. The Irish have observed this day as a religious holiday for over a thousand years. On St. Patrick’s Day, which falls during the Christian season of Lent, Irish families would traditionally attend church in the morning and celebrate in the afternoon. Lenten prohibitions against the consumption of meat were waived and people would dance, drink and feast—on the traditional meal of Irish bacon and cabbage. Continue reading

Pi Day Princeton

Guest blog by: Mimi Omiecinski of Princeton Tour Company

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During Geek Freak Weekend ……. Nerds will RULE in Princeton!

Einstein was born on March 14th – 3.14 – the numeric equivalent of Pi. The entire town of Princeton celebrates this amazing coincidence with tons of hysterical events during the 2nd Annual Pi Day Princeton:
• Pub Crawl
• Pi Recitations
• M-Athlete Events
• Pie Throwing Events
• Pie Eating Contests  (@ Nassau Inn!)
• Re enacter Tours
• Pie Judging Contests
• A No-Socks Sock Hop
• Pi Pricing from local merchants
• The Einstein Look-A-Like Contest
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