A holiday is a day set aside by custom or by law on which normal activities, especially business or work, are suspended or reduced. Generally, holidays are intended to allow individuals to celebrate or commemorate an event or tradition of cultural or religious significance. Holidays may be designated by governments, religious institutions, or other groups or organizations. The degree to which normal activities are reduced by a holiday may depend on local laws, customs, the type of job being held or even personal choices.
The concept of holidays has most often originated in connection with religious observances. The intention of a holiday was typically to allow individuals to tend to religious duties associated with important dates on the calendar. In most modern societies, however, holidays serve as much of a recreational function as any other weekend days or activities.
In many societies there are important distinctions between holidays designated by governments and holidays designated by religious institutions. For example, in many predominantly Christian nations, government-designed holidays may center on Christian holidays, though non-Christians may instead observe religious holidays associated with their faith. In some cases, a holiday may only be nominally observed. For example, many Jews in the Americas and Europe treat the relatively minor Jewish holiday of Hanukkah as a "working holiday", changing very little of their daily routines for this day.
Say It is the debut album from Britt Nicole. It was released May 22, 2007 and features the hit songs, "You", "Believe" and "Set the World On Fire".
2008: "Set the World On Fire"
2009: *"Don't Worry Now" (2008, Australia)
About.com's Kim Jones said "bottom line ... Britt Nicole has a winner going with Say It. This girl has it all: talent, drive and a huge heart for ministry. This is one of those faces that you will be seeing a lot more of in the future."
CCM Magazine's Meredith Ball wrote "Musically and vocally, this album is solid. The melodies are infectious, and her voice is appropriately raspy without sacrificing vocal flexibility. Say It is a good listen the entire way through."
Cross Rhythms' Tony Cummings said "this is the debut from 2007 which established this precocious pop talent on the US CCM scene but somehow missed the Cross Rhythms reviewing process. Not that that omission stopped your favourite media organisation from selecting five tracks for its radio stations and all of them - "Holiday", "Good Day", "Don't Worry Now", "Say It" and "World That Breaks" - are as catchy confections as you're likely to hear anywhere." In addition, they said the album "all in all, this is still pure pop put together with considerable skill."
The album was a big hit in the US, reaching number 3 on the Billboard album chart and being certified gold by the RIAA. It produced two hit singles: "Tin Man" reached number 4 on the Billboard singles chart and went to number 1 on both the adult contemporary chart as well as the Radio & Records chart; and "Lonely People" which peaked at number 5 on the Billboard singles chart and also hit number 1 on the adult contemporary chart. Several other songs received radio airplay on FM stations playing album tracks, including "Baby It's Up To You" and "Another Try".
Bandmember Dewey Bunnell was thrilled at the prospect of working with Martin as producer. He was quoted as saying that it "was great working with George. It was like we knew each other. We were familiar with the Beatles, of course, and we had that British sense of humor."
In a separate interview, Dan Peek recalled to Circus magazine: "Gerry (Beckley) had been in England, and we'd talked about using George Martin as our producer. He's such a hot arranger, thinking about all the stuff he's done. There were several other people we wanted to use, but that idea sort of flashed and George was available."
Working as the executive director of the Nebraska Diaper Bank is a personal mission for Tegan Reed ...Volunteer Annette Thompson counts packages of diapers at the Nebraska Diaper Bank on F Street in Omaha on Thursday ... “My husband’s grandparents were our personal diaper bank,” she said ... Goodfellows gave the diaper bank a $15,000 grant this fiscal year.
... his last programme on December 23.“But heading into the new year I will be continuing with the CollinsCollection on bank holidays and I am looking at other projects within RTÉ” Collins said.“I am very anxious that people know I am not retiring.
The hunt is a Sterling tradition, that has been around for 33 years, where teams of students make their way through Baytown neighborhoods gathering non-perishable food items which will be donated to families in need this holiday season. The items will be shared with local organizations and the HoustonFoodBank... ....
While many folks think of the holiday season as “the most ... This holiday season, I want to encourage you to work with your church, a local food bank, a shelter or any other service organization making an effort to provide food, clothing and other basic necessities to those in need.
The CanadaPacific (CP) HolidayTrain finally returned on December 6th as part of their cross-continent tour, after a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic ... The holiday train continues to raise donations of food, money, and awareness for local food banks within communities throughout the CP network. .
CINCINNATI — The holiday season and colder weather may make some people want to curl up on the couch and stay inside ... Bringing a classic Christmas market to The Banks, Moerlein Lager House is playing host to a Servatii-sponsored Christkindlmarkt this holiday season ... If you're rooting for the Muskies, The Filson at The Banks is hosting a watch party.
The bank joins a growing list of major financial institutions — U.S ... “Non-bank, high-cost lenders are likely to lose customers to banks ... More From NerdWalletHow High-Interest ‘Rent-a-Bank’ Loans Sidestep State Rate CapsWhat RisingPersonal Loan RatesMean for Borrowers5 Buy Now, Pay Later Headaches to Avoid This HolidaySeason.
Ronan is now looking forward to 2023 and will continue to broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 on BankHolidays at 12 noon with The CollinsCollection... keep going.’ New challenges await now on RTÉ in 2023, and I will continue to be on RTÉ Radio 1 with The Collins Collection on Bank Holidays."
“In the retail world, holidays, November and December, are what you plan for — and in some cases bank on — and can make or break your year,” Tramontin said. “During the holiday season it just affects us so much more.” ... She estimated that they lost around $15,000 to $20,000 in sales ... 14 from 4 p.m ... There will be free drinks and holiday discounts ... .