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."
Omaha (March 24, 1932 – April 24, 1959) was a United StatesThoroughbred horse racing champion. In a racing career which lasted from 1934 through 1936, he ran twenty-two times and won nine races. He had his greatest success as a three-year-old in 1935, when he won the Triple Crown. As a four-year-old, he had success running in England, where he narrowly lost the Ascot Gold Cup.
The horse was owned by and bred William Woodward, Sr.'s famous Belair Stud in Bowie, Maryland. He was trained by Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons, who also trained Omaha's sire to the Triple Crown. As a yearling, Omaha was leggy and awkward-looking but a favorite of Woodward, who reportedly considered sending the horse to England to be trained for the Epsom Derby. In the event, Omaha's move to England was postponed until 1936. He was ridden to his biggest wins by Canadian jockey Smokey Saunders.
OMAHA, Neb ... economy will experience a strong holiday buying season, Creighton University economics professor Ernie Goss, Ph.D., expects that consumers will see higher prices, fewer bargains and a lack of in-demand products due to supply chain disruptions, worker shortages and soaring inflationary pressures.
‘Tis the season! As the weather gets colder, gift shopping begins, and Mariah Carey takes over the radio, you know that it’s finally the holiday season ... From sweet to savory to 21+, these recipes are perfect for sharing with your holiday guests ... This classy, upscale holiday appetizer will leave your guests begging for more.
Pecans are one of the few edibles native to North America, and maybe that is why we seem to include them in so many holiday recipes ... Use pecans in all of your holiday cooking ... Consider making a large batch of the spiced pecan recipe below to keep on-hand for holiday cooking.
(THE CONVERSATION) Each season, the celebration of Christmas has religious leaders and conservatives publicly complaining about the commercialization of the holiday and the growing lack of Christian sentiment ... This new holiday practice was completely outside and independent of Christian religious practices.
If you like those things, too, OmahaPublic Library can help you to continue your holiday traditions or create some new ones!. Laura Marlane is the executive director of the Omaha Public Library ... On behalf of all of us at Omaha Public Library, we wish you a safe and happy holiday season … with just a little snow.
While the hope is that joyful and generous attitudes will be on display during the holiday season, Omaha police advise shoppers to stay vigilant whether at the mall or online ... The annual Shop with a Cop event hosted by the Omaha police union provided about 30 children from the Open DoorMission the chance to shop for holiday gifts.
This interactive holiday show is set for 7 p.m ... If you’re looking to get a jump on your holiday baking and shopping, or would like to visit with Santa, there are plenty of events just for you this weekend ... Holiday bazaar ... in Fremont will be hosting its annual holiday bazaar from 10 a.m ... Holiday market ... Saturday and Sunday at Aksarben Village in Omaha.
... to holiday-linked volatility ... Claims are highly volatile, especially around holidays,” PNC chief economist Gus Faucher warned last week ... The recent drops in jobless claims likely overstated the economic recovery due to holiday-linked volatility.JeffBundy/Omaha World-Herald via AP.
Forging a fabulous holiday experience for the special people in your life starts with choosing a flavorful, tender cut of meat to serve as the centerpiece of the meal. Hand-cut by expert butchers, an option like Spiral-Sliced Ham from Omaha Steaks can serve as the focal point of a memorable holiday dinner ... Rum and Cola Holiday Ham.
While the hope is that joyful and generous attitudes will be on display during the holiday season, Omaha police advise shoppers to stay vigilant whether at the mall or online ...Stephanie Goodrich of Omaha was getting in the Christmas spirit at the Brandeis Crossroads store, browsing through the display of holiday decorations in this Nov.