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Toast to 2012

Here’s to peace, love and happiness in 2012.

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Happy 2012

Happy New Year to all Jankenpon visitors.

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Happy New Year

Best wishes for a New Year filled with peace, love and happiness from Jankenpon.

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Today’s Video

Today’s video is another funny holiday tribute from JibJab.

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Happy Halloween

Jankenpon wishes you a wonderful Halloween!

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Welcome, Autumn

Jankenpon welcomes Autumn.

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Today is the first day of Autumn.

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Happy 4th of July

“O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea.”

– Excerpt from “America the Beautiful,” Lyrics by Katharine Lee Bates  and Music by Samuel Ward

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Take Your Dog to Work

The Annual “Take Your Dog to Work” Day is being observed on 6/25/10 and Jankenpon encourages all dog owners to bring their dogs to their workplace, wherever that may be.

To learn more about the event, visit the official Take You Dog to Work website by clicking here.

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Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day Weekend.

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To read more about the history of the national holiday, visit the official Memorial Day website sponsored by the US Department of Veterans Affairs by clicking here.

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APA Heritage Month

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.  Celebrate!

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May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants.

To learn more about the Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, go to the official website by clicking here.

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Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers!

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Cinco de Mayo

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Happy Cinco de Mayo to all the friends and visitors of Jankenpon.

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Above: Peggy (left) and Lucy are celebrating Cinco de Mayo!  Let’s party!

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Happy Lei Day

May 1st is Lei Day in Hawaii, where residents celebrate the art of lei-making with contests and exhibitions and when lei makers are busy supplying lei for everyone to wear on this very special day.

Happy Lei Day!

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Jankenpon Turns Two

This month Jankenpon celebrates its second anniversary.  Thank you to all the friends and visitors who have supported Jankenpon over the past two years.

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Happy Easter

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Happy Easter to all Jankenpon friends and visitors.

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Happy Passover

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Happy Passover to all Jankenpon friends and visitors.

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Happy Spring

Today is the Vernal Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere, also known as the First Day of Spring!  Happy Spring to all of Jankenpon’s friends and visitors.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

“May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day. May songbirds serenade you every step along the way. May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that’s always blue. And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.”

– Irish Blessing

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“Erin go brah.”

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Happy Fat Tuesday

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Happy Fat Tuesday to all Jankenpon friends and visitors.  Please join Jankenpon in wishing the people of New Orleans a wonderful Mardis Gras celebration.

Support the City of New Orleans in its ongoing recovery efforts by planning your next visit to this great American city.  To learn more about New Orleans and to get visitor information and tips, visit the New Orleans Online website by clicking here.

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President’s Day

Today is President’s Day 2010.

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Today’s Video

Today’s video is a 1990 live performance of “My Funny Valentine,” by the legendary Sarah Vaughan (1924-1990), who was affectionately known as The Divine One.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Jankenpon wishes all its friends and visitors a Happy Valentine’s Day.

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Go, Tiger

February 14, 2010 marks the start of the Lunar New Year, which is the most important celebration for many Asian cultures.  2010 is the Year of the Tiger and for those persons born in 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, or 2010, this is an auspicious year for you.

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Happy New Year to all Tigers from Jankenpon!

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2010 Everywhere

It’s 2010– and a new decade around the world.  Here are a few photos of the New Year’s celebration from major cities worldwide.  Wherever you may have been at midnight on New Year’s Eve, Jankenpon hopes it was a festive and memorable start to 2010.

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Above:  New Year’s celebration in Paris.  Below: New Year’s celebration in Tokyo.

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Above:  New Year’s celebration in Beijing.  Below:  New Year’s celebration in Moscow.

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Photo Credits: The New York Times

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Shogatsu

Jankenpon says “Akemashite Omedeto Gozaimasu,” which means “Happy New Year” in Japanese.  New Year’s (or “Shogatsu) is the most important holiday in Japan, and has been celebrated with special ceremonies and customs for centuries, including special food, decorations, exchanging of New Year cards, prayers and worship, monetary gifts to children, and New Year games.

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Happy New Year to all.

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Happy New Year

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Jankenpon wishes you good health, peace and happiness in the New Year.

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New Year’s Eve

It’s New Year’s Eve and as 2009 draws to a close, we’re counting down the final hours to a New Year and a new decade.  Best wishes for a festive and safe New Year’s Eve from Jankenpon.

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Merry Christmas

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Merry Christmas to all Jankenpon friends and visitors.

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Happy Winter

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Today is the first day of Winter 2009.  Happy Winter from Jankenpon.

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Happy Hanukkah

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Happy Hanukkah to all Jankenpon friends and visitors.

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