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The wearing of birthstones is thought to bring good luck and good health. Astrologers long ago attributed supernatural powers to certain gemstones.

The birthstones we associate with certain months now are not necessarily the same ones as in ancient times. Once, color was...

Our lives are ruled by cycles—night and day, the seasons, a biological rhythm within our own bodies, and many other rhythms.

No more logic supports seven days than, say eight or five, yet the seven-day week has resisted any and all attempt at change.

Unlike the year and the month, which correspond to the movements of the earth around the sun and the moon around the earth, the week has no...

Ever wonder why June is the month of weddings, how Groundhog Day got started, or why we hold elections in the fall? The timing of present-day rituals and holidays may be based on the calendars of the ancient Celts and other cultures. These ...

Across time, people have marked the changes of seasons—sometimes in dramatic ways! Read about these ancient seasonal markers:

For centuries, people have watched the sky for the changes of season and then celebrated with colorful festivals and rituals.

You may know about the major holidays but here are some facts, folklore, and traditions to celebrate more holidays throughout the year!

The following are some historically notable wedding events, listed by month.

Get wedding weather forecasts!  Only The Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts long-range weather a year in advance!

The wedding tradition is an old one, so there is much lore and age-old wisdom surrounding it. Read on.

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