Holidays Articles

Happy New Year! We are facing a new year, ripe with possibilities. Will it be stormy and difficult... read more
While most of us only think about Christmas trees in December, for growers of cut-your-own trees,... read more
This Thanksgiving, display some unusual pumpkin and squash varieties.  Have you seen those warty... read more
When it comes to pumpkin carving, the idea is to have fun. We’ve got tips on carving the best... read more
When is Leap Year? Find out the next Leap Day, how to calculate Leap Years, Leap Year folklore, and... read more
When is Easter Sunday 2016—and why does the date of Easter change every year? Here are some answers... read more
Ever wonder how Groundhog Day got started, why weddings were traditionally in June, or why we hold... read more
Though New Year’s resolutions have a checked history in my own life, it surprised me to find out... read more
In 2016, New Year’s Day falls on a Friday, with a nice weekend to follow! Learn more about the... read more
Why is Christmas celebrated on December 25? What day of the week is Christmas in 2015 and 2016? ... read more
We love leftovers! In fact, leftovers are one of the best parts of a special Thanksgiving or... read more
What is the date of Thanksgiving Day 2015—and what is the history of this all-important North ... read more
Everyone has heard of fast food but Thanksgiving is a time to think about slow food. No, I don’t... read more
When is the start of Chanukah 2015? See our chart of Chanukah dates—plus, some history about this... read more
It’s getting close to Halloween. Time to give a pumpkin to—to a polar bear. Isn’t it obvious?... read more
Cook up a Halloween dinner for something fun! Here is an easy Halloween menu with three recipes for... read more
Which day does Halloween fall in 2015? Will the big night fall on a weekend? See Halloween dates... read more
Decorate your front door with a cranberry wreath this holiday season. Here's how to make your ... read more
Make a glove turkey, a cute decoration for a Thanksgiving table centerpiece. Here's how: Use... read more
Can you imagine trick or treating among the flowers in May? That’s when Halloween used to be. It... read more
The latest weather outlook for the upcoming Thanksgiving is lovely, unless you live in the ... read more
When Does the Islamic New Year 2015 begin? Get dates from your Almanac. The Islamic New Yea is the... read more
When day does Kwanzaa fall on this year? See our chart—and learn about the origins and history of ... read more
When is the start of Rosh Hashanah 2015? See our chart with dates and the meaning of this religious... read more
When is Passover in 2016? See which evening Passover begins—as well as history about this important... read more
When is Memorial Day 2016? Get dates and Memorial Day history from The Old Farmer's Almanac.... read more
When is Election Day 2015? Here are dates as well as some history about Election Day. Election... read more
When is Earth Day 2016? This observance always falls on April 22. On Earth Day, enjoy the tonic of... read more
When is Columbus Day? Here is a chart of the exact dates for 2015 and 2016. On October 12, 1492,... read more
When is Mardi Gras 2016? Here is a chart of the exact dates. Why is Mardi Gras celebrated? Why is... read more
When is Father’s Day 2016?  On this page, we bring you a short Father’s Day history, recipes, and... read more
When is St. Patrick's Day 2016? Does it fall on a weekday or weekend? Check your Almanac calendar—... read more
When is Mother’s Day 2016? Here are Mother’s Day dates, weather, history, recipes, and craft—plus,... read more
When is Labor Day 2015? What is the meaning of Labor Day? Find out from The Old Farmer's Almanac... read more
When is Presidents' Day 2016? When is George Washington's birthday? Read on … Both President's Day... read more
When is Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday observed in 2016? See dates for this holiday below.... read more
When is Independence Day (U.S.)? Does it fall on a weekday or weekend this year? See dates below.... read more
What day of the week is Veterans Day? Here is a chart of the exact days for 2015. Veterans Day, a... read more
What day of the week does Valentine's Day fall on?  Will it be a weekend this year? Love does not... read more
This year, when you hollow out that Halloween pumpkin, save the seeds to make a cool and colorful... read more