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 Election Day in 2016? Here are dates as well as some history about Election Day. Election... read more
When is Daylight Saving Time 2017? When do you change your clocks for Daylight Saving? How did this... read more
When is Earth Day 2016? This observance always falls on April 22. On Earth Day, enjoy the tonic of... read more
What is the date of Thanksgiving Day 2016—and what is the history of this all-important North ... read more
What day of the week is Veterans Day in 2016?  Please see the chart below. Veterans Day Dates... read more
When is Easter Sunday 2017—and why does the date of Easter change every year? Here are some answers... read more
When is Memorial Day in 2016 (U.S.)? Get dates and Memorial Day history from The Old Farmer’s ... read more
When is Independence Day (U.S.) in 2016? Does it fall on a weekday or weekend this year? See dates... read more
When is Passover in 2016? See which evening Passover begins—as well as history about this important... read more
What day of the week is Christmas in 2016? Why is Christmas celebrated on December 25? Enjoy our... read more
When is Labor Day 2016?  And what is the meaning of Labor Day? Find out from The Old Farmer’s ... read more
What day does Kwanzaa fall on in 2016? See our chart—and learn about the origins and history of ... read more
When is Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday observed in 2017?  See dates for this holiday below.... read more
When is Presidents’ Day 2017? When is George Washington’s birthday? Read on … Both President’s Day... read more
When is Mardi Gras in 2016? Please see the chart below. Why is Mardi Gras celebrated? Why is Mardi... 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 Mother’s Day in 2016? Here are Mother’s Day dates, history, recipes, and crafts—plus, verse... read more
When is Columbus Day in 2016?  See the chart below for 2016 through 2018. On October 12, 1492,... read more
When is Halloween in 2016? What day does it fall this year? Get Halloween dates and the history of... read more
When is St. Patrick’s Day in 2017? Who is St. Patrick? Why do we wear shamrocks? Did he drink green... read more
For St. Patrick’s Day, many of us add green food coloring to our milk or frosted cupcakes! However... read more
Here are Chanukah dates and history about this festival—plus, a few traditional recipes!  Chanukah... read more
Find Valentine’s Day history, origins, facts, quotes, and more!  Valentine’s Day History  Who IS... 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
We love leftovers! In fact, leftovers are one of the best parts of a special Thanksgiving or... read more
Everyone has heard of fast food but Thanksgiving is a time to think about slow food. No, I don’t... 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
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