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When is Earth Day 2016? This observance always falls on April 22. On Earth Day, enjoy the tonic of... read more
When is Leap Year? Find out the next Leap Day, how to calculate Leap Years, Leap Year folklore, and... read more
January rings in the new year. May we all look back to count our blessings and look forward to good... read more
Here’s a list of the best fishing days and times for 2015, when the Moon is between new and full (... read more
If you are one of the many people who have trouble remembering what comes after “Thirty days hath... 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
We all know that New Year's Day is January 1, but what day of the week does it fall this year? Is... read more
When is the start of Chanukah 2015? See our chart of Chanukah dates—plus, some history about this ... read more
Here's information about what day Christmas falls on—as well as the history and meaning of... read more
Check out this author's intriguing theory—best tested by parents of large families—about the... read more
 At 5:12 A.M. on Wednesday, April 18, 1906, an earthquake woke up residents of San Francisco and... read more
Home gardening supplies and gifts for all your gardening needs at! Everyone knows about... read more
(Here's an article from the Almanac archives with some tongue-in-cheek advice about having a baby... read more
We searched for some of the most obscure contests held throughout North America. Bored at a family... read more
Samuel Langhorne Clemens, aka Mark Twain, provided us with endless entertainment through numerous... read more
In 2015, the autumnal equinox falls on September 23 at 4:21 A.M. (ET). Enjoy our page of fall... read more
When is the first day of summer 2015? Get information on the 2015 summer solstice facts—plus, fun... read more
In every edition of The Old Farmer's Almanac is a short astrology section with the Secrets of the... read more
Looking for garden wedding ideas? A love garden, like a relationship, benefits from harmonious... read more
When does spring 2015 begin? On this page, get informed about the vernal equinox, spring weather—... read more
On Valentine's Day, the aromas of chocolate, flowers, and love linger in the air. Here are some... read more
This year, when you hollow out that Halloween pumpkin, save the seeds to make a cool and colorful... read more
This year when you plant a tree for Arbor Day, know the facts behind the holiday that was founded... read more
From the beginning, The Old Farmer's Almanac has been calculated on astronomy, not astrology. But... read more
Setting chicken eggs by the Moon? Here are best days for 2015. According to tradition, this age-old... read more
It takes just two to make a birthday party—two people and a cake! Here are five triple-tested tried... read more
As mentioned in The 2011 Old Farmer’s Almanac, long-time contributor Andrew E. Rothovius died on... read more
Though Father’s Day wasn’t made a national holiday until 1972, the efforts of one woman in... read more
March 2015 brings with it the promise of gardening and warm, sunny days, as Earth turns its... read more
Ah February, the month of love, flowers, and chocolate. Don't forget to show your sweetheart some... read more