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When is Mardi Gras 2016? Here is a chart of the exact dates.

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Make a glove turkey, a cute decoration for a Thanksgiving table centerpiece. Here's how: Use... read more
Is autumn is in the air? What signals the change of seasons in your area? Here in New Hampshire,... read more
Drying is one of the oldest forms of preservation in the world. Virtually all indigenous tribes... read more
Spring has arrived—late! Here it is May and we have already had a snowstorm that dumped 5 inches as... read more
Can you imagine trick or treating among the flowers in May? That’s when Halloween used to be. It... read more
Days are getting shorter. Temperatures are getting cooler. Leaves are falling. And appetites are ... read more
After Labor Day, I can feel and see the slowing of photosynthesis as plants wind down their season... read more
When Greg Grant, then a Texas A&M University Extension agent, told me about bottle trees and... read more
You can blame this blog on my cat sprawling on my computer when I was trying to write this weather ... read more
My son asked me Thanksgiving night what I wanted for Christmas.  Like he had to ask?  We gardeners... read more
The latest weather outlook for the upcoming Thanksgiving is lovely, unless you live in the ... read more
When you think of June, you think of summer weather and weddings. The two are definitely related.... 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
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
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
Everyone knows about birthstones: the special stone assigned to each month. Each of them has a... 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
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