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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
Get the Thanksgiving 2015 dates for the U.S. and Canada calendars—plus recipes, history, and more... 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... read more
The history of ice cream is a messy one. Many nations claim to have invented it, just as various... 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
We love leftovers! In fact, leftovers are one of the best parts of a special Thanksgiving or... 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
It takes just two to make a birthday party—two people and a cake! Here are five triple-tested... read more
We are not accepting photos at this time. Wedding Photo Contest! Prizes are selected in June—the... 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
Happy Holidays! December 2014 brings with it snow (for some), family, and parties, but remember to... read more
July is the month when summer has a firm hold on all of us. The average temperature just about... read more
For June 2015, everything's coming up roses! June brings beautiful bouquets, delicious fruits and... read more
The arrival of May 2015 brings with it many springtime traditions and celebrations to honor the... read more
When is Easter Sunday 2016—and why does the date  of Easter change every year? Here are some... read more
April 2015 is the first full month of spring! We hope that your sky is bright and clear, and your... read more
Here's how to dye Easter eggs with homemade, natural dyes—simply by using vegetables and pantry... read more
How do you foretell the coming of spring? Every year, I enjoy hearing what readers from different... read more
Many New Year customs that we take for granted actually date from ancient times. This year, ring... read more
Make your own decorative fire starters with these simple instructions. All you need are some dry... read more
We may not be Santa but we've received a bundle of readers letters over the years with questions... read more