Calendar Articles

Here is a little bit about the history of Christmas traditions in America, from Christmas trees to... read more
Decorate for the holidays this season with this festive homemade nut wreath! A wide variety of... read more
Here are three recipes for homemade gifts from your kitchen to share with family and friends this... read more
Try making your own gift jars this year, because one of the nicest presents you can give is a gift... read more
Daylight Saving Time 2015 ends on Sunday, November 1 at 2 A.M.   How did this practice of DST ... read more
It’s true—the discovery of America by Leif Eriksson and his Vikings over 1,000 years ago didn’t... read more
In our Dublin, New Hampshire, office hangs a reproduction of a painting by Norman Rockwell... read more
See chart below for the equinox and solstice dates and times for 2015. Why do the seasons change?... read more
The wearing of birthstones is thought to bring good luck and good health. Astrologers long ago... read more
Our lives are ruled by cycles—night and day, the seasons, a biological rhythm within our own... read more
No more logic supports seven days than, say eight or five, yet the seven-day week has resisted any... read more
Ever wonder why June is the month of weddings, how Groundhog Day got started, or why we hold... read more
Across time, people have marked the changes of seasons—sometimes in dramatic ways! Read about... read more
For centuries, people have watched the sky for the changes of season and then celebrated with... read more
You may know about the major holidays but here are some facts, folklore, and traditions to... read more
The following are some historically notable wedding events, listed by month. January January 14... read more
The wedding tradition is an old one, so there is much lore and age-old wisdom surrounding it. Read... read more
Picking the perfect wedding gift that is both useful and pleasing to the couple can be a difficult... read more
It’s easy to find out the day of the week for births, weddings, and other historical events.... read more
The days of the week were named by the Romans with the Latin words for the Sun, the Moon, and the... read more
The wedding cake has a long history and is still a very popular custom. Read on to learn more... read more
Until the nineteen-hundreds, brides hardly ever bought a special wedding dress, opting for their... read more
Here is some history on the tradition of the pre-wedding parties, the wedding “shower” and “stag” ... read more
Here's a look at the customs, traditions, and etiquette of wedding rituals—then and now. “Keep... read more
Many of our readers ask about U.S. flag rules and regulations. On June 22, 1942, Congress passed a... read more
While the Mother's Day that we celebrate on the second Sunday in May is a fairly recent... read more
What is the origin of the calendar months' names? Read on. JANUARY Named for the Roman god Janus... read more
The animal designations of the Chinese zodiac follow a 12-year cycle and are always used in the... read more
Here are the astronomical reasons for the seasons from The Old Farmer's Almanac. (Remember,... read more
Native Americans used cornhusks to make spiritual messenger dolls. Early settlers in the Colonies... read more
Alaska's “Good Friday” Earthquake At 10:36 p.m., March 27, 1964 one hour and ten minutes after... read more