Calendar Articles

Many readers ask us when Mercury is Retrograde. Here are the retrograde dates for 2016. There...

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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 development... 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
The age-old practice of performing farm chores by the Moon stems from the simple belief that the... read more
The Moon has a personal relationship with us all, and folklore has it that courting and birthing... read more
Can the Moon change your luck? According to Moon folklore, in many cases it brings good luck. But... 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