Calendar Articles

When is Memorial Day in 2016 (U.S.)? Get dates and Memorial Day history... 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
Looking for garden wedding ideas? A love garden, like a relationship, benefits from harmonious... 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
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
July is the month when summer has a firm hold on all of us. The average temperature just about... read more
April 2016 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
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 nuts... 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
It’s true—the discovery of America by Leif Eriksson and his Vikings over 1,000 years ago didn’t... read more
Here some great nature links for everything outdoors, from fishing to camping to weather watching.... read more
In our Dublin, New Hampshire, office hangs a reproduction of a painting by Norman Rockwell... read more
Our lives are ruled by cycles—night and day, the seasons, a biological rhythm within our own bodies... read more
No more logic supports seven days than, say eight or five, yet the seven-day week has resisted any... read more
Across time, people have marked the changes of seasons—sometimes in dramatic ways! Read about these... 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. Follow... 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 about... 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 your... 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