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Best Days by Activity

The Old Farmer's Almanac's Best Days for 2021 by Activity! Find out when to start a diet to lose weight, cut hair to increase growth, plant vegetables, quit smoking, lose weight, wean, mow grass to slow growth, and more activities, based on the Moon’s sign. 

To determine the Best Days, we look at several factors, including the position of the Moon in the 12 signs of the Zodiac, as well as the lunar phasePlanetary relationships may also be considered. When positions and/or phases are suitable, tradition says that activities are more likely to yield favorable results.

Best Days by Activity for December 2021
ActivityBest Days
bakeDec 19, Dec 20, Dec 21
begin diet to gain weightDec 9, Dec 19
begin diet to lose weightDec 2, Dec 19, Dec 25
begin loggingDec 5, Dec 6
breed animalsDec 1, Dec 2, Dec 29, Dec 30
brew beer or ciderDec 1, Dec 2, Dec 29, Dec 30
can or pickle vegetables and fruitDec 20, Dec 21
castrate animalsDec 7, Dec 8
color hairDec 14, Dec 15, Dec 16
cut hair to discourage growthDec 26, Dec 27, Dec 28
cut hair to encourage growthDec 14, Dec 15, Dec 16
cut hayDec 12, Dec 13
destroy pests and weedsDec 12, Dec 13
dry fruit, vegetables, or meatDec 3, Dec 22, Dec 23
end projectsDec 3
get marriedDec 26, Dec 27, Dec 28
go campingDec 3, Dec 4, Dec 31
graft or pollinateDec 19, Dec 20, Dec 21
harvest aboveground cropsDec 14, Dec 15, Dec 16
harvest belowground cropsDec 24, Dec 25
have dental careDec 24, Dec 25
make jams or jelliesDec 9, Dec 10, Dec 11
make sauerkrautDec 20, Dec 21
pick fruitDec 24, Dec 25
plant aboveground cropsDec 9, Dec 10, Dec 11
plant belowground cropsDec 1, Dec 2, Dec 29, Dec 30
prune to discourage growthDec 3, Dec 31
prune to encourage growthDec 12, Dec 13
quit smokingDec 2, Dec 19, Dec 25
set posts or pour concreteDec 5, Dec 6
slaughter livestockDec 1, Dec 2, Dec 29, Dec 30
start projectsDec 5
straighten hairDec 3, Dec 4, Dec 31
wean animals or childrenDec 2, Dec 19, Dec 25