Dear Almanac readers,
With bounteous cheer, we conclude the year! Time to close the old Almanac and the old Year, and leave the old vices ever so dear.
In this Companion, enjoy New Year's musings on weather folklore, traditions from around the world, and the ancient practice of reflection and resolution.
And may you start the year right with The 2017 Old Farmer's Almanac! It's our 225th special anniversary edition, packed with extra stories to mark this remarkable milestone.
As our founder Robert B. Thomas said, "Begin the new year square with every man"—and woman!
Wishing you a happy and healthy 2017!
Your Almanac Editors
We've had some pleasant rambles,
And merry Christmas gambols,
And roses with our brambles,
Adieu, old year, adieu!