New Year's planetary alignment, wassail, good luck food

Daily Newsletter for Monday, December 31, 2018

wassailing

With the old Almanack and the old Year,
Leave thy old Vices, tho' ever so dear.

–Proverb

Monday, December 31, 2018
365th day of the year


Nicholas Sparks (author) was born on this day in 1965.
Natalie Cole (singer) died on this day in 2015.


 
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Celebrating the New Year

New Year's Day 2019
New Year’s Day is celebrated on January 1, marking the start of the year in the Gregorian calendar.  Learn about the many ways people around the world ring in the New Year. Maybe you’ll discover some new ideas!
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New Year's Planetary Alignment

First Dawn of 2019: Three Planets and Moon Align
Want to welcome 2019 in grand style? So happens, the year begins with an eye-catching celestial alignment that will light up the eastern sky at the first dawn of 2019. Watch the Moon, Venus, Jupiter, and Mercury line up—and connect the dots! Here are Bob’s viewing tips.
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The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

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Wassailing on New Year's Eve

Traditional Wassail

For centuries, going back to Anglo-Saxon times, holiday revelers have wished each other “Wes hal!”—Be Whole!—while sharing this drink.

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The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Watcher's Calendar

For those who like to keep an eye on the sky! Dramatic images of fantastic weather phenomena. 
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Good Luck Foods

Hoppin’ John: Good Luck Food at New Year
Welcome in the New Year with Hoppin’ John, a traditional New Year’s Day dish, and luck will follow you all year long!
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The Old Farmer’s Almanac Gardening Notebook

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Why We Make Resolutions

10 Tips on Making (and Keeping) New Year's Resolutions
New Year’s resolutions have a long history. Why do we have New Year’s resolutions? And how do we keep keep them? Here are 10 tips on making (and keeping) resolutions.
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The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

Amazing lunar lore, facts, and photos!   
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