Why the year starts on January 1, New Year folklore, breakfast casserole

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, January 1, 2020

2020 new year
Begin the new year square with every man .
–Robert B. Thomas (1766–1846)

 
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Engagement Calendar
 
New Year's Day 2020
Why January 1 Starts the Year

New Year's Day 2020
Happy New Year!! Ever wondered why the new year starts on January 1? Is 2020 the start of a new decade or the last year of the current decade? Read all about New Year’s Day and how we celebrate!
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Everyday Calendar

Nicely illustrated page-a-day desk calendar that makes a great stocking stuffer! Start each day with a tidbit of Almanac fun: weather wisdom, quirky historical facts, useful hints, and time-tested proverbs.

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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Everyday Calendar
 
The Month of January 2020: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
January Happenings

The Month of January 2020: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
What’s happening in January 2020? Start the new reading about this year’s holidays, some fun traditions, stargazing events, and more!
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Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook eBook

All You Need to Know to Grow! After inspiring and instructing gardeners for 227 years, we have created a single “how to garden” reference eBook for your computer or tablet that includes all of our expertise.

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Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook eBook
 
New Year’s Day Weather Folklore
New Year Folklore

New Year’s Day Weather Folklore
A new year is always ripe with possibilities. Though we have our forecasts, we also enjoy the tradition of looking to winter weather folklore.
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

Our perennial best-seller for over 40 years! 

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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar
 
New Year's Resolutions for Gardeners
Resolutions for Gardeners

New Year's Resolutions for Gardeners
A new year is upon us. It may not be as exciting as the first tomato ripening or the first lilac flower opening, but it’s a time for looking ahead and making new plans. 
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Support Your Local Farmers Tote Bag

This sturdy cotton canvas bag features The Old Farmer’s Almanac 1792 logo on one side and the message “Support Your Local Farmers” on the other. Made in the USA. 
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$12.97
Support Your Local Farmers Tote Bag
 
Overnight Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole
Breakfast Casserole

Overnight Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole

This Breakfast Casserole with eggs, sausage, and cheese is perfect for a Sunday or holiday morning—especially when your house is filled with visitors.

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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Everyday Calendar

Nicely illustrated page-a-day desk calendar that makes a great stocking stuffer! Start each day with a tidbit of Almanac fun: weather wisdom, quirky historical facts, useful hints, and time-tested proverbs.

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$8.99 (Save $6)
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Everyday Calendar