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

This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, January 1, 2020

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

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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Engagement Calendar
 
New Year's Day 2021
New Year's Day 2021

Happy New Year! Ever wondered why January starts the new year? Find out all about New Year’s Day, popular customs, and how we celebrate the beginning of a new year in the United States and Canada.
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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 Month of January 2021: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
The Month of January 2021: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore

What’s happening in January 2021? Start the new year reading about this month’s holidays, some fun traditions, stargazing events, cozy recipes, 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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New Year’s Day Weather 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 weather folklore. Enjoy this New Year’s lore and see if it rings true!
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

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New Year's 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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Overnight Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole
Overnight Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole

This breakfast casserole of eggs, sausage, and cheese is perfect for a Sunday or holiday morning.

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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.

  LEARN MORE