January happenings, wassail!, Jan/Feb forecasts posted!

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

Daily Newsletter for Saturday, January 2, 2021

holly

The holly! the holly! oh, twine it with bay—
Come give the holly a song;
For it helps to drive stern winter away,
With his garment so sombre and long.

–Eliza Cook (1818–89)

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Traditional Wassail
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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Long-Range Weather Forecasts
Long-Range Weather Forecasts

Get your 2021 long-range weather predictions for the next 60 days from The Old Farmer’s Almanac—covering the United States and Canada. Our extended forecasts can be used to make more informed decisions about future plans that depend on the weather, from vacations to weddings.
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The Old Farmer’s Almanac is your trusty companion for 2021! Always timely, topical, and distinctively “useful, with a pleasant degree of humor,” the Almanac is sure to help you prepare for 2021 and make the most of this year!

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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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How can I reinvigorate my houseplants?

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January Birthstone: Color and Meaning
January Birthstone: Color and Meaning

The January birthstone, the garnet, is thought to keep the wearer safe during travel. Garnets form in layers of rock deep underground where they withstand extreme temperature variations. Geologists study garnets to understand the effects of temperature and pressure on surrounding ...
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What does "Auld Lang Syne" mean?

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January Birth Flowers
January Birth Flowers

In the dark month of January, nothing lifts the spirits quite like cheerful, colorful flowers. Learn about the beautiful January birth flowers!
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