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This year, Halloween falls on Saturday, October 31, and coincides with a spooky full Moon! What is...
Thanksgiving Day 2020
In the United States, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November—this year, on...
Yom Kippur 2020
In 2020, Yom Kippur begins at sunset on September 27. Learn about the meaning behind Yom Kippur, as...
Daylight Saving Time 2020: When Does the Time Change?
Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 1, 2020, at 2:00 A.M. As we sleep, the clocks “fall...
Autumnal Equinox 2020: The First Day of Fall
In 2020, the autumnal equinox—also called the September equinox or fall equinox—arrives on Tuesday...
Rosh Hashanah 2020
Rosh Hashanah is the beginning of the year according to the traditional Jewish calendar. In 2020,...
Grandparents Day 2020
Grandparents Day is always celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day. This year, that’s Sunday...
When Is Election Day 2020?
In 2020, Election Day occurs on Tuesday, November 3. Are you registered to vote? Which states have...
When Do the Seasons Start in 2020?
When do all of the four seasons—fall, winter, spring, and summer—start and end? Find your equinox...
Mercury Retrograde Dates for 2020
Mercury’s last period of retrograde motion in 2020 lasts from October 14 to November 3! According...
Diwali 2020: What Is Diwali?
Diwali is the Indian “festival of lights”—a holiday that celebrates the triumph of good over evil....
Labor Day 2020
This year, Labor Day falls on Monday, September 7! Unlike many holidays, Labor Day doesn’t have...
Winter Solstice 2020: The First Day of Winter
The winter solstice is Monday, December 21, 2020. This is the astronomical first day of winter in...
The Dog Days of Summer
The “Dog Days” of summer last from July 3 to August 11. What are the Dog Days, exactly? The ancient...
Canada Day 2020
O Canada! It’s time to celebrate Canada Day! Learn the history behind this national holiday,...
Fourth of July 2020: Celebrate with History, Traditions, and Recipes
What is Independence Day (U.S.)? How did our founders envision our country’s celebration? Learn the...
Summer Solstice 2020: The First Day of Summer
In 2020, the June solstice occurs on Saturday, June 20, marking the start of summer in the Northern...
Father's Day 2020
Father’s Day 2020 is celebrated this Sunday, June 21. Ever wondered how Father’s Day came to be? It...
Midsummer Day 2020: Why (and How) is Midsummer Celebrated?
Are you familiar with Midsummer Day (traditionally June 24)? Here’s why it is called “Midsummer,”...
Memorial Day 2020
Memorial Day is Monday, May 25, 2020. Learn all about Memorial Day, including the true meaning of...
Columbus Day 2020
Columbus Day occurs on the second Monday in October. This year, it will be observed on Monday,...
Mother's Day 2020 | 10 Ways to Celebrate Mom
Mother’s Day is celebrated on May 10, 2020. This year, many of us are rethinking how to give extra...
Earth Day 2020
This year, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. The...
Ramadan 2020: When Is Ramadan?
The holy month of Ramadan begins in the evening of Thursday, April 23, 2020. Learn about how—and...
Arbor Day 2020
Arbor Day 2020 occurs this year on Friday, April 24. Dedicate a tree to someone who is special to...
May Day 2020: What is May Day?
May Day (May 1) is a holiday rich in history and folklore, celebrating the return of spring! As a...
Why Is Friday the 13th Unlucky? | Origin of Friday the 13th
The next Friday the 13th is Friday, November 13, 2020. Why is this day often associated with bad...
Passover 2020: When Does Passover Begin?
Passover 2020 begins at sundown on Wednesday, April 8. See more information on Passover dates,...
When Is Easter 2020? | How the Easter Date is Determined
Easter 2020 will be observed on Sunday, April 12! Find out how the date of Easter is determined,...
First Day of Spring 2020: The Spring Equinox
In 2020, the spring equinox (also called the March equinox or vernal equinox) occurs on Thursday,...
St. Patrick's Day 2020
Saint Patrick’s Day is on Tuesday, March 17, this year! Who was Saint Patrick? Why are shamrocks a...
Mardi Gras 2020 (Fat Tuesday)
Mardi Gras 2020 is Tuesday, February 25! Why do we celebrate Mardi Gras? Also called Shrove Tuesday...
Valentine's Day 2020: What Is the Real Meaning of Valentine's Day?
What is the real story of Valentine’s Day? This ancient marking of agricultural and human fertility...
Why Is 2020 a Leap Year?
2020 is a leap year! Find out why and what this means, and see when the next leap year will be....
Groundhog Day 2020
Groundhog Day comes from our agricultural past and marks the halfway point to the spring equinox....
Presidents' Day 2020
Presidents’ Day is Monday, February 17, 2020! Which presidents do we celebrate on Presidents’ Day?...
Chinese New Year 2020: The Year of the Rat
The Chinese New Year—also referred to as the Spring Festival and the Lunar New Year globally—lands...
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...
Hanukkah begins on Sunday, December 22, at sundown. Learn about Hanukkah history, customs, and a...
Christmas Day 2019
Christmas occurs on a Wednesday this year. Discover why we celebrate Christmas Day on December 25,...
Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2020
The third Monday in January is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States. Here is why we...
Boxing Day 2019: What is Boxing Day?
Boxing Day is celebrated on December 26! Why is it called Boxing Day? And what, if anything, does...