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When is Thanksgiving Day 2018 & 2019?
In 2018, U.S. Thanksgiving takes place on Thursday, November 22. (Canadian Thanksgiving was on ...
Hanukkah is an eight-day Jewish festival celebrated in November or December each year. See when...
The First Day of Winter: Winter Solstice 2018
Winter officially begins with the Winter Solstice on Friday, December 21, 2018. This is the...
Christmas Day 2018: When is Christmas?
What is the real meaning of Christmas? Enjoy our Everything Christmas page with Christmas dates,...
When Is St. Nicholas Day?
Was Saint Nicholas a real person? Actually, he was! Find out about the history of St. Nicholas (and...
What is Boxing Day?
What is Boxing Day? Why is it called Boxing Day? What, if anything, does boxing have to do with it...
New Year's Day 2019
In 2019, New Year’s Day falls on a Tuesday.. Learn more about the first day of the first month—and...
When is Kwanzaa 2018?
When does Kwanzaa begin in 2018? See our chart—and learn about the origins and history of Kwanzaa....
When Is Labor Day 2019
When is Labor Day 2019? Why do we observe Labor Day? Learn about the history of this holiday—and...
Rosh Hashanah 2019
Rosh Hashanah is the beginning of the year in the traditional Jewish calendar. Find out Rosh...
When is Mardi Gras 2019?
When is Mardi Gras 2019? Why is this day—also called Shrove Tuesday—celebrated? Read what The Old...
When is Martin Luther King Jr. Day?
When is Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2019? Here is the MLK Day date for the year—plus, more about...
When is Presidents' Day 2019?
When is Presidents’ Day 2019? When is George Washington’s birthday? There’s some confusion about...
St. Patrick's Day 2019
Who was St. Patrick? Why are shamrocks a symbol of this day? Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day history,...
Canada Day 2019
O Canada! It’s time to celebrate Canada Day! Learn the history behind this national holiday,...
Yom Kippur 2019
When is Yom Kippur 2019? Learn about the meaning behind Yom Kippur, as well as the traditions...
Why is Friday the 13th Unlucky? | Origin of Friday the 13th
Why is Friday the 13th considered a “bad luck” day? Discover the origins of this superstitious day—...
Independence Day 2019: The Fourth of July
What is Independence Day (U.S.)? Why do we celebrate this all-important American holiday? Learn the...
Summer Solstice 2019: First Day of Summer
The timing of the June solstice—or, summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere—varies between June...
When Does the Islamic New Year 2019 Begin?
When Does the Islamic New Year 2019 begin? Get dates from your Almanac. Also called Al-Hijra, the...
Father's Day 2019
Father’s Day is Sunday, June 16, 2019. How do you celebrate your father (or, honor his memory)? On...
Memorial Day 2019
When is Memorial Day 2019? Learn more about the true meaning of Memorial Day—and how it differs...
When is Mother's Day 2019 | 10 Ways to Celebrate
How do you celebrate Mom? This year, our Almanac staff has added funny stories and happy memories...
When Is the Start of Passover 2019?
When does Passover 2019 begin? See more information on Passover dates, a short history, and...
When is the Start of Ramadan 2019?
When does Ramadan 2019 begin? See Ramadan dates—and learn more about how Ramadan is observed. What...
Groundhog Day 2019
Did the groundhog see his shadow this year? What is the meaning of Groundhog Day—and why do we...
What is May Day?
This article describes the traditions of May Day and how the May 1st celebration began. With winter...
Grandparents Day 2019
Grandparents Day is always celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day. Take the time to honor...
Diwali 2018: What is Diwali?
Diwali is an annual holiday celebrated in India, Singapore, and several other countries in South...
Halloween always falls on the 31st of October. What is Halloween really about? How did it get...
When is Election Day 2018?
In the United States, Election Day 2018 is Tuesday, November 6. Which states have made Election Day...
When Do the Seasons Start 2018–2019
When do the seasons—spring, summer, fall, and winter—start? Here are your equinox and solstice...
Autumnal Equinox 2019: The First Day of Fall
In 2019, the autumnal equinox—also called the September equinox—will arrive on September 23 in...
When Is Earth Day 2019
On Earth Day 2019, enjoy the tonic of fresh air, contact with the soil, and companionship with...
When is Sadie Hawkins Day?
Ever heard of Sadie Hawkins Day? Find out more about this quirky holiday—and how it all got started...
When is Veterans Day 2018?
Veterans Day always falls on November 11. Learn the true meaning of Veterans Day and its important ...
When Is Daylight Saving Time 2018?
When did Daylight Saving Time 2018 begin and when will DST end? Find dates here—as well as the...
Spring Equinox 2019: The First Day of Spring
The spring equinox (also called the March equinox or vernal equinox) falls on Wednesday, March 20,...
Columbus Day 2018
Columbus Day 2018 occurs on the second Monday in October. What exactly do we celebrate on Columbus...
Mercury Retrograde Dates 2018
Mercury retrograde begins on November 17! Learn what Mercury retrograde is, how it can affect your...
When Is Easter 2019 | How Is the Easter Date Determined?
When is Easter 2019—and why does the date of Easter change every year? How do we determine the date...
Left-Hander's Day: August 13
August 13 is Left-Handers Day! If you or the lefties in your life feel excluded, forgotten, or even...