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When is Easter 2019? | How the Easter Date is Determined
Why is Easter so late this year? Usually, Easter is on the first Sunday following the first full...
Earth Day 2019
On Earth Day 2019, enjoy the lovely smell of fresh air, contact with the soil, and companionship...
First Day of Spring 2019: The Spring Equinox
In 2019, spring equinox (also called the March equinox or vernal equinox) falls on Wednesday, March...
When Do the Seasons Start in 2019-2020?
When do the seasons—winter, spring, summer, and fall—start? Here are your equinox and solstice...
Christmas Day 2019
What is the real meaning of Christmas? Enjoy our Everything Christmas page with Christmas dates,...
When is Kwanzaa 2019?
When does Kwanzaa begin in 2019? See our chart—and learn about the origins and history of Kwanzaa....
Rosh Hashanah 2019
Rosh Hashanah is the beginning of the year in the traditional Jewish calendar. Find out Rosh...
Hanukkah is an eight-day Jewish festival celebrated in November or December each year. See when...
Valentine's Day 2020
How exactly did Valentine’s Day get started? Here’s the short history. (It starts out rather dark...
New Year's Day 2020
New Year’s Day is celebrated on January 1, marking the start of the year in the Gregorian calendar...
St. Nicholas Day 2019
Was Saint Nicholas a real person? Actually, he was! Find out about the history of St. Nicholas (and...
Yom Kippur 2019
When is Yom Kippur 2019? Learn about the meaning behind Yom Kippur, as well as the traditions...
Boxing Day 2019: What is Boxing Day?
What is Boxing Day? Why is it called Boxing Day? And what, if anything, does boxing have to do with...
Groundhog Day 2020
Groundhog Day comes from our agricultural past and marks the halfway point to the spring equinox....
When is the Start of Ramadan 2019?
When does Ramadan 2019 begin? See Ramadan dates—and learn more about how Ramadan is observed. What...
Winter Solstice 2019: The First Day of Winter
Winter officially begins with the Winter Solstice on Saturday, December 21, 2019. This is the...
When is Martin Luther King Jr. Day?
The third Monday in January is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States. Here is why we...
Presidents' Day 2020
When is Presidents’ Day 2020? Are Presidents’ Day and George Washington’s birthday the same day?...
When is Mardi Gras 2019?
When is Mardi Gras 2019? Why is this day—also called Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday—celebrated? Read...
Mercury Retrograde Dates 2019
Find out when Mercury will be in retrograde motion in 2019. Plus, we’ll explain the meaning of...
Diwali 2019: What is Diwali?
Diwali is an annual holiday celebrated in India, Singapore, and several other countries in South...
Daylight Saving Time 2019: When Does the Time Change?
When does Daylight Saving Time 2019 begin and end? Find dates here—as well as the history of...
St. Patrick's Day 2019
Who was St. Patrick? Why are shamrocks a symbol of this day? Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day history,...
Chinese New Year 2019: The Year of the Pig
This year, Chinese New Year lands on Tuesday, February 5! According to the Chinese zodiac, 2019 is...
When is the Next Leap Year?
When is the next Leap Year? Find out when the next Leap Day will be and how to calculate Leap Years...
When Is Labor Day 2019?
When is Labor Day 2019? Why do we observe Labor Day? Learn about the history of this holiday—and...
When is Election Day 2019?
In the United States, the next Election Day will occur on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Which states...
When is Veterans Day 2019?
Veterans Day always falls on November 11. Learn the true meaning of Veterans Day and its important ...
Columbus Day 2019
Columbus Day 2019 occurs on the second Monday in October. What exactly do we celebrate on Columbus...
When is Thanksgiving Day 2019?
When is Thanksgiving Day 2019? What do we celebrate this all-important feast day? Enjoy a brief...
Grandparents Day 2019
Grandparents Day is always celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day. Take the time to honor...
What is May Day?
This article describes the traditions of May Day and how the May 1st celebration began. With winter...
Canada Day 2019
O Canada! It’s time to celebrate Canada Day! Learn the history behind this national holiday,...
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...
Autumnal Equinox 2019: The First Day of Fall
In 2019, the autumnal equinox—also called the September equinox—will arrive on September 23 in...