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First Days of Seasons 2018
Find equinox and solstice dates for 2018—specifically, the March equinox, the June solstice, the...
Labor Day 2018
When is Labor Day? Why do we observe Labor Day? Learn about the history of this holiday—and get our...
Rosh Hashanah 2018
When is Rosh Hashanah? See dates, traditions, and the meaning of this Jewish holiday below. What is...
Grandparents Day 2018
Grandparents Day is always celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day. Take the time to honor...
Yom Kippur 2018
What is Yom Kippur? Learn about the meaning behind Yom Kippur, as well as the traditions related to...
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...
Autumnal Equinox 2018: The First Day of Fall
The autumnal equinox falls on Saturday, September 22, 2018. Here’s everything you need to know...
Mercury Retrograde Dates 2018
Mercury retrograde ends on August 19! Learn what Mercury retrograde is, how it can affect your...
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 2018: The Fourth of July
What is Independence Day (U.S.)? Why do we celebrate this all-important American holiday? Learn the...
Summer Solstice 2018: First Day of Summer
The timing of the June solstice—or, summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere—varies between June...
Canada Day 2018
O Canada! It’s time to celebrate Canada Day! Learn the history behind this national holiday,...
Valentine's Day 2019
’Tis the season of candy hearts and Valentine’s cards! Here are some of our favorite Valentine’s...
Father's Day 2018
Father’s Day is Sunday, June 17 this year. How do you celebrate your father (or, honor his memory...
Halloween always falls on the 31st of October. But what day of the week? (We always hope for a...
Columbus Day 2018
Columbus Day 2018 occurs on the second Monday in October. What exactly do we celebrate on Columbus...
When is Election Day 2018?
Why do we vote on a Tuesday? Learn about Election Day 2018 dates, history, quotes, trivia, and more...
When is Mother's Day 2018 | 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 Ramadan 2018?
Learn about the holiday of Ramadan and find out when observances begin in 2018. What is Ramadan?...
Memorial Day 2018
What is the meaning of Memorial Day, and how is this different from Veterans Day? Find Memorial Day...
Earth Day 2018
On Earth Day, enjoy the tonic of fresh air, contact with the soil, and companionship with nature!...
When Is the Start of Passover 2018?
In 2018, Passover begins at sundown on Friday, March 30. See more information on Passover dates, a...
Spring Equinox 2018: The First Day of Spring
The spring equinox (also called the March equinox or vernal equinox) falls on Tuesday, March 20,...
St. Patrick's Day 2018
Who was St. Patrick? Why are shamrocks a symbol of this day? Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day history,...
When Is Easter 2018 | How Is the Easter Date Determined?
When is Easter 2018—and why does the date of Easter change every year? How do we determine the date...
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 Daylight Saving Time 2018?
When does Daylight Saving Time 2018 begin and end? Find dates here—as well as the history of...
Groundhog Day 2018
Did the groundhog see his shadow this year? What is the meaning of Groundhog Day—and why do we...
When is Mardi Gras 2018?
Why is Mardi Gras celebrated? Why is Mardi Gras also called Shrove Tuesday? Read what The Old...
When is Martin Luther King Jr. Day?
When is Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2018? Here is the MLK Day date for the year—plus, more about...
The First Day of Winter: Winter Solstice 2017
Winter officially begins with the Winter Solstice on Thursday, December 21, 2017. This is the...
New Year's Day 2018
In 2018, New Year’s Day falls on a Monday, capping off a nice long holiday weekend. Learn more...
When is Thanksgiving Day 2018?
In 2018, U.S. Thanksgiving takes place on Thursday, November 22. (Canadian Thanksgiving is on...
When is Veterans Day 2018?
Veterans Day always falls on November 11. Learn the true meaning of Veterans Day and its important ...
When Does the Islamic New Year 2018 Begin?
When Does the Islamic New Year 2018 begin? Get dates from your Almanac. Also called Al-Hijra, the...
When is Sadie Hawkins Day?
Ever heard of Sadie Hawkins Day? In 2017, this quirky holiday falls on Saturday November 3. Find...
When is Christmas Day 2017?
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...
When is Hanukkah 2017?
Hanukkah is an eight-day Jewish festival celebrated in November or December each year. See when...
When is Presidents' Day 2018?
When is Presidents’ Day 2018? When is George Washington’s birthday? There’s some confusion about...
What is May Day?
This article describes the traditions of May Day and how the May 1st celebration began. With winter...