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First Day of Seasons 2017
Find equinox and solstice dates for 2017 and 2018—specifically, the March equinox, the June...
When is Yom Kippur 2017?
When is Yom Kippur, what is Yom Kippur, and why do the Jewish celebrate this special holiday? When...
When is Rosh Hashanah 2017?
When is Rosh Hashanah 2017? See dates, traditions, and the meaning of this Jewish holiday below....
When is Labor Day 2018?
When is Labor Day 2018? Why do we observe Labor Day? Learn about the history of Labor Day—and get...
Independence Day (USA): Fourth of July
What is the real meaning behind the Fourth of July? Get Independence Day (U.S.) dates, a brief...
When is Earth Day 2018?
When is Earth Day 2018? This observance always falls on April 22. On Earth Day, enjoy the tonic of...
When is Father's Day 2018?
When is Father’s Day 2018? Did you know that this holiday traces its roots to 1908 and 1910? Enjoy...
When Is the Start of Passover 2018?
In 2018, Passover begins at sundown on Monday, April 10. See Passover dates, a short history—plus,...
When Is Memorial Day 2018?
What is the meaning of Memorial Day, and how is this different from Veterans Day? Find Memorial Day...
What Day is Mother's Day 2018?
Honor your mother today and every day! Need a Mother’s Day recipe or poem for your card? Learn more...
When is the Start of Ramadan 2018?
Learn about the holiday of Ramadan and when observances begin for 2018. What is Ramadan? The...
When Is Grandparents Day 2018?
Grandparents Day is always celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day. Take the time to honor...
When is Presidents' Day 2018?
When is Presidents’ Day 2018? When is George Washington’s birthday? There’s some confusion about...
When is Thanksgiving Day 2017?
Why do we celebrate Thanksgiving Day? When was Thanksgiving first recognized as a national holiday...
Autumnal Equinox 2017: First Day of Fall
The autumnal equinox or September equinox falls on September 22. Here’s everything you need to know...
When is Daylight Saving Time 2017?
When does Daylight Saving Time begin and end? Don’t forget to spring forward or fall back! See...
When is St. Patrick's Day 2018?
Who was St. Patrick? Why are shamrocks a symbol? Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day history, legend, and lore...
Summer Solstice 2018: First Day of Summer
The timing of the June solstice—or, summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere—varies between June...
What is May Day?
This article describes the traditions of May Day and how the May 1st celebration began. With winter...
When is Sadie Hawkins Day?
Ever heard of Sadie Hawkins Day? Find out more about this quirky holiday, when it takes place, and...
When Does the Islamic New Year 2017 Begin?
When Does the Islamic New Year 2017 begin? Get dates from your Almanac. Also called Al-Hijra, the...
When Is Columbus Day 2017?
When is Columbus Day 2017? What exactly do we celebrate on Columbus Day? Find dates, history, and...
Groundhog Day 2018: Will the Groundhog See His Shadow?
Will the groundhog see his shadow this year? What is the meaning of Groundhog Day—and why do we...
When is Christmas 2017?
What is Christmas Day? What is the real meaning of Christmas? Enjoy our everything-Christmas page...
When is Kwanzaa 2017?
When does Kwanzaa begin in 2017? See our chart—and learn about the origins and history of Kwanzaa....
When Does Chanukah Start in 2017?
Chanukah is the 8-day festival of light. See when Chanukah begins in 2017—plus, history, customs,...
When Is Veterans Day 2017?
Veterans Day always falls on November 11. Understand the true meaning of Veterans Day and how it ...
Spring Equinox 2018: First Day of Spring
Celebrate the spring equinox 2018! Here are equinox dates, fun facts, and folklore about the first...
What Day is Halloween?
Find out what day Halloween 2017 falls on—plus, Halloween history, recipes, crafts, poetry,...
Mercury Retrograde Dates: 2017
Many readers ask us when Mercury is in retrograde. Here are the four Mercury retrograde dates for...
When is Mardi Gras 2018?
Why is Mardi Gras celebrated? Why is Mardi Gras also called Shrove Tuesday? Read what The Old...
Valentine's Day: History, Ideas, Quotes
Find Valentine’s Day history, origins, and facts—plus, some quote and verse for your loved ones!...
When Is Easter Sunday? Easter Dates
What is the true meaning of Easter Sunday? Why does the date of Easter change every year? What is...
When is the Next Leap Year?
When is the next Leap Year? Find out the next Leap Day, how to calculate Leap Years, Leap Year...
When is Election Day?
Why do we vote on a Tuesday? Learn more about Election Day dates, history, great quotes, trivia,...
What Day of the Week is New Year's Day 2018?
In 2018, New Year’s Day falls on a Monday, capping off a nice long holiday weekend. Learn more...
First Day of Winter 2017: The Winter Solstice
In 2017, the winter begins with the solstice on Thursday, December 21. This is the astronomical...
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, learn more...
What is Boxing Day, And When is Boxing Day in Canada?
What is Boxing Day? Why is it called Boxing Day? What, if anything, does boxing have to do with it...
When Is St. Nicholas Day?
Was St. Nicholas real? Actually, he was! Find out about the history of St. Nicholas (and St....