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Fall Leaves: Why Do Leaves Change Color?
Ever wonder why leaves change color? Did you know that fall’s vivid colors are actually hidden...
How Do Christmas Trees Grow?
While most of us think about Christmas trees only in December, for farmers who grow cut-your-own...
How to Carve a Pumpkin
When it comes to pumpkin carving, “Farmer Mike” Valladao is an expert. He shares his tips, tricks, ...
The Star of Bethlehem
Was the Star of Bethlehem a real celestial body or a miraculous vision? Astronomer Bob Berman...
Where the Wild Things Are: November
November the first. You’ve unmothballed your winter sweaters and laid in a supply of hand-warmers....
History of the Poinsettia
Where does the poinsettia come from? Where was this traditional Christmas plant discovered? Are...
Monthly Horoscope for October
Here’s your monthly horoscope for October 2020. What could be in store for this month? Almanac...
This year, Halloween falls on Saturday, October 31, and coincides with a spooky full Moon! What is...
5 Tips for Picking the Perfect Pumpkin
One of many traditions is to pick pumpkins for Halloween! Here are 5 tips on how to pick the...
More States Moving to Keep Daylight Saving Time Permanent
As of this writing, 39 states have proposed legistation and nine states have enacted legislation to...
Learn How to Crochet: Easy Scarf for Beginners
Crocheting is more than just a craft. It’s also a great stress reliever, an excellent way to pass...
Thanksgiving Day 2020
In the United States, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November—this year, on...
6 Ancient Sites Aligned With the Solstice and Equinox
Across time, people have marked the changes of seasons—sometimes in dramatic ways! Here are six...
The Month of October 2020: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
In October, autumn comes into full swing. Let’s get in the mood! Learn why it’s called October,...
Yom Kippur 2020
In 2020, Yom Kippur begins at sunset on September 27. Learn about the meaning behind Yom Kippur, as...
Woolly Bear Caterpillars and Weather Prediction
Woolly bear caterpillars—also called woolly worms—have a reputation for being able to forecast the...
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...
What To Do With Fall Leaves
We don’t call it “fall” for nothing. If lots of leaves have fallen in your yard, why not put them...
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,...
How to Make a Hollyhock Flower Doll
See how to make hollyhock dolls out of flowers in 5 steps! This is an old-fashioned craft that’s...
Predicting Weather Using a Persimmon Seed
According to traditional weather folklore, you can predict winter weather with a persimmon seed....
Signs of Autumn: Birds, Leaves, and Fading Sunlight
Hawks migrating, bears foraging, acorns falling. Signs of fall are all around. Anyone who’s sweated...
Fishing Calendar for 2020
When is the best time to go fishing? See the best fishing dates and times from The Old Farmer’s...
Grandparents Day 2020
Grandparents Day is always celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day. This year, that’s Sunday...
Halloween Blue Moon in 2020: How Rare Is a Full Moon on Halloween?
In October 2020, we’ll experience a Halloween Blue Moon. Ever noticed that Halloween pictures...
Blue Moon in 2020: When Is the Next Blue Moon?
The Hunter’s Blue Moon will occur on October 31, 2020—Halloween night! What is a Blue Moon, exactly...
Moon Phase Calendar
What is the Moon’s phase tonight? With our Moon Phase Calendar, you’ll find dates and times for the...
How to Dry Tomatoes, Peppers, and Herbs
Consider drying tomatoes and peppers and herbs in late summer to keep them longer. Drying is one of...
September Birthstone: The Sapphire
September’s birthstone, the sapphire, was once thought to guard against evil and poisoning. Learn...
Monthly Horoscope for September 2020
Here’s your monthly horoscope for September 2020. What could be in store for this month? Almanac...
Full Moon for September 2020
The full Moon for September 2020 is the Full Corn Moon! (This year, the Harvest Moon will be in...
When Is Election Day 2020?
In 2020, Election Day occurs on Tuesday, November 3. Are you registered to vote? Which states have...
Easy Refrigerator Jam Without Pectin
This is the easiest Refrigerator Jam Recipe with just two ingredients! All you need is sugar and...
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...
Fall Weather Forecast 2020: September Brings Cool Weather East, Warmth West
As the days shorten and the leaves turn, we march closer and closer to autumn! Wondering what sort...
Diwali 2020: What Is Diwali?
Diwali is the Indian “festival of lights”—a holiday that celebrates the triumph of good over evil....
Indian Summer: What, Why, and When?
In the fall, it seems that almost any warm day is referred to by most people as an “Indian summer...
Labor Day 2020
This year, Labor Day falls on Monday, September 7! Unlike many holidays, Labor Day doesn’t have...
The Month of September 2020: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
What happens in the month of September? It’s a little for everyone: the last days of summer and the...
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...