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The Month of June 2020:...
The month of June brings beautiful bouquets, delicious fruits and vegetables, and an urge to get out there and enjoy the sunshine. Check out June holidays, wacky times,...
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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...
Fall Leaves: Why Do Leaves Change Color?
Ever wonder why leaves change color? Did you know that fall’s vivid colors are actually hidden...
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...
Flag Day 2020: Celebrating the American Flag
Flag Day is Sunday, June 14! This annual holiday celebrates the history and symbolism of the...
Father's Day 2020
Father’s Day 2020 is Sunday, June 21—the first full day of summer! Learn all about Father’s Day...
The Month of June 2020: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
The month of June brings beautiful bouquets, delicious fruits and vegetables, and an urge to get...
Memorial Day 2020
Memorial Day is Monday, May 25, 2020. Learn all about Memorial Day, including the true meaning of...
Columbus Day 2020
Columbus Day occurs on the second Monday in October. This year, it will be observed on Monday,...
Full Moon for June 2020
June’s full Moon rises on Friday, June 5! Find out more about the Strawberry Moon, including when...
July Birth Flowers
July’s birth flowers—larkspur and water lilies—are dramatic head-turners, one being the star of ...
June Birth Flowers
June’s birth month flowers are among the most fragrant of all, the rose and the honeysuckle. Learn...
Mother's Day 2020 | 10 Ways to Celebrate Mom
Mother’s Day is celebrated on May 10, 2020. This year, many of us are rethinking how to give extra...
Many readers ask The Old Farmer’s Almanac what happened on their birthday–or the birthday of a...
The Month of May 2020: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
Celebrate the gorgeous month of May! The Sun is warming, the birds are chirping, the flowers are...
Summer Solstice 2020: The First Day of Summer
In 2020, the June solstice occurs on Saturday, June 20, marking the start of summer in the Northern...
When Do the Seasons Start in 2020?
When do all of the four seasons—spring, summer, fall, and winter—start and end? Here are your...
May Birth Flowers
The sweet flowers of May embody the hopes and dreams of those who give them. What Are the May...
Monthly Horoscope for May 2020
Here’s your monthly horoscope for May 2020. This month brings Pluto’s return and the best days to...
The History of Mother's Day in the United States
The real history of Mother’s Day in the United States might surprise you. Three women—who...
Earth Day 2020
This year, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. The...
Mercury Retrograde Dates for 2020
Mercury’s next period of retrograde motion will last from June 18 to July 12, 2020! According to...
Meet Mother Jones
Who was Mother Jones? This American schoolteacher and dressmaker lived hand-to-mouth, lost her...
Ramadan 2020: When Is Ramadan?
The holy month of Ramadan begins in the evening of Thursday, April 23, 2020. Learn about how—and...
Arbor Day 2020
Arbor Day 2020 occurs this year on Friday, April 24. Dedicate a tree to someone who is special to...
May Day 2020: What is May Day?
May Day (May 1) is a holiday rich in history and folklore, celebrating the return of spring! As a...
Why Is Friday the 13th Unlucky? | Origin of Friday the 13th
The next Friday the 13th is Friday, November 13, 2020. Why is this day often associated with bad...
Sourdough Starters and Recipes
How about trying your hand at making a sourdough starter from scratch?! Here’s a little history...
How to Dye Easter Eggs Naturally
Try dyeing eggs the old-fashioned way—with spices, food, and plants! It turns out that your own...
Passover 2020: When Does Passover Begin?
Passover 2020 begins at sundown on Wednesday, April 8. See more information on Passover dates,...
Full Moon for April 2020
April’s full Moon rises on the night of Tuesday, April 7. Traditionally called the Pink Moon, this...
Full Moon for November 2020
November’s Full Beaver Moon rises on November 30! Learn when to spot it in your area and the...
Full Moon for December 2020
December’s full Moon rises on December 29, 2020. The original Old Farmer’s Almanac will reveal...
When Is Easter 2020? | How the Easter Date is Determined
Easter 2020 will be observed on Sunday, April 12! Find out how the date of Easter is determined,...
April Birth Flowers
By April, spring’s in full swing, and these birth month flowers are ready to express its happy...
Monthly Horoscope for April 2020
Here’s your monthly horoscope for April 2020. Longtime Almanac astrologer Celeste Longacre provides...
The Surprising Origins of Easter Symbols: From Lambs to Lilies
From lambs to lilies, there are many beautiful Easter symbols that have significance to us. But do...
The Reason for the Seasons
What causes our four seasons—spring, summer, winter, fall? People puzzled over this for centuries...
5 Ancient Sites Aligned With the Solstice and Equinox
Across time, people have marked the changes of seasons—sometimes in dramatic ways! Here are five...
First Day of Spring 2020: The Spring Equinox
In 2020, the spring equinox (also called the March equinox or vernal equinox) occurs on Thursday,...