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Happy Birthday, Robert!
The Life and Times of...
The founder of The Old Farmer’s Almanac, Robert B. Thomas, was born on this day in 1766. In the
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The Star of Bethlehem
Was the Star of Bethlehem a real celestial body or a miraculous vision? Astronomer Bob Berman...
Keeping Your Christmas Tree Fresh
While most of us think about Christmas trees only in December, for growers of cut-your-own trees,...
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....
Unusual Squash and Gourds for the Thanksgiving Displays
Colorful squash and gourds are signs of Thanksgiving to me—harking back to the Pilgrims—and the...
History of the Poinsettia
Where does the poinsettia come from? Where was this traditional Christmas plant discovered? Are...
How to Carve a Pumpkin
When it comes to pumpkin carving, the idea is to have fun. We’ve got tips on carving the best...
Mother's Day 2019 | 10 Ways to Celebrate Mom
How do you celebrate your Mom? Here are 10 great ideas for treating your mom on her special day—...
Ramadan 2019: When is Ramadan?
When does Ramadan 2019 begin and end? See Ramadan dates—and learn more about how Ramadan is ...
Earth Day 2019
On Earth Day 2019, enjoy the lovely smell of fresh air, clean up some litter, plant a tree, or...
Arbor Day 2019: History, Facts, and Date
Arbor Day 2019 falls on Friday, April 26. Dedicate a tree to someone who is special to you, and...
When is Easter 2019? | How the Easter Date is Determined
Why do we celebrate Easter? And why is Easter so late this year? We’ll explain—plus, find out how...
Why Baby Animals are Born in Spring
Why are baby farm animals typically born in the spring? Enjoy our seasonal weather post—and, of...
Easter and the Paschal Full Moon
A “Pink Easter Moon” will rise the morning of Good Friday! Did you know that the date of Easter—...
When Is the Start of Passover 2019?
Passover 2019 begins at sundown on Friday, April 19. See more information on Passover dates,...
The Tuneful Tale of "Taps"
Ever wonder about the bugle call performed on Memorial Day and Veterans Day and at almost every...
May Day 2019: What is May Day?
Celebrate May Day 2019! This article describes the traditions of May Day and how the May 1st...
The Month of May 2019: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
Celebrate the gorgeous month of May! The Sun is warming, the birds are chirping, the flowers are...
The Man of Signs (Zodiac Man)
Ancient astrologers believed that each astrological sign of the zodiac influenced a specific part...
The Surprising Origins of Easter Symbols: From Lambs to Lilies
From lilies to lambs, there are many beautiful Easter symbols that have significance to us. But do...
2019 Easter Weekend Forecast: In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb
Easter is among the first of the year’s holidays, when families gather outside for picnics,...
Full Moon for April 2019
Celebrate the Full Moon for April 2019! Find out why it’s called the Pink Moon—plus more Moon facts...
Birth Month Flowers and Their Meanings
What is your birth month flower? Consult this list of all the monthly birth flowers to find out!...
Birthstones by Month: Colors and Meanings
What is the birthstone for your month? Check the list below to learn the meanings and history of...
The Month of April 2019: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
April 2019 is the first full month of spring! We hope that your sky is bright and clear and your...
April Birthstone: Color and Meaning
The April birthstone is the diamond. This gem is a symbol of everlasting love. Learn more about the...
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 2019
Here’s your monthly horoscope for April 2019. Give yourself some extra time with whatever you are...
Aries Zodiac Sign
Happy Birthday, Aries! As the first sign in the zodiac, Aquarius is represented by the Ram and...
First Day of Spring 2019: The Spring Equinox
In 2019, spring equinox (also called the March equinox or vernal equinox) falls on Wednesday, March...
Mercury Retrograde and Zodiac Signs
When Mercury is in retrograde, its influence depends on which of the 12 zodiac signs the planet is...
Vernal Equinox Oddities
This year, the vernal equinox falls on Wednesday, March 20. Are day and night equal on this day?...
Best St. Patrick's Day Recipes
A selection of our favorite St. Patrick’s Day recipes—including soda bread, corned beef and cabbage...
When Do the Seasons Start in 2019-2020?
When do the seasons—winter, spring, summer, and fall—start? Here are your equinox and solstice...
Phenology in the Garden: Planting by Nature's Signs
For centuries, gardeners took their cues for planting times from nature—a technique called...
Full Moon for February 2020
When is the Full Moon in February 2020? What time is Full Moon and New Moon? Why is it called the...
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...