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Fall Leaves: Why Do Leaves Change Color?
Why do leaves change color in the fall? When exactly do they change, and how does the process occur...
First Day of Seasons 2017
Find equinox and solstice dates for 2017 and 2018—specifically, the March equinox, the June...
History of the Poinsettia
Where does the poinsettia come from? Where was this traditional Christmas plant discovered? Are...
The Star of Bethlehem
What is the Star of Bethlehem, and what is its significance? Every holiday season, planetariums...
Keeping Your Christmas Tree Fresh
While most of us think about Christmas trees only in December, for growers of cut-your-own trees,...
Pumpkins and winter squash, warts, peanuts and all, are signs of Thanksgiving
This Thanksgiving, display some unusual pumpkin and squash varieties. Have you seen those warty...
Where the Wild Things Are: November
November the first. You’ve unmothballed your winter sweaters and laid in a supply of hand-warmers....
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...
Zodiac for Pets: Cats & Dogs
Here are your pet profiles based on the zodiac signs! Capricorn December 22–January 19 Capricorn is...
Wedding Traditions, Customs, and Etiquette
Here’s a look at some common wedding customs, traditions, and etiquette—from then and now! “Keep...
Outdoors Tips: Fishing, Camping, Sky Watching
Heading outdoors for camping, fishing, or sky watching? Here are some great tips and tools to help...
September Birth Flowers
In the late summer, as the air cools, there are still many beautiful flowers to enjoy and give....
Indian Summer: What, Why, and When
In the fall, it seems that almost any warm day is referred to by most people as “Indian summer.” ...
When is Labor Day 2017?
When is Labor Day 2017? Find the history of Labor Day, holiday recipes, and ideas from The Old...
When is Daylight Saving Time 2017?
When does Daylight Saving Time begin and end? Don’t forget to spring forward or fall back! See...
Full Moon for September 2017
Learn about the Full Moon for September 2017—the Full Corn Moon—plus, see Moon phase dates, Best...
Natural Sleep Aids for Insomnia, Sleep Deprivation, and Snoring
If you are suffering from insomnia or sleep deprivation, simply can’t sleep, or are snoring, you...
Predicting Weather Using a Persimmon Seed
According to weather folklore, you can predict winter weather with a persimmon seed. Here’s how to...
Autumnal Equinox 2017: First Day of Fall
Autumn starts again with the autumnal equinox on September 22. Welcome in the fall season on the...
The Month of August 2017: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
August is the month when summer begins its slow crawl towards autumn, but not before a few more hot...
Best Days for the Month of August 2017
Here is a snapshot of the Best Days for the month of August 2017—from Best Days to quit smoking to...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign August 2017
Use the August 2017 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best...
Woolly Bear Caterpillars and Weather Prediction
The woolly bear caterpillar—also called woolly worm and fuzzy worm—has the reputation of being able...
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 Are The Dog Days of Summer?
What are the “Dog Days of Summer”—and when are they? The answer might surprise you. Enjoy this...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign July 2017
Use the July 2017 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best days...
Best Days for the Month of July 2017
Here is a snapshot of the Best Days for the month of July 2017—from Best Days to quit smoking to...
The Month of July 2017: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
July is the month when summer has a firm hold on all of us. The average temperature just about...
Full Moon for July 2017
Learn about the Full Moon for July 2017—the Full Buck Moon—plus, see the best days by the Moon,...
July Birthstone: Color and Meaning
The July birthstone, the ruby, was regarded by ancient Hindus as the “king of gems.” The birthstone...
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...
Full Moons and Labor: Childbirth Folklore
Check out this author’s intriguing theory—best tested by parents of large families—about the...
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 Grandparents Day 2017?
Grandparents Day is always celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day. Take the time to honor...
When Is Columbus Day 2017?
When is Columbus Day 2017? What exactly do we celebrate on Columbus Day? Find dates, history, and...
When Is Veterans Day 2017?
Veterans Day always falls on November 11. Understand the true meaning of Veterans Day and how it ...
When is Christmas 2017?
What is Christmas Day? What is the real meaning of Christmas? Enjoy our everything-Christmas page...
When Does Chanukah Start in 2017?
Chanukah is the 8-day festival of light. See when Chanukah begins in 2017—plus, history, customs,...
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 Kwanzaa 2017?
When does Kwanzaa begin in 2017? See our chart—and learn about the origins and history of Kwanzaa....