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By April, spring’s in full swing, and these birth month flowers are ready to express its happy plans and intrigues... read more
In October, 2016, the Full Moon rises on the 16th, so Halloween trick-or-treaters this year will be... read more
Find equinox and solstice dates for 2016 and 2017—marking the beginning of spring, summer, autumn,... read more
Happy New Year! We are facing a new year, ripe with possibilities. Will it be stormy and difficult... read more
Every holiday season, planetariums present their “Star of Wonder” show, which offers astronomical... read more
While most of us only think about Christmas trees in December, for growers of cut-your-own trees,... read more
This Thanksgiving, display some unusual pumpkin and squash varieties.  Have you seen those warty... read more
November the first. You’ve unmothballed your winter sweaters and laid in a supply of hand-warmers.... read more
When it comes to pumpkin carving, the idea is to have fun. We’ve got tips on carving the best... read more
Why do autumn leaves change color? What type of trees—and weather—produce the most vivid fall... read more
Here are your pet profiles based on the zodiac signs! Capricorn December 22–January 19 Capricorn is... read more
When is Easter Sunday 2017—and why does the date of Easter change every year? Here are some answers... read more
When is Daylight Saving Time 2017? When do you change your clocks for Daylight Saving? How did this... read more
When is Earth Day 2016? This observance always falls on April 22. On Earth Day, enjoy the tonic of... read more
When is Leap Year? Find out the next Leap Day, how to calculate Leap Years, Leap Year folklore, and... read more
What is the date of Thanksgiving Day 2016—and what is the history of this all-important North ... read more
What day of the week is Veterans Day in 2016?  Please see the chart below. Veterans Day Dates... read more
When is Election Day in 2016? Here are dates as well as some history about Election Day. Election... read more
When is Memorial Day in 2016? Get dates and Memorial Day history from The Old Farmer’s Almanac.... read more
If you’re wondering what the weather be like for your wedding day, you’ve come to the right place; ... read more
Find out the Full Moon dates for May 2016, traditionally called the Full Flower Moon. Full Moon ... read more
The arrival of May 2016 brings with it many springtime traditions and celebrations to honor the... read more
Celebrate the Full Moon of April—also called the Pink Moon. Enjoy the facts, folklore, and more!... read more
 At 5:12 A.M. on Wednesday, April 18, 1906, an earthquake woke up residents of San Francisco and... read more
Learn about the Full Moon for March, 2017 plus Moon phases, best days by the Moon, folklore, and ... read more
Learn about the Full Moon for December 2016 plus Moon phases, best days by the Moon, folklore, and ... read more
Learn about the Full Moon for February 2017 plus Moon phases, best days by the Moon, folklore, and ... read more
Learn about the Full Moon for November, 2016, plus Moon phases, best days by the Moon, folklore,... read more
For Moon fans, September, 2016 will provide plenty of Moon action! The month begins and ends with a... read more
In 2016, the Full Moon rises on Thursday, August 18. One week earlier, on August 11th, barely after... read more
Find the June Strawberry Moon phases for 2016—plus, best days by the Moon, full Moon names, and ... read more
What day of the week is Christmas in 2016? Why is Christmas celebrated on December 25? Enjoy our... read more
Many of our readers ask about U.S. flag rules and regulations. On June 22, 1942, Congress passed a... read more
When is Independence Day (U.S.) in 2016? Does it fall on a weekday or weekend this year? See dates... read more
Learn about the Full Moon for July 2016—plus moon phase dates, best days by the Moon, folklore, and... read more
When is Passover in 2016? See which evening Passover begins—as well as history about this important... read more
When is Presidents’ Day 2017? When is George Washington’s birthday? Read on … Both President’s Day... read more
When is Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday observed in 2017?  See dates for this holiday below.... read more
What day does Kwanzaa fall on in 2016? See our chart—and learn about the origins and history of ... read more
When is Labor Day 2016?  And what is the meaning of Labor Day? Find out from The Old Farmer’s ... read more
When is Father’s Day 2016?  On this page, we bring you a short Father’s Day history, recipes, and... read more