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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...
September Birthstone: The Sapphire
September’s birthstone, the sapphire, was once thought to guard against evil and poisoning. Learn...
August Birthstone: Color and Meaning
August’s birthstone, the peridot, is a light green, ancient, cosmic birthstone that has been found...
July Birth Flowers
July’s birth flowers—the larkspur and water lily—are dramatic head-turners, with one being the star...
July Birthstone: The Ruby
The July birthstone, the ruby, was regarded by ancient Hindus as the “king of gems.” Learn all...
June Birth Flowers
June’s birth month flowers are among the most fragrant of all, the rose and the honeysuckle. Learn...
Many readers ask The Old Farmer’s Almanac what happened on their birthday–or the birthday of a...
May Birth Flowers
The sweet flowers of May embody the hopes and dreams of those who give them. What Are the May...
April Birth Flowers
By April, spring’s in full swing, and these birth month flowers are ready to express its happy...
March Birthstone: Color and Meaning
March’s birthstone is aquamarine, a beautiful blue-green stone with a calming, soothing energy. In...
March Birth Flower
March’s birth flower is the daffodil. It’s no surprise. These cheerful flowers are a harbinger of...
February Birth Flowers
With Valentine’s Day on people’s minds, February is a big month for flowers. But, oddly enough, the...
Chinese New Year 2020: The Year of the Rat
The Chinese New Year—also referred to as the Spring Festival and the Lunar New Year globally—lands...
Birthstones by Month: Colors and Meanings
What is the birthstone for your month? Check the list below to learn the meanings and history of...
Birth Month Flowers and Their Meanings
Do you know your birth flower? Consult this list of all the monthly birth flowers to find yours and...
January Birth Flowers
In the dark month of January, nothing lifts the spirits quite like cheerful, colorful flowers....
December Birth Flowers
December’s flowers may be very different from each other—one being a bulb and the other an...
October Birthstone: Color and Meaning
The October birthstone, the opal, symbolizes faithfulness and confidence. The word comes from the...
October Birth Flowers
Both of the October birth flowers—marigolds and cosmos—are colorful annuals that thrive in full sun...
September Birth Flowers
In the late summer, as the air cools, there are still many beautiful flowers to enjoy and give....
August Birth Flowers
August’s bright, showy flowers capture the essence of sunny, late summer days! Learn the meanings...
June Birthstone: Color and Meaning
June’s traditional birthstone is the pearl. With their natural beauty, pearls have been beloved for...
May Birthstone: What is the Birthstone for May?
The May birthstone, the emerald, was a favorite gem of Cleopatra and Catherine the Great. It has...
April Birthstone: Color and Meaning
The April birthstone is the diamond. This gem is a symbol of everlasting love. Learn more about the...
Birthday Cake Recipes: Easy, Beautiful, Tested!
It takes just two to make a birthday party—two people and a cake! Here are five triple-tested, ...
February Birthstone: Color and Meaning
The February birthstone, the amethyst, is said to strengthen relationships and give its wearer...
Full Moons and Labor: Childbirth Folklore
Check out this author’s intriguing theory—best tested by parents of large families—about the...
December Birthstone: Color and Meaning
The December birthstone, turquoise, is regarded as a love charm. It is also a symbol of good...
November Birthstone: Color and Meaning
November’s birthstone, the topaz, symbolizes love and affection. It is believed to give the wearer...
November Birth Flower
November’s birth flower, the chrysanthemum, recalls the vibrant colors of October’s autumn leaves....
January Birthstone: Color and Meaning
The January birthstone, the garnet, is thought to keep the wearer safe during travel. Garnets form...
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