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History of the Poinsettia
Where does the poinsettia come from? Where was this traditional Christmas plant discovered? Are...
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...
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...
Halloween Moon | What's the Moon Phase This Halloween?
Ever noticed that Halloween pictures always show a full Moon? But how often does the full Moon fall...
Halloween Weather Forecast 2017
Halloween is fast approaching! Will you need to stitch that extra layer of fleece into your costume...
How to Make a Pumpkin Seed Necklace
This year, when you hollow out that Halloween pumpkin, save the seeds to make a cool and colorful...
When is Veterans Day 2017?
Veterans Day always falls on November 11. Learn the true meaning of Veterans Day and its important ...
When is Halloween 2017?
Halloween always falls on the 31st of October. Here’s a chart that shows on what day of the week...
Easy Halloween Dinner Recipe Ideas
Cook up a Halloween dinner for something fun! Here is an easy Halloween menu with three recipes for...
What Is So Spooky About Halloween Weather?
Why does Halloween fit so well with October? It’s just interesting to think about how much weather...
Pumpkin Carving Tips and Tricks
Whether this is your first attempt at carving a pumpkin or your hundredth, there are many...
Origins of Halloween Traditions
Ever wonder how Halloween came to be or why we celebrate it in the way that we do? Here’s a look...
When is Rosh Hashanah 2018?
When is Rosh Hashanah 2018? See dates, traditions, and the meaning of this Jewish holiday below....
When is Yom Kippur 2018?
When is Yom Kippur 2018, what is Yom Kippur, and why do Jewish celebrate this special holiday? When...
When Is Easter 2018?
What is the true meaning of Easter Sunday? Why does the date of Easter change every year? Why are...
When is Thanksgiving Day 2017?
This year, the U.S. Thanksgiving is November 23 and the Canadian Thanksgiving is October 9. Here’s...
When Is the Next Friday the 13th?
October brings Friday the 13th this year! Why is the 13th considered a “bad luck” day? Enjoy facts...
When is Election Day?
Why do we vote on a Tuesday? Learn more about Election Day dates, history, great quotes, trivia,...
When Is Columbus Day 2017?
Columbus Day 2017 is Monday, October 9. What exactly do we celebrate on Columbus Day? Find a brief...
Quarter Days and Cross-Quarter Days
Ever wonder how Groundhog Day got started, why weddings were traditionally in June, or why we hold...
When is Labor Day 2018?
When is Labor Day 2018? Why do we observe Labor Day? Learn about the history of Labor Day—and get...
When Is the Start of Passover 2018?
In 2018, Passover begins at sundown on Monday, April 10. See Passover dates, a short history—plus,...
Independence Day (USA): Fourth of July
What is the real meaning behind the Fourth of July? Get Independence Day (U.S.) dates, a brief...
When is Earth Day 2018?
When is Earth Day 2018? This observance always falls on April 22. On Earth Day, enjoy the tonic of...
When Is Memorial Day 2018?
What is the meaning of Memorial Day, and how is this different from Veterans Day? Find Memorial Day...
When is Father's Day 2018?
When is Father’s Day 2018? Did you know that this holiday traces its roots to 1908 and 1910? Enjoy...
When Is Grandparents Day 2018?
Grandparents Day is always celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day. Take the time to honor...
When is the Start of Ramadan 2018?
Learn about the holiday of Ramadan and when observances begin for 2018. What is Ramadan? The...
When is Presidents' Day 2018?
When is Presidents’ Day 2018? When is George Washington’s birthday? There’s some confusion about...
What Day is Mother's Day 2018?
Honor your mother today and every day! Need a Mother’s Day recipe or poem for your card? Learn more...
When is Daylight Saving Time 2017?
When does Daylight Saving Time begin and end? Don’t forget to spring forward or fall back! See...
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...
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...
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 Christmas 2017?
What is Christmas Day? What is the real meaning of Christmas? Enjoy our everything-Christmas page...
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....
When Does Chanukah Start in 2017?
Chanukah is the 8-day festival of light. See when Chanukah begins in 2017—plus, history, customs,...
Father's Day Activities
Looking for a fun way to spend your Father’s Day? Fishing, having a barbeque or picnic, and going...
The History of Father's Day
Though Father’s Day wasn’t made a national holiday until 1972, the efforts of one woman in...
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