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How Do Christmas Trees Grow?
While most of us think about Christmas trees only in December, for farmers who grow cut-your-own...
How to Carve a Pumpkin
When it comes to pumpkin carving, “Farmer Mike” Valladao is an expert. He shares his tips, tricks, ...
History of the Poinsettia
Where does the poinsettia come from? Where was this traditional Christmas plant discovered? Are...
National Watermelon Day: August 3
August 3 is National Watermelon Day and one of our favorite holidays in August! Watermelon is the...
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...
Canada Day 2020
O Canada! It’s time to celebrate Canada Day! Learn the history behind this national holiday,...
Fourth of July 2020: Celebrate with History, Traditions, and Recipes
What is Independence Day (U.S.)? How did our founders envision our country’s celebration? Learn the...
Father's Day on the Solstice: Ideas to Celebrate Dad!
Looking for a fun way to spend your Father’s Day this Sunday? This holiday comes on the night of...
Father's Day 2020
Father’s Day 2020 is celebrated this Sunday, June 21. Ever wondered how Father’s Day came to be? It...
Yom Kippur 2020
In 2020, Yom Kippur begins at sunset on September 27. Learn about the meaning behind Yom Kippur,...
Rosh Hashanah 2020
Rosh Hashanah is the beginning of the year in the traditional Jewish calendar. In 2020, Rosh...
Memorial Day 2020
Memorial Day is Monday, May 25, 2020. Learn all about Memorial Day, including the true meaning of...
Columbus Day 2020
Columbus Day occurs on the second Monday in October. This year, it will be observed on Monday,...
Mother's Day 2020 | 10 Ways to Celebrate Mom
Mother’s Day is celebrated on May 10, 2020. This year, many of us are rethinking how to give extra...
The Month of May 2020: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
Celebrate the gorgeous month of May! The Sun is warming, the birds are chirping, the flowers are...
The History of Mother's Day in the United States
The real history of Mother’s Day in the United States might surprise you. Three women—who...
Earth Day 2020
This year, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. The...
Ramadan 2020: When Is Ramadan?
The holy month of Ramadan begins in the evening of Thursday, April 23, 2020. Learn about how—and...
Arbor Day 2020
Arbor Day 2020 occurs this year on Friday, April 24. Dedicate a tree to someone who is special to...
May Day 2020: What is May Day?
May Day (May 1) is a holiday rich in history and folklore, celebrating the return of spring! As a...
Why Is Friday the 13th Unlucky? | Origin of Friday the 13th
The next Friday the 13th is Friday, November 13, 2020. Why is this day often associated with bad...
How to Dye Easter Eggs Naturally
Try dyeing eggs the old-fashioned way—with spices, food, and plants! It turns out that your own...
Passover 2020: When Does Passover Begin?
Passover 2020 begins at sundown on Wednesday, April 8. See more information on Passover dates,...
When Is Easter 2020? | How the Easter Date is Determined
Easter 2020 will be observed on Sunday, April 12! Find out how the date of Easter is determined,...
The Surprising Origins of Easter Symbols: From Lambs to Lilies
From lambs to lilies, there are many beautiful Easter symbols that have significance to us. But do...
Why Baby Animals are Born in Spring
Why are baby farm animals typically born in the spring? And why do we have an “Easter Bunny”? Enjoy...
The Month of April 2020: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
By April, spring has finally sprung, and if we’re lucky, the weather will reflect that! We hope...
St. Patrick's Day 2020
Saint Patrick’s Day is on Tuesday, March 17, this year! Who was Saint Patrick? Why are shamrocks a...
Easter and the Paschal Full Moon
Did you know that the date of Easter—April 12 this year—is tied to the full Moon and the March...
Best St. Patrick's Day Recipes
A selection of our favorite St. Patrick’s Day recipes—including soda bread, corned beef and cabbage...
Mardi Gras 2020 (Fat Tuesday)
Mardi Gras 2020 is Tuesday, February 25! Why do we celebrate Mardi Gras? Also called Shrove Tuesday...
Valentine's Day 2020: What Is the Real Meaning of Valentine's Day?
What is the real story of Valentine’s Day? This ancient marking of agricultural and human fertility...
Why Is 2020 a Leap Year?
2020 is a leap year! Find out why and what this means, and see when the next leap year will be....
Groundhog Day 2020
Groundhog Day comes from our agricultural past and marks the halfway point to the spring equinox....
Presidents' Day 2020
Presidents’ Day is Monday, February 17, 2020! Which presidents do we celebrate on Presidents’ Day?...
9 Facts About Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is celebrated on Monday, January 20, 2020. Celebrate this revolutionary...
New Year's Day 2020
Happy New Year!! Ever wondered why the new year starts on January 1? Is 2020 the start of a new...
Hoppin’ John: A Traditional Southern Dish for New Year's Day
Welcome in the New Year with Hoppin’ John, a traditional New Year’s Day dish, and luck will follow...
How to Care for a Christmas Tree
Here’s how to keep your Christmas tree fresh plus 10 ideas on how to recycle that tree after the...
Ethnic Bread Recipes for the Holidays
Certain holidays are accompanied by traditional ethnic recipes, many of which are for baking bread...
Keeping New Year's Resolutions
New Year’s resolution traditions actually go back to ancient times. So, before you pooh-pooh the...
Christmas Facts and Trivia
Where did the phrase “Jiminy Christmas” come from? What about “Godspeed”? Why do some people write...