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The Legend of the Poinsettia as a Christmas Plant
The poinsettia is America’s most popular flowering holiday plant! Native to Mexico, the plant is...
How Do Christmas Trees Grow?
These days, many of us found our Christmas tree at a garden supply store or a local church selling...
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Mardi Gras 2021 (Fat Tuesday)
This year, Mardi Gras will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 16! Why do we celebrate Mardi Gras?...
Presidents' Day 2021
This year, Presidents’ Day is Monday, February 15! Which presidents do we celebrate on Presidents’...
St. Patrick's Day 2021
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Memorial Day 2021
Memorial Day is Monday, May 31! Learn all about Memorial Day, including the true meaning of this...
Mother's Day 2021
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Valentine's Day 2021: What Is the Real Meaning of Valentine's Day?
Valentine’s Day is Sunday, February 14! Do you know the real story behind Valentine’s Day? This...
Groundhog Day 2021
Groundhog Day will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 2! This curious holiday comes from our...
Arbor Day 2021
Arbor Day occurs this year on Friday, April 30. Dedicate a tree to someone who is special to you,...
Earth Day 2021
This year, we celebrate Earth Day on Thursday, April 22. The connection that we have to nature,...
Inauguration Day 2021
Enjoy some Inauguration Day history, fun facts, and firsts. Who was the first president to be...
When Is Easter 2021? | How Easter's Date is Determined
Easter 2021 will be observed on Sunday, April 4! Find out how the date of Easter is determined, why...
Daylight Saving Time 2021: When Does the Time Change?
Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 14, 2021, at 2:00 A.M. On Saturday evening, our...
How Did the Tradition of New Year's Resolutions Start?
From the Babylonians who resolved to return borrowed farm equipment to medieval knights who would...
What Is a Leap Year?
Leap years keep our calendars in check! Allow us to explain why leap years are necessary and share...
Christmas Firsts: The Origins of Christmas Traditions in America
Do you know who wrote the first Christmas card? Which president put up the first White House...
New Year’s Day Weather Folklore
A new year is always ripe with possibilities. Though we have our forecasts, we also enjoy the...
Kwanzaa 2020 begins on Saturday, December 26, and lasts through January 1, 2021. Learn about the...
Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2021
Monday, January 18, 2021, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States. Here is why we...
Why Santa's Reindeer Are Female
Christmas falls in late December and reindeer lead Santa’s sleigh, as the story goes. In the wild,...
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...
New Year's Day 2021
Happy New Year! Ever wondered why January starts the new year? Find out all about New Year’s Day,...
New Year's Traditions From Around the World
Many New Year’s traditions that we take for granted actually date from ancient times. This year,...
Christmas Facts and Trivia
Where did the phrase “Jiminy Christmas” come from? What about “Godspeed”? Why do some people write...
Why Do We Kiss Under the Mistletoe?
Why do we kiss under the mistletoe? Of all the plants used in Christmas decor, not many have as...
How to Make a Cranberry Wreath
Our gardening editor just made this Cranberry Wreath. A fun project using raw cranberries, this DIY...
How to Make a Christmas Wreath
Make a Christmas wreath from scratch! Plus, enjoy a good forage in your own yard or garden for...
Natural Decorating for Christmas
Have you decked the halls? Go natural this Christmas! It’s time for nature’s green to make a...
Christmas Appetizer Recipes
Ho, ho, ho! Here are 12 of our favorite Christmas appetizer recipes. Whether it’s classic deviled...
The Story Behind Your Christmas Wreath
This time of year, there are Christmas wreaths adorning everywhere imaginable—from doors and fences...
How to Grow Paperwhites
Paperwhite narcissus, with their clusters of fragrant, small, white flowers, have to be the easiest...
Thanksgiving Day 2020
In the United States, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November—this year, on...
Boxing Day 2020: What Is Boxing Day?
Boxing Day is celebrated on December 26! This year, that’s a Saturday. Why is it called Boxing Day...
Christmas Day 2020
Christmas occurs on a Friday this year! Discover why we celebrate Christmas Day on December 25, the...
St. Nicholas Day 2020
Was Saint Nicholas a real person? Is he the true Santa Claus and Father Christmas? Find out about...
Best Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes
Few feasts are so steeped in tradition as Thanksgiving! And cooking Thanksgiving dinner for your...
Poinsettia Care: How to Keep Poinsettia Plants Alive
How do you take care of your Christmas poinsettia? See our tips on keeping poinsettias alive after...
Best Thanksgiving Pie Recipes
When it comes to Thanksgiving desserts, a traditional pie is a sure bet for us. But which pie to...
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