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Keeping Your Christmas Tree Fresh
While most of us think about Christmas trees only in December, for growers of cut-your-own trees,...
Unusual Squash and Gourds for the Thanksgiving Displays
Colorful squash and gourds are signs of Thanksgiving to me—harking back to the Pilgrims—and the...
History of the Poinsettia
Where does the poinsettia come from? Where was this traditional Christmas plant discovered? Are...
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...
Daylight Saving Time 2019: When Does the Time Change?
When does Daylight Saving Time 2019 end? Find dates here—as well as the history of Daylight Saving...
Quarter Days and Cross-Quarter Days
From Midsummer to Michaelmas, learn about the quarter days (and cross-quarter days) and how they’ve...
When Is Labor Day 2019?
When is Labor Day 2019? Why do we observe Labor Day? Learn about the history of this holiday—and...
Fourth of July 2019: Celebrate with History, Traditions, and Recipes
What is Independence Day (U.S.)? Why do we celebrate this all-important American holiday? Learn the...
May Day 2020: What is May Day?
Celebrate May Day 2020! Though it may seem quaint now, in decades past, the May Day Basket—like the...
Earth Day 2020
On Earth Day 2020, enjoy the lovely smell of fresh air, clean up some litter, plant a tree, or...
Father's Day 2020
Father’s Day 2020 is Sunday, June 21! This Father’s Day brings: a Full Moon, a great day for ...
Memorial Day 2020
Learn all about Memorial Day, including the true meaning of this day, how it differs from Veterans...
Mother's Day 2020 | 10 Ways to Celebrate Mom
In honor of Mother’s Day, we’ve thought about 10 ways to celebrate moms and motherhood—from sharing...
Arbor Day 2020: History, Facts, and Date
Arbor Day 2020 falls on Friday, April 24. Dedicate a tree to someone who is special to you, and...
The History of Father's Day
Though Father’s Day wasn’t made a national holiday until 1972, the efforts of one woman in...
Father's Day on a Full Moon: Ideas to Celebrate Dad!
Looking for a fun way to spend your Father’s Day 2019? With the full Moon shining, enjoy camping,...
2019 Memorial Day Forecast: Is an Umbrella in Order?
Before stocking up on supplies for the long weekend, take a gander at The Old Farmer’s Almanac...
The History of Mother's Day
While the Mother’s Day that we celebrate on the second Sunday in May is a fairly recent development...
Ramadan 2019: When is Ramadan?
When does Ramadan 2019 begin and end? See Ramadan dates—and learn more about how Ramadan is ...
When is Easter 2019? | How the Easter Date is Determined
Why do we celebrate Easter? And why is Easter so late this year? We’ll explain—plus, find out how...
Why Baby Animals are Born in Spring
Why are baby farm animals typically born in the spring? Enjoy our seasonal weather post—and, of...
Easter and the Paschal Full Moon
A “Pink Easter Moon” will rise the morning of Good Friday! Did you know that the date of Easter—...
When Is the Start of Passover 2019?
Passover 2019 begins at sundown on Friday, April 19. See more information on Passover dates,...
The Month of May 2019: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
Celebrate the gorgeous month of May! The Sun is warming, the birds are chirping, the flowers are...
The Surprising Origins of Easter Symbols: From Lambs to Lilies
From lilies to lambs, there are many beautiful Easter symbols that have significance to us. But do...
2019 Easter Weekend Forecast: In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb
Easter is among the first of the year’s holidays, when families gather outside for picnics,...
The Month of April 2019: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
April 2019 is the first full month of spring! We hope that your sky is bright and clear and your...
Best St. Patrick's Day Recipes
A selection of our favorite St. Patrick’s Day recipes—including soda bread, corned beef and cabbage...
Christmas Day 2019
What is the real meaning of Christmas? Enjoy our Everything Christmas page with Christmas dates,...
When is Kwanzaa 2019?
When does Kwanzaa begin in 2019? See our chart—and learn about the origins and history of Kwanzaa....
Rosh Hashanah 2019
Rosh Hashanah is the beginning of the year in the traditional Jewish calendar. Find out Rosh...
Hanukkah is an eight-day Jewish festival celebrated in November or December each year. See when...
Valentine's Day 2020
How exactly did Valentine’s Day get started? Here’s the short history. (It starts out rather dark...
New Year's Day 2020
New Year’s Day is celebrated on January 1, marking the start of the year in the Gregorian calendar...
St. Nicholas Day 2019
Was Saint Nicholas a real person? Actually, he was! Find out about the history of St. Nicholas (and...
Yom Kippur 2019
When is Yom Kippur 2019? Learn about the meaning behind Yom Kippur, as well as the traditions...
Boxing Day 2019: What is Boxing Day?
What is Boxing Day? Why is it called Boxing Day? And what, if anything, does boxing have to do with...
Groundhog Day 2020
Groundhog Day comes from our agricultural past and marks the halfway point to the spring equinox....
When is Martin Luther King Jr. Day?
The third Monday in January is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States. Here is why we...
Presidents' Day 2020
When is Presidents’ Day 2020? Are Presidents’ Day and George Washington’s birthday the same day?...
When is Mardi Gras 2019?
When is Mardi Gras 2019? Why is this day—also called Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday—celebrated? Read...
Diwali 2019: What is Diwali?
Diwali is an annual holiday celebrated in India, Singapore, and several other countries in South...