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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...
Columbus Day 2018
Columbus Day 2018 occurs on the second Monday in October. What exactly do we celebrate on Columbus...
Hanukkah is an eight-day Jewish festival celebrated in November or December each year. See when...
When Is Daylight Saving Time 2018?
When does Daylight Saving Time 2018 begin and end? Find dates here—as well as the history of...
When Is Easter 2019 | How Is the Easter Date Determined?
When is Easter 2019—and why does the date of Easter change every year? How do we determine the date...
4 Ways Canadian Thanksgiving Differs From American Thanksgiving
In America, Thanksgiving is one of the biggest holidays of the year. But did you know that Canada...
5 Tips for Picking the Perfect Pumpkin
One of many traditions is to pick pumpkins for Halloween! Here are 5 tips on how to pick the...
How to Make a Fall Nut Wreath
This autumn, make a natural nut wreath for your front door. Fall is nut season (seen any squirrels...
When is Thanksgiving Day 2018?
In 2018, U.S. Thanksgiving takes place on Thursday, November 22. Canadian Thanksgiving is on Monday...
Who Was Leif Eriksson?
It’s true—the arrival of Leif Eriksson and his Vikings in North America over 1,000 years ago didn’t...
Quarter Days and Cross-Quarter Days
From Midsummer Day to Michaelmas (September 29), learn about the Quarter Days and how they...
Halloween always falls on the 31st of October. But what day of the week is it this year? (We always...
When is Sadie Hawkins Day?
Ever heard of Sadie Hawkins Day? Find out more about this quirky holiday—and how it all got started...
Rosh Hashanah 2018
Rosh Hashanah is the beginning of the year in the traditional Jewish calendar. Find out Rosh...
Labor Day 2018
When is Labor Day? Why do we observe Labor Day? Learn about the history of this holiday—and get our...
Grandparents Day 2018
Grandparents Day is always celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day. Take the time to honor...
Yom Kippur 2018
What is Yom Kippur? Learn about the meaning behind Yom Kippur, as well as the traditions related to...
Left-Hander's Day: August 13
August 13 is Left-Handers Day! If you or the lefties in your life feel excluded, forgotten, or even...
Why is Friday the 13th Unlucky? | Origin of Friday the 13th
Why is Friday the 13th considered a “bad luck” day? Discover the origins of this superstitious day—...
Independence Day 2018: The Fourth of July
What is Independence Day (U.S.)? Why do we celebrate this all-important American holiday? Learn the...
4th of July Weather Forecast 2018
This year, America celebrates its 242nd birthday! Read our 4th of July forecast to find out what...
Canada Day 2018
O Canada! It’s time to celebrate Canada Day! Learn the history behind this national holiday,...
Valentine's Day 2019
’Tis the season of candy hearts and Valentine’s cards! Here are some of our favorite Valentine’s...
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 2018
Father’s Day is Sunday, June 17 this year. How do you celebrate your father (or, honor his memory...
Father's Day Activities
Looking for a fun way to spend your Father’s Day this year? Fishing, having a barbeque or picnic,...
When is Election Day 2018?
Why do we vote on a Tuesday? Learn about Election Day 2018 dates, history, quotes, trivia, and more...
2018 Memorial Day Weather Forecast
Memorial Day weekend is less than two weeks away, which means that summer is just around the corner...
When is Mother's Day 2018 | 10 Ways to Celebrate
How do you celebrate Mom? This year, our Almanac staff has added funny stories and happy memories...
When is the Start of Ramadan 2018?
Learn about the holiday of Ramadan and find out when observances begin in 2018. What is Ramadan?...
Memorial Day 2018
What is the meaning of Memorial Day, and how is this different from Veterans Day? Find Memorial Day...
Earth Day 2018
On Earth Day, enjoy the tonic of fresh air, contact with the soil, and companionship with nature!...
The Month of May 2018: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
Celebrate the gorgeous month of May! The Sun is warming, the birds are chirping, the flowers are...
Arbor Day 2018: History, Facts, and Date
Arbor Day 2018 falls on Friday, April 27. Dedicate a tree to someone who is special to you, and...
When Is the Start of Passover 2018?
In 2018, Passover begins at sundown on Friday, March 30. See more information on Passover dates, a...
How to Dye Easter Eggs Naturally
Try dyeing eggs the old-fashioned way—with spices, food, and plants! It turns out that your own...
2018 Easter Weekend Weather Forecast
Easter weekend is fast approaching! Are you prepared? Read our Easter weekend weather forecast to...
The Month of April 2018: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
April 2018 is the first full month of spring! We hope that your sky is bright and clear and your...
St. Patrick's Day 2018
Who was St. Patrick? Why are shamrocks a symbol of this day? Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day history,...
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