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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...
Thanksgiving Day 2019
In Canada, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday in October. In the United States, it’s...
When is Election Day 2019?
In the United States, the next Election Day will occur on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Which states...
When Does the Islamic New Year 2020 Begin?
When Does the Islamic New Year 2020—First of Muharram—begin? Here are the dates from The Old Farmer...
Ramadan 2020: When is Ramadan?
When does Ramadan 2020 begin and end? See Ramadan dates—and learn more about how Ramadan is ...
When is Mardi Gras 2020?
When is Mardi Gras 2020? Why is this day—also called Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday—celebrated? Read...
St. Patrick's Day 2020
Who was St. Patrick? Why are shamrocks a symbol of this day? Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day history,...
Grandparents Day 2020
Grandparents Day is always celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day. Take the time to honor...
Canada Day 2020
O Canada! It’s time to celebrate Canada Day! Learn the history behind this national holiday,...
When is Easter 2020? | 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...
When Is the Start of Passover 2020?
Passover 2020 begins at sundown on Wednesday, April 8. See more information on Passover dates,...
When Is Labor Day 2020?
Labor Day falls on Monday, September 7, 2020. Unlike many holidays, Labor Day doesn’t have many...
Fourth of July 2020: Celebrate with History, Traditions, and Recipes
What is Independence Day (U.S.)? Why do we celebrate this all-important American holiday? Learn the...
Seasonal Crafts: Cornhusk Doll
In the Colonial Era, people painted faces on cornhusk dolls and made them into toys. Here’s how to...
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...
Rosh Hashanah 2019
Rosh Hashanah is the beginning of the year in the traditional Jewish calendar. Find out Rosh...
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...
Halloween always falls on the 31st of October. What is Halloween really about? How did it get...
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—...
Quarter Days and Cross-Quarter Days
From Midsummer to Michaelmas, learn about the quarter days (and cross-quarter days) and how they’ve...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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—...
Why Baby Animals are Born in Spring
Why are baby farm animals typically born in the spring? Enjoy our seasonal weather post—and, of...
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....