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History of the Poinsettia
Where does the poinsettia come from? Where was this traditional Christmas plant discovered? Are...
Keeping Your Christmas Tree Fresh
While most of us think about Christmas trees only in December, for growers of cut-your-own trees,...
Pumpkins and winter squash, warts, peanuts and all, are signs of Thanksgiving
This Thanksgiving, display some unusual pumpkin and squash varieties. Have you seen those warty...
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...
When is Labor Day 2017?
When is Labor Day 2017? Find the history of Labor Day, holiday recipes, and ideas from The Old...
When is Daylight Saving Time 2017?
When does Daylight Saving Time begin and end? Don’t forget to spring forward or fall back! See...
When is St. Patrick's Day 2018?
Who was St. Patrick? Why are shamrocks a symbol? Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day history, legend, and lore...
What is May Day?
This article describes the traditions of May Day and how the May 1st celebration began. With winter...
When is Sadie Hawkins Day?
Ever heard of Sadie Hawkins Day? Find out more about this quirky holiday, when it takes place, and...
When Does the Islamic New Year 2017 Begin?
When Does the Islamic New Year 2017 begin? Get dates from your Almanac. Also called Al-Hijra, the...
When Is Grandparents Day 2017?
Grandparents Day is always celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day. Take the time to honor...
When Is Columbus Day 2017?
When is Columbus Day 2017? What exactly do we celebrate on Columbus Day? Find dates, history, and...
When Does Chanukah Start in 2017?
Chanukah is the 8-day festival of light. See when Chanukah begins in 2017—plus, history, customs,...
When Is Veterans Day 2017?
Veterans Day always falls on November 11. Understand the true meaning of Veterans Day and how it ...
Groundhog Day 2018: Will the Groundhog See His Shadow?
Will the groundhog see his shadow this year? What is the meaning of Groundhog Day—and why do we...
When is Kwanzaa 2017?
When does Kwanzaa begin in 2017? See our chart—and learn about the origins and history of Kwanzaa....
When is Christmas 2017?
What is Christmas Day? What is the real meaning of Christmas? Enjoy our everything-Christmas page...
Father's Day Activities
Looking for a fun way to spend your Father’s Day? Fishing, having a barbeque or picnic, and going...
The History of Father's Day
Though Father’s Day wasn’t made a national holiday until 1972, the efforts of one woman in...
When Is Memorial Day 2017?
What is the meaning of Memorial Day, and how is this different from Veterans Day? Find Memorial Day...
When is Father's Day 2017?
When is Father’s Day 2017? Did you know that this holiday traces its roots to 1908 and 1910? Enjoy...
What Day is Mother's Day 2017?
Honor your mother today and every day! Need a Mother’s Day recipe or poem for your card? Learn more...
When is the Start of Ramadan 2017?
Learn about the holiday of Ramadan and when observances begin for 2017. What is Ramadan? The...
What Day is Halloween?
Find out what day Halloween 2017 falls on—plus, Halloween history, recipes, crafts, poetry,...
The Month of May 2017: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
The arrival of May 2017 brings with it many springtime traditions and celebrations to honor the...
What Is Arbor Day? A Forest of Facts
Arbor Day 2017 falls on Friday, April 28. Dedicate a tree to someone who is special to you and...
Valentine's Day: History, Ideas, Quotes
Find Valentine’s Day history, origins, and facts—plus, some quote and verse for your loved ones!...
When is Mardi Gras 2018?
Why is Mardi Gras celebrated? Why is Mardi Gras also called Shrove Tuesday? Read what The Old...
When Is Easter Sunday? Easter Dates
What is the true meaning of Easter Sunday? Why does the date of Easter change every year? What is...
When Is the Start of Passover 2017?
In 2017, Passover begins at sundown on Monday, April 10. See Passover dates, a short history—plus,...
How to Dye Easter Eggs Naturally
Here’s how to dye Easter eggs with spices, vegetables, and pantry ingredients in your kitchen! It’s...
Easter 2017 Weather Forecast (U.S. & Canada)
Easter weekend is fast approaching! Are you prepared? With our Easter 2017 weather forecast, you’ll...
The Month of April 2017: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
April 2017 is the first full month of spring! We hope that your sky is bright and clear and your...
20 St. Patrick's Day Recipes
Our 20 best St. Patrick’s Day recipes—including soda bread, corned beef and cabbage, hearty Irish...
When is the Next Leap Year?
When is the next Leap Year? Find out the next Leap Day, how to calculate Leap Years, Leap Year...
When is Presidents' Day 2017?
When is Presidents’ Day 2017? When is George Washington’s birthday? There’s some confusion about...
Abraham Lincoln, the Almanac, and a Murder Trial
Abraham Lincoln, born on February 12 in 1809, pursued a legal career before turning to a political...
What Day of the Week is New Year's Day 2018?
In 2018, New Year’s Day falls on a Monday, capping off a nice long holiday weekend. Learn more...
When is Election Day?
Why do we vote on a Tuesday? Learn more about Election Day dates, history, great quotes, trivia,...
When is Martin Luther King Jr. Day?
When is Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2018? Here is the MLK Day date for the year—plus, learn more...
Why We Gather During the Worst Travel Weather
Ever noticed that our important family holidays are during the absolute worst travel weather? Well...
What is Boxing Day, And When is Boxing Day in Canada?
What is Boxing Day? Why is it called Boxing Day? What, if anything, does boxing have to do with it...
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