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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...
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...
When is Mother's Day 2018?
Honor your mother today and every day! Need a Mother’s Day recipe or poem for your card? Learn more...
Why is Friday the 13th Unlucky? Origin of Friday 13th
It’s Friday the 13th! Why is 13 considered a “bad luck” day? Discover the origins of Friday the...
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...
When is St. Patrick's Day 2018?
Who was St. Patrick? Why are shamrocks a symbol of this day? Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day history,...
When Is Easter 2018 | How Is the Easter Date Determined?
When is Easter 2018—and why does the date of Easter change every year? How do we determine the date...
10 Tips on Making (and Keeping) New Year's Resolutions
New Year’s resolutions have a long history. Why do we have New Year’s resolutions? And how do we...
When is the Next Leap Year?
When is the next Leap Year? Find out when the next Leap Day will be and how to calculate Leap Years...
When Is Daylight Saving Time 2018?
When does Daylight Saving Time 2018 begin and end? Find dates here—as well as the history of...
Best St. Patrick's Day Recipes
A selection of our favorite St. Patrick’s Day recipes—including soda bread, corned beef and cabbage...
When is Valentine's Day 2018?
’Tis the season of candy hearts and Valentine’s cards! Here are some of our favorite Valentine’s...
How Mardi Gras Started: Hard Winters and Charity
It’s hard to believe that Mardi Gras started with long hard winters and acts of charity. However,...
Groundhog Day 2018
Did the groundhog see his shadow this year? What is the meaning of Groundhog Day—and why do we...
When is Mardi Gras 2018?
Why is Mardi Gras celebrated? Why is Mardi Gras also called Shrove Tuesday? Read what The Old...
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, more about...
New Year Traditions From Around the World
Many New Year traditions that we take for granted actually date back to ancient times. This year,...
Mistletoe Meaning and Lore | Why We Kiss Beneath It
Of all the plants used as Christmas decorations, none has the long and interesting history of...
New Year’s Day Weather Folklore
A new year is always ripe with possibilities. Though we have our forecasts, we also enjoy the...
New Year's Day 2018
In 2018, New Year’s Day falls on a Monday, capping off a nice long holiday weekend. Learn more...
Christmas Facts and Trivia
Where did the phrase “Jiminy Christmas” come from? What about “Godspeed”? What’s the origin of “...
Christmas Appetizer Recipes
Ho, ho, ho! Here are 12 of our favorite Christmas appetizer recipes. Whether it’s classic deviled...
Christmas Firsts: Christmas Traditions in America
When were the first Christmas card, Christmas tree, and department store Santa Claus in America?...
Is Rudolph a Girl?
Christmas falls in late December and—as we all know—everyone’s favorite red-nosed reindeer leads...
Natural Decorating for Christmas
Have you decked the halls? Consider your backyard and garden for a ready source of interesting...
Gift Jar Ideas for Christmas
Try making your own gift jars this year, because one of the nicest presents you can give is a gift...
When is Halloween 2018?
Halloween always falls on the 31st of October. But what day of the week? (We always hope for a...
When Is Columbus Day 2018?
Columbus Day 2018 is Monday, October 8. What exactly do we celebrate on Columbus Day? Find a brief...
When is Thanksgiving Day 2018?
In 2018, U.S. Thanksgiving takes place on Thursday, November 22. (Canadian Thanksgiving is on...
When is Election Day 2018?
Why do we vote on a Tuesday? Learn about Election Day 2018 dates, history, quotes, trivia, and more...
When is Veterans Day 2018?
Veterans Day always falls on November 11. Learn the true meaning of Veterans Day and its important ...
When Does the Islamic New Year 2018 Begin?
When Does the Islamic New Year 2018 begin? Get dates from your Almanac. Also called Al-Hijra, the...
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