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Halloween Moon | What's the Moon Phase This Halloween?
Ever noticed that Halloween pictures always show a full Moon? But how often does the full Moon...
The Month of November 2018: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
What happens in November 2018? Here at the Almanac, we think of November as the month of food, when...
Halloween Weather Forecast: Wicked Weather to Haunt The Holiday
This Halloween, along with costumes and candy, don’t forget your coat or rain jacket! See what the...
5 Traditional Halloween Crafts
Enjoy these fun, traditional Halloween crafts—from apple heads to cornhusk dolls! They’re great for...
When Is Daylight Saving Time 2018?
When did Daylight Saving Time 2018 begin and when will DST end? Find dates here—as well as the...
Pumpkin-Carving Tips and Tricks
Whether this is your first attempt at carving a pumpkin or your hundredth, there are many...
Origins of Halloween Traditions
Why does Halloween make us think of trick or treating, witches on broomsticks, bobbing for apples,...
Columbus Day 2018
Columbus Day 2018 occurs on the second Monday in October. What exactly do we celebrate on Columbus...
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...
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...
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...
4th of July Weather Forecast 2018
This year, America celebrates its 242nd birthday! Read our 4th of July forecast to find out what...
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 Activities
Looking for a fun way to spend your Father’s Day this year? Fishing, having a barbeque or picnic,...
2018 Memorial Day Weather Forecast
Memorial Day weekend is less than two weeks away, which means that summer is just around the corner...
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...
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...
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...
Best St. Patrick's Day Recipes
A selection of our favorite St. Patrick’s Day recipes—including soda bread, corned beef and cabbage...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
Natural Decorating for Christmas
Have you decked the halls? Consider your backyard and garden for a ready source of interesting...
White Christmas Forecast 2017
Will you have a white Christmas? See the Almanac’s White Christmas Forecast for 2017! We’ll list...
Poinsettias: Unlikely Christmas Plants
Ruby-red poinsettias signaled Christmas to me as a child, especially growing up in balmy southern...
Christmas Cookie Recipes for Kids
Try one of these easy Christmas cookie recipes for kids—or adults! These recipes are easy to bake ...
Hoppin’ John: Good Luck Food at New Year
Welcome the New Year with Hoppin’ John, a traditional New Year’s Day dish, and luck will follow you...
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