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What is Boxing Day?
What is Boxing Day? Why is it called Boxing Day? What, if anything, does boxing have to do with it...
Sarah Josepha Hale: Godmother of Thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving! While you are being grateful for your food, friends, and family, take a little...
Seasonal Crafts: How to Make a Nut Wreath
Decorate for the holidays this season with this festive homemade nut wreath! A wide variety of nuts...
Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes
Leftovers are one of the best parts of a special Thanksgiving meal! Here are quick and easy...
When is Hanukkah 2017?
Hanukkah is an eight-day Jewish festival celebrated in November or December each year. See when...
The Month of November 2017: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
What happens in November 2017? We like to think of November as the month of food, when the best of...
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 fall...
Origins of Halloween Traditions
Why does Halloween make us think of trick or treating, witches on broomsticks, bobbing for apples,...
Enjoy these fun, traditional Halloween crafts! They’re great for the young and the young at heart!...
Halloween Weather Forecast 2017
Halloween is fast approaching! Will you need to stitch that extra layer of fleece into your costume...
How to Make a Pumpkin Seed Necklace
This year, when you hollow out that Halloween pumpkin, save the seeds to make a cool and colorful...
Easy Halloween Dinner Recipe Ideas
Cook up a Halloween dinner for something fun! Here is an easy Halloween menu with three recipes for...
What Is So Spooky About Halloween Weather?
Why does Halloween fit so well with October? It’s just interesting to think about how much weather...
Pumpkin Carving Tips and Tricks
Whether this is your first attempt at carving a pumpkin or your hundredth, there are many...
When is Yom Kippur 2018?
When is Yom Kippur 2018, what is Yom Kippur, and why do Jewish celebrate this special holiday? When...
When is Rosh Hashanah 2018?
When is Rosh Hashanah 2018? See dates, traditions, and the meaning of this Jewish holiday below....
When Is the Next Friday the 13th?
October brings Friday the 13th this year! Why is the 13th considered a “bad luck” day? Enjoy facts...
Quarter Days and Cross-Quarter Days
Ever wonder how Groundhog Day got started, why weddings were traditionally in June, or why we hold...
When is Labor Day 2018?
When is Labor Day 2018? Why do we observe Labor Day? Learn about the history of Labor Day—and get...
Independence Day (USA): Fourth of July
What is the real meaning behind the Fourth of July? Get Independence Day (U.S.) dates, a brief...
When is Earth Day 2018?
When is Earth Day 2018? This observance always falls on April 22. On Earth Day, enjoy the tonic of...
When is Father's Day 2018?
When is Father’s Day 2018? Did you know that this holiday traces its roots to 1908 and 1910? Enjoy...
When Is Memorial Day 2018?
What is the meaning of Memorial Day, and how is this different from Veterans Day? Find Memorial Day...
When Is the Start of Passover 2018?
In 2018, Passover begins at sundown on Monday, April 10. See Passover dates, a short history—plus,...
When Is Grandparents Day 2018?
Grandparents Day is always celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day. Take the time to honor...
What Day 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...
When is the Start of Ramadan 2018?
Learn about the holiday of Ramadan and when observances begin for 2018. What is Ramadan? The...
When is Presidents' Day 2018?
When is Presidents’ Day 2018? When is George Washington’s birthday? There’s some confusion about...
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 Kwanzaa 2017?
When does Kwanzaa begin in 2017? See our chart—and learn about the origins and history of Kwanzaa....
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...
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...
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...
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...
Why We Gather During the Worst Travel Weather
Ever noticed that our important family holidays are during the absolute worst travel weather? Well...
long range weather Predictions for December 2016
Here are December 2016 long range weather forecasts for the U.S. and Canada, courtesy of The 2017...
Ethnic Bread Recipes for the Holidays
Certain holidays are accompanied by traditional, ethnic recipes, many of which are for baking bread...
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