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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
New Year’s Day Weather Folklore
A new year is always ripe with possibilities. Though we have our forecasts, we also enjoy the...
Christmas Traditions: Origins and Facts
What do you know about the origin of Christmas and Christmas traditions? Find out how people...
New Year Traditions From Around the World
Many New Year customs that we take for granted actually date from ancient times. This year, ring...
Christmas Dinner Recipes and Ideas
Browse our top Christmas dinner recipe ideas, from ham and rib roast to goose and lasagna. We’ve...
Blog: How to Make New Year's Resolutions
New Year’s resolutions have a long history. The month of January was named for the two-faced Roman...
Christmas Appetizer Recipes
Ho ho! Here are 15 of our best Christmas appetizer recipes, from simple favorites to more elegant...
Is Rudolph a Girl?
Christmas falls in late December—as we all know—and everyone’s favorite red-nosed reindeer leads...
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...
Christmas Cookie Recipes for Kids
Try one of these easy Christmas cookie recipes for kids—or, the young at heart. After all, they’re...
Christmas Firsts | History of Christmas Trees and Cards
Here is a little bit about the history of Christmas traditions in America, from Christmas trees to...
Amaryllis: Christmas Bulbs
Amaryllises are beautiful Christmas bulbs that are easy to care for. Find out how to buy the best...
How to Make a Christmas Wreath
A beautiful Christmas wreath sets the tone for the festive season. Making your own is a very...
Cranberry Cardamom & Citrus Pinwheels
Guess what friends, cookie season is on! Here’s a seasonal take on the pinwheel cookie recipe,...
Natural Decorating for Christmas
It’s time to deck the halls! Your garden is a ready source of interesting greenery, berries, dried...
Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes
Leftovers are one of the best parts of a special Thanksgiving meal! Here are quick and easy...
Seasonal Crafts: Make Your Own Fire Starters
Make your own decorative fire starters with these simple instructions. All you need are some dry...
Seasonal Crafts: Make Your Own Gift Jars
Try making your own gift jars this year, because one of the nicest presents you can give is a gift...
How to Make a Cranberry Wreath
Decorate your front door with a cranberry wreath this holiday season. Here’s how to make your ...
EATS: Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes
Here at the Almanac, Thanksgiving is all about comfort food. This year, we took some of the classic...
Seasonal Advice for November: Recipes, Gardening, Folklore
Mark your calendar for November 2016, which we like to think of as the month of food, when the best...
Sarah Josepha Hale: Godmother of Thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving! While you are being grateful for your food, friends, and family, take a little...
Eats: Thanksgiving Day Tips and Recipes
Whether making traditional side dishes, or trying something a bit different, these cooking tips and...
National Watermelon Day: August 3
August 3 is National Watermelon Day and one of our favorite holidays in August! Watermelon is the...
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...
Seasonal Crafts: Make a Glove Turkey (Thanksgiving Table Decoration)
Make a glove turkey, a cute decoration for a Thanksgiving table centerpiece. Here’s how. Use three...
Thanksgiving: Slow Food, Slow Down
Everyone has heard of fast food but Thanksgiving is a time to think about slow food. No, I don’t...
Halloween is Pumpkin Weather for Zoos!
It’s getting close to Halloween. Time to give a pumpkin to—to a polar bear. Isn’t it obvious?...
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