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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...
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...
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’s Day Weather Folklore
A new year is always ripe with possibilities. Though we have our forecasts, we also enjoy the...
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...
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...
Amaryllis: How to Grow Amaryllis Bulbs
Amaryllises are beautiful Christmas bulbs that are easy to care for. Find out how to buy the best...
Bowls and Boards for the Holiday Table
Facing some health issues this fall, I turned my mind toward how to make holiday meals that would...
The Thanksgiving Meal Is Packed With Vitamins
When you think of Thanksgiving, what foods come to mind? Turkey? Sweet potatoes? Cranberries?...
How to Care for a Christmas Tree
Here are some tips for choosing the perfect Christmas tree, keeping your Christmas tree healthy...
Sarah Josepha Hale: Godmother of Thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving! While you are being grateful for your food, friends, and family, take a little...
Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes
Leftovers are one of the best parts of a special Thanksgiving meal! Here are quick and easy...
Halloween Weather Forecast
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...
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...
Easy Halloween Dinner Recipe Ideas
Cook up a Halloween dinner for something fun! Here is an easy Halloween menu with three recipes for...
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...
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,...
Seasonal Crafts: Make Your Own Fire Starters
Make your own decorative fire starters with these simple instructions. All you need are some dry...
How to Make a Cranberry Wreath
Decorate your front door with a cranberry wreath this holiday season. Here’s how to make your ...
National Watermelon Day: August 3
August 3 is National Watermelon Day and one of our favorite holidays in August! Watermelon is the...
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? Even...
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An Almanac Minute: Valentine's Day
Got a minute? What’s the story behind Valentine’s Day—and how it came to stand for love? Watch this...
Change of Season Celebrations
For centuries, people have watched the sky for the changes of season and then celebrated with...
Holiday Folklore and Facts
You may know about the major holidays but here are some facts, folklore, and traditions to...
Seasonal Crafts: Cornhusk Doll
Native Americans used cornhusks to make spiritual messenger dolls. Early settlers in the Colonies...