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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...
5 Signs of Spring: Birds, Peepers, and Tree Buds
What are the first signs of spring? For most of us, spring brings us many of our favorite things:...
Best St. Patrick's Day Recipes
A selection of our favorite St. Patrick’s Day recipes—including soda bread, corned beef and cabbage...
Best Days for the Month of March 2018
Here’s a list of the Best Days for the month of March 2018—from Best Days to quit smoking to Best...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign March 2018
Use the March 2018 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best...
The Chinese Zodiac: What is Your Zodiac Sign?
What year is 2018 in the Chinese zodiac? Find your zodiac sign and the animal of your birth year,...
The Month of March 2018: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
March brings with it the promise of gardening and warm(er), sunny days, as Earth turns its...
Full Moon for February 2018
February’s Moon is called the Snow Moon. However, note that there will not be a full Moon phase...
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...
Wedding Weather Forecasts
Wondering what the weather will be like for your wedding day? See our weather prediction tools—plus...
Month of February 2018: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
Looking for facts about February 2018? This is a short month, so let’s celebrate all February has...
February Birth Flowers
With Valentine’s Day on people’s minds, February is a big month for flowers. But, oddly enough, the...
February Birthstone: Color and Meaning
The February birthstone, the amethyst, is said to strengthen relationships and give its wearer...
Why Are Wedding Dresses White?
Why are wedding dresses white? What are the meanings behind wedding dress colors? Learn about the...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign February 2018
Use the February 2018 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best...
Best Days for February 2018
Here is a snapshot of the Best Days for the month of February 2018—from Best Days to quit smoking...
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...
Best Homemade Pancake Recipes
Some of the best homemade pancake recipes are also the simplest. One easy buttermilk pancake recipe...
January Birth Flowers
In the dark month of January, nothing lifts the spirits quite like ebullient, colorful flowers....
Setting Chicken Eggs by the Moon's Sign
Setting chicken eggs by the Moon? Here are best days to set eggs for 2018. According to tradition,...
Best Fishing Days 2018
When are the best fishing times? See our best fishing days on the Almanac’s 2018 fishing calendar, ...
The First Day of Winter: Winter Solstice 2017
Winter officially begins with the Winter Solstice on Thursday, December 21, 2017. This is the...
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...
How to Make Pomander Balls
Here’s how to make pomander balls, which are simply oranges pierced by cloves. As they dry, they ...
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...
Gifts from the Kitchen: Infused Vinegar Recipes
Bottles of infused vinegar make excellent gifts from the kitchen! Below is a colorful recipe for...
The Reason for the Seasons
What causes the seasons? Here are the key astronomical reasons from The Old Farmer’s Almanac. (...
The Month of January 2018: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
Welcome to January! Start the new year by learning about this month’s important holidays, seasonal ...
How to Make Cinnamon Ornaments
These homemade cinnamon ornaments are super-easy, with only three ingredients! They’re a lovely...
Christmas Facts and Trivia
Where did the phrase “Jiminy Christmas” come from? What about “Godspeed”? What’s the origin of “...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign January 2018
Use the January 2018 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best...
Best Days for the Month of January 2018
Here is a snapshot of the Best Days for the month of January 2018—from Best Days to quit smoking to...
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...