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Dog Days of Summer
The Dog Days of Summer
What are the “Dog Days of Summer”—and when are they? The answer might surprise you. Enjoy this page about the meaning and origins of the “Dog Days of Summer.”
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Blue Moon in 2019: What is a Blue Moon?
When is the next Blue Moon? And exactly what is a Blue Moon? There’s some confusion about this...
Making a Beautiful Bouquet of Flowers
Here’s a foolproof approach to making a flower bouquet—whether you grow your own flowers or are...
May Birthstone: What is the Birthstone for May?
The May birthstone, the emerald, was a favorite gem of Cleopatra and Catherine the Great. It has...
The History of Mother's Day
While the Mother’s Day that we celebrate on the second Sunday in May is a fairly recent development...
Quarter Days and Cross-Quarter Days
From Midsummer Day to Michaelmas (September 29), learn about the Quarter Days and how they...
Monthly Horoscope for May 2019
Here’s your monthly horoscope for May 2019. The planets are mostly moving forward and we should be...
Ramadan 2019: When is Ramadan?
When does Ramadan 2019 begin and end? See Ramadan dates—and learn more about how Ramadan is ...
When is Easter 2019? | How the Easter Date is Determined
Why do we celebrate Easter? And why is Easter so late this year? We’ll explain—plus, find out how...
Easter and the Paschal Full Moon
A “Pink Easter Moon” will rise the morning of Good Friday! Did you know that the date of Easter—...
Why Baby Animals are Born in Spring
Why are baby farm animals typically born in the spring? Enjoy our seasonal weather post—and, of...
When Is the Start of Passover 2019?
Passover 2019 begins at sundown on Friday, April 19. See more information on Passover dates,...
The Month of May 2019: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
Celebrate the gorgeous month of May! The Sun is warming, the birds are chirping, the flowers are...
The Man of Signs (Zodiac Man)
Ancient astrologers believed that each astrological sign of the zodiac influenced a specific part...
The Surprising Origins of Easter Symbols: From Lambs to Lilies
From lilies to lambs, there are many beautiful Easter symbols that have significance to us. But do...
2019 Easter Weekend Forecast: In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb
Easter is among the first of the year’s holidays, when families gather outside for picnics,...
Full Moon for April 2019
Celebrate the Full Moon for April 2019! Find out why it’s called the Pink Moon—plus more Moon facts...
Birth Month Flowers and Their Meanings
What is your birth month flower? Consult this list of all the monthly birth flowers to find out!...
Birthstones by Month: Colors and Meanings
What is the birthstone for your month? Check the list below to learn the meanings and history of...
The Month of April 2019: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
April 2019 is the first full month of spring! We hope that your sky is bright and clear and your...
April Birthstone: Color and Meaning
The April birthstone is the diamond. This gem is a symbol of everlasting love. Learn more about the...
April Birth Flowers
By April, spring’s in full swing, and these birth month flowers are ready to express its happy...
Monthly Horoscope for April 2019
Here’s your monthly horoscope for April 2019. Give yourself some extra time with whatever you are...
Aries Zodiac Sign
Happy Birthday, Aries! As the first sign in the zodiac, Aquarius is represented by the Ram and...
First Day of Spring 2019: The Spring Equinox
In 2019, spring equinox (also called the March equinox or vernal equinox) falls on Wednesday, March...
Vernal Equinox Oddities
This year, the vernal equinox falls on Wednesday, March 20. Are day and night equal on this day?...
Best St. Patrick's Day Recipes
A selection of our favorite St. Patrick’s Day recipes—including soda bread, corned beef and cabbage...
Phenology in the Garden: Planting by Nature's Signs
For centuries, gardeners took their cues for planting times from nature—a technique called...
Full Moon for February 2020
When is the Full Moon in February 2020? What time is Full Moon and New Moon? Why is it called the...
Christmas Day 2019
What is the real meaning of Christmas? Enjoy our Everything Christmas page with Christmas dates,...
When is Kwanzaa 2019?
When does Kwanzaa begin in 2019? See our chart—and learn about the origins and history of Kwanzaa....
Rosh Hashanah 2019
Rosh Hashanah is the beginning of the year in the traditional Jewish calendar. Find out Rosh...
Hanukkah is an eight-day Jewish festival celebrated in November or December each year. See when...
Valentine's Day 2020
How exactly did Valentine’s Day get started? Here’s the short history. (It starts out rather dark...
New Year's Day 2020
New Year’s Day is celebrated on January 1, marking the start of the year in the Gregorian calendar...
St. Nicholas Day 2019
Was Saint Nicholas a real person? Actually, he was! Find out about the history of St. Nicholas (and...
Daylight Saving Time 2019: Why Do We Have Daylight Saving Time?
This weekend brings the long-awaited start of Daylight Saving Time, which suddenly fills our...
Yom Kippur 2019
When is Yom Kippur 2019? Learn about the meaning behind Yom Kippur, as well as the traditions...
Boxing Day 2019: What is Boxing Day?
What is Boxing Day? Why is it called Boxing Day? And what, if anything, does boxing have to do with...
Groundhog Day 2020
Groundhog Day comes from our agricultural past and marks the halfway point to the spring equinox....
Winter Solstice 2019: The First Day of Winter
Winter officially begins with the Winter Solstice on Saturday, December 21, 2019. This is the...
When is Martin Luther King Jr. Day?
The third Monday in January is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States. Here is why we...
Presidents' Day 2020
When is Presidents’ Day 2020? Are Presidents’ Day and George Washington’s birthday the same day?...