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Why We Celebrate Thanksgiving
When is Thanksgiving Day...
In 2017, U.S. Thanksgiving takes place on Thursday, November 23. (Canadian Thanksgiving was on Monday, October 9.) Here’s a brief history of this all-important feast day—plus...
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When Is Daylight Saving Time 2017?
When does Daylight Saving Time 2017 begin and end? Find dates here—and the history of Daylight...
Interesting Facts About Mark Twain
November 30 is the birthday of Mark Twain, born in 1835. Here are 10 curious facts about his life...
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...
Birthstones by Month: Meanings and Colors
What is the birthstone for your month? See our birthstones list below to learn the meanings of each...
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...
Pumpkin Carving Tips and Tricks
Whether this is your first attempt at carving a pumpkin or your hundredth, there are many...
Full Moon for March 2018
When is the Full Moon for March 2018? Find Moon phase dates, best days by the Moon, folklore, and ...
When is Rosh Hashanah 2018?
When is Rosh Hashanah 2018? See dates, traditions, and the meaning of this Jewish holiday below....
When Is Easter 2018?
What is the true meaning of Easter Sunday? Why does the date of Easter change every year? Why are...
When is Yom Kippur 2018?
When is Yom Kippur 2018, what is Yom Kippur, and why do Jewish celebrate this special holiday? When...
First Day of Winter 2017: The Winter Solstice
In 2017, winter begins with the solstice on Thursday, December 21. This is the astronomical first...
Full Moon for September 2018
Learn about the Full Moon for September 2018—the Full Corn Moon—plus, see Moon phase dates, Best...
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...
Predicting Weather Using a Persimmon Seed
According to weather folklore, you can predict winter weather with a persimmon seed. Here’s how to...
When Is Columbus Day 2017?
Columbus Day 2017 is Monday, October 9. What exactly do we celebrate on Columbus Day? Find a brief...
What is a Blue Moon?
What is a Blue Moon? When is the next Blue Moon? There’s some confusion about its meaning. Here’s...
Woolly Bear Caterpillars and Weather Prediction
The woolly bear caterpillar—also called woolly worm and fuzzy worm—has the reputation of being able...
American Flag Etiquette, Rules, and Guidelines
Many of our readers ask about American flag etiquette and the U.S. Flag Code. Here is a list of...
Autumnal Equinox 2018: First Day of Fall
The autumnal equinox or September equinox next falls on Saturday, September 22, 2018. Here’s...
October Birthstone: Color and Meaning
The October birthstone, the opal, symbolizes faithfulness and confidence. The word comes from the...
Pumpkin Spice Mix Recipe
This homemade pumpkin spice recipe takes 5 minutes to mix up—with 5 ingredients that you may...
How to Make Pomander Balls
Here’s how to make orange pomander balls, which will freshen your closets and home—or make a lovely...
Victorian Era Etiquette and Manners
There were countless rules of social manners and etiquette during the Victorian Era, though they...
October Birth Flowers
Both of the October birth flowers are colorful annuals that thrive in full sun. What is the Flower...
Quarter Days and Cross-Quarter Days
Ever wonder how Groundhog Day got started, why weddings were traditionally in June, or why we hold...
Full Moon and Good Luck
Can the Moon change your luck? According to Moon folklore, in many cases it brings good luck. But...
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 Labor Day 2018?
When is Labor Day 2018? Why do we observe Labor Day? Learn about the history of Labor Day—and get...
Full Moon for June 2018
Learn more about the Full Moon for June 2018. Why is it called the Strawberry Moon? When is the...
When is Earth Day 2018?
When is Earth Day 2018? This observance always falls on April 22. On Earth Day, enjoy the tonic of...
Five Ancient Sites Aligned With the Solstice and Equinox
Across time, people have marked the changes of seasons—sometimes in dramatic ways! Here are...
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,...
Full Moon for July 2018
Learn about the Full Moon for July 2018—the Full Buck Moon—plus, see the best days by the Moon,...
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 the Start of Ramadan 2018?
Learn about the holiday of Ramadan and when observances begin for 2018. What is Ramadan? The...
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 Grandparents Day 2018?
Grandparents Day is always celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day. Take the time to honor...
When is Presidents' Day 2018?
When is Presidents’ Day 2018? When is George Washington’s birthday? There’s some confusion about...
What To Do With Fall Leaves
We don’t call it “fall” around here for nothing. If lots of leaves have fallen in your yard, why...