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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...
Follow Nature's Signs for Planting in the Garden
Follow nature’s signs when planting in the garden! For centuries, farmers took their cues for...
20 St. Patrick's Day Recipes
Our 20 best St. Patrick’s Day recipes—including soda bread, corned beef and cabbage, hearty Irish...
Best Days for March 2017
Here are March 2017 Best Days based on the Moon—for planting, farming, cutting hair, quitting...
The Legend of the Black Box and The Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Forecasts
The secret to our weather forecasts has been speculated on for some time. Is weather folklore the...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign March 2017
Use the March 2017 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best...
The Month of March 2017: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
March 2017 brings with it the promise of gardening and warm, sunny days, as Earth turns its...
The Almanac in America
In all my years of experience in publishing The Old Farmer’s Almanac, holding one up before a...
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...
How to Make Old-Fashioned Ice Cream
Learn how to make homemade old-fashioned ice cream by making it yourself in a hand-crank freezer,...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign February 2017
Use the February 2017 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best...
When is Presidents' Day 2017?
When is Presidents’ Day 2017? When is George Washington’s birthday? There’s some confusion about...
Best Days for February 2017
Here are February 2017 Best Days by the Moon, deemed to be propitious by astrologers. However,...
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 Election Day?
Why do we vote on a Tuesday? Learn more about Election Day dates, history, great quotes, trivia,...
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...
First Day of Winter 2017: The Winter Solstice
In 2017, the winter begins with the solstice on Thursday, December 21. This is the astronomical...
Seasonal Advice for February: Recipes, Gardening, Folklore
Looking for facts about February 2017? This is a short month so let’s celebrate all February has to...
The Chinese Zodiac: What is Your Zodiac Sign?
What year is 2017 in the Chinese zodiac? Find the your zodiac sign and the animal of your birth ...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign January 2017
Use the January 2017 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best...
Best Days for January 2017
Here are January 2017 Best Days by the Moon, deemed to be propitious by astrologers. However,...
Seasonal Advice for January: Recipes, Gardening, Folklore
Welcome January 2017 and the new year! Enjoy our January page with important holidays, seasonal,...
January Birthstone: Color and Meaning
The January birthstone, the garnet, is thought to keep the wearer safe during travel. Garnets form...
Why We Gather During the Worst Travel Weather
Ever noticed that our important family holidays are during the absolute worst travel weather? Well...
Happy Birthday, Benjamin Franklin!
Benjamin Franklin, born on Sunday, January 17, in 1706. To celebrate his birthday, here are some...
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...
Full Moon for November 2017
When is the full Moon for November 2017? This year, it’s November 4 at 1:23 A.M. (EST). Learn more...
Full Moon for December 2017
The Full Moon for December is December 3, 10:47 A.M. Find more Moon phase times, best days for...
Another Year in Haiku
The Japanese poetic form called haiku seems perfectly tailored as a discipline for someone who...
Setting Chicken Eggs by the Moon's Sign
Setting chicken eggs by the Moon? Here are best days to set eggs for 2017. According to tradition...
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...
Seasonal Advice for December: Recipes, Gardening, Folklore
December 2016 brings with it snow (for some), family, feasts, and fun, but remember to grab some...
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 Dinner Recipes and Ideas
Browse our top Christmas dinner recipe ideas, from ham and rib roast to goose and lasagna. We’ve...
Christmas Appetizer Recipes
Ho ho! Here are 15 of our best Christmas appetizer recipes, from simple favorites to more elegant...
Weather Lore: Observing Nature's Signs
What weather is in store for us? Our ancestors lived close to the land and by observing the natural...
Is Rudolph a Girl?
Christmas falls in late December—as we all know—and everyone’s favorite red-nosed reindeer leads...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign December 2016
Use the December 2016 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best...
Best Days December 2016
Here are December 2016 Best Days by the Moon, deemed to be propitious by astrologers. However,...