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Autumnal Equinox 2019: The...
In 2019, the
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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?...
How to Sleep Better and Stop Snoring
If you are suffering from insomnia or sleep deprivation, simply can’t sleep, or are snoring, you...
When is Mardi Gras 2019?
When is Mardi Gras 2019? Why is this day—also called Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday—celebrated? Read...
Monthly Horoscope for March 2019
Here’s your monthly horoscope for March 2019. Give yourself some extra time with whatever you are...
Diwali 2019: What is Diwali?
Diwali is an annual holiday celebrated in India, Singapore, and several other countries in South...
The Month of March 2019: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
March brings with it the promise of gardening and warm(er), sunny days, as Earth turns its...
St. Patrick's Day 2019
Who was St. Patrick? Why are shamrocks a symbol of this day? Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day history,...
March Birth Flower
March’s birth flower is the daffodil. It’s no surprise. These cheerful flowers are harbinger of...
Month of February 2019: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
What do we celebrate in February? What is February famous for? This is a short month, so let’s...
5 Signs of Spring: Birds, Peepers, and Tree Buds
Isn’t it nice to wake up and hear the birds singing? If you observe closely, the first signs of...
Pisces Zodiac Sign
Happy Birthday, Pisces! The twelfth astrological sign in the Zodiac, Pisces is the sign for folks...
Pet Zodiac Signs
Here are your pet’s Zodiac signs and traits. It’s fun to see if your pet’s sign rings true. Perhaps...
Birthday Cake Recipes: Easy, Beautiful, Tested!
It takes just two to make a birthday party—two people and a cake! Here are five triple-tested, ...
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...
Was Valentine's Day Once Warmer?
When Valentine’s Day (on February 14) became popular in the Middle Ages, the climate was warmer...
Best Flowers for a Romantic Garden
Create a romantic garden this year! A “love garden,” like a relationship, benefits from harmonious...
Aquarius Zodiac Sign
Happy Birthday, Aquarius! The 11th astrological sign in the zodiac, Aquarius is the sign of the...
Chinese New Year 2019: The Year of the Pig
This year, Chinese New Year lands on Tuesday, February 5! According to the Chinese zodiac, 2019 is...
February Birthstone: Color and Meaning
The February birthstone, the amethyst, is said to strengthen relationships and give its wearer...