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Full Flower Moon
Full Moon for May 2019
Learn about the
full Moon for May 2019
. Why is it called the Full Flower Moon? Why is it a Blue Moon? When is the best time to see the full Moon? Here are...
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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...
Monthly Horoscope for February 2019
Here’s your Horoscope for February 2019. Every month, Almanac astrologer Celeste Longacre provides...
February Birthstone: Color and Meaning
The February birthstone, the amethyst, is said to strengthen relationships and give its wearer...
February Birth Flowers
With Valentine’s Day on people’s minds, February is a big month for flowers. But, oddly enough, the...
Bottle Trees: Mystical Color for the Garden
When Greg Grant, then a Texas A&M University Extension agent, told me about bottle trees and...
Best Homemade Pancake Recipes
Some of the best homemade pancake recipes are also the simplest. All on one page, find our best...
9 Facts About Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is this Monday, January 21! Celebrate this revolutionary civil rights...
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...
Capricorn Zodiac Sign
Happy Birthday, Capricorn! The tenth astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the...
Full Moons and Labor: Childbirth Folklore
Check out this author’s intriguing theory—best tested by parents of large families—about the...
Full Moon for September 2019
The full Moon for September 2019 is once again the “Harvest Moon.” See what this means—plus, Moon...
Full Moon for November 2019
Here’s all you need to know about the full Moon for November—also, called the Full Beaver Moon....
Full Moon for December 2019
The Full Moon for December 2019 rises on the 12th! Traditionally, this Moon was called the Full...
Full Moon for July 2019
Learn about the Full Moon for July 2019—the Full Buck Moon—and see the best days by the Moon, full...
Setting Chicken Eggs by the Moon's Sign
Setting chicken eggs by the Moon? Here are best days to set eggs for 2019/ According to tradition,...
Fishing Calendar for 2019
When is the best time to go fishing? See our best fishing days in the Old Farmer’s Almanac’s 2019 ...
The Month of January 2019: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
Welcome to January! Start the new year by learning about this month’s important holidays, seasonal ...
How to Make Luminarias
Brighten the night! Here’s how to make luminarias—twinkling paper lanterns—to line a driveway or...
Make a Decorative Chili Pepper Strand (Ristra)
Create a colorful strand of red and green chili peppers—called a ristra—to hang outdoors for a...
Monthly Horoscope for January 2019
Here’s your Horoscope for January 2019. Every month, Almanac astrologer Celeste Longacre provides...
Holiday Plants That Are Harmful to Cats and Dogs
We have two new kittens at our house—Fred and Ginger—and they seem to be doubly curious about...
January Birth Flowers
In the dark month of January, nothing lifts the spirits quite like ebullient, colorful flowers....
New Year's Traditions From Around the World
Many New Year’s traditions that we take for granted actually date back to ancient times. This year...
Christmas Appetizer Recipes
Ho, ho, ho! Here are 12 of our favorite Christmas appetizer recipes. Whether it’s classic deviled...
Hoppin’ John: Good Luck Food at New Year
Welcome in the New Year with Hoppin’ John, a traditional New Year’s Day dish, and luck will follow...
Sagittarius Zodiac Sign
Happy Birthday, Sagittarius! The ninth astrological sign, Sagittarius is symbolized by the Archer....
Christmas Facts and Trivia
Why is Christmas Day on December 25? Where did the phrase “Jiminy Christmas” come from? What about...
December Birth Flowers
December’s flowers may be very different from each other, one being a bulb and the other an...
Growing Holly Bushes: Popular Varieties
It’s red berry time and with bunches of fresh holly leaves and berries or branches of winterberries...
When Is Labor Day 2019?
When is Labor Day 2019? Why do we observe Labor Day? Learn about the history of this holiday—and...
When is Election Day 2019?
In the United States, the next Election Day will occur on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Which states...
When is Veterans Day 2019?
Veterans Day always falls on November 11. Learn the true meaning of Veterans Day and its important ...
Columbus Day 2019
Columbus Day 2019 occurs on the second Monday in October. What exactly do we celebrate on Columbus...
When is Thanksgiving Day 2019?
When is Thanksgiving Day 2019? What do we celebrate this all-important feast day? Enjoy a brief...
Monthly Horoscope for December 2018
Here’s your Horoscope for December 2018. Every month, Almanac astrologer Celeste Longacre provides...
Why Do We Kiss Under the Mistletoe?
Of all the plants used as Christmas decorations, none has as long and interesting a history as...
Christmas Cookie Recipes for Kids
Try one of these easy Christmas cookie recipes for kids—or adults! These recipes are easy to bake ...
December Birthstone: Color and Meaning
The December birthstone, turquoise, is regarded as a love charm. It is also a symbol of good...
How to Make Paper Snowflakes
Here are simple instructions on how to make paper snowflakes to decorate your wintery wonderland...
Best Thanksgiving Recipes
Few feasts are so steeped in tradition as Thanksgiving! We’ve collected our (mostly) traditional ...
Weather on the First Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving travel always makes weather a big concern, so I thought it might be fun to write about...
Homemade Holiday Food Gift Ideas
Put your hands and handiwork into your gifts. Make holiday food gifts from the kitchen—from buttery...