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What is May Day?
This article describes the traditions of May Day and how the May 1st celebration began. With winter...
Full Moons and Labor: Childbirth Folklore
Check out this author’s intriguing theory—best tested by parents of large families—about the...
When is Kwanzaa 2017?
When does Kwanzaa begin in 2017? See our chart—and learn about the origins and history of Kwanzaa....
Groundhog Day 2018: Will the Groundhog See His Shadow?
Will the groundhog see his shadow this year? What is the meaning of Groundhog Day—and why do we...
Full Moon for April 2018
Celebrate the Full Moon of April 2018—also called the Pink Moon. Enjoy the facts, folklore, and ...
Spring Equinox 2018: First Day of Spring
Celebrate the spring equinox 2018! Here are equinox dates, fun facts, and folklore about the first...
Flag Day: Celebration of the American Flag
What is Flag Day? Flag Day is a celebration of the American flag that occurs on its anniversary,...
Father's Day Activities
Looking for a fun way to spend your Father’s Day? Fishing, having a barbeque or picnic, and going...
The History of Father's Day
Though Father’s Day wasn’t made a national holiday until 1972, the efforts of one woman in...
Easy Berry Jam Recipe: How to Make Jam
Here is an easy berry jam recipe with just two ingredients, so you can learn how to make jam in no...
Best Days for the Month of June 2017
Here is a snapshot of the Best Days for the month of June 2017—from Best Days to quit smoking to...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign June 2017
Use the June 2017 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best days...
The Month of June 2017: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
Enjoy our seasonal advice for June 2017, when everything’s coming up roses! June brings beautiful...
Birth Month Flowers and Their Meanings
What are the birth flowers of your loved ones? Listed below, we have birth flowers by month as well...
How to Make Potpourri Out of Rose Petals
Here is a simple, classic potpourri recipe out of rose petals and other flowers. It’s a wonderful...
How to Make Lavender Sachets
Create a sweet-smelling lavender sachet with herbs. Give the sachet as a gift, or tuck it into a...
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, ...
Best Fishing Days 2017
When are the best fishing times? See our best fishing days on the Almanac’s 2017 fishing calendar, ...
Mercury Retrograde and Zodiac Signs
When Mercury is in retrograde, its influence depends on which of the 12 zodiac signs the planet is...
Best Days for the Month of May 2017
Here is a snapshot of the Best Days for the month of May 2017—from Best Days to quit smoking to...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign May 2017
Use the May 2017 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best days...
The Month of May 2017: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
The arrival of May 2017 brings with it many springtime traditions and celebrations to honor the...
What Is Arbor Day? A Forest of Facts
Arbor Day 2017 falls on Friday, April 28. Dedicate a tree to someone who is special to you and...
May Birthstone: Color and Meaning
The May birthstone, the emerald, was a favorite gem of Cleopatra and Catherine the Great. It has...
Valentine's Day: History, Ideas, Quotes
Find Valentine’s Day history, origins, and facts—plus, some quote and verse for your loved ones!...
When is Mardi Gras 2018?
Why is Mardi Gras celebrated? Why is Mardi Gras also called Shrove Tuesday? Read what The Old...
Weather Sayings and Their Meanings
Ready for do-it-yourself weather predicting? Long before meteorologists had sophisticated...
How to Dye Easter Eggs Naturally
Here’s how to dye Easter eggs with spices, vegetables, and pantry ingredients in your kitchen! It’s...
Easter 2017 Weather Forecast (U.S. & Canada)
Easter weekend is fast approaching! Are you prepared? With our Easter 2017 weather forecast, you’ll...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign April 2017
Use the April 2017 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best...
Full Moon for February 2018
February’s Moon is called the Snow Moon. Find February 2018 Moon phase dates, best days by the Moon...
Best Days for April 2017
Here are the April 2017 Best Days based on the Moon—for planting, farming, cutting hair, quitting...
March Equinox Oddities
Monday 20 brings the spring equinox. If this date surprises you because you associate vernal...
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?
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