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When is Halloween 2017?
Halloween always falls on the 31st of October. Here’s a chart that shows on what day of the week Halloween is celebrated—plus, enjoy a brief Halloween history, recipes,...
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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...
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 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...
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...
Another Year in Haiku
The Japanese poetic form called haiku seems perfectly tailored as a discipline for someone who...
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...
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...
Christmas Dinner Recipes and Ideas
Browse our top Christmas dinner recipe ideas, from ham and rib roast to goose and lasagna. We’ve...
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...
Seasonal Advice for December: Recipes, Gardening, Folklore
December 2016 brings with it snow (for some), family, feasts, and fun, but remember to grab some...
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,...
Long-Range Weather Predictions for December 2016
Here are December 2016 long-range weather forecasts for the U.S. and Canada, courtesy of The 2017...
Why Are Wedding Dresses White?
Why are wedding dresses white, and what are wedding dress color meanings? Find out about the...
December Birthstone: Color and Meaning
The December birthstone, turquoise, is regarded as a love charm. It is also a symbol of good...
Homemade Christmas Food Gift Ideas
Put your hands and handiwork into your gifts. Make holiday food gifts from the kitchen—from buttery...
Ethnic Bread Recipes for the Holidays
Certain holidays are accompanied by traditional, ethnic recipes, many of which are for baking bread...
Christmas Firsts | History of Christmas Trees and Cards
Here is a little bit about the history of Christmas traditions in America, from Christmas trees to...
Christmas Cookie Recipes for Kids
Try one of these easy Christmas cookie recipes for kids—or, the young at heart. After all, they’re...
Amaryllis: Christmas Bulbs
Amaryllises are beautiful Christmas bulbs that are easy to care for. Find out how to buy the best...
Interesting Facts About Mark Twain
November 30 is the birthday of Mark Twain, born in 1835. Here are 10 curious facts about his life...
How to Make a Christmas Wreath
A beautiful Christmas wreath sets the tone for the festive season. Making your own is a very...
Cranberry Cardamom & Citrus Pinwheels
Guess what friends, cookie season is on! Here’s a seasonal take on the pinwheel cookie recipe,...
Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes
Leftovers are one of the best parts of a special Thanksgiving meal! Here are quick and easy...
Natural Decorating for Christmas
It’s time to deck the halls! Your garden is a ready source of interesting greenery, berries, dried...
How to Make Cinnamon Ornaments
These homemade cinnamon ornaments make it fun and easy to decorate for the holidays. A great craft...