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Traditional Yet High Tech

Traditional Yet High Tech

High-tech may not be the way you’d describe the Farmers’ Almanac, but today’s blog proves we are keeping up with the times.

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What’s your favorite holiday tradition?

‘Tis the season for traditions. Whether the tradition is putting up a tree, decorating it, baking cookies, or singing carols by the fire, the Christmas season is filled with shared beliefs and customs that many of us observe. By definition, a tradition is “the handing down of statements, beliefs, legends, customs, information, etc., from generation… Continue Reading »

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Bring Us a Figgy Pudding!

Bring Us a Figgy Pudding!

What the heck is figgy pudding, anyway, and is it really worth getting all pushy about?

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Who was Saint Nick?

Who was Saint Nick?

Was there a real Saint Nicholas? Find out!

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Readers Love “Sweethearts Moon”

Readers Love “Sweethearts Moon”

Farmers’ Almanac readers have chosen “Sweethearts Moon” as the new name for February’s Full Moon

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Six More Weeks of Winter?

Six More Weeks of Winter?

Why do we celebrate Groundhog Day?

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What to Eat For New Year’s Good Luck

What to Eat For New Year’s Good Luck

What you eat on January 1 could determine the success of your new year.

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New Year’s Folkore

New Year’s Folkore

The New Year is right around the corner, a time we set aside for getting rid of the old and bringing in the new. Throughout history, most cultures have drawn an association between a person’s actions on that New Year’s Day and their fate during the following year. Here are a few of the New… Continue Reading »

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What are “Best Days”?

What are “Best Days”?

You’ve seen in the Almanac and online, but have you ever wonder what makes some days “best”?

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If you notice a hole in the upper left-hand corner of your Farmers' Almanac, don't return it to the store! That hole isn't a defect; it's a part of history. Starting with the first edition of the Farmers' Almanac in 1818, readers used to nail holes into the corners to hang it up in their homes, barns, and outhouses (to provide both reading material and toilet paper). In 1910, the Almanac's publishers began pre-drilling holes in the corners to make it even easier for readers to keep all of that invaluable information (and paper) handy.