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Happy Chinese New Year!

Happy Chinese New Year!

Put away knives and scissors? Learn more about the Chinese New Year and some of the superstitions associated with it.

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History of Birthdays

History of Birthdays

Ever wonder why we celebrate our birthdays, and how the traditions of cake, ice cream and singing came to be?

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Have Yourself An Old-Fashioned Christmas!

Have Yourself An Old-Fashioned Christmas!

Why not take a step back in time and make some homemade, vintage-style holiday treats and decorations?

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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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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.