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How did Labor Day become a holiday

When is Labor Day 2020?

Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday of September. Learn the interesting history of how and why it became a National holiday—plus a link to our forecast!

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Farmers' Almanac - Top Stories

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Desserts

Easy Icebox Cake

If you’re looking for a cool, yummy dessert for these hot, humid days, nothing is easier than the no-bake icebox cake. How did they originate? We have some history and a recipe to try!

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Weather History for the United States

Search our Weather History Records for the U.S. back to 1949!
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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 1919, 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.

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