Folklore

Articles of weather folklore, flower lore, myths, legends and more from the Farmers’ Almanac.

Snow Myths And Odd Facts

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Ever wonder if it’s true that no two snowflakes are alike? How about if large snowflakes mean the storm won’t last long? Learn the truth about popular myths and bizarre facts that you’ll want to tell a friend about. After reading this, you may find yourself building an igloo! Snow Myths Explained Contrary to popular

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When Is The Next Friday The 13th?

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Friday the 13th is considered to bring bad luck in some Western cultures, similar to beliefs that bad luck comes from walking under a ladder, seeing a black cat crossing your path, or breaking a mirror. But how did this superstition begin, why thirteen, and when is the next Friday the 13th? We explain. Friday The

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January Birthstone — Garnet, The Great Karma Stone

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January’s birthstone, garnet, is associated with karma and good health. In ancient times, garnet was believed to heal soldiers’ wounds. Discover fascinating folklore and facts about this striking gem below. Folklore Ancient Symbol Of Life Ancient Egyptians believed Garnets symbolized life. They used them to honor their Goddess of War and Protectress of Healing, Sekhmet.

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6 Native American And Indigenous Winter Traditions

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Native American and Indigenous Peoples honor the winter season by slowing down, visiting the mountains, and otherwise recognizing the interconnectedness of humanity, nature, and the stars above. The colder months are a time to become more conscious and to heal—individually and collectively, as a planet. “We take care of Mother Earth, she will take care

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How To Predict The Weather With An Onion

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Ever hear of an “Onion Calendar” before? It’s a time-honored folk weather forecasting technique used to predict levels of moisture for each month of the year ahead. All it takes is an onion, salt, a knife, and a little bit of patience! Learn more about this folklore and how to make one for yourself! Read

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Folklore And History Of The Christmas Gnome!

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‘Tis the season for long white beards, reddened noses, pudgy bellies, and red pointed caps. Here come the Christmas gnomes! But where do these quirky characters come from, how have they become associated with Christmas, and what is our fascination with their distinctive look and charm? Is there a connection with garden gnomes? We explain.

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December Birthstone – Turquoise – The great Clarity Stone

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December’s birthstone, turquoise, has long been seen as a talisman for luck and protection. From burial rituals in ancient times to the deep history of turquoise in Native American cultures, there is much to discover about this gemstone. Learn more about its fascinating facts and folklore. Read on! Turquoise Facts Where is it found? Turquoise is

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November Birthstone — Topaz — The Beautiful Friendship Stone

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Yellow topaz is the November birthstone. In ancient times, topaz was associated with wealth, beauty, strength, and protection. Today, yellow topaz is linked to friendship much like the yellow rose. Learn more facts and fascinating folklore surrounding this beautiful gem. Read on! Topaz Facts Its name is derived from the Greek word topazios which is

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11:11 – Good Luck And History!

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11/11 is widely recognized in the US and abroad as Veterans Day and Remembrance Day, respectively. But did you know that the time 11:11 (especially on 11/11) is believed to bring good luck? Learn all about the history, folklore, and mathematical significance of this special time and date below! The following article is inspired by

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October Birthstone: Opal – The Beautiful & Mysterious Rainbow Jewel

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October’s birthstone is the opal. This rainbow-colored jewel holds many secrets. No one knows how it is scientifically formed. Over time, it has had curious connections with luck and magic. The Aztecs believed it brought necessary destruction for new creation. Read on to discover opal’s rich folklore and history! Facts How It Is Formed Scientists

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