Here at Farmers’ Almanac, we know (and don’t shy away from the fact) that the Number 1 place to read your copy of the Almanac is in the bathroom. In fact, in a reader survey, nearly half of the respondents indicated that, of all the rooms in the house, the bathroom is, in fact, where their copy of the Farmers’ Almanac resides. Because our publication has been America’s favorite front-to-back read for over 2 centuries, we have dedicated an entire day to it, crowning May 6th as Read Your Farmers’ Almanac in the Bathroom Day!
Starting with the first edition back in 1818, readers used to nail holes into the corners of the publication to hang it up in their homes, barns, and outhouses (to provide both reading material and toilet paper when in a bind). 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. While plumbing has primarily moved indoors, the hole is so iconic that it is a part of every edition to this day. Read “The Story Behind the Hole Drilled in the Farmers’ Almanac.“
Each edition is filled with useful tips, hacks, trivia, weather forecasts—you can learn a lot as you peruse the pages, no matter how short your visit.
How To Celebrate “Read Your Farmers’ Almanac in the Bathroom Day”
Check out these interesting stories and tips related to all things WC:
- What Did People Use Before Toilet Paper?
- Bathroom Etiquette – Over or Under? – “Should You Hang the TP Over or Under?” The debate rages on!
- Outhouse Trivia
- DIY Odor-Masking Toilet spray
- Natural toilet cleaners
- Tip for cleaning bathroom grout
- Brilliant Uses for empty TP tubes
- Maintain your septic system naturally
- Lavatory Legend: The Story of Thomas Crapper
We also created a Spotify playlist so you can enjoy some fun tunes on this special day!