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What is a Blue Moon And When Is The Next One?

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When two full Moons appear in a single month, the second one is usually called a Blue Moon. However, there is proof that this popular definition may be a misunderstanding picked up by mainstream media in the 1940s! Learn two different ways to determine this special Moon. Plus, see when the next one will be

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Larkspur The July Birth Flower

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In the heat of summer, brilliant blooms of larkspur color the landscape across the northern hemisphere. As the traditional July month birth flower, larkspur is synonymous with summer, but it also has surprisingly rich folklore and symbolism that make it meaningful and far more than just a pretty flower. Along with the alternative July birth

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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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June’s Birthstone — Pearl

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June’s birthstone is the pearl. Its name comes from the Old French word, “perle” which, oddly, is derived from the Latin word for “leg”—as in “leg-of-lamb.” It is believed that this was a reference to the shape of mollusk shells, where pearls form. Interestingly, pearl is the only birthstone that is not mined from the

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Halloween: Spooky History, Legends, and Recipes

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Halloween is Thursday, October 31, 2024. Hallow’s Eve falls on October 31 each year. Ever wondered how trick-or-treating began? Learn about the spooky origins of Halloween traditions. We’ve got some great recipes too! Read on. Upcoming Dates for Halloween Year Date 2025 Friday, October 31 2026 Saturday, October 31 2027 Sunday, October 31 Halloween History

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August Birthstone — Peridot: The Great Space Gem

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The August Birthstone is peridot—an enigmatic gemstone! It is often misidentified and mispronounced. Did you know that it falls to Earth in some meteorites? It’s also been found on the Moon! That’s why we call it the “space gem.” The peridot stone is believed to bring happiness and a sense of one’s destiny in life.

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Chinese Zodiac Year Of The Dragon 2024

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The Dragon is one of most powerful signs in the Chinese zodiac calendar, but why? Learn what the Dragon symbolizes and why it comes with great care and respect. Plus, we share ideas for how to celebrate the Year of the Dragon 2024. RELATED: Lunar New Year (Chinese New Year): Traditions, Animals, And Superstitions Dragon Years Those

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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 an opal stone 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! Opal Stone Facts How

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