Calendar and Holidays

2016, 2015 and past calendars, history of the calendar, leap year, time zones, and Chinese, lunar, Jewish, and other calendars

Major Holidays
History, traditions, and dates of religious and secular holidays, Chinese New Year, Jewish, Hindu, Islamic holidays, and more

Other Holidays
Dates and history of state holidays, birthstones, and wedding anniversary gift list

Holidays in America
The dates, history, and traditions of the major holidays listed by month

Perpetual Calendar
View any month, any year, in the Gregorian calendar and find events and holidays for each day

Info on water, pendulum, quartz, and mechanical clocks, and sundials

Seasons, Months, Days
The meaning of the days of the weeks and months, the reasons for the seasons, daylight saving time, and astrological signs

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