Britain’s Lost Days — Adopting the Gregorian Calendar

September 3, 1752, was a day that never happened in the British Empire. September 4 didn’t happen. Nor did September 5, 6, or 7. In fact, that year the British went straight from September 2 to September 14, skipping over 11 whole days. The reason was the Calendar Act of 1750, which sought to bring […]

End of Ramadan: Eid al-Fitr

This holiday (falling on July 18 this year), which is celebrated all over the world, marks the end of Ramadan, the month-long period of fasting when devout Muslims don’t eat or drink from sunrise to sunset. It’s been particularly difficult this year, with deaths reported in Pakistan and India and blamed on the unusually high […]

Welcome Yule

Winter Solstice Winter solstice is the midnight of the year. Throughout the ages, in an act that reverberates with sympathetic magic, it is the time when we all gather on the longest night of the year, in the season of deepest darkness, to celebrate the return of the light. We light beseeching fires and revel […]

14 New Calendar Titles for 2014

We have an amazing lineup of new calendars this year, including Farm to Table, Tree Huggers, Lunaria and Sacred Celtic Sites. We’re also bringing back an old favorite, Hafiz, with Persian-inspired illuminations from  Silas Toball, designer extraordinaire and co-creator of our best-selling Duirwaigh card line.  Other new titles include Steampunk, Day of the Dead, Bee […]