An almanac (also archaically spelled almanack and almanach) is an annual publication that includes information such as weather forecasts, farmers' planting dates, tide tables, and tabular information in a particular field or fields often arranged according to the calendar etc. Astronomical data and various statistics are also found in almanacs, such as the times of the rising and setting of the sun and moon, eclipses, hours of full tide, stated festivals of churches, terms of courts, lists of all types, timelines, and more.

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List of Almanacs By Country of Publication
... Canada Harrowsmith's Truly Canadian Almanac (1st Edition, September 2007) Colombia Almanaque Bristol Belgium De Druivelaar France Quid Germany Fischer Weltalmanach Greece ... Gruber's Garden and Farm Almanac Blum's Farmer's and Planter's Almanac ...
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... Sumerian Farmer's Almanac is the first farmer's almanac on record ... The farmer's almanac is dated to around 1700 to 1500 BCE ...

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    It is not the purpose of literature to purvey news. For news consult the Almanac de Gotha.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)