Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Holiday: Groundhog Day

Today is Groundhog Day.
A popular tradition in the United States, this special day is based on the legend of Candlemas Day, which states:

"For as the sun shines on Candlemas Day, so far will the snow swirl in May..."

On Groundhog Day a groundhog comes out of his hole after a long winter sleep to look for his shadow. If he sees it, he regards it as an omen of six more weeks of bad weather and returns to his hole. If the day is cloudy and, hence, shadowless, he takes it as a sign of spring and stays above ground.

Groundhog Day
Holiday Calendar
Plush GroundHog

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