Groundhog Day, February 2nd, is a popular tradition in the United States. It is also a legend that traverses centuries, its origins clouded in the mists of time with ethnic cultures and animals awakening on specific dates. Myths such as this tie our present to the distant past when nature did, indeed, influence our lives. It is the day that the 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.
To read more, go to groundhog.org/
To watch a fun video that explains what a Groundhog Day is. See below. 🙂
Can you believe tomorrow is Feb !???
Tomorrow’s February?!? Yeah, this year’s going way too quickly…
I have never investigated this day but you make me curious 🙂
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Every year, I hear groundhog day this and that, so this year, I looked it up. Super cute and really fun day.
Love this cute and funny tradition!
Me too. 🙂
Very cute post!! Love it. Happy Groundhog Day 🙂
It’s early spring according to the groundhog. 🙂
We had a day here in France where they say the same thing.. Not sure what that day is called!!
The day is very whimiscal and dates back to a simpler time. I actually always wonder what it’s about and then once I found out, I was so charmed by it.