February 2nd Ground Hog Day

Ground Hog Day seems to have started back in the 1800’s by German immigrants who wanted to know if winter was over. So naturally, they checked with a ground hog! (Wouldn’t you!?!) In theory, if the ground hog saw it’s shadow then there would be more winter, if not… spring was just around the corner. (Which it would have been either way) Punxsutawney Phil got started in 1887 in Pennsylvania. He has been a tradition ever since and it is said that 9 out of 10 times, he sees his shadow. Naturally, that all depends on which way you hold him up but then… who can argue with science.

How to celebrate- Go outside and check your own shadow. Go outside and see if there is snow on the ground. Look at the calendar.


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