“To Be or Not To Be”

February 2 is Groundhog’s Day in the United States and Canada! The tradition involves the adorable pudgy Groundhog emerging from its and HOPEFULLY NOT SEEING its shadow, since according to folklore, those in cold climates will be doomed to six weeks of winter. Who wants that?!

Here are a handful of fun Groundhog’s Day facts from a Good Housekeeping article!

  • Groundhog’s Day dates back to the Germanic holiday Candlemas, which denotes the end of winter. 
  • Groundhogs CAN predict the end of winter! Ok, that could be a stretch. The logic is that spring is around the corner if a Groundhog is inclined to come out of its hibernation burrow without immediately retreating back.
  • The 1993 movie Groundhog’s Day made the holiday widely popular. Tens of thousands of people across the United States participated in Groundhog’s Day festivities! 

Come what may, an early spring or more wintry days and nights, the cute and pudgy Groundhog graces us with its presence and gives a spring of hope, although fleeting. 

Photo by Raff Liu on Unsplash

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