2 Feb 2017

GROUNDHOGS AND GROUNHOG DAY

Groundhog Day is a holiday celebrated on February 2. It is held in the United States and Canada. According to folklore, if a groundhog emerging from its burrow on this day fails to see its shadow, it will leave the burrow, signifying that winter will soon end. If on the other hand, the groundhog sees its shadow, the groundhog will supposedly retreat into its burrow, and winter will continue for six more weeks.

Many towns that celebrate Groundhog Day throughout North America have winter-predicting groundhogs. By far, the most notable groundhog is Punxsutawney Phil of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.It is the largest Groundhog day celebration, crowds as high as 40,000 gather to celebrate the holiday since at least 1886.

Would you like to see Phil and its prediction for this year? Just  have a look at the video below





Did you ever imagine such a way to predict the end of winter? I guess you didn't, huh? Do you know of any other 'funny' ways to predict the weather? If so, let us know!
You can have a look at the Official Website of Punxsutawney Groundhog Day

By the way, are you as sleepyhead as they are?

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