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Groundhog Day Name Should Be Changed

 

February 6, 2019

I've never understood Groundhog Day. February has always meant calving season, and the concern that the weather wouldn't cooperate. When I researched Ground Hog Day I found it was a popular tradition celebrated in Canada and the United States. Popular? Why? The tradition comes from Pennsylvania Dutch man's diary about his German neighbor's celebration. If a ground hog comes out of his winter burrow and sees its shadow, he will return to his den and winter will persist for six more weeks. If it happens to be a bad day with no sun shine and if he does not see his shadow spring will arriv...



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