I am wishing an early springtime to all! With many folklore concerning the holiday Groundhog Day, and even a 1993 movie concerning the great groundhog, the day is a very dedicated one. The first official Groundhog Day celebration took place in 1887 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania as presented by Clymer Freas, the son of a local newspaper editor.

But you know what the groundhog says:
When the groundhog emerges from its burrow on Groundhog Day and sees its shadow, winter will persist six more weeks. If, however, the groundhog sees no shadow, it will be an early spring. – Old Pennsylvania Dutch superstition

The Punxsutawney prediction differs this year, whereas the prediction there calls for a long winter. In the Chicago, Illinois area, the groundhog indicated an early spring–of which I am great with, if the prediction goes as indicated. We will have to see if the groundhog lies! Just kidding! But do have a wonderful Groundhog Day today.

Happy Groundhog Day!


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