Groundhog Day is this Saturday. Every February 2nd, people all over North America look to their favourite groundhog to predict when spring will come.
Tradition says that if the groundhog comes out of his home and doesn’t see his shadow, it will be an early spring. If he does see his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter.
This tradition goes back all the way to the year 1841, where groundhogs, badgers, and even bears were used to figure out the coming weather.
This biggest celebration around is in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania where Punxsutawney Phil the groundhog is the star of the day.
Groundhogs aren’t the only animals to help people predict the weather. Frogs will croak louder if a storm is coming and ants will build up their mounds to stop rushing rain water.
Do you hope the groundhog will see his shadow for 6 more weeks of winter, or are you wishing for spring?
We’ll see on Saturday!
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