Posts Tagged ‘Winter’

Groundhog Day

February 2, 2009

Today in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania and in other locations accross America is Groundhog Day where their resident groundhog, known as Punxsutawney Phil, will predict how long to go before the Spring. So if you’re wondering how long it’ll be until you can turn the heating down have a look at this:

http://www.groundhog.org/

And here’s a video with Phil in action:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=1jVtx0o-Pn8

Groundhog Day also coincides with the Christain Festival of Candlemas and the Pagan festival of Imbolc. Here’s some information from the BBC about them:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/christianity/holydays/candlemas.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/paganism/holydays/imbolc.shtml

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