ground hog

Urban living: this marmot takes advantage of a concrete pad for shelter.
Photo KDG

Groundhog Day (Canadian French: Jour de la Marmotte; Pennsylvania German: Grundsaudaag, Murmeltiertag) is a traditional holiday celebrated on February 2. According to folklore, if it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, then spring will come early; if it is sunny, the groundhog will supposedly see its shadow and retreat back into its burrow, and the winter weather will persist for six more weeks.[1]

Modern customs of the holiday involve celebrations where early morning festivals are held to watch the groundhog emerging from its burrow.

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Be up early: There is a story going round that the Ground Hog ran off with the pardoned Thanksgiving Turkey to South America: heard in a murmur as departing:” Dam climate activists. ”

On this Day: February 2nd 1988
Auntie Anne’s restaurant chain is established.