Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Groundhog day 2012 celebrations

  • How much do you know about Groundhog Day? The February 2 celebration, which involves a weather-predicting woodchuck, dates back to the late 19th century, with other mid-winter weather holidays dating back hundreds of years before that.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • As the Groundhog Day tradition goes, if Phil sees his shadow and returns to his hole, he has predicted six more weeks of winter. If Phil does not see his shadow, he has predicted an early spring.
  • (Christian Post)
  • This year, ring in Groundhog Day with your kids with these fun snacks, books, crafts and more. To you it may be a five-second blip in the news, but for your kids, Groundhog Day (Feb. 2) is a fascinating cultural event.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • MOUNT DORA — The city is readying for its second annual Groundhog Day celebration, which, you may remember, involves no groundhogs. Instead, Mike the rabbit will emerge from a wooden stump and do the prognosticating.
  • (Orlando Sentinel)
  • French Creek Freddie has been undertaking the task for the Groundhog Day Celebration at the W.Va. State Wildlife Center since 1978, officials said.
  • (WBOY)
  • Twenty years have passed since far northwest suburban Woodstock was transformed into Punxsutawney for the Bill Murray comedy "Groundhog on the same day. Everything had to look exactly the same no matter what.
  • (TribLocal)
  • Though Groundhog Day proper is a North American tradition of fairly recent origin, its historical roots stretch back through the medieval Christian feast of Candlemas to ancient pagan midwinter celebrations.
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  • People of all ages can get a jump on celebrating Groundhog Day, with a special day of nature activities crafts and refreshments. The groundhog celebration takes place at 2 p.m.
  • (Andover Townsman)

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