August 29, 2014

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What will the old groundhog predict for our weather? Print E-mail

If you’re ready for winter to be over, pay close attention to Groundhog Day, when it’s said that a groundhog and his shadow can predict whether we’ll have an early spring. Celebrated on February 2 each year, Groundhog Day stems from folkloric tradition.

It may not be the most scientific way of forecasting the weather, but it’s certainly the most fun. Nationwide, celebrations take place that are full of entertainment, food and watching the groundhog make his annual prediction.

Even if a trip to the largest Groundhog Day celebration in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania isn’t in store for you this year, you can still get in on the fun. For ideas on how to celebrate and activities you can do with kids, visit