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Groundhog Day 2019

Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 is Groundhog Day.

According to legend, if a groundhog sees its shadow on this day, there will be six more weeks of winter; if it doesn’t, then spring is right around the corner. 

Of course, it’s a bit of a joke. As the Farmer’s Almanac says, “If he sees his shadow, we’ll have six more weeks of winter; if he doesn’t, it’ll be six weeks till spring” because, of course, the dates of the equinox do not change. 

Though we recognize animal behavior isn’t the only way to judge planting dates, the tradition continues, often with a wink and a smile. Either way, spring will be here eventually, with the groundhog’s help or without it.

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  • Do you know what the Groundhog is also called?

    • Yes
    • No
    • Prairie Dog
    • Woodchuck
    • Marmot
    • All of the above

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Written by Carol DM

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    • Starting back in the 1800s these groundhogs could supposedly predict the weather, if they saw their shadow we would have six more weeks of winter. But it is not accurate, just something that is still done to this day. It actually has a Groundhog Day names after it.

      • Thank you for the explanation … in our country, like the Candlestick … the message says that if it crashes from a candle rather than a roof, then the winter is over … if it drops away from the roof for 40 days still cold … just this Today is no longer true

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