I’d like to wish everyone a happy Groundhog Day and from what I gathered to be an accurate report, it’s going to be an early spring as Punxsutawney Phil failed to see his shadow (His Canadian counterpart Wiarton Willie also reported the same. It’s important to get as much data as you can for such a scientific survey). Just what is Groundhog Day? Well the best answer to that was wound in Wikipedia:
Groundhog Day is a traditional festival celebrated in the United States and Canada on February 2. It is a cross-quarter day, midway between the Winter Solstice and the Vernal Equinox. In traditional weather lore, if a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day and fails to see its shadow because the weather is cloudy, winter will soon end. If the groundhog sees its shadow because the weather is bright and clear, it will be frightened and run back into its hole, and the winter will continue for six more weeks.
If your having a Groundhog Day party, as many do, you might find these crafts and activities useful. Heck, you might even learn a thing or two about our noble friend, the Groundhog. Oh yeah, go rent a copy of the movie ‘Groundhog Day‘ while your out getting party supplies. The film is great!