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Groundhog Day — February 2

Groundhog Day — February 2

Groundhog Day — American national holiday, which is celebrated annually on February 2. According to the residents of the United States and Canada, on this day the groundhog crawls out of the hole after hibernation to see if spring has come.

Traditions and Omens Groundhog Day

If a groundhog sees its shadow on this day (that is, if the weather on February 2 is sunny), then it will be winter for exactly 6 weeks. If he does not see his shadow, then spring will come very soon. It is also very important how a small rodent behaves — whether it will return to the burrow or sit on the ground for some time.

If it immediately disappears in the mink — it will be cold, if it decides to be still in the air — it will soon be warm.

Groundhog Day Celebration History

For the first time Groundhog Day began to celebrate February 2, 1886. The official groundhog, who predicts the weather, lives in Pennsylvania, in the city of Panksutoni. The name is a little meteorologist Phil.

Once a year, on the morning of February 2, according to an old tradition, the Turkey Hills (the well-known Phil lives there), members of the Groundhog Club of Panksutoni rise. These are gentlemen dressed in tuxedos and top hats. It is they who perform this ritual with a woodchuck.

Fila gently rescued from the mink and watch his behavior.

It should be noted that the statistics of Phil’s predictions has been going on for over a hundred years However, the woodchuck predictions have come true only by 39%.

In Russia, the existence of the Groundhog Day was learned after the release of the movie “Groundhog Day” in the lead role with Bill Murray and Andy Mac Dowell. It’s only in Russia that the expression “Groundhog Day” has become identified with routine days resembling each other, and not with a significant day dedicated to the herald of spring.

Despite the fact that Groundhog Day is an American holiday, it is possible to predict the weather for the next 6 weeks in Russia. The most important of our predictors are cats. Our ancestors always used signs about cats and looked at their habits.

Pay attention to how your pet behaves — whether it hides in the warmest and most secluded place in the house or, on the contrary, cools at the window and plays. The more active your pet will be on this day, the faster spring will come. Good luck and don’t forget to press the buttons and

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