Groundhog Day Activities

Groundhog Day is approaching quickly and I think we are all hoping that Punxsutawney Phil will NOT see his shadow thus indicating that spring is quickly approaching. This theory has always been confusing to me. If he sees his shadow, doesn"t that mean that the sun is out? And if the sun is out then why would it take spring longer to get here? Am I just confused on the whole matter? Educate me, please! Anyway, it"s still a fun day to celebrate because there"s no pressure. Your kids really … [Read more...]

Groundhog Day 126

Now that winter is here, how long will it last? Every February 2nd since 1887 the world has turned its attention to Punxsutawney, PA and to a tiny, furry weatherman named Phil. The “Seer of Seers” makes his prediction about how soon spring will arrive on what we now call Groundhog’s Day. The tradition comes from Europe and a custom where clergymen blessed candles and handled them out to the people to mark a point in winter called Candlemas Day. The weather that day was observed as a way to … [Read more...]