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...]