It’s Groundhog Day, the annual holiday where we anxiously await Punxsutawney Phil to emerge from his burrow to predict what the weather will hold in store for us for the next six weeks. Did he see his shadow and scurry back inside? Six more weeks of winter. Was his shadow nowhere to be found? An early spring for us! From the outside, it may seem like an awfully strange holiday to celebrate, to say the least, but you can be sure it was the talk of the water cooler this morning, as it is every February 2nd.
And if, around that water cooler, you want to share more than the “shadow report” (ol’ Phil was reported to have seen his shadow this year, by the way…), here are a few fun facts about Groundhog Day you may not have known about: (more…)