The significance of Groundhog Day is really that it marks the midpoint of winter. We’re halfway there folks!
Here’s the famous saying that’s told on this day…
If the groundhog sees his shadow
We will have six more weeks of Winter.
If he doesn’t see his shadow,
We will have an early Spring.
The groundhog did see his shadow, so we’re in for the long haul. (We were anyway, so don’t feel too badly about it.) You can watch Punxsutawney Phil make his Groundhog Day Prediction for 2010 below…
While you’re waiting for the winter to pass, why not watch the movie Groundhog Day (one more time if you’re like me). It’s great fun!
Many thanks to Jason Pomerantz for reciting the Groundhog saying for us!
You can read more about Groundhog Day below…
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