Incase you missed the Annual Groundhog Day prediction over the weekend we wanted to let you know that Punxsutawney Phil predicted that there will be an early spring. He did not see his shadow! According to the myth, if a groundhog sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter; if he does not, spring is right around the corner. Lucky for us this year means spring is coming early, or so we hope!
Did you know that Groundhog Day as we know it in the U.S. started because the Pennsylvania Dutch farmers wanted to know if spring was coming early or not. That information helped them decide when they should plant seeds and half their hay. Do you agree with Punxsatawney Phil’s prediction?
- Spring comes early! Punxsutawney Phil does not see his shadow (whas11.com)
- Groundhog Day 2013: ‘Punxsutawney Phil’ Predicts Early Spring (americanfreedombybarbara.com)
- Pa.’s Punxsutawney Phil predicts early spring (sfgate.com)