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Groundhog Predicts More Winter

February 3, 2014 State of Idaho, State of Montana, State of Wyoming No Comments
Punxsutawney Phil

If you believe the predictions of a large rodent in Pennsylvania yesterday, there will be six more weeks of winter – and while that prediction was made hundreds of miles away in Pennsylvania, Marvin the Marmot (the closest relative locally to a groundhog) agrees as he also emerged to a sunny day in northwestern Wyoming.  Groundhog Day is a tradition that was brought to this country by the early immigrants who marked the event on Candlemas Day when the clergy blessed candles and distributed them to the people. However, whether or not you believe the prediction of a large rodent; remember, the first day of spring never changes on the calendar.

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