Interesting facts about Groundhog Day
Dear friends, the 2nd of February is coming. We hope that everyone remember what kind of day it is.
Of course, it is the Groundhog day! And now some facts about this day.
The superstition says that if a groundhog emerging from its nice burrow on this cold day sees a shadow thanks to clear weather, it will backdown to its den and winter will definitely persist for six more chill weeks, and if he does not, due to cloudiness in the street, warm spring season will arrive quite early. If he sees it, he understands it as an omen of six more weeks of awful weather and returns to his dear hole. If the day is very cloudy and shadowless, he takes it as a sign of coming spring and stays above ground.
Groundhog Day is a very popular holiday or it’s better to say observance in different parts of the United States. Although some states in the USA have in some way their own groundhogs, but the official groundhog and the most famous is Punxsutawney Phil, happily lives at Gobbler’s Knob near Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. The first official and joyful Groundhog day was celebrated there in 1887. This first prediction of the groundhog came true and he was called as the weather foreteller and Punxsutawney was proclaimed as the Global Weather capital. The groundhog’s forecast not often come true, but it doesn’t matter, this holiday I celebrated every year.
Today, the yearly event in Punxsutawney are chaired by a small band of local well-known dignitaries known as the Inner Circle. Its members always wear top hats and hold the official proceedings in the traditional Pennsylvania Dutch dialect. (They usually speak to the groundhog in “Groundhogese.”) The main Dignitary prouds to honor and takes the groundhog from its burrow to make the forecast to the nearest 6 weeks.
The great movie “Groundhog Day” (made in 1993), starring talented and famous comedian Bill Murray, made Punxsutawney Phil in the state Pennsylvania the most outstanding in the worldwide. The film’s plot added some new meaning to the saying “Groundhog Day” as something that always repeats itself endlessly.
The life is not boring at all! It is interesting and wonderful! That’s why EasyBusy moving company wishes you to celebrate the Groundhog Day only one day in a year. Let your life be positive, bright, rich and full of everyday wonderful surprises!