Holidays & Seasonal

Happy Groundhog Day

Which groundhog do you trust to predict the arrival of spring?

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Whether you celebrate Groundhog Day on February 2nd and/or believe in the predictions of six more weeks of winter or an early spring, this cute little guy will bring a smile to your face. 

There are numerous Groundhog Day celebrations in communities throughout America and Canada.

In the United States, Punxsutawney Phil reigns supreme on Groundhog day in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, as memorialized in the Bill Murray & Andie McDowall comedy film Groundhog Day (1993). A distant second in fame is pretender to the throne Staten Island Chuck, in New York City. 

In Canada, Wiarton Willie is the Ontario groundhog prognosticator from Wiarton, Ontario, while on the east coast Shubenacadie Sam fills the bill in Nova Scotia. 

Have a great Groundhog Day wherever you may be on February 2nd.

Anita Hamilton

50+ World editor & baby boomer writer Anita Hamilton has always been interested in the "real people" stories behind the characters that create and inhabit the world of music, books, movies, television shows, current events, history, etc. A lifelong love of research (ok, nosiness) and writing, combined with a loving and supportive family complete with 3 mini-dachshund minions, keeps her busy.

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