On This Day: First Groundhog Day Cele...

On This Day: First Groundhog Day Celebrated

There are 13 comments on the www.findingdulcinea.com story from Feb 2, 2009, titled On This Day: First Groundhog Day Celebrated. In it, www.findingdulcinea.com reports that:

On Feb. 2, 1887, Punxsutawney, Pa., celebrated the first official Groundhog Day, a holiday with roots in ancient traditions.

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pip

Houston, TX

#1 Feb 3, 2009
oh no! we're only 1/2 way until spring??? i always thought of groundhog day as the BEGINNING of spring--shadow or no shadow. guess that's a bit overly optimistic.
Ken

New York, NY

#2 Feb 3, 2009
pip, you're in Texas. You have nothing to complain about! Re: the groundhog celebration: it may be the weirdest American ritual. Any other thoughts?
BAGELPEDIA

New York, NY

#3 Feb 3, 2009
Good movie.
Janet

Portland, OR

#4 Feb 3, 2009
I want spring yesterday.
Helen

Roselle, NJ

#5 Feb 3, 2009
Janet, I agree. I'm so over winter and snow.
Bill Murray

New York, NY

#6 Feb 3, 2009
Janet, I agree, I'm so over winter and snow.

(I am so funny!)

Since: Sep 08

Dexter, MI

#7 Feb 4, 2009
This is the 4th time I wrote this! I hate this!
BettyB

Laramie, WY

#8 Feb 4, 2009
Wow. And I feel like we've hardly had winter where I live.
Aylin

New York, NY

#9 Feb 4, 2009
Like the stud Jim Cantore on the Weather Channel, groundhogs are cute. So I'll take their meteorological musings into account.
Mattie

New York, NY

#10 Feb 5, 2009
Bill Murray wrote:
Janet, I agree, I'm so over winter and snow.
(I am so funny!)
Bill, I loved you in Ground Hog Day and What about Bob.

But on a serious note, do people actually believe a ground hog can predict how long our winter will be. Isnt' that what the farmer's almanac is for.
jennica

San Bruno, CA

#11 Sep 10, 2009
this stuff needs a little more info. like the traditions and the reason and history of it.
clymer freas

New Bethlehem, PA

#12 Sep 12, 2009
jennica wrote:
this stuff needs a little more info. like the traditions and the reason and history of it.
Jen, it tells ya.

(say that real fast)
Janet

Portland, OR

#14 Feb 2, 2010
Hard to believe we still engage in such silliness, year after year.

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