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  1. Groundhog Day in Southern CaliforniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2018 | Temple City Tribune

    Just a few weeks ago, a rodent carried by men in top hats saw its shadow on the ground and marked the beginning of another six long weeks of wintry weather. The circumstance is far from unusual- near the close of winter every year, an extraordinary groundhog known as Punxsutawney Phil decides the fate of national climate for the coming weeks.

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  2. Religious of the diocese exhorted that faith will set them apart at Candlemas MassRead the original story

    Feb 21, 2018 | The Catholic Sun Phoenix

    Missionary of Charity Sister Savina Grace, carries candles into Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral for the Candlemas Mass commemorating the Feast of the Presentation of The Lord and World Day for Consecrated Life Thursday, Feb. 1. he presentation of the Christ Child in the temple - an act by his parents according to Jewish custom - and the men and women whose lives are set apart in service to Our Lord were both celebrated by the Diocese of Phoenix in a vigil Mass that brought together members of consecrated life and laity.

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  3. The Mysterious History of the Real Saint Behind Valentine's DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2018 | Time

    Nowadays, the premise of Valentine's Day is simple to understand: Feb. 14 is a time to show appreciation for friends, families, significant others and anyone else you might love. Pinpointing the story of its namesake Saint Valentine, however, is more difficult.

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  4. High demand of firewood keeps dealers, nonprofit group scrambling to keep upRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    Corbin Chamberlain, 16, pulls a sled load of firewood up from the backyard, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, in Mechanic Falls, Maine, where the morning temperature was -1 degrees F. According to folk wisdom, early February's Candlemas Day marks the halfway point of winter and serves as a reminder for cold-dwelling folks to make sure they are not running through their supplies too fast. Or, as the old saying goes, "half the wood and half the hay, you should have on Candlemas Day."

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  5. Pagans honor Gaelic goddess Brigid at Imbolc ritual, welcome returning of the lightRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2018 | Daily Egyptian

    A participant in the Imbolc ritual holds a candle Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, at The Gaia House in Carbondale. (Athena Chrysanthou A participant in the Imbolc ritual holds a candle Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, at The Gaia House in Carbondale.

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  6. After a celebration in Mexico, two priests are gunned down on a highwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2018 | Los Angeles Times

    A priest celebrating the Feast of Candelaria in Mexico City on Feb. 2, 2018. Two priests from Guerrero state were killed three days later after celebrating the feast day in the small town of Juliantla.

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  7. Whata s Going On: The groundhog and a 5-year-old cynicRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2018 | Journal

    Her nose wrinkled immediately and her face contorted like she was just told dessert on Thanksgiving Day would be broccoli pie. And as I started to explain it, actually forming the words and then listening to them while watching someone's reaction, I realized how ridiculous I sounded.

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  8. Green Man, Jack Frost do battle in pagan ritual in English villageRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2018 | ABC News

    Druids and Celtic gods paraded through the streets of a northern English village as locals gathered to watch a ritual battle between winter and spring unfold in an ancient ritual with roots dating back to pre-Roman times. The Imbolc fire festival is one of four major holidays in paganism that fall between seasonal solstices.

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  9. Imbolc.Read the original story

    Feb 3, 2018 | Languagehat.com

    I recently ran across a reference to Imbolc , an Irish festival marking the beginning of spring. It will not surprise anyone who has read much of this blog to learn that I care little about the festival but a great deal about the name, to wit: why is it spelled that way? The Wikipedia article begins "Imbolc or Imbolg ," but it is much more commonly referred to under the former spelling, which uses the Old Irish convention of c to represent /g/.

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  10. Imbolc CelebrationRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2018 | Spokane 7

    Celebrate St. Brigid with a variety of guests, workshops and ceremonies in this all day event. Special guests include teachers and authors Courtney Weber, Sable Aradia and Jenny Newell.

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  11. Punxsutawney Phil sees 6 more weeks of winterRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2018 | TheCourier.com

    Pennsylvania's most famous groundhog foresees no early end to winter. The handlers of Punxsutawney Phil said the furry rodent has called for six more weeks of winter after seeing his shadow at dawn Friday.

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  12. The groundhog and a 5-year-old-cynicRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2018 | Marshall Independent

    Her nose wrinkled immediately and her face contorted like she was just told dessert on Thanksgiving Day would be broccoli pie. And as I started to explain it, actually forming the words and then listening to them while watching someone's reaction, I realized how ridiculous I sounded.

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  13. Handlers: Punxsutawney Phil sees 6 more weeks of winterRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2018 | Santa Fe New Mexican

    Groundhog Club co-handler Al Dereume holds Punxsutawney Phil, the weather prognosticating groundhog, Friday during the 132nd celebration of Groundhog Day on Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa. Phil's handlers said that the groundhog has forecast six more weeks of winter weather.

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  14. Thursday 2 February 1664/65Read the original story

    Feb 2, 2018 | Pepy's Diary

    Then up and to my office , where till noon and then to the 'Change , and at the Coffee-house with Gifford , Hubland , the Master of the ship, and I read over and approved a charter-party for carrying goods for Tangier , wherein I hope to get some money. Thence home , my head akeing for want of rest and too much business.

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  15. Groundhogs see their shadowsRead the original story

    Feb 2, 2018 | Wapakoneta Daily News

    Pennsylvania's most famous groundhog foresees no early end to winter. The handlers of Punxsutawney Phil said the furry rodent has called for six more weeks of winter after seeing his shadow at dawn Friday.

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  16. Groundhog Day 2018: Punxsutawney Phil predicts more winterRead the original story

    Feb 2, 2018 | WKYC-TV Cleveland

    The results of Groundhog Day 2018 are in: According to legend, we're in for six more weeks of winter because Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow. That's in spite of forecasts that predicted a cloudy, shadow-less morning.

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  17. White Hills makes plans to preserve snow during mild spellRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2018 | Western Star

    The groundhog reportedly didn't see his shadow, which forecasts an early spring. And according to an old rhyme that coincides with "Candlemas Day" on Feb. 2, "If Candlemas Day be fair and bright, winter will have another fight; If Candlemas brings cloud and rain, winter won't come again."

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  18. Why you shouldna t trust Punxsutawney Phila s predictionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2018 | WISH-TV Indianapolis

    ... Celtic and Germanic tradition that says, "if a hibernating animal casts a shadow on February 2, the Pagan holiday of Imbolc (known among Christians as Candlemas), winter and cold weather will last another six weeks. If no shadow is seen, legend ...

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  19. DIY: Make recycled candles for Candlemas DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2018 | Inhabitat

    February 2nd has had special significance since ancient times: celebrated as Imbolc by the Celts, and more recently as Candlemas by Christians , it's also commonly known as Groundhog Day . Although the days are growing longer, winter's darkness is certainly still present, and candles can help dispel the gloom until the sun returns again.

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  20. 'Winter Halftime' Happens on Super Bowl Weekend: What to Look ForRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2018 | SPACE.com

    For about half an hour after dusk during the two week period preceding the new moon on February 15, look west-southwest for a broad wedge of faint light rising from the horizon and centered on the ecliptic . This is the zodiacal light - reflected sunlight from interplanetary particles of matter concentrated in the plane of the solar system.

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