Groundhog Day is an old tradition that dates back to central European legends about Candlemas, when bears might emerge from hibernation, signalling the end of winter.
In German-speaking Pennsylvania, the focus of the legend became the groundhog. The story goes that if the groundhog wakes to find cloudy weather, it will emerge and spring will begin. If it is a sunny day, the groundhog will be freaked by its own shadow and return to the dark, making winter last even longer.
We are drinking a Fog Cutter, and for once hoping for a cloudy day.
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