Feb. 2nd – Ground Hog Day
Groundhog Day in Canada focuses on the concept of a groundhog coming out of its home in mid-winter to “predict” if spring is on its way in the northern hemisphere.
According to folklore, if the groundhog sees its shadow on February 2 it will return to its burrow, indicating that there will be six more weeks of winter. If it does not see its shadow, then spring is on the way.
Some Famous Groundhogs –
Balzac Billy – Alberta
Shubenacadie Sam, NS
Two Rivers Tunnel, NS
Wiarton Willie – Ottawa
Punxsutawney Phil, Pennsylvania’s