So, what's Groundhog Day anyway, you might ask? Well, each year this is a big deal in Canada and the U.S.. There are celebrity groundhogs who are proclaimed at being able to predict when Spring will arrive, or, in other words, whether or not we will have 6 more weeks of Winter.
We even have mascots for this celebrated event (though no one has ventured to make this a National holiday....yet).
The 2 most famous groundhogs are:
- Ontario has Wiarton Willy.
Pennsylvania has Punxsutawny Phil.
Other known Groundhog Day mascots include (and some of these could be still living or in groundhog heaven):
- Alberta has Balzac Billy.
Nova Scotia has Shubenacadie Sam.
Georgia has General Beauregard Lee.
New York has Staten Island Chuck and Dunkirk Dave.
Ohio has Buckeye Chuck.
Vermont has Peewee the Woodchuck.
Alabama has Birmingham Bill.
I'm sure there are other famous groundhogs, but that's what I could find offhand.
Oh, and My Mom was born on Groundhog Day. She would have been 85 today. Each year, we'd have 2 things to celebrate...her Birthday and Groundhog Day. Below is a picture of one of the groundhogs that Beanie Babies created for Groundhog Day. I gave this to her for her last birthday.
If you're watching, Mummy, Happy Birthday. Wish you were here. xx
Happy Groundhog Day.