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Happy Groundhog Day
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renniekins From: renniekins Date: February 2nd, 2005 09:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
While the day may have been born from other roots, it is not NOW associated with any religion. Groundhogs have nothing to do with goddesses, they are just sleepy grumpy rodents with (or without) shadows!
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: February 2nd, 2005 09:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
I always like to look at the history of a thing.

The why of it.

Why February 2?

Why ground hogs?

Don't forget to watch the movie!
mistrtoad From: mistrtoad Date: February 3rd, 2005 05:15 am (UTC) (Link)
The German Candlemas tradition was hedgehogs. We don't have hedgehogs. I guess we should be thankful that the good Pennsylvania Germans didn't use possums instead.

I guess the question becomes "why a hedgehog?" I dunno.

I lived in western Pennsylvania, about 70 miles from Punxutawney, when the movie was made. It was a quaint regional thing before the movie; it's been a mob scene since.
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