Groundhog Day … Saturday, February 2, 2013

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Every year Canadians eagerly wait to find out if their local rodent will spot his shadow in the time-honoured tradition of Groundhog Day.  Here in Ontario we wait to hear if Wiarton Willie sees his shadow or not.

If it is a sunny day and the groundhog sees its shadow, according to folklore it becomes frightened and returns to its hole to sleep, and winter continues for 6 more weeks. If it does not see its shadow, and remains outside, it is because the worst of winter is over and warmer weather is on its way.

Want to learn more about Groundhog Day, read this article in Canadian Encyclopedia.

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