As you may have heard, Punxsutawney Phil, arguably the most famous prognosticating groundhog in the United States, did not see his shadow this weekend, which means spring is supposed to come a bit early this year.
So, now the race is on to find out who is right, the Almanac or the rodent.
The lore surrounding groundhog days dates back to the Middle Ages. An ancient Celtic prophecy foretold that sunny weather Candlemas, February 2, heralds a long winter. Medieval folk relied on hedgehogs to predict the coming of spring, while early American settlers found the local groundhogs more accessible.
Are you hoping for an early spring this year? Why or why not. Is the weather in your area springlike, or is winter still holding on tight? Share your thoughts below!