February Activities and Interest part III

Groundhog Day (or St. Brigid’s Day) is celebrated on the 2nd of February and originates back in 1887. It took place in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. However, the modern day legend was altered in Germany around the 18th and 19th century. The Germans had said that the weather would only be sunny unless a badger caught sight of its shadow. But before that, the Feast of the Presentation of Jesus aka Candlemas determined another 30 to 40 days of winter, as long as the weather was sunny on the holy day.