Groundhog Day

Every February 2nd, all eyes are on the largest member of the squirrel family, the groundhog. Not surprising – it’s Groundhog Day, the annual holiday that’s predicts the arrival of spring. Early morning festivals are held across North America to see if the groundhog spots its shadow when it emerges from its burrow. According to tradition, if a groundhog sees its shadow, there will be six weeks more of winter. And if it doesn’t, it’s a sign that an early spring is on the way.