It’s Groundhog Day!

Feb 2, 2024 | Kids, Reading Romp!, Uncategorized

What do you do when you see your shadow? Well, when Phil the groundhog sees his shadow, it means that he’s predicted that there will be six more weeks of winter!

But wait, who is Phil the Groundhog? Phil the Groundhog lives in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, where every Groundhog Day people wait for him to come out of his burrow.

Groundhog Day is a tradition observed in the United States and Canada on February 2 of every year starting in the 16th century. It derives from the Pennsylvania Dutch superstition that if a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day and sees its shadow, it will retreat to its den and winter will go on for six more weeks; if it does not see its shadow, spring will arrive early.

Here are some books to help you celebrate Groundhog day!



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