Wednesday, 2 February 2011
Happy Groundhog Day
Today is Groundhog Day, when a furry marmot (or groundhog) in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania decides whether there will be six more weeks of winter based on whether he can see his shadow or not. The ceremony has been taking place since 1887, and became particularly famous after the 1993 "Groundhog Day" film was made there. You can find out more about it at the official website and watch a live webcast here. He should make his prediction just after middday at about 12.20 GMT.
PS: More about the history of Groundhog Day here.
UPDATE: Good news. The Groundhog DID NOT see his shadow yesterday, which means that spring will come early!