Friday, February 02, 2007

Difference #9

They dont have Groundhog's day.

Bucking a trend, Punxsutawney Phil doesn't see shadow -

According to this CNN article Groundhog day stems from old German folklore.

"The Germans believed that if a hibernating animal cast a shadow February 2 -- the Christian holiday of Candlemas -- winter would last another six weeks. If no shadow was seen, legend said spring would come early."

no one that I have met so far in Germany has ever heard of this tradition...

I'm curious to know which region of "Germany" if it still is Germany!! that this came from...anyone?