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February is home to one of the most important holidays of the year, GROUNDHOG DAY! If you live outside of Canada-Amarica you might not know what a Groundhog is. Groundhogs are basically grumpy squirrels who dig burrows underground, and some times their burrows get so big that houses collapse into them. This explains the first half of their name. The second half is because they are kind of fat. Though unlike people, they need their body fat to go into hibernation, and survive in the cold winter. The story is: On February second, the wise Groundhogs wake up from hibernation and look out of their burrow. If they see their shadow, they go back inside their burrow. That predicts 6 more weeks of winter. If they don’t see their shadow, then spring will come early. The holiday started in the 1800s as a Pennsylvania custom of predicting wether, and today its a holiday in Canada and all the states except Alaska, which decided to ditch Groundhog day and go for Marmot day. Outside of Alaska, many Groundhogs compete with each other to see who will be the king of seasonal wether perdition. Their main weapon is their name! Such as Queen Charlotte and Sir Walter Wally in North Carolina, Shubenacadie Sam in Nova Scotia, Staten Island Chuck in New York, French Creek Freddie in West Virginia, and Gus in Athens, Georgia. But Gus is overpowered by his neighbour, General Beauregard Lee. 1600km north of the General is Wiarton Willie. Wiarton Willie is the Groundhog king of Canada who throws an annual party to help him stay on top. But if their could only be one king, Punxsutawney Phil is it. Not only is his name fun to say, but their is also a group of men who take care of him and they call themselves The Inner Circle. According to them, Punxsutawney Phil has been making predictions since the 1880s. The Inner Circle also makes an elixir to keep Punxsutawney Phil immortal so he can keep on making predictions and bring in tourist revenue until the end of time. He also speaks a language called Groundhogese that only the president of The Inner Circle can understand. If you think that Groundhog day is a dumb holiday, then there are 2 things that you have to watch. #1: You have no sense of fun. #2 You have better be careful on Groundhog day because the Groundhogs can not only predict wether, but also they can trap you in an infinite time loop, until you learn to like them.
Posted by Ethan on 11/07 at 12:35 PM