The world is rejoicing as the prognosticating groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, has predicted an early Spring this year!
For those unfamiliar with this cherished tradition… old folklore has told that on the 2nd of February, a groundhog would be able to determine the remaining length of Winter. On the morning of Feb 2nd, the groundhog emerges from its burrow, If he sees his shadow, he will scurry back into his home… meaning there will be 6 more weeks of Winter. But, if he does not see his shadow, then Spring will arrive early.
On February 2nd, 2013, Punxatawney Phil forecasted an early Spring. Crowds rejoiced in the cold Winter weather as everyone is eager to feel the warm Spring sun again.