02 February 2013

Groundhog Day

Can we all just take a minute to enjoy the fact that grown-ass men all take a day to dress up in their Victorian finest to worship a rodent. That is dedication! Those costumes are not cheap...trust me. Wondering why they do this? So was I...
Seems the first Groundhog day was observed in 1886 and was a tradition brought to Pennsylvania by its German immigrants. It began with a group of local businessmen and groundhog hunters - a group known as the Puxsatawney Groundhog club, who today still conduct their meetings in the Pennsylvania Dutch dialect and retain the traditional dress of the time.

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