Today is Candlemas Day. Oh, you thought it was "Groundhog Day"? Well, I am sorry but even the groundhogs aren't aware that today is named after them. You see, groundhogs celebrate Candlemas Day!
Candlemas Day has been celebrated by groundhogs and humans for hundreds of years. It falls on the second day of February and, in England, it is traditionally hoped to be the last day of winter.
If Candlemas Day be fair and bright,
Winter will have another flight;
If Candlemas Day be wind and rain.
Winter is gone and won't come again.
Of course, in Canada, there can be no expectation that winter will end so early in the year. For us it's at least another six chilly weeks - no matter what the bloomin' rodents have to say on the matter!
"Comedy always works best when it is mean-spirited" - John Cleese
Author John Corby also writes as "Bulldogge" for the British Canadian newspaper.
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