ca mai sunt sase saptamani de iarna . Si-a vazut umbra , azi la 7:30am in Punxsutawney , Pennsylvania . Phil , nu , nu-i meteorologul de servici ci o marmota desteapta , grasuna , simpatica si cu cu traditie 🙂
In 1723, the Delaware Indians settled Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania as a campsite halfway between the Allegheny and the Susquehanna Rivers. The town is 90 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, at the intersection of Route 36 and Route 119. The Delawares considered groundhogs honorable ancestors. According to the original creation beliefs of the Delaware Indians, their forebears began life as animals in “Mother Earth” and emerged centuries later to hunt and live as men.
If candlemas be fair and bright / winter has another flight / if candlemas brings clouds and rain /winter will come again …..
- The name Punxsutawney comes from the Indian name for the location
“ponksad-uteney” which means “the town of the sandflies.”
The name woodchuck comes from the Indian legend of “Wojak,
the groundhog” considered by them to be their ancestral grandfather.
When German settlers arrived in the 1700s, they brought a tradition known as Candlemas Day, which has an early origin in the pagan celebration of Imbolc. It came at the mid-point between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. Superstition held that if the weather was fair, the second half of Winter would be stormy and cold.
Si ele il asculta !!:)