Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Happy Groundhog/Pancake day!
February 2nd is groundhog day. Today, tradition explains, that the groundhog will come out to check on the weather. If it's sunny and he sees his shadow he will go back to his burrow and we are in for another 6 weeks of winter. If he comes out and doesn't see his shadow (it's cloudy or stormy)we are supposed to have an early spring.
It's also pancake day. This tradition comes from an ancient myth around about the solar wheel and round pancakes are a symbol of the sun. Melvin thinks maybe you should see if you can make that pancake look like a moon face!! Maybe offer one to that groundhog- he's sure to be hungry after sleeping so long!