Groundhog – Predicting Weather

It will be interesting to know that America too has its believes (and dark faith). This one, the Ground Hog, they say, has predicted end of winter and onset of spring for the last 100 plus years. Farmers in US have used Punxsutawney Phil’s predictions in planting crop. Prediction of spring (and end of winter) becomes important as emphasizes the time of sowing, a ‘Go To Market’ strategy to make best yield out of farming efforts. Obviously, world across, farmers have been doing that but the Ground Hog is one such faith embedded within the American pysche.

Read the complete story of Ground Hog and the celebration. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/group-normal-guys-wearing-top-hats-and-tuxes-keep-groundhog-day-running-180961954/?utm_source=onesignal.

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