Six More Weeks Of Winter In Port Jefferson?

Yesterday was Groundhog Day across the US and Canada.

MANY SHADOWS DO I SEE, SIX MORE WEEKS OF WINTER IT MUST BE!

If you were hoping to be done with winter (me included), the groundhog had some bad news for us yesterday….HE SAW HIS SHADOW!

This tradition goes back to medieval times when there was a superstition that all hibernating animals emerged from their caves and dens to check the weather on Candlemas Day, which is halfway between the winter solstice in December and the vemal equinox in March. 

If the animals saw their shadows, winter would go on for another six weeks, and they could go back to sleep.

Hey, do you know which European country Candlemas Day originated from? 

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Jolie Powell

Jolie Powell has been a distinguised leader in the Real Estate industry since 1987. Prior to entering the world of Real Estate, she worked as a TV producer for the Advertising Agency, Dancer Fitzgerald Sample in NYC. Jolie's expertise in counseling buyers and sellers brings people together from Long Island, and indeed, Globally! Having lived abroad and traveled extensively, Jolie has an excellent understanding of many cultures. As a Cuban-born American, she is fluent in Spanish and communicates well with international clients relocating to the North Shore of Long Island. Jolie is proud of the high level of trust she and her clients have established and looks forward to continue building exceptional client/broker relationships.

Comments

  1. MARIA PALMAR February 3rd, 2012 at 8:06:12 am

    YA KIDDING ME?

    Unlike Jimmy Fallon’s puppy prediction contest which has has picked a winner: The pooch in the New England Patriots jersey! His name is Bruce Mackabee.

    My prediction will be for the “Giants” to win the Super Bowl and no wardrobe malfunction for the “Material Girl”

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