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Candlemas verse, probably where the whole Groundhog day prediction comes from:)

Wood Nymph Way: Imbolc and Candlemas and Groundhogs Day

Imbolc, the Feast of Saint Brigid, Candlemas, and Groundhog Day.

Winter ~ Imbolc ~ Candlemas ~ Groundhog Day ~ Historical Information

Imbolc/Candlemas has morphed into the silly tradition of Groundhog Day, but has much deeper roots.

info re how Candlemas became "groundhog day" and how it fits into the flow of the year; ways to celebrate; old verse

In My Home Deep below In my home Far below the gloom and gloam Cozy nest, lined with fur Little snoring, soft murmur Furry groundhog, curled up tight Sleeps thru both the day and night Frisky winds blow thru his house Further in fur he thrusts his snout! Calling comes the Candlasmas fairy Little groundhog come join our very Special journey, please come this way! And show yourself on Groundhog'd Day! more in comments martha johnson credit

Imbolc Ritual (Candlemas, February 2nd)

Imbolc - Groundhog Day, also February 2nd, probably evolved from the lore that Brighid had a white snake that would emerge from hibernation on Imbolc to forecast the weather.