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Loved your post about Candlemas.
Syrendell: Candlemas and Groundhog's Day
Candlemas verse, probably where the whole Groundhog day prediction comes from:)
Imbolc, the Feast of Saint Brigid, Candlemas, and Groundhog Day.
Imbolc/Candlemas has morphed into the silly tradition of Groundhog Day, but has much deeper roots.
February ~ Imbolc ~ Candlemas ~ Groundhog Day ~ Historical Information
Candlemas or the Presentation
info re how Candlemas became "groundhog day" and how it fits into the flow of the year; ways to celebrate; old verse
candlemas nature table