Thursday, February 02, 2006

Ever Heard of Candlemas?

Ever heard of Candlemas??? I haven't until today, which is Candlemas.

"According to an old bit of Sussex folklore: “If Candlemas Day be fair and bright, Winter will have another flight; But if it be dark with clouds and rain, Winter is gone, and will not come again." This is a much older and really, a more beautiful tradition than our current Groundhog ritual which has, in any case, all but supplanted Candlemas on this day. A real pity, don't you think?"

To read more about what Candlemas is all about check out the rest of Dr. Grant's blog today.

The sun just came out here!

GL

2 comments:

Anonymous,  2/06/2006 12:32 AM  

hey,

thanks for your help this past weekend. you guys did a great job.

peace ~

wm guice

Lindsay 2/14/2006 10:11 PM  

How the heck did the Groundhog thing come about anyway? I've heard about Candlemas before, but I never knew what or when it was. It makes a bit more sense than a crowd of people waiting around on a cold grey February morning with a guy wearing a tux and tophat waiting for a rodent to come out of wherever it comes out of and somehow see his shadow(what happens if there's no sun?)or not!

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