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February 3rd 2008 - The Sunday Edition
Letter from the Editor
Of all the silly things people in North
America do, I think Groundhog Day (which was yesterday, February 2nd)
is one of the silliest. It apparently dates back to German Mennonites
living in Pennsylvania and a folklore tradition that if the groundhog
pops out of its hole in the ground on February 2nd and sees its shadow
it means there will be 6 more weeks of winter. And if not, its a month
and a half... What is the difference?
By the time March 21st (the Spring Equinox) rolls around does it
really make a difference? By that time we're all sick of winter anyway.
Plus there's the whole March "In like a lamb, out like a lion"
superstition. More nonsense to get people excited about Spring.
Here's another one from Germany: Spring Fasching (it means
festival). You dress up like monsters, run around the neighborhood and
make tonnes of noise all in order to scare away the evil spirits of
winter (and get candy from your grandparents). It is a lot like
Halloween in many ways. It is also an excuse for teens and adults to
get rip-roaringly drunk.
I guess wherever you go you're going to see people having silly
festivals (and getting drunk). Tis human nature to wanna have a good
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