4 thoughts on “Happy Groundhog Day”

  1. I do too. I’m not quite sure why I find them so appealing, but I always note their passage. Halloween gets all the press, but Groundhog Day/Imbolc/St. Brigid’s is particularly sweet because you know you’ve stopped going into winter and started going out. But I think May Day/Beltane/Walpurgis is my favorite day of the year.

  2. Civic Day in Canada was the best I could find for August 1st; otherwise, early August is State Fair season in MO.

  3. Civic Day in Canada! That’s the most awesomely boring holiday I’ve ever heard of, after perhaps North Dakota’s Scraps of Dryer Screen Lint Day. The older correspondence of the August cross-quarter day is Lammas (or Lughnasadh), but no, there’s not much we moderns celebrate in August. In fact, it’s the only month without a “Hallmark holiday”. So maybe this year I’ll have a drink and send out some Canadian Civic Day cards. I’m looking forward to it already.

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