Imbolc and Groundhogs Day ⋆ Wheel of the Year with Meagan Angus
Is there a connection between the two folk holidays Imbolc and Groundhog's Day, and if so, what is it? Like so many other holidays, this one also finds its roots in Paganism. The tradition of waiting for Punxsutawney Phil, the infamous groundhog at Gobbler’s Knob near Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania to poke his head out of a hole and perhaps see a shadow was brought to America by German settlers who originally would have looked for a badger (no shade to groundhogs, y'all are lovely.) “If the badger is in the sun at Candlemas, he will have to go back into his hole for another four weeks."