Happy Friday VIP Club Scene Magazine readers! It looks like Punxsutawney Phil has seen his shadow and made it official with six more weeks of winter. Groundhog day is a popular tradition in the US where a groundhog emerges from its burrow and predicts when spring is arriving, whether it sees its shadow or not. Groundhogs, which can live up to eight years, are part of the rodent family and weigh anywhere from twelve to fifteen pounds. They are similar to beavers because they are able to swim, climb trees. Their diet primarily consists of grass, vegetables and fruit.
This tradition is celebrated in the US and Canada but takes place in Pennsylvania. It comes from a Pennsylvania Dutch superstition that if the groundhog comes out of its den and its clear out where he can see his shadow then there will be six more weeks of winter. If it is cloudy out and he comes out and doesn’t see his shadow then it means that spring will arrive early.