February 01, 2008

It's Groundhog Day!

Forget weather forecasters: on February 2nd it is Phil, the groundhog from Punxsutawney who will tell you how long winter will last this year. Thousands of people visit the little town in Pennsylvania (U.S.) every year for this traditional celebration, which can also be seen in the Hollywood movie Groundhog Day. Learn more about this year's event visiting the official website and reading this short text followed by some comprehension questions. Then test what you remember taking a short quiz!

Feb 2 update: Phil saw his shadow this morning and that means there will be 6 more weeks of winter! Read more about it here.

2 comments:

Ana Irribarem said...

Wow. 6 more weeks of winter! That's a pity... I read that this year some other groundhogs predicted early spring... But Phil is the official groundhog!

Mônica Veado said...

Hi Ana,

Yes, apparently there are some other Phil look-alikes around, so let's see who will be right this time! I wish they could also make some predictions about the summer here in Brazil, the weather has been absolutely chaotic lately!!! :-)

Um abraço!