What Day it is?
Over breakfast on morning, a woman said to her husband, " I bet you don't know what day this is. "
" Of course I do, " he indignantly answered, going out to the office.
At 10 AM，the doorbell rang and when the woman openned the door, she was handed a box containing a dozen long stemmed red roses.
At 1 PM, a foil wrapped, two pound box of her favorite chocolates arrived.
Later, a boutique delivered a desgner dress.
The woman couldn't wait for her husband to come home. " First the flowers, then the chocolates and then the dress! " she exclaimed. " I've never had a more wonderful Groundhog Day in my life! ”
If you live outside of Can-merica then you might not know what a groundhog is.
The story of the holiday is that on February 2nd the wise groundhogs wake from hibernation to peek out of their burrow and look at the world.
If they see their shadow, they go back inside, which predicts six more weeks of winter.
If they don't, then spring will come early.
The holiday started in the 1800s as a Pennsylvania Dutch custom of weather prediction and today is celebrated in Canada and 49 of the fifty states, the exception being Alaska.
这个节日始于 19 世纪，是宾夕凡尼亚州预测天气的习俗，而现今，全加拿大以及美国五十州中除了阿拉斯加，其余四十九州都会庆祝这个节日。